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1. Kentucky Wildcats This is the first recruiting class at Kentucky in the John Calipari-era to not be ranked as No. 1 in the country, but it isn’t as if the Wildcats dropped far, as their class is certainly a consensus top-5 class nationally. All four players are top-50 players nationally and all were selected ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: February 16, 2014, 6:46 pm
The Kansas State Wildcats garnered their first verbal commitment for the 2015 recruiting cycle on Friday, landing 6′-9″ power forward Eric Cobb of Potter’s House (FL). Cobb reportedly had a strong sophomore season at North Florida Educational Institute (FL) last year before making the move this year to Potter’s House. According to his 247Sports.com player ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: February 8, 2014, 3:29 am
According to multiple reports, the Mississippi State Bulldogs nabbed their third commit of the 2015 recruiting cycle, Morgan County (GA) point guard Quindarius “Tookie” Brown. Brown will join wing Dante Scott and big man Joseph Struggs in the class. Brown is having a banner junior year at Morgan County, as according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he is averaging better than 25 ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: January 26, 2014, 11:12 pm
There’s an increasing buzz that 6′-4″ shooting guard Malik Newman may be the best scorer in the high school ranks. The electric Callaway (MS) standout captured his second state championship at Callaway (MS) in the spring, and followed it up by leading Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League in scoring. A member of the class of 2015, ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: June 2, 2013, 10:48 pm
While our early season Freshmen All-American team focused primarily on the performances of players from high-major conferences and programs, there is certainly room for recognizing the accomplishments of those newcomers that are excelling under the radar at mid-major or lower programs. It’s perhaps too early to tell if these freshmen were missed as high school ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: December 29, 2012, 7:41 pm
Make no mistake, 6-8 forward Jabari Parker of Simeon (IL) is not the “best high school basketball player since LeBron James”, as touted by Sports Illustrated last year. In fact, several class of 2013 members, like 6-8 forward Andrew Wiggins of Huntington Prep (WV), twin Kentucky guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison of Fort Bend Travis (TX), and beastly power forward Julius Randle of Prestonwood Christian (TX) ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: December 21, 2012, 3:08 am

Incoming Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2014

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Maurice Dunlap6'-2"SGAmanda Elzy (MS)HSSigned
Demetrius Houston6'-6"SFCarver (AL)HSSigned
Oliver Black6'-9"CIMG Academy (FL)HSSigned

Class of 2015

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Tookie Brown5'-11"PGMorgan County (GA)HSVerbal
Joseph Struggs6'-8"PFCarver (AL)HSVerbal
Dante Scott6'-5"SGCampbell (GA)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2013

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Imara Ready5'-11"PGParkview (AR)HSSigned
Quantel Denson6'-9"CMineral CC (KS)JCSigned
Travis Daniels6'-8"SFShelton State (AL)JCSigned
Fallou Ndoye6'-11"CFindlay Prep (NV)HSSigned

Class of 2012

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Craig Sword6'-2"SGCarver (AL)HSSigned
Fred Thomas6'-5"SFJim Hill (MS)HSSigned
Gavin Ware6'-8"CStarkville (MS)HSSigned
Andre Applewhite6'-5"SFCentral (TN)HSSigned
Jacoby Davis6'-0"
PGSt. John's NW Military Academy (WI)HSSigned
Colin Borchert6'-8"PFEast Mississippi CC (MS)JCSigned
Trivante Bloodman 6'-0"PGOlney Central College (IL)JCSigned

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