College Basketball Recruiting

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

2020 college basketball recruits who might reclassify to 2019

There was a lot of talk about reclassifying from 2020 to 2019. While it’s still a possibility, the word is that he’s strongly leaning towards staying in the 2020 class. Let’s put it at 90 percent. Things can always change in recruiting, but as of now I think he stays in 2020. In terms of schools, it’s my belief that Kentucky is the current favorite, with UNC just behind them. (247 Sports)

Michigan State lands Texas power forward Julius Marble

On Sunday, Michigan State added a third member to its 2019 basketball recruiting class when Texas power forward Julius Marble committed after an official visit. A lean power forward with a nice frame, Marble has always been a good athlete, shown flashes of potential and the chance to get recruited at a high level. However, it wasn't until his senior season that he really turned it on. (

Analysts discuss 2020 point guards, underrated recruits, Final Four sleepers

If you are recruiting one PG for 2020, who would it be? ", even with the uncertainty of how he might return off of his ACL injury. The five-star guard has won every step of the way, which is why Duke, Kentucky, UNC and Villanova prioritized him early in the process. Those four sit on his final list and a commitment should come this summer." (

Memphis adds four-star senior Damion Baugh

The rebuilding and rebranding of Memphis basketball under Penny Hardaway continued when four-star senior guard Damion Baugh committed to the Tigers. A native of Nashville who has spent his last two years of high school at Memphis Tennessee Prep, the 6-foot-4 point guard decided that continuing in Memphis would be best for him and his future. (

The FBI case's impact on recruiting for Kansas basketball

The FBI corruption case in college basketball recently made a resurgence for LSU in the headlines with news of Will Wade and a reported wiretap conversation. But the situation is felt everywhere, and that includes Kansas and coach Bill Self. What has it meant in the recruiting game for the Jayhawks? National college basketball expert Jerry Meyer breaks it down. (247 Sports)

Coach K, Calipari Watch Matthew Hurt's Triple-Double

Some big-time college coaches were in Rochester on Wednesday to watch five-star recruit play and the John Marshall senior delivered. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was at the game along with Kentucky coach John Calipari and Memphis assistant coach Mike Miller. Hurt dominated as he posted a triple-double with 41 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. (Rochester Post Bulletin)

Top 50 junior Moses Moody says four schools working hardest

Moses Moody, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Montverde (FL) Academy, told ZAGSBLOG Thursday that Ohio State, Stanford, Arkansas, and Vanderbilt are the four schools working the hardest for his recruitment. According to 247Sports, Moody is ranked as the No. 36 overall player in the Class of 2020 and the No. 5 player from the state of Florida. (Zag's Blog)

Matthew Hurt to host major visitors

Five-star forward has taken his four official visits, and while while a final announcement seems at least a month away, college basketball coaches are making sure to be seen before the end of his season. On Wednesday night, it will be a packed day for visitors for Hurt at his game. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is expected to be in for Hurt. (247 Sports)

McDonald's All-American Game Player Profiles: Tyrese Maxey and Samuell Williamson

and Samuell Williamson will end their high school basketball careers as McDonald’s All-Americans. Though close in proximity, their schools separated by thirteen miles, the hoops journey for each player has been distinctly different. Maxey, a Kentucky signee, has been on some form of national ranking since his days as a middle schooler. (Prep Circuit)

5-star point guard R.J. Hampton schedules official visit to Kansas

Fresh off of producing his final school list of five, top-five junior R.J. Hampton plans to take his second official visit this weekend. The five-star point guard will head to Lawrence, Kansas, on Thursday, getting a full look at what the Kansas basketball program has to offer. Hampton has a final list consisting of Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, and TCU. (

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