• #1 by jbcarol on 29 Dec 2017
  • Richard Davenport
    ‏ @ArRecruitingGuy
    2m2 minutes ago

    2019 #Hog PG commit @_justicehill led LR Christian with 22 points, 13 in the first half in the Warriors 73-51 win over Searcy in the semifinals of the Beebe Christmas Classic, according to Martin Couch.
  • #2 by jbcarol on 12 Jan 2018
  • sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

    4-star forward Babatunde Akingbola commits to Auburn

    Four-star power forward Babatunde Akingbola committed to Auburn on Thursday.

    Akingbola is the first commitment of the 2019 recruiting class for Auburn, though there's a possibility he could reclassify to the 2018 class, according to a source, who added that nothing has been decided on just yet.

    Akingbola, out of McEachern High in Powder Springs, Ga., is rated as the No. 25 power forward in the 2019 class.

    6-foot-8, 220-pounder is the No. 8 player in Georgia and rated as the No. 144 prospect nationally.

    Akingbola is the first recruit to commit to Auburn since the FBI investigation involving former associate head coach Chuck Person, who faces six federal charges including fraud and conspiracy following his Sept. 26 arrest. Following Person's arrest, Auburn lost a commitment from four-star 2018 power forward E.J. Montgomery.
  • #3 by jbcarol on 20 Jan 2018
  • Annie Costabile‏Verified account @AnnieCostabile

    What is the likelihood 2019 5-star prospect @lildjj0 plays college basketball in the state of Mississippi? With offers from Kentucky and Kansas (among others) is it really a possibility? We discussed it following the Rumble in the South.

    Olive Branch's D.J. Jeffries is a rare basketball talent for the state of Mississippi — a five-star prospect ranked as high as No. 9 nationally in the class of 2019, and unquestionably the top player in the state.

    The last player of this caliber was Callaway's Malik Newman, who signed with Mississippi State and is now at Kansas.

    So when a talent like this comes along, what exactly is it going to take for them to stay home at Ole Miss or Mississippi State, and not leave for a blue blood powerhouse program?

    For Jeffries, it's all about family.

    "My family is everything to me," Jeffries said. "If the schools build a good relationship with my family, they like them and I like them, that's what I'm going to base my decision off of."

    One team that's been building a relationship with Jeffries since his freshman year is Ole Miss.

    Andy Kennedy was the first Division I coach to offer Jeffries, and although he isn't commenting on where he'll commit yet, he said that means something to him now.

    Jeffries is in constant contact with both Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Both programs check in with the star small forward nearly every day, he said.

    When it comes to Kentucky, though, Jeffries, who is 6-foot-7 and 185 pounds, said he feels the family love that he said is so important to him.

    John Calipari doesn't check in every day. He doesn't call Jeffries' mom and dad every week. But Jeffries said he makes him feel important to the program when he's on campus and the rare instances he is sending a text or making a phone call.
  • #4 by jbcarol on 02 Mar 2018
  • HENDERSON, Ky. — It’s only fitting that KyKy Tandy, the Commonwealth’s No. 2 prospect in the 2019 class, has the state abbreviation — times two — as his nickname. But it’s still a question whether Tandy will be the next in-state signee Kentucky fans can call their own.

    6-foot-1, 160-pound shooting guard from Hopkinsville hasn’t yet received an offer from John Calipari.

    “When I went up there I knew they had interest in me,” Tandy told SEC Country on Thursday. “But they weren’t recruiting me that hard at first. So, I feel like they got more interest in me then. We’ll just go from there.”

    Tandy said he went to a game at Rupp Arena last season, but not on any sort of visit. Saturday was different.

    “It was a great experience,” Tandy said. “I was shocked. Like their locker room and stuff is crazy. It was a great facility. I don’t think any college got that.”

    Dekeyvan Tandy started going by “KyKy” (pronounced “key-key”) when he was little. People wanted him to have a nickname, he said. But now he has to correct people who can’t even pronounce the nickname.

    It might not be a problem for long.

    Tandy’s name is not only gaining traction in the state, but also nationally. He’s the 150th-ranked prospect in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite. He has scholarship offers from Florida, Tennessee, Cincinnati, Oklahoma, Western Kentucky and New Mexico State.
  • #5 by jbcarol on 11 Mar 2018

  • Michael Carvell
    ‏ @Michael_Carvell

    South Carolina basketball firmly in the mix for 4-star Juwan Gary

    Four-star small forward Juwan Gary stopped by Colonial Life Arena for five South Carolina basketball games this season.

    Gary, who attends Gray Collegiate Academy in Columbia, is ranked by the 247Sports composite as the No. 47 overall 2019 prospect in the country. Among those from within the state, he’s listed as third-overall recruit.

    South Carolina remains firmly in consideration, along with several other schools, including Clemson, Maryland, North Carolina State, Virginia and UConn, though the Huskies parted ways with coach Kevin Ollie Sunday...

    “The day of the state championship game, [Frank Martin] texted me and said, ‘Just come back home with the state championship. If you win, it’s going to be history,’ and that’s what I did,” Gary said. “Mainly, his talks with me aren’t about basketball, they’re about life. But, at the same time, we talk about if I do commit there, I’d be a good fit for him.

    “I’m an elite scorer, so at the same time, just give me the ball, I can make offense [happen]. I play defense on the court too, so that’s what we talk about.”

    Gary scored 41 points on Saturday in the South Carolina Junior Showcase at Heathwood...
  • #6 by jbcarol on 13 Mar 2018

  • Michael Carvell
    ‏ @Michael_Carvell

    Texas A&M basketball earns commitment from guard Chris Harris Jr.

    Harris also has offers from Kansas State, Baylor, SMU and others.

    Listed at 6-foot-4, Harris attends South Garland High School in Garland, Texas. He’s the No. 31 shooting guard in the class of 2019, per 247Sports composite. He’s the No. 174 overall player.

    Harris is A&M’s second commit in the class of 2019, joining 3-star point guard Sahvir Wheeler.
  • #7 by jbcarol on 14 Mar 2018
  • Georgia loses commitment from 4-star 2019 forward Elias

    Elias King and Ashton Hagans were seen as the future of Georgia basketball — the type of dynamic duo who could potentially vault the Bulldogs toward the top of the SEC. But now both players are gone, having de-committed from the program.

    First it was Hagans reneging on his pledge in late February. And now King has joined him, making his de-commitment public to on Tuesday night.

    Though King is not quite on Hagans’ level as a prospect — Hagans is seen as a potential one-and-done, lottery-pick type of talent — it is nevertheless a big loss for the Bulldogs. Unsurprisingly, Mark Fox’s departure from the program was the primary reason behind his decision.

    55th-ranked prospect in the class of 2019 according to the 247Sports composite, King originally committed to Georgia in late December. A 6-foot-t7 small forward, King plays for Shiloh...
  • #8 by jbcarol on 29 Apr 2018

  • Richard Davenport
    ‏ @ArRecruitingGuy
    Apr 26

    Arkansas offers 2019 big man Jason Jitoboh: Arkansas has extended an offer to highly regarded Woodz Elite 17-under center Jason Jitoboh.
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  • Jake Winderman
    ‏Verified account @jakewinderman

    Have been told that Florida, Georgia, Clemson and UNLV are schools recruiting 2019 5⭐️ SF Christian Brown (@cb_kid) the hardest. Brown is planning to visit UF in June or earlier according to a source. Mike White has personally led Brown’s recruiting effort for the #Gators.
  • #13 by jbcarol on 25 May 2018
  • Hazel Green 2019 point guard Kira Lewis talks 5th star, much more

    6-foot-3 Lewis entered the offseason rated four stars and sported an offer list that included Alabama and Auburn. Lewis' situation has elevated to another level in the past month. He earned a fifth star and was ranked the No. 24 player in the nation by 247Sports, received a tryout invitation for the USA U18 National Team and added offers from the likes of Kansas, Indiana and Louisville.

    "It would be neat," Lewis said of the possibility of playing for Self and Grant, "because it would give me an insight on, if I chose one of those schools, how they would coach me and try to get me better and to the next level."
  • #14 by jbcarol on 07 Jun 2018

  • Evan Daniels
    ‏Verified account @EvanDaniels

    2019 guard Austin Crowley ( …) is currently on an unofficial visit to Ole Miss, per a source.
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