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Four-star forward Ismael Massoud commits to Wake Forest

2019 Granby (Mass.) standout Ismael Massoud committed to Wake Forest on Monday. Massoud, a 6-foot-8 combo forward, picked Wake Forest over Rutgers, Georgia Tech, Harvard and other high major offers. Massoud took his official visit to Wake Forest this past weekend and ranks No. 125 in the 247Sports Composite. Massoud is Wake’s first commitment of the 2019 recruiting class. (247 Sports)

Jalen Gaffney's commitment gives UConn second ESPN 100 guard in as many weeks

Four-star point guard Jalen Gaffney committed to UConn on Monday after his official visit over the weekend. He is the second ESPN 100 guard to commit to the Huskies in as many weeks after the pledge of James Bouknight, who made a similar decision shortly after his official visit last weekend. Gaffney chose the Huskies over Clemson, Florida, Pittsburgh, St. John's and Xavier. (ESPN.com)

Recruiting roundup: UVA lands Raleigh shooting guard, Cassius Stanley down to 3

Virginia found itself a sophomore shooting guard that it liked in Carson McCorkle so Tony Bennett and his staff locked him up quickly. One of 2019's best athletes, shooting guard is down to a final three of Kansas, Oregon and UCLA. Tom Izzo and Michigan State got their 2019 class started with a bang Saturday when they added top 40 combo guard Rocket Watts. (Rivals.com)

Gonzaga lands commitment from top Lithuanian recruit

Gonzaga has landed their third 2019 commitment, as Martynas Arlauskas, a 6-foot-6 Lithuanian wing, announced he will head to Spokane for college instead of signing a professional contract. Arlauskas ranks 42nd in the 2019 class, according to 247 Sports, although he does not show up in their composite rankings; not even recruiting outlet ranks foreign prospects in their top 100. (NBC Sports)

Analyst Roundtable: Duke's recent misses, next to commit, more

After a few high-profile misses in the class of 2019, should Duke be worried about recruiting? There is no question about it. The Blue Devils have failed to find much traction in the 2019 class, and after losing two of its top targets, Duke enters the fall without a commitment. That all could be put to bed by the time November rolls around in the form of , , and . (Rivals.com)

Florida State lands elite JuCo shooter Nathanael Jack

Florida State added to its 2019 class Saturday with the commitment of Eastern Florida State College shooter Nathanael Jack. A 6-foot-5 prospect who hails from Canada, Jack is regarded as one of the top junior college prospects this fall and gives the Seminoles a deadly scoring weapon off of the catch and shoot. Jack picked Florida State over Kansas, Miami and Texas Tech. (Rivals.com)

Four-star guard David Johnson commits to Louisville

Four-star recruit David Johnson committed to Louisville on Saturday, he tells 247Sports. Johnson, a 6-foot-5 combo guard out of Louisville (Ky.) Trinity, picked the Cardinals over his other finalist Georgia, who he visited this past weekend. Johnson is slated to take his official visit to Louisville this coming weekend, but he didn't see a reason to wait before announcing his pledge. (247 Sports)

Elite forward Christian Brown motivated after fresh start at McEachern

was a five-star basketball recruit with a limitless ceiling, but after a subpar summer, Brown took a steep dive in the national rankings. Brown has a reason for his lackluster play, but he won’t give that reason for fear of coming off as an excuse maker. However, If his recent play at the Super 64 was any indication of what he’ll display this season, buy stock in Brown. (USA Today)

Matthew Hurt, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl being pursued heavily by Kansas

Minnesota remains a serious contender for , a 6-foot-9 forward from Rochester, Minn., who also has basketball powerhouses Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Duke and Villanova on his list of suitors. will visit UNC this weekend, then Kansas for Late Night in the Phog a week from Friday, then make his final visit to Arizona on Oct. 12-14. (Kansas City Star)

Trayce Jackson-Davis could make his college choice soon

, the No. 15 recruit in the country in the 247sports composite rankings, can see the finish line. Coaches from his four finalists – Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State and UCLA – have been in at open gyms and for in-home visits. He has taken official visits to UCLA and Iowa in the past three weeks and has officials scheduled to Indiana and Michigan State. (Indianapolis Star)

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