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Elite 6′-5″ guard Kobi Simmons, the No. 17 prospect in the 2016 class nationally, committed to Arizona on a Saturday ESPN broadcast. With Simmons off the board, only seven top 100 prospects remain uncommitted at this juncture. Simmons picked the Wildcats over Kentucky, Ohio State and UNLV. Arizona loses standout guard Gabe York from its 2015-2016 …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: January 17, 2016, 2:41 pm
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
Height: 6′-4″ Weight: 170 Wingspan: 6′-6″ Position: PG High School (State): St. Francis (GA) Club Team (Affiliation): Atlanta Celtics (adidas) Our Take: A lanky point guard who can score, Simmons has been a known quantity nationally after breaking out as a freshman on the national circuit for the high-profile Atlanta Celtics. Only Kentucky, Ohio State and UNLV reportedly remain in …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: October 18, 2015, 3:09 pm
Now in its 14th year, the Jordan Brand Classic will return to Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday with games showcasing the top boys, girls and international basketball players. For the third consecutive year, Barclays Center will host the top boys in the nation on Friday, April 17, as part of a quadruple-header event. These future stars follow …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: April 16, 2015, 5:14 pm
Oak Hill Academy 61, Huntington St. Joseph’s Prep 51 The “dream showdown” between the nation’s top two high school basketball teams is now set for Saturday as the title game at DICK’S High School Nationals Tournament. Undefeated (with one forfeit win) Oak Hill Academy (VA) bested Huntington St. Joseph’s Prep (WV) on the strength of …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: April 3, 2015, 9:20 pm
On the heels of what is expected to be a top 10 recruiting class for the 2015 recruiting cycle, the Ohio State Buckeyes kicked off their 2016 recruiting class with 6′-9″ center Derek Funderburk of St. Edward (OH). Funderburk is a top-100 prospect in the current junior class and one of the top in-state prospects in Ohio. A …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: April 3, 2015, 6:25 pm

Scholarship Grid

Point GuardD'Angelo Russell (So)D'Angelo Russell (Jr)D'Angelo Russell (Sr)A.J. Harris (Sr)
A.J. Harris (Fr)A.J. Harris So)A.J. Harris (Jr)JaQuan Lyle (Sr)
JaQuan Lyle (Fr)JaQuan Lyle (So)JaQuan Lyle (Jr)
WingMarc Loving (Jr)Marc Loving (Sr)Kam Williams (Sr)Mickey Mitchell (Sr)
Kam Williams (So)Kam Williams (Jr)JaeSean Tate (Sr)Austin Grandstaff (Sr)
JaeSean Tate (So)JaeSean Tate (Jr)Keita Bates-Diop (Sr)Dane Goodwin (Fr)
Keita Bates-Diop (So)Keita Bates-Diop (Jr)Mickey Mitchell (Jr)
Mickey Mitchell (Fr)Mickey Mitchell (So)Austin Grandstaff (Jr)
Austin Grandstaff (Fr)Austin Grandstaff (So)
PostTrevor Thomson (So)Trevor Thomson (Jr)Trevor Thomson (Sr)Daniel Giddens (Sr)
David Bell (So)David Bell (Jr)David Bell (Sr)Derek Funderburk (Jr)
Daniel Giddens (Fr)Daniel Giddens (So)Daniel Giddens (Jr)
Derek Funderburk (Fr)Derek Funderburk (So)

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2016

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Derek Funderburk6'-9"PFSt. Edward (OH)HSVerbal
Micah Potter6'-10"CMontverde Academy (FL)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2015

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
A.J. Harris5'-10"PGDunbar (OH)HSSigned
Austin Grandstaff6'-5"SGRockwall (TX)HSSigned
Daniel Giddens6'-10"CWheeler (GA)HSSigned
Mickey Mitchell6'-7"SFPlano West (TX)HSSigned
JaQuan Lyle6'-5"PGIMG Academy (FL)PrepVerbal

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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