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The AAU basketball season kicked off this past weekend with the NY2LA Swish N’ Dish located in Mequon, WI. Not only does this event serve as the unofficial opener for AAU play, but it also brings together some of the top teams in the Midwest regardless of shoe affiliation. Teams from Nike, Adidas, and Under ...
Author: Sean Moran
Posted: April 9, 2014, 1:39 am
6′-9″ center Elijah Thomas, a junior from Lancaster (TX), has narrowed his college recruiting list to ten programs. The USC Trojans, Florida Gators, Memphis Tigers, Texas Longhorns, Oregon Ducks, Illinois Fighting Illini, Ohio State Buckeyes, SMU Mustangs, Oklahoma State Cowboys and UNLV are the programs that made the list. Thomas is currently ranked No. 9 among ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: March 27, 2014, 1:42 am
6′-7″ Justin Jackson, a native of Canada, joined the basketball factory at Findlay Prep (NV) this season, and has caught the interest and scholarship offers of numerous high-major programs. The track record Canadians has been extremely successful at Findlay Prep in recent years, as Anthony Bennett and Tristan Thompson were NBA Draft lottery picks and Cory Joseph is also currently in ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: February 28, 2014, 5:18 am
On Monday, the mother of top-15 caliber combo guard Charles Matthews, a prospect from the class of 2015, announced that a college decision was imminent. Eventually, the announcement date was set for Wednesday morning, at Matthews’ school. Matthews, who plays at St. Rita (IL), named a final five school list that included the Kentucky Wildcats, Illinois Fighting Illini, ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: February 26, 2014, 2:43 pm
Cliff Alexander is a 6′-8″+, 240 pound power forward from Curie (IL) in Chicago. He has a 7′-3″ wingspan and signed with the Kansas Jayhawks during the early signing period. Alexander is arguably the top player nationally in the 2014 class. Hoopniks.com first evaluated Alexander the summer after his freshman year of high school at the ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: February 17, 2014, 1:38 pm
Note:  This post reflects the current composition of the college basketball programs involved in the Big Ten. Next year, Maryland and Rutgers will join the league. 1. Ohio State Buckeyes The Ohio State machine has been effective on the recruiting trail in recent seasons, and this crew is no less than stellar, with two potential ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: February 9, 2014, 9:30 pm

Incoming 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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