NCB On The Trail: Tyler Lydon

#AskCoachB: Lydon to Syracuse

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Ranked at No. 57 in our ESPN 60, Tyler Lydon is a long and skilled forward who makes the defense respect him. He is starting to fill out physically and was very productive for the New Hampton School down the stretch of the season. He is from New York and Syracuse has always been his dream school.

Once again the Syracuse staff landed a 6-foot-8 forward with great positional length. He also has a deceptive bounce and skill to put the ball on the floor and make shots. Gaining more overall body strength with be key.

It was a smart move by Syracuse to get a verbal commitment early on because he came out of last summer with some heavy interest from schools such as Providence, Boston College, Maryland, Florida, Kansas and Notre Dame, among many others.

His size, skill and versatility, at a young age, are very promising.

Roundtable: Must-get prospects for 2015 

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With the vast majority of the top prospects in the ESPN 100 now off the board, the focus of the recruiting world is now rapidly shifting to the 2015 class where programs from all levels of college basketball are looking to position themselves for a successful recruiting cycle.

Some are already ahead of the curve. LSU landed a huge early score in Ben Simmons (Melbourne, Australia/Montverde Academy), Arizona has its next big-time guard in Tyler Dorsey (Los Angeles/St. John Bosco) and Syracuse has a pair of ESPN 60 products in Malachi Richardson (Hamilton, N.J./Trenton Catholic) and Tyler Lydon (Pine Plains, N.Y./New Hampton).

Memphis, Michigan State, Marquette, and Illinois have early commitments from ESPN 60 products as well, while the Fighting Illini are joined by Connecticut, Washington, Villanova, New Mexico, Rutgers, and Mississippi State in already having two verbal commitments.

With the 2015 dominoes beginning to align, we asked our team of Recruiting Nation experts to pinpoint which programs have already established their top priority, or “must-have recruit,” in the coming year.


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The Orangemen have done an excellent job at targeting underclassmen. The recently landed ESPN No. 12 Malachi Richardson (Hamilton, N.J./Trenton Catholic Academy) is an outstanding shooter with excellent size and incredible overall polish for a young prospect. Also committed is power forward Tyler Lydon (Pine Plains, N.Y. /New Hampton School).

ESPN No. 19 small forward Derrick Jones (Philadelphia/Archbishop Carroll High School) is a dynamic athlete and finisher who plays at the rim. They are also heavily involved and in the final six schools for Donte DiVincenzo (Wilmington, Del./Salesianum School) He is an AAU teammate of Richardson and they both play for Team Final.

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
Junior Tyler Lydon (Pine Plains, N.Y./New Hampton) made an early verbal commitment to Syracuse on Thursday night, giving the Orange a jump start on their 2015 recruiting class.

The 6-foot-8 forward turned in a series of big performances during the summer evaluation period, first starring at the Reebok Breakout Classic and then picking up a plethora of offers thanks to his performance with the New England Playaz in Las Vegas.


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These players just missed the cut 

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We’ve ranked the top players in the classes of 2015 and 2016. Here’s a look at the players who just missed the cut:


Class of 2015

Jessie Govan 6-10, C, Manhasset, N.Y. (St. Mary): Big-bodied post player with a nice touch to 17 feet.


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When the July evaluation period ended five days ago, the recruiting news was just getting started.

The biggest news of the week in the Northeast region centered around the commitment of Phil Booth to Villanova, planned visits for Isaiah Whitehead, and trimmed lists from both Kaleb Joseph and Ja'Quan Newton. But the news on those ESPN 100 guards was really just the tip of the iceberg because there have been plenty of other commitments, offers and scheduled visits coming across the wires.

Here’s a look at a plethora of basketball recruiting news and notes from the Northeast:

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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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PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia University gym was alive Wednesday evening as the Reebok Breakout Classic opened to a wave of big-name college coaches, including John Calipari, John Thompson III, Larry Brown, Mike Brey, Jay Wright, Scott Drew, Kevin Ollie and Steve Alford.

Once the clock struck 5 p.m. and the doors opened to release a jammed lobby full of coaches, a full set of games highlighted Reebok's most recent successful national camp. Among the players who put on their best effort in front of the litany of elite coaches was Class of 2014 top-25 recruits Emmanuel Mudiay, Rashad Vaughn and Josh Perkins along with surging three-star PF Malik Price-Martin.

Here’s a look at Day 1 of the event.

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