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The following is an excerpt from the 2014 College Basketball Newcomers Guide, written and published by Kellon Hassenstab of For breakdowns of the top 100 incoming high school recruits, junior college standouts and a look at every men’s D-1 recruiting class nationally, purchase the book in paperback, Kindle (only $2.99!) or Nook format! D’Angelo Russell | ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: November 11, 2014, 10:58 pm
The following is an except from the FREE 2014 National High School Basketball Preview publication, published by Download your copy of the 2014 National High School Basketball Preview publication using the button below this paragraph. The publication includes the Terrific 30 High School Rankings, Top 5 Post Graduate teams, Top 100 Seniors, Best Tournaments and ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: November 10, 2014, 8:06 pm
The first opportunity for prospects from the Class of 2015 to sign a letter of intent with the college basketball program of their choice (if they are going to) is just a month away, as November 12 marks the beginning of the early signing period. With that in mind, it was time to put our ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 13, 2014, 3:26 am
41. Austin GRANDSTAFF Height: 6’-5” Weight: 181 Position: SG Wingspan: 6’-4” High School (State): Rockwall (TX) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Texas (Nike) Commitment: Ohio State Buckeyes Breakdown: A long range gunner, Grandstaff originally committed to Oklahoma State, and stuck with the “OSU” acronym when he reconsidered and popped for Ohio State in May. When he ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: September 14, 2014, 9:58 pm
West Virginia landed the third member of their 2015 recruiting class on Wednesday, as top-50 combo forward Esa Ahmad of Shaker Heights (OH) committed. Ahmad picked the Mountaineers over Maryland, Ohio State, Oregon, and Wisconsin. Given West Virginia’s current deep crop of big men, Ahmad projects to make his impact at small forward when he hits campus ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: September 11, 2014, 4:28 am
46. Daniel GIDDENS Height: 6’-10” Weight: 233 Position: C Wingspan: 7’-2” 1/2 High School (State): Oak Hill Academy (VA) Club Team (Affiliation): E1T1 (Nike) Commitment: Ohio State Buckeyes Breakdown: Giddens decided to transfer from a strong program at Wheeler (GA) to Oak Hill Academy to finish out high school. One of the elite defensive post players ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: September 8, 2014, 3:44 am

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2015

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
A.J. Harris5'-10"PGDunbar (OH)HSVerbal
Austin Grandstaff6'-5"SGRockwall (TX)HSVerbal
Daniel Giddens6'-10"CWheeler (GA)HSVerbal
Mickey Mitchell6'-7"SFPlano West (TX)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2014

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Keita Bates-Diop6'-7"SFUniversity (IL)HSSigned
Jae'Sean Tate6'-5"SFPickerington Central (OH)HSSigned
David Bell6'-9"PFGarfield Heights (OH)HSSigned
D'Angelo Russell6'-4"SGMontverde Academy (FL)HSSigned

Class of 2013

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Marc Loving6'-7"SFSt. John's (OH)HSSigned
Kameron Williams6'-2"SGMount St. Joseph (MD)HSSigned

Class of 2012

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Amedeo Della Valle 6′-5″ SG Findlay Prep (NV) HS Signed

Class of 2011

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Amir Williams 6′-10″ C Detroit Country Day (MI) HS Signed
LaQuinton Ross 6′-8″ PF Life Center Academy (NJ) HS Signed
Shannon Scott 6′-2″ PG Milton (GA) HS Signed
Trey McDonald 6′-9″ C Battle Creek (MI) HS Signed
Sam Thompson 6′-6″ SF Whitney Young (IL) HS Signed

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