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Over the course of the past year, Jayson Tatum of Chaminade (MO) has established himself as a legitimate contender for the No. 1 player slot in the 2016 class nationally. As such, he’s the type of prospect that has his pick of any college basketball program. Tatum trimmed his list to ten schools over the weekend, ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: September 1, 2014, 9:48 pm
6′-9″ power forward Carlton Bragg of Villa Angela-St. Joseph (OH) is a top 15 prospect nationally in the incoming senior class. On Labor Day, Bragg trimmed his list of college basketball programs under consideration to UCLA, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky and Arizona. Perhaps the most surprising cut from Bragg’s consideration is his in-state program, Ohio State. Bragg ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: September 1, 2014, 9:36 pm
56. D.J. WILLIAMS Height: 6’-7” Weight: 200 Position: SF Wingspan: 6’-9” High School (State): Simeon (IL) Club Team (Affiliation): Commitment: Illinois Fighting Illini Breakdown: Prior to his junior season at one of the top high school basketball programs in Illinois at Simeon, Williams made a verbal commitment to attend an in-state school, Illinois. As a junior ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 30, 2014, 1:24 pm
Three prospects being pursued by high-major programs, Kaiser Gates of St. Francis (GA), Chris Silva of Roselle Catholic (NJ) and Landry Shamet of Park Hill (MO) each substantially trimmed their college lists in recent days. Gates, a face-up 6′-8″ forward that can shoot, has eight programs remaining on the list, as Missouri, Texas Tech, Georgia, Cincinnati, Xavier, LSU, ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 19, 2014, 3:59 am
The 2014 Nike Global Challenge is set to tip off on Wednesday, at Whitney Young High School in Chicago. As is typical of the event, it encompasses four teams of players from the United States, and four international squads. Brazil, Canada, China and Pan Africa are represented on the international side of the event. This ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 13, 2014, 1:20 am
With four top-100 prospects already verbally committed for the 2015 recruiting cycle, Syracuse Orange recruiting is in great shape presently. That status improved even more on Friday, as they landed a verbal commit from 6′-7″ Matthew Moyer of Gahanna Lincoln (OH), a fast rising incoming junior from the 2016 class. Moyer was offered a scholarship from ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 8, 2014, 10:38 pm

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2014

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Michael Finke6'-9"PFCentennial (IL)HSSigned
LeRon Black6'-7"PFWhite Station (TN)HSSigned

Class of 2015

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
DJ Williams6'-7"SFSimeon (IL)HSVerbal
Aaron Jordan6'-4"SGPlainfield East (IL)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2013

Name
Position
Height
School (State)
Type
Status
Malcolm Hill6'-5"SGBelleville East (IL)HSSigned
Maverick Morgan6'-10"CSpringboro (OH)HSSigned
Kendrick Nunn6'-3"SGSimeon (IL)HSSigned
Jaylon Tate6'-1"PGSimeon (IL)HSSigned
Austin Colbert6'-9"PFGill St. Bernard (NJ)HSSigned

Class of 2011

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Tracy Abrams 6′-1″ PG Mount Carmel (IL) HS Signed
Nnanna Egwu 6′-10″ C St. Ignatius (IL) HS Signed
Mycheal Henry 6′-6″ SF Orr (IL) HS Signed
Mike Shaw 6′-8″ PF De La Salle (IL) HS Signed
Devin Langford 6′-7″ SF Lee (AL) HS Signed
Ibrahima Djimde 6′-9″ PF Huntington Prep (WV) HS Signed

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