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The Purdue Boilermakers won an early recruiting battle Tuesday, as 6′-0″ junior C.J. Walker announced his commitment to Purdue over Butler and others. Walker, of Indianapolis Tech (IN), is considered by some to be the top 2016 point guard in Indiana. In-state guards Ryan Cline and Grant Weatherford have already committed to be part of Purdue’s ’15 class, ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 29, 2014, 11:58 am
Arizona moves to No. 1 for 2015 classes On the eve of July’s live evaluation periods, we took an early look at the top-10 recruiting classes in place for the 2015 recruiting cycle. The Syracuse Orange held the top slot due to four top-100 recruits are committed, until Sunday. The Arizona Wildcats took over as ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 4, 2014, 3:29 am
A flurry of high-major commitments went down on Saturday, capped by the Virginia Cavaliers and Purdue Boilermakers each picking up an important pledge. Virginia got on the board in the 2015 class with a commitment from 6′-9″ post Jarred Reuter of Brewster Academy (NH). It was a quick turnaround for Reuter, who last Sunday named the Iowa Hawkeyes, Providence ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 3, 2014, 2:54 am
The calm before the live period storm If the spring is likened to the school year, then summer and more specifically July are like final exams for prospective college basketball players. July is the biggest month in grassroots basketball, and features a dizzying array of NCAA certified basketball events from coast to coast nationally. The ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: July 6, 2014, 7:37 pm
Paperback Version (At Amazon.com) Paperback Version (At CreateSpace.com) Kindle Version (At Amazon.com) It’s a cruel irony for college basketball fans, having the best season-ending tournament, but a tremendous long off-season afterwards. The College Basketball Newcomers Guide helps break up the doldrums of the summer, as it breaks down every men’s D-1 college basketball recruiting class. With profiles of the ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: June 12, 2014, 1:09 am
Purdue started off their 2015 recruiting class on Monday, landing a commitment from in-state shooting guard Ryan Cline, who is regarded as one of the top outside shooters in Indiana. The Carmel (IN) prospect shot 43% percent from 3-point range as a junior, according to IndyStar. He reportedly scored almost 17 points per game. Cline could eventually ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: June 3, 2014, 2:20 am

Scholarship Grid

Positions
2014-2015
2015-2016
2016-2017
2017-2018
Point GuardsJon Octeus (Sr)P.J. Thompson (So)P.J. Thompson (Jr)P.J. Thompson (Sr)
P.J. Thompson (Fr)Grant Weatherford (Fr)Grant Weatherford (So)Grant Weatherford (Jr)
C.J. Walker (Fr)C.J. Walker (So)
WingsRapheal Davis (Jr)Rapheal Davis (Sr)Kendall Stephens (Sr)Dakota Mathias (Sr)
Kendall Stephens (So)Kendall Stephens (Jr)Bryson Scott (Sr)Ryan Cline (Jr)
Bryson Scott (So)Bryson Scott (Jr)Basil Smotherman (Sr)
Basil Smotherman (So)Basil Smotherman (Jr)Dakota Mathias (Jr)
Dakota Mathias (Fr)Dakota Mathias (So)Ryan Cline (So)
Ryan Cline (Fr)
PostsA.J. Hammons (Jr)A.J. Hammons (Sr)Isaac Haas (Jr)Isaac Haas (Sr)
Isaac Haas (Fr)Isaac Haas (So)Jacquil Taylor (Jr)Jacquil Taylor (Sr)
Jacquil Taylor (Fr)Jacquil Taylor (So)Vince Edwards (Jr)Vince Edwards (Sr)
Vince Edwards (Fr)Vince Edwards (So)

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2015

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Ryan Cline6'-5"SGCarmel (IN)HSVerbal
Grant Weatherford6'-2"SGHamilton Heights (IN)HSVerbal

Class of 2016

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
C.J. Walker6'-0"PGTech (IN)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2014

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Dakota Mathias6'-5"SGElida (OH)HSSigned
Isaac Haas7'-1"CHokes Bluff (AL)HSSigned
Jacquil Taylor6'-8"PFBeaver Country Day (MA)HSSigned
Vincent Edwards6'-7"SFMiddletown (OH)HSSigned
PJ Thompson5'-11"PGBrebeuf Jesuit (IN)HSVerbal

Class of 2013

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Kendall Stephens6'-5"SGSt. Charles (IL)HSSigned
Basil Smotherman6'-5"SFHeritage Christian (IN)HSSigned
Bryson Scott6'-1"PGNorthrop (IN)HSSigned

Class of 2012

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Jay Simpson 6′-9″ PF Champaign Central (IL) HS Signed
Rapheal Davis 6′-4″ SG South Side (IN) HS Signed
Ronnie Johnson 5′-10″ PG North Central (IN) HS Signed
AJ Hammons 7′-0″ C Oak Hill Academy (VA) HS Signed

Class of 2011

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Donnie Hale 6′-8″ PF Bridgton Academy (ME) HS Signed
Jacob Lawson 6′-7″ PF Oak Ridge Military (NC) HS Signed

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