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Pitt basketball adds big man Karim Coulibaly to 2019 class

Jeff Capel has his second commitment in a 96-hour span. Karim Coulibaly, a 6-foot-8 forward in the 2019 recruiting class, has committed to the Panthers. The Mali native, who plays for Scotland (Pa.) Performance Institute, is a three-star recruit per 247 Sports. Coulibaly chose Pitt over Saint Joseph’s, Boston College, Cincinnati, DePaul, Georgia Tech, and Tulane. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

5-Star Junior Jalen Johnson Taunted by Students with Photo Resembling Blackface

During a basketball game Wednesday, dozens of Port Washington High School students held a photocopied image of Nicolet standout that made it appear he was wearing blackface. A photo of the scene sparked outrage among many throughout the Milwaukee-area basketball community for the racist overtones such images represent. (USA Today)

Top-five junior Scottie Barnes cuts his list to eight

, the No. 4 recruit in the 2020 class, is still some time away from a decision but he will have no shortage of colleges from which to choose. One of the most unique and versatile prospects that the high school game has seen recently, Barnes told Rivals.com that he is down to Cal, Duke, Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky, Miami, Ohio State and Oregon. (Rivals.com)

Updated 2020 Top247 basketball rankings

and held serve atop the updated 247Sports 2020 player rankings. Mobley, who moved to No. 1 in our post-July rankings, has looked every bit the top prospect in the 2020 class, and you could argue he’s the best prospect in high school basketball. Checking in after Mobley and Green are , and . (247 Sports)

Cade Cunningham Could Be Next NBA Guard To Emerge From Montverde Academy

Kevin Boyle has coached several future NBA guards. Next in line could be , the 6-foot-7 junior point guard for Montverde (FL) Academy. Ranked No. 10 in the 2020 class by ESPN, Cunningham is projected as the No. 14 pick in one 2021 NBA mock draft. On the recruiting front, Kentucky, Virginia and home-state TCU are among his strongest suitors. (Flo Hoops)

Duke may need to scramble to find a point guard for next season

Duke point guard was expected to return for his sophomore season but it looks as if, thanks to his building resume and the lackluster NBA draft upcoming, he too could be leaving campus after just one year. Coach K could attempt to get back into the race, although overcoming the work that UNC and Oregon have invested might be too difficult. (Rivals.com)

Anthony Edwards is latest to take 'road less traveled'

From 2010 through 2016, 20 players ranked in the top 3 of the 247Sports Composite played college basketball. Nineteen played at six schools: Kentucky (five players), Duke (five), Kansas (three), UCLA (three), UCLA (two) and North Carolina (one). 2017 — last year’s freshman class — saw a bit of a change. No. 2 Jr. elected to follow his father. (247 Sports)

Pitt picks up first 2019 basketball recruit in Gerald Drumgoole

The long wait for Pitt’s first men’s basketball commitment of the 2019 recruiting class is over. Gerald Drumgoole, a 6-foot-6 forward, announced Monday he has committed to the Panthers, giving coach Jeff Capel a hard-earned first piece for 2019. Drumgoole is rated as a four-star recruit by 247 Sports and is ranked 107th nationally in the 2019 class. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Anthony Edwards commits to Georgia over Kentucky, Florida State

Five-star 2019 shooting guard committed to Georgia on Monday. Edwards, an Atlanta native rated as the No. 2 recruit in the 247Sports composite rankings, picked the Bulldogs over Kentucky and Florida State. "Two of my favorite players, Dwyane Wade and Victor Oladipo, were coached by Tom Crean. He's a great coach with player development," Edwards said. (CBS Sports)

Meet Andre Jackson, a Class of 2020 basketball star who is considering Syracuse

To describe the kinetic athleticism that defines 6-foot-6, 185-pound Andre Jackson, Brian Fruscio has moved from basketball analogies to track and field comparisons. The way Jackson attacks the basket with his long, loping strides? The way he soars to the rim to snatch a rebound? The way he pushes the basketball with quick, decisive intent? (Syracuse.com)

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