Details at http://interact.cstv.com/recruiting/
* Virginia gets a former Temple commit
* Toledo loads up
* Georgia loses a guard as he transfers out.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Next week the weekly tv newsmagazine Sports Stars of Tomorrow will have a feature on the UCLA-bound Oregonian Kevin Love, one of the top five members of the 2007 class. Check local listings for next week's episode or check their website...
Posted by ncaahoops at 2:42 PM
Weekly TV sports newsmagazine Sports Stars of Tomorrow has a feature on Florida commit Nick Calathes, one of the top rated players of the 2007 class and Florida's Mr Basketball as a junior. Check local listings or look for it on their website, Sports Stars of tomorrow
Posted by ncaahoops at 2:28 PM
Thursday December 7, 2006, at 6pm PST (9pm EST) ESPN2 will be broadcasting their first high-school basketball of the season featuring powerhouse Oak Hill Academy and Norcross (GA).
Some high profiles recruits will play in this game:
* Michael Beasley (Huggins State, aka Kansas State)
* Brandon Jennings (2008 class) (USC)
* Nolan Smith (Puke)
* Alex Legion (Meeecheeeegan)
* Julian Vaughn
* Howard Thompkins (2008)
* Terrence Boyd (2009)
* Gani Lawal (Georgia Tech)
* Jordan DeMercy (FSU)
* Tony Neysmith (Oklahoma)
* Al-farouq Aminu (2008)
As of the current standings, this is NUMBER ONE -vs- NUMBER TWO, according to the USA Today poll
Posted by ncaahoops at 12:40 PM
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Latest news at: http://interact.cstv.com/recruiting/
Big news this Thanksgiving weekend. Tim Floyd of USC is very thanksful as he receives a verbal from Socal super-guard and OakHill-this-season Brandon Jennings. This dude is of the 2008 class, which means he will not play with OJ Mayo since he is very likely to be one and done in 2007-2008. UCLA fans won't like this, but once again Ben Howland, coming off an NCAA Final Four season, loses another high profile SoCal recruit, and this time not to the blue bloods (UNC, Duke) but to LA rival USC which hasn't even made the NCAAs.
Also big news for Bruce Webber, although this may not stick because it is soooo early: 2010 Jereme Richmond (currently 6'6") verballed to Illinois, but 2010 is four years away. I guess that makes losing Eric Gordon a bit less painful perhaps for the Illini fans.
The magic of the Final Four run wasn't enough to keep sophomore Sammy Hernandez at George Mason. He is transferring out and the earliest he would be eligible to play to whereever he transfers is the Spring 2008 semester (late december 2007).
Posted by ncaahoops at 11:12 AM
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
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Posted by ncaahoops at 10:50 AM
While the OJ Mayo signing (of the LOI) and the Derrick Rose to Memphis continue to be the big stories of the week, CSTV has a few more updates:
* NC State continues to load up on talent as they pick up a 2008 recruit.
* GW has some diplomatic issues with Oregon
* Bigoted U gets a 7-footer
* visit the CSTV Bill Hodges column for the details
Posted by ncaahoops at 10:45 AM
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
CSTV reports the latest recruiting news. Visit their site for all the details. Here's a teaser:
But of course the biggest news of this week was Derrick Rose at Memphis, and OJ Mayo actually signing a letter of intent...
Posted by ncaahoops at 1:28 PM
Monday, November 20, 2006
Derrick Rose will play in an NBA arena next year, but not for an NBA team. He will be playing at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, an arena shared by the Memphis Tigers of the NCAA and the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA.
The Memphis Tigers are playing Rose Ball next year. No, not a typo, they are not going to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. They are getting 2007 super-guard Derrick Rose. Calipari surprised a lot of people by getting Rose, who was expected to chose between Illinois (in-state) and Indiana (friend Eric Gordon is there). Perhaps he didn't want to find himself in a similar situation so he decided to go elsewhere...
Reported on the national TV sports magazine show "Sports Star of Tomorrow". That same episode had a feature on DeMatha and one of their IvyLeague-bound basketball players...
Posted by ncaahoops at 9:07 AM
Sunday, November 19, 2006
USAToday's preseason Top 25 has been published and updated as of November 15, 2006.
Posted by ncaahoops at 12:27 PM
Versus, formerly known as the Outdoor channel, usually found on standard cable (towards the end of the dial, channel number in the 70s/80s). Comcast owns this channel and they are trying to turn it into an ESPN/FSN competitor, pairing with the other Comcast sports channels such as Comcast Sports Net. Their main sports packages are the NHL and Mountain West basketball, as well as picking up many basketball games from ESPN+ (ESPN PLUS).
They are launching a brand new high school basketball tourney between December 27 through December 28, sponsored by T-Mobile, and aptly named the T-Mobile Invitational. They will feature some of the top teams in men and women's basketball. The games will take place at the UW campus in Seattle (University of Washington).
On the men's side, four teams competing in the tourney, including Fairfax and local O'Dea. All teams are selected from the USA Today preseason Top 25 ranking.
The official website for the event: http://www.tmobileinvitational.net/
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Posted by ncaahoops at 12:08 PM
Friday, November 17, 2006
CSTV and Bill Hodges report the latest, among others...
Posted by ncaahoops at 10:41 AM
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
CSTV reports a handful of new commitments:. Visit their website to get the details :)
Posted by ncaahoops at 9:07 AM
Friday, November 10, 2006
It seems like Recruiting has become almost as dirty and complicated as politics with mudslinging, negative recruiting, funding and financing "issues", etc, etc. But with the elections in the rearviewmirror (not the Pearl Jam song), we find ourselves in the middle of the Fall Signing Period (November 8 thru 15).
Teams are issues press releases (as if) to announce their signings to their world. And by signings we really mean signings. The players are signing the binding LOI (letter of intent) which binds them to the team, and they have to jump through hoops (no pun intended) to break free of their signed commitment.
As always at this time some major commitments are made/announced. Bill Hodges and CSTV have the details. Here is a teaser:
Posted by ncaahoops at 9:09 AM
Thursday, November 02, 2006
CSTV and Bill Hodges continue to update us fans with the latest news, which includes another commitment for Ohio State (2008), Herb Sendek uses his Pennsylvania roots to get a new verbal, UTEP gets a big man, and UNI has a decommit.
For those wondering, according to CSTV, the upcoming signing period for basketball is:
A verbal commitment can come in any time of the year, but it is not binding. However when a recruit signs a letter of intent (LOI), such as during the two signing periods, the signed commitment is binding and a player cannot backout without losing eligibility and having to sit out - unless the university lets the player out, which usually happens when there is a coaching change or a major scandal.
And in case there are any football fans reading this, according to CSTV and Bill Hodges, the football signing period is:
The difference obviously has to do with the different time frame of the football and basketball signing periods and the number of players that make up a football and basketball team - among other reasons... I am just pointing the obvious here, I am by no means a soccer analyst. (oooops! football analyst) :-)
Posted by ncaahoops at 10:06 AM