Thursday, October 25, 2012

Andrew Wiggins Reclassifies to 2013

Andrew Wiggins, the consensus No. 1 player regardless of class, has made a huge recruiting decision.

The former No.1 player in the class of 2014 is now on top in 2013 after reclassifying back to his original class. "Spoke to Andrew father Mitch. Both he and Andrew are comfortable with him reclassifying to 2013," his prep coach Rob Fulford posted to Twitter. "He wants to concentrate on school [and] season."

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Rathan-Mayes to FSU

Xavier Rathan-Mayes keeps the family tradition alive. The 6-3 shooting guard from Canada followed in his fathers footsteps and will play his college basketball for Florida State.

He chose Florida State over UConn and Illinois, who were his other finalist.

Rivals four-star shooting guard is the first commit for head coach Leonard Hamilton in the 2013 class and a big one.

Rathan-Mayes is known for his big-time scoring ability. He adds plenty of scoring off the ball for Florida State and is a huge pickup for the Seminoles basketball program.

It should also be noted that Rathan-Mayes is the teammate of 2014 stud Andrew Wiggins, who Florida State is also pushing hard to acquire because of his family connection to the program and his obvious basketball talents. It should be interesting to see just how much this decision impacts Wiggins, who most believe favor Kentucky and Florida State.

Nonetheless, great scoring addition for Florida State, who picked up one of the best off-ball scoters available in the country.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Harrison Twins Announce for Kentucky

The No. 1 point guard and No. 2 shooting guard in the country, according to ESPN are heading to the same school.

Aaron and Andrew Harrison announced on ESPN Recruiting Nation that they will both be attending Kentucky.

They chose UK over SMU and Maryland.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Nebraska Forward Commits to Louisville

Rick Pitino is putting together another talented recruiting class.

His 2013 recruiting class already features Rivals four-star point guard Terry Rozier, a former 2012 pledge, that prepped at Hargrave Military Academy (VA) this season.

Ravenscroft (NC) shooting guard Anton Gill and Northwest Florida State College (FL) point guard Chris Jones, two Rivals four-star guards, are committed to Pitino in 2013, as well.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Catching Up on Recent Commitments

There has been a lot of recruiting buzz lately. A lot of official visits have been taken and a lot of commitments have come as an effect.

London Perrantes recently popped for Virginia. Perrantes, a 2013 6-foot point guard adds great depth for the Cavaliers and brings a high basketball IQ.

Joining him in the state is 2013 post-graduate center Trevor Thompson, who picked Virginia Tech over offers from Arizona State, Mississippi State, Auburn and USC.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Ricardo Ledo Ruled Partial Qualifier

Ricardo Ledo, the No. 6 ranked player in the class of 2012 by Rivals, committed to play for Providence College and head coach Ed Cooley.

The Jordan Brand Classic alum added a dynamic 6-6 shooting guard to pair with McDonald's All American point guard Kris Dunn.

In a span of a few months, things changed.

Dunn went down with an injury and freshman Ledo was ruled ineligibile to play in games this year with Providence but is allowed to practice. The ruling came down today and was first reported by the Providence Journal.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Wells Headed to Maryland

Dezmine Wells, a 6-5 guard from Raleigh, North Carolina that attended Hargrave Military Academy (VA), expects to enroll at Maryland following his expulsion from Xavier.

Wells was expelled from the University amid sexual assault allegations that were later not pursued.

Monday, September 3, 2012

London Perrantes Is Virginia Bound

This past weekend, a lot of college basketball programs welcomed in 2013 prospects.

6-foot point guard London Perrantes of Crespi (CA) was on an official visit to Virginia, along with Cheddi Mosley and Alex Robinson. Following his official, Perrantes sent out a tweet that ended his recruitment.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Embiid Getting High Major Looks

Joel Embiid, an emerging center from Yaounde', Cameroon, has a host of high major programs courting him. It'll be hard to miss Embiid this high school season. The 7-1 center from the Rock School in Gainesville, Florida, is emerging as one of the top bigs left on the board in the class of 2013 and there are still a number of college programs still interested in seeing him this year.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Jordan Woodard Headed to the Big 12

It's been a long recruiting process for Edmond Memorial (OK) point guard Jordan Woodard. The 6-foot guard has seen the likes of Kansas, Florida State, Missouri and Oklahoma State, among others recruiting him but it came down to three schools.

Oklahoma, Memphis and Stanford were the three schools he selected from and just about everybody expected the home team Sooners to pick up the talented 2013 guard.

The Sooners have been the most consistent program recruiting Woodard and Oklahoma did have the homefield advantage. However, Stanford and Memphis both offer the chance to contribute to a great basketball program as well.

Zach Coleman Decommits

Back in May, Missouri's 2013 recruiting class started to take shape after Zach Coleman, a 6-7 forward from Woodrow Wilson (TX), committed to the program.

Mizzou had a solid point guard and forward to the join the program next season with two pledges in their 2013 recruiting class. However, after three months, Coleman changed his mind.

"I decommitted from the university of Missouri last night," he tweeted. "[M]y recruitment is now back open."

Monday, August 20, 2012

Jared Brownridge Taking Visits

Jared Brownridge, a 6-2 combo guard from Waubonsie Valley in Illinois, lifted his value this summer with the Illinois Wolves AAU program.

Brownridge has a reputation of being a dominating scorer and great shooter, which were two aspects you saw this summer. Bradley, Illinois State, Northern Iowa and Drake among others, have offered.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Matthew Atewe Taking it Easy

Notre Dame Prep typically rounds up some of the best talent across the country. With another strong roster ready to head into next year, the 6-9 forward Matthew Atewe, is probably one of the more intriguing big men on the roster.

Jeffrey Carroll Checking His Options

Rowlett (TX) small forward Jeffrey Carroll has a long list of scholarship offers and plenty of interest. With the recent offer from San Diego State, his scholarship total reached 15 with offers from SMU, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Nebraska, TCU and Santa Clara, among others.

Kansas State, TCU, Nebraska, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, San Diego State have put in the most work and are coming hardest, according to Carroll.

Carroll is becoming a more popular commodity in coaching circles and starting to emerge as one of the more popular players. He has a plethora of high-major interest and credits three components of his game.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

USC Adds Connecticut Guard

In May, Capital Prep (CT) point guard Kahlil Dukes announced that Lehigh and Southern California would be in his top five when he decided to put together his list.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Alabama Adds Pollard

Devonta Pollard, the No. 22 player in the country according to Rivals, opted to attend Alabama over offers from Texas, Georgetown and Missouri.

The Kemper County small forward is the only commitment for Anthony Grant in the class of 2012 but it's clear Alabama is headed in the right direction.

Coach Grant has added another talented prospect during the late signing period, as he did last year with Trevor Lacey. Pollard won a state championship his senior year at Kemper County (MS) with Anthony Grant in the stands watching.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tanner Lancona Improving His Stock

Tanner Lancona, a 2013 hybrid forward from Tesoro High School (CA), has been impressive this summer on the AAU circuit. The 6-8, versatile forward, started off his summer picking up an offer from UC Davis. He followed up by picking up an offer from head coach Jack Murphy of Northern Arizona and recently San Francisco.

His recent recruiting attention has come due to his hard work prepping himself for the AAU live period. The Tesoro forward has been working hard improving his game all season and it's shown over the past month.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Wayne Selden Talks Recruiting

Wayne Selden, a five-star rated athlete by Rivals and ESPN, is talking recruiting.

The 6-4 versatile athlete can play up to many positions on the floor and even played a little point guard for Tilton (NH) this year, and looked good doing it.

In a interview with, Selden says, "I know I'm going to Pangos. So, I might visit UCLA when I'm out there if my mother comes with me."

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Semi Ojeleye Cuts List

Semi Ojeleye, a 2013 wing from Ottawa (KS), has seen a boost in his recruitment. He's playing like a sure fire top-25 prospect and college programs were treating him in that manner.

Earlier today, news broke that Ojeleye cut his list down to 11 schools, which was confirmed by his high school coach Jon McKowen.

Arizona, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA and Wisconsin all made the cut.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Anthony Bennett Eliminates UK, UF

Anthony Bennett, a 2012 forward from Findlay Prep (NV), eliminated both Kentucky and Florida in the past few days and is now down to two programs.

According to multiple reports, Bennett is down to UNLV and Oregon and cold possibly decide soon.

The feeling around the recruiting world is that UNLV is in great shape for the Rivals five-star and McDonald's All American forward.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Austin Malone-Mitchell Adds Offers

Austin Malone-Mitchell, a 5-11 point guard from Rufus King in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, added two scholarship offers today.

His father Marc Mitchell said Malone-Mitchell added offers today from Bowling Green and San Francisco.

Two programs stepped up to offer Malone-Mitchell following his impressive play during the EYBL this past weekend. Playing for the Wisconsin Playground Elite (WI), Malone-Mitchell averaged 13.2 points, five rebounds and four assist.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Savon Goodman Next to UCLA?

Yesterday, Tony Parker, a 2012 Miller Grove (GA) center, announced his commitment to UCLA at a press conference held at his high school. He chose UCLA over Georgia, Kansas, Ohio State and Duke.

Parker joined Shabazz Muhammad, Kyle Anderson and Jordan Adams to help UCLA acquire the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation by ESPN and No. 2 by both Rivals and Scout.

Following the commitment of Parker, UCLA commit Anderson took to Twitter to express his joy of the commitment and also mentioned who else he wanted to team up with as a future Bruin.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Robert Upshaw to Fresno State

7-foot Robert Upshaw (San Joaquin, CA) committed to Kansas State originally over offers from Georgetown, Fresno State and Louisville.

He was set on attending Kansas State, who was coming off a third round apperance in the NCAA tournament until Frank Martin decided to bolt for the South Carolina opening.

Soon after, Upshaw re-opened his recruitment and eliminated both Kansas State and South Carolina as options.

It didn't take long after the decommit for Upshaw to surprise a local school and sign where he was wanted.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Nerlens Noel Commits to Kentucky

Nerlens Noel, the No.1 rated prospect in 2012 by ESPN and No. 2 by Rivals, announced his commitment to Kentucky on ESPNU's Signing Day Special.

Noel, who many considered to be committing to Georgetown, decided to step in for future No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Anthony Davis, although he has yet to announce for the NBA draft yet.

"I thought it was the best fit for me," Noel said.

Noel joins, the newly-rated No. 1 rated recruiting class by ESPN, that features two McDonald's All Americans in shooting guard Archie Goodwin, power forward Alex Poythress, four-star center Willie Cauley and North Carolina State transfer Ryan Harrow.

Shabazz Muhammad Commits to UCLA

Many sources indicated before his much anticipated decision that Shabazz Muhammad, (Bishop Gorman, NV) the No. 1 rated player by Rivals and No. 2 by ESPN, committed to UCLA.

Muhammad, who's always had a strong UCLA lean, made his final decision public when he announced for Ben Howland's Bruins on ESPNU's Signing Day Special.

"I chose to be a Bruin," he said when announcing his college decision.

Muhammad joins, my No. 1 player in the 2012 class, Kyle Anderson, a 6-9 point guard from St. Anthony in New Jersey as well as Jordan Adams of Oak Hill Academy.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

DeMarcus Holland to Texas

Rivals three-star shooting guard DeMarcus Holland (Naaman Forest HS, TX) finalized his college decision. The former South Florida commit decided to stay local and commit to the Texas Longhorns while on an official visit per sources.

Holland is a great scoring guard with the ability to play both positions in the backcourt. This season as a senior, Holland elevated his stock with his play and showed some great upside at the lead guard position.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Kyle Anderson, Shabazz Muhammad Highlight MCD AA Game

One of the most prestigious events for a high school basketball player lived up to its hype coming in. Shabazz Muhammad, regarded as the No. 2 overall player in the 2012 class by ESPN, scored 9 of his teams 11 points early and ended up finishing with 21 points and an MVP award joining elite company.

Of the last five McDonald's All American MVP's, all but one went in the lottery within the top four picks (Tyreke Evans, Kevin Durant, Michael Beasley and Derrick Favors) except for Chase Budinger.

Muhammad was 10-of-18 from the floor and added six rebounds in 22 minutes of action to lead the West team to a 106-102 victory. Muhammad was the dominant player from start to finish and did just about everything you expected him to do.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Shabazz Muhammad Deciding Soon

One of the nation's top prospects is close to a decision. Shabazz Muhammad, a 6-6 forward, from Bishop Gorman (NV) is going to take an official visit to UCLA in early April then make his college decision either April 9th or 10th according to a report by Adam Zagoria.

Muhammad, the Morgan Wootten Player of the Year, an award given to the nation's top senior, is down to Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, UNLV and UCLA.

He finished up his high school career averaging 30 points and 10 rebounds per game, while leading his high school to team to their third state championship with Muhammad leading the way.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Clyde Santee Still On the Board

At 6-foot-8, Yates High School (TX) standout, Clyde Santee, has seen his stock roar over the years. Playing with the Houston Defenders allowed Santee to get evaluated by more coaches and programs got involved.

Santee described himself as a," long lefty scorer, good defender, winner, great passer and playmaker."

He listed Dayton, Fresno State, Long Beach State, South Carolina and Texas Tech. With the late signing period emerging faster than ever, Santee is contemplating more than just a college decision.

"Before the end of the basketball season," he said of making his final decision. "If not, I could go the prep school route."

He went on to include, "If I'm not sure about making a decision I will just prep and play again this summer instead."

To help with his possible decision, Santee does plan to take a few visits over the course of the basketball season. "Yes, [I'm] trying to plan [visits] around the basketball schedule now," he said.

While on the visits, he looks for certain thing in a college basketball program. "Playing style, the head coach ad player development history," he said.

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Aquille Carr Picks Seton Hall

One of the nations most hyped point guards regardless of class has picked a school. The 5-8, 140-pound Aquille Carr (Patterson, MD) decided to end his recruitment with a verbal commitment to Seton Hall. broke the story saying, "Aquille's prep coach has confirmed the selection of Seton Hall."

Carr selected Seton Hall over offers from Baylor, Connecticut, Loyola Marymount, Memphis, South Florida, Texas and Xavier.

He becomes the first commitment in the 2013 class for the Pirates and a big one. Carr brings so much to the table as a point guard. He has a ton of heart, an ability to take over games, as well as being able to create oppurtunities for his teammates.

Seton Hall has a great one in Carr. He's going to sell tickets, win games and bring some excitement to the Seton Hall basketball program.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Stevie Clark Drawing Attention

Stevie Clark (Douglas, OK) has seen his recruitment rise over the past couple of months, due to strong performances he's put together this year. Clark, a 5-10, 170-pound point guard has proven that he's more than a elite scorer.

Clark has the ability to take over games with his deep-threat ability. He also has proven his ability to create off the dribble, make his teammates better and finish around the rim.

His playmaking ability was definitely on display at the Thanksgiving Hoopfest where he wow'd spectators with his 40-point performance.

In addition, in his most recent game, Clark posted 34 points, 13 assist and four steals.

School's that he's interested in right now are Baylor, Florida, Florida State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Marquette, Memphis, Missouri and Vanderbilt. He's also heard very briefly from Duke and would like to hear more from them.

"Jeff [Capel] offered him when he was at Oklahoma," she said. "He finally called us after the Thanksgiving game."

Arizona State, Georgia, Florida and Memphis are the newest programs involved, with the Gators coming out to his high school over Christmas break to see him play. Florida secured a commitment from Kasey Hill and it's unclear if they will continue recruiting him.

But, with his game continuously rising, I can see more colleges contacting him. Two schools have already made Clark a top target with much of their 2012 recruiting done. "[Oklahoma State] has probably come at him more than anybody besides Vanderbilt," his mother said. She also mentioned Louisville as a possible destination. Clark is a big on Louisville, despite not hearing from the Cardinals yet.

Nonetheless, despite narrowing his list down to a manageable number, he's still going to allow teams to get involved.

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Luke Fischer to Indiana

After taking an unofficial visit to Indiana and taking in their upset loss of No. 2 Ohio State, 2013 forward Luke Fischer (Germantown, WI) decided to end his recruitment with a commitment to the Hoosiers.

Fischer is a strong player in the post and should be considered an early steal for Indiana. He still has to continue developing his face-up and jump shot, along with adding weight, which will help his college transition.

He's long, athletic, and energetic and is a great addition for Indiana.

Fischer, a three-star rated prospect by Rivals, held offers from Boston College, Creighton, Dayton, Green Bay, Iowa and Marquette.

He becomes the third Indiana commitment in the 2013 class joining forward Devin Davis and Collin Hartman, two in-state talents.