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College Basketball Recruiting

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

Summer Scouting Series: the EYBL's best 2023 wings

Our post-summer analysis of the EYBL began with the big men and moved on to an extremely deep and versatile group of forwards last wing. The wings differentiate themselves from that group both by being more perimeter oriented on both ends of the floor. My top six (because five proved to be too hard) includes Team Final’s . (247 Sports)

Karter Knox Sorting Through His Options

, one of the top basketball recruits nationally in the class of 2024, has countless college programs pursuing him, but he chose a few to break down with Rivals. On some programs involved: "UCF, Florida State, Kentucky, Louisville, Texas, and Kansas. Every school is just calling, it’s not one school over another. My recruitment is open." (Rivals.com)

The mysterious recruitment of Bronny James

A quick scan through the five schools reported to be recruiting 4-star guard – Ohio State, Michigan, Oregon, Southern Cal, and UCLA – reveals five Nike or Jordan Brand programs. Ohio State is the local program. Michigan’s coach is Juwan Howard. Howard played with LeBron James for three seasons and then coached him for two. (On3.com)

Four-star shooting guard Paul McNeil updates recruitment

Class of 2024 four-star shooting guard has had very impressive high school and grassroots basketball seasons, and his recruitment has started to pick up steam the last couple of months. On the programs involved: "Georgetown, Illinois, Ohio State, Georgia Tech, NC State, Clemson, and UCLA are some newer schools that have been in touch." (Rivals.com)

Breaking down flurry of basketball recruiting activity

Which college basketball program's 2023 recruiting class are you starting to worry about? "It’s not panic time, as first-year Louisville coach Kenny Payne is a proven recruiter who will see his momentum pick up late in the cycle and in the future, but he’s off to a slower start than Cardinals fans had hoped. There have been a few high-profile misses." (Rivals.com)

Mookie Cook Re-Commits To Oregon Ducks

In the spring, Oregon thought they had locked up one of the most talented basketball recruits from the state in the last 25 years. Then in June, 5-star Portland native decommitted. After looking into other programs and the G League, the 6-foot-7 small forward, ranked No. 4 nationally, says he's back on board with Altman and the Ducks. (247 Sports)

Top-25 class of 2024 prospect Jamari Phillips releases top six schools

Class of 2024 five-star shooting guard released a top six schools list. Phillips, the 6-foot-3, 170-pound guard from Modesto Chrisitian (CA), is down to Texas Tech, Oregon, UCLA, Gonzaga, Kansas and Louisville. Phillips is ranked the No. 21 player nationally and No. 6 shooting guard in the class of 2024 by 247Sports. (Zag's Blog)

UMass lands a commitment from Top 50 basketball recruit Tafara Gapare

UMass has landed a big commitment from DePaul decommit Tafara Gapare. The 6-foot-10 power forward is currently ranked No. 42 in the class of 2023 but will reclassify to 2022 and play for head coach Frank Martin this upcoming season. “I chose UMass because the recruiting efforts has been good and they didn't overwhelm me at all,” he said. (247 Sports)

What could Michigan State be getting with 4-star Coen Carr?

Coen Carr’s athleticism is not only apparent in transition or as he fills the lanes, but he also provides vertical spacing in the half-court. Carr’s man has to stay glued to him at all times within 10 feet of the basket because he is a threat to catch one and turn all momentum toward his team. His explosion is boisterous, and his explosion changes momentum. (On3.com)

Bryce James, son of LeBron, turning heads as 15-year-old prospect

While much of the basketball world has focused on , the first son of NBA superstar LeBron James, his younger brother has begun making a name for himself. Bryce James is just 15 years old, but like his older brother, has drawn significant attention as the son of one of the sport’s all-time greats. He recently impressed on the AAU circuit. (On3.com)
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