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As the summer live evaluation periods have closed, several college basketball programs have already got a quality job on their 2017 recruiting classes, and are off to a hot start. With the No. 2 player overall in the 2017 class, Michael Porter along with a quality backcourt in Blake Harris and Jaylen Nowell, along with high-potential big man Mamoudou Diarra, …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 13, 2016, 2:43 pm
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
As an underclassmen at Stevenson (IL), 6′-7″ forward Justin Smith turned heads of fans present to see the Jalen Brunson show. With Brunson gone to Villanova, and a member of a National Championship team, Smith had the ability to showcase his skills as a prospect, and is solidly ranked in the top 100 nationally as a …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 2, 2016, 4:06 am
After the third college basketball recruiting “live” period in July concluded, commitments and narrowed recruiting lists have come in a steady clip over the last week. Arguably the most notable news was Washington bypassing Auburn (who bolstered the previous top ranked group by adding Chuma Okeke just a week ago) for the No. 1 recruiting …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 1, 2016, 2:28 am
Eleven high-major college basketball programs are left in the race to land North Central (IN) power forward Kris Wilkes. Wilkes has official visits set for North Carolina and UCLA according to multiple reports, and is also considering Butler, Indiana, Arizona, Illinois, Ohio State, Michigan, UConn, Washington, and Xavier. Coming on the heels of a successful spring …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 1, 2016, 2:22 am

Scholarship Grid

Position2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
Point GuardsDerrick Walton (Sr)Xavier Simpson (So)Xavier Simpson (Jr)Xavier Simpson (Sr)
Xavier Simpson (Fr)Eli Brooks (Fr)Eli Brooks (So)Eli Brooks (Jr)
WingsZak Irvin (Sr)Duncan Robinson (Sr)Charles Matthews (Jr)Charles Matthews (Sr)
Duncan Robinson (Jr)Muhammad Abdur-Rahkman (Sr)Ibi Watson (Jr)Ibi Watson (Sr)
Muhammad Abdur-Rahkman (Jr)Charles Matthews (So)Jordan Poole (So)Jordan Poole (Jr)
Charles Matthews (Tr)Ibi Watson (So)
Ibi Watson (Fr)Jordan Poole (Fr)
PostsMark Donnal (Jr)Mark Donnal (Sr)D.J. Wilson (Sr)Jon Teske (Sr)
D.J. Wilson (So)D.J. Wilson (Jr)Moritz Wagner (Sr)Austin Davis (Sr)
Moritz Wagner (So)Moritz Wagner (Jr)Jon Teske (Jr)Isaiah Livers (Jr)
Jon Teske (Fr)Jon Teske (So)Austin Davis (Jr)
Austin Davis (Fr)Austin Davis (So)Isaiah Livers (So)
Isaiah Livers (Fr)

Incoming Recruits

Class of 2017

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Jordan Poole6'-4"SGLa Lumiere (IN)HSVerbal
Eli Brooks6'-1"PGSpring Valley (PAHSVerbal
Isaiah Livers6'-7"PFKalamazoo Central (MI)HSVerbal