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One of the finest guards in the country, 6′-3″ combo guard Nick Weatherspoon, of Velma Jackson (MS) came off the board on Sunday, picking Mississippi State. Weatherspoon blew up over the summer, accumulating offers from the likes of Kansas, Louisville, North Carolina and others. Head coach Ben Howland has done a great job landing prospects in …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: September 12, 2016, 2:19 am
Iowa State nabbed their second pledge in the 2017 class on Wednesday, as 6′-8″ forward KeyShawn Feazell announced his commitment to the Cyclones. Feazell joins Wisconsin wing forward Terrence Lewis in the class to date for Iowa State. Facing many expected departures from the 2016-2017 roster, the 2017 recruiting class is expected to be large at Iowa State. The …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 25, 2016, 1:18 pm
Arkansas got some terrific news earlier this week, as 6′-8″ forward Reggie Perry, a top-75 prospect in the 2018 class, announced his pledge to the Razorbacks. Arkansas already had three pledges for 2017 (including top-100 prospects Daniel Gafford and Khalil Garland), and Perry is their second verbal from the 2018 class, joining his grassroots teammate Isaiah Joe, a …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 19, 2016, 1:55 pm
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

Scholarship Grid

Positions2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
Point GuardsIJ Ready (Sr)Tyson Carter (So)Tyson Carter (Jr)Tyson Carter (Sr)
Tyson Carter (Fr)Lamar Peters (So)Lamar Peters (Jr)Lamar Peters (Sr)
Lamar Peters (Fr)Nick Weatherspoon (Fr)Nick Weatherspoon (So)Nick Weatherspoon (Jr)
WingsQuinndary Weatherspoon (So)Quinndary Weatherspoon (Jr)Quinndary Weatherspoon (Sr)Eli Wright (Sr)
Xavier Stapleton (So)Xavier Stapleton (Jr)Xavier Stapleton (Sr)Mario Kegler (Sr)
Eli Wright (Fr)Eli Wright (So)Eli Wright (Jr)
Mario Kegler (Fr)Mario Kegler (So)Mario Kegler (Jr)
PostsAric Holman (So)Aric Holman (Jr)Aric Holman (Sr)Abdulhakim Ado (Sr)
Joseph Struggs (So)Joseph Struggs (Jr)Joseph Struggs (Sr)Schnider Herard (Sr)
Abdulhakim Ado (Fr)Abdulhakim Ado (So)Abdulhakim Ado (Jr)EJ Datcher (Sr)
Schnider Herard (Fr)Schnider Herard (So)Schnider Herard (Jr)
EJ Datcher (Fr)EJ Datcher (So)EJ Datcher (Jr)

Incoming Recruits

Class of 2017

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Nick Weatherspoon6'-3"PGVelma Jackson (MS)HSVerbal