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.
EAST LANSING, Mi. — It’s been an interesting couple of days for head coach Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans on the recruiting trail.
On Thursday, East Lansing native Brandon Johns committed to the Spartans’ biggest rival, the Michigan Wolverines. After a losing a top-100 recruit from their own neighbourhood, the Spartans turned their attention elsewhere.
It didn’t take long for the Spartans to bounce back on the recruiting trail, as they landed a top-100 recruit of their own within 24 hours of Johns committing to Michigan.
While the Notre Dame Fighting Irish only signed one recruit to their class of 2017, the Irish got the ball rolling early as they secured a commitment from class of 2018 four-star point guard, Prentiss Hubb.
The on-court success of the Irish seems to be transpiring on the recruiting trail, as Notre Dame has been starting to secure some blue chip recruits. Demetrius Jackson led the way, followed by soon-to-be sophomore T.J. Gibbs, incoming freshman D.J. Harvey and now Hubb.
Hubb’s commitment marks the second straight recruit Head Coach Mike Brey has landed from the state of D.C in two years. Both Hubb and Harvey come from D.C. where they squared off against each other in high school.