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Pittsburgh added a servicable big man to new head coach Kevin Stallings’ first class for the Panthers. 6′-10″ post Terrell Brown was arguably the most important pledge of the weekend when he committed to Pitt, per multiple reports. Brown joins Paul VI (VA) point guard Aaron Thompson as pledges to Pitt for 2017 at this point. Brown …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: September 5, 2016, 2:40 pm
It’s clear new UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies has an uphill battle in rebuilding a UNLV program which has been decimated by roster turnover over the last few seasons. Menzies landed his most prominent new addition since taking over as head coach several months ago, as 2016 forward Troy Baxter announced he was eschewing planned visits …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: September 3, 2016, 3:24 pm
The nation’s top point guard prospect, Trevon Duval, hasn’t decided yet which high school he’ll complete at this season, but he has made progress on his recruitment. On Monday, Duval released a list of ten finalists to land him for what is likely to be his only college season. Duval named UCLA, Seton Hall, and Maryland, along …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 30, 2016, 3:00 am
6′-7″ forward Troy Baxter was considered a borderline top-100 prospect in the 2016 class, and a very promising athlete when he signed with South Florida. Now, Baxter is no longer matriculating to South Florida, according to a Evan Daniels of Scout.com. Daniels reported that Baxter has turned an eye directly towards the West Coast, and is down …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 29, 2016, 2:25 am
Two weeks after trimming his list to eleven high-major programs, 6′-8 forward Kris Wilkes (the No. 17 prospect nationally) of North Central (IN) chopped his list even further on Sunday night. Now, only Indiana, Illinois, UCLA, Connecticut and Xavier are the schools left in the mix for Wilkes. A star forward for the UA Indy Hoosiers …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 15, 2016, 3:35 am
As the summer live evaluation periods have closed, several college basketball programs have already got a quality job on their 2017 recruiting classes, and are off to a hot start. With the No. 2 player overall in the 2017 class, Michael Porter along with a quality backcourt in Blake Harris and Jaylen Nowell, along with high-potential big man Mamoudou Diarra, …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 13, 2016, 2:43 pm

Scholarship Grid

Positions2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
Point GuardsBryce Alford (Sr)Aaron Holiday (Jr)Aaron Holiday (Sr)Lonzo Ball (Sr)
Aaron Holiday (So)Lonzo Ball (So)Lonzo Ball (Jr)Jaylen Hands (Jr)
Lonzo Ball (Fr)Jaylen Hands (Fr)Jaylen Hands (So)
WingsIsaac Hamilton (Sr)Prince Ali (Jr)Prince Ali (Sr)LiAngelo Ball (Jr)
Prince Ali (So)LiAngelo Ball (Fr)LiAngelo Ball (So)
PostsIkenna Okwarabizie (Jr)Ikenna Okwarabizie (Sr)Alex Olesinski (Sr)Ike Anigbogu (Sr)
Gyorgy Goloman (Jr)Gyorgy Goloman (Sr)Ike Anigbogu (Jr)TJ Leaf (Sr)
Thomas Welsh (Jr)Jonah Bolden (Sr)TJ Leaf (Jr)Jalen Hill (Jr)
Jonah Bolden (Jr)Thomas Welsh (Sr)Jalen Hill (So)
Alex Olesinski (So)Alex Olesinski (Jr)
Ike Anigbogu (Fr)Ike Anigbogu (So)
TJ Leaf (Fr)TJ Leaf (So)
Jalen Hill (Fr)

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2017

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Jalen Hill6'-10"CCorona Centennial (CA)HSVerbal
LiAngelo Ball6'-6"SFChino Hills (CA)HSVerbal
Jaylen Hands6'-2"PGBalboa Prep (CA)HSVerbal