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The Kansas Jayhawks landed their first verbal commitment for the 2016 recruiting cycle on Saturday, as 6′-9″ power forward Mitch Lightfoot of Gilbert Christian (AZ) announced his pledge. Lightfoot reportedly popped for Kansas over in-state Arizona, along with Pac-12 programs Stanford and Utah, as well as St. John’s. As a junior, Lightfoot was committed to New …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 25, 2015, 3:19 am
College basketball’s early signing period starts on November 11, 2015, and runs through November 18, 2015. This is a look at the top Pac-12 college basketball recruiting classes to date. Best Player: Lonzo Ball, UCLA Best Potential: Lauri Markkanen, Arizona Best Scorer: Markelle Fultz, Washington Best Shooter: Lauri Markkanen, Arizona Best Rebounder: Ike Anigbogu, UCLA Best Passer: Lonzo Ball, UCLA …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 23, 2015, 5:55 pm
Height: 6′-10″ Weight: 220 Wingspan: 6′-11″ Position: PF High School (State): Foothills Christian (CA) Club Team (Affiliation): Compton Magic (adidas) Our Take: A skilled power forward with excellent basketball IQ, Leaf is a one-time pledge to Arizona who is now considering San Diego State, Oregon and UCLA. Leaf has an array of shots near the hoop, and can shoot as …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 23, 2015, 12:28 pm
The Arizona Wildcats started their 2016 recruiting class off with a bang, landed a verbal commitment from a player expected to be one of the top international talents in the class, 6′-10″ post Lauri Markkanen of Finland. The commitment was first reported by, and came after Markkanen seriously considered North Carolina and Utah. With …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 17, 2015, 5:52 pm
Throughout his brief tenure as head coach at Minnesota, Richard Pitino has worked to build the roster to fit his goal and style of play, which hasn’t been an easy transition. Additionally, while the Gophers have picked up players at the back end of the top 100, they still haven’t truly landed an elite prospect. …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: September 21, 2015, 11:49 am
Due to perhaps an unprecedented number of reclassifications, it took awhile to put the final stamp on the Class of 2015 Top 100 player rankings. In fact, a check of the top 25 players on the final list indicates 3 prospects were in the Class of 2016 last year around this time. A handful of …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: July 17, 2015, 3:16 pm

Scholarship Grid

Point GuardsParker Jackson-Cartwright (So)Parker Jackson-Cartwright (Jr)Parker Jackson-Cartwright (Sr)Justin Simon (Sr)
Justin Simon (Fr)Justin Simon (So)Justin Simon (Jr)
WingsKadeem Allen (Sr)Elliott Pitts (Sr)Allonzo Trier (Jr)Allonzo Trier (Sr)
Gabe York (Sr)Allonzo Trier (So)Ray Smith (Jr)Ray Smith (Sr)
Elliott Pitts (Jr)Ray Smith (So)
Allonzo Trier (Fr)
Ray Smith (Fr)
PostsRyan Anderson (Sr)Dusan Ristic (Jr)Dusan Ristic (Sr)Chance Comanche (Sr)
Kaleb Tarczewski (Sr)Chance Comanche (So)Chance Comanche (Jr)Lauri Markkanen (Jr)
Mark Tollefsen (Sr)Lauri Markkanen (Fr)Lauri Markkanen (So)
Dusan Ristic (So)
Chance Comanche (Fr)

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2016

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Lauri Markkanen6'-10"PFFinlandInternationalVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2015

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Justin Simon6'-4"PGTemecula Valley (CA)HSSigned
Ray Smith6'-7"SFLas Vegas (NV)HSSigned
Allonzo Trier6'-5"SGFindlay Prep (NV)HSSigned
Chance Comanche6'-11"CBeverly Hills (CA)HSSigned

Class of 2014

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Parker Jackson-Cartwright5'-9"PGLoyola (CA)HSSigned
Craig Victor6'-7"PFFindlay Prep (NV)HSSigned
Stanley Johnson6'-7"SFMater Dei (CA)HSSigned
Kadeem Allen6'-3"SGHutchinson (KS)JCSigned
Dusan Ristic6'-11"CSunrise Christian (KS)HSSigned

Class of 2013

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Elliott Pitts6'-5"SGDe La Salle (CA)HSSigned
Rondae Jefferson6'-7"SFChester (PA)HSSigned
Aaron Gordon6'-8"PFArchbishop Mitty (CA)HSSigned

Class of 2012

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Grant Jerrett6'-8"PFLa Verne Lutheran (CA)HSSigned
Gabe York6'-2"SGOrange Lutheran (CA)HSSigned
Brandon Ashley6'-8"PFFindlay Prep (NV)HSSigned
Kaleb Tarczewski7'-0"CSt. Mark's (MA)HSSigned
Matt Korcheck6'-8"PFCochise CC (AZ)JCSigned

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