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As summer turns to fall, it’s hard to imagine the sneaker wars still being on-going without a respite, but the weekend’s events were a perfect illustration of the high-stakes world of elite recruits. Under Armour’s longtime Elite 24 event was once again televised on ESPNU, but like last year, Nike decided to offer an alternative …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 22, 2016, 4:01 am
6′-2″ point guard Matt Coleman of Oak Hill Academy (VA) was the starting point guard for the USA Basketball U18 Gold medal winning squad, and certainly one of the winning-est point guards at the high school level in the 2017 class. While some think Coleman is unlikely to land anywhere other than Texas, Coleman released a …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 9, 2016, 3:46 am
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
In news first reported by Scout.com, Stanford secured a verbal commitment Sunday night from 6′-7″ wing Kezie Okpala of Esperanza (CA). Okpala is the first commitment to Stanford in the 2017 recruiting cycle. Okpala is a long wing, who boasted eye-popping numbers as a junior in high school. He put up almost 24 points per game …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 8, 2016, 12:12 pm
Guard Alex Barcello of Corona Del Sol (AZ) is considered to be among the best outside shooting prospects in the 2017 class nationally, and a heady overall backcourt prospect ranked within the top-100 nationally. On Thursday, Barcello cut his list of college programs down to just five. Barcello’s in-state program, Arizona, and Butler, Indiana, Stanford …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 5, 2016, 2:18 am
At one time, 6′-4″ shooting guard Daejon Davis, a top 50 prospect in the 2017 class, was committed to the college basketball program in his city of Seattle, the Washington Huskies. Davis reconsidered his pledge, and has gained plenty of recruiting attention in recent months. Now, the picture of who is a legitimate contender to land …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 3, 2016, 2:54 am

Scholarship Grid

Point GuardsMalcolm Allen (Jr)Malcolm Allen (Sr)Robert Cartwright (Sr)
Robert Cartwright (So)Robert Cartwright (Jr)
WingsMarcus Allen (Sr)Dorian Pickens (Sr)Marcus Sheffield (Sr)Kodye Pugh (Sr)
Dorian Pickens (Jr)Marcus Sheffield (Jr)Cameron Walker (Sr)Kezie Okpala (Jr)
Marcus Sheffield (So)Cameron Walker (Jr)Kodye Pugh (Jr)
Cameron Walker (So)Kodye Pugh (So)Kezie Okpala (So)
Kodye Pugh (Fr)Kezie Okpala (Fr)
PostsMichael Humphrey (Jr)Michael Humphrey (Sr)Reid Travis (Sr)Trevor Stanback (Sr)
Reid Travis (So)Reid Travis (Jr)Josh Sharma (Sr)
Josh Sharma (So)Josh Sharma (Jr)Trevor Stanback (Jr)
Trevor Stanback (Fr)Trevor Stanback (So)

Incoming Recruits

Class of 2017

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Kezie Okpala6'-7"SFEsperanza (CA)HSVerbal