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Point guard Edmond Sumner set for Xavier

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The decision is in for ’14 point guard Edmond Sumner of Detroit Country Day (MI), as the 6′-3″ lead guard picked Xavier over Massachusetts on Sunday. Sumner made his call after a recent trip to the campus at Xavier and is the first known pledge for the Minutemen in the 2014 recruiting cycle. Sumner is currently playing extremely well for the Detroit-based The Family, in Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League. Through two sessions, Sumner is his ... Read More »

Early season college basketball Freshmen All-American team

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As the door closes on the 2012 portion of the men’s college basketball season, it’s a great time to recognize the early season results of the freshmen class, which has already made a big impact on the game, nationally. This All-American squad reflects the early efforts of freshmen players, largely through the first two months of the season. It’s a combination of players who have excelled overall, along with those that were put in a ... Read More »

Former top-10 prospect Chris Thomas picks Xavier

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For a time, bouncy guard Chris Thomas was considered a lock top-10 prospect in the 2013 class during to outrageous scoring outbursts and rim rattling play. On the recruiting side, his multiple high school transfers from Montbello (CO) to Princeton Day (MD) to Westwind Prep (AZ) to South Kent (CT) certainly rose eyebrows, and slowed down colleges from recruiting him. At one point, he seemed to be an Arizona lean, but with academics needing to ... Read More »

2012 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic rosters

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The Kentucky Derby Festival is pleased to announce the rosters for the Derby Festival Basketball Classic presented by papajohns.com to be played Friday, April 6, at Freedom Hall. The roster includes five McDonald’s All-Americans, as well as University of Louisville signee and point guard Terry Rozier and three Indiana University recruits. Nearly all of the players scheduled to participate are ranked among the Top 40 nationally by recruiting services Rivals.com and Scout.com. The players will also ... Read More »

Stacked squads set for Spalding Hoophall Classic

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There’s no doubt where the top high school and prep basketball teams can be found this holiday weekend. The Blake Arena at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., hosts the Spalding Hoophall Classic, which features ten high school basketball teams ranked in the latest Hoopniks Terrific 30 team rankings, as well as several prep schools with loaded rosters that include 5th year players. The event starts Thursday, and the first two days feature teams from the ... Read More »

Weekly College Basketball Recruiting Beat (11-20-11) – Former signees show out at National Prep

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The National Prep Showcase, in New Haven, CT, was the place to be over the weekend. A majority of the top prep schools in the country, that have post-graduates on their rosters, were in the house at the event, with reported sightings from numerous high-major college coaches. Some of the players that drew the most attention from observers included former highly-touted members of the 2011 class. In particular, Amir Garrett and Jakarr Sampson, who signed ... Read More »

Weekly Recruiting Beat (7-31-11) – College Basketball Recruiting News & Notes

July  Evaluation Period Grind Ends; International Flavor For August For the thousands of individuals involved in one capacity or another in the July live college basketball recruiting evaluation period, the end of the second July period comes as bittersweet. The grind of July and the evaluation period that comes with it are certainly not ideal, which is the sentiment, in a nutshell, from everyone involved in grassroots basketball, from the athletes, to the AAU team ... Read More »

It’s Xavier for Semaj Christon

Xavier is wasting no time with its 2012 recruiting efforts. The Musketeers now have five players that have verbally committed in the Class of 2012, having snagged a pledge from 6′-2″ point guard Semaj Christon, as reported by multiple sources today. Christon is a point guard that is a native of Cincinnati, and averaged 22 points per game last season at Winton Woods (OH). The athletic point guard is headed off to arguably the most ... Read More »