"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Monday, April 18, 2011

Top 50 recruit wish list updated with 15 signees and 1 new huge prospect

I had received requests for updates as some of the Top 50 on the recruiting wish list signed. There has been a lot of activity the last few days, resulting in 15 of the 50 signing somewhere, including my #5 Keith Coleman needing two years of JUCO and my #2 Jarion Henry apparently going to New Mexico after tweeting about their "hotties."

However, perhaps the biggest news (thanks ATL MU WARRIOR) is I cannot ignore that a 7-foot, 4-star player from DJO's home town of Raleigh, NC, was just released from his commitment to NC State and easily becomes the 2nd biggest potential get besides Murray on the "wish list," and remember that's all this is. Murray visits this weekend though he is reportedly leaning to Kansas or WVU.

I also added a team score to every player so you know how good a team the player was on last (150=Ohio State, 139=Marquette, 120=best JUCO school, 100=best prep school, St. Anthony's of New Jersey.) These are all based on www.masseyratings.com, so please go contribute to his unbelievable work. I listed all new signed players on the bottom, and Juan Anderson has led his California team to an 89 rating, meaning they are only 11 points worse than St. Anthony's. The new 7-footer Joseph Uchebo also led his team to great success, as his 86 indicates they were only 14 points worse than St. Anthony's. However, my #9, big man Yvan Ngirabakunzi, played for a high school with only a 22 rating, meaning maybe his competition was way to low to make the jump to the Big East, though he may if Central Florida is added.

#1st NameLast NameHeightLevelTeamTeam scoreCommitted or other news
1AaricMurray6-foot-10CollegeLa Salle126visiting MU this weekend
1.5JosephUchebo7-foot-0PrepRaleigh, NC Word of God867-foot 4-star just released from NCSt commit
2JarionHenry6-foot-8PrepDallas TX Kimball92looks like New Mexico
3PierreJackson5-foot-10JUCOCollege of Southern Idaho114Baylor
5KeithColeman6-foot-9PrepLee, Maine High School72JUCO - Marshalltown CC
6GarrickSherman6-foot-10CollegeMichigan State137expected Notre Dame, visiting now
7PhilipJurick6-foot-11JUCOChattanooga State Tech CC114 
8Gods GiftAchiuwa6-foot-9JUCOErie Community College103appears Washington, maybe St. John's
9YvanNgirabakunzi6-foot-10PrepPiney Woods MS Piney Woods22verbal to Central FL orida
10AmathM’Baye6-foot-9CollegeWyoming120reportedly Oklahoma
11AntonGrady6-foot-8PrepCleveland OH Central Catholic68Cleveland State
13TavaresSpeaks6-foot-4JUCOCape Fear Community College99Liberty
14GeneTeague6-foot-9CollegeSouthern Illinois122 
15HooperVint6-foot-10PrepVan Buren AR Van Buren76UTEP
16MarsellHolden5-foot-11JUCOSan Jacito College Central106 
17MichaelHale5-foot-9JUCONorth Idaho96 
18A.J.English6-foot-3PrepMiddletown DE Appoquinimink70 
19LonnieHayes6-foot-0JUCOMO State U - West Plains102 
20JeffEarly6-foot-3PrepMonroe College 95 
21TonyKimbro6-foot-6PrepLouisvilleKY Jeffersontown83 
23LarryMcGaughey6-foot-5JUCOLawson State111 
24TyquanGoodlett6-foot-3PrepJersey CityNJ St. Anthony100 
25HanifNixon-Hughes6-foot-4JUCONorth Dakota State Science106 
27TylerBrown6-foot-4JUCOMarshalltown Community College114Illinois State
28JeremyJones6-foot-2JUCOSeward County Community College103 
30RecoLewis6-foot-2JUCOWaycross College88 
31CharlesAshford6-foot-1JUCOVincennes University 96 
32CheikhMbodji6-foot-9JUCOGrayson County College81Cincinnati
33DylanTalley6-foot-5JUCOBlinn College114Nebraska
34RogerFranklin6-foot-5CollegeOklahoma State133North Texas
35OrlandoSanchez6-foot-8JUCOMonroe College 95 
36QuintonPippen6-foot-4JUCOMO State U - West Plains102 
37GaryCooper6-foot-8PrepMonroe, MichiganMonroe48supposedly MU looking at him
38CharlesBennett5-foot-10PrepHouston TX Yates42 
39JaysonGuerrier6-foot-4JUCOAlabama Southern CC105 
41QuevynWinters6-foot-5PrepOldsmar FL Oldsmar Christian76 
42TaylorSmith6-foot-6JUCOMcLennan Community College86Stephen F Austin
43AlexCarmen6-foot-3PrepLong Beach, CA Poly96 
44CorbinThomas6-foot-6JUCOSouthwestern Illinois College 96 
45CoreyWilford6-foot-1JUCOConnors State College99reported Murray State visit
46D'AndreMartin6-foot-2PrepMonroe, LouisianaRichwood71 
47MartyreDemarco6-foot-2PrepPhoenix, AZ Shadow Mountain39 
48TavianPomlee6-foot-5PrepDavenport, IA Central22 
49DerrellArmstrong6-foot-1JUCOAllegany College of Maryland 91 
50DiyaaldinKelley6-foot-11CollegeMaryland Eastern-Shore109 
SJuanAnderson6-foot-6PrepCastro Valley, CA Castro Valley89Reportedly has grown!
SJamal Ferguson6-foot-3PrepNorfolk,VA Maury672012 off to great start
SToddMayo6-foot-3PrepFitchburg, MA Notre Dame72Welcome! Practice against O.J.
SDavid Singleton6-foot-3CollegeHigh Point115Another potential point.
SDerrickWilson6-foot-0PrepLakeville, CT Hotchkiss School76Point Guard gets stronger
SJamilWilson6-foot-7CollegeOregon130Can't wait.

And I hate to even put this out there if you are a geek like me, but the prep ratings were determined by going to http://www.highschoolsports.net/massey/matchup/Basketball/Varsity/Boys/, where you can find any two prep teams in the country and match them against each other. I treated St. Anthony's as the 100 and gave each prep school above a rating by subtracting however many points they would be expected to lose to in a game against St. Anthony's.

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