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.
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.