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Best Player: Miles Bridges, Michigan State Best Potential: Miles Bridges, Michigan State Best Scorer: Miles Bridges, Michigan State Best Shooter: Kevin Huerter, Maryland Best Rebounder: Nick Ward, Michigan State Best Passer: Xavier Simpson, Michigan Best Defender: Nick Ward, Michigan State Best Glue Guy: Lamar Stevens, Penn State Best Athlete: Miles Bridges, Michigan State 1. Michigan State Spartans Cassius Winston | 6′-1″ | PG …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: December 10, 2015, 11:26 pm
Minnesota landed their first recruit in the 2016 recruiting cycle on Saturday, garnering a commitment from in-state forward Michael Hurt, who is considered by some to be a top 100 prospect nationally. Hurt, a standout from Marshall (MN), reportedly selected the Golden Gophers over scholarship offers from fellow Big Ten rivals Nebraska and Northwestern, among others. …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: January 17, 2015, 10:36 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: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: November 22, 2014, 11:23 pm
Each year the National Prep Showcase is the first premier event in the high school basketball season. A three day tournament held at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT brings many of the top prep powers nationally together. College coaches gather in hope of finding an unknown prospect and talented players try to get that …
Author: Sean Moran
Posted: November 22, 2014, 2:47 pm
Welcome to the College Basketball Recruitcast, hosted by Kellon Hassenstab of Hoopniks.com, for October 19, 2014. The College Basketball Recruitcast is a podcast covering national college basketball recruiting. Items mentioned: Sports Illustrated has projected the top 50 incoming freshmen, in terms of production on the hardwood. We breakdown our thoughts on the top 10 players …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: October 20, 2014, 3:50 am
Northwestern nabbed the third prospect for its 2015 recruiting class on Monday, as 6′-8″ Aaron Falzon of Northfield Mt. Hermon (MA) picked the Wildcats over Harvard. Falzon had also been considering Boston College until recently, as well. Falzon is arguably the top power forward long-range pure shooter in the country, which makes him a unique addition …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: October 13, 2014, 9:32 pm

Scholarship Grid

Point GuardsDave Sobolewski (Sr)Bryant McIntosh (So)Bryant McIntosh (Jr)Bryant McIntosh (Sr)
Bryant McIntosh (Fr)Johnnie Vassar (So)Johnnie Vassar (Jr)Johnnie Vassar (Sr)
Johnnie Vassar (Fr)
WingsJerShon Cobb (Sr)Tre Demps (Sr)Sanjay Lumpkin (Sr)Scottie Lindsey (Sr)
Tre Demps (Jr)Sanjay Lumpkin (Jr)Nathan Taphorn (Sr)Jordan Ash (Jr)
Sanjay Lumpkin (So)Nathan Taphorn (Jr)Scottie Lindsey (Jr)
Nathan Taphorn (So)Scottie Lindsey (So)Jordan Ash (So)
Scottie Lindsey (Fr)Jordan Ash (Fr)
PostsJeremiah Kreisberg (Sr)Alex Olah (Sr)Gavin Skelly (Jr)Gavin Skelly (Sr)
Alex Olah (Jr)Gavin Skelly (So)Vic Law (Jr)Vic Law (Sr)
Gavin Skelly (Fr)Vic Law (So)Derek Pardon (So)Derek Pardon (Jr)
Vic Law (Fr)Derek Pardon (Fr)Aaron Falzon (So)Aaron Falzon (Jr)
Aaron Falzon (Fr)

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2016

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Isaiah Brown5'-11"PGLakeside (WA)HSVerbal
Rapolas Ivanauskas6'-8"PFBarrington (IL)HSVerbal
Barret Benson6'-10"CHinsdale South (IL)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2015

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Jordan Ash6'-2"SGSt. Joseph (IL)HSSigned
Derek Pardon6'-9"PFVASJ (OH)HSSigned
Aaron Falzon6'-8"PFNorthfield Mt. Hermon (MA)HSSigned

Class of 2014

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Vic Law6'-7"SFSt. Rita (IL)HSSigned
Bryant McIntosh6'-3"SGGreensburg (IN)HSSigned
Johnnie Vassar6'-0"PGJSerra Catholic (CA)HSSigned
Gavin Skelly6'-8"PFWestlake (OH)HSSigned
Scott Lindsey6'-5"SFFenwick (IL)HSSigned

Class of 2013

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Nathan Taphorn6'-7"SFPekin (IL)HSSigned

Class of 2012

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Alex Olah 6′-11″ C Traders Point Christian (IN) HS Signed
Sanjay Lumpkin 6′-6″ SF Benilde-Saint Margaret (MN) HS Signed
Kale Abrahamson 6′-7″ SG West Des Moines (IA) HS Signed

Class of 2011

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Tre Demps 6′-2″ PG Reagan (TX) HS Signed
David Sobolewski 6′-1″ PG Benet Academy (IL) HS Signed
Mike Turner 6′-8″ PF University (IL) HS Signed

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