Basketball Wiretap

Kon Knueppel Commits To Duke

Sep 22, 2023 1:47 AM

Kon Knueppel announced his commitment to Duke on Thursday.

Knueppel is ranked the No. 22 prospect for the 2024 class.

Knueppel joins Isaiah Evans and Darren Harris to give the program three top-50 recruits for the 2024 class. 

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Jalil Bethea Commits To Miami

Sep 22, 2023 1:44 AM

Top-10 prospect Jalil Bethea announced his commitment to Miami.

Currently ranked No. 7 in ESPN's 100 for the 2024 class, Bethea is the Hurricane's highest-ranked recruit in almost 40 years.

"They showed me a lot on my visit. They told me how they will help my game grow. They showed me analytics about my PPP [points per possession] and that it was high. I liked that. They plan for me to play more in pick-and-roll," Bethea explained.

The Hurricanes also received commitments from Austin Swartz and Isaiah Johnson-Arigu for the 2024 class.


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Sasa Ciani Commits To Xavier For Class Of 2023

Sep 12, 2023 10:16 PM

Sasa Ciani committed to Xavier for the 2023 class, he told Jonathan Givony of ESPN.

The 6-foot-10 center averaged 12.3 points and 8.6 rebounds for the Slovenian national team at the FIBA U20 European Championship.

Jerome Hunter and Zach Freemantle could potentially miss the entire season for Xavier. 

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Austin Swartz Commits To Miami

Sep 6, 2023 12:52 AM

Austin Swartz committed to Miami on Tuesday, picking the Hurricanes over Clemson.

Swartz is currently ranked as the No. 51 player in the class of 2024 by ESPN.

"I believe Miami and coach [Jim] Larranaga can help reach my goal of making the NBA. They have had success with guards who can shoot and score, recently with Isaiah Wong, who has the same type of size and frame as me. They had Shane Larkin, who could really shoot it deep," Swartz told ESPN. 

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Lee Aaliya Commits To Michigan For 2023 Class

Aug 27, 2023 11:39 PM

Lee Aaliya committed to Michigan for the class of 2023, reported Jonathan Givony of ESPN.

The 6-foot-9 Argentine drew interest from over 50 Division I programs after having his eligibility certified by the NCAA in August.

Aaliya averaged 17.1 points and 9.0 rebounds in the FIBA U19 World Cup in July. 

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