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The Bruce Pearl-era as head coach at Auburn has seen a steady upgrade in talent on the roster, though it hasn’t been without its hits and misses. The Tigers nabbed 6′-8″ power forward Chuma Okeke on Sunday night, giving Auburn a third top-50 prospect in the class, which is currently the most talented in the nation. It’s …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: July 25, 2016, 3:05 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: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: December 12, 2015, 7:36 pm
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: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: July 17, 2015, 3:16 pm
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: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: April 24, 2015, 9:31 pm
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: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: November 29, 2014, 6:45 pm
The majority of the top talent in the 2015 class is signed with their college of choice now, and depth in the 2016 class also dropped significantly in recent days, as three top 100 players verbally committed, and fourth member of the class reclassified and joined the 2015 class. Memphis will get Broddie early The …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: November 21, 2014, 2:46 pm

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2016

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Lamar Peters6'-1"PGLandry-Walker (LA)HSVerbal
Eli Wright6'-5"SG22 Feet Academy (SC)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2015

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Joseph Struggs6'-8"PFCarver (AL)HSSigned
Quinndary Weatherspoon6'-5"SGVelma Jackson (MS)HSSigned
Malik Newman6'-3"SGCallaway (MS)HSSigned

Class of 2014

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Maurice Dunlap6'-2"SGAmanda Elzy (MS)HSSigned
Demetrius Houston6'-6"SFCarver (AL)HSSigned
Oliver Black6'-9"CIMG Academy (FL)HSSigned
Johnny Zuppardo6'-8"PFJones County (MS)JCSigned

Class of 2013

NameHeightPositionSchool (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

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
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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