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Due to perhaps an unprecedented number of reclassifications, it took awhile to put the final stamp on the Class of 2015 Top 100 player rankings. In fact, a check of the top 25 players on the final list indicates 3 prospects were in the Class of 2016 last year around this time. A handful of ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: July 17, 2015, 3:16 pm
It’s safe to say California Golden Bears head coach Cuonzo Martin has been on a bit of a roller coaster ride over the last year or so. After an tenuous situation at Tennessee saw him jump to the west to take over in Berkeley, Martin has come up with two of the nation’s top 10 ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: May 2, 2015, 2:50 pm
A high-energy interior player, 6′-9″ Cheick Diallo of Our Savior New American (NY), via Mali, announced where he’ll play college hoops on Tuesday. The top 10 prospect picked the Kansas Jayhawks over the Kentucky Wildcats, among other suitors. Diallo joins a solid crop of interior players on the Jayhawks’ roster. His undeniable motor, ability to crash ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: April 28, 2015, 10:09 pm
After the Kentucky Wildcats held a multiple year stranglehold on the status of having the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class, the Duke Blue Devils appear to be set to reach that achievement for a second year. The reigning national champions all but solidified that status on Monday, garnering a verbal commitment from consensus top 10 ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: April 28, 2015, 12:52 am
It’s not clear exactly what new head coach Ben Howland’s plans are for the Mississippi State Bulldogs next season, but an educated guess is that 6′-3″ guard Malik Newman of Callaway (MS), and incoming freshman, will likely lead the squad in points scored and shot attempts. A consensus top 10 recruit nationally in the 2015 class, ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: April 24, 2015, 9:31 pm
Realistically, 7′-0″ center Stephen Zimmerman of Bishop Gorman (NV) could have had his pick of any college basketball program in the nation. In the end, Zimmerman found what he needed close to home, as he announced on Thursday night he’ll stay in Las Vegas, as a pledge to UNLV. Zimmerman is currently ranked as the No. ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: April 17, 2015, 4:03 am

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2015

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Charles Matthews6'-5"SGSt. Rita (IL)HSSigned
Skal Labissiere6'-11"CLausanne Collegiate (TN)HSSigned
Isaiah Briscoe6'-3"PGRoselle Catholic (NJ)HSSigned

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2014

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Karl Towns7'-0"CSt. Joseph's (NJ)HSSigned
Tyler Ulis5'-9"PGMarian Catholic (IL)HSSigned
Trey Lyles6'-9"PFArsenal Tech (IN)HSSigned
Devin Booker6'-4"SGMoss Point (MS)HSSigned

Class of 2013

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Derek Willis6'-8"PFBullitt East (KY)HSSigned
Andrew Harrison6'-5"PGTravis (TX)HSSigned
Aaron Harrison6'-5"SGTravis (TX)HSSigned
Marcus Lee6'-10"CDeer Valley (CA)HSSigned
James Young6'-7"SFRochester (MI)HSSigned
Dakari Johnson7'-0"CMontverde Academy (FL)HSSigned
Julius Randle6'-9"PFPrestonwood Christian (TX)HSSigned
Dominique Hawkins6'-1"PGMadison Central (KY)HSSigned

Class of 2012

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Archie Goodwin6'-4"SGSylvan Hills (AR)HSSigned
Willie Cauley6'-11"COlathe Northwest (KS)HSSigned
Alex Poythress6'-8"PFNortheast (TN)HSSigned
Nerlens Noel6'-11"CTilton School (NH)HSSigned

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