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6′-2″ guard Trae Young of Norman North (OK) announced he was down to six college choices near the end of July, and has now set official visit dates for most of his finalists. A pre-eminent scoring point guard in the ’17 class, and the No. 16 overall prospect, Young is set for the following trips: Oklahoma – September …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 25, 2016, 1:55 pm
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
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
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
After the third college basketball recruiting “live” period in July concluded, commitments and narrowed recruiting lists have come in a steady clip over the last week. Arguably the most notable news was Washington bypassing Auburn (who bolstered the previous top ranked group by adding Chuma Okeke just a week ago) for the No. 1 recruiting …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 1, 2016, 2:28 am

Scholarship Grid

Positions 2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
Point GuardsDan Kingma (Jr)Dan Kingma (Sr)David Crisp (Sr)Markelle Fultz (Sr)
David Crisp (So)David Crisp (Jr)Markelle Fultz (Jr)Blake Harris (Jr)
Markelle Fultz (Fr)Markelle Fultz (So)Blake Harris (So)
Blake Harris (Fr)
WingsMatisse Thybulle (So)Matisse Thybulle (Jr)Matisse Thybulle (Sr)Harold Baruti (Sr)
Dominic Green (So)Dominic Green (Jr)Dominic Green (Sr)Carlos Johnson (Sr)
Harold Baruti (Fr)Harold Baruti (So)Harold Baruti (Jr)Jaylen Nowell (Jr)
Carlos Johnson (Fr)Carlos Johnson (So)Carlos Johnson (Jr)Michael Porter (Jr)
Jaylen Nowell (Fr)Jaylen Nowell (So)
Michael Porter (Fr)Michael Porter (So)
PostsMalik Dime (Sr)Devenir Duruisseau (Jr)Devenir Duruisseau (Sr)Sam Timmins (Sr)
Matthew Atewe (So)Matthew Atewe (Jr)Matthew Atewe (Sr)Mamoudou Diarra (Jr)
Devenir Duruisseau (So)Noah Dickerson (Jr)Noah Dickerson (Sr)Jontay Porter (So)
Noah Dickerson (So)Sam Timmins (So)Mamoudou Diarra (So)
Sam Timmins (Fr)Mamoudou Diarra (Fr)Jontay Porter (Fr)

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2017

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Michael Porter6'-9"SFNathan Hale (WA)HSVerbal
Blake Harris6'-3"PGWord of God (NC)HSVerbal
Jaylen Nowell6'-4"SGGarfield (WA)HSVerbal
Mamoudou Diarra 6'-9"PFSt. Louis Christian (MO)HSVerbal

Class of 2018

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Jontay Porter 6'-9"PFNathan Hale (WA)HSVerbal