College Basketball Recruiting

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

It’s 4 a.m. and Makur Maker just committed to Howard

Hours after announcing he will make his decision next week, 2020 star committed to Howard University. He chose Howard over Kentucky, UCLA, and Memphis in hopes of starting an HBCU movement, he says. "I need to make the HBCU movement real so that others will follow. I hope I inspire guys like Mikey Williams to join me on this journey." (Kentucky Sports Radio)

Paolo Banchero Blog: 5-on-5 Again, Potential Package with Kennedy Chandler, and More

5-Star Forward : "My recruitment is pretty slow with no travel; I’ve just been talking to coaches for the most part. It’s still Duke, Kentucky, Tennessee, Gonzaga, Washington and Arizona. Me and my guy have had talks about maybe teaming up in college. There’s a good chance that it could happen, but we’ll have to wait and see." (Sports Illustrated)

How Emoni Bates' commitment to Michigan State will help the Spartans even if he never plays for them

With nearly all of the top prospects from the Class of 2020 off the board and the Class of 2021 recruiting cycle in a holding pattern due to a prolonged recruiting dead period amid the cancellation of summer showcase events, ' commitment to Michigan State injected some life into the college basketball news cycle Monday. (CBS Sports)

Four-star Alex Tchikou reclassifying to 2020

Alex Tchikou, a 6-foot-11, 200-pound forward, has reclassified from 2021 to 2020 and is nearing a decision. The four-star prospect is a versatile athlete with good size and length who has a high upside as an inside/out forward. Tchikou is choosing between Alabama, Arizona, Florida State, Illinois, Mississippi State, Oregon, St. John’s, St. Mary's and USC. (247 Sports)

2021 five-star J.D. Davison names Top Ten

J.D. Davison is down to 10. Davison, the 6-foot-3 point guard from Calhoun (AL) School, named Alabama, Auburn, Memphis, Kansas, Louisville, Arkansas, Florida State, LSU, Florida and Georgia as his top ten schools on Tuesday, via Twitter. According to, Davison is ranked as the No. 2 point guard and No. 18 overall player in the Class of 2021. (Zag's Blog)

Duke Offers 2022 Five-Star Wing Caleb Houstan

Duke has extended its first scholarship offer in the Class of 2022, jumping in the mix for the No. 7 overall player in the rising junior class, . The 6'8" Montverde Academy standout is a native of Mississauga, Ontario and helped lead the U16 Canadian National Team to a silver medal finish in last year's FIBA U16 Americas Championship 2019. (247 Sports)

Arizona State class now Top 10 as Pavlo Dziuba enters rankings

Arizona State landed a commitment from Ukranian post Pavlo Dziuba on Wednesday, giving the Sun Devils a pledge from one of the top college-bound international prospects in the 2020 class. With the addition of Dziuba to the 247Sports Rankings, Arizona State now has the 7th ranked 2020 class in the 247Sports Team Rankings. (247 Sports)

Recruiting Analyst Evan Daniels Hired As College Basketball Agent

247Sports’ Director of College Basketball Recruiting Evan Daniels is set to take on a major new gig. Daniels has been hired by mega-agency CAA to become part of its college basketball coaching division. He will reportedly work with super-agent/Head of Coaching Jimmy Sexton and Head of Basketball Coaches and Executives Spencer Breecker. (The Spun)

Q&A: Louisville basketball commitment El Ellis

Tallahassee Community College elite point guard El Ellis, who picked up over 20 scholarship offers this spring, committed to Louisville on Wednesday. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound Ellis is the third commitment in the Class of 2021 for the Cardinals. The class is ranked No. 2 among the top recruiting classes in '21. The Cardinals jumped into the mix for Ellis in early March. (Cardinal Authority)

Emoni Bates, 2022 top basketball recruit, commits to Michigan State

, widely considered the best high school recruit in over a decade, committed to Michigan State on Monday. Bates also announced his plans for his final two years of high school; he will attend a new prep school that his father, Elgin, is opening this fall. Michigan State was the only school to consistently recruit Bates during his high school career. (
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Where's Roy?
Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Visiting 2021 5-star point guard Kennedy Chandler and 2021 5-star power forward Paolo Banchero via videoconference
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Visiting 2021 4-star forward Dontrez Styles from Kinston, NC via videoconference
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Hosting 2022 5-star point guard and 2022 wing D.J. Nix on unofficial visits for UNC's game against Wake Forest
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Watching 2021 4-star shooting guard Trevor Keels (UNC offer) at his playoff game in Washington, DC
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Watching 2021 5-star forward Patrick Baldwin, Jr. (UNC offer, Sussex, WI) record 37 pts. and 17 rebs. in Hamilton's road win in Milwaukee, WI
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