NCB On The Trail: Basketball Recruiting

Center Elijah Thomas, ranked No. 29 in the ESPN 100, committed to Texas A&M on Tuesday over finalists LSU, Illinois, SMU and Oklahoma State. Thomas gives Aggies head coach Billy Kennedy his fourth ESPN 100 prospect from the state of Texas in the 2015 class. Let's take a look at what Thomas will bring to the A&M program:

Scout's Take: ESPN 100 SG Keith Stone to Florida 

October, 20, 2014
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It was clear several weeks ago that ESPN 100 small forward Keith Stone was zeroing in on Florida. From an outside perspective, it seemed like it was only a matter of time before the Zion Lutheran (Florida) product officially popped for the Gators. And that moment came on Monday night, as Stone chose Florida over South Carolina and VCU. Here is a look at what Stone will bring to Gainesville:


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Fresh off his unofficial visit to Virginia, ESPN 60 point guard Kyle Guy pulled the trigger and made a verbal commitment to the Cavaliers. The 39th-ranked junior chose UVa over Indiana, Butler, Purdue, Xavier and many other offers. Here is a look at what Guy will bring to Charlottesville:


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Where is top-30 prospect Elijah Thomas headed? 

October, 20, 2014
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One of the more intriguing recruitments in the class of 2015 has been that of Elijah Thomas, the 6-foot-9 post player from Lancaster, Texas. Thomas has been on the national scene for a few years, and plenty of colleges have rotated in and out of his school list. Multiple schools have been considered the favorite at one point or another, even over the past month. That comes to an end this week.

Thomas will make his college decision on Tuesday afternoon, and five schools remain for his commitment: Illinois, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, SMU and LSU. He took official visits to each school, but the possibility of success is more important to the Dallas-area prospect.

“The deciding factor will be which school will win,” Thomas said. “That’s what I want to do my freshman year. My priority is to go in and win right away.”

Ranked No. 29 in the ESPN100, Thomas will likely find early playing time at whichever school he chooses, but let’s take a look at how he fits at each one.


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Weekly commitment update

October, 17, 2014
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The following is a list of commitments made to Division I schools from Oct. 10-16:

Big Ten
Northwestern
Aaron Falzon PF
HT: 6-7 WT: 190
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 20
Stars: 4
ESPN 100: 91

Wisconsin
Charlie Thomas PF
HT: 6-8 WT: 245
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 3

Indiana
Ogugua Anunoby SF
HT: 6-8 WT: 215
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 43
Stars: 3

ACC
Virginia Tech
Justin Robinson PG
HT: 6-1 WT: 178
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 36
Stars: 3

Wake Forest
John Collins PF
HT: 6-8 WT: 221
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 33
Stars: 4

SEC
Alabama
Dazon Ingram SG
HT: 6-5 WT: 183
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 45
Stars: 3

Texas A&M
Admon Gilder SG
HT: 6-3 WT: 185
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 17
Stars: 4
ESPN 100: 64

Georgia
E'Torrion Wilridge SF
HT: 6-6 WT: 190
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 34
Stars: 3

Pac 12
UCLA
Kobe Paras SF
HT: 6-5 WT: 190
Class of 2016
Positional Rank: 21
Stars: 3

Washington State
Renard Suggs SG
HT: 6-2 WT: 165
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Junior College

Utah
Gabe Bealer SF
HT: 6-5
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Junior College

Big 12
Texas Tech
Jordan Jackson SG
HT: 6-3 WT: 175
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 3

American Athletic Conference
SMU
Shake Milton PG
HT: 6-4 WT: 190
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 11
Stars: 4
ESPN 100: 71

Temple
Ernest Aflakpui C
HT: 6-10 WT: 220
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 27
Stars: 4

South Florida
Jahmal McMurray SG
HT: 5-11 WT: 160
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Tulio Da Silva PF
HT: 6-8 WT: 200
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 38
Stars: 4

Central Florida
Tanksley Efianayi SG
HT: 6-6
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Junior College

Cincinnati
Jacob Evans SG
HT: 6-6 WT: 215
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 33
Stars: 4

Big East
Xavier
Kaiser Gates SF
HT: 6-8 WT: 185
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 25
Stars: 4

Missouri Valley Conference
Missouri State
Ryan Kreklow SG
HT: 6-3
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

MAC
Ball State
Tahjai Teague PF
HT: 6-8 Wt: 175
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 34
Stars: 4

Northern Illinois
Austin Pauga SG
HT: 6-6 WT: 205
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Colonial Athletic Association
Elon
Tyler Seibring PF
HT: 6-8
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Atlantic Sun Conference
Florida Gulf Coast
Elijah Long PG
HT: 6-0 WT: 175
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Canada

Stetson
Derrick Newton PF
HT: 6-6 WT: 210
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Post Grad

MAAC
Manhattan
Vincent Eze PF
HT: 6-8
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Akintoye Ojo PF
HT: 6-10 WT: 230
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Marist
Brian Parker SG
HT: 6-3
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 2

Southland Conference
Sam Houston State
Ameer Jackson SG
HT: 6-4
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Junior College

SWAC
Grambling State
Raekwon Harney PG
HT: 6-0 WT: 165
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Junior College

Big South Conference
High Point
Alonzo Tyson PF
HT: 6-8 WT: 190
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Gardner-Webb
Jamaal Robateau SG
HT: 6-5
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Junior College

Ohio Valley Conference
SE Missouri State
Xavion Dillon SF
HT: 6-7 WT: 205
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Junior College

MEAC
North Carolina A&T
Ramses Sandifer PF
HT: 6-8 WT: 200
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Murray State
Cletrell Pope SF
HT: 6-6
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Horizon League
Oakland
Xavier Hill-Mais PF
HT: 6-7 WT: 240
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Valparaiso
Daniel Relvao PF
HT: 6-9 WT: 235
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Summit League
South Dakota
Tyler Hagedorn PF
HT: 6-8
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big West Conference
Cal Poly
Hank Hollingsworth C
HT: 6-10 WT: 220
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 2
Shooting guard Admon Gilder Jr., ranked No. 64 in the ESPN 100, made a verbal commitment to Texas A&M on Thursday over finalists SMU, Oklahoma State and Baylor. Here is a breakdown of what Gilder will bring to the Aggies.

Why he committed: "I felt the most comfortable there when I visited," he told ESPN.com. "I could see myself there. I know I can come in and have an opportunity to fight for a starting position."

What he brings: The four-star shooting guard will bring efficiency to both ends of the floor. On offense Gilder will excel on the break by getting to the rim and finishing through contact. He can knock down the open three off the catch or rhythm dribble. He is a good passer, decision-maker and play-maker with the ball in his hands, which allows him to help at the point guard position. Defensively Gilder is capable of defending both guard positions at the college level.

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Scout's Take: Shake Milton picks SMU 

October, 15, 2014
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ESPN 100 point guard Shake Milton verbally committed to SMU on Wednesday, choosing the Mustangs and Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown over Oklahoma and Indiana. Now that the No. 11 point guard is off the board only two ESPN 100 lead guards remain available: Isaiah Briscoe and P.J. Dozier. Here's a look at what Milton will bring to Dallas:

Why he committed: Milton was looking for a coach who he felt could bring out the best in his game now and help him in the future. "I really want to be coached by Coach Brown because he can help me reach all the goals that I have athletically and academically," Milton told ESPN.com. "He has coached and developed so many players plus one day when the ball stops bouncing I want to work in a NBA front office and someday be a general manager. I feel coach brown can help get me in the right direction after my career."

What he brings: One of the most steady point guards in the senior class, Milton is more of a decision-maker versus a risk taker, one who values the ball and the possession. As a lead guard with passing vision, Milton emphasizes pushing the ball with a speed dribble or the hit-ahead pass to put pressure on the defense. Milton embraces major moments in a close game and shows the fortitude needed to shine in clutch situations. Being a big guard at 6-foot-5 with a long frame he can be a good defender. He is not the best leaper nor does he own blow-by speed, but his size and length cover ground to get him where he needs to be. If he commits to guarding he will be able to defend the small quicker opponent.

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Five observations: John Lucas Midwest Invitational 

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Here are five things we learned from the John Lucas Midwest Invitational camp last weekend.


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Marquette landed a huge verbal commitment on Thursday morning, as Henry Ellenson, the 4th ranked player in the ESPN 100, opted to stay close to home and play for the Golden Eagles instead of entertaining Michigan State or Kentucky. Here is a look at what Ellenson will bring to the Big East:


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Seven-foot center Doral Moore, ranked No. 60 in the ESPN 100, ended his recruitment today when he committed to head coach Danny Manning and Wake Forest over finalists Kentucky, Ohio State, Florida and Illinois. Here is a look at what Moore will bring to the ACC:

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Weekly commitment update

October, 3, 2014
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The following is a list of commitments made to Division I schools from Sept. 26-Oct. 2.

Big 12
Oklahoma State
Jawun Evans PG
HT: 6-0 WT: 180
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 6
Stars: 4
ESPN 100: 36

ACC
Clemson
Ty Hudson PG
HT: 6-1 WT: 185
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 20
Stars: 4

American Athletic Conference
Temple
Levan Alston SG
HT: 6-4 WT: 175
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 25
Stars: 4
ESPN 100: 86

Tulane
Taron Oliver C
HT: 6-9 WT: 250
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 48
Stars: 3

Tulsa
Sterling Taplin PG
HT: 6-2 WT: 185
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Post Grad

Pac 12
Washington State
Robert Franks SF
HT: 6-6 WT: 210
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Washington
Matisse Thybulle SF
HT: 6-6 WT: 185
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 31
Stars: 3

Conference USA
Southern Miss
Lorenzo Bonam SG
HT: 6-4 WT: 170
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Junior College

Rice
Connor Cashaw
HT: 6-4 WT: 185
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Florida Atlantic
Devorious Brown SG
HT: 6-3
Class of 2016
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Marshall
Christian Thieneman SF
HT: 6-5 WT: 200
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Missouri Valley Conference
Wichita State
Tyrone Taylor SG
HT: 6-3 WT: 170
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Post Grad

Mountain West Conference
UNLV
Justin Jackson SF
HT: 6-8 WT: 215
Class of 2016
Positional Rank: 6
Stars: 4
ESPN 60: 26

Fresno State
Nate Grimes PF
HT: 6-7 WT: 210
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 3

MAC
Kent State
Jalen Avery PG
HT: 6-2 WT: 170
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

WAC
Cal State Bakersfield
RaVonn Posey C
HT: 6-8 WT: 290
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Junior College

West Coast Conference
Santa Clara
Tony Lewis C
HT: 6-9 WT: 230
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Loyola Marymount
Adom Jacko PF
HT: 6-8 WT: 210
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Junior College

Atlantic 10
Fordham
Joseph Chartouny PG
HT: 6-3
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Canada

Big West
Long Beach State
Noah Blackwell PG
HT: 6-1 WT: 175
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 3

Big Sky Conference
North Dakota
Josh Collins SF
HT: 6-5
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Montana State
Sam Neumann SF
HT: 6-6 WT: 200
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Mandrell Worthy SG
HT: 6-2 WT: 180
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 3

Colonial Athletic Association
UNC Wilmington
Trey Grundy SF
HT: 6-7 WT: 200
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 3

College of Charleston
Marquise Pointer PG
HT: 6-1 WT: 200
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 37
Stars: 3

Hofstra
Justin Wright-Foreman SG
HT: 6-1 WT: 165
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 3

Patriot League
American University
Lonnie Rivera SG
HT: 6-5
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Lehigh
Kyle Leufroy SG
HT: 6-2 WT: 170
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 3

Loyola (MD)
Dalton Soffer SG
HT: 6-4 WT: 190
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 2

Southland Conference
Houston Baptist
Kyren Block SF
HT: 6-6 WT: 175
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Central Arkansas
Tanner Schmit SF
HT: 6-7 WT: 205
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Lamar
Christian Kennedy C
HT: 6-10 WT: 215
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Junior College

Ivy League
Brown
Travis Fuller SF
HT: 6-7 WT: 195
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 2

Harvard
Weisner Perez SF
HT: 6-6 WT: 205
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Tommy McCarthy PG
HT: 6-0 WT: 155
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 2

Cornell
Joseph Ritter PF
HT: 6-8 WT: 230
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Northeast Conference
Central Connecticut State
Eric Bowles PG
HT: 5-11 WT: 165
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big South Conference
Campbell
Chris Clemons PG
Ht: 5-9
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Tony Allen SG
HT: 6-3 WT: 180
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

MAAC
Siena
Evan Fisher PF
HT: 6-8 WT: 210
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 49
Stars: 3

Canisius
Ronald Gombe PF
HT: 6-8 wT: 230
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Junior College

Summit League
Oral Roberts
Kris Martin SG
HT: 6-4 WT: 180
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 2

MEAC
Delaware State
Dana Raysor SG
HT: 6-2 WT: 170
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Junior College

Ohio Valley Conference
Tennessee - Martin
Ohndo Smith PF
HT: 6-9
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Junior College

Atlantic Sun
Lipscomb

Kenny Bunton PF
HT: 6-6 WT: 180
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending
Jawun Evans, the No. 36 overall prospect in the ESPN 100, was one of the biggest risers this summer. Wednesday, the No. 6 point guard in the senior class chose Oklahoma State over Illinois and USC. He made official visits to all three schools.

Why he committed: With LSU transfer Anthony Hickey at the point guard spot for only a season at Oklahoma State, it created perfect timing for Evans. Oklahoma State's need at that position became the biggest draw for Evans, as Cowboys head coach Travis Ford will entrust Evans as a freshman, an opportunity too good to pass up. Ford was a feisty, competitive point guard in college at Kentucky and can groom Evans for the position.


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Small forward Justin Jackson, No. 26 in the ESPN 60, decided to end his recruitment, as the rising junior selected UNLV over offers from Arizona, Illinois, and Louisville. Here's a look at what Jackson will bring to Las Vegas.


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Weekly commitment update

September, 26, 2014
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The following is a list of commitments made to Division I schools from Sept. 19-25.

Big Ten
Illinois
Jalen Coleman SG
HT: 6-4 WT: 185
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 8
Stars: 4
ESPN 100: 34

Michigan State
Matt McQuaid SG
HT: 6-4 WT: 175
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 18
Stars: 4
ESPN 100: 65

Wisconsin
Alex Illikainen PF
HT: 6-8 WT: 225
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 21
Stars: 4
ESPN 100: 95

Nebraska
Ed Morrow PF
HT: 6-7 WT: 215
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 16
Stars: 4
ESPN 100: 62

ACC
Wake Forest
Bryant Crawford PG
HT: 6-2 WT: 182
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 16
Stars: 4

Florida State
Jean Marc Christ Koumadje C
HT: 7-2 WT: 235
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 25
Stars: 4

Pac 12
Washington State
Derrien King SF
HT: 6-8 WT: 175
Class of 2016
Positional Rank: Junior College

SEC
LSU
Cedric Russell SG
HT: 6-2
Class of 2017
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

South Carolina
Chris Silva PF
HT: 6-8 WT: 205
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 22
Stars: 4
ESPN 100: 96

Big 12
West Virginia
Brandon Knapper PG
HT: 6-0 WT: 160
Class of 2017
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Oklahoma
Rashard Odomes SG
HT: 6-6 WT: 190
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big East
Creighton
Marlon Stewart PG
HT: 6-3 WT: 190
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Atlantic 10
Rhode Island
Christion Thompson SG
HT: 6-4 WT: 195
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Dayton
John Crosby PG
HT: 6-2 WT: 165
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Post Grad

MAC
Akron
Peter Agba PF
HT: 6-6
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Ball State
Trey Moses PF
HT: 6-9 WT: 220
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Buffalo
Nick Perkins PF
HT: 6-8
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Mountain West Conference
Utah State
Dusan Majstorovic SF
HT: 6-5
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Missouri Valley Conference
Loyola (IL)
Roosevelt Smart PG
HT: 6-2 Wt: 170
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 27
Stars: 4

Conference USA
Charlotte
Bryce Brown SG
HT: 6-2 WT: 183
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 3

Middle Tennessee State
Justin Coleman PF
HT: 6-7 WT: 200
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: Junior College

Florida International
Michael Douglas PF
HT: 6-5
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

UTEP
Paul Thomas PF
HT: 6-8 WT: 190
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 35
Stars: 4

Colonial Athletic Conference
Towson
Alex Thomas PF
HT: 6-6 WT: 200
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Horizon League
Youngstown State
Latin Davis PG
HT: 5-11
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Devin Haygood SF
HT: 6-7 WT: 175
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Cleveland State
Jibri Blount SF
HT: 6-6 WT: 215
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Southern Conference
Virginia Military Institute
D'Andre Mahaffey SF
HT: 6-6
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Western Carolina
Jesse Deloach PF
HT: 6-8
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

East Tennessee State
Tyler Hooker PG
HT: 5-10 WT: 160
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Atlantic Sun
Lipscomb
Eli Pepper PF
HT: 6-8 WT: 189
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Florida Gulf Coast
Rayjon Tucker SF
HT: 6-5 WT: 185
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 39
Stars: 3

SWAC
Alabama State
Branden Johnson SF
HT: 6-7 WT: 195
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Southland Conference
Stephen F. Austin
Lasani Johnson SG
HT: 6-2
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Abilene Christian
Hayden Howell PF
HT: 6-7 WT: 210
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big Sky
Weber State
Juwan Williams SF
HT: 6-5 WT: 190
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

North Dakota
Adam McDermott SG
HT: 6-4
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Cortez Seales PG
HT: 6-4 WT: 180
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big South
High Point
Andre Fox SG
HT: 6-3
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Presbyterian
Darius Moore PG
HT: 5-11 WT: 170
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Summit League
IUPUI
Evan Hall SF
HT: 6-7 WT: 195
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Patriot League
Navy
Hasan Abdullah PG
HT: 5-10 WT: 150
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Ryan Pearson PG
HT: 6-1 WT: 170
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

George Kiernan PF
HT: 6-6 WT: 210
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Ivy League
Princeton
Jose Morales PG
HT: 5-9 WT: 160
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Yale
Blake Reynolds PF
HT: 6-7 WT: 190
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Sun Belt Conference
Troy
Tope Arikawe PF
HT: 6-8 WT: 230
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

West Coast Conference
St. Mary's
Stefan Gonzalez PG
HT: 6-2 WT: 185
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 2

Big West Conference
Long Beach State
Mason Riggins PF
HT: 6-9 WT: 230
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

America East Conference
Binghamton
Thomas Bruce PF
HT: 6-8 WT: 185
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending
Shooting guard Matt McQuaid, No. 65 in the ESPN 100, ended his recruiting Thursday when he committed to head coach Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans, ending a hard-fought battle with the Creighton Blue Jays. McQuaid reopened his recruiting in July after pledging to SMU in May.

Why he committed: "Michigan State is all about winning, and I like the fact that the former players are always around and giving back to the program," McQuaid said, whose grandparents live in Midland, Michigan.

"Matt developed a strong relationship with coach Izzo, and they made a huge effort to let him know he was wanted and needed at Michigan State," added Wes Grandstaff, McQuaid's coach at Nike's Team Texas Elite. "Also, Matt's grandparents live in Michigan and he will have great support there."


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