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Is Labissiere on Mudiay’s route? In the wake of Emmanuel Mudiay’s jump to China in lieu of NCAA basketball, there’s no question that at least a handful of 2015 prospects and beyond may be considering going overseas, rather than a year or more of college hoops. There’s certainly a major difference between considering making a such a move, and having ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: July 28, 2014, 3:20 am
Paperback Version (At Amazon.com) Paperback Version (At CreateSpace.com) Kindle Version (At Amazon.com) It’s a cruel irony for college basketball fans, having the best season-ending tournament, but a tremendous long off-season afterwards. The College Basketball Newcomers Guide helps break up the doldrums of the summer, as it breaks down every men’s D-1 college basketball recruiting class. With profiles of the ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: June 12, 2014, 1:09 am
South Carolina closed out its ’14 recruiting class on Thursday, landing 6′-8″ power forward James Thompson of Parkview Baptist (LA). Thompson is long on potential as a post prospect, but will need time to develop. The Gamecocks now have four recruits in the fray for their class, with point guard Marcus Stroman and wings TeMarcus Blanton and Shamiek Sheppard, to go ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: May 30, 2014, 4:23 am
After leading his Morgan Park (IL) team to two straight 3A State Championships in Illinois, Josh Cunningham became one of the hottest forward prospects still left on the board in the 2014 class. The 6′-8″, 200 senior garnered more than a handful of high-major offers, including tenders from Indiana, DePaul, South Carolina, St. John’s and more. On ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: April 30, 2014, 2:48 am
Top-100 talent comes back on the board At this late stage of the NCAA D-1 men’s basketball regular signing period, the annual coaching carousel has led to an increasing and surprising number of top-100 players, or players considered to be of that caliber, to be still seeking schools. Given that a huge number of players signed during ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: April 28, 2014, 3:43 am
The proliferation of prep schools has perhaps diminished the notoriety of being an elite junior college basketball recruit. Still, there are plenty of high major programs that harvest the top prospects at the two-year level each recruiting cycle. The following list of 25 potential impact junior college players is alphabetical only, and no doubt not ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: April 17, 2014, 12:31 pm

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2014

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Marcus Stroman6'-2"PGKeenan (SC)HSSigned
TeMarcus Blanton6'-4"SGLuella (GA)HSSigned
Shamiek Sheppard6'-5"SFFishburne Military (VA)PrepSigned
James Thompson6'-8"PFParkview Baptist (LA)HSSigned

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2013

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Sindarius Thornwell6'-5"SFOak Hill Academy (VA)HSSigned
Justin McKie6'-4"SGIrmo (SC)HSSigned
Desmond Ringer6'-9"PFEagle's Landing (GA)HSSigned
Jaylen Shaw6'-0"PGHartsville (SC)HSSigned
Duane Notice6'-3"SGSt. Thomas More (CT)HSSigned
Reggie Theus Jr.6'-6"SFFairfax (CA)HSSigned
Demetrius Henry6'-8"PFFaith Baptist (FL)HSSigned

Class of 2012

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Tyrone Haughton6'-9"PFDr. Krop (FL)HSSigned
Minda Kacinas6'-8"SFWord of Life (KS)HSSigned
Thaddeus Hall6'-5"SGThomas Jefferson (NY)HSSigned
Michael Carrera6'-6"PFMontrose Christian (MD)HSSigned
 

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