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Duke Offers 2019 Five Star Guard Bryan Antoine

Eatontown (NJ) Ranney School standout Bryan Antoine picked up a scholarship offer from Duke on Friday. The five star guard is considered the No. 7 overall prospect in the country according to 247Sports’ composite ranking. Antoine is the second player from the rising junior class to be offered by Duke this week, joining five star forward Matthew Hurt of Minnesota. (247 Sports)

Five Takeaways from the Under Armour All-America Camp

One of the players who will push five-star status after July is Devon Dotson. The 6-foot-1 Charlotte native was the best player at the Under Armour All-America Camp as he was unstoppable off the dribble. Scoring in multiple ways around the basket, including some thunderous dunks, Dotson is a very good athletic if he gets a full head of steam going towards the rim. (NBC Sports)

Marvin Bagley, Scout's No. 1 recruit, sets two more visits

After taking an official visit to Duke this past weekend, Marvin Bagley has scheduled two more official visits, a source told Scout. Bagley's second official visit will come this week, as he plans to visit Andy Enfield's USC program in the midst of the third July evaluation period. Then Scout's No. 1 overall recruit plans to go to Tuscon to visit Arizona "the first week of August." (Scout.com)

'Being an Indiana kid,' new commit Damezi Anderson felt at home with IU

Eric Brand is still getting to know Damezi Anderson. South Bend Riley’s new coach was just hired in May, and has only had the summer to work out with his star forward. But it’s not just the 24 points per game Anderson averaged as a junior that have impressed Brand so far. Anderson on Monday was the third player for the class of 2018 to commit to Indiana, during a whirlwind 24 hours. (Indianapolis Star)

Devon Dotson impresses at Under Armour Camp, planning official visits

Devon Dotson was perhaps the most impressive player this week at the Under Armour All-America Camp. The No. 6-ranked point guard in the Class of 2018 per 247Sports.com, Dotson is setting up official visits to Arizona, Kansas and Florida but is still working with a list of eight schools: Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Miami, Wake Forest, USC and Ohio State. (Zag's Blog)

2018 five-star point guard Darius Garland cuts list to six

Nashville five-star point guard Darius Garland revealed the final six schools that he’s considering on Friday. The No. 12 overall recruit in the Class of 2018, according to Rivals, Garland is one of the top floor generals in the nation and is still considering Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA and Vanderbilt. Garland is one of high school's more deadly three-point marksmen. (NBC Sports)

Quick Q&A With 5-Star PG Ashton Hagans

To no one's surprise, Ashton Hagans, who will attend Oak Hill this school year, leads the circuit in both assists and steals by a wide margin. As the wins have mounted, the offers have rushed in. Since June 15th, who are some of the schools he's hearing a lot from? "Kentucky, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Florida, Florida State...really, everybody that’s offered." (247 Sports)

Louisville strong with Jamal Mashburn Jr.

2020 combo guard Jamal Mashburn Jr. has a strong connection with the Louisville program through his father, and a Cardinal offer is on the table. Mashburn Jr., 6-1 and out of Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep, visited Louisville this summer He enjoyed the visit, and as he put it, “I know the coach well.” His father Jamal Mashburn was a standout for then Kentucky head coach Rick Pitino. (247 Sports)

Moses Brown facing big decisions on high school and college

Moses Brown will take one of two paths in the next couple of months. Either the 7-foot-1 center will remain at Archbishop Molloy High School, or he will leave New York and transfer to a national high school powerhouse. Both options are on the table for Brown, the No. 6-ranked player in the 2018 ESPN 100 and a recruiting target for Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Louisville and Maryland. (FanRag Sports)

A look at the growing world of high school basketball mixtapes

The highlight mixtape — usually a collection of dunks, blocks, long jump shots and flashy passes — is nothing new, even if coaches often discount their value as a talent-evaluation metric. But in the past decade the phenomenon has grown, both in volume and in its focus on ever younger subjects, with the help of a group of companies devoted to documenting basketball’s next big thing. (New York Times)

Jim Boeheim’s son is suddenly being wooed by high majors

Buddy Boeheim has, in recruiting circles, been known as little more than Jim Boeheim's son -- a nice mid-major prospect most assumed would eventually walk-on and play for his father at Syracuse. And he still might. But a funny thing happened last week: Buddy Boeheim was super impressive on a big stag, leading his team to the quarterfinals of the Nike Peach Jam. (CBS Sports)

Louisville offers 2019 shooting guard Josh Nickelberry

Louisville assistant coach Kenny Johnson watched Game Elite 2019 on two occasions on Friday after David Padgett had seen the team on Thursday at the adidas Gauntlet Series Finale. And they must have liked what they saw from Josh Nickelberry. The 2019 shooting guard from Oak Hill Academy landed a scholarship offer from the Cardinals on Friday night. (Cardinal Authority)

Zion Williamson discusses Duke, Kansas, Kentucky

Zion Williamson spoke a bit more on Duke, Kentucky and Kansas’ pitches. Duke: “The whole coaching staff usually texts me every two days. They just tell me to come to Duke and to play positions one through four for them and do everything else." Kentucky: “Coach Cal (John Calipari) texts me every two days. He just says if my dream is to get to the NBA, I can help you do that." (Rivals.com)

2019 stars Bryan Antoine, Scottie Lewis talked recently about possible college package

Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine were on opposite teams Wednesday at Philadelphia University. On this night, the 6-foot-5 Lewis got the better of his Ranney School and Team Rio teammate by burying a game-winning three-pointer in the final seconds. The shot came in front of a Who’s Who of coaches, including UNC's Roy Williams, Kentucky’s John Calipari, and Kansas’ Bill Self. (Zag's Blog)

R.J. Barrett discusses the latest with his recruitment

2019 5-star shooting guard R.J. Barrett had some of the best performances this summer with the Canadian National Team at the U-19 FIBA World Cup. On June 15, college coaches were able to contact class of 2019 recruits for the first time. “Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Arizona, UCLA, Oregon, Michigan and Texas were some of the schools that reached out,” he said. (Made Hoops)

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2017 Player Rankings
1DeAndre AytonPFPhoenix, AZArizona
2Michael PorterSFColumbia, MOMissouri
3Mohamed BambaPFNew York, NYTexas
4Wendell CarterPFAtlanta, GADuke
5Trevon DuvalPGNew Castle, DEDuke
6Kevin KnoxSFTampa, FLKentucky
7Brandon McCoyPFSan Diego, CAUNLV
8Hamidou DialloSGQueens Village, NYKentucky
9Billy PrestonPFDallas, TXKansas
10Mitchell RobinsonCChalmette, LAWestern Kentucky
11Gary Trent Jr.SGSaint Paul, MNDuke
12Collin SextonPGMableton, GAAlabama
13Brian BowenSFSaginaw, MILouisville
14Troy BrownSFLas Vegas, NVOregon
15Kris WilkesSFIndianapolis, INUCLA
16P.J. WashingtonPFDallas, TXKentucky
17Jarred VanderbiltSFBellaire, TXKentucky
18Austin WileyPFBirmingham, ALAuburn
19Nick RichardsCManhasset, NYKentucky
20Trae YoungPGNorman, OKOklahoma

2018 Player Rankings
1Marvin BagleyPFTempe, AZ 
2Romeo LangfordSGNew Albany, IN 
3Cameron ReddishSFNorristown, PA 
4Jordan BrownPFRoseville, CA 
6Zion WilliamsonSFSpartanburg, SC 
7Gerald LiddellSFCibolo, TX 
8Simi ShittuPFSaxtons River, VT 
9Nazreon ReidPFRoselle, NJ 
10Khavon MooreSFMacon, GA 
11Javonte SmartPGBaton Rouge, LALSU
12Bol BolPFMission, KS 
13Darius GarlandPGBrentwood, TN 
14E.J. MontgomeryPFMontverde, FL 
15Miles NorrisPFChula Vista, CAOregon
16Immanuel QuickleyPGBel Air, MD 
17Louis KingSFBurlington, NJ 
18Jalen SmithPFBaltimore, MDMaryland
19Keldon JohnsonSGSouth Hill, VA 
20Shareef O'NealPFLos Angeles, CAArizona
21Brandon WilliamsPGEncino, CA 


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