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Despite playing on an under the radar grassroots team, Snider (IN) big man Malik Williams attracted plenty of attention for Team Legit. As he continues to improve, progress and become more widely known, Williams plenty of upside as a top-50 and improving prospect in the 2017 class nationally. A touted shot-blocker and presence as a 6′-11″ …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: July 26, 2016, 3:04 am
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
Following an unexpected run to the Final Four, fans of the Michigan State Spartans have plenty to be excited about. The state of head coach Tom Izzo’s program got even better on Friday, as 6′-9″ center Caleb “Biggie” Swanigan of Homestead (IN) verbally committed, bolstering their recruiting class to top-10 status nationally. Swanigan is currently …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: April 11, 2015, 3:53 am
Best Player: Deyonta Davis, Michigan State Best Potential: Deyonta Davis, Michigan State Best Scorer: Jalen Coleman-Lands, Illinois Best Shooter: Brevin Pritzl, Wisconsin Best Rebounder: Deyonta Davis, Michigan State Best Passer: Mickey Mitchell, Ohio State Best Defender: Daniel Giddens, Ohio State Best Glue Guy: D.J. Williams, Illinois Best Athlete: Corey Sanders, Rutgers 1. Ohio State Buckeyes A.J. Harris | 5′-10″ | PG | …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: November 22, 2014, 11:23 pm
Elite center Skal Labissiere announced he would play as a senior at Reach Your Dreams Prep (TN). What impact, if any, will this have on his future prospects and recruitment? The top verbal commitments of the week included additions by Central Florida, Purdue, Georgia Tech, Tennessee and more! The early singing period is just 10 days away, …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: November 2, 2014, 10:20 pm
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: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: October 29, 2014, 11:58 am

Scholarship Grid

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)
Johnny Hill (Sr)Carsen Edwards (Fr)Carsen Edwards (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

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Ryan Cline6'-5"SGCarmel (IN)HSSigned
Grant Weatherford6'-2"SGHamilton Heights (IN)HSSigned

Class of 2016

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Carsen Edwards6'-1"PGAtascocita (TX)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2014

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
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

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
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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