By JACK LeGWIN
The next generation of point guards arrived this summer with Troy Brown, Trevon Duval and Matt Coleman leading the charge, each earning multiple offers from high-major programs.
Brown, a rising sophomore at Centennial (Nev.), ranked No. 2 in the class of 2017 is the highest ranked of the trio thanks to his length and ability to read defenses at the current height of 6-foot-6. It also earned him offers from Duke, UCLA, Arizona, Kansas and UNLV. To read more of this story, click here
Glynn Watson, a 5-foot-11 point guard out of Westchester (IL) St. Joseph, committed to Nebraska Sunday.
“I have committed to play at University Of Nebraska,” he Tweeted.
Watson, who has drawn comparisons to T.J. Ford, is ranked No. 67 in the Class of 2015 by Rivals. He chose Nebraska over Purdue, Creighton and others.
Nebraska contacted Watson throughout the recruiting process, making a strategic offer in late April. After an improbable run to the 2014 NCAA Tournament, coach Tim Miles helped legitimize the program by landing Watson. To read more of this story, click here
By JACK LeGWIN
Admiral Schofield has committed to Tennessee.
The 6-foot-5, 210 pound class of 2015 shooting guard from Zion-Benton (Ill.) pledged to the Vols Sunday.
“I have committed to play basketball at the University of Tennessee #GoVols #RockyTop,” Schofield tweeted. To read more of this story, click here
Malik Newman, the top point guard in the Class of 2015, is in no rush to make a college decision.
“Just knowing Malik, from now until the time the season is over, [college coaches are] really just going to be wasting their time,” David Sanders, Newman’s coach at Jackson (MS) Calloway, told Ben Roberts of the Herald Leader. “Because he’s not going to think about recruiting. He’ll listen to what they have to say and enjoy his visits, but as far as making his decision — he is not thinking about it. That’s the farthest thing from his mind right now.”
One source close to the recruitment said they expect Newman’s decision to come down to Kansas, Kentucky, UConn and N.C. State, but Mississippi State is also expected to be in the mix.
The 6-foot-4 Newman, who recently played in the Under Armour Elite 24 game and won a gold medal with the USA U17 team at the World Championship in Dubai, will host in-home visits next month and has already hosted UConn coach Kevin Ollie. To read more of this story, click here
Chris Clarke, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Virginia Beach (VA) Cape Henry Collegiate School, is down to seven schools and will next visit UConn Sept. 5-7.
Along with UConn, Clarke is considering, Florida, Iowa State, Tennessee, Creighton, Minnesota and Virginia Tech.
Clarke averaged 12.5 points this summer with Boo Williams on the Nike EYBL circuit, and 14.7 points at the Peach Jam. He made the ZAGSBLOG All-Peach Jam 2nd Team after leading Boo to the semifinals.
Reigning national champion UConn is his first visit.
“He likes the academic side of it,” Cape Henry Collegiate coach Mark Hall told SNY.tv by phone Friday. “Obviously, he likes Kevin Ollie. A great coaching staff. Glen Miller is out there as well. The whole coaching staff is from UConn, they’ve won multiple national championships. To read more of this story, click here
After recently “trimming” his list to 10, former Arizona commit Tyler Dorsey now has a final six.
“Final 6 are (in alpha order): AZ State, Cal, Colorado, Kansas, Oregon & UNLV. Will visit 1st 5 officially and UNLV unofficially,” he Tweeted.
The 6-foot-5 2015 lead guard will visit Oregon Sept. 5-7, Colorado Sept. 19-21, Kansas for “Late Night in the Phog” Oct. 10-12 and Arizona State Oct. 17-19.
He cut St. John’s, along with Georgetown, Louisville and UConn.
Johnnies coach Steve Lavin had targeted Dorsey, along with Isaiah BRiscoe and Brandon Sampson, among high school guards in the Class of 2015. To read more of this story, click here
Diamond Stone, the 6-foot-10 big man from Milwaukee Dominican, announced his top five schools on Thursday, according to reports.
Stone listed Duke, Maryland, Oklahoma State, UConn and Wisconsin, with Kentucky among those not making the list.
Stone will announce his college choice Nov. 12, the first day of the NCAA early signing period.
He and 6-4 point guard Malik Newman have talked about a package deal. To read more of this story, click here
Coming of his show-cause penalty, Auburn coach Bruce Pearl continued his tremendous recruiting roll Thursday with the addition of former Maryland big man Trayvon Reed for this coming season.
The 7-foot-1 Reed is headed to the SEC school and will reportedly suit up beginning in the second semester after spending the first semester at Elevate Prep School in Delray Beach, Fla., according to Evan Daniels of Scout.com.
Reed wasn’t allowed to enroll at Maryland following his arrest for second-degree assault, second degree assault of a police officer, theft under $100 and resisting arrest.
Ranked by 247Sports as the No. 9 center and No. 77 prospect in the 2014 class, Reed is the latest addition to Pearl’s recruiting haul. To read more of this story, click here
Tanksley Efianayi, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard/small forward from Daytona State, will visit St. John’s and Arizona State in September, but is still considering several other options, his junior college coach told SNY.tv Thursday morning.
“He’s not down to those two schools, those are the two he’s going to visit in the fall,” Daytona coach Ryan Ridder said. “Coach [Steve] Lavin and Coach [Herb] Sendek, their assistants have done a really good job recruiting him and have built the best relationships. So he’s going to visit those two, I’m not sure when he’s going to make his decision, fall or spring.” To read more of this story, click here
By JACK LeGWIN
Henry Ellenson has cut his list to Kentucky, Marquette and Michigan State.
Reggie Rankin from ESPN was the first to report the news.
Bob Bradovich of Wisconsin WQOW News 18 reported Ellenson will visit Michigan State Sept. 20, Marquette Sept. 26 but he has not set date to visit Kentucky.
Ranked No. 9 in the Class of 2015 by 247 Sports, Ellenson averaged 18 points per game for Wisconsin Playground this summer on the EYBL Circuit. To read more of this story, click here