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On Monday, August 4th, the Twin Cities Classic announced its star-filled roster for the charity event, which takes place on Sunday, August 10 at Woodbury High School in Woodbury, MN. The Twin Cities Classic is a high school basketball event in partnership with the American Cancer Society. 100% of proceeds go to charity. The Twin ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 6, 2014, 3:17 am
94. Kevin DORSEY Height: 6’-0” Weight: 170 Position: PG High School (State): Paul VI (VA) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Takeover (Nike) Commitment: Minnesota Gophers Breakdown: Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino’s first top-100 commit, Kevin Dorsey, is a significant recruit for the Gophers as their program morphs to fit Pitino’s vision. Dorsey, who picked Minnesota over Nebraska ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 1, 2014, 3:43 am
99. Alex ILLIKAINEN Height: 6’-9” Weight: 220 Position: PF High School (State): Brewster Academy (NH) Club Team (Affiliation): Howard Pulley (Nike) Breakdown: After dominating the competition at Grand Rapids (MN), Illikainen has transferred to one of the most prestigious prep school programs in the nation at Brewster Academy, which has produced a bevy of elite ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: July 29, 2014, 3:54 am
Going back to Cali’ 6′-6″ wing forward Josh Jackson, currently in the 2016 class, in considered by some to be the top prospect nationally in the class. He lead Consortium (MI) to a Class C state championship as a sophomore, and averaged 28 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists per game. He eschewed more traditional AAU powerhouses ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: July 14, 2014, 3:38 am
The Minnesota Gophers snagged their point guard of the future on Saturday, as 5′-10″ point guard Kevin Dorsey announced his verbal commitment. The quick player from Paul VI (VA) decided on Minnesota over two finalists and Big Ten foes, the Maryland Terrapins and Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Gophers don’t have much in the area of pure point ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: July 12, 2014, 7:39 pm
Paperback Version (At Amazon.com) Paperback Version (At CreateSpace.com) Kindle Version (At Amazon.com) It’s a cruel irony for college basketball fans, having the best season-ending tournament, but a tremendous long off-season afterwards. The College Basketball Newcomers Guide helps break up the doldrums of the summer, as it breaks down every men’s D-1 college basketball recruiting class. With profiles of the ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: June 12, 2014, 1:09 am

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2014

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Nate Mason6'-1"PGArlington Country Day (FL)HSSigned
Josh Martin6'-7"PFBothell (WA)HSSigned
Carlos Morris6'-5"SFChipola College (FL)JCSigned
Gaston Diedhious6'-9"CCanarias Basketball Academy (ESP)PrepSigned
Bakary Konate6'-11"CSunrise Christian (KS)HSSigned

Class of 2015

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Kevin Dorsey5'-11"PGPaul VI (VA)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2013

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Daquein McNeil6'-3"SGVermont Academy (VT)HSVerbal
Dre Mathieu5'-10"PG Central Arizona JC (AZ)JCSigned

Class of 2012

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Wally Ellenson 6′-5″ SG Rice Lake (WI) HS Signed
Charles Buggs 6′-8″ PF Hargrave Military Academy (VA) HS Signed

Class of 2011

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Andre Hollins 6′-2″ PG White Station (TN) HS Signed
Joe Coleman 6′-4″ SG Hopkins (MN) HS Signed
Julian Welch 6′-2″ PG Yuba City CC (CA) JC Signed
Andre Ingram 6′-7″ PF Butler CC (KS) JC Signed

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