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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
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
Approximately one week after narrowing his list to eight college programs, Malik Williams of Snider (IN) announced his pledge to Louisville. Williams has achieved five-star status according to several sources, and though he played off the beaten path for Team Legit on the grassroots circuit, Williams drew the attention of many of college basketball’s blue …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 5, 2016, 1:57 am
Touted 6′-7″ power forward P.J. Washington is among the top power forward prospects in the country. A native of Texas who plays at Findlay Prep (NV), Washington named a final eight college basketball programs in his recruitment on Wednesday. Many believe Kentucky is the leader to land Washington, but Texas, North Carolina, Arizona, UCLA, NC State, …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 4, 2016, 3:10 am
One of the premier scorers in the 2017 class nationally, 6′-5″ guard Gary Trent Jr., has five elite college basketball programs among his lists of finalists. The son of former NBA player Gary Trent, Trent Jr. has trimmed his list to a veritable who’s who of programs in Arizona, Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State and UCLA. …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 3, 2016, 2:30 am

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