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2020 No. 1 Isaiah Todd will transfer to Trinity Academy in Raleigh

John Marshall basketball player Isaiah Todd (a 6-foot-10 power forward) will transfer to Trinity Academy in Raleigh, N.C., said his mother. One of the nation’s highest ranked players, Todd’s time in the Richmond area ends after two varsity seasons. Todd is Virginia's Class 3 state player of the year and first-team All-Metro. He also led the team with 40 3-pointers. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

EYBL: Isaiah Stewart shines, discusses recruiting

One of the most impressive players on the opening night of the Nike EYBL was five-star center Isaiah Stewart. The crowd was full of coaches gushing to get the opportunity to coach Stewart. Following the game, Stewart told 247Sports that Duke, Michigan State, Syracuse, Texas, Villanova, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Georgetown and Louisville have prioritized him. (247 Sports)

2020 Rivals150: Analysts weigh in on expansion to 100 players

The rankings for the class of 2020 has been updated and expanded to a top 100. California scoring machine Jalen Green remains No. 1 while Florida wing Scottie Barnes and Texas point guard R.J. Hampton continue to apply pressure. However, keep an eye on 7-footer N’Faly Dante, who made a strong move to No. 4 and is a serious threat to break up the top three. (Rivals.com)

Q&A with five-star forward Christian Brown

Five-star forward Christian Brown (Columbia, S.C./Lower Richland) is gearing up for the spring evaluation periods, which tip on Friday evening. Brown has spent the week leading up to the evaluation periods listening to pitches from college coaches during in-home visits. Florida, Georgia Tech, Virginia and UNLV are among the schools that Brown has meet with recently. (247 Sports)

Four-star forward Jae'lyn Withers hearing from several ACC programs

6-foot-8 combo forward Jae’lyn Withers has been impressive this travel season with Team Loaded NC, and looks to build on that in front of college coaches as the two live periods approach. Clemson, Georgia Tech, NC State, Texas, Virginia and Virginia Tech have been involved so far. Syracuse and Butler are the most recent schools to put in a call to his camp. (Rivals.com)

Isaiah Todd Blog: Summer ball, three-a-days, skipping prom for hoops and more

Isaiah Todd is the No. 1 overall player in the 2020 ESPN 25. At 6-foot-10, Todd is one of the most versatile players in the country and has the likes of North Carolina, Kentucky, Villanova, Kansas, and Duke among others giving chase. Todd led John Marshall (Richmond, Va.) to a state title this past high school season and has given USA TODAY access into his world. (USA Today)

Basketball Recruiting Class of 2018 Superlatives

The Top247 for the basketball recruiting class of 2018 has been finalized with a new No. 1, R.J. Barrett. To help introduce fans to a few of the top players in this class, we're assigning superlatives to guys with unique skillsets. Bucket Getter: Romeo Langford - Virtually nobody in the history of the state of Indiana has put the ball through the basket more than Langford. (247 Sports)

2018 PG Brandon Williams cuts to three schools

Brandon Williams, the 6-foot-2 point guard from Crespi Carmelite (CA) High School, cut his list to three schools, he announced on Twitter. Williams is down to Arizona, Gonzaga and Oregon. Williams de-committed from Arizona in March after the Deandre Ayton/Sean Miller story broke. He visited Oregon this past weekend and is slated to see Gonzaga in June. (Zag's Blog)

Versatile forward Seth Lundy drawing interest from top schools

Seth Lundy looks primed to see his recruitment take another leap as he completes his travel ball career this spring. A 6-foot-5 small forward, the Rivals150 junior impressed at last weekend’s The Scrimmage. The recruitment of Lundy remains wide open, though he says that Villanova, Virginia, Notre Dame, Seton Hall, Oregon and Maryland have begun to prioritize him. (Rivals.com)

Villanova gets off to fast start landing Eric Dixon

Villanova is coming off of a dominant run to a national championship, and it should be no surprise that things are going well on the recruiting trail. On Tuesday the Wildcats reeled in one of the best players in the area in four-star power forward Eric Dixon. Dixon, a veteran of USA Basketball, chose Villanova over offers from Virginia, Louisville and Seton Hall. (247 Sports)

Courtney Ramey to meet with schools in advance of decision

Senior guard and former Louisville commit Courtney Ramey is inching closer to a college decision. But before he decides, Ramey has coaches coming in this week. On Monday, Ramey met with Texas’ entire staff. Missouri is expected in Tuesday. On Wednesday, new Louisville coach Chris Mack and his staff are planning an in-home visit with the 6'3" guard. (247 Sports)

Georgetown lands Rivals150 guard James Akinjo

Georgetown picked up arguably its most important commitment of the Patrick Ewing era today with the pledge of Rivals150 guard James Akinjo. A four-star prospect from the 2018 class, Akinjo, who had previously signed with UConn but was given his release following the coaching change in Storrs, should see immediate playing time on the Hilltop. (Rivals.com)

2019 five-star wing Josh Green remains open

A five-star recruit in the class of 2019, wing Josh Green recently completed a strong run at the Nike Hoop Summit as he prepares to dive into his recruiting and hit the grassroots circuit. A native of Australia who plays at Bradenton (Fla.) IMG and ranks No. 19 in the junior class, Green has the likes of Virginia, Kansas, USC, UCLA and UNLV active in his recruitment. (Rivals.com)

No. 1 recruit James Wiseman’s mom updates John Calipari vs. Penny Hardaway showdown

James Wiseman is staying at Memphis East High School and staying in the Class of 2019. He’s seriously considering the University of Memphis as an option, but remains high on Kentucky. Wiseman’s former high school and AAU coach, Penny Hardaway, recently replaced Tubby Smith as the coach of his alma mater, vaulting the Memphis Tigers into contention. (SEC Country)

R.J. Barrett powers World to 89-76 win over Bol Bol, United States at Nike Hoop Summit

Traditionally, the Nike Hoop Summit is the United States' game to lose. In the first 20 games, the U.S. won 14, including a 37-point victory in 2016 and a nine-point win last year. But the 21st installment belonged to the World Select Team, which defeated the U.S., 89-76, on Friday at the Moda Center for the World's second-largest margin of victory in the game's history. (Oregon Live)

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2018 Player Rankings
1R.J. BarrettSFMontverde, FLDuke
2Cameron ReddishSFNorristown, PADuke
3Zion WilliamsonPFSpartanburg, SCDuke
4Bol BolCHenderson, NVOregon
5Romeo LangfordSGNew Albany, IN 
6Nassir LittleSFOrlando, FLNorth Carolina
7Anfernee SimonsCGBradenton, FL 
8Darius BazleySFCincinnati, OH 
9Tre JonesPGSaint Paul, MNDuke
10Simisola ShittuPFSaxtons River, VTVanderbilt
11Quentin GrimesCGThe Woodlands, TXKansas
12E.J. MontgomeryPFMarietta, GAKentucky
13Keldon JohnsonSGMouth Of Wilson, VAKentucky
14Darius GarlandPGBrentwood, TNVanderbilt
15Immanuel QuickleyPGBel Air, MDKentucky
16Jordan BrownPFNapa, CA 
17Louis KingSFBurlington, NJOregon
18Nazreon ReidPFRoselle, NJLSU
19Devon DotsonPGCharlotte, NCKansas
20Reggie PerryPFThomasville, GAMississippi State

2019 Player Rankings
1James WisemanCMemphis, TN 
2Vernon CareyPFFort Lauderdale, FL 
3Charles BasseyCSan Antonio, TX 
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, TX 
14Cassius StanleySGStudio City, CA 
15Balsa KoprivicaCMontverde, FL 
16Will BakerCAustin, TX 
17Onyeka OkongwuCChino, CA 
18Alonzo GaffneyPFCleveland, OHOhio State
19Christian BrownSFColumbia, SC 
20Armando BacotCRichmond, VA 

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