When we posted last week about Arizona landing a verbal commitment from Brandon Ashley, a top-5 overall prospect in the Class of 2012, people went bananas. The 6-8, 215-pound power forward transferred this summer to Findlay Prep in Nevada following his time at Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, but stayed home to dominate the circuit playing with the Oakland Soldiers. See what all the fuss was about…
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Sean Miller is rolling through the recruiting circuit heading into only his third season at Arizona. On Monday, the Wildcats’ head coach pulled in his biggest recruit yet, landing a top-5 overall prospect in the Class of 2012, Brandon Ashley, to a verbal commitment.
The 6-8, 215-pound power forward transferred this summer to Findlay Prep in Nevada following his time at Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, and chose the Arizona over Oregon, UCLA and Kentucky. Scooping Nike U and the country’s best recruiter in Kentucky’s John Calipari is surely a sign of things to come for Miller at Arizona. Read More »
Austin Rivers, Anthony Davis and Michael Gilchrist have received the most attention amongst the Class of 2011 high school prospects, but you’d be crazy to overlook Myck Kabongo. The 6-2 point guard headed to Texas has a handle that can break down just about any defender, an innate ability to hit the open man and a lethal jumper with deep range that will cause issues for Big 12 opponents next year. We got up with the Toronto product this past weekend at the Jordan Brand Classic in Charlotte to discuss his off-court interests, his high school career – that included stops at two of the country’s premier programs – and his goals for next year. Read More »
If you’re not up on rising senior Nick Johnson (Gilbert, Ariz./Findlay Prep), then you better learn the name. The 6-3, 185-pound shooting guard is an absolute monster. Check out the Play of the Day from the first day of Nike Peach Jam in North Augusta, S.C. You know, where elite point guard Josiah Turner (Sacramento, Calif./Sacramento) throws the half-court alley-oop to Johnson who finishes it with the reverse. Light work.
If you’re not watching No. 1 Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) vs. No. 13 Northland (Columbus, Ohio) on ESPN right now, you’re missing some of the best prospects in the country battle it out. I personally got to spend 10 days in France with the three best players on the floor (the Findlay Prep duo of Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph and Northland’s Jared Sullinger) this past summer, and they will surely be in the League. Read More »