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Two weeks after trimming his list to eleven high-major programs, 6′-8 forward Kris Wilkes (the No. 17 prospect nationally) of North Central (IN) chopped his list even further on Sunday night. Now, only Indiana, Illinois, UCLA, Connecticut and Xavier are the schools left in the mix for Wilkes. A star forward for the UA Indy Hoosiers …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 15, 2016, 3:35 am
Point guard play is always at a premium, and that axiom is perhaps more true in the 2017 class due to the absence of premium quality backcourt prospects. With that in mind, Makai Ashton-Langford, a recent transfer to the elite prep program at Brewster Academy (NH) is an even more valued recruit in the Northeast …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 8, 2016, 12:38 pm
Michigan beat out Michigan State and other programs to land in-state 6′-7″ combo forward Isaiah Livers of Kalamazoo Central (MI) on Sunday. Livers is considered a borderline top 100 player, and joins touted shooting guard Jordan Poole and steady point guard Eli Brooks in the class to date for the Wolverines. The addition of Livers gives the Wolverines depth …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 8, 2016, 3:29 am
On Thursday, Michigan State received good news as the Spartans nabbed an early commitment from 2018 forward Thomas Kithier of Dakota (MI). Michigan State has traditionally grabbed more than its fair share of in-state post players, even as early pledges, so Kithier makes sense in that regard. Kithier reportedly first garnered a scholarship offer from …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 5, 2016, 2:27 am
Approximately one week after narrowing his list to eight college programs, Malik Williams of Snider (IN) announced his pledge to Louisville. Williams has achieved five-star status according to several sources, and though he played off the beaten path for Team Legit on the grassroots circuit, Williams drew the attention of many of college basketball’s blue …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 5, 2016, 1:57 am
One of the premier scorers in the 2017 class nationally, 6′-5″ guard Gary Trent Jr., has five elite college basketball programs among his lists of finalists. The son of former NBA player Gary Trent, Trent Jr. has trimmed his list to a veritable who’s who of programs in Arizona, Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State and UCLA. …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 3, 2016, 2:30 am

Scholarship Grid

Positions2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
Point GuardsLourawls Nairn (Jr)Lourawls Nairn (Sr)Cassius Winston (Jr)Cassius Winston (Sr)
Cassius Winston (Fr)Cassius Winston (So)
WingsEron Harris (Sr)Kyle Ahrens (Jr)Kyle Ahrens (Sr)Josh Langford (Sr)
Alvin Ellis (Sr)Matt McQuiad (Jr)Matt McQuiad (Sr)Miles Bridges (Sr)
Kyle Ahrens (So)Josh Langford (So)Josh Langford (Jr)
Matt McQuiad (So)Miles Bridges (So)Miles Bridges (Jr)
Josh Langford (Fr)
Miles Bridges (Fr)
PostsGavin Schilling (Sr)Kenny Goins (Jr)Kenny Goins (Sr)Nick Ward (Sr)
Ben Carter (Sr)Nick Ward (So)Nick Ward (Jr)Thomas Kithier (So)
Kenny Goins (So)Thomas Kithier (Fr)
Nick Ward (Fr)

Incoming Recruits

Class of 2017

Class of 2018

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Thomas Kithier6'-8"PFDakota (MI)HSVerbal