NCB On The Trail: Pascal Chukwu

Weekly Commitment Roundup

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SEC
Missouri
Ronnie Suggs SG (Washington, Mo./Washington)
HT: 6-4 WT: 17
Class of 2015
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big 12
Baylor
Damiyne Durham SG (Oakwood, Texas/Oakwood)
HT: 6-4 WT: 175
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

American Athletic Conference
SMU
Emmanuel Mudiay PG (Dallas/Prime Prep)
HT: 6-5 WT: 190
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: 2
Stars: 5
ESPN 100: 5

Houston
JaQuel Richmond PG (Greensboro, N.C./Wesleyan Christian)
HT: 6-1 WT: 170
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: 26
Stars: 4

Big East
Providence
Paschal Chukwu C (Westport, Conn./Fairfield College Prep)
HT: 7-1 WT: 220
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: 5
Stars: 4
ESPN 100: 58

West Coast Conference
Gonzaga
Josh Perkins PG (Denver/Huntington Prep)
HT: 6-3 WT: 185
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: 6
Stars: 5
ESPN 100: 24

Big West Conference
UC Santa Barbara
Gabriel Vincent SG (Stockton, Calif./St. Mary's)
HT: 6-2 WT: 180
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 2

Ivy League
Princeton
Aaron Young PG (Lynchburg, Va./Virginia Episcopal)
HT: 6-1 WT: 170
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Brown
Jason Massey SG (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage)
HT: 6-5 WT: 180
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 2

MAAC
Fairfield
Tyler Nelson SG (Lawrence, Mass./Central Catholic)
HT: 6-0 WT: 165
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: 1

Missouri Valley Conference
Missouri State
Chris Kendrix SG (Willard, Mo./Willard)
HT: 6-5 WT: 180
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big South
Longwood
Ryan Badowski SG (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick)
HT: 6-3 WT: 165
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Atlantic 10
St. Bonaventure
Idris Taqqee SF (Ashburnham, Mass./Cushing Academy)
HT: 6-3 WT: 180
Class of 2014
Positional Rank: NA
Stars: Evaluation Pending

 
ESPN 100 center Pascal Chukwu (Westport, CT/Fairfield Prep) committed to Providence on Thursday night, announcing his decision via Twitter.

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. -- The Hoop Group’s annual Summer Classic East event kicked off the second week of the July evaluation period with a highly selective, invitation-only field of the top teams in the northeast. The loaded event featured a pair of ESPN 100 talents in point guard Kaleb Joseph (No. 51) and Pascal Chukwu (No. 58), No. 38 junior Moustapha Diagne and No. 21 sophomore Kassoum Yakwe, leading to a slew of college head coaches from all levels making sure their presence was noticed.

Here’s how things went down in the Keystone State.

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There is a saying among coaches that goes like this, "October to April is when we become a team, the rest is when you become a player."

July is the time of year when elite players step it up a notch and separate themselves from their peers. During the month, college coaches head out to evaluate prospects in full and often make their decisions on which recruits they want or don't want based on a player’s improvement, performance and production.

The players who play the game to prove what they can do get lost in the crowd, while the prospects who focus on improving and winning have the best chance of rising up in the ESPN 100 rankings and furthering their recruiting stock.

Here’s a list of currently ranked prospects whose stock could see a rise this month based on what we have already seen from them and what we project will happen.

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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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Top performers from NBPA 100 Camp 

June, 17, 2013
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – This year’s NBPA Top 100 Camp was littered with skilled prospects from top to bottom and was overall a very strong and deep collection of talent. Former NBA coach John Lucas served as the director of scouting at the camp, which annually attracts high-level prep prospects from all over the country.

The contests were extremely competitive as the players really took pride in their performances. Making the most noise at the camp were the event’s big men, who stood out due to their length in blocking and altering shots, overall efforts in rebounding and ability to run the floor and finish. Several, like center Stephen Zimmerman and Thon Maker, also displayed advanced passing and ballhandling skills.

Let's take a look at the final impressions from the NBPA 100 Camp.

Best performers

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- There have been a number of terrific performances at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, but here are quick-hitting scouting impressions on more than 30 players who have caught my eye on a consistent basis outside of P.J. Dozier, Elbert Robinson and Jordan McLaughlin, whom I already did individual blogs on.

2014 PF/C Payton Dastrup: Attacks the rim with great energy and urgency, finishing and competing at a high level. He simply didn't take plays off.

2015 PG Jalen Brunson: He runs the team, distributes the ball, has feel and court vision, and when you back away he can drain the jumper. He might not make the play to win the game, but he won't make the play to lose it either. He’s rock solid and learning on the job.

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