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Oak Ridge (FL) shooting guard Antonio Blakeney shot up the charts over the course of the spring and summer, and is now mentioned among the elite prospects nationally in his class. On Monday, Blakeney narrowed his school list to seven contenders, which includes Florida State, Louisville, Missouri, Kentucky, Oregon, LSU, and USC. After Malik Newman and Allonzo Trier, Blakeney ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: July 29, 2014, 4:07 am
The 2014 LeBron James Skills Academy came to a close on Saturday in hot Las Vegas, albeit with what was left of the players still participating in it. With perhaps an unprecedented level of participants closing out camp on the bench due to fatigue and injuries, several true competitors shone through the malaise. The overall ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: July 13, 2014, 3:17 am
6′-7″ Ray Smith of Las Vegas (NV) is considering nine schools, according to a post on his Twitter account. A top-50 prospect in the junior class nationally, Smith averaged 24.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2 steals per game as a junior. He was named a first team all-state pick in Nevada’s Division I. Smith ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: June 27, 2014, 4:18 pm
Paperback Version (At Amazon.com) Paperback Version (At CreateSpace.com) Kindle Version (At Amazon.com) It’s a cruel irony for college basketball fans, having the best season-ending tournament, but a tremendous long off-season afterwards. The College Basketball Newcomers Guide helps break up the doldrums of the summer, as it breaks down every men’s D-1 college basketball recruiting class. With profiles of the ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: June 12, 2014, 1:09 am
For the first time in the five years that Hoopniks.com has produced team recruiting class rankings, a college basketball program other than the Kentucky Wildcats sits as No. 1 on our post-season recruiting rankings. Since the inception of this site, Kentucky had the top class in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. It isn’t as if the ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: May 27, 2014, 4:28 am
And then there were two… As of Sunday evening, only two members of our Top 100 for the Class of 2014 remained on the board, point guards Ahmaad Rorie and Shelton Mitchell. During the course of the week, fellow Top 100 prospects Jared Terrell (Rhode Island), Elijah Stewart (USC) and Namon Wright (Missouri) all finalized their college decisions. Terrell ultimately decided ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: May 19, 2014, 3:36 am

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2014

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Jordan McLaughlin6'-1"PGEtiwanda (CA)HSSigned
Malik Price-Martin6'-9"PFNortheast (FL)HSSigned
Malik Marquetti6'-5"SFMillikan (CA)HSSigned
Jabari Craig6'-11"CFishburne Military (VA)HSSigned
Elijah Stewart6'-5"SGWestchester (CA)HSSigned

Class of 2015

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Chimezie Metu6'-9"CLawndale (CA)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2013

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Kahlil Dukes5'-11"PGCapital Prep (CT)HSSigned
Roschon Prince6'-6"SFLong Beach Poly (CA)HSSigned
Julian Jacobs6'-3"PGDesert Pines (NV)HSSigned
Nikola Jovanovic6'-10"CArlington Country Day (FL)HSSigned

Class of 2012

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Brendyn Taylor6'-3"PGFairfax (CA)HSSigned
Strahinja Gavrilovic6'-8"PFLa Jolla Prep (CA)HSSigned
JT Terrell6'-3"SGPeninsula College (WA)JCSigned

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