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Best Player: Miles Bridges, Michigan State Best Potential: Miles Bridges, Michigan State Best Scorer: Miles Bridges, Michigan State Best Shooter: Kevin Huerter, Maryland Best Rebounder: Nick Ward, Michigan State Best Passer: Xavier Simpson, Michigan Best Defender: Nick Ward, Michigan State Best Glue Guy: Lamar Stevens, Penn State Best Athlete: Miles Bridges, Michigan State 1. Michigan State Spartans Cassius Winston | 6′-1″ | PG …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: December 10, 2015, 11:26 pm
As is often the case in life, the rich got richer in the world of college basketball on Sunday, as the Duke Blue Devils added to a 2016 recruiting class currently ranked as the top in the nation by Hoopniks.com. 6′-8′ power forward Javin DeLaurier, a top-50 prospect from Virginia, announced his pledge to Duke. He …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: September 28, 2015, 2:04 am
Press Release On Friday, the St. John’s men’s basketball program received a National Letter of Intent from four-star point guard Marcus LoVett, Jr. The 6-foot southpaw from Chicago is a consensus top-25 point guard according to major national recruiting services and rated as high as No. 11 at his position in the Class of 2015. …
Author: Press Release
Posted: May 24, 2015, 2:16 pm
Now in its 14th year, the Jordan Brand Classic will return to Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday with games showcasing the top boys, girls and international basketball players. For the third consecutive year, Barclays Center will host the top boys in the nation on Friday, April 17, as part of a quadruple-header event. These future stars follow …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: April 16, 2015, 5:14 pm
The proliferation of prep schools has perhaps diminished the notoriety of being an elite junior college basketball recruit. Still, there are plenty of high major programs that harvest the top prospects at the two-year level each recruiting cycle, and many junior college transfers will eventually be heard from in key times in March for the …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: April 4, 2015, 3:44 pm
Another blue chip prospect is off the board. 6′-9″ power forward Carlton Bragg, the No. 14 ranked prospect nationally in the class of 2015, committed to the Kansas Jayhawks over Kentucky and Illinois. Bragg is the first member of Kansas’ 2015 recruiting class, but the Jayhawks are also in the mix for several of the remaining …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: January 10, 2015, 4:29 pm

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2016

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Te'Jon Lucas5'-11"PGWashington (WI)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2015

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
DJ Williams6'-7"SFSimeon (IL)HSSigned
Aaron Jordan6'-4"SGPlainfield East (IL)HSSigned
Jalen Coleman-Lands6'-4"SGLa Lumiere School (IN)HSSigned
Darius Paul6'-8"PFLamar State (TX)JCSigned

Class of 2014

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Michael Finke6'-9"PFCentennial (IL)HSSigned
LeRon Black6'-7"PFWhite Station (TN)HSSigned

Class of 2013

NamePositionHeightSchool (State)TypeStatus
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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