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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
Two of the premier wings in the country, John Petty and Chaundee Brown both cut colleges involved in their recruitments on Saturday, to each achieve a manageable list. A top-20 prospect from J.O. Johnson (AL), Petty’s recruitment has long been believed to be a two-horse race between Kentucky and Alabama, though Kansas, Connecticut and Florida State were …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 6, 2016, 3:47 pm
There aren’t many absolutes in the world of college basketball recruiting, but the idea that 6′-2″ point guard Collin Sexton of Pebblebrook (GA) was the fastest rising player in the spring and summer does seem universally accepted. In fact, Sexton went from being a top 100 prospect in the 2017 class to now knocking at …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 5, 2016, 1:52 am
Alvin (TX) wing forward Savion Flagg had a terrific spring and summer, and is knocking at the door for consensus top-50 status in the 2017 class nationally. With a host of both regional and national attention from various schools, Flagg trimmed his list to eight programs on Thursday. Flagg posted via Twitter that he is …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 5, 2016, 1:45 am
On Tuesday, 6′-8″ post Derek Culver of Warren Harding (OH) announced his commitment to West Virginia. Culver, a top 100 prospect in the 2017 class, is considered by some to be the top prospect in Ohio in his class. According to the Youngstown Vindicator, Culver also considered Kansas, Florida, and UConn, among other programs. A double-double machine …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 3, 2016, 2:41 am

Scholarship Grid

Positions2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
Point GuardsKasey Hill (Sr)Chris Chiozza (Sr)Shai Alexander (So)Shai Alexander (Jr)
Chris Chiozza (Jr)Shai Alexander (Fr)
WingsCanyon Barry (Sr)Devin Robinson (Sr)Jalen Hudson (Sr)Eric Hester (Sr)
Devin Robinson (Jr)Jalen Hudson (Jr)KeVaughn Allen (Sr)DeAundre Ballard (Jr)
Jalen Hudson (Tr)KeVaughn Allen (Jr)Eric Hester (Jr)
KeVaughn Allen (So)Eric Hester (So)DeAundre Ballard (So)
Eric Hester (Fr)
PostsAlex Murphy (Sr)John Egbunu (Sr)Keith Stone (Sr)Dontay Bassett (Sr)
Justin Leon (Sr)Keith Stone (Jr)Kevarrius Hayes (Sr)Gorjok Gak (Sr)
John Egbunu (Jr)Kevarrius Hayes (Jr)Dontay Bassett (Jr)
Keith Stone (So)Dontay Bassett (So)Gorjok Gak (Jr)
Kevarrius Hayes (So)Gorjok Gak (So)
Dontay Bassett (Fr)
Gorjok Gak (Fr)

Incoming Recruits

Class of 2017

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
DeAundrae Ballard6'-6"SGSouthwest Atlanta Christian (GA)HSVerbal
Shai Alexander6'-5"PGHamilton Heights (TN)HSVerbal