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. (

Five-star junior C Enoch Boakye discusses de-commitment, new schools involved & more

, 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 headlining the group. , the No. 2 recruit in the class of 2021 and Duke commit , 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 2021

, 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 offers

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. (

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, 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 2022

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 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)
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