College Basketball Recruiting

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

UCLA Basketball lands top-50 junior Will McClendon

UCLA got a leg up with its 2021 basketball recruiting class on Tuesday with the commitment of Will McClendon. A top-50 guard from Bishop Gorman High (Las Vegas), McClendon took an official visit to UCLA last week. McClendon chose UCLA over offers from Cal, Ole Miss, Texas, and Washington and is rated the No. 41 overall recruit in the 2021 class. (

2020 SF Jace Howard to join his father at Michigan

One of the hottest programs on the basketball recruiting trail, Michigan added another to its top-five recruiting class. Jace Howard, the oldest son of Wolverines coach Juwan Howard, gave his commitment to the Big 10 program on Monday. What Michigan will get in the younger Howard is a versatile, tough-minded wing who brings a quality body to the court. (

Earl Timberlake has dominant showing at Hoophall Classic

While there were a number of top performers on the first day of the Hoop Hall Classic, few impressed more than Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha wing . Ranked No. 28 overall in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Timberlake came in with a big reputation and the Miami basketball signee lived up to it, scoring 24 points and snagging 12 rebounds. (247 Sports)

Jalen Terry: Michigan State's recruitment of another point guard led to decommitment

Jalen Terry — the 4-star point guard out of Flint Beecher High School who was previously committed to Michigan State — announced his college choice on Friday, selecting Oregon over Louisville and LSU. And later that day, Terry discussed with a Flint TV station why he backed out of his verbal commitment to Tom Izzo's program. (Lansing State Journal)

Hoophall Classic: Saturday Rundown

Kentucky had two commits play very well yesterday as B.J. Boston was part of the Sierra Canyon show that closed down Saturday action. was also outstanding. Even if is not likely to spend more than one year at either Arizona, Oregon, Stanford, or USC. At 6-foot-8, Williams is too skilled to not make an immediate impact. (

Jalen Green discusses recruitment and potential to be No. 1

At No. 3 in the class of 2020 basketball recruit rankings, 5-star guard hasn’t disappointed with his play. With Memphis, Auburn, Oregon, Fresno State, and USC in the mix, Green knows he has great options, but the focus for now is on his senior year, which he feels has gone well. When it comes to his recruiting, things remain in a holding pattern. (247 Sports)

Illinois basketball recruiting no longer 'playing catch-up'

Brad Underwood’s staff — he hired former John Calipari ace recruiter Orlando Antigua and Chicago native Chin Coleman — has recruited four of the top-nine ranked prospects to pick Illinois since 2003. Sophomore guard and freshman center Kofi Cockburn are both All-Big Ten candidates this season and have sparked the No. 24 Illini. (Illini Inquirer)

McDonald’s All-American Game rosters to be announced Jan. 23

The rosters for the 2020 McDonald’s All-American high school basketball game will be announced on Jan. 23 on ESPN’s The Jump. The game will be played at the Toyota Center in Houston on April 1. This marks the first time Houston has hosted the Games. Atlanta hosted from 2018-19. Tickets for the games will go on sale Jan. 23 at (Zag's Blog)

Four-star guard Jalen Terry commits to Oregon

Four-star guard Jalen Terry became the first commit in Oregon's 2020 basketball recruiting class on Friday. Terry, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Mount Morris (Mich.) Beecher, picked the Ducks over Louisville and LSU. Terry visited Oregon the weekend of Dec. 7 and ranks No. 57 overall and as the No. 10 point guard in the 247Sports Composite Rankings. (247 Sports)

George Washington transfer DJ Williams enrolls at DePaul

George Washington transfer DJ Williams has enrolled at DePaul. Williams is eligible to play for Dave Leitao immediately, and should help provide frontcourt depth. Williams' college eligibility concludes at the end of the season. Williams, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward who played two seasons at Illinois, played just one season at George Washington. (247 Sports)

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