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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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Derryck Thornton Reclassifies, Commits To Duke

Apr 21, 2015 1:06 PM

Derryck Thornton has decided to reclassify and commit to Duke for the 15-16 season.

Thornton now is the third-ranked point guard and 17th overall player in 2015.

Duke was facing the 15-16 season without a true point guard following the departure of Tyus Jones.

"I have been considering reclassifying up for months, so it's been on my mind," Thornton said.

Paul Biancardi/ESPN

Tags: Derryck Thornton, Duke Blue Devils, 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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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.

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

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