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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 ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
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 ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
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 ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
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, ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
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 ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
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 ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: June 23, 2014, 3:57 am

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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