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Four Canadian Prospects Ranked Inside Top 100 in Latest ESPN Class of 2017 Rankings

Nickeil Alexander-Walker is the top-ranked Canadian in the Class of 2017 rankings by ESPN, sitting as the 34th-ranked recruit. He has committed to play for the Virginia Tech Hokies in 2017-18.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker is the top-ranked Canadian in the Class of 2017 rankings by ESPN, sitting as the 34th-ranked recruit. He has committed to play for the Virginia Tech Hokies in 2017-18.

With all but one player from the Class of 2016 (#74 Taurean Thompson) off the board, the attention has switched to the recruiting class of 2017.

On Tuesday, ESPN released the first edition of their Class of 2017 rankings.  Two big men headline the list, as DeAndre Ayton and Wendell Carter find their names atop the rankings. From top to bottom, the list is packed with players full of star potential, both in the NCAA and at the professional level.

As of Tuesday, 19 of the players have already committed to a school for the 2017-18 season.

Four Canadian prospects have made their way onto the list, with the highest player ranked as the 34th-best prospect in the recruiting class. With the recent rise of Canada Basketball, more and more players from Canada are finding the spotlight, and the Class of 2017 is no different.

Here are the four Canadians on the first edition of the list. Continue reading Four Canadian Prospects Ranked Inside Top 100 in Latest ESPN Class of 2017 Rankings

RECAP: Virginia Tech Leads from Start to Finish in 88-53 Win over Lamar

Justin Bibbs and the Virginia Tech Hokies capitalized on a tired Lamar Cardinals team who were playing their second game in as many days, and rolled to the 88-53 win.
Justin Bibbs and the Virginia Tech Hokies capitalized on a tired Lamar Cardinals team who were playing their second game in as many days, and rolled to the 88-53 win.

Playing two games on the road in as many days is never an easy situation to be in. It was that exact situation that put an end to two winning streaks over the weekend. One was in the NBA, when the Milwaukee Bucks took down the Golden State Warriors, which was the Warriors’ second game day in two days.

The other streak that came to an end was that of the Lamar Cardinals. Just a day earlier, the Cardinals extended their winning streak to 3 games with a road win over the Liberty Flames. On Sunday, against a rested Virginia Tech Hokies team, the Cardinals were no match for the host Hokies.

Inside Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA, the Virginia Tech Hokies opened the game on a big run that took the momentum away from the Cardinals before they could even get on the scoreboard. The hosts led from start to finish, and the Hokies cruised to the 88-53 victory over the Cardinals. Continue reading RECAP: Virginia Tech Leads from Start to Finish in 88-53 Win over Lamar