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Wing forward David Nickelberry of Windermere Prep (FL) cut his list to four programs on Tuesday night, naming Memphis, USC, Vanderbilt and Georgia as his finalists. A versatile talent at 6′-7″, Nickelberry averaged 16.4 points per game, 7.9 rebounds, and 4.8 assists as a junior for his high school team. He played for Showtime Hoops in …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 17, 2016, 2:16 am
Point guard play is always at a premium, and that axiom is perhaps more true in the 2017 class due to the absence of premium quality backcourt prospects. With that in mind, Makai Ashton-Langford, a recent transfer to the elite prep program at Brewster Academy (NH) is an even more valued recruit in the Northeast …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 8, 2016, 12:38 pm
Vanderbilt now has a second recruit locked in for the 2017 season, as 6′-2″ combo guard Maxwell Evans of Bellaire (TX) announced his pledge on Sunday. Evans joins Arizona guard Saben Lee (the son of former NFL player Amp Lee) in the class to date for the Commodores. In Evans and Lee, Vanderbilt now has a very athletic …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 8, 2016, 3:17 am
After the third college basketball recruiting “live” period in July concluded, commitments and narrowed recruiting lists have come in a steady clip over the last week. Arguably the most notable news was Washington bypassing Auburn (who bolstered the previous top ranked group by adding Chuma Okeke just a week ago) for the No. 1 recruiting …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 1, 2016, 2:28 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
Alabama’s new head coach Avery Johnson continued building his terrific first recruiting class on Wednesday, snaring a verbal commitment from top-75 prospect Braxton Key (formerly Blackwell) of Oak Hill Academy (VA). Key, a 6′-7″ combo forward with great ball skills, joins top-15 prospect Terrance Ferguson, a 6′-7 wing, and 6′-5″ junior college forward Ar’Mond Davis in what is …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: October 21, 2015, 11:58 pm

Scholarship Grid

Positions2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
Point GuardsRiley LaChance (Jr)Riley LaChance (Sr)Larry Austin (Sr)Saben Lee (Jr)
Larry Austin (Tr)Larry Austin (Jr)Saben Lee (So)Maxwell Evans (Jr)
Saben Lee (Fr)Maxwell Evans (So)
Maxwell Evans (Fr)
WingsNolan Cressler (Sr)Matthew Fisher-Davis (S)Joseph Toye (Sr)Payton Willis (Sr)
Matthew Fisher-Davis (Jr)Joseph Toye (Jr)Camron Justice (Sr)
Joseph Toye (So)Camron Justice (Jr)Payton Willis (Jr)
Camron Justice (So)Payton Willis (So)
Payton Willis (Fr)
PostsLuke Kornet (Sr)Jeff Roberson (Sr)Djery Baptiste (Sr)Clevon Brown (Sr)
Jeff Roberson (Jr)Djery Baptiste (Jr)Clevon Brown (Jr)
Djery Baptiste (So)Clevon Brown (So)
Clevon Brown (Fr)

Incoming Recruits

Class of 2017

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Saben Lee6'-3"PGCorona Del Sol (AZ)HSVerbal
Maxwell Evans6'-2"SGBellaire (TX)HSVerbal