NCB On The Trail: Richmond

Clemson lands first 2014 commitment

August, 6, 2013
Point guard Gabe DeVoe (Shelby, N.C./Shelby) became Clemson's first commitment from the 2014 class when the senior picked the Tigers on Tuesday, the Shelby Star reported.

DeVoe held offers from Marshall, UNC-Wilmington, Richmond, Charlotte and Xavier.

"The recruiting process gets a little aggravating," he told the paper. "So I decided I was going to get it out of the way. Now I won't have to worry about anything, you can just go enjoy your senior year.

DeVoe averaged 20.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists as a junior last season.

Richmond adds Texas SG Tim Singleton 

October, 16, 2012
Richmond landed its fourth recruit from the Class of 2013 on Monday night with a verbal pledge from shooting guard Tim Singleton (Dallas/Hillcrest), multiple sources are reporting.

SG Sam Singer commits to Cal 

October, 2, 2012
Three star shooting guard Sam Singer (Miami, Fla./Ransom Everglades) ended his recruitment on Tuesday with a verbal commitment to California, has confirmed.

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SF Josh Jones picks A-10's Richmond 

October, 2, 2012
The Richmond Spiders nabbed a verbal commitment on Monday from wing guard Josh Jones (Memphis, Tenn./Central), according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Jones chose the Spiders over New Mexico State, St. Louis, Southern Illinois, Murray State and VCU.

"I feel real comfortable with [Richmond's playing] style, and when I visited, I got along real well with everybody," he told the paper.

Jones will join former Navy small forward J.J. Avila (McAllen, Texas/South Texas College) in the Spiders' 2013 class.

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Houston SG will be a K-State Wildcat 

September, 17, 2012
Kansas State landed a verbal commitment from shooting guard Wesley Iwundu (Houston/Westfield) on Monday night.

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Auburn gets on the board with 2013 pledge 

September, 13, 2012
The Auburn Tigers landed their first recruit from the 2013 class on Thursday with a verbal commitment from 3-star point guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen (Decatur, Ga./Columbia).

The news was first announced by the Southern Stampede's Twitter account and confirmed by multiple sources. Shamsid-Deen ran with the Stampede on the AAU travel circuit.

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N.C. guard Graham picks App State 

September, 12, 2012
Point guard Devonte Graham (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) verbally committed to Appalachian State on Tuesday, according to

The 6-footer chose the Mountaineers over UNC-Wilmington, Richmond, Rhode Island and High Point.

"I think the situation at App right now is one where they don't really have a true point guard," Broughton head coach Jeff Ferrell told the site. "They're using combo guards and shooting guards at the point."

Graham joins shooting guard's Tymetrius Toney (Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta) and Aaron Scott (Columbia, S.C./Richland Northeast), both of whom committed to App State last weekend.

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New South Carolina head coach Frank Martin landed another recruit for his incoming class over the weekend. Forward Michael Carrera (Venezuela/Montrose Christian) committed to the Gamecocks while on his official visit Saturday.

"It's a great campus, great people, great coaches," Carrera told the Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal. "My future teammates are great. I feel really comfortable; they are really good guys. I was looking for that place for a long, long time and I found it. It's going to be a great four years at South Carolina."

Carrera chose South Carolina over Gonzaga, Virginia Tech, George Mason, George Washington and Richmond. He averaged 13.0 points and 12.0 rebounds as a senior at national power Montrose Christian in Rockville, Md.

He is the sixth incoming recruit for Martin, joining center Laimonas Chatkevicius (Lithuania/South Kent School), center Tyrone Haughton (Miami/Dr. Krop), small forward Thaddeus Hall (Brooklyn, N.Y./Thomas Jefferson), small forward Minda Kacinas (Wichita, Kan./Word of Life) and point guard Tarik Phillip (Brooklyn, N.Y./Queen City Prep).

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Shooting guard Major Canady (Saltsburg, Pa./Kiski School) announced his college decision on Thursday night and has decided to play in the Big East for South Florida. Canady first Tweeted the news and has since confirmed.

The 6-foot-3 Canady chose the Bulls over Drexel, Stanford, Richmond, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech. He joins Eagles Landing (McDonough, Ga.) teammates John Egbunu and Drew Davis, who both committed to USF in December.
According to's Dave Telep, Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin landed a verbal commitment from senior-to-be Troy Caupain (Midlothian, Va./Cosby H.S.) on Friday.

The 6-foot-3 shooting guard chose the Bearcats over Richmond, Virginia Tech, Virginia and Missouri.

"Troy's probably going to play a combination guard role for the Bearcats," Telep said. "UC had good success with kids who flew somehwat under the radar from Virginia, the most recent being JaQuon Paker."

Caupain is the first recruit from the 2013 class for Cronin and his staff.

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6-foot-5 small forward Egor Koulechov (Weston, Fla./Sagemont School) became Arizona State's first commitment from 2013 on Wednesday with his verbal pledge. The news was first reported by

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Multiple sources are reporting that ESPNU 100 shooting guard Andrew White (Chester, Va./The Miller School) will announce his college decision on Friday evening.

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Arkansas nabs two for 2012 

October, 26, 2011
New Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson added his second and third commitments for the 2012 class on Wednesday, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

6-foot-3 shooting guard Anthlon Bell (Bartlett, Tenn./Bartlett H.S.) and small forward JaCorey Williams(Birmingham, Ala./Central Park Christian) both pledged to sign with the Razorbacks. Bell chose the Hogs over Massachusetts while Williams was being courted by Boston College, Missouri, Richmond and Alabama.'s Mike LaPlante talks about Anderson's new additions.

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Raleigh, N.C. shooting guard Terry Henderson announced his decision on Monday that he will play for Bob Huggins and West Virginia. The 6-foot-4 Henderson had narrowed his choices to the Mountaineers, Rutgers, Richmond, Virginia Tech and George Mason.'s Paul Biancardi talks about this sharpshooter's game.

"Terry possesses a natural sweet stroke which emphasizes a high release and good rotation," Biancardi said. "The range on his long distance jumper makes a defense extend out beyond the 3 point line. He understands the concept of moving without the ball to free himself for open looks.

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Dallas Anglin picks Hofstra 

October, 3, 2011
Point guard Dallas Anglin ended his recruitment on Sunday, verbally committing to Hofstra, according to multiple sources.

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