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On Sunday night, the roster for the 2016 McDonald’s All American game was announced on a selection show on ESPNU. The game will go down on March 30, 2016 at Chicago’s United Center (for a sixth straight season). The game is the 39th annual boys contest, and remains as the premier showcase for high school …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: January 18, 2016, 2:40 pm
The first sixteen players have been named to the roster of the 2016 Jordan Brand Classic. The games are are scheduled for April 15, 2016 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. New York will unquestionably be the place to be on the grassroots basketball scene during the weekend of April 15 to 17, …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: January 17, 2016, 3:33 pm
Elite 6′-5″ guard Kobi Simmons, the No. 17 prospect in the 2016 class nationally, committed to Arizona on a Saturday ESPN broadcast. With Simmons off the board, only seven top 100 prospects remain uncommitted at this juncture. Simmons picked the Wildcats over Kentucky, Ohio State and UNLV. Arizona loses standout guard Gabe York from its 2015-2016 …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: January 17, 2016, 2:41 pm
Three-time USA Basketball gold medalists Terrance Ferguson (Advanced Prep International/Dallas, Texas),Josh Jackson (Prolific Prep Academy, Calif./Southfield, Mich.) and Jayson Tatum (Chaminade College Prep/St. Louis, Mo.) headline the 2016 USA Junior National Select Team that will face off against the World Select Team in the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit at 12 p.m. (PST / 3 p.m., …
Author: Press Release
Posted: December 15, 2015, 2:50 am
Best Player: De’Aaron Fox, Kentucky Best Potential: Wenyen Gabriel, Kentucky Best Scorer: Malik Monk, Kentucky Best Shooter: Terrance Ferguson, Alabama Best Rebounder: Edrice “Bam” Adebayo, Kentucky Best Passer: J.J. Caldwell, Texas A&M Best Defender: Abdulhakim Ado, Mississippi State Best Glue Guy: Braxton Key, Alabama Best Athlete: Malik Monk, Kentucky 1. Kentucky Wildcats De’Aaron Fox | 6′-3″ | PG | Cypress Lakes (TX) Malik Monk …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: December 12, 2015, 7:36 pm
Height: 6′-10″ Weight: 254 Wingspan: 7′-4″ Position: C High School (State): DeSoto (TX) Club Team (Affiliation): Pro Skills (Nike) Our Take: A powerful post player with tremendous size, length and bulk, Bolden is a true center who shows the potential to be a “take no prisoners” interior prospect down the road. Despite his prodigious frame, Bolden is mobile …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 18, 2015, 9:07 pm

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2016

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Wenyen Gabriel6'-9"PFWilbraham & Monson (MA)HSVerbal
Sacha Killeya-Jones6'-11"CVirginia Episcopal School (VA)HSVerbal
Tai Wynyard6'-10"CNew ZealandIntlVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

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

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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