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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
85. Shake MILTON Height: 6’-5” Weight: 190 Position: SG Wingspan: 6’-11” 1/2 High School (State): Owasso (OK) Club Team (Affiliation): Mokan Elite (Nike) Breakdown: A banner junior season at Owasso saw Milton earn recognition as a rare Gatorade Player of the Year as an underclassmen. He exploded to averaged 28 points, 6 rebounds and 4 ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 8, 2014, 1:57 am
86. Aaron JORDAN Height: 6’-4” Weight: 180 Position: SG High School (State): Plainfield (IL) Club Team (Affiliation): Illinois Stars (Reebok) Commitment: Illinois Fighting Illini Breakdown: With Jordan and D.J. Williams already verbally committed, Illinois head coach John Groce is in quite a favorable position to move forward on his remaining targets on the recruiting trail. Both ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:01 am
6′-8″ combo forward D.J. Hogg of Plano West (TX) and 6′-9″ center Elijah Thomas of Lancaster (TX) are two of the finest prospects in the talent-rich state of Texas in the 2015 class. Both prospects narrowed their recruiting lists to six high-major programs on Tuesday. Hogg is a unique forward prospect as he is a capable long range shooter ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 6, 2014, 3:31 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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