Nov 13, 2014 7:05 PM EST
Five-star prospects Skal Labissiere and Isaiah Briscoe committed to Kentucky on Thursday as members of the 2015 recruiting class.
Labissiere is rated as the No. 11 player in the ESPN 100. He's a 6-foot-10 center regarded as a shot-blocker with lots of upside. He chose Kentucky over Baylor, Georgetown, Memphis, North Carolina, and Tennesseee.
Briscoe is rated as the No. 13 player in the ESPN 100 and the No. 1 point guard. The 6-foot-3 prospect is a powerful presence that can play either guard spot. He chose Kentucky over Connecticut and St. John's.
The five-stars join shooting guard Charles Matthews as members of Kentucky's 2015 class.
Sep 22, 2014 10:35 AM EDT
Bryant Crawford has verbally committed to Wake Forest.
Crawford is a four-star point guard out of Gonzaga High School in Washington D.C.
Sep 14, 2014 12:16 PM EDT
Chance Comanche has committed to Arizona.
Comanche is a 6'10 center in the class of 2015 out of Beverly Hills High School.
Comanche is a top-100 player and is considered to have tremendous upside.
Sep 11, 2014 10:55 AM EDT
Jalen Brunson ended his recruiting on Wednesday when he committed to Villanova over Illinois.
Brunson is a left-handed, pass-first lead guard that excels at running his team and can also score as needed. He can attack the lane and deliver the ball in drive, draw-and-kick, or drop-off situations.
Brunson is ranked No. 22 by ESPN for the class of 2015.
Brunson gives coach Jay Wright not only a five-star floor general, but the best senior in the state of Illinois who was also named the 2014 Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior.
"Coach Wright is a genuine guy," Brunson said. "What he says is what he is going to do. He will push me and make me work for my time."
Sep 05, 2014 10:13 PM EDT
Antonio Blakeney committed to Louisville on Thursday as a member of the 2015 class.
Blakeney is rated as a five-star prospect by every major scouting service and is the No. 16 player in the ESPN 100. He chose the Cardinals over Kentucky, LSU, and Missouri.
Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports spoke of his ability: "The 6-foot-4 Oak Ridge (Fla.) product is one of the best scoring guards in the senior class, capable of getting his own shot against any defender and getting points in a variety of ways. Blakeney can go off the bounce or knock down shots from the perimeter, and his mid-range and baseline jumpers are also effective. He is also a terrific athlete and produces highlight-reel dunks in transition. Blakeney averaged 19.5 points on the Nike EYBL circuit playing for Each 1 Teach 1, shooting 44 percent from the field."
Blakeney joins Donovan Mitchell, Deng Adel, and Raymond Spalding in Louisville's 2015 recruiting class.
Sep 02, 2014 7:02 PM EDT
Oregon State added three basketball commitments on Tuesday in Tres Tinkle, Stephen Thompson Jr. and Derrick Bruce.
Tinkle, a 6-foot-7 small forward, is ranked as the No. 45 prospect in the ESPN 100 and the top player in the state of Montana. He's the son of recently hired head coach, Wayne Tinkle.
Thompson Jr. is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Southern California. He is rated as the No. 55 prospect in the ESPN 100 and the fourth best player in California. His dad is also on staff as an assistant coach.
Bruce is the lone Tuesday commit without a dad on the coaching staff. He's a three-star point guard from Elev8 Basketball Academy in Florida.
The recent commits join three-star big man Drew Eubanks in the 2015 class, who committed to Oregon State last week. He is rated as the top prospect in Oregon by ESPN.
Oregon State has not reached the NCAA Tournament since 1990, but the 2015 recruiting class could help rebuild the program.
Aug 24, 2014 10:13 PM EDT
Abdul Razak Shanun, a recruit for 2015 who received interest from San Diego State and UMass, has passed away in a kayaking accident in San Diego.
Shanun was supposed to attend Balboa City School in San Diego this school year.
Shanun moved from Ghana to the United States in 2012.
Shanun drowned after his kayak capsized.
Aug 04, 2014 9:02 PM EDT
Chase Jeter has committed to Duke for the class of 2015, he announced on ESPNU.
The 6-foot-10 big man is rated as a five-star recruit by every major scouting service. Jeter is ranked No. 13 in the ESPN 100 and will bring his length and shot-blocking ability to Durham. He announced his decision after scoring 14 points and grabbing 15 rebounds in the Adidas Nations 3rd Place Game.
Jeter chose the Blue Devils over a narrowed list of Arizona, Oregon, UCLA, and UNLV. He joins five-star shooting guard Luke Kennard in Duke's 2015 recruiting class.
Aug 04, 2014 9:58 AM EDT
Chase Harler has become the first commitment to West Virginia in the Class of 2016.
Harler averaged 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists per game last season at Wheeling Central High School.
Aug 03, 2014 1:27 PM EDT
Allonzo Trier has committed to Arizona for the class of 2015.
Trier is ranked No. 19 in the ESPN 100 and is one of the best scorers in the class.
"My relationship with Coach [Sean] Miller and the way they recruited me was the difference," Trier told ESPN.com while on a weekend visit to Tucson. "It's a family program, a players program. I just fell in love with everything."
Trier grew up in Seattle but moved to Oklahoma City in the eighth grade. He attended Montrose Christian (Maryland) last season and is set to transfer to Findlay Prep (Las Vegas) this year.
Trier chose Arizona over Washington, UCLA, Kansas and Louisville.
Jalen Adams has committed to Connecticut
Moustapha Diagne has committed to Syracuse as a member of the 2015 class
Shelton Mitchell has committed to Vanderbilt as a member of the 2014 incoming class
Ahmaad Rorie has committed to Oregon as a member of the 2014 incoming class
Tariq Owens has committed to Tennessee as a member of the 2014 incoming class
Elijah Stewart has committed to USC as a member of the 2014 incoming class
Justin Simon has committed to Arizona as a member of the 2015 incoming class.
Matt McQuaid is considered one of the best shooters in the country.
Myles Turner has grown a full inch since October.
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Trey Lyles, Karl Towns and Emmanuel Mudiay headline the World Select Team.
Anas Osama Mahmoud is a 7'2 center from Egypt who is averaging 17 points and 12 rebounds for West Oaks Academy in Orlando.
Myles Turner is an athletic, 6-11 center out of Texas.
Charles Matthews, a shooting guard out of Illinois, is a top-15 player in the class.
Myles Turner and Emmanuel Mudiay have discussed playing together at SMU.
Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, Myles Turner and Cliff Alexander headline the rosters.
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