Basketball Wiretap

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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