Dec 10, 2013 10:19 AM EST
UCLA has received a 2014 commitment from Jonah Bolden out of Australia attending Findlay Prep.
Bolden is an athletic, 6'8 power forward that also was offered by Indiana, USC, Louisville and SMU.
ESPN ranks Bolden as the 70th best prospect in the 2014 class.
Dec 03, 2013 10:40 AM EST
Dante Exum is scheduling meetings with several prominent agents over the next month in Australia as it becomes increasingly clear he will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.
"I want to make a decision by February," Exum told the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday. "It shouldn't be too hard [a decision] to make."
Exum is widely expected to be a top-4 pick in the draft should he declare and he has an outside chance of going as high as first overall.
There has been a chance that Exum would come to the United States for a season of college basketball.
Dec 02, 2013 11:24 AM EST
Dante Exum is a probable top-4 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft should he declare himself eligible.
''The hype is valid because of the excellent character that he has,'' Ginninderra coach Jason Denley said.
''To be honest, I haven't been thinking about it too much,'' Exum said. ''I am back home but my mum is still in Singapore, so she is going to head back soon. After that I will make my decision with my whole family.
''I want to get it done by February. It shouldn't be too hard [a decision] to make. But I just want to make sure I use my time right so I make the right decision.''
Exum had a highly impressive performance at the FIBA under-19 world championships in the summer.
''There has been a lot of hype but I have kind of been undercover being in Australia,'' Exum said.''I don't mind it and I have adjusted well to it.''
Nov 21, 2013 4:28 PM EST
Justise Winslow has committed to Duke.
Winslow, a 6'5 small forward out of St. John's School in Houston, is ranked 10th overall in the class of 2014.
Winslow also considered Texas A&M, Arizona, UCLA and Florida.
Duke has already received commitments from Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones and Grayson Allen.
Nov 19, 2013 11:50 AM EST
Dante Exum is 6'6 guard capable of playing both point guard and shooting guard out of Australia. Exum is finishing up high school in December and could skip college altogether to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.
"I know everyone is so excited to see Jabari and those guys dominate," one GM told ESPN. "I know the old guard is going to play it safe. But maybe I'm young and foolish, but I think Exum ends up being the guy everyone wishes they took in a few years. All of them are going to be great, but when you watch Exum, you see the ability to be a generational talent. My owner might kill me, but I think you take Exum, regardless of what the other guys do this year. Exum's already proved it to me."
Exum had an outstanding showing in the FIBA Under-19 Championships and may challenge Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Julius Randle for the top pick.
Nov 15, 2013 6:57 PM EST
Stanley Johnson has committed to Arizona, choosing the Wildcats over Kentucky and USC.
Johnson is a 6'6, 225 lbs wing out of Mater Dei High School.
“He is a different type of kid,” Oakland Soldiers coach Jules Milstead told TucsonCitizen.com’s Javier Morales during the summer. “I haven’t seen a kid like that with his motor, his basketball IQ, with his ability in the open floor, and with his body control.”
Johnson is the No. 9 ranked player in the class of 2014.
Nov 15, 2013 4:11 PM EST
Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones have committed to Duke.
Okafor is the top overall recruit in the 2014 class and one of the best center prospects on offense in more than a decade.
Jones is rated No. 4 and is a point guard.
Okafor and Jones have long been expected to commit to the same school and also considered Kansas.
Nov 15, 2013 12:10 PM EST
Quentin Snider has signed his letter of intent to Louisville.
Snider is ranked 36th in the class of 2014 by ESPN and 51st by 24/7.
Snider is a point guard that originally committed to Louisville, before de-committing and agreeing to Illinois. The recruitment reopened on Wednesday when John Groce of Illinois did not receive Snider's letter of intent.
Nov 12, 2013 11:34 PM EST
Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones and Cliff Alexander will announce their college decisions on Friday.
“He made up his mind,” Chuck Okafor, Jahlil’s father, said. “He is confident in his choice.”
Okafor took official visits to Duke, Baylor, Arizona, Kansas and Kentucky.
Okafor and Jones have long said they would attend the same school.
Nov 11, 2013 12:45 PM EST
Chris McCullough has been kicked out of Brewster Academy for a violation of "school rules", according to a source.
McCullough is a Syracuse commit for the class of 2014.
McCullough is ranked 16th in the class by ESPN and is a 6'10 power forward.
Damon Wilson is an athletic, long, pass first point guard.
Trey Lyles is the No. 1 rated power forward in his class with a versatile offensive game.
Trevon Bluiett is ranked No. 45 in the class of 2014 and is one of the best shooting guards.
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