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On the heels of a recruiting class in 2014 which included four top 100 players, Stanford nabbed a third touted prospect for their 2015 class. 6′-11″ forward Josh Sharma, ranked No. 84 nationally by Hoopniks.com, announced his pledge to the Cardinal on Wednesday. Playing at one of the top prep schools in the country, Sharma has ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 23, 2014, 3:18 am
The Wisconsin Badgers currently have a top 25 recruiting class in the 2015 recruiting cycle, with two top 100 prospects, power forward Alex Illikainen and guard Brevin Pritzl both pledged. The Badgers added a third prospect, as 6′-7″ power forward Charlie Thomas of River Hill (MD) picked Wisconsin as well. The news was first reported by Marcus Helton ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 15, 2014, 3:07 am
The first opportunity for prospects from the Class of 2015 to sign a letter of intent with the college basketball program of their choice (if they are going to) is just a month away, as November 12 marks the beginning of the early signing period. With that in mind, it was time to put our ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 13, 2014, 3:26 am
West Virginia landed the third member of their 2015 recruiting class on Wednesday, as top-50 combo forward Esa Ahmad of Shaker Heights (OH) committed. Ahmad picked the Mountaineers over Maryland, Ohio State, Oregon, and Wisconsin. Given West Virginia’s current deep crop of big men, Ahmad projects to make his impact at small forward when he hits campus ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: September 11, 2014, 4:28 am
47. Esa AHMAD Height: 6’-7” Weight: 222 Position: PF Wingspan: 6’-7” High School (State): Shaker Heights (OH) Club Team (Affiliation): All Ohio Red (Nike) Breakdown: A tremendous junior season at Shaker Heights saw Ahmad selected as the Division I Player of the Year in Ohio, and buoyed his ascent up the recruiting charts. Ahmad impressively posted 26.5 ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: September 7, 2014, 10:18 pm
Two of the top-15 prospects in the 2015 class, big men Diamond Stone of Dominican (WI) and Henry Ellenson of Rice Lake (WI) both narrowed their recruiting lists in recent days. Both prospects played on USA Basketball’s U17 Gold medal winning team, and are focusing on only a few college basketball programs going forward. Stone is one of ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 29, 2014, 10:33 pm

Scholarship Grid

Positions
2014-2015
2015-2016
2016-2017
2017-2018
Point GuardsTraevon Jackson (Sr)Zak Showalter (Jr)Zak Showalter (Sr)
Zak Showalter (So)Bronson Koenig (Jr)Bronson Koenig (Sr)
Bronson Koenig (So)
WingsJosh Gasser (Sr)Jordan Hill (Jr)Jordan Hill (Sr)Riley Dearring (Sr)
Jordan Hill (So)Riley Dearring (So)Riley Dearring (Jr)Brevin Pritzl (Jr)
Riley Dearring (Fr)Brevin Pritzl (Fr)Brevin Pritzl (So)
PostsDuje Dukan (Sr)Sam Dekker (Sr)Nigel Hayes (Sr)Ethan Happ (Sr)
Frank Kaminsky (Sr)Nigel Hayes (Jr)Vitto Brown (Sr)Charlie Thomas (Jr)
Sam Dekker (Jr)Vitto Brown (Jr)Ethan Happ (Jr)Alex Illikainen (Jr)
Nigel Hayes (So)Ethan Happ (So)Charlie Thomas (So)
Vitto Brown (So)Charlie Thomas (Fr)Alex Illikainen (So)
Ethan Happ (Fr)Alex Illikainen (Fr)

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2015

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Brevin Pritzl6'-3"SGDe Pere (WI)HSVerbal
Alex Illikainen6'-9"PFBrewster Academy (NH)HSVerbal
Charlie Thomas6'-7"PFRiver Hill (MD)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2014

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Ethan Happ 6'-7"SFRockridge (IL)HSSigned

Class of 2013

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Bronson Koenig6'-3"PGAquinas (WI)HSSigned
Riley Dearring6'-5"SGMinnetonka (MN)HSSigned
Nigel Hayes6'-7"PFWhitmer (OH)HSSigned
Vitto Brown6'-8"PFBowling Green (OH)HSSigned
Jordan Hill6'-3"SGPhillips Exeter Academy (NH)HSSigned

Class of 2012

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Sam Dekker 6′-7″ SF Sheboygan Lutheran (WI) HS Signed

Class of 2011

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Traevon Jackson 6′-2″ SG Westerville (OH) HS Signed
George Marshall 6′-0″ PG Brooks (IL) HS Signed
Frank Kaminsky 6′-10″ PF Benet Academy (IL) HS Signed
Jarrod Uthoff 6′-8″ SF Jefferson (IA) HS Signed

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