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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
The end of college basketball’s early signing period is exactly a month away – November 18. With that in mind, it seemed appropriate to evaluate which college basketball programs are currently off to a great start in the 2016 recruiting cycle. There’s bound to be plenty of changes as oodles of elite talent is still on …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 18, 2015, 8:46 pm
Height: 6′-4″ Weight: 170 Wingspan: 6′-6″ Position: PG High School (State): St. Francis (GA) Club Team (Affiliation): Atlanta Celtics (adidas) Our Take: A lanky point guard who can score, Simmons has been a known quantity nationally after breaking out as a freshman on the national circuit for the high-profile Atlanta Celtics. Only Kentucky, Ohio State and UNLV reportedly remain in …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 18, 2015, 3:09 pm
Height: 6′-9″ Weight: 195 Position: PF High School (State): Wilbraham & Monson (MA) Club Team (Affiliation): Mass Rivals (adidas) Commitment: Kentucky Wildcats Our Take: The darling of the grassroots circuit in the summer of 2016, no player shot up the charts like Gabriel did. After a hot and heavy recruitment from a who’s who list of college basketball programs, Gabriel …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 17, 2015, 4:48 am
Flint, Michigan native Miles Bridges, a top 15 prospect in the 2016 class, announced his intention to attend Michigan State on Saturday. Bridges, a power wing at 6′-6″, popped for the Spartans over Indiana and Kentucky. Bridges’ decision marks two consecutive weeks in which the Spartans and head coach Tom Izzo have received a top 50 …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 3, 2015, 4:35 pm
Height: 6′-4″ Weight: 190 Wingspan: 6′-6″ Position: SG High School (State): Bentonville (AR) Club Team (Affiliation): Arkansas Wings (Nike) Our Take: With arguably as much bounce to the ounce as any high school prospect in the country, Monk is at times unguardable for even the above-average high school foe. Still, there’s an increasing school of thought that …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: September 28, 2015, 3:28 am

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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