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Cheick Diallo Commits To Kansas

Apr 28, 2015 4:32 PM

Cheick Diallo has committed to Kansas.

Diallo was ranked No. 7 in the incoming freshman class by ESPN.

"I felt like Kansas was the best place for me," said Diallo, a 6-foot-9 power forward. "I can earn playing time right away. I played against Joel Embiid in high school and watched his development. I need to work on a lot of things and feel coach [Bill] Self can help my game. On my visit, the campus was great and the people were nice. I could see myself there."

Paul Biancardi/ESPN

Tags: Cheick Diallo, Kansas Jayhawks, High School, NCAA, NCAA Commitment

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Brandon Ingram Commits To Duke

Apr 27, 2015 6:12 PM

Brandon Ingram has committed to Duke as a member of the 2015 recruiting class, he announced on Monday.

The 6-foot-8 small forward is ranked as the No. 3 prospect in the ESPN 100. Ingram was one of the top risers late in the recruiting process after excelling at the McDonald's All-American Game and Nike Hoop Summit. He's considered a likely one-and-done prospect due to his length and shooting ability.

A North Carolina native from Kinston High School, Ingram chose the local Blue Devils over Kansas, Kentucky, N.C. State, North Carolina, and UCLA. He becomes the fifth commit for Duke's 2015 recruiting class, joining five-star center Chase Jeter, five-star point guard Derryck Thornton, four-star shooting guard Luke Kennard, and three-star center Antonio Vrankovic.

Tags: Brandon Ingram, Duke Blue Devils, High School, High School Recruiting, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting, NCAA Commitment

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Stephen Zimmerman Commits To UNLV

Apr 17, 2015 12:30 AM

Stephen Zimmerman committed to UNLV as a member of the 2015 class on Thursday night, he announced via Twitter.

The 7-foot center is rated as the No. 10 prospect in the country by ESPN. He was selected as both a McDonald's and Jordan Brand All-American after playing locally at Bishop Gorman High School (NV). Zimmerman is considered the most skilled big man in the class due to his ability to compete inside or step out and knock down the open jumper.

UNLV beat out Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, and UCLA to keep Zimmerman home. His commitment means head coach Dave Rice has landed a McDonald's All-American in three of the past four years. Zimmerman joins ESPN 100 small forward Derrick Jones and three-star shooting guard Jalen Poyser as members of the 2015 class.

After losing freshman shooting guard Rashad Vaughn to the NBA Draft, the Runnin' Rebels are waiting to see if sophomore big man Christian Wood will declare as well. If not, UNLV will still have plenty of depth inside, with Zimmerman joining shot-blocker Goodluck Okonoboh and Oregon transfer Ben Carter up front.

Tags: Stephen Zimmerman, UNLV Runnin' Rebels, High School, High School Recruiting, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting, NCAA Commitment

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Ivan Rabb Commits To California

Apr 13, 2015 10:18 PM

Ivan Rabb has committed to California as a member of the 2015 recruiting class, he announced on Monday.

The 6-foot-10 power forward is rated as the No. 6 recruit in the country by ESPN. He's regarded as an athletic, ambidextrous big man that runs the floor well. He was selected as a McDonald's and Jordan Brand All-American after leading Bishop O'Dowd High School (CA) to a CIF Open Division title as a senior.

Rabb chose the Bears over Arizona after cutting Kansas, Kentucky, and UCLA from his list. He joins four-star Davon Dillard and three-star Tyson Jolly as members of Cal's 2015 recruiting class.

Jeff Faraudo/San Jose Mercury News

Tags: Ivan Rabb, California Golden Bears, High School, High School Recruiting, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting, NCAA Commitment

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2015 Nike Hoop Summit Measurements (Team USA)

Apr 10, 2015 9:54 PM

The measurements of Team USA for the Nike Hoop Summit have been released.

Name First Name Last Ht w/ shoes Ht w/o shoes Weight Reach Wingspan
Isiah  Briscoe 6'3.5" 6'2.5" 217.8 8'4.5" 7'1.5"
Jaylen Brown 6'6.5" 6'5.5" 221.9    
Jaylen Brunson 6'2" 6'1" 200 7'11.75" 6'4"
Brandon Ingram 6'9.5" 6'8" 195.8 9'1.5" 7'3"
Chase Jeter 6'10" 6'9" 239 9'2,5" 7'3"
Luke Kennard 6'5" 6'4.75" 187.4 8'2.5" 6'5"
Malik Newman 6'4" 6'2.5" 179 8'3" 6'5"
Ivan Rabb 6'9.75" 6'8.75" 214.5 9'0" 7'2"
Caleb Swanigan 6'7.75" 6'6.75" 271.2 9'1" 7'3.5"
Alonzo Trier 6'5" 6'3.75" 198.5 8'5.5" 6'6"
Stephen Zimmerman 7'0" 6'10.5" 234.6 9'1" 7'3"

 

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Tags: High School, High School Nike Hoop Summit, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Caleb Swanigan Commits To Michigan State

Apr 10, 2015 7:20 PM

Caleb Swanigan has committed to Michigan State.

Swanigan is the No. 11 rated recruit for the incoming class of 2015.

Swanigan also considered Duke, Cal and Kentucky. Swanigan only took official visits to Cal and Duke.

Evan Daniels/Rivals.com

Tags: Caleb Swanigan, Michigan State Spartans, High School, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting, NCAA Commitment

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Thomas Bryant Commits To Indiana

Apr 4, 2015 4:47 PM

Thomas Bryant committed to Indiana on Saturday as a member of the 2015 recruiting class.

The 6-foot-10 center is regarded as one of the top rebounders in the country due to his energy and length. Bryant recently had 27 points and 19 rebounds in the final win of his high school career at Huntington St. Joseph Prep (WV) after averaging 17.3 points and 11.6 boards per game as a senior. He's rated as four-star recruit by ESPN and the 22nd in the country.

As a McDonald's All-American, Bryant is a big haul for Tom Crean and Indiana. He chose the Hoosiers over programs including Kentucky, Missouri, and Syracuse. Bryant joins power forward Juwan Morgan and small forward Ogugua Anunoby as members of the 2015 recruiting class.

Scott Phillips/College Basketball Talk

Tags: Thomas Bryant, Indiana Hoosiers, High School, High School Recruiting, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting, NCAA Commitment

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Ivan Rabb Delays Choosing Between Cal, Arizona

Mar 30, 2015 4:16 PM

Ivan Rabb has reduced his list to two choices in Arizona and California.

Rabb's announcement was expected to come after Bishop O'Dowd played Mater Dei in the Open Division California State Championship, which was played at Haas Pavilion home of Cal.

"I was planning on making it today, but I'm not sure right now," Rabb told reporters. "I don't want to rush into a decision... I just need to talk it over with my family."

 

Rabb is the No. 7 recruit in the incoming class of 2015.

Gabe Encinas/Arizona Desert Swarm

Tags: Ivan Rabb, Arizona Wildcats, California Golden Bears, High School, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

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Ben Simmons Wins 2015 Naismith High School Player Of The Year

Mar 13, 2015 11:18 AM

Ben Simmons has won the 2015 Naismith Trophy Boy's High School Player of the Year.

Simmons averaged 28.0 points, 4.0 assists, 11.9 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 1.5 blocks per game.

Simmons has signed to play college basketball at LSU.

Simmons is a native of Australia.

Past winners of the award include Andrew Wiggins, Brandon Jennings, Greg Oden, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Dajuan Wagner and Kobe Bryant.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Ben Simmons, LSU Tigers, High School, NCAA

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Ben Simmons, Thon Maker Headline 2015 World Team For Nike Hoop Summit

Mar 11, 2015 1:15 PM

The World Team roster for the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit has been announced.

The game will be played in Portland on April 11.

The roster features guard Jamal Murray (Orangeville Prep/Canada), who returns for his second Nike Hoop Summit appearance, having scored 10 points to go with 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the 2014 game, as well as guards Federico Mussini (Reggio Emilia/Italy), George de Paula (Pinheiros/Brazil) and Stefan Peno (FC Barcelona/Serbia).

The team features forwards Nedim Buza (OKK Spars Sarajevo/Bosnia & Herzegovina), Ben Simmons (Montverde Academy, FL/Australia), Cheick Diallo (Our Savior New American H.S., NY/Mali) and Thon Maker (Orangeville Prep, Ontario/Australia).

The global squad is completed with center Tai Wynyard (Rangitoto College/New Zealand) and forward/centers Skal Labissiere (Reach Your Dream Preparatory Academy, TN/Haiti) and Zhou Qi (Xinjiang Flying Tigers/China).

For a fifth-consecutive year, the World Team will be led by Canada's Roy Rana, with Marin Sedlacek of Serbia serving as the assistant coach for a 15th-straight year.

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Tags: High School, High School Nike Hoop Summit, NCAA

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LeBron James Jr. Already Has Received College Offers
LeBron James says his son "has great awareness and hed rather pass first and set guys up. Most kids nowadays just want to score.

Mike Sullivan/CBS Detroit

Ben Simmons Headlines Naismith High School POY Finalists
Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown are currently ranked first and second on ESPN's Top 100 list.

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Thon Maker Reclassifies For 2015
Thon Maker play high school basketball at Orangeville Prep in Ontario, Canada.

Jeff Borzello/ESPN

LeBron To Watch McDonald's All-Americans Simmons, Briscoe, Diallo
DraftExpress projects all three players as top-10 picks in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Adam Zagoria/ZagsBlog

Jaylen Brown, Newman, Rabb Headline USA's Nike Hoop Summit Roster
The United States roster for the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit has been announced.

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Tyler Dorsey Commits To Oregon
Tyler Dorsey pledged to Oregon as a part of the 2015 recruiting class

Jon Rothstein/CBSSports.com

Simmons, Rabb Headline McDonald's All-America Teams
The 2015 McDonald's All-Americans have been announced.

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Kentucky Adds Five-Star Duo
Five-star prospects Skal Labissiere and Isaiah Briscoe committed to Kentucky on Thursday

Jeff Borzello/ESPN.com

Bryant Crawford Commits To Wake Forest
Bryant Crawford is a four-star point guard out of Gonzaga High School in Washington D.C.

Raphielle Johnson/College Basketball Talk

Chance Comanche Commits To Arizona
Chance Comanche is a top-100 player and is considered to have tremendous upside.

Josh Gershon/Scout.com

Jalen Brunson Commits To Villanova
Jalen Brunson is ranked No. 22 by ESPN for the class of 2015.

Reggie Rankin/ESPN

Antonio Blakeney Commits To Louisville
Antonio Blakeney has committed to Louisville as a member of the 2015 class

Jeff Borzello/CBSSports.com

Oregon State Adds Three 2015 Commitments
Oregon State added three basketball commitments on Tuesday in Tres Tinkle, Stephen Thompson Jr. and Derrick Bruce

Andrew Nemec/The Oregonian

2015 Recruit Abdul Razak Shanun Passes Away In Kayaking Accident
Abdul Razak Shanun moved from Ghana to the United States in 2012.

Raphielle Johnson/College Basketball Talk

Chase Jeter Commits To Duke
Chase Jeter has committed to Duke for the class of 2015

Chase Harler Becomes West Virginia's First Commitment For 2016
Chase Harler averaged 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists per game last season at Wheeling Central High School.

Raphielle Johnson/College Basketball Talk

Allonzo Trier Commits To Arizona
Allonzo Trier chose Arizona over Washington, UCLA, Kansas and Louisville.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

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