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Syracuse obtained a third verbal commitment from a top-100 prospect on Monday, as 6′-4″ shooting guard Franklin Howard of Paul VI (VA) announced his verbal commitment. The Orange are the only program in the nation with three top-100 juniors at the present time. Howard ranked as the No. 42 prospect nationally in our 2015 rankings, but ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: April 15, 2014, 4:01 am
Graham gets released, gains attention For over a year, an on-going dispute occurred between point guard Devonte Graham and Appalachian State. When Graham signed a letter of intent to play for the Mountaineers as a senior at Broughton (NC), it seemed like a steal at the time. For whatever reason, Graham reconsidered his decision and wanted ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: April 14, 2014, 4:01 am
In front of a hometown crowd that included a reported 17,116 people in attendance, Chicago-native and Duke Blue Devils-bound center Jahlil Okafor was named the game’s co-MVP as his West squad won the 2014 McDonald’s All-American game over the East team, 105-102. In the losing effort, future North Carolina forward Justin Jackson was named co-MVP as ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: April 3, 2014, 5:02 am
The second day of practice for the McDonald’s All-American teams was short and sweet. Both teams went at it for just over an hour, before they played a closed scrimmage later in the afternoon. Yesterday, it was the West team that came out with the intensity in drills and scrimmages, but today the East squad ...
Author: Sean Moran
Posted: April 2, 2014, 2:53 am
The McDonald’s All-American week has begun. While the skills competition, three-point shootout, and slam dunk contest will be broadcast on ESPNU this evening, the players showcased their skills to the media and NBA personnel in the morning. Both the East and West teams went through an hour and a half practice session at the Quest ...
Author: Sean Moran
Posted: March 31, 2014, 8:59 pm
6′-9″ center Elijah Thomas, a junior from Lancaster (TX), has narrowed his college recruiting list to ten programs. The USC Trojans, Florida Gators, Memphis Tigers, Texas Longhorns, Oregon Ducks, Illinois Fighting Illini, Ohio State Buckeyes, SMU Mustangs, Oklahoma State Cowboys and UNLV are the programs that made the list. Thomas is currently ranked No. 9 among ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: March 27, 2014, 1:42 am

Incoming Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2014

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
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 2015

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Mickey Mitchell6'-7"SFPlano West (TX)HSVerbal
A.J. Harris5'-10"PGDunbar (OH)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2013

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
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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