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College Basketball Recruiting

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

Video: D.J. Steward gives the latest on Duke offer, official visits

A must-see player at Nike's Peach Jam, 4-star combo guard picked up a Duke offer over the weekend after coach Mike Krzyzewski saw him play in person. Rivals.com caught up with the top 35 player in the 2020 class to get the latest on his recruitment including an official visit to Texas, unofficial visit to Louisville, Illinois, and more. (Rivals.com)

Nation's top basketball recruits want Penny Hardaway to deliver on hype

It’s quite the title to live up to right now – Penny Hardaway. He’s no longer just the former NBA star who relates to players in the eyes of recruits. After dethroning of Kentucky’s John Calipari and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski from their recruiting reign, he’s more than that. Now he’s supposed to get players, win games, and talk about national championships. (Daily Memphian)

Peach Jam Superlatives

Best Rising Senior: . Who else could you pick? The super skilled 6-foot-7 guard continued his incredible run by averaging 25 points (on over 60% shooting), 7 rebounds, and 6 assists per game to lead the Texas Titans to the No. 1 seed in bracket play. It's getting harder and harder to not give him the nod as the top player in the country. (Rivals.com)

‘It makes no sense’: College coaches sound off on stupid changes to July recruiting calendar

Peach Jam was what it has always been this July. The best high school basketball players – from to Patrick Baldwin to Emoni Bates – were in attendance as every relevant college basketball coach in the country sat looking on. It is also the only place where coaches are going to be allowed this summer to evaluate kids at grassroots events. (NBC Sports)

Michigan basketball rebuilding connection with 4-star wing Donovan Johnson

The Michigan Wolverines are looking to re-establish a connection with after the departure of coach John Beilein. Johnson, listed at 6 feet 7, is a 4-star recruit. Like his brother , Donovan has a reputation as an outside shooter and was shooting 36 percent from 3-point range on the AAU circuit heading into the Peach Jam. (Detroit Free Press)

Franz Wagner, prized international basketball recruit, is coming to Michigan

Franz Wagner is following in his brother's footsteps and coming to Michigan. The Michigan men's basketball program announced that the 17-year-old from Germany will play for the Wolverines next season. Wagner had been considering staying with his current team, Alba Berlin. He became head coach Juwan Howard's first commitment. (MLive.com)

Delaware Transfer Ithiel Horton Picks Pitt

Wednesday evening, former Delaware shooting guard Ithiel Horton made the decision to transfer to the Panthers. Despite getting interest from many high major programs, in the end Horton selected Pitt over Arkansas. Prior to making his decision public, Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke with Horton about his reasons for picking Pitt and other topics. (Pittsburgh Sports Now)

Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma State prioritizing Isaiah Todd

This time of year, rising seniors are figuring out which schools are serious about them. That’s the case with five-star power forward . “Kentucky, Maryland, and Oklahoma State the most,” Todd said about who is prioritizing him. “I hear from Kentucky a lot, Oklahoma State a lot, Maryland, because I’m from Baltimore, they reach out a lot.” (247 Sports)

Virginia lands four-star wing Jabri Abdur-Rahim

The Virginia Cavaliers filled their last open spot in UVA’s 2020 recruiting class with their highest-ranked recruit in the cycle. Blairstown (N.J.) Blair Academy small forward announced Wednesday that he’s committed to the Cavaliers. According to the 247Sports Composite, Abdur-Rahim is ranked as the No. 11 small forward in the country. (247 Sports)

247 Sports Updated 2021 Basketball Recruit Rankings

The biggest storyline of the 2021 recruiting class is the immense talent that sits atop the list. There’s star power, good depth of elite recruits and a top three that has separated themselves from the pack. While sits at No. 1 in the latest update, you could certainly make a strong case for Patrick Baldwin or at the pole position. (247 Sports)

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