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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
A contingent of some of the country’s most talented high school basketball prospects participated in the 2016 Under Armour Elite 24 game, which was shown on ESPNU on Saturday. The “Drive” team, led by Trevon Duval‘s 25 points and 9 assists, edged the “Clutch” team, which featured guard Isaiah Washington (a late addition to the game) and his …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 21, 2016, 2:08 pm
Arkansas got some terrific news earlier this week, as 6′-8″ forward Reggie Perry, a top-75 prospect in the 2018 class, announced his pledge to the Razorbacks. Arkansas already had three pledges for 2017 (including top-100 prospects Daniel Gafford and Khalil Garland), and Perry is their second verbal from the 2018 class, joining his grassroots teammate Isaiah Joe, a …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 19, 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
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

Point GuardsRonnie Johnson (Sr)Nu Williams (Jr)Nu Williams (Sr)Jared Harper (Sr)
Nu Williams (So)Jared Harper (So)Jared Harper (Jr)Davion Mitchell (Jr)
Jared Harper (Fr)Davion Mitchell (Fr)Davion Mitchell (So)
WingsT.J. Dunans (Sr)T.J. Lang (Sr)Danjel Purifoy (Sr)Mustapha Heron (Sr)
T.J. Lang (Jr)Danjel Purifoy (Jr)DeSean Murray (Sr)
DeSean Murray (Tr)DeSean Murray (Jr)Bryce Brown (Sr)
Danjel Purifoy (So)Bryce Brown (Jr)Mustapha Heron (Jr)
Bryce Brown (So)Mustapha Heron (So)
Mustapha Heron (Fr)
PostsLaRon Smith (Sr)Horace Spencer (Jr)Horace Spencer (Sr)Anfernee McLemore (Sr)
Horace Spencer (So)Anfernee McLemore (So)Anfernee McLemore (Jr)Chuma Okeke (Jr)
Anfernee McLemore (Fr)Chuma Okeke (Fr)Chuma Okeke (So)Austin Wiley (Jr)
Austin Wiley (Fr)Austin Wiley (So)

Incoming Recruits

Class of 2017

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Davion Mitchell6'-2"PGLiberty County (GA)HSVerbal
Chuma Okeke6'-8"PFWestlake (GA)HSVerbal
Austin Wiley6'-9"CSpain Park (AL)HSVerbal