NCB On The Trail: Creighton

Biancardi's Breakdown: Riley LaChance 

September, 16, 2013
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When we first spotted him in the spring, ESPN 100 Riley LaChance's offers were from all mid-major programs. By way of strong performances with his Ray Allen select AAU team in the summer, LaChance's recruiting has skyrocketed to all of the power-six conferences. LaChance has taken official visits to Vanderbilt, and Creighton and plans to visit Baylor, Iowa and Minnesota soon.

Let’s break down his game and see what he does best and where he still needs to improve.

Athletic ability

ESPN 100 SF headed to Auburn

September, 1, 2013
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Auburn landed a commitment from ESPN 100 small forward Sam Logwood (Indianapolis/La Lumiere) on Sunday, according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot-7 wing holds offers from Creighton, Mississippi State, Iowa, Bradley, Indiana State and Miami (Ohio). Logwood is the first recruit in the 2014 class for the Tigers.

New Mexico lands three-star junior

July, 15, 2013
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New Mexico head coach Craig Neal landed a verbal commitment from Class of 2015 small forward Dane Kuiper (Tempe, Ariz./Corona Del Sol) on Sunday night. Kuiper announced the news on his Twitter account.

Kuiper is the first recruit from the junior class for Neal, who was hired in April. Arizona State and Creighton were also involved in his recruitment.

Juco guard commits to Creighton

May, 1, 2013
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Creighton added juco shooting guard James Milliken (Siler City, N.C./Cowley College) to its 2013 recruiting class on Tuesday, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

The 6-foot-2 Milliken chose the Bluejays over TCU. He is the fifth incoming recruit, joining PF Toby Hegner (Berlin, Wis./Berlin), SF Darian Harris (Springdale, Ark./Shiloh Christian), PF Zach Hanson (Pierre, S.D./Riggs) and PG Devin Brooks (Harlem, N.Y./Iowa Western C.C.).

Juco guard is 4th Creighton commitment 

April, 4, 2013
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Iowa Western Community College point guard Devin Brooks (Harlem, N.Y.) verbally committed to Creighton on Wednesday, ESPN.com has learned.


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Ohio PG Jack Gibbs picks Davidson 

October, 22, 2012
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Point guard Jack Gibbs (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville North) verbally committed to Davidson on Monday, ESPN.com has learned.

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PG John Dawson commits to Marquette 

September, 26, 2012
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6-foot-1 point guard John Dawson (Clovis, N.M./Clovis) verbally committed to Marquette on Wednesday, multiple sources are reporting.

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Iowa gets first 2013 commitment in SF Jok 

September, 23, 2012
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Small forward Peter Jok (Des Moines, Iowa/Valley) verbally committed to Iowa on Sunday, giving the Hawkeyes their first commitment from the class of 2013, mulitple sources are reporting.

"[Coach] Fran McCaffery continues to build his Iowa program," said ESPN.com's Paul Biancardi. "Jok is a big guard who at 6-5 can make 3s well beyond the arc. With [current freshmen] Adam Woodbury inside and Mike Gesell outside at the point, Jok is someone who will create space for other teammates with his sharpshooting."

"The big picure here is that since McCaffery took over at Iowa, he and his staff have dug their heels into protecting the state of Iowa and surrounding areas to secure talent."

Jok, a native of the Sudan, held offers from Creighton, Clemson, Illinois and Iowa State.

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Rhode Island adds PF Hassan Martin 

September, 23, 2012
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Rhode Island head coach Dan Hurley landed his second recruit of the weekend on Sunday with a pledge from power forward Hassan Martin (Staten Island, N.Y./Curtis), sources have confirmed. Hurley nabbed ESPN 100 point guard E.C. Matthews (Romulus, Mich./Romulus) on Saturday night.

Martin chose the Rams over Creighton, Fordham, Iowa State, Kansas State and Providence.

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Cardinals add ESPN 100 PF Akoy Agau 

September, 19, 2012
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Louisville landed a verbal commitment from ESPN 100 power forward Akoy Agau (Omaha, Neb./Omaha Central) on Wednesday night, ESPN.com has confirmed.

The 6-foot-9 Agau held mulitple offers including Clemson, Connecticut, Creighton, Iowa State and Nebraska. Head coach Rick Pitino has put together a Top 5 class that also features ESPN 100 guard Anton Gill (Raleigh, N.C./Hargrave Military), post-grad guard Terry Rozier (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Hargrave Military) and junior college point guard Chris Jones (Memphis, Tenn./NW Florida State College).

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PG Wes Clark makes call for SEC 

August, 29, 2012
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ESPN.com has confirmed that ESPN 100 point guard Wes Clark (Romulus, Mich./Romulus) verbally committed to Missouri on Wednesday.

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New Nebraska head coach Tim Miles landed his first two recruits for the class of 2013 on Friday, according to the Lincoln Journal Star.

Small forwards Nick Fuller (Sun Prairie, Wisc./Sun Prairie) and Nathan Hawkins (Rowlett, Texas/Rowlett) both pledged to the Cornhuskers while on unofficial visits.

The 6-foot-7 Fuller is currently ranked as the No. 18 small forward in ESPN RecruitingNation's latest positional rankings. He chose Nebraska over offers from Illinois, Minnesota, Creighton, Butler, Drake and Marquette.

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Creighton head coach Greg McDermott is a perfect 4 for 4 this week with verbal commitments following the pledge of Class of 2014 forward Ezra Talbert (Olathe, Kan./Olathe East) on Thursday. Multiple sources are reporting the news.

2013 power forward Toby Hegner (Berlin, Wis./Berlin) kicked things off Monday with his commitment followed by 2013 small forward Darian Harris (Springdale, Ark./Shiloh Christian) on Tuesday and 2014 point guard Nick Norton (Columbia, Mo./Rock Bridge) on Wednesday.

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Creighton head coach Greg McDermott landed his third recruit in the last three days with a verbal pledge from 2014 guard Nick Norton (Columbia, Mo./Rock Bridge H.S.) on Wednesday.

Norton chose the Bluejays after visiting the school last week and receiving an offer. Nebraska and Missouri State were also involved.

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Multiple sources are reporting that 6-foot-6 small forward Darian Harris (Springdale, Ark./Shiloh Christian) committed to Creighton on Tuesday, one day after the Bluejays landed a post player.

Power forward Toby Hegner (Berlin, Wisc./Berlin) chose Creighton on Monday.

Harris picked coach Greg McDermott and his program over Central Arkansas, Arkansas State, Liberty, Louisiana Tech and Oral Roberts, among othes.

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