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There has been a decent amount of recruiting news to come out over the past couple of days regarding two of the top guards in 2016 and one of the best players in 2015. With that in mind, Sporting News is here to give you the quick rundown: Battle is one of the best scorers in the junior class and ma…
24 February 2015 | 6:40 pm
Chase Jeter is a Top 10 player in the class of 2015 and a member of the Duke recruiting class that’s expected to make an immediate impact for the Blue Devils next season. With Jahlil Okafor likely departing for the NBA after this season, the 6’11”, 230-pound Jeter will try to make…
24 February 2015 | 1:40 pm
Put up the Bear signal. Rally the fighting Oskis to Berkeley. Cal basketball is bringing their three biggest recruiting targets to campus this week.
24 February 2015 | 8:00 am
Derryck Thornton is one of the best point guards in the class of 2016, but the Duke coaching staff wants him to be a Blue Devil next season. I wrote a few weeks ago about how Thornton was considering reclassifying from the class of 2016 to 2015, and it’s something the 5-star prospect from Las…
23 February 2015 | 8:40 pm
Class of 2016 5-Star Tyus Battle has trimmed his list of potential schools to seven, and the Duke Blue Devils are still in contention. Battle, a 6’6”, 205-pound shooting guard from New Jersey, is the No. 3 shooting guard and No. 11 overall player in the 2016 class in the 247Sports Compos…
23 February 2015 | 8:08 pm
Ivan Rabb scored 25 points to lead Oakland Bishop O'Dowd to an 84-48 win over San Leandro on Friday night on senior night.
21 February 2015 | 12:13 pm
Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer return with a discussion on all three brackets commencing this week - the Sunrise region, the Sunset region and the Division 1-A Southern region. Chase Jeter began icing his knees the moment he checked out of Friday night's game against Palo…
21 February 2015 | 6:57 am
Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer return with a discussion on all three brackets commencing this week - the Sunrise region, the Sunset region and the Division 1-A Southern region. Chase Jeter began icing his knees the moment he checked out of Friday night's game against Palo…
20 February 2015 | 8:00 am
Franklin All-American prepares for the end of his high school career and the beginning of his collegiate career at Duke. AND DAYTON IS NOW 20-5 AFTER BEATING ST.
20 February 2015 | 5:02 am
The most important target from day one has been Oakland Bishop O'Dowd big man Ivan Rabb . Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog reports that Rabb will take his official visit on February 27th.
20 February 2015 | 1:34 am
The Duke basketball team had an unforgettable comeback victory over UNC on Wednesday night, and it was also a perfect showcase for the multiple 5-star recruiting targets who were on hand for the game. As we reported yesterday, the Blue Devils had multiple prospects from the 2015 and 2016 classes in…
19 February 2015 | 4:14 pm
The world is about to see how long of a reach Kentucky coach John Calipari really has in the high school basketball world. Yes we all know that that he is the master of manipulating the one-and-done system, but over the last two years we have seen him miss out on the country's most talked about pros…
19 February 2015 | 3:11 pm
For much of the winter, there has been endless speculation about whether 2016's No. 1 ranked player Thon Maker would move to the class of 2015.
19 February 2015 | 3:01 am
Australian giant Thon Maker has created a feeding frenzy among America's elite basketball colleges by announcing he will leave high school early. Maker, a 17-year-old, 216cm tall centre with the ball dribbling and shooting skills of a guard, believes he has the grades to finish up at the Orangeville…
19 February 2015 | 2:26 am
UK recruit, Thon Maker, the talented seven footer announced on Twitter Wednesday that he was going to reclassify to the Class of 2015. He's on time to graduate and is ready to speed up the process of going to college or the pros.
19 February 2015 | 2:25 am
I'm on track to graduate this year but a lot of hard work ahead this summer! No shortcuts on this road to success. #built4this Maker is a true 7-footer.
19 February 2015 | 12:01 am
LOS ANGELES: Australian giant Thon Maker has created a feeding frenzy among America's elite basketball colleges by announcing he will leave high school early. Maker, a 17-year-old, 216cm tall centre with the ball dribbling and shooting skills of a guard, believes he has the grades to finish up at th…
18 February 2015 | 9:31 pm
Thon Maker, the guy whose mixtapes make him look pretty much exactly like a 17-year-old Kevin Garnett, has just reclassified to the recruiting class of 2015. Immediately upon doing so he's been ranked as a top 10 recruit for this year's class but there has been speculation he could end up the year's…
18 February 2015 | 8:38 pm
Thon Maker, the highly touted high school basketball prospect who came to Springfield for the 2015 Spalding Hoophall Classic last month, has decided to reclassify to the class of 2015, according to his Twitter . I'm on track to graduate this year but a lot of hard work ahead this summer! No shortcut…
18 February 2015 | 7:53 pm
On Wednesday afternoon, Thon Maker, was of basketball's most highly-regarded prospects, announced on twitter that he is "on track to graduate this year", meaning that the seven-footer will likely reclassify into 2015. Maker will immediately become one of the most sought-after prospects in high schoo…
18 February 2015 | 6:38 pm
Bishop O'Dowd High School boys basketball player Ivan Rabb , shown above shooting past Sacramento's Solomon Young in a game on Jan. 10, scored 16 points in the Dragons' 72-54 victory over Berkeley on Feb. 10. Rabb was recently selected to play in the McDonald's All-American Game.
18 February 2015 | 6:17 pm
Australian giant Thon Maker has created a feeding frenzy among America's elite basketball colleges by announcing he will leave high school early. Maker, a 17-year-old, 216cm tall centre with the ball dribbling and shooting skills of a guard, believes he has the grades to finish up at the Orangeville…
18 February 2015 | 6:09 pm
Since he's apparently graduating this year, or is on track to. Thon's likeliest destination is still probably overseas, but Indiana is still in pursuit of the big man's services.
18 February 2015 | 3:32 pm
The Duke basketball team will take part in the latest chapter of the greatest rivalry in college basketball tonight as North Carolina travels down Tobacco Road to face the Blue Devils in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The game tips off at 9:00pm and it should be another fantastic matchup between the two te…
18 February 2015 | 2:21 pm
He's been the pride of Franklin for the past four years now and tonight the community has come out to show their support for the Franklin Wildcats last home game. "I was at Walmart the other day and I was wearing a Franklin shirt and these two old ladies were like, oh you know Luke Kennard?" said Al…
14 February 2015 | 4:26 am
VIDEO: Christian Laettner discusses the NBA, Shaq, Duke and Luke Kennard VIDEO: Christian Laettner discusses the NBA, Shaq, Duke and Luke Kennard Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1E5624U Former NBA player and Duke standout Christian Laettner was at St. Xavier this afternoon spea…
12 February 2015 | 8:38 pm
Harry Giles III is one of the top prospects in the class of 2016 and one of the top targets for the Duke basketball program. Giles announced the eight finalists he’s considering with a tweet earlier this week, and his latest blog post for USA Today High School Sports was published today. In th…
12 February 2015 | 7:58 pm
Due to Reds Hot Stove and UC basketball, I didn't have a show last night. So I drove 52 miles to watch a high school basketball game.
11 February 2015 | 7:17 pm
Luke Kennard, who averaged 41 points and 10.4 rebounds a game last year while winning the Associated Press award as top player in the state, scored 44 points in a 90-64 win over Brookville.
11 February 2015 | 2:03 pm
Luke Kennard, who averaged 41 points and 10.4 rebounds a game last year while winning the Associated Press award as top player in the state, scored 44 points in a 90-64 win over Brookville. That moved him past LeBron James for fourth place on the Ohio High School Athletic Association's list of top c…
11 February 2015 | 9:57 am
Just a junior in high school, but Wesleyan Christian's Harry Giles is already one of the most sought after recruits for the next level of basketball. Kenny Beck talks with the prospect on his selection process.
11 February 2015 | 12:51 am
Congratulations to Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Syracuse, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Ohio State and UNLV - you have made the elite eight. No, they did not make the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament, although there are certainly a few contenders in that list for that distinction this season.
10 February 2015 | 5:24 pm
ESPN 60 power forward Harry Giles trimmed his list to eight schools. He is ranked #2 in the country and a hot commodity in the national landscape.
10 February 2015 | 3:35 pm
Class of 2016 basketball recruit Harry Giles reduced his final list to eight schools on Monday, keeping the Syracuse Orange in consideration. At 6-foot-10, 220 pounds, Giles is a five-star recruit and the No.
10 February 2015 | 3:17 pm
It was good news for Duke basketball recruiting Monday night when Harry Giles, a 5-star forward in the class of 2016 announced his list of eight finalists. Giles tweeted the announcement while the Blue Devils were taking on Florida State in Tallahassee, but I suspect the Duke coaches were pretty con…
10 February 2015 | 2:46 pm
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10 February 2015 | 1:51 am
The Ohio State Buckeyes are officially in the running to land the top basketball player in the Class of 2016. Harry Giles, a five-star power forward from High Point, N.C., announced his top 8 schools via his Twitter account on Monday night, listing the Buckeyes in a mix that also includes Duke, Kent…
10 February 2015 | 1:13 am
The following Luke Kennard video clip is from FOX19-WXIX TV in Cincinnati. The post Video: Luke Kennard Driven by Family appeared first on Duke Report.
9 February 2015 | 9:48 pm
Early in the video Rabb mentions the Bears and their recent winning streak. It's clear the five-star recruit has been watching closely.
9 February 2015 | 8:09 pm
Now that football season is over, the lion's share of attention can be turned toward the basketball court: this season and next season. With one eye on the present and another on the future, let's look to see what 2015 recruits make for the most engaging matchups.
9 February 2015 | 3:37 am
In high school, LeBron James was a big deal. That's part of the reason the future four-time NBA MVP was drafted first overall in 2003 by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
8 February 2015 | 10:31 pm
During his 2-year high school career at Carlisle, Thon Maker rose to an elite level with his basketball talent while leading Carlisle to a state championship. Maker returned to Virginia as a member of Orangeville Prep to compete in the Coaches for the Cure showcase and he helped his team pull off a…
8 February 2015 | 7:00 pm
Jayson Tatum is a 5-star recruit in the class of 2016 and considered by most to be one of the Top 5 players in his class. He’s being pursued by the Duke basketball program, as well as many of the other top teams around the country, including Kentucky, Kansas, Florida, and North Carolina. Tatum…
8 February 2015 | 2:07 pm
It drops the four-time NBA MVP and St. VincentSt. Mary High School product to fifth place.
7 February 2015 | 7:19 pm
While Duke commit Luke Kennard was recently able to pass LeBron James on Ohio's all-time scoring list for high school basketball, he still has a long ways to go to catch up to LeBron's basketball skill. Kennard, a high school senior from Franklin High passed LeBron on Ohio's all-time scoring list wh…
7 February 2015 | 6:56 pm
Franklin High School's Luke Kennard scored 44 points in his game last night to pass LeBron James as the Ohio high school basketball scoring record holder. Kennard, a senior at Franklin and on his way to Duke, spent the afternoon before his record setting game speaking to Cincinnati area sophomores a…
7 February 2015 | 5:42 pm
Duke commit and Franklin High School senior Luke Kennard achieved something special on Friday night as the guard passed LeBron James on the Ohio High School Athletic Association career scoring list. With 44 points against Brookville, Kennard moved into fourth place on the list with 2,652 career poin…
7 February 2015 | 4:55 pm
Franklin High School senior Luke Kennard scored 44 points on Friday against rival Brookville to surpass James' 2,646 points for the fourth-most career points in Ohio high school basketball history. Kennard, who has signed with Duke and is ranked 23rd in the ESPN 100 , now has 2,652 career points to…
7 February 2015 | 4:37 pm
Another name to keep an eye on in Duke basketball recruiting circles will be in attendance today to watch the Blue Devils host Notre Dame. According to recruiting analyst Clint Jackson, class of 2016 point guard Blake Harris will be taking an unofficial visit to Duke today to see the matchup between…
7 February 2015 | 3:24 pm
This would be trivial if not for one fact: When Teske enrolls in 2016, he will officially be U-M's first 7-foot player since Ben Cronin, the first recruit coach John Beilein signed when arrived in Ann Arbor eight years ago. More importantly for Michigan, though, he's good and getting better.
7 February 2015 | 8:00 am