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The long-expected move by 7-foot center Thon Maker of Orangeville Prep (CAN) to the 2015 class, from the 2016 class, appears to be a certainty at this point. Maker announced via his Twitter account this week he is on track to graduate with the ’15 class. While it remains to be seen if Maker and his adviser ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: February 22, 2015, 3:17 pm
Another blue chip prospect is off the board. 6′-9″ power forward Carlton Bragg, the No. 14 ranked prospect nationally in the class of 2015, committed to the Kansas Jayhawks over Kentucky and Illinois. Bragg is the first member of Kansas’ 2015 recruiting class, but the Jayhawks are also in the mix for several of the remaining ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: January 10, 2015, 4:29 pm
As the calendar turned over to 2015, it was time for Hoopniks.com to update our recruiting class team rankings. Thirteen top 100 prospects (including 6 of the top 10) remain uncommitted in the class overall, which will unquestionably have a strong impact on the final rankings formulated in the summer. Still, as it currently stands two Wildcats ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: January 3, 2015, 6:10 pm
One of the most prolific scorers in the 2015 class nationally, Oak Ridge (FL) shooting guard Antonio Blakeney, announced his decision on Friday, electing to play college basketball with AAU teammate and No. 1 overall prospect Ben Simmons for the LSU Tigers. Blakeney, the No. 12 prospect nationally, now forms the highest-touted duo of committed recruits with Simmons, of ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: January 3, 2015, 4:18 am
Best Player: Ben Simmons, LSU Best Potential: Skal Labissere, Kentucky Best Scorer: Isaiah Briscoe, Kentucky Best Shooter: D.J. Hogg, Texas A&M Best Rebounder: Tyler Davis, Texas A&M Best Passer: P.J. Dozier, South Carolina Best Defender: Jimmy Whitt, Arkansas Best Glue Guy: Charles Matthews, Kentucky Best Athlete: Nu Williams, Auburn 1. Kentucky Wildcats Isaiah Briscoe | 6′-3″ | PG | Roselle Catholic (NJ) ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: November 29, 2014, 6:45 pm
Recapping college basketball’s early signing period action from Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. South Carolina, UNLV, Kentucky, and VCU all landed top 100 players in recent days and Kentucky actually scored two players ranked in our top 15 prospects in the 2015 class to take their recruiting class to No. 2 overall. Three West Coast 2016 prospects are ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: November 17, 2014, 4:20 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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