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The 2014 LeBron James Skills Academy came to a close on Saturday in hot Las Vegas, albeit with what was left of the players still participating in it. With perhaps an unprecedented level of participants closing out camp on the bench due to fatigue and injuries, several true competitors shone through the malaise. The overall ...
Posted: July 13, 2014, 3:17 am
The calm before the live period storm If the spring is likened to the school year, then summer and more specifically July are like final exams for prospective college basketball players. July is the biggest month in grassroots basketball, and features a dizzying array of NCAA certified basketball events from coast to coast nationally. The ...
Posted: July 6, 2014, 7:37 pm
July’s live recruiting period is on deck, and college basketball coaches will be out in full force to get face-time with their targets in the 2015 recruiting cycle, and identify additional prospects. With that in mind, many programs are already ahead of the game with quality verbal commitments in place. With four top-75 prospects verbally ...
Posted: June 30, 2014, 4:19 am
Georgios Papagiannis returns to Greece A top-50 prospect in the 2015 class nationally, Georgios Papagiannis was set to be heavily recruited as a senior at Westtown School (PA). At 7′-1,” Papagiannis established himself as an elite prospect playing for Team Takeover in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League. Papagiannis is no longer in the United States, though, ...
Posted: June 30, 2014, 3:08 am
Nike is hosting their annual Kevin Durant Skills Academy from June 27-29, and has released the following rosters for the event. The Kevin Durant Skills Academy brings together many of the nation’s top wing prospects. Nike’s skills academy events are notable in that they bring together players with shoe company affiliation other than Nike, which typically does not ...
Posted: June 29, 2014, 4:06 pm
USA Basketball U18 wins pool The talented USA Basketball U18 reeled off three blowout victories in quick succession at the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 championship over the weekend, qualifying for a berth in the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship in Greece. The loaded squad rolled over Uruguay, Mexico and Argentina, scoring 156, 100 and 118 ...
Posted: June 23, 2014, 3:57 am
Verbal Commitments and Signings
Class of 2014
|Michael Finke||6'-9"||PF||Centennial (IL)||HS||Signed|
|LeRon Black||6'-7"||PF||White Station (TN)||HS||Signed|
Class of 2015
|DJ Williams||6'-7"||SF||Simeon (IL)||HS||Verbal|
|Aaron Jordan||6'-4"||SG||Plainfield East (IL)||HS||Verbal|
Past Recruiting Classes
Class of 2013
|Malcolm Hill||6'-5"||SG||Belleville East (IL)||HS||Signed|
|Maverick Morgan||6'-10"||C||Springboro (OH)||HS||Signed|
|Kendrick Nunn||6'-3"||SG||Simeon (IL)||HS||Signed|
|Jaylon Tate||6'-1"||PG||Simeon (IL)||HS||Signed|
|Austin Colbert||6'-9"||PF||Gill St. Bernard (NJ)||HS||Signed|
Class of 2011
|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|