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5-star basketball recruit Nazreon Reid names final 2

LSU 2018 basketball target Nazreon Reid announced he's down to two schools on Friday -- the Tigers and Arizona. The 6-foot-10, 240-pound Reid is considered a five-star recruit and is rated the No. 7 overall prospect in the country by ESPN. Reid, who plays at Roselle Catholic in New Jersey, is also a five-star prospect for Rivals and 247 Sports. (NOLA.com)

Mitchell Robinson expected to decide between New Orleans, Kansas

After getting his release from Western Kentucky, Mitchell Robinson is expected to decide between New Orleans and Kansas, sources confirmed. The 7-foot Robinson visited the New Orleans campus on Wednesday and met with several players, the staff and head coach Mark Slessinger, sources said. (Zag's Blog)

Fast rising Devon Dotson breaks down recruitment

You could make a case that 2018 point guard Devon Dotson had a more productive summer than any player in high school basketball. On the recruiting front, things continue to accelerate for Dotson. On Thursday, he added a scholarship offer from UCLA. “I’m visiting Kansas on August 25th for an official visit, and then I haven’t come up with the dates yet for Florida,” Dotson said. (Scout.com)

Five-star Cameron Reddish nearing a decision

The top wing in the 2018 class, Cameron Reddish, said he will decide between Duke, Kentucky, UCLA, Villanova and UConn, and that decision is coming 'sooner than people are expecting.' The five-star small forward has proven that he can play at multiple positions and dominate the floor. Reddish narrowed things down to a top five out of 20 high-major offers. (Rivals.com)

More on Marvin Bagley's big decisions

The Rivals.com basketball recruiting crew takes on a trio of topics following the decision of Marvin Bagley III to reclassify to the 2017 class and attend Duke this year. Coming off the news of Duke going to California to land Bagley, which school recruits every corner of America the best, regardless of region? The obvious answers here are Arizona, Duke, Kansas and Kentucky. (Rivals.com)

Big summers have these 10 players on the rise

July offered the opportunity for the elite in high school hoops to measure up against the best. Here are 10 players who enjoyed big summers and have raised their stock in advance of the next 2018 Rivals150 rankings. This isn't an all-inclusive list, but it touches on those who could be in for upgrades to their current star ratings or more than double-digit climbs in the rankings. (Rivals.com)

2018 No. 1 R.J. Barrett narrows list to five

2018's top player, R.J. Barrett, narrowed his list of schools to five on Wednesday: Arizona, Duke, Kentucky, Michigan and Oregon. Barrett, a 6-foot-6 wing out of Montverde (Fla.) Academy, has yet to set up any official visits, according to his father. Barrett had a huge summer, as he was named MVP of the FIBA u19 World Cup, after leading Canada to a Gold Medal. (Scout.com)

Is Mitchell Robinson close to a decision?

The case of Mitchell Robinson has been one of the more interesting ones to follow over the past few months. After signing with Western Kentucky and spending some time on campus during the summer, the 2017 shot-blocking machine has decided to transfer. From what we're hearing, a decision should be in very soon – perhaps within the next few days – as well. (Rivals.com)

Five standing out for 2018 five-star Andrew Nembhard

The recruiting process for Andrew Nembhard has sped up significantly. One of the top playmakers in high school basketball, Nembhard made noise earlier this month by reclassifying into the 2018 class and, as a result, some of the top schools in college basketball have come calling. Five programs have begun to stand out for the five-star prospect. (Rivals.com)

Marvin Bagley commits to Duke, reclassifies to 2017

Marvin Bagley, the top player in high school hoops, will play college basketball next season at Duke, he announced on Monday. Bagley recently sped up his recruitment, taking unprecedented official visits during the July evaluation periods. His first trip was to Duke, the weekend of July 21st. Bagley also took official visits to UCLA and USC. (Scout.com)

Top HS basketball recruit Marvin Bagley III to announce college decision Monday

Marvin Bagley III, the best high school basketball recruit in the world, is scheduled to announce where he intends to play college basketball late Monday. The 6-foot-11 forward from Arizona is expected to choose between Duke, UCLA and USC. He visited each school within the past month. Bagley is, and has forever been, the consensus No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2018. (CBS Sports)

2018 PG Tre Jones Commits to Duke

Five-star recruit Tre Jones verbally committed to Duke on Sunday, he told Scout. To go with Duke, Jones also considered Minnesota, UCLA, Ohio State and a handful of other high major programs. Jones took multiple unofficial visits to Duke’s campus, but has yet to schedule his official. Jones is the brother of former Blue Devil and current NBA player Tyus Jones. (Scout.com)

Conference Call: Surprising 2018 recruiting classes

Things are beginning to speed up on the commitment front, as some of the top programs have nailed down its stars of the future. We are accustomed to Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky and Duke owning the recruiting world, but the class of 2018 has already brought in a few surprising winners. (Rivals.com)

2019 Armando Bacot Discusses Duke Offer; Schools Working Hardest

After picking up an offer from Duke on Tuesday, Armando Bacot, the 2019 power forward from Trinity Episcopal (VA) School, spoke with D1Vision about what he likes about the Blue Devils. Bacot, who currently holds nearly 40 offers, says that Duke, Kansas, Oklahoma State, VCU, Villanova, UCLA, and Virginia Tech are the schools working the hardest for his recruitment. (D1Vision)

Top 75 2019 PG Rylan Jones talks Utah commitment

Utah’s 2019 class is off to a good start with a commitment from Rylan Jones. The 6-foot-1, 165-pound point guard from Salt Lake City (Utah) is Scout’s 65th ranked prospect in the class. Jones has an excellent skill level and basketball IQ, which is no surprise given his father is a coach in Utah’s Director of Basketball Operations, Chris Jones. (Scout.com)

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2018 Player Rankings
1R.J. BarrettSFMontverde, FL 
2Zion WilliamsonSFSpartanburg, SC 
3Bol BolPFSanta Ana, CA 
4Cameron ReddishSFNorristown, PA 
5Romeo LangfordSGNew Albany, IN 
6Jordan BrownPFRoseville, CA 
7Gerald LiddellSFCibolo, TXTexas
8Simi ShittuPFSaxtons River, VT 
9Tre JonesPGSaint Paul, MNDuke
10Darius GarlandPGBrentwood, TN 
11Khavon MooreSFMacon, GA 
12Immanuel QuickleyPGBel Air, MD 
13Moses BrownCJamaica, NY 
14Nazreon ReidPFRoselle, NJ 
15Louis KingSFBurlington, NJ 
16Miles NorrisPFChula Vista, CAOregon
17Jahvon QuinerlyPGJersey City, NJArizona
18Reggie PerrySFThomasville, GAMississippi State
19Keldon JohnsonSGMouth Of Wilson, VA 
20Jalen SmithPFBaltimore, MDMaryland

2019 Player Rankings
1Vernon CareyPFFort Lauderdale, FL 
2James WisemanPFNashville, TN 
3Charles BasseyPFSan Antonio, TX 
4Scottie LewisSGEatontown, NJ 
5Cole AnthonyPGNew York, NY 
6Matthew HurtSFRochester, MN 
7Bryan AntoineCGEatontown, NJ 
8Chol MarialCCheshire, CT 
9Balsa KoprivicaCFort Lauderdale, FL 
10D.J. JeffriesSFOlive Branch, MS 
11Ashton HagansPGCovington, GA 
12Cassius StanleySFStudio City, CA 
13Trendon WatfordSFBirmingham, AL 
14Christian BrownSFColumbia, SC 
15LaMelo BallPGChino, CAUCLA
16Precious AchiuwaSFBronx, NY 
17Tyrese MaxeySGGarland, TX 
18Jeremiah Robinson-EarlPFMission, KS 
19Onyeka OkongwuCChino, CA 
20Chandler LawsonPFMemphis, TN 

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