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For those who haven't been paying attention, Cuonzo Martin has been going at it in on the recruiting trail. For those who were wondering if we were going to pick it up here in the post-Monty era, there's definitely a lot happening here.
22 October 2014 | 4:51 pm

The Duke basketball program landed the No. 1 recruiting class in the country in 2014, according to 247Sports , and there is a very real chance that the rich will get richer in 2015.
21 October 2014 | 10:16 pm

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21 October 2014 | 6:22 pm

Ivan Rabb's high school coach said last week that Rabb would cut his list to 5 this past weekend, but it turns out that e wants to wait until his in-home visit with UNC before cutting his list and scheduling his official visits.
20 October 2014 | 8:46 pm

Thon Maker was at the John Lucas camp last weekend, and as expected, the mixtape guys were there as well. City League Hoops put together a highlight reel of Maker's play, although I'm going to once again warn you against using this kind of clips as a scouting tool.
20 October 2014 | 5:32 pm

Thon Maker, a seven-footer in the Class of 2016, isn't exactly hard to pick out of a crowd. What's really difficult is training your eyes not to be drawn to the enigmatic center's athleticism.
20 October 2014 | 4:09 pm

According to 247sports.com , the 17-year-old is a 5-star recruit in the class of 2016. It's easy to see why when you watch the film on him.
20 October 2014 | 12:27 am

Keith Gatlin did not come up to Maryland for Midnight Madness when he was being recruited by Lefty Driesell. Nor does Gatlin remember much from that event during his career in College Park, which ended in 1988.
17 October 2014 | 3:10 pm

Diamond Stone, a 5-star center in the class of 2015, announced the top four schools he’s still considering Thursday night and the Duke Blue Devils are no longer on his list. Stone is a 6’10, 245-pound prospect who is currently ranked by the 247Sports Composite as the No. 1 center an…
17 October 2014 | 1:22 pm

Will Georgetown make the cut for one of the schools that will receive an official visit from Ivan Rabb? Only time will tell. Ivan Rabb, a five-star Class of 2015 power forward from Bishop O'Dowd High School, will announce his top five some time before the end of the weekend, his head coach told Big…
16 October 2014 | 1:47 pm

Five-star basketball recruit Ivan Rabb will announce his five college finalists by the end of this weekend, his coach at Bishop O'Dowd High in Oakland said.
16 October 2014 | 1:36 am

So that's two, two five-star forwards visiting for the event . Giles is considered the third-best player in the entire class of 2016, and is being pursued by Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina.
15 October 2014 | 4:24 pm

Derryck Thornton, a point guard in the class of 2016, is the latest high school player to receive an offer from Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke basketball program. Coach K, along with assistant coaches Jeff Capel and Jon Scheyer, made the trip to Las Vegas earlier this week to visit Thornton at his hig…
15 October 2014 | 4:11 pm

Mark Turgeon said at a breakfast with boosters in Baltimore on Monday that his men's basketball team was going to have a "big-time event" this week when it comes to recruiting, starting at Maryland Madness on Friday night. While Turgeon is not allowed to discuss who is coming to College Park for a v…
15 October 2014 | 3:16 pm

Five-star basketball recruit Ivan Rabb will announce his five college finalists by the end of this weekend, his coach at Bishop O'Dowd High in Oakland said. Rabb, a 6-foot-10 forward rated among the nation's top-10 prospects, told O'Dowd coach Lou Richie on Tuesday morning that by Sunday he expects…
15 October 2014 | 5:43 am

So says the Courier-Journal, which has a feature on him. Maker is considered the second-best player in the entire class of 2016, and attends Athlete Institute Basketball Academy in Ontario.
14 October 2014 | 10:57 pm

The top prospect in the class of 2016 was among those making a big showing over the weekend at the John Lucas Midwest Invitational Camp. In part one of Rivals.com's coverage of the camp, we take a look at Thon Maker and some other notables.
14 October 2014 | 5:08 pm

Duke’s recruitment of Brandon Ingram, a 5-star forward in the class of 2015, may have taken a hit this past weekend. According to a story from ZagsBlog.com, 5-star prospect Carlton Bragg told SNY.tv that he is considering teaming up with Ingram and fellow five-star prospect Jaylen Brown in a p…
14 October 2014 | 4:38 pm

A handful of schools are working hardest for Thon Maker, the 7-footer ranked No. 1 in the Class of 2016, according to his guardian, Ed Smith. Kentucky, Indiana, Kansas, Stanford, Missouri and Maryland are recruiting Maker the “heaviest,” Smith told Steve Jones of the Louisville Courier-J…
14 October 2014 | 4:17 am

The Duke coaching staff is hitting the road this week, having already visted commitment Chase Jeter in Nevada, they will now stay over and watch the nation's top point guard in the class of 2016, Derryck Thornton, Jr.
13 October 2014 | 10:05 pm

Emmanuel Mudiay's decision to skip college and spend his mandatory one season in China has sparked a flurry of speculation over whether or not that path is one that's replicable for elite prospects in the Class of 2015 and beyond. When you look at the numbers involved with Mudiay's decision to turn…
13 October 2014 | 7:32 pm

The first opportunity for prospects from the Class of 2015 to sign a letter of intent with the college basketball program of their choice (if they are going to) is just a month away, as November 12 marks the beginning of the early signing period. With that in mind, it was time to put our ...
13 October 2014 | 3:26 am

Each Monday and Friday, College Basketball Talk's Scott Phillips goes over some important news and notes in the world of college basketball recruiting. This week, Kansas has a big weekend of visitors, Henry Ellenson's impact to Marquette and Danny Manning gets a talented big man.
10 October 2014 | 11:19 pm

With a top five player in the Class of 2015 for Marquette, what will he bring to the Golden Eagles and what is up next for them? The Marquette Golden Eagles landed a top five prospect in the Class of 2015 on Thursday afternoon. Henry Ellenson, whose brother Wally recently transferred from Minnesota…
10 October 2014 | 4:08 am

The 6-foot-10 power forward, a top-10 recruit nationally and potentially the best player to ever come out of Wisconsin, committed Thursday to the Golden Eagles for, among other things, the chance to play with his brother. "I'm excited to play with him," Ellenson said.
10 October 2014 | 3:58 am

Henry Ellenson, younger brother of former University of Minnesota basketball forward and high jumper Wally Ellenson, has committed to Marquette and will join his brother, who announced his transfer to the Milwaukee school in early July. Henry Ellenson, a senior at Rice Lake High School, is a 6-foot-…
10 October 2014 | 1:27 am

He joins fellow Golden Eagle recruit, Sun Prairie's Nick Noskowiak and his brother, Wally, who transferred from Minnesota to the Marquette program. The 6-10 swingman averaged 27.2 points per game in leading Rice Lake to the WIAA Division Two state championship game.
9 October 2014 | 11:51 pm

Marquette lands top 20 prospect Henry Ellenson per reports. Big East continuing to recruit very well for the most part.
9 October 2014 | 10:42 pm

Henry Ellenson will play have an opportunity to play collegiate basketball with his older brother next winter, as the 6-foot-10 five-star prospect verbally committed to Marquette on Oct. 9. Wally Ellenson, Henry's brother, transferred to the Milwaukee school from the University of Minnesota in July.
9 October 2014 | 6:49 pm

Steve Wojciechowski has been the head coach at Marquette for just over six months. In that time, he's retained the services of Sandy Cohen, kept Nick Noskowiak verbally committed, and secured commitments from rising center Matt Heldt and Top 75 guard Haanif Cheatham.
9 October 2014 | 5:07 pm

Henry Ellenson, a 6-foot-10 power forward from Rice Lake, Wis., committed to Steve Wojciechowski and Marquette on Thursday morning, choosing the Golden Eagles over Kentucky and Michigan State.
9 October 2014 | 4:03 pm

The Marquette Golden Eagles college basketball program scored a major coup Thursday with the commitment of elite power forward prospect Henry Ellenson. According to ESPN.com's Reggie Rankin, Ellenson has decided to join head coach Gene Wojciechowski's team starting in the 2015-16 season: Breaking Ne…
9 October 2014 | 3:26 pm

Henry Ellenson, a 6-foot-10, 230-pound five-star Wisconsin forward has committed to Marquette, according to multiple reports . Ellenson included Michigan State in his final three schools in August.
9 October 2014 | 3:06 pm

Rice Lake standout Henry Ellenson has made his decision and he will be staying in his home state to play his college basketball at Marquette. WEAU's Justus Cleveland and Bob Gallaher confirmed with Henry's family that he has verbally committed to play at Marquette.
9 October 2014 | 2:10 pm

Luke Kennard, a Duke commit for the class of 2015 and one of the top rated shooting guards in the country, had an impressive showing at the USA Basketball Mini-Camp in Colorado Springs this past week. Kennard, along with fellow Duke commit Chase Jeter, was part of a group of 53 players who were invi…
7 October 2014 | 4:41 pm

Evan Daniels caught up to Ellenson at the recent USA Basketball Junior National Team mini-camp and asked him about how his recruiting process is going.
7 October 2014 | 2:44 pm

All weekend long, five-star senior big man Stephen Zimmerman looked like he was on a mission at the USA Basketball development camp. Sunday, he made a pretty convincing argument to be considered the event's top class of 2015's performer.
6 October 2014 | 11:12 am

Harry Giles returned from a torn ACL to reclaim his five-star consensus top-five spot in the 2016 class this summer and the North Carolina native had a lot of big outings. As the No.
4 October 2014 | 8:36 pm

Five-star center Diamond Stone has set two of his five official visits, taking trips to Oklahoma State and Maryland in October, Jeff Ermann of InsideMDSports is reporting . Stone plans on visiting Stillwater the weekend of October 10 and College Park the weekend of October 17, which happens to be th…
3 October 2014 | 7:12 pm

An in-depth interview with top-ranked Jayson Tatum of St. Louis about his time with USA Basketball, his ten finalists, high expectations, & dealing with players targeting him…
3 October 2014 | 6:55 pm

Basketball classes tend to be defined by the star power at the top and depth of the overall class. Through the gauntlet of AAU season, Jayson Tatum stood out in the '16 class…
3 October 2014 | 6:50 pm

2016 5-star point guard Dennis Smith Jr. drew quite a collection of college coaches to Fayetteville, N.C., on Monday to see him participate in an open-gym workout. Mike Krzyzewski, Jon Scheyer and Jeff Capel were among the approximately 35 coaches who were on hand to see the “college day&rdquo…
30 September 2014 | 2:15 am

If you can’t tell from this story about Jayson Tatum in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the entire recruiting process for elite high school basketball players is somewhat of a circus. Tatum is a 5-star prospect in the class of 2016 and he’s being courted by many of the top programs in the c…
29 September 2014 | 2:22 pm

Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. This article has been updated to reflect the fact that Perry Dozier Jr., who was considering Maryland for his final official visit, will visit L…
26 September 2014 | 4:52 pm

Ellenson has already scheduled a trip to visit Kentucky in October. Since that's an official visit, UK is picking up the tab, and while Lexington ain't exactly South Beach, it's still fun to have someone else paying your expenses for the weekend.
26 September 2014 | 2:05 pm

Rice Lake's Henry Ellenson shoots a three-pointer during a Dominican high school versus Rice Lake high school basketball game at Concordia University Friday, December 27, 2013. Rice Lake's Henry Ellenson shoots a three-pointer during a Dominican high school versus Rice Lake high school basketball ga…
26 September 2014 | 4:56 am

Tyus Battle received a visit from Mike Krzyzewski, Jeff Capel and Jon Scheyer on Wednesday and, according to ZagsBlog.com, the Blue Devil coaches left a strong impression on the 5-star guard from the class of 2016. Battle is a 6’6”, 190-pound shooting guard who plays for Gill St. Bernard…
25 September 2014 | 1:56 pm

"I think he's the first guy since Brandon Jennings, at least the first big name guy," Rabb said. "He's a really highly recruited player and I think a lot of other big name guys will start doing that.
24 September 2014 | 6:49 pm

According to ZagsBlog, 2015 PF Ivan Rabb will wait until after his upcoming visit from Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels to schedule his official visits. There is no date currently set for his Carolina visit.
24 September 2014 | 2:34 pm

Future Blue Devils Luke Kennard and Chase Jeter have accepted invitations to participate in the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Mini-Camp next month. The two talented high schoolers are part of a group of 53 individuals who will be traveling to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Col…
23 September 2014 | 8:47 pm