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College Basketball Recruiting

Daily news coverage of the nation's top college basketball recruits and teams.

Top 40 Isaac Okoro inching closer to trimming his list

Isaac Okoro's consistent mentality, improved shooting, and willingness to compete have been on display this week as the top 40 prospect looks to secure a spot on the USA Basketball under-17 roster. Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, NC State, Florida, Florida State and Alabama are just a few of the many programs that have locked in on the four-star recruit. (Rivals.com)

USA Basketball: Jalen Johnson discusses wide ranging recruitment

One of the most versatile recruits in America, 2020 wing Jalen Johnson has become a nationwide priority. While Kentucky and Kansas reached out Friday, Duke, Marquette, Wisconsin, Arizona, Illinois, LSU, Minnesota, Florida, USC, UCLA, Iowa, Arizona State, Purdue, Kansas State and West Virginia are among the many others who are looking to make him a priority. (Rivals.com)

Five-star SF Scottie Barnes updates where he stands as new schools jump in

Five-star forward Scottie Barnes was one of 30 players competing for a spot on the U17 USA Basketball team. On Friday during the first day of tryouts, it was also the first day college coaches could reach out to recruits in the 2020 class. “I had about seven schools text and call me on the first day. Miami, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Cal, Louisville and Oregon." (Rivals.com)

USA Basketball Monday night standouts

After cutting down to 18, the United States under-17 trials took on a different look Monday. Hosting the elite from the 2019 and 2020 classes, Monday’s scrimmage put a few in better position to make the final group of 12. 2020 guard Jeremy Roach detailed his recruitment as Jay Wright, Mike Krzyzewski and a slew of other heavy hitters have already been on the phone with him. (Rivals.com)

Isaiah Stewart Discusses Recruiting, Sets Peach Jam & Team USA Goals

If all goes according to plan, Isaiah Stewart will be a very busy man in the coming weeks. The 6-foot-9 big man from La Lumiere (IN) is one of 18 finalists for the 2018 USA Basketball U17 World Cup. On the recruiting front, Stewart has trimmed his list to 10 schools: Georgetown, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Villanova, Duke, Michigan State, Indiana, Texas, Louisville, and Washington. (Flo Hoops)

Five-star guard Ashton Hagans enrolling at Kentucky after graduating year early

Kentucky received reinforcement for the 2018-19 season on Friday as five-star guard Ashton Hagans graduated high school a year early to head to Lexington for next season. The 6-foot-4 Hagans is considered by many recruiting analysts to be a top-ten national prospect in the Class of 2019 as he gives the Wildcats three five-star recruits at lead guard for next season. (NBC Sports)

Five things we learned at the NBA Players Top 100 Camp

Precious Achiuwa, an undecided 6-8 forward from St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.), embarrassed a lot of defenders. He’s too quick and has too good a handle for anyone his size, but is too physical and too explosive for smaller players. “A couple of schools have been talking to me, but Kansas, Pittsburgh, St. John’s, UConn, and UCLA have kept in touch the most.” (USA Today)

2020 Five-Star SG Jalen Green taking recruitment in strides

The No. 1 player in the 2020 class, Jalen Green is keeping his options open. Green recently picked up an offer from Kansas and said Duke and Kentucky are showing interest. Other schools in the mix are USC, UCLA, Nevada, Arizona, and Villanova. Rivals.com caught up with the elite guard to get the latest on which coaches have made contact and schools he may want to visit. (Rivals.com)

USA Basketball U17 Sunday night standouts

The last session until the first round of cuts were made, diminishing a group of 30 in the hunt for the ultimate final 12 spots on the United States Basketball under-17 team, took place on Sunday evening. Finding standout performers was not an issue but we did our best to pin-point all that we saw in Colorado Springs. No one brings more energy to the floor than Scottie Barnes. (Rivals.com)

NBPA Top 100: The Bossi Awards

Nobody was more impressive at the NBPA Top 100 Camp than five-star wing Scottie Lewis, who has a final 7 of Duke, Florida, Harvard, Kentucky, St. John's, Stanford and Villanova. Precious Achiuwa backed up the hype that has had college coaches raving about his potential and earned a top 10 ranking. He was focused, he was active and he was productive. (Rivals.com)

2020 Five-star PG R.J. Hampton's recruitment heating up

Friday was the first day college coaches could call or text 2020 recruits and R.J. Hampton heard from a ton of coaches in the first 24 hours. Kansas coach Bill Self called from Canada where he's coaching the U18 USA Basketball team in the World Championships. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski reached out, and he also picked up offers from USC, Memphis, Florida and Florida State. (Rivals.com)

Five-star PF Isaiah Stewart breaks down his Top 10

Isaiah Stewart recently cut his list to 10 schools: Duke, Michigan State, Indiana, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Villanova, Texas, Louisville and Washington. Stewart says he hears from all his final schools consistently. Rivals.com caught up with the five-star forward at the U17 USA Basketball tryouts for more on his top 10 and a time frame for a decision. (Rivals.com)

NBPA: Who stood out on day three?

Day three of the NBPA Top 100 Camp was highlighted by some big time performances. Some of the best in 2019 and 2020 stepped up, with players bringing high level effort and energy to the event. 2019 SF Precious Achiuwa has been the talk of the camp and arguably the top performer here. The uber-athletic forward has consistently put up big scoring and rebounding numbers. (247 Sports)

U17 USA Basketball Training Camp Standout Performers

30 elite high school basketball players are competing at the United States Olympic Training Center this weekend for a chance to represent Team USA in Argentina for the U17 FIBA World Championships. The talent is so deep this year it almost seems like an impossible task to trim it down to 12 players. There was high energy, and a lot of players stepped up their game. (Rivals.com)

Jalen Suggs cherishes another USA basketball experience

Four-star quarterback recruit Jalen Suggs has scholarship offers in both football and basketball from schools like Ohio State, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa and Iowa State. Suggs is hoping to get offers this summer from blue-blood basketball schools Kentucky, Kansas and Duke. Currently, Minnesota, Iowa, Iowa State and West Virginia are among the schools recruiting him the hardest. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

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2019 Player Rankings
1James WisemanCMemphis, TN 
2Vernon CareyPFFort Lauderdale, FL 
4Matthew HurtPFRochester, MN 
5Cole AnthonyCGNew York, NY 
6Scottie LewisSFEatontown, NJ 
7Bryan AntoineSGEatontown, NJ 
8Ashton HagansPGCovington, GAKentucky
9Trendon WatfordSFBirmingham, AL 
10Precious AchiuwaSFBronx, NY 
11Chol MarialCCheshire, CT 
12Jalen LecqueCGArden, NC 
13Tyrese MaxeyPGGarland, TXKentucky
14Cassius StanleySGStudio City, CA 
15Balsa KoprivicaCMontverde, FL 
16Will BakerCAustin, TX 
17Onyeka OkongwuCChino, CA 
18Alonzo GaffneyPFCleveland, OHOhio State
19Christian BrownSFColumbia, SC 
20Armando BacotCRichmond, VA 
22Keion BrooksSFFort Wayne, IN 

2020 Player Rankings
1Jalen GreenSGFresno, CA 
2Jalen SuggsCGMinneapolis, MN 
3Isaiah ToddPFRaleigh, NC 
4R.J. HamptonCGLittle Elm, TX 
5Greg BrownPFAustin, TX 
6Kyree WalkerSFPhoenix, AZArizona State
7Scottie BarnesSFFort Lauderdale, FL 
8Jalen JohnsonPGSun Prairie, WI 
9Julian StrawtherSFLas Vegas, NV 
10N'Faly DanteCWichita, KS 
11Joshua ChristopherSGBellflower, CA 
12Evan MobleyCTemecula, CA 
13Jeremy RoachPGFairfax, VA 
14Hunter DickinsonCHyattsville, MD 
15Jaemyn BrakefieldPFHuntington, WV 
16Anthony EdwardsSGAtlanta, GA 
17Cade CunninghamSGArlington, TX 
18MarJon BeauchampSGSeattle, WA 
19Brandon BostonSFAtlanta, GA 
20Jabri Abdur-RahimSFWest Orange, NJ 

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