Tag Archives: Recruiting

Fighting Irish go Four for Four on National Signing Day

On National Signing Day, Mike Brey inked all four of his targets for the 2018-19 season. (Source: Notre Dame basketball).

SOUTH BEND, Ind – National signing day has come and gone, and it was a quiet day for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Not quiet as in they didn’t sign who they wanted. Quiet as in no surprises.

Notre Dame successfully penned all four of their targets, achieving a 7th place ranking in the 2018 247Sport.com class rankings, above teams like the Michigan State Spartans, the Duke Blue Devils, and the Arizona Wildcats.

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Liberty Basketball Signs Trio of Players in Class of 2018

On National Signing Day, the Liberty Flames tabbed a trio of talented players who all hail from the state of North Carolina. (Source: Liberty Men’s Basketball)

LYNCHBURG, Va. — The 2018-19 edition of the Liberty Flames will have a heavy influence from the state of North Carolina.

On Wednesday, the Flames signed a trio of players on National Signing Day, in Darius McGhee, Blake Preston and Josh Price.

All three student-athletes hail from the state of North Carolina, and all will bring something different to the hardwood as a member of the Flames in 2018-19, and beyond.

“What I love about this class is the people they are,” stated head coach Ritchie McKay. “I am excited about the athletic ability and their basketball prowess that each individual brings to our family, but I love more the kind of people that they are and will continue to uphold the pursuit of excellence this campus embodies.”

“They will be great representatives of their families and high schools. They are all well-coached and have played for terrific high school coaches. What may be the most important thing is they value winning and being a part of a team rather than worrying about individual success.” Continue reading Liberty Basketball Signs Trio of Players in Class of 2018

Five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly decommits from Arizona

On Thursday, five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly retracted his verbal commitment to Arizona, amidst the FBI probe surrounding the program. (Source: Kelly Kline – Under Armour)

TUCSON, Ariz. — Amid the investigation from the FBI, dominoes continue to fall on the recruiting front in the Class of 2018.

The Arizona Wildcats were one of the programs targeted in the investigation conducted by the FBI regarding fraud and corruption, and former assistant coach Emanuel ‘Book’ Richardson was one of four assistant coaches arrested in the probe.

On Thursday night, the Wildcats lost their top commit from the Class of 2018. Five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly released a statement on his Twitter account, announcing that he was retracting his verbal commitment to the Wildcats. Continue reading Five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly decommits from Arizona

Notre Dame Stays Out of the Fire and Lands Four-Star Power Forward Nate Laszewski

Notre Dame landed a commitment from Class of 2018 power forward Nate Laszewski, who will bolster a young front court with the departure of Colson and others after the ’17-18 campaign.

South Bend, IN. — A lot has happened in the world of college basketball in the last 72 hours, and the season hasn’t even started.

On Tuesday, the FBI announced that 10 people, consisting of assistant coaches, agents, shoe brand executives etc., have been charged with fraud and corruption involving the recruitment of student athletes.

Players have de-committed, coaches have been arrested and fired, but for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, they managed to stay away from the fire and instead, added a key piece to their recruiting class of 2018.

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A Review of Cornell’s 2017 Recruiting Class

Head coach Brian Earl added a plethora of talent to surround Matt Morgan, the Ivy League’s leading scorer, in 2017-18.

Ithaca, NY — The Cornell Big Red enter the 2017-18 season hungry to get back to the post-season for the first time since 2010, where they fell to a star-studded Kentucky Wildcats team in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, 62-45.

Head coach Brian Earl, the man in charge of putting the current team together and bringing them back into the national conversation, enters his second season leading the Big Red. After a 10-18 finish in his opening campaign, Earl will be expected to achieve more this season.

With his initial year and recruiting cycle complete, Earl is bringing in five new freshmen and a JUCO transfer to make up his first substantial recruiting class as the head coach at Cornell. 

Here is a look at each addition and at weather the group can help bring Cornell back to a postseason in the next four years. Continue reading A Review of Cornell’s 2017 Recruiting Class

Monday’s in the MEAC: Norfolk State releases their full schedule, inter-conference rivalries, and more

Zaynah Robinson and the Norfolk State Spartans will open the 2017-18 season on the road against the Auburn Tigers.

CALGARY, Alta. — Another week has quickly come and gone, which means opening day for the 2017-18 season is just over three months away.

November 10th cannot come soon enough, as we feel that we have waited long enough for college basketball to come back into our lives. Several teams are embarking on international exhibition tours, which gives us a small sample of college basketball in early August.

This past week, we had a bit more action in and around the MEAC. We saw our first full schedule released from the conference for the 2017-18 season, which provided some more insight into the MEAC pairings for other teams in the conference.

One team picked up a late commitment from a class of 2017 point guard to bolster their back court rotation, and we took a Twitter question and gave our own take on it.

Here’s what you may have missed from the last seven days in the MEAC.
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