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6′-4″ shooting guard Ethan Thompson of Bishop Montgomery (CA) will join his assistant coach father and older brother at Oregon State, having committed on Monday. Before deciding on a family affair in Corvallis, Ethan Thompson reportedly also considered his father’s alma mater, Syracuse, and Stanford. Thompson is the No. 51 prospect nationally in the 2017 class, …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: September 20, 2016, 11:45 am
6′-3″ guard Alex Barcello of Corona Del Sol (AZ) won’t be going far for college, as the talented lead guard announced his pledge to Arizona on Friday. Barcello is a top 100 prospect in the 2017 class, and Arizona’s first recruit for the 2017 cycle. In early August, Barcello narrowed his list to Butler, Indiana, Stanford and …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 27, 2016, 3:52 am
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, 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

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