College Basketball Recruiting

Daily news coverage of the nation's top college basketball recruits and teams.

Seven college basketball coaches who get the best out of unheralded recruits

Kentucky and Duke have becomes the dons of the one-and-done era, as they have produced a number of NBA Draft picks. Instead of diving into what Coach K and John Calipari have become known for, this we assess the coaches who have developed lightly recruited high school prospects into NBA veterans, thus magnifying their evaluation abilities and skill development. (

5 big risers in the Top247 for 2018

E.J. Montgomery seems to have taken his game to a new level. He had the physical tools to be a star, but now the focus is there and the production is matching the potential. Montgomery is now the No. 6 player in the class, and as a potential stretch power forward who can also rebound and hold his own on the inside, he is loaded with talent and versatility. (247 Sports)

Players who could add another star before next Top247 update

Ranking prospects isn't an exact science, but the industry is typically more right than wrong. There are always prospects who over achieve and also under achieve. On the heels of the latest release for the Top247 for the class of 2018, here are four prospects who I think have a great chance to add another star before they head off to college. (247 Sports)

Q&A: 2020 five-star Anthony Edwards has an early leader

In one of the top scoring barrages this year, Cameron Reddish and Anthony Edwards squared off in a battle between the present and the future. While the present came out victorious as Reddish finished with 53 points, Edwards scored 30 of his own. Following his team's contest with Westtown, Edwards discussed an early leader in his recruitment. (

2020 wing Brandon Boston receiving heavy ACC interest

It takes an impressive recruit to start receiving offers at the end of his freshman year, but that’s exactly what happened with Brandon Boston, a small forward out of Norcross (Ga.). Among the ACC schools putting out scholarship offers to Boston so far are Florida State, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech. Others such as Clemson and NC State are showing heavy interest. (

Kentucky offers after watching Matthew Hurt

Matthew Hurt drew quite the crowd on Tuesday, leading to an offer from Kentucky coach John Calipari on Wednesday. Calipari and assistant Joel Justus, North Carolina’s Roy Williams and Hubert Davis and UCLA’s David Grace were on hand to watch Hurt pour in 48 points as Rochester (MN) John Marshall downed Red Wing, 83-61. Hurt had 31 points at the half. (Zag's Blog)

Is Duke signee Cameron Reddish the No. 1 player in 2018?

On Saturday, after Duke signee Cameron Reddish scored 34 points in front of a packed out crowd at the National Hoops Festival, I fired off a tweet that said the Westtown (Pa.) School wing had the talent and ability to be the No. 1 player in the 2018 class. The tweet also cited inconsistency as a reason he hasn’t jumped to the pole position. (

2019 guard Jalen Lecque breaks down his recruitment

Jalen Lecque decided to reclassify from the class of 2018 to 2019 and transfer from Monsignor Scanlan in New York to the Christ School in North Carolina. Lecque has added offers from the likes of Kansas, Baylor, Oregon, Texas, Syracuse and more. “Texas, Kentucky, Oregon, South Carolina, Maryland and there’s a lot more that have been recruiting me hard,” Lecque said. (Made Hoops)

Romeo Langford Updates Recruitment

The second-highest ranked recruit left in the class of 2018, Romeo Langford said that the recruiting process has gotten easier since cutting his list to three (Indiana, Kansas, Vanderbilt). "It's a lot easier to focus on three schools and just getting calls and texts from three schools. I don't have to flip through the channels and find eight schools. It's just three." (

Romeo Langford has big weekend at FORUM Tip-Off Classic

Romeo Langford played as well as a high school basketball player can play on Saturday. He scored 42 points on an absurd 14-22 shooting from the floor. On top of that Langford also snagged eight rebounds and dished out four assists. That doesn't even take into account the phenomenal defense that he played. Langford is now healthy and looks the part of an elite player. (247 Sports)

National Hoops Festival Top Performers

The National Hoops Festival had a loaded slate of games on Saturday and Sunday at Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic. Duke signee Cameron Reddish was the biggest name heading into the event and he scored 87 points in two games. 6-foot-10 Maryland signee Jalen Smith ran the floor, impacted the game with his shot blocks and flashed is polished skill set. (247 Sports)

Silvio De Sousa looking into enrolling at Kansas at the break

Four-star recruit Silvio De Sousa is looking into possibly enrolling at Kansas during the semester break, according to IMG Academy coach Sean McAloon. "It’s up in the air," McAloon said. "If he gets the score and passes all of his classes by the end of the month, then he could go. It’s still 50-50. De Sousa came up short recently when he took the standardized test. (247 Sports)

Role expanding for 2020 forward Terrance Williams

The Gonzaga DC Classic provided a look at some of the best underclassmen in the D.C. area on Friday night. The one that stood out the most on Friday was Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga sophomore Terrance Williams. As a freshman, Williams, a 6-foot-6 versatile forward, got minutes for the Eagles, but if his outing on Friday was any indication, there’s a much bigger role in store. (

The immediate future of Silvio DeSousa

Watching Kansas this year, there is real optimism that Bill Self can achieve his second national championship. However, during its loss to Washington earlier this week, frontcourt depth, or lack thereof, became a glaring weakness for the Jayhawks, something that could be answered by the pending enrollment of 2018 five-star commit Silvio De Sousa. (

What Keldon Johnson's recruitment revealed about Kentucky basketball's future

Can't blame Mr. Johnson. Not one bit. Chris Johnson was hesitant about his son Keldon Johnson, a five-star shooting guard in the 2018 recruiting class, signing last month to play college basketball for Kentucky. "He just knows a lot of great players are going to come to Kentucky and no slackers come to Kentucky," Keldon Johnson said last week. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

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

2019 Player Rankings
1Vernon CareyPFFort Lauderdale, FL 
2James WisemanPFMemphis, TN 
3Charles BasseyPFLouisville, KY 
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, CA 
16Precious AchiuwaSFBronx, NY 
17Tyrese MaxeySGGarland, TX 
18Jeremiah Robinson-EarlPFMission, KS 
19Onyeka OkongwuCChino, CA 
20Chandler LawsonPFMemphis, TN 

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