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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1300 on: January 11, 2017, 06:44:52 pm »

Some of those Top 100* 2017 commits to SEC schools

10. Collin Sexton, 6-2, PG, Alabama

11. Hamidou Diallo, 6-5, SG, Kentucky

12. Nick Richards, 6-10, C, Kentucky

16. P.J. Washington, 6-8, PF, Kentucky

21. Quade Green, 6-1, PG, Kentucky

22. Jarred Vanderbilt, 6-8, PF, Kentucky

24. John Petty, 6-5, SG, Alabama

33. Nick Weatherspoon, 6-2, PG, Mississippi State

37. Rayshaun Hammonds, 6-7, SF, Georgia

43. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, 6-5, PG, Kentucky

47. Daniel Gafford, 6-10, C, Arkansas

54. Khalil Garland, 6-6, SF, Arkansas

59. Isaiah Stokes, 6-8, C, Florida

60. Davion Mitchell, 6-1, PG, Auburn

64. DeAundre Ballard, 6-6, SG, Florida

67. Chuma Okeke, 6-7, SF, Auburn

70. Galen Alexander, 6-7, SF, LSU

72. Savion Flagg, 6-6, SF, Texas A&M

Former Top 100

Alex Reese, 6-9, PF, Alabama

Saben Lee, 6-1, PG, Vanderbilt

Devontae Shuler, 6-1, PG, Ole Miss

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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1301 on: January 12, 2017, 09:05:12 am »


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Tennessee basketball took another gut punch Wednesday night, losing at home to South Carolina 70-60 in one of the more unimpressive games of the season.

Both the Vols and the Gamecocks turned the ball over 22 times, and Tennessee made just 1-of-11 shot attempts beyond the 3-point line in falling to 8-8 overall, and 1-3 in league play.

Robert Hubbs lll, the only senior on the team, did everything he could to help his team, but the program continued to let him down.

Hubbs, however, continued to maintain a positive outlook moving toward Saturday’s game at Vanderbilt.

“We have the talent;  it’s right there,” Hubbs said. “We just have to put it all together and find away to have more energy coming into the game.”

Coach Rick Barnes was the first to admit he “didn’t enjoy watching our team play” against South Carolina.

 Josh Ward ‏@Josh_Ward 14h14 hours ago

South Carolina and Tennessee have a combined 34 turnovers in 24 minutes of play. Not great, Bob.

Frank Martin in postgame press conference: "We just made this a prehistoric game today. It was unbelievable."
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1302 on: January 15, 2017, 07:52:25 am »

Jon Rothstein ‏@JonRothstein 6m6 minutes ago

Talked to SEC coach last night who said that Bam Adebayo's most underrated skill is his defensive versatility. Can switch and guard PG's.
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1303 on: January 15, 2017, 09:53:53 pm »

Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio 9m9 minutes ago

UK commitments Quade Green, Nick Richards, PJ Washington and Jarred Vanderbilt all named McDonalds All Americans


http://www.mcdonaldsallamerican.com/content/aag/en/MediaCenter/2017/2017-game-materials/2017-final-team-roster.html
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1304 on: January 16, 2017, 08:43:26 am »

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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1305 on: January 17, 2017, 10:53:24 am »

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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1306 on: January 21, 2017, 08:29:49 am »

Kyle Tucker ‏@KyleTucker_AJC 10m10 minutes ago

... @EvanDaniels calls Skal Labissiere "the biggest miss of my career."
https://www.seccountry.com/kentucky/evan-danies-skal-labissiere-kentucky-bust
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Daniels, director of basketball recruiting at Scout.com, had Labissiere rated the No. 1 overall player in the Class of 2015. In one season at Kentucky, Labissiere averaged just 15.8 minutes, 6.6 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.

“I’m going to defend myself for a second,” Daniels said. “Anybody that was at the Nike Hoop Summit after his senior year of high school left there thinking he was the guy. And he was not playing against bums. (Eventual No. 1 overall pick) Ben Simmons was there, a bunch of other dudes were there.”

Labissiere outshined them all. It’s true that Daniels was far from alone in his high opinion of the 6-foot-11 kid from Haiti who had a sweet jump shot. Rivals.com also ranked Labissiere the No. 1 player in the class, while ESPN and 247Sports had him No. 2. DraftExpress.com projected him to be the NBA’s top pick in 2016.

Several disappointing months later, Labissiere slid to 28th in the actual draft. He has played in just four NBA games and spent most of this season in the NBA Development League.

“I’ve spent hours trying to figure that one out,” Daniels said. “This is not an exact science. I’m going to get ones wrong, just as everyone else in this profession. But that one just – I think people sometimes think we slap rankings on these guys and move on, (but) I lose sleep over that one.”
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1307 on: January 22, 2017, 08:37:34 am »

Kevin Scarbinsky ‏@KevinScarbinsky 15h15 hours ago

Does recruiting matter? First two 5-stars in Auburn hoops history, Heron and Wiley, were the difference in a critical win over Alabama.
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1308 on: January 22, 2017, 06:07:33 pm »

 Kyle Tucker ‏@KyleTucker_AJC 4h4 hours ago

Kyle Tucker Retweeted Shaun Dunn

Fox update and the Hamidou Diallo what-if, answered by Calipari: https://www.seccountry.com/kentucky/calipari-updates-deaaron-fox-injury

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Is there a scenario in which Kentucky might play 5-star freshman guard Hamidou Diallo this season? Diallo, a top-10 recruit in the Class of 2017, enrolled earlier this month and began practicing with the team. He’s eligible to play now, but the plan is not to begin competition until next season.

On a day like Saturday, when Fox got hurt, senior guard Mychal Mulder was out with an illness and sophomore guard Isaiah Briscoe was scoreless with 7 turnovers, it sure would seem tempting to try Diallo.

“But no, that’s not even in the cards,” Calipari said. “He’s working hard. He’s been here three, four days and we have a kid on campus who knows him and said, ‘Man, look at him.’ I mean, he’s getting better. He came here for a reason: He wants to be his best version. ‘How good can I get? How good can I be?’ What I want him to do is I want him to go after Malik and Isaiah. He’s a really good on-ball defender — like, really good. ‘Go after these guys, make them better. If they’re not practicing hard, make them look bad.’ But no, he’s not in the mix.”

And oh, by the way, that “kid on campus” is 5-star center Mohamed Bamba, the top uncommitted prospect in the country, ranked the No. 2 overall player in the class. He is on an official visit to Kentucky this weekend and happens to be close with Diallo, who is actively recruiting him to join what is already the nation’s top class in 2017.
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1309 on: January 23, 2017, 12:45:51 pm »

Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 3h3 hours ago

Ole Miss G Terrence Davis named SEC player of the week, Auburn C Austin Wiley named SEC freshman of the week.
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1310 on: January 26, 2017, 12:03:03 pm »

Most overrated current SEC players based on their high school recruiting ranking:

Kasey Hill, Florida, #10 Class o' '13
18% 3P%, Under .600 career FT%, Under 10 ppg with 1.6-to-1.0 assist to turnover ratio
Was ranked ahead of '15 SEC POY Bobby Portis

Robert Hubbs, Tennessee, #29 Class o' '13
Like Hill, sub 1000 career points, 1.7-to-1.8 att, 15% 3P%
Was ranked ahead of Jordan Mickey, Sindarius Thornwell, and Moses Kingsley

Sacha Killyea-Jones, #24 Class o' '16
While still early, the 5-star is now in the Brad Calipari, pass-the-cigar rotation
Ranked ahead of Mustapha Heron, Braxton Key

Chris Chiozza, #45 Class o' '14
5.3 ppg, 26% 3P%, 34% FG% in just under 20 mpg
Ranked ahead of Anton Beard, Riley LaChance

Isaac Humphries, #49-T Class o' '15
3.8 and 3.8 in about 10-12 mpg. 56.5 FT%, sub-.500 FG%
Ranked ahead of KeVaughn, Horace Spencer, Danjel Purifoy, Admon Gilder, Keith "Smooth" Stone


Transfers and Skal are not included
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« Reply #1311 on: January 27, 2017, 02:03:57 pm »

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« Reply #1312 on: January 27, 2017, 02:38:21 pm »


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2017 Jordan Brand Classic game is set for April 14 at Barclays Center.

Roster includes four Kentucky and two Duke commits, plus six uncommited recruits.

John Petty, Jemison (AL), ALABAMA

Quade Green, Neumann-Goretti (PA), KENTUCKY

PJ Washington, Findlay Prep (NV), KENTUCKY

Jarred Vanderbilt, Victory Prep (TX), KENTUCKY

Nick Richards, The Patrick School (NJ), KENTUCKY

Trevon Duval, IMG Academy (FL), UNDECIDED

Collin Sexton, Pebblebrook (GA), ALABAMA
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« Reply #1319 on: February 09, 2017, 07:11:11 am »


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Since the NBA implemented an automatic suspension for 16 technical fouls beginning with the 2005-06 season, the former LeFlore High School star is the fastest to reach the threshold by nearly one month.

Cousins becomes the first player suspended in three different seasons under the 16-tech rule. He also served a one-game suspension in 2014 and 2016.

At the end of the 2012-2013 season, Cousins had his 16th technical foul rescinded by the league office, allowing him to play in the final game of the campaign when he had been faced with suspension.

Since entering the NBA in the 2010-11 season, Cousins has picked up 107 technical fouls - 24 more than any other player...

Cousins was hit with two technical fouls on Monday night in a game against the Chicago Bulls, the suspension-triggering one coming with 1.1 seconds left in the game.

Top Ten recruit in the 2009 class
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« Reply #1320 on: February 09, 2017, 09:14:05 am »

 Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 1h1 hour ago

ICYMI, Chiozza doing whatever it takes to help Gators win - via @Gator_sports http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20170208/ARTICLES/170209963/1180?Title=UF-basketball-Chiozza-doing-whatever-it-takes-to-help-Gators-win

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ATHENS, Ga. - About a month ago, Florida junior point guard Chris Chiozza was in a rough patch.

Shots weren't falling. Minutes were dwindling behind starting guards Kasey Hill and KeVaughn.

That's when Chiozza decided to step into Florida coach Mike White's office for a one-on-one meeting.

“He wasn't proud of the way he was playing and his focus level,” White said. “It was all him. And he said 'Coach I just want you know I'm turning over a new leaf, I'm going to do whatever I can to help this team win at a really high level, whatever I've got to do, however many minutes I get.' ”

Consider the leaf turned. Chiozza continued his recent strong play with 15 points and four steals in UF's 72-60 win over Georgia on Tuesday night at Stegeman.

Over this last five games, Chiozza is averaging 9.6 points, 7 assists and 6.4 rebounds, with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 35 to 8. Chiozza earned SEC player of the week honors after posting the fourth triple-double in UF history (12 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists) against Missouri.

“I've always been a confident player,” Chiozza said.
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« Reply #1321 on: February 10, 2017, 10:37:47 am »


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Coming off a 44-point performance on Tuesday night, Sindarius Thornwell was named to the Naismith Trophy Top 30 list.

Lancaster, S.C., native is in the midst of a career year — averaging career highs in points per game (19.4) and rebounds (7.3).

Thornwell joins Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk as the only SEC players on the list. 10 semifinalists will be named on March 1.
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« Reply #1322 on: February 12, 2017, 06:41:48 am »

Jon Rothstein ‏@JonRothstein 16m16 minutes ago

Florida's Chris Chiozza is quietly playing the best basketball of his career. Has 40 assists over his last six games. Providing the spark.


White Station '14 PG was ranked in the top 50
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« Reply #1324 on: February 15, 2017, 08:56:14 am »


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Kentucky’s increasingly frustrated coaching staff showed Monk during film study exactly where he’d been every time an opponent’s shot went up.

“Trying to get a bucket,” he admitted Tuesday night, grinning sheepishly. “Running to the opposite end.”

And upon seeing that, facing it in front of his coaches and teammates, what did that behavior look like to Monk?

“Like I’m scared,” he said. “Scared to rebound or scared to be in there. But I’m not, so I just had to prove that.”

After all, there’s no excuse for a guy whose vertical leap is more than 40 inches, who puts people on posters with his jaw-dropping, high-flying dunks, to go entire games – weeks! ­– without corralling a few caroms.

“Yeah, I should not be not getting rebounds,” Monk said.
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« Reply #1325 on: February 21, 2017, 08:02:54 am »


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« Reply #1326 on: February 22, 2017, 08:07:44 am »

Matt Jones‏@KySportsRadio 10h10 hours ago

Monk is an amazing scorer...but when he isn't scoring (or is off like tonight), he gives you nothing
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« Reply #1327 on: February 26, 2017, 02:48:56 pm »


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Mo Williams was inside Coleman Coliseum with a group of reporters.

While discussing the Crimson Tide's present and future, the former Alabama star and longtime NBA player brought up Sexton.

"If you get that kid, that would be huge," Williams said. "I think that would take us over the top and get us to the next level. ... He can really turn this program around make us a top-10 team."

Sexton is that good and continues to show why landing him was so significant for Alabama.

The five-star point guard from Pebblebrook High School in Georgia seemingly does something special every game.

There was the 39 points he scored against IMG Academy and fellow five-star point guard Trevon Duval, the 53 points and 11 3-pointers he put up on his senior night and his game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer in Pebblebrook's regional championship game.

Most recently, Sexton scored 40 points to guide Pebblebrook to a win in the second round of the state playoffs on Thursday.

"He's a stud," Tide coach Avery Johnson said. "He has that Kyrie Irving type of a game -- 6-1, 6-2, good body, can do it all."
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« Reply #1328 on: February 27, 2017, 01:10:42 pm »


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« Reply #1329 on: February 28, 2017, 07:48:25 am »


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“You tell me another player in the country that plays four different positions on the basketball court. Defends four different players on the court. Leads the team in scoring, rebounding, steals, and defends the best player on the other team, by the way,” Frank Martin said a week ago. “Tell me somebody else in the country that does that, let alone our conference.”

There is nobody else. While there are certainly other worthy candidates (Arkansas’ Dusty Hannahs, Kentucky’s Malik Monk, Mississippi State’s Quinndary Weatherspoon), Thornwell’s numbers are unable to be ignored.

He’s second in the SEC in scoring. He’s fifth in rebounding and first in steals per game, two numbers that just don’t go together, especially from a 6-foot-5 guard.

Also a mysterious discplinary problem which enables SC's resume to be debated on the terms of what-if.
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« Reply #1330 on: March 01, 2017, 06:37:44 am »

 David Cloninger‏ @DCTheState 10h10 hours ago

Sin Thornwell on his Player of the Year chances: "That kid Monk's good, man."
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« Reply #1331 on: March 03, 2017, 07:43:49 am »


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A graduate transfer guard, Barry joined Florida this season after playing for College of Charleston. He is second on the team with 12.3 points per game and third with 37 3-pointers.

Barry started Wednesday as Florida honored its 4 seniors. Otherwise, Barry comes off the bench while embracing his sixth-man role.

“He’s exemplified sacrifice. He’s been a perfect example. He’s the poster child,” White said. ” … I mean, the guy’s been incredible. He’s a starter who’s coming off the bench and you don’t hear a peep from him. He just wants to win. He could have chosen some other schools where maybe the coach promises he’s going to start or maybe he plays 38 minutes a game and gets 25 (points) a game. But he decided to become part of something special. He’s as unselfish as you get.”

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« Reply #1332 on: March 05, 2017, 07:33:11 am »


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Monk is the fourth freshman to win the honor and first freshman to lead the league in scoring since LSU’s Chris Jackson in 1989.

The Leplanto, Ark., native scored in double digits every game except his last — a 6-point outing Saturday at Texas A&M.

Monk averaged 21.161 while South Carolina’s Sindarius Thornwell averaged 21.160.

Monk is the first Kentucky player to lead the SEC in scoring since Jodie Meeks in 2009.

Fellow freshman De’Aaron Fox led the league with five assists per game.
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« Reply #1333 on: March 05, 2017, 08:16:15 am »

Jerry Tipton: With some hesitation, I voted for Georgia guard J.J. Frazier as the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year

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The belief that a Player of the Year should play for the championship team compels a vote for Malik Monk. His spectacular scoring sprees sparked Kentucky’s first-place finish and made for must-see TV. But UK’s latest league title seemed the product of multiple options overcoming individual inconsistencies.

Georgia did not finish among the top four in the regular-season race. However, a review of history made voting for Frazier easier. In the 52 years the SEC has had a Player of the Year, he came from a team that did not win the championship 25 times. Most conspicuously, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope won it in 2013 even though Georgia finished tied for eighth. Johnny Neumann won it in 1971 when Ole Miss finished eighth. Pete Maravich (1969) and Reggie King (1978) won it playing for LSU and Tennessee teams that finished seventh in those seasons.

And in 2014-15, when Kentucky was undefeated champion of the league’s regular season and tournament, the media and SEC coaches each voted Bobby Portis of second-place Arkansas the Player of the Year.

If you base a vote on who was his team’s most indispensable player, Sindarius Thornwell of South Carolina would be a worthy choice.

But, Frazier, who is listed at 5-foot-10 and 155 pounds, was arguably just as indispensable, plus he embodied a hard-to-resist David-and-Goliath element. And like last year’s SEC Player of the Year, Tyler Ulis of Kentucky, he inspired better play from teammates and usually was a thought ahead of everyone else on the court.

Two weekends ago, Kentucky saw first-hand how Frazier became Georgia’s go-to guy and glue-guy. Leading scorer Yante Maten suffered a serious knee sprain 95 seconds into the Feb. 18 game against UK. Frazier filled the vacuum. His 36 points were the most scored against UK this season.

“J.J. was ridiculous,” UK Coach John Calipari said afterward, “and controlled the whole game.”

Late in the game, Calipari paid Frazier the ultimate compliment. He ordered a double-team near mid-court in order to get the ball out of Frazier’s hands. Calipari was not the only SEC coach to take that step.
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« Reply #1336 on: March 09, 2017, 01:24:58 pm »

Recruiting Ratings for the 2017 Consensus (AP and Coaches) All-SEC First Team

G Malik Monk – Kentucky, 6-3, 200, Freshman, Lepanto, Ark.                     9 in '16

G Sindarius Thornwell – South Carolina, 6-5, 211, Senior, Lancaster, S.C.   41 in '13

G J.J. Frazier – Georgia, 5-10, 155, Senior, Glennville, Ga.      2-star, #68 PG  in '13

G De’Aaron Fox – Kentucky, 6-3, 187, Freshman, Houston, Texas               6 in '16

F Sebastian Saiz – Mississippi, 6-9, 240, Senior, Madrid, Spain   2-star, #41 C in '12
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1337 on: March 10, 2017, 08:27:46 pm »


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For the 13th straight game, Kentucky freshman Sacha Killeya-Jones did not play in Friday’s Southeastern Conference Tournament victory over Georgia.

He has not played since logging two minutes against South Carolina on Jan. 21. He has not scored since making two free throws against Arkansas on Jan. 7.

Killeya-Jones said he was not sure why he has not played in so long.

“I’ve just got to, I guess, stick with my practice and everything,” he said. “Probably (in need of) more consistency. Keep working on that.”

Killeya-Jones said he had improved as a player.

“Definitely, hands down,” he said. “I’m a whole different player.

“Like I said, I’m working. I’m trying to get better. And I’m ready for my chance whenever it presents itself.”

Killeya-Jones acknowledged the difficulty in not playing.

“It’s frustrating, obviously,” he said. “I love basketball. I want to be on the court.”

When asked about whispers that he might transfer, Killeya-Jones said, “I don’t know where you heard that. But, no, I came here for a reason, and I’m doing that. I came here to get better. I came here to learn. I came here to be around the best. And that’s what I’m going to do.”
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1338 on: March 12, 2017, 09:03:50 pm »

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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1339 on: March 14, 2017, 01:55:13 pm »


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Sacha Killeya-Jones is the odd McDonald’s All-American out.

6-foot-10, 230-pound forward with a former 5-star label would find playing time at most places, but Killeya-Jones has become an afterthought for John Calipari’s Wildcats.

“It’s frustrating not playing because I love basketball,” Killeya-Jones said. “I want to be on the court helping any way I can.”

Killeya-Jones said he is content as long as Kentucky is winning games and as long as he’s getting better in practice.

“I feel like I’m a whole new player since I got here,” he said. “Just physically better, more aggressive. Mentally, just more mature. I’m just seeing the game differently.”

While Killeya-Jones would be expected to take on a larger role next season, there’s no guarantee. Adebayo is expected to enter the NBA draft but that would leave Killeya-Jones in a position battle with sophomore Isaac Humphries, who’s ahead of him now, and redshirt freshman Tai Wynyard.

Kentucky’s incoming class includes 5-star big men P.J. Washington and Nick Richards to add even more competition.

And somewhere in the middle of it will be Killeya-Jones. There’s just no telling where.
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1340 on: March 16, 2017, 07:28:46 am »


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Sexton hasn't arrived at Alabama yet, but he's already heralded as a program-changing talent.

Alabama coach Avery Johnson has compared Sexton to NBA all-star Kyrie Irving. NBA guard Mo Williams said Sexton, a 5-star guard from Pebblebrook High in Mableton, Georgia, can immediately make Alabama "a top-10 team."

So how do Sexton's future teammates describe him? Alabama signees Alex Reese and Herb Jones reported Wednesday for the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic basketball game...

"Almost like Russell Westbrook scoring guard," said Jones, a 6-foot-7 guard who led Hale County to the 2017 Class 4A state title. "He gets to the rack whenever he wants to, and he can really shoot it."

"He's really aggressive to the rim," said Reese, a 6-foot-9 forward from Pelham. "He attacks the rim really hard. He can pull up. He's really and all-around offensive player, and he'll lock you down, too."


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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1341 on: March 23, 2017, 07:44:57 am »


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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Remember when Duke had assembled one of the greatest recruiting classes of all-time? The Blue Devils signed four of the top 15 players in the Class of 2016, good for the No. 1-ranked haul in the country. And yet … they didn’t advance out of the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament.

Remember when Michigan State had assembled the greatest recruiting class of Tom Izzo’s career? The Spartans signed two McDonald’s All-Americans and four top-50 prospects in the Class of 2016, good for the No. 3 class nationally. And yet … they didn’t advance out of the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament.

Remember when N.C. State and Texas combined to sign three 5-stars and seven top-100 prospects, giving the Wolfpack and Longhorns the No. 4 and 5 classes in the country? And yet … they both went 4-14 in their respective conferences.

Remember when Washington somehow snagged Markelle Fultz and LSU landed Ben Simmons, who might soon share the distinction of being No. 1 overall picks in the NBA Draft? And yet … both programs missed the NCAA Tournament and fired their coach.

Indeed, among the top 10 recruiting classes of 2016 (per the 247Sports Composite), only Kentucky and Arizona are still playing. Five of those programs didn’t even make the NCAA Tournament.

Every remaining NCAA Tournament team has at least one former top-100 recruit on the roster, 13 schools have at least three of those and seven have at least six. Half the Sweet 16 field has at least one former 5-star recruit and six teams have multiple 5-stars.

Kentucky has the most former 5-stars (six), while North Carolina has the most former top-100 recruits (nine). Arizona, UCLA and Kansas have the next-most high-end talent. Not shockingly, those programs have the best odds in Las Vegas to win the national title.

NORTH CAROLINA (four 5-star, nine top-100) — 2016: Tony Bradley, Seventh Woods, Brandon Robinson. 2015: Kenny Williams. 2014: Justin Jackson, Theo Pinson, Joel Berry. 2013: Isaiah Hicks, Kennedy Meeks.

KENTUCKY (six 5-star, eight top-100) — 2016: De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Bam Adebayo, Wenyen Gabriel, Sacha Killeya-Jones. 2015: Isaiah Briscoe, Isaac Humphries, Tai Wynyard.

ARIZONA (four 5-star, eight top-100) — 2016: Lauri Markkanen, Rawle Alkins, Kobi Simmons. 2015: Alonzo Trier, Ray Smith, Chance Comanche. 2014: Parker Jackson-Cartwright, Kadeem Allen.

ULCA (three 5-star, seven top-100) — 2016: Lonzo Ball, T.J. Leaf, Ike Anigbogu. 2015: Pricne Ali, Aaron Holiday. 2014: Thomas Welsh. 2013: Isaac Hamilton.

KANSAS (two 5-star, six top-100) — 2016: Josh Jackson, Udoka Azubuike, Mitch Lightfoot. 2015: Carlton Bragg, Lagerald Vick. 2014: Devonte’ Graham.

FLORIDA (two 5-star, six top-100) — 2016: KeVaughn Allen, Keith Stone. 2015: Devin Robinson, Chris Chiozza. 2013: Kasey Hill, John Egbunu (South Florida transfer).
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1342 on: March 26, 2017, 08:12:49 pm »

 Wes Rucker‏ @wesrucker247 2h2 hours ago

Let’s not sit here and call Isaac Humphries some underdog legend here. He was the nation’s No. 50 overall prospect in the 2015 class.
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1343 on: March 29, 2017, 07:24:47 am »

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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1344 on: March 30, 2017, 07:12:16 am »

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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1346 on: April 13, 2017, 07:08:04 pm »


Briscoe was asked if he would’ve given up his seat in that situation.

“There’s no way. Absolutely not,” Briscoe said. “I don’t know what would’ve happened, but I would not have been dragged off that plane.”
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1349 on: April 19, 2017, 12:57:28 pm »


21 top-100 recruits committed to or signed with SEC schools. Eleven programs have gotten at least one such coveted prospect.

1. Michael Porter (MU)

6. Colin Sexton (Bama)

No. 24 Nick Weatherspoon (Mississippi State)
No. 30 Daniel Gafford (Arkansas)
No. 41 Chuma Okeke (Auburn)
No. 44 Davion Mitchell (Auburn)
No. 45 John Petty (Alabama)
No. 51 Jamarko Pickett (Ole Miss)
No. 52 Rayshaun Hammonds (Georgia)
No. 56 Savion Flagg (Texas A&M)
No. 59 Alex Reese (Alabama)
No. 75 Chase Johnson (Florida)
No. 77 Saben Lee (Vanderbilt)
No. 97 Devontae Shuler (Ole Miss)

UK Wildcats already have No. 10 Hamidou Diallo (shooting guard), No. 11 Jarred Vanderbilt (power forward), No. 14 P.J. Washington (power forward), No. 16 Nick Richards (center), No. 22 Quade Green (point guard), No. 39 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (combo guard) and No. 85 Jemarl Baker (shooting guard).

They also remain in the mix for No. 2 Mohamed Bamba (center), No. 9 Kevin Knox (small forward) and No. 76 Mark Smith (point guard).
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