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Butler snared a huge committed on Monday, as 6’7″ forward Kyle Young of Jackson (OH) announced his pledged to the Bulldogs. Young is a consensus top 100 player nationally and a multi-skilled forward prospect. Young previously trimmed his list to included Butler, along with Clemson, Michigan, Purdue and Ohio State. At 200 pounds, Young can add …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 30, 2016, 3:16 am
6′-7″ forward Troy Baxter was considered a borderline top-100 prospect in the 2016 class, and a very promising athlete when he signed with South Florida. Now, Baxter is no longer matriculating to South Florida, according to a Evan Daniels of Daniels reported that Baxter has turned an eye directly towards the West Coast, and is down …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 29, 2016, 2:25 am
Ohio State joined Arkansas as one of two high-major programs with three commitments in the 2018 class (incoming high school juniors), after hitting the daily-double on Saturday. Two in-state forwards and grassroots teammates for King James, Justin Ahrens and Darius Bazley both committed to the Buckeyes according to multiple reports. Ahrens and Bazley join Upper Arlington (OH) shooting …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 27, 2016, 10:44 pm
Point guard play is always at a premium, and that axiom is perhaps more true in the 2017 class due to the absence of premium quality backcourt prospects. With that in mind, Makai Ashton-Langford, a recent transfer to the elite prep program at Brewster Academy (NH) is an even more valued recruit in the Northeast …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 8, 2016, 12:38 pm
After the third college basketball recruiting “live” period in July concluded, commitments and narrowed recruiting lists have come in a steady clip over the last week. Arguably the most notable news was Washington bypassing Auburn (who bolstered the previous top ranked group by adding Chuma Okeke just a week ago) for the No. 1 recruiting …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 1, 2016, 2:28 am
Eleven high-major college basketball programs are left in the race to land North Central (IN) power forward Kris Wilkes. Wilkes has official visits set for North Carolina and UCLA according to multiple reports, and is also considering Butler, Indiana, Arizona, Illinois, Ohio State, Michigan, UConn, Washington, and Xavier. Coming on the heels of a successful spring …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 1, 2016, 2:22 am

Scholarship Grid

Point GuardJaQuan Lyle (So)JaQuan Lyle (Jr)JaQuan Lyle (Sr)
CJ Jackson (So)CJ Jackson (Jr)CJ Jackson (Sr)
WingMarc Loving (Sr)Kam Williams (Sr)Mickey Mitchell (Sr)Andre Wesson (Sr)
Kam Williams (Jr)JaeSean Tate (Sr)Austin Grandstaff (Sr)Justin Ahrens (So)
JaeSean Tate (Jr)Keita Bates-Diop (Sr)Dane Goodwin (Fr)
Keita Bates-Diop (Jr)Andre Wesson (So)Andre Wesson (Jr)
Andre Wesson (Fr)Justin Ahrens (Fr)
PostTrevor Thomson (Jr)Trevor Thomson (Sr)David Bell (Sr)Derek Funderburk (Sr)
David Bell (So)David Bell (Jr)Derek Funderburk (Jr)Micah Potter (Sr)
Derek Funderburk (Fr)Derek Funderburk (So)Micah Potter (Jr)Kaleb Wesson (Jr)
Micah Potter (Fr)Micah Potter (So)Kaleb Wesson (So)Darius Bazley (So)
Kaleb Wesson (Fr)Darius Bazley (Fr)

Incoming Recruits

Class of 2017

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Kaleb Wesson6'-9"CWesterville South (OH)HSVerbal

Class of 2018

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Dane Goodwin6'-4"SGArlington Heights (OH)HSVerbal
Justin Ahrens6'-5"SFVersailles (OH)HSVerbal
Darius Bazley6'-7"SFFinneytown (OH)HSVerbal