College Basketball Recruiting
Daily news coverage of the nation's top college basketball recruits and teams.
Re-Ranking the Contenders: Patrick Baldwin Jr.
The No. 5 basketball recruit in the class of 2021, Patrick Baldwin, Jr. is nearing a commitment. Duke was long thought to be the leader for the five-star forward but Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the low-major program led by his father, seems to be surging. The Panthers have always been an option for Baldwin Jr. because his father is the team’s head coach. (Rivals.com
Five-star junior C Enoch Boakye discusses de-commitment, new schools involved & moreEnoch Boakye
, the No. 20 overall prospect in the 2022 Top150, de-committed from Michigan State last week and the five-star Canadian spoke with 247Sports to discuss his decision to reopen his recruitment, the new schools involved, his timeframe and the option to reclassify. "Everything has been going good," he said of his time since de-committing. (247 Sports
Chet Holmgren headlines 2021 boys McDonald's All American Game roster
McDonald’s announced its final roster for the 44th annual boys McDonald’s All American Game on Tuesday, with top 2021 recruit Chet Holmgren
headlining the group. Jaden Hardy
, the No. 2 recruit in the class of 2021 and Duke commit Paolo Banchero
, the No. 3 recruit in the class of 2021, are also among the numerous notable names on this year’s roster. (USA Today
Former 2020 four-star SF MarJon Beauchamp reconsiders college opportunities beginning 2021MarJon Beauchamp
, the former No. 55 overall prospect in the 2020 Top150, is reconsidering college opportunities after opting to take this season to train for the NBA Draft. "Just like the covid reasons," Beauchamp told 247Sports. "I talked to some scouts and they said they needed some film so I thought about going back to school and playing." (247 Sports
Sophomore forward Brandon Gardner begins to attract blue blood interest
One of the more talented sophomores in the south is Brandon Gardner. Playing at Gray Academy, the 6-foot-7 Gardner combines athleticism, developing skill, and a good motor. Currently, Gardner is the No. 42 prospect in the class of 2023 by 247Sports, and his talent has made him one of the more well-regarded prospects in the country in his class. (247 Sports
2022 forward Julian Phillips sifting through a plethora of offersJulian Phillips
came in at No. 28 overall in the recent Rivals150 2022 update. The junior has over 20 offers to his name, but there are 10 programs he is talking to more than the rest. “Schools I talk to frequently that I don’t have an offer from are UNC, Georgia, Auburn and Arkansas,” he said. Phillips does have an idea of what he is looking for in a school. (Rivals.com
Benny Williams Enjoying Senior Season, Preparing for Syracuse
Syracuse basketball signee Benny Williams is one of the best prospects in the entire 2021 class. The versatile forward is playing for IMG Academy's post grad team, which is currently ranked #1 in the nation. This is Williams' first season with IMG, and he believes his game has benefited. "I've, for sure, gotten better since the season started," Williams said. (All Syracuse
What can UCLA expect from five-star Amari Bailey?
Having just turned 17, Amari Bailey
already has the size, body, and athleticism of an older player. Though he is relatively lean, he has some wiry strength and easily could pass for somebody who has been on a college campus for at least a year. A combo guard who is at his best making plays off the dribble, Bailey projects as a big and physical playmaker. (247 Sports
Elite PG Richard Isaacs Jr. a Hot Commodity in 2022Richard Isaacs Jr.
may be one of the top point guards in the country, but he’s never had an issue with sharing the ball, whether that means finding the open man or splitting floor general duties with another elite point guard. Kansas, Oregon, Iowa, Arizona State, Xavier and others are all applying the full-court recruiting press for the 6-foot-2 point guard. (Sports Illustrated
Recruiting analyst projects basketball phenom Mikey Williams to North Carolina Central
Five-star, 2023 combo guard Mikey Williams
is far from playing college basketball but his collegiate decision could come soon. 247Sports basketball recruiting analyst Travis Branham put in a Crystal Ball pick for North Carolina Central. He explained in an article that he chose the Eagles due to Williams’ relationship with the coaching staff. (247 Sports