College Basketball Recruiting

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

Duke Offers 2019 Four-Star Guard Boogie Ellis

Duke extended a scholarship offer to 4-star 2019 combo guard on Tuesday. Ellis narrowed his list to eight in August - Arizona, Oregon, Gonzaga, USC, Memphis, Oklahoma, Georgia Tech, and San Diego State and has officially visited USC and San Diego State. He's also scheduled official visits to Oregon (this weekend), Arizona (10/5) and North Carolina (10/12). (247 Sports)

Four-star guard James Bouknight commits to UConn

First-year UConn head coach Dan Hurley landed his first commitment in the 2019 class Tuesday, as four-star guard James Bouknight committed to the Huskies. A native of New York and a member of the same PSA Cardinals AAU program that produced and Mo Bamba, Bouknight is a 6-foot-4 off-guard that still has quite a bit of potential to grow into. (NBC Sports)

Updated Rivals150 for basketball recruiting class of 2020

The 2020 basketball recruiting class is a reprieve from a rather down 2019 class thanks to the star-studded crop of juniors atop of the Rivals150. , thanks to his tremendous summer on the adidas circuit and winning the MVP of the FIBA Under-17 Basketball World Cup, remains in the pole position. Nipping at his heels is and . (

Recruiting Updates: Isaiah Stewart, E.J. Liddell, Scottie Lewis, Jaden McDaniels

is down to a final six of Indiana, Michigan State, Syracuse, Washington, Villanova and Duke, however a visit from Kentucky’s John Calipari last week has muddied the waters. Michigan State and Duke are the two to beat, not Villanova, though it is not too far behind. ' recruitment is coming down to the wire and it looks to be between Florida or Kentucky. (

Inside R.J. Hampton and Jalen Green's Memphis visit; James Wiseman hopes Hampton will reclassify

Neither nor expected to see the third member of their "Unicorn fam" waiting for them when they arrived Thursday to begin their official visits to Memphis. But sure enough, , the No. 1 player in the 2019 class, was seated on the sideline before the Tigers’ workout. Soon after, a photo of Hampton, Wiseman and Green made waves on social media. (Memphis Commercial Appeal)

Four-star wing Samuell Williamson commits to Louisville

Four-star recruit Samuell Williamson has committed to Louisville. The decision from Williamson, a 6-foot-6, 190-pound wing out of Rockwall (Tex.) High, comes on the heels of his official visit to Louisville this past weekend. Williamson picked up offers from a number of high major schools, but ultimately picked the Cardinals over Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Texas Tech. (247 Sports)

Kansas lands commitment from four-star wing Christian Braun

Since the summer ended, Kansas has been speeding up the recruiting process with in state four-star wing Christian Braun and it came to a conclusion on Monday. After a Sunday night in-home visit with Bill Self, the 6-foot-6 wing from Overland Park, Kansas has committed to the Jayhawks. An athletic wing who can defend multiple positions, Braun is also an excellent shooter. (

Four-star wing Christian Brown still evaluating options

is not ready to make a college decision. After taking an official visit to Clemson two weekends ago, Brown has re-opened his recruitment and is evaluating his options. While there was a thought that Brown would come to an early decision, that idea has vanished. Clemson, Maryland, Ole Miss, Georgia, Florida State and UNLV are those that he speaks with most often. (

Josiah James Cancels Duke Visit, Kansas Targets 4-Star Wing

is going to announce without officially visiting Duke. The Blue Devils had been seen as the team to beat for James, but coming off of his Clemson visit the signs pointing towards him staying home to play for the Tigers. Also, It looks like Kansas could be making a strong move on in state wing Christian Braun with whom Bill Self completed an in-home visit with on Sunday. (

John Calipari stayed busy this past week. More recruiting in his future plans.

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari met with on Sunday then headed to Minneapolis to meet with power forward Zeke Nnaji, who received a UK scholarship offer during that visit. Calipari then met with five-star power forward followed by a visit with the family of Wildcats commitment . That was Sunday. He didn’t slow down much from there. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

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