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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: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: April 16, 2015, 5:14 pm
Following an unexpected run to the Final Four, fans of the Michigan State Spartans have plenty to be excited about. The state of head coach Tom Izzo’s program got even better on Friday, as 6′-9″ center Caleb “Biggie” Swanigan of Homestead (IN) verbally committed, bolstering their recruiting class to top-10 status nationally. Swanigan is currently ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: April 11, 2015, 3:53 am
It did not take long for the action to heat up inside the Quest Multiplex in Chicago, IL this morning. The McDonald’s All-American festivities began on Sunday, but the practice on Monday served as the first gathering for all team members. With media and NBA personnel on hand, both the East and West teams were ...
Author: Sean Moran
Posted: March 30, 2015, 7:52 pm
The 2015 McDonald’s All American games are set to tip off at Chicago’s United Center on Wednesday, April 1, and a roster heavy with undecided players add intrigue to what is normally the premier high school basketball all-star game. The 38th annual boys game is playing in the fifth consecutive year in Chicago, and will ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: March 29, 2015, 12:33 pm
As the calendar turned over to 2015, it was time for Hoopniks.com to update our recruiting class team rankings. Thirteen top 100 prospects (including 6 of the top 10) remain uncommitted in the class overall, which will unquestionably have a strong impact on the final rankings formulated in the summer. Still, as it currently stands two Wildcats ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: January 3, 2015, 6:10 pm
Best Player: Deyonta Davis, Michigan State Best Potential: Deyonta Davis, Michigan State Best Scorer: Jalen Coleman-Lands, Illinois Best Shooter: Brevin Pritzl, Wisconsin Best Rebounder: Deyonta Davis, Michigan State Best Passer: Mickey Mitchell, Ohio State Best Defender: Daniel Giddens, Ohio State Best Glue Guy: D.J. Williams, Illinois Best Athlete: Corey Sanders, Rutgers 1. Ohio State Buckeyes A.J. Harris | 5′-10″ | PG | ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: November 22, 2014, 11:23 pm

Scholarship Grid

Positions2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019
Point GuardsLourawls Nairn (So)Lourawls Nairn (Jr)Lourawls Nairn (Sr)
WingsDenzel Valentine (Sr)Eron Harris (Sr)Marvin Clark (Sr)Kyle Ahrens (Sr)
Eron Harris (Jr)Bryn Forbes (Sr)Javon Bess (Sr)Matt McQuiad (Sr)
Bryn Forbes (Jr)Alvin Ellis (Sr)Kyle Ahrens (Jr)
Alvin Ellis (Jr)Marvin Clark (Jr)Matt McQuiad (Jr)
Marvin Clark (So)Javon Bess (jr)
Javon Bess (So)Kyle Ahrens (So)
Kyle Ahrens (Fr)Matt McQuiad (So)
Matt McQuiad (Fr)
PostsMatt Costello (Jr)Matt Costello (Sr)Deyonta Davis (Jr)Deyonta Davis (Sr)
Gavin Schilling (Jr)Gavin Schilling (Sr)Caleb Swanigan (Jr)Caleb Swanigan (Sr)
Deyonta Davis (Fr)Deyonta Davis (So)
Caleb Swanigan (Fr)Caleb Swanigan (So)

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2015

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Deyonta Davis6'-9"PFMuskegon (MI)HSSigned
Kyle Ahrens6'-5"SFVersailles (OH)HSSigned
Matthew McQuiad6'-5"SGDuncanville (TX)HSSigned
Caleb Swanigan6'-8"CHomestead (IN)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2014

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Lourawls Nairn5'-11"PGSunrise Christian (KS)HSSigned
Javon Bess6'-5"SGLincoln (OH)HSSigned
Marvin Clark6'-6"SFSunrise Christian (KS)HSSigned

Class of 2013

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Gavin Schilling6'-9"PFFindlay Prep (NV)HSSigned
Alvin Ellis6'-3"SGDe La Salle (IL)HSSigned

Class of 2012

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Kenny Kaminski 6′-8″ PF Medina (OH) HS Signed
Matt Costello 6′-9″ C Bay City Western (MI) HS Signed
Denzel Valentine 6′-4″ SG Sexton (MI) HS Signed
Gary Harris 6′-4″ SG Hamilton Southeastern (IN) HS Signed

Class of 2011

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Dwaun Anderson 6′-3″ SG Suttons Bay (MI) HS Signed
Branden Dawson 6′-6″ SF Wallace (IN) HS Signed
Brandan Kearney 6′-6″ SF Southeastern (MI) HS Signed
Travis Trice 6′-0″ PG Wayne (OH) HS Signed

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