Saturday, April 25, 2015

Carson Williams Adds Offer from Eastern Kentucky University

Owen County High School star Carson Williams has added a new offer from Eastern Kentucky University and new head coach Dan McHale.

Williams, a 6-foot-6 forward, is one of Kentucky's top players in the Class of 2016.



Williams is playing for the Kentucky Travelers in the EYBL event in Lexington this weekend. He had 19 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists in a loss this morning.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Malik Newman Officially Commits to Mississippi State

Malik Newman, one of the top shooting guards in the Class of 2015, has officially announced his commitment to Mississippi State.

Newman chose State over Kentucky, Ole Miss, Kansas, LSU and NC State.

Photo: Rivals.com

Josh Harrellson Named Player of the Week in Puerto Rico

Former Kentucky big man Josh Harrellson was recently named Latinbasket.com Player of the Week in Puerto Rico's top-level BSN league.

Harrellson had 27 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists for Guayama in a 98-89 win over Humacao. All 27 of Harrellson's points came from the three-point line (9-for-15).

Here's an excerpt from Latinbasket.com:

American Josh Harrellson (208-F-89) put on an amazing game in the last week for Guayama and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for week 22. The 25-year old forward had the game-high 27 points adding eight rebounds and three assists for Guayama in his team's victory, helping them to beat Humacao (#12, 2-20) 98-89. Guayama maintains the 5th position in Puerto Rican BSN. Guayama is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 12-10 record. In the team's last game Harrellson had a remarkable nine three-pointers out of 15 attempts. He just recently signed at Guayama, being already a very valuable addition to the team. University of Kentucky graduate has very impressive stats this year. Harrellson is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 9.1rpg) and averages solid 2.4bpg.

Boone County's Junior Stockwell Commits to Thomas More College

Boone County High School big man Junior Stockwell has committed to Thomas More College for 2015-16.



Stockwell averaged a team-best 15.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game for Boone County last season. The Rebels finished the season 20-12.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Drexel Transfer Damion Lee Signs with Louisville

Drexel transfer Damion Lee has signed with the Louisville Cardinals.





Lee, a 6-foot-6 guard, averaged 21.4 points per game at Drexel last season. He has already scored 1,106 points in his college career with 1,041 of those coming in only 2 seasons (he was injured during his sophomore season and only played 134 minutes).

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lindsey Wilson Adds 6'10" Center Nicholai Brown for 2015-16

Lindsey Wilson College has added 6-foot-10 center Nicholai Brown for the 2015-16 season.

Brown comes to Lindsey Wilson via Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas.

Here is a release from LWC:

COLUMBIA, Ky. – The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball program added Nicholai Brown for the upcoming 2015-16 season, head coach Paul Peck announced on Wednesday.

Brown comes to Lindsey Wilson after transferring from Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas.

The 6-foot-10 center helped lead the Cardinals to a top-10 ranking in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I rankings for the entire 2014-15 season, finishing the year with a 28-5 overall record and a 17-2 mark in the Texas Junior College Conference. Trinity Valley advanced to the second round of the NJCAA National Tournament last year.

The Mandeville, Jamaica, native, averaged five points, five rebounds and two blocks per game while shooting 60 percent from the field at Trinity Valley last season.

Brown is expected to make an immediate impact in the post on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor.

"The sky is the limit for Nic," Peck said. "He has only played organized basketball for five years, but was a soccer player before being introduced to basketball in high school so he has great footwork and is very athletic. He has the ability to be a great defender and shot blocker and his interior presence will help with our overall defensive effort."

"I expect Nic to be one of the premier post players in the Mid-South Conference and his mere presence inside will enable us to play the type of defense that Blue Raider fans have become accustomed to in the past."

Enes Kanter Out 4-6 Weeks Following Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Former Kentucky big man Enes Kanter will be out of action 4-6 weeks following arthroscopic knee surgery.

Kanter is expected to be back in time to play for Turkey in FIBA's EuroBasket tournament in September.


New Eastern Kentucky Coach Dan McHale Has Assistant Coaches In Place

I am told by sources that new Eastern Kentucky University head coach Dan McHale has his coaching staff in place.

McHale has hired former Louisville player Reece Gaines, former Kentucky and Villanova player Michael Bradley and Doug Davenport as assistant coaches.

Gaines comes to EKU after serving as an assistant at Bellarmine University.

Bradley, who played at UK before transferring to Villanova, has been working as a high school coach.

Davenport, who is Bellarmine coach Scott Davenport's son, worked recently as Director of Video Operations at the University of Louisville.

6th Annual Metro Exposure Camp for Unsigned Seniors is Tonight in Louisville

The 6th annual Metro Exposure Camp will take place tonight at Iroquois High School in Louisville.

According to coach Michael Stinnett, the event will include 96 unsigned seniors, including more big men than ever.

"We have a great turnout of players this year ," Stinnett told Allkyhoops. "We also have more size than ever with six players above 6'7".  Many college coaches are going to attend once again. We have averaged around 43 different colleges over the past three years."

6th Annual Metro Exposure Camp

Wednesday, April 22

Website: http://michproa.wix.com/metroexposure#!about/c20r9  

Iroquois High School (4615 Taylor Blvd. Louisville, KY. 40215)

Schedule:

4:30 p.m. College Coaches Hospitality Room Opens

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m Player and College Coach Registration

5:00 p.m. Session 1 Begins 32 Players

6:15p.m. Session 2 Begins 32 Players

7:30p.m. Session 3 Begins 32 players

8:40p.m. Workout Ends

* The workout will feature 96 unsigned players in the Class of 2015, as well as some college transfer players. (Players from Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, and 3 from out of the country)

* College Coaches from NCAA Division 2, Division 3, NAIA, and J.C. will be in attendance at the workout. The event has averaged 43 different colleges the past 3 years.

Cost for the public is $5

Contact Coach Michael Stinnett at 270-570-8567 or michproa@aol.com with any questions

HISTORY

This will be the 6th year for the Metro Exposure Workout. The workout was started in 2010 by then Iroquois head coach Michael Stinnett. Stinnett saw a great need for players in the city of Louisville and surrounding areas to gain college level exposure. Since then colleges from all over the country have attended, and several players have received college scholarships because of this event. Entering its 6th year, the event has become a normal stop for college recruiters, and the best players in the Kentuckiana area who are unsigned and looking for a chance to play at the next level. Coach Stinnett resigned as head coach at Iroquois in 2012, and new head coach Jeff Morrow has kept the event alive and well. Coach Morrow, Coach Stinnett (Beth Haven Christian Head Coach), and Russell Co. Head Coach John Tinsley will help make this 6th annual workout the best of its kind. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the Iroquois High School Basketball program. The goal as always is to help kids get a college education, and reach their dreams of playing college basketball.

WHO

The workout is open to high school seniors in the class of 2015, as well as former players recommended by their high school coach. It is for players who have gone under the radar, as well as players who want to upgrade their college choices. If you want to play college basketball, and want a place to show your skills to college scouts in person this is the workout for you.

WHAT

It is a workout that consists of combine type drills, and 5 on 5 team play. The emphasis is on drills that give the player the opportunity to showcase their skills in all areas of the game. It is much different than an all star game, or an aau game. This workout allows each player to show their skills in all areas, as well as in an organized team setting. Players are encouraged to come to the event in shape.

Features of workout: NBA Combine setting and workout, College Player Guide with information on each player (stats, awards, contact information), Reversible Workout Jersey/identifiable number in player guide, recruiting analysts will be in attendance to report on the event

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Wesley Christian's Majwang Magak Commits to Union College

Majwang Magak, a 6-foot-6 guard from Wesley Christian School, has committed to Union College. 

Magak, who averaged 17 points per game last season, will sign his National Letter of Intenet on Monday at Wesley Christian (located in Allen, Kentucky).

Morehead State Adds to Solid Recruiting Class with Treshaad Williams, Xavier Moon

The Morehead State Eagles are putting together an impressive recruiting class for 2015-16.

The Eagles have just added Northwest Florida State (JUCO) College transfers Treshaad Williams and Xavier Moon.

Williams, an athletic 6-foot-6 forward, averaged 8.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game for the JUCO national champions.

Moon averaged 7.7 points and 2.7 boards per game. He also shot 52-126 (41.3%) from the three-point line.

In high school, the 6-foot-2 Moon was the leading scorer in the state of Alabama. He was the class 4A Player of the Year.

Wayne County's Peyton Woods Commits to UT-Chattanooga

Wayne County shooting guard Peyton Woods has committed to UT-Chattanooga.

The 6-foot-4 Woods plans to sign his National Letter of Intent on Friday.


Malik Newman Will Announce College Decision on Friday

Malik Newman, one of the top uncommitted players in the Class of 2015, will announce his college decision Friday at Noon (1:00 p.m. ET).





The general consensus seems to be that Newman is down to Kentucky and Mississippi State.

Most people who are talking claim Newman will pick State. I guess we will find out Friday.

Photo: Rivals.com

Monday, April 20, 2015

Kentucky Reportedly Showing Interest in 6'10" Center Ebuka Izundu

The Kentucky Wildcats are reportedly showing interest in former Charlotte signee Ebuka Izundu.

Izundu, a 6-foot-10 center, was recently granted a release by Charlotte following a coaching change.

Here's more from CharlotteObserver.com:

Izundu told the Observer last week he would choose between Tennessee, Cincinnati, Miami, Connecticut and Charlotte. That list could be changing. Kentucky coaches told McCain they would fly to the Atlanta area to watch Izundu play with his Charlotte ACES travel team this weekend. Connecticut and Texas Tech coaches plan to visit him on campus this week.

“Kentucky said they’re really, really interested,” McCain said, “and they wanted to see how things pan out with some other guys, too. They can’t believe he’s been under the radar this long.”

Complete Article

Izundu is currently rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.

Photo: Rivals.com

New Highlights of 2016 Kentucky Recruit Kobi Simmons

Check out these new highlights of 2016 Kentucky recruit Kobi Simmons:



Simmons picked up an offer from the Wildcats just last week:


Jason Hinson Named Boy's Basketball Coach at Bracken County

Augusta head coach Jason Hinson has been named to the same position at Bracken County High School.

Hinson was 77-47 in 4 years at Augusta. His teams won the 39th district championship in 2013 and 2014. The Panthers finished 17-11 last season.

Monroe County's Dillon Geralds Signs with Brescia University

Monroe County High School's Dillon Geralds has signed with Brescia University for 2015-16.



Geralds is a 6-foot-3 shooting guard.

Lexington Christian Academy Star Matt Rose Signs with Samford

Lexington Christian Academy wing Matt Rose has officially signed with Samford and head coach Scott Padgett.

Here is a release from Samford:

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Samford University basketball team continued to bolster its 2015-16 roster Wednesday as the Bulldogs added highly-touted recruit Matt Rose from Lexington Christian Academy in Lexington, Kentucky. Rose averaged 22.1 points and 8.6 rebounds per game as a senior and was a finalist for Kentucky Mr. Basketball.

"We're extremely happy to have Matt join the Samford basketball program," said Head Coach Scott Padgett. "He's a very coachable guy and is a gym rat. Every day, he's in the gym and that's exactly what we're in the process of adding to this roster. We want guys that just love the game and want to be in the gym all the time, because that's how you get better.

"He has high aspirations for his career, but he also wants to come here and help Samford win Southern Conference championships and hang banners in the Pete Hanna Center."

Rose, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound swingman, closed out his prep career as one of top players in Lexington Christian history. A three-time team captain, he led the Eagles in scoring twice and in rebounding three times. Rose also finished his illustrious career as the second leading scorer (1,506 points) and rebounder (654) in school history.

"Coach Padgett played a significant factor in my decision," said Rose on Wednesday. "I see the fast-paced style being very successful. Coach P has experience as a player playing that style and I know he will help us every way possible."

Rose turned in a brilliant 85.6-percent free-throw percentage as a senior and finished his high school tenure with a 78.7-percent mark, which is ranked second in school history. He chose Samford over heavy interest from a multitude of Division I offers, including Columbia, UNC Asheville and Lipscomb.

"There are many different things about Samford that made me want to become a Bulldog," said Rose. "The academics played a big role, because I realized Samford is listed as one of the best schools in the South. I also realized that I can help contribute to the basketball program. The coaches and players made me feel at home and I want to do my best to make us the best team we can be."

A prolific scorer at LCA, Rose averaged 12.3 points and 6.4 rebounds as a sophomore and increased his totals to 17.7 and 7.2 as a junior. He ended his career with a 50.8-percent shooting percentage and knocked down 39.1-percent of his 3-pointers in 2014.

"Matt will remind a lot of Samford fans of (2014-15 senior forward) Tyler Hood," Padgett said. "He's a 6-foot-7 lefty and can step out and make the 3-point shot. He can go out on the perimeter and do some things, but he can also post up down low because he's an extremely athletic player. He can play above the rim, run the floor and we expect big things from him."

Complete Release

Taylor County's Brandon Berry Signs with Lindsey Wilson College

Taylor County guard Brandon Berry has signed with Lindsey Wilson College for next season.



Berry is a 6-foot-3 shooting guard.

Here is a release from LWC:

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Brandon Berry is the latest addition to the Lindsey Wilson men's basketball roster for the upcoming 2015-16 season, head coach Paul Peck announced on Monday.

Berry was an all-district and all-region performer while at Taylor Country High School in Campbellsville, Ky.

During his senior season at Taylor County, Berry played in all 33 games averaging 15.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Both were the second-most on the team.

Berry also averaged 1.9 steals and 1.1 assists per game while shooting 74 percent from the free throw line. He shot 53 percent from the field including a 37 percent mark from beyond the arc during his senior season.

The 6-foot-3 guard helped lead Taylor County to a 27-5 record last year with a perfect 8-0 mark in district play, advancing to the KHSAA Sweet Sixteen.

He was named to the district all-tournament team and selected to the all-tournament team at the Battle at the Villages holiday tournament, which features some of the top high school programs from around the country. Berry was also named the Most Outstanding Player at the Scout.com Classic during his senior season.

"Brandon has the potential to be a very good player in the Mid-South Conference," Peck said. "He is physically mature for an incoming freshman and that will help him adjust to the physical style of play in the MSC."

"He follows in the footsteps of another Taylor County Cardinal in former Blue Raider Chase Cox, who helped coach him this past year. We are excited to see what he can do and expect four great years with Brandon."

Western Kentucky Signs JUCO Forward Phabian Glasco

Western Kentucky University has signed junior college forward Phabian Glasco for the 2015-16 season.

Here's a release from WKU:

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Hilltopper Basketball head coach Ray Harper announced Friday the signing of Phabian Glasco (6-7, F, Tulsa, Okla.) to a National Letter of Intent to suit up for the Hilltoppers in 2015-16.

Glasco joins Marlon Hunter (G, 6-2, Memphis, Tenn.), Chris McNeal (G, 5-11, Jackson, Tenn.) and Fredrick Edmond (G, 6-3, Lansing, Mich.) as newcomers for the Hilltoppers next season. Glasco will have two years of eligibility, as will Edmond, and Hunter and McNeal will have four years of eligibility.

Glasco averaged 12.5 points and 10.6 rebounds per game this season as a sophomore at Connors State (Okla.) College in Warner, Okla., helping the Cowboys to a 32-2 record and a 17-0 conference mark. Glasco shot 63.5 percent from the field, which ranked 19th in the National Junior College Athletic Association. His total rebound figure of 359 was sixth-best in the nation, and he grabbed 127 offensive rebounds, good for seventh-best in the NJCAA.

Connors State had a school-record 30-game winning streak during the season and lost in the Elite Eight of the NJCAA Tournament.

Glasco played his freshman season of 2013-14 at Central Arkansas, where he contributed 5.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game over 27 outings and 20.8 minutes per contest.

He finished his high school career at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, where he was a Class 6A honorable mention selection as a senior after averaging 16 points and nine rebounds per outing.

Harper on Glasco

"Phabian is a tremendous rebounder and defender. He brings energy on the defensive end that will fit perfectly with what we are trying to do. He has great instincts defensively, which help him consistently be in the right place, and he can finish around the rim on offense. We cannot wait to get him on campus with the rest of our team."

The regular signing period runs through May 20.

Ryan McMahon Officially Inks with Louisville

Ryan McMahon has officially signed with the Louisville Cardinals for 2015-16.

Here's a release from UL:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Ryan McMahon, an impressive long-range marksman from Cardinal Mooney High School in Sarasota, Fla., has signed a national letter-of-intent to continue his basketball playing career at the University of Louisville.

"Ryan is going to be an outstanding basketball player down the road with added strength," said UofL Coach Rick Pitino. "He will most likely redshirt this upcoming season, but we think we have an outstanding shooter and scorer that will be an integral part of our team in future years."

The 6-1, 165-pound guard averaged 26.4 points, 3.3 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals in leading Cardinal Mooney to a 26-4 record and the state final four for the first time in school history. He made 51 percent of his three-pointers and 83 percent at the free throw line.

McMahon, who finished third in the voting for Florida Mr. Basketball, was named to the Class 3A all-tournament team after scoring 16 points as his team fell in the state semifinals. He led his team with 30 points, including burying three free throws in the closing seconds, in Cardinal Mooney's double-overtime victory in the regional championship game.

As a junior at Cardinal Mooney, McMahon averaged 16.2 points, 3.6 steals and 3.5 assists. He has been compared to Mark Price who played 12 years in the NBA, was a four-time all-star and was of a similar physical stature to McMahon.

He participated in the Derby Classic all-star game played in Louisville's Freedom Hall, setting a record in the three-point competition semifinals with 26 points (17-of-25 shooting) before finishing third in the finals. He will play on the U.S. All-Stars squad in the Capital Classic at Catholic University's DuFour Center in Washington, D.C. on April 24.

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Bardstown's Eljay Cowherd Commits to Georgetown College

Bardstown senior point guard Eljay Cowhered has committed to Georgetown College.


JUCO Guard Cameron Williams Signs with Eastern Kentucky University

Junior college point guard Cameron Williams has signed with Eastern Kentucky University for the 2015-16 season.

Here is a release from EKU:

RICHMOND, Ky. – Cameron Williams, a 5-foot-11 guard, has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play college basketball at Eastern Kentucky.

"We are excited to welcome Cameron to the Eastern Kentucky family," head coach Dan McHale said. "He is an engaging young man who Colonel fans will love to get to know on and off the court."

Williams is the first recruit to officially sign with McHale, who took the reins of the program on April 9.

Williams averaged 20.9 points, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals per game for North Platte Community College during the 2014-15 season. He shot 48 percent from the field and 43 percent from behind the three-point line.

The Omaha, Nebraska native earned first team All-Region IX honors and first team All-Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference (NCCAC) as a sophomore while leading the Knights to a 24-9 record. NPCC is located in North Platte, Nebraska.

"Cam is an electric point guard that will be great in our up-tempo style of play," said McHale. "I'm thrilled that he chose to be a major part of what we are building at EKU."

As a freshman in 2013-14, Williams was second on the team with an average of 13.7 points per game. He made 43 percent of his shots from the field. Williams improved his three-point shooting by 18.5 points from his freshman to sophomore seasons. He went 21-of-87 from deep for 24 percent his first year.

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KWC Assistant K.C. Goodin Named Head Coach at Butler High School

Butler High School announced Friday that Kentucky Wesleyan College assistant K.C. Goodin is the school's new head boy's basketball coach.

Goodin stepped down as Doss head coach in 2014 to take the job on Happy Osborne's staff at Kentucky Wesleyan. Goodin played for Osborne on Georgetown College's 1998 NAIA national title team.

Butler was 6-19 last season.

DeSales' Forward Chase Shellman Commits to Spring Hill College

DeSale's small forward Chase Shellman recently committed to Spring Hill College.



Springs Hill is an NCAA Division II program.

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