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  • Recruiting Update: November 7th November 7, 2017 College Pride Press

    The fall signing period begins tomorrow which means previously committed recruits and announcing recruits can make their college choices official. We will likely have an update later this week to break down all the decisions that have been made. For now, here are the latest commitments since our last update ...

  • Recruiting Update: October 30 October 30, 2017 College Pride Press

    Crazy 2 weeks in recruiting! We are 9 days away from the fall signing period where many of the committed players will make their commitment official and others will announce their intentions. Many players like to lock in their scholarship in and get their recruitment over with before the high ...

  • Recruiting Update: October 12 October 12, 2017 College Pride Press

    Much quieter week on the recruiting front. This is usually quieter as practices start and scheduled visits take place. There are always a few commitments here and there but we still have a long way to go before the fall signing period in early November. Things will be picking up ...

  • Recruiting Update: October 5 October 5, 2017 College Pride Press

    Wow! It may have been overshadowed by the FBI investigation and practice beginning but the recruiting world has been hot in the past week and a half. We have had tons of decommitments and commitments on the recruiting trail. Here is everything to get you up to date.

    Decommitments

    • 4-star ...
    • Lukas Kisunas Commits to UConn October 2, 2017 Nick Schwartz

      On Monday morning, Lithuanian native Lukas Kisunas pledged to the UConn Huskies, giving Coach Ollie his third commitment in recent weeks, all for the Class of 2018. He had made an official visit to Storrs last week. Kisunas, a native of Vilnius, the country’s capital city, recently measured in at ...

    • Recruiting Update: September 22 September 22, 2017 College Pride Press

      The live recruiting period has started and coaches can now attend open gyms and visit players at their homes. Most colleges visit with everyone they have offered scholarships too so it is way to hard to keep track of visits. We do have quite a few commitments in the past ...

    • Recruiting Update: September 12 September 12, 2017 College Pride Press

      And….we are back with another recruiting update. It has been a crazy week of official visits, commitments, and starting yesterday coaches visiting high schools! Here is all you need to know on the recruiting trail. All rankings reference are from 247 Composite.

      Commitments 

      • 5-star forward Cameron Reddish has committed to Duke. Reddish ...
      • Recruiting Update: August 29 August 29, 2017 College Pride Press

        Another week in August, another slew of commitments and lists being cut. Keep up with all recruiting with our recruiting updates!

        Commitments

        • 4-star Jaylen Hoard has committed to Wake Forest for 2018.
        • Ryan Young has committed to Northwestern.
        • Kody Stattman has committed to Virginia.
        • Boubacar Diakite has reclassified to 2017 and enrolled at ...
        • Recruiting Update: August 22 August 22, 2017 College Pride Press

          As expected we have another great 10 days of commitments, lists cut, and drama! Here is a breakdown of what has gone in on the recruiting world.

          Commitments

          • 5-star PF Marvin Bagley III has reclassfied to 2017 and will attend Duke. Bagley is the number one player in 2017.
          • 5-star PG ...
          • Tre Jones, #1 PG of 2018, to Duke August 13, 2017 Mark Stouffer

            Tre Jones, a Point Guard from Apple Valley, Minnesota, has committed to Duke. He chose Duke over Minnesota, Ohio State, USC, UCLA, and Arizona. Minnesota was seen as the primary contender.

            Jones, who is currently ranked #9 on 247Sports, and the #1 PG, has risen significantly in the recruiting rankings over ...

          • Recruiting Update: August 12 August 12, 2017 College Pride Press

            The live recruiting period is now over. The ball is now in the players court as the focus turns to final lists, visits, and some decisions. It has been a crazy week wrapping up the recruiting period. Here are the commitments and major lists.

            Reclassification

            • 5-star PF Jontay Porter has ...
            • RJ Barrett Reclassifies to 2018 July 31, 2017 College Pride Press

               

              Rowan “RJ” Barrett, the consensus #1 prospect in the class of 2019, has decided to forgo his Junior year and will recalls to 2018. The lanky 6-7 guard has a wide array of talents that includes his vision, his ability to the move the ball at an efficient rate, and ...

            • Recruiting Update: July 25 July 25, 2017 College Pride Press

              We are coming down the homestretch for summer recruiting with one major weekend left to go. We have seen tons of offers being put out and within the next few weeks we will have lists cut down and visits set. For the mean time here is what has happened in ...

            • Marquette Adds Joey Hauser to the Mix July 24, 2017 Ethan Kelly

               

              Joey Hauser, a 6’8 forward hailing from Stevens Point, Wisconsin, has decided to take his talents to Marquette University for his collegiate career, per twitter. His decision to stay close to home will also allow him to reunite on the court with ...

            • 5-Star Point Guard Trims List to 6 July 21, 2017 Ryan McMullen

              5-Star, Darius Garland, has trimmed his list to 6. Garland’s finalists include Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA, and Vanderbilt. As of right now, Duke is considered the leader in his recruitment but Vanderbilt is picking up speed as they are his hometown team.

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            • CPP Podcast: Recruiting and Scheduling Talk July 20, 2017 College Pride Press

              The Core 4 of IU and Big Ten hoops are here to breakdown recruiting, Marvin Bagley, and scheduling. We have a special guest for our next podcast so be sure to look out for that.

            • Recruiting Update: July 19th July 19, 2017 College Pride Press

              The first live period in July is now over and we continue to gain clarity on the 2018 and 2019 recruits. It is extremely difficult to judge anything in a macro sense based on which coaches are watching games because there are so many games and so many talented players ...

            • Recruiting Update: July 11 July 12, 2017 College Pride Press

              The 2018 recruiting news has picked up in the past few weeks. Here is an update of the major news that has happened on the recruiting scene. We will try to post updates once a week to keep you in the loop with your school’s recruiting.

              2018 Commitments

              • 4-star G/F Musa Jallow ...
              • Tremont Waters to LSU June 6, 2017 Ryan Dahlkamp

                The recruitments of 16-18 year old high school basketball players are often “head-scratching,” to say the least. This applies directly to Tremont Waters and his roller coaster of a recruitment. Early on in the 2016-2017 college basketball season when the Indiana Hoosiers had wins over Kansas and North Carolina, there ...

              • Mo Bamba Commits to Texas May 18, 2017 College Pride Press

                Shaka Smart and the Longhorns became relevant again as they nabbed Top 5 recruit Mo Bamba. Bamba held offers from every major school and basically had Kentucky and Texas in his final two. Bamba is a big man that can provide elite level rim protection and some versatile scoring. Bamba is ...

              • Duke Lands 4-Star Forward Jordan Tucker May 13, 2017 College Pride Press

                4-star small forward Jordan Tucker has committed to Duke for the 2017 season. Tucker is a consensus Top 100 recruit and has the shooting and versatility that can help fill the holes vacated by Jason Tatum, Frank Jackson, and Luke Kennard.

                With the drama surrounding Bamba, Bowen, and others, Jordan Tucker ...

              • Jaelin Llewellyn’s recruitment heats up; provides update May 13, 2017 Drew Dinnhaupt

                It’s only a matter of time before Jaelin Llewellyn propels himself from unranked to a 3, or even 4, star status. Though still unranked for the time being, according to 247Sports, the Canada native received ten Division I offers in just a span of two weeks. Headlined by Purdue and Virginia, ...

              • Oregon picks up first commit of 2018 Class May 10, 2017 Sean Bock

                Oregon’s first commitment in the 2018 Class is a great start for Dana Altman and the Ducks.

                On Wednesday evening, four-star forward Miles Norris committed to Oregon over the likes of Arizona, UCLA, and multiple others.

                Norris is a 6-foot-9 forward from San Diego, California who is ranked 32nd is the Class ...

              • Recruiting Roundup: May 9th May 9, 2017 College Pride Press

                Here is a recruiting roundup quick hits. We will keep you updated as top recruits cut their lists, make visits, and schedule their decision dates.

                • 2017 Forward Brian Bowen continues to be a mysterious recruit by taking a visit to Oregon over the weekend. In addition to Oregon, DePaul, Florida State, ...
                • Kevin Knox is Going Blue! May 9, 2017 Ryan McMullen

                  The No. 9 player (according to ESPN) in the country has surprisingly chosen Kentucky over Duke, North Carolina, Florida State, and Missouri. Knox is now the 7th commit for the Wildcats as he joins up with several highly rated recruits in PJ Washington, Nick Richards, Jarred Vanderbilt, Quade Green, Shai ...

                • DePaul lands 2018 G Tyger Campbell May 8, 2017 Sean Bock

                  After winning a national championship this past season with La Lumiere, 2018 4-star point guard Tyger Campbell made his college decision on Monday committing to play ball for Dave Leitao and the DePaul Blue Demons.

                  Originally from the Class of 2019, Campbell also announced via his Twitter page that we would reclassify ...

                • Top 10 Wing Kevin Knox is Going to Kentucky May 6, 2017 Ryan McMullen

                  The No. 9 player (according to ESPN) in the country has surprisingly chosen Kentucky over Duke, North Carolina, Florida State, and Missouri. Knox is now the 7th commit for the Wildcats as he joins up with several highly rated recruits in PJ Washington, Nick Richards, Jarred Vanderbilt, Quade Green, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and newly acquired, Jemarl Baker.

                  Knox, the Tampa ...

                • Tanner Reha: Impact the game or be there for the ride? May 6, 2017 Drew Dinnhaupt

                  Just only about two percent of high school student-athletes move on to play Division I sports. Some understand what it entails, while others settle for Division II or III. Tanner Reha, a Michigan native, doesn’t settle for less at Division II, but rather gains more by playing at DII.

                  Reha committed to Northwood ...

                • CPP Podcast: Recruiting Talk and EYBL Recap May 2, 2017 College Pride Press

                  Brad Kreppel and Ryan Dahlkamp traveled to Indianapolis over the weekend to watch some of the top 2018 and 2019 recruits comete on the EYBL circuit. We open up by talking about some of the top 2017 uncommited recruits before discussing our thoughts on some of the future top recruits.

                   

                • Junior College Big Man Eric Cobb Commits to Huskies March 8, 2017 Nick Schwartz

                   

                  Yesterday evening, Chipola Junior College center Eric Cobb committed to Kevin Ollie and the Huskies. The 6 foot, 10 inch Cobb will have two years of eligibility remaining when he suits up for UConn next November.

                  The former South Carolina Gamecock averaged ...

                • Recruiting: 5-star Diallo chooses Kentucky January 8, 2017 Noah Holley

                  5-star shooting guard Hamidou Diallo announced his commitment to Kentucky yesterday.  He is ranked no. 11 in the ESPN 100.

                  Diallo attends Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut.

                  Diallo will immediately enroll at Kentucky, but is not expected to play until next season.  There is little room for him in Kentucky’s loaded backcourt.

                  Diallo ...

                • Fall Signing Period Recap December 16, 2016 College Pride Press

                  The fall signing period is officially over and some programs will singing praise while others might be worried for their future. The Cinderella story of this year would have to be the Crimson Tide of Alabama. Despite going 18-15 in 2015-2016 (8-10 in the conference), 2nd year coach Avery Johnson ...

                • ESPN GEICO High School Showcase on December 15th, 2016 December 13, 2016 Sean Bock

                  With no top 25 teams in action this Thursday, ESPN has given us hoop fans an early Christmas present.  On Thursday, December 15th, four of the top high school teams in the country will participate in the GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase.

                  The Thursday double header will consist of USA ...

                • Recruiting: Miami lands 5-star SG Walker November 16, 2016 Noah Holley

                  5-star SG Lonnie Walker announced his commitment to Miami Wednesday, landing the Canes one of the biggest recruits in program history.

                  The 6-5 Walker, from Reading, Pa., is gifted with impressive physical attributes and eyebrow-raising athleticism.  His arrival will ensure Miami boasts one of the top backcourts in 2017-18.

                  247sports ranked him ...

                • Recruiting: St. Louis lands 5-star for 2018 October 26, 2016 Noah Holley

                  Power forward Carte’Are Gordon, the 9th-ranked recruit in ESPN.com’s 2018 Top 60 rankings, committed to St. Louis on Wednesday.

                  Gordon checks in a little lower in 247sports.com’s 2018 composite rankings, at no. 22.  In a class especially rich with power forward talent, however, he only ranks 11th in the site’s rankings ...

                • 4-star Shooting Guard Commits to NC State October 4, 2016 Drew Dinnhaupt

                  2017 4-star shooting guard Thomas Allen committed to NC State this past weekend over Nebraska, Ohio State, Saint Louis and Virginia Tech. Allen ranks as the #134 prospect in the 2017 class, and one of the best players in the state of North Carolina. Allen committed during his official visit ...

                • Clifton Moore commits to Indiana October 2, 2016 Sean Bock

                  Less than a week after receiving a commitment from Justin Smith, Tom Crean added another commitment to his 2017 recruiting class today.

                  Clifton Moore,  a 6-foot-10 forward from Hatboro-Horsham High School in Pennsylvania, committed to the Hoosiers after taking an official visit this weekend to Bloomington.

                  Moore, a 3-star recruit, also held ...

                • Former SMU Commit Decides on Maryland October 2, 2016 Drew Dinnhaupt

                  2017 4-star center Bruno Fernando, a former Southern Methodist commit, has committed to Maryland over Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, LSU and others. Fernando is one of the best centers in the 2017 class, and is ranked #71 nationally by 247Sports.

                  Fernando is a fantastic post player who can get to the ...

                • Kansas Gets First 2019 Commit October 2, 2016 Drew Dinnhaupt

                  2019 4-star point guard Markese Jacobs committed to Kansas after an unofficial visit Sunday. Jacobs is ranked as the #55 prospect nationally in the class of 2019, and one of the best sophomores in the state of Illinois.

                  Jacobs had 3 other offers, all from his home state, in DePaul, Illinois, and ...

                • Nate Pierre-Louis Discusses Commitment to Temple September 26, 2016 Drew Dinnhaupt

                  2017 3-star guard Nate Pierre-Louis committed to Temple in mid September, and I got the opportunity to discuss with him why Temple was the choice.

                  “ was the right fit. I had a really good visit,” Pierre-Louis stated as the primary reason for his commitment. He added that he “didn’t plan on ...

                • Top 15 College Basketball Freshman for 2016-17 August 29, 2016 Brett Siegel

                  Over the past few weeks here at College Pride Press, we have ranked the top fifteen players in the senior, junior, and sophomore classes for the upcoming 2016-2017 college basketball season. For our fourth and final installment of our class rankings, I was given the task of ranking ...

                • Caleb Hollander: An Inspiration July 24, 2016 Drew Dinnhaupt

                  Caleb Hollander is a homeschool basketball player playing for the Nashville Central Christian Warriors. Hollander is a college basketball prospect who has been recruited by dozens of Division I colleges.

                  Hollander’s story is like no other. Hollander was once regarded as one of the top freshman basketball players in the state of Tennessee. At ...

                • Summer Recruiting is in Full Swing; Several Commitments Recently July 22, 2016 Drew Dinnhaupt

                  Over the past week, many prospects from all classes have decided on where they will play collegiate basketball. Numerous 3-star and 4-star recruits have decided, as well as a 5-star prospect in 2017 small forward Michael Porter Jr, who decided on Washington this past Friday. Let’s run through the recent ...

                • New Face, New Place: University of Arizona July 2, 2016 College Pride Press

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                  Lauri Markannen:

                  Lauri is a 6’11” postman from Finland. As a 5-star recruit, he should be able to play extensive minutes and be a dominant force for the Wildcats. Don’t be surprised if he receives plenty of praise from fans as well ...

                • Malik Newman to Transfer to Kansas July 1, 2016 Drew Dinnhaupt

                  Former Mississippi State guard Malik Newman has decided to transfer to Kansas over NC State, Oregon and Western Kentucky. Malik Newman will have to sit out next season, per NCAA rules. He will practice along with Kansas guards Frank Mason III and Devonte’ Graham.

                  Kansas and Western Kentucky were the front ...

                • Terrance Ferguson to Play Overseas; Won’t Enroll at Arizona June 30, 2016 Drew Dinnhaupt

                  Arizona commit Terrance Ferguson, a 2016 5-star SG from Dallas, Texas, has decided he will play overseas next season rather than enrolling at Arizona. There were rumors saying that Ferguson would be ineligible for collegiate basketball due to the high school he attended, Advanced Preparatory International, which is likely the reason ...

                • #1 C in 2017 Robinson commits to Western Kentucky June 29, 2016 Mark Stouffer

                  No, you did not misread the headline.

                  Yes, the Western is supposed to be there.

                  In a stunning decision, Mitchell Robinson, the #9 player in the class of 2017 and the #1 Center within the class, has committed to Western Kentucky over LSU amongst others.

                  Robinson, a former Texas A&M commit, decommitted in ...

                • Who’s Pursuing Former MSU Guard Malik Newman? June 29, 2016 Drew Dinnhaupt

                  Former Mississippi State guard Malik Newman decided to transfer from the school weeks ago after having a rough freshman year. Newman was regarded as a top 10 high school prospect in 2015, and he somewhat lived up to that hype his first collegiate season averaging 11.3 PPG, 2.8 RPG, and 2.2 ...

                • Ted Kapita Commits to North Carolina State June 25, 2016 Drew Dinnhaupt

                  2016 4-star PF Ted Kapita has committed to NC State after decommitting from Southern Methodist a few weeks ago. Kapita is ranked #56 nationally by 247Sports and is the #14 ranked power forward in the 2016 class. He is the second to last top-100 prospect to commit, with 4-star PF ...

                • 4-star Forward Kostas Antetokounmpo Commits to Dayton June 24, 2016 Drew Dinnhaupt

                  2016 4-star SF/PF Kostas Antetokounmpo has committed to Dayton over Iowa State, Marquette, St. John’s, UNLV, among others. Kostas is the younger brother of Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. Dayton had no votes in the 247 Crystal Ball. His pledge to the Flyers came out of the blue as no ...

                • USA Basketball reveals FIBA U17 World Championship Roster June 18, 2016 Mark Stouffer

                  For those that are looking for basketball to watch in the summer after the NBA finals are over, and also interested in seeing some of the best Class of 2017 prospects compete together, look no further than the U17 FIBA World Championships, a bi-annual event that showcases the best players ...

                • IU Recruiting Update Class of 2017 June 17, 2016 Jacob Lautenschlager

                  As the high school all-star games begin to wrap up it seems like a good time to catch up with the 2017 recruiting class. Indiana currently has only one verbal commitment in 6-4 guard Aljami (Al) Durham. The Hoosiers remain on the list for many of the top recruits in ...

                • UPDATE: Rumors Heating Up For Taurean Thompson June 10, 2016 Drew Dinnhaupt

                  4-star power forward/center Taurean Thompson is among the few remaining uncommitted seniors. Thompson is a 4-star big man from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. He is down to Michigan State, Seton Hall and Syracuse. Thompson is ranked #75 nationally by 247Sports, and the #12 center in the ...

                • 2017 4-Star PG Martin commits to Arizona State June 10, 2016 Drew Dinnhaupt

                  2017 4-star PG Remy Martin has committed to Arizona State, 247Sports and Scout confirm. Martin is ranked as both a 4-star and a 3-star. Martin attends Sierra Canyon High School in Chatsworth, California, and is teammates with arguably the top player in the 2018 class, Marvin Bagley III. 

                • Senior Combo Guard Malik Lue-Mitchell to Announce Soon June 8, 2016 Drew Dinnhaupt

                  2016 G Malik Lue-Mitchell plans to announce his college decision, which will be between Hawaii and Western Kentucky, sometime at the end of this month. Lue-Mitchell attends Evelyn Mack High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Lue-Mitchell has offers from Hawaii, North Carolina Central, and Western Kentucky, and has decided he ...

                • Jarrett Allen Commits to Texas June 7, 2016 College Pride Press

                  2016 5-star PF Jarrett Allen committed to Texas Friday afternoon. Allen is a 6-9 big man who attends St. Stephen’s Episcopal in Austin, TX. Allen chose the Longhorns over Houston and Kansas. Allen’s 247 Crystal Ball was 100% in Texas’ favor. Allen is ranked the #5 power forward in the ...

                • Malik Newman Drawing Tons of Interest June 6, 2016 College Pride Press

                  Earlier this week, Malik Newman, a former Mississippi State guard, announced he would transfer from the school. Newman was a former 5-star recruit from Jackson, Mississippi. Newman averaged 11.3 PPG, 2.8 PRG and 2.2 APG last season as a Bulldog. According to The Clarion-Ledger, Arizona, Arizona State, Butler, Cal State ...

                • Latest on 2016 Power Forward Taurean Thompson June 6, 2016 Drew Dinnhaupt

                  It seems there is an announcement coming soon from 2016 4-star power forward Taurean Thompson, one of the few uncommitted seniors. Thompson stands at 6-9 and attended Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Thompson appears to be down to Michigan State, Seton Hall and Syracuse. Per a source, Thompson reportedly ...

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