NCB On The Trail: Marial Shayok

Hoops recruiting class analysis 

October, 23, 2013
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What do the commitments of Ahmed Hill and Marial Shayok mean for Marquette in the RecruitingNation class rankings? Which conference needs to step it up? What's the bold prediction for this week? We take a look at those questions and more.

Weekly Commitment Update

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SEC
LSU
Jalyn Patterson PG Alpharetta, Ga./Montverde Academy
HT: 6-1 WT: 170
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: 40
Stars: 3

Ben Simmons PF Melbourne, Australia/Montverde Academy
HT: 6-9 WT: 230
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 2
Stars: 5
ESPN 60: 4

Big East
Marquette
Ahmed Hill SG Augusta, Ga./Aquinas
HT: 6-5 WT: 190
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: 12
Stars: 4
ESPN 100: 52

Marial Shayok SF Ottawa, Ontario/Blair Academy
HT: 6-6 WT: 205
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: 27
Stars: 4

Big Ten
Iowa
Dominique Uhl PF Point Pleasant Beach, N.J./Point Pleasant Beach
HT: 6-7 WT: 185
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 3

Big 12
Oklahoma State
Mitch Solomon C Bixby, Okla./Bixby
HT: 6-9 WT: 225
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: 20
Stars: 3

Texas Tech
Keenan Evans PG Richardson, Texas/Berkner
HT: 6-3 WT: 170
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 2

ACC
Syracuse
Tyler Lydon PF Pine Plains, N.Y./New Hampton
HT: 6-8 WT: 181
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: 14
Stars: 4

Atlantic 10
St. Bonaventure
Iakeem Alston PG Baltimore/Sheridan College (Juco)
HT: 6-0 WT: 165
Class of 2014

George Mason
Trey Porter C Dumfries, Va./Potomac
HT: 6-10 WT: 190
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Therence Mayimba SF Hagerstown, Md./St. James School
HT: 6-6 WT: 190
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: 44
Stars: 3

Conference USA
Southern Miss
Javonte Douglas SF Charlotte, N.C./Central Florida C.C. (Juco)
HT: 6-8
Class of 2014

Texas-San Antonio
Austin Karrer SG New Braunfels, Texas/Canyon
HT: 6-3 WT: 175
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluatio Pending

MAAC
Quinnipiac
Samuel Dingba PF Salisbury, Conn./Salisbury School
HT: 6-6 WT: 205
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 2

Big South
Radford
Cam Jones SG Roanoke, Va./Brunswick Community College (Juco)
HT: 6-4 WT: 180
Class of 2014

Horizon League
Valparaiso
Tevonn Walker PG Montreal. Que./Vanier College
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Youngstown State
Ja'Christian Biles SG Oak Park, Mich./Oak Park
HT: 6-3
Class of 2104
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

NEC
Sacred Heart
Vince Fritz SG Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest
HT: 6-2 WT: 180
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Wagner
Aaren Edmead PG Deer Park, N.Y./Deer Park
HT: 5-10 WT: 160
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Summit League
Nebraska-Omaha
Jalen Jones SF Clinton, Iowa/Clinton
HT: 6-5 WT: 180
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 2

IUPUI
Cortez Macklin SG Louisville, Ky./Rend Lake C.C. (Juco)
HT: 6-3 WT: 175
Class of 2014

Southern Conference
Tennessee-Chattanooga
Jacolby Mobley PG Scooba, Miss./East Mississippi C.C. (Juco)
HT: 6-0 WT: 155
Class of 2014

Wofford
Derrick Brooks PG Bartow, Fla./Bartow
HT: 6-2 WT: 170
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Cameron Jackson PF Winchester, Va./Handley
HT: 6-7
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Ohio Valley
Jacksonville State
LaBarrius Hill SF Parrish, Ala./Parrish
HT: 6-7 WT: 215
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Sun Belt
Western Kentucky
Justin Johnson PF Hazard, Ky./Perry County Central
HT: 6-7 WT: 235
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Troy
Chris Jones PG Memphis, Tenn./Southwest Mississippi C.C. (Juco)
HT: 6-1 WT: 161
Class of 2014

Arkansas State
Adam Ward SF Atascocita, Texas/Lee College (Juco)
HT: 6-5 WT: 200
Class of 2014

MAC
Buffalo
Raheem Johnson PF Romulus, Mich./Barton County C.C. (Juco)
HT: 6-9 WT: 250
Class of 2014

Kent State
Raasean Davis PF Dallas, Ga./Paulding County
HT: 6-7 WT: 220
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Missouri Valley
Wichita State
Corey Henderson Jr. SG Dallas/Episcopal
HT: 6-3 WT: 165
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big Sky
North Dakota
Bryce Cashman C Weston, Mo./West Platte
HT: 6-10 WT: 225
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Idaho State
Jason McClellan PF Fort Collins, Colo./Eastern Wyoming College (Juco)
HT: 6-9 WT: 240
Class of 2014

Patriot League
Navy
Mo Lewis SF Milton, Ga./Milton
HT: 6-5 WT: 210
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 2

CAA
James Madison
Hari Hall
SF Jacksonville, Fla./Ribault

HT: 6-7 WT: 210
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Basketball is a global game, and that was apparent at this past weekend’s Nike Global Challenge. After a spring and summer full of competition with the Nike EYBL circuit, the Nike Skills Academies and the Peach Jam, 40 of the top U.S. high school basketball players were brought together on four regional teams to compete in the invite-only Global Challenge against teams from Canada, Pan-Africa, Brazil and France.

At the conclusion of the eight-team, three-day tournament featuring some of the world’s top young hoops prospects, the USA West team emerged with the championship following a 98-95 victory over USA South. Uncommitted ESPN 100 small forward Stanley Johnson (Fullerton, Calif./Mater Dei) for the West and Ohio State-bound shooting guard D'Angelo Russell (Louisville, Ky./Montverde Academy) for the South were named co-MVPs of the event for the U.S. contingent. Johnson led all scorers with 23 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the championship game.

With so much talent from not just the United States but across the world on display for three days, here are five things we learned from the 2013 Nike Global Challenge.

Stanley Johnson
Courtesy of NikeESPN 100 SF Stanley Johnson continued his strong summer with a co-MVP performance at the Global Challenge.
The deepest position in 2014

We are two-thirds of the way through the July recruiting period, but these players have been playing on the travel team circuit since April and it's clear that the wing position -- the shooting guards and small forwards -- has an elite group that scores easy and often.

The Global Challenge only confirmed that thought as the collection of wing talent was elite. It's the deepest position in the 2014 class, and the core players at the top are starting to separate themselves because of their ability to consistently score, play at a high level and win.

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READING, Pa. -- The Hoop Group opened the July evaluation period in its customary fashion: by hosting one of the biggest exposure basketball camps in the United States with more 800 campers converging on Albright College this week for session II of the Hoop Group Elite Camp.

While the sheer size of the camp attracts coaches from all levels of college basketball, what really differentiates this camp are the players themselves. Although there was a fair share of big names in the field, a consistent theme was the desire for players to prove themselves in front of college coaches. As a result, this turned into an ideal venue to spot under-the-radar and young talent.

Here were the top performers from the Hoop Group Elite Camp, including big-name players, under-the-radar stars and the top underclassmen.

Big-Name Players

Isaiah Whitehead (Brooklyn, N.Y./Lincoln)
2014, SG, 6-4, 195
Offers from Arizona, Kansas, Louisville, St. John’s and Syracuse, among others


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Minnesota first-year head coach Richard Pitino has been working night and day trying to sell a new era in Golden Gophers basketball.

It’s a battle he is fighting on several fronts, simultaneously trying to connect with his new team, re-engage a jaded fan base and redefine his program on the recruiting front.

The last of those three endeavors might prove to be the most difficult.

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This was a particularly busy week on the northeast recruiting front, thanks in large part to the June 15th date which began the period when college coaches were permitted to directly contact perspective student athletes for the first time.

A number of ESPN 100 prospects, including No. 51 rising senior Kaleb Joseph, Pascal Chukwu (No. 58) and Ja’Quan Newton (No. 67), were in the headlines for landing new offers, while several other recruits bolstered their recruiting stock with new offers and visits.

Let’s take a look at the flurry of activity.

• Blair Academy (N.J.) swingman Marial Shayok picked up an offer from Marquette earlier this week. The four-star prospect also holds offers from Minnesota, Rutgers, West Virginia and LaSalle.

• Oklahoma became the latest school to offer Terry Larrier. The Phelps (Pa.) forward also visited Penn State this week after seeing Minnesota unofficially last month and is scheduled to visit Rutgers and Seton Hall next week.

• A very busy week for Villanova, which included a commitment from 2015 Pitman (N.J.) PF Tim Delaney, also included a scholarship offer for Christ the King (N.Y.) 2016 swingman Rawle Alkins.

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