Last updated March 13th
Isaiah Tripp | 6’2” | 165 | Point Guard | Edmondson-Westside HS | Baltimore MD
Biggest Offers: Jacksonville
Best Known Schools with Interest: East Carolina, George Washington, UAB, Drake
Duby Okeke | 6’8” | 220 | Power Forward | Jonesboro HS | Atlanta GA
Garrett Mayleben | 6’9” | 220 | Power Forward | Milford HS | Milford OH
Known Offers: Kennesaw St., Akron, Bowling Green, Kent St., Wright St., Citadel
Charles “L.G” Gill | 6’4” | 175 | Guard/Forward | Benedictine College Prep | Richmond VA
About: “Long stride. High release on shot, good size/frame. Very active/high motor.” —Justin Byerly 8/14/12
D.J. Bowles | 6’2” | 170 | Point Guard | Oldsmar Christian HS | Oldsmar FL
About: “This youngster is maturing right before our eyes and has grasped the point guard spot with abandon. Bowles has an outstanding outside stroke and will keep defenses honest as he can pull-up from anywhere and drain it.” —ESPN.com
Known Offers: Kennesaw St., Central Florida (decommitted), Davidson, UGA, Wright St., Tennessee Tech, Middle Tennessee St., Chattanooga, Florida International, Miami (OH), Murray St., Penn St., Southern Mississippi, Texas Tech, Wichita St., UNC Wilmington, Morehead St.
Sam Downey | 6’9” | 190 | Forward | Lake Forest HS | Lake Forest IL
Known Offers: Kennesaw St., Yale, Brown, Kent St., Northern Illinois
Interest: American, Colgate, Cornell
Sean O’Brien | 6’6” | 190 | Forward | Mundelein HS | Mundelein IL
Stats and Accomplishments: 15 ppg, 11 rpg, 4.5 apg, 4 bpg
About: “Lean, long, quick and strong, the junior forward/center has developed into the total package.” “Sean has always been amongst the most skilled for his age, but when he grew he never lost any of those skills,” said Mustangs boys basketball coach Richard Knar. “Now he’s like a 6-foot-6 point guard who can score from anywhere, and has tremendous court awareness. He’s had an all-conference, all-area, all-state type of season. It’s just been a fantastic year for him, and he’s only going to get better.” —Mundelein.Suntimes.com
LaVon Long | 6’6” | 220 | Wing/Forward | Oakland Mills HS (Tranferred from Mt. St. Joseph HS)/Mid-Atlantic Select | Baltimore MD
ESPN Grade: 60
About: “His value is based on his physical tools and motor. He’s long, athletic, and mobile and a live body around both rims to finish and block shots. He runs the court well, is quick and mobile but still strong in his upper body.”–ESPN.com 5/9/12
“Lavon Long showing why he has become a MM priority. So strong around the basket.” —@HHHardwood 7/14/12
Known Offers: Kennesaw St., Binghamton, Dayton, Delaware, Fairfield, Fairleigh Dickerson, LIU Brooklyn, Loyola (MD), Northeastern, Radford, Rider, Robert Morris, Towson, Virginia Commonwealth, Sacred Heart, Bryant, Siena, Wagner, Longwood, St. Peter’s
Interest: James Madison, Saint Joseph’s, South Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Duquesne, Niagara, St. Bonaventure, Quinnipiac, Iona, George Washington, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, DePaul, Xavier, Richmond, Loyola Chicago, Virginia Tech, Washington, Fordham, Florida Atlantic, Charleston Southern, UNC Wilmington, Colgate, Boston University, Cornell
Cole Murray | 6’6” | 200 | Forward | Delphi Community HS/(Kevin) Martin’s Wolverines | Delphi IN
About: I thought Murray looked a little stronger and certainly more assertive on the court. He has always been a high level shooter, but I thought he looked really good handling the ball this week and also went inside and got some tough rebounds.” —IndianaRecruitingGuide.com 7/16/12
“Cole is great perimeter shooter with some serious range. He is very hard to guard because of his size and can get his shots off easily from the outside. Needs to get a bit stronger so he is more effective inside, but his perimeter skills are advanced for his size.” —IndianaRecruitingGuide.com 7/10/12
“Good length and shoots the ball well from the outside for a guy of his size. Cole is active on the glass, good offensive rebounder. Nice hands around the basket. Another very underrated player in this class, Cole is coming off of a big season and played very well this spring. After the July circuit I expect that Cole will add a few more offers to his list.” —IndianaRecruitingGuide.com
Cole Murray leading by example at Delphi by Ross Bolin of WLFI.com
Kwan Cheatham | 6’8” | 225 | Forward | Winton Woods HS | Cincinnati OH Antonio Campbell | 6’9” | 245 | Power Forward | Holy Cross HS/Kentucky Legends | Covington KY
Stats and Accomplishments: 19.6 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 4.6 bpg.
About: “Evaluation: Talented forward with bounce and a nice shooting stroke from deep. Competitive wing that plays inside-outside ball and knows how to get his points. Might be one of the breakout guys this HS season.” —TripleDoubleProspects.com 8/24/11
David Onuorah | 6’8” | 220 | Power Forward | Marist HS | Atlanta GA
ESPN Grade: 61
Stats and Accomplishments: 12ppg, 9rpg, 2apg, 2bpg
Emmanuel Eze-Chinonso | 7’0” | 265 | Center | Covenant Christian Ministries Academy/Atlanta Celtics | Marietta GA
ESPN Grade: 67
Offered: Kennesaw St., UAB
Eric Wortham Jr. | 6’4” | 200 | Guard | Eagle’s Landing HS/GA Stars | McDonough GA
ESPN Grade: 69
Stats and Accomplishments: Averaged 14.8 ppg, 8.4 rpg and 2.1 apg in his junior season and helped take his team to the semi finals.
About: “Wortham is calling his latest offer from Kennesaw State his favorite. “I loved it up there,” Wortham said. “They have a beautiful campus, and they want to win”. Wortham said he would be more inclined to sign with a college that is in the stages of building a program. “I want to help someone build a program,” he said. “I don’t really want to go some where that has 20 or so championships. I love the role of the underdog. I loved the staff at Kennesaw State.” Shun Williams of ontheradarhoops.com, a recruiting service, said Wortham will likely receive more offers with a good showing this season. “He is a long athlete, and he does a good job getting to the basket,” said Williams.” — From Derrick Mahone of Clayton News Daily
Desmond Ringer | 6’9” | 230 | Center | Eagle’s Landing HS/Southern Select | McDonough GA
Rivals Rank: ***
ESPN Grade: 78
Matt Scott | 6’8” | 200 | Power Forward | Woodstock HS/(formerly Furtah Prep) | Acworth GA
Stats and Accomplishments: Averaged 16 ppg, 11 rpg and 4 bpg during the first 12 games of his prep year, as he lead his team to a 12-0 start to the season.
Cameron Blakley | 6’9” | 220 | Power Forward | Apalachee HS/Southern Kings | Winder GA
Stats and Accomplishments: Averaged 16 ppg and 11 rpg as a junior. Scored a career high in points (30) and triple doubled with rebounds and blocks against Clarke Central on 2/8/12.
About: “The 6-foot-7 forward from Apalachee (Ga.) showed off a confident game from the perimeter. He’s an active forward” —4/20/12
Interest: Maryland, Tennessee, UGA
Amir Maddred | 6’8” | 200 | Power Forward | Camden HS | Camden NJ
ESPN Grade: 60
Known Offers: Kennesaw St.
Jamall Robinson | 6’5” | 205 | Guard/Forward | Paul VI Catholic HS/Team Takeover | Fairfax VA
Rivals Rank: ***
ESPN Grade: 65
About: A strong and physical wing that attacks defenders off the bounce. He draws fouls because he dribbles through contact and can finish. Robinson also slashes in between defenders. He is a terrific rebounder and passer as well. Robinson is a great defender due to his desire and strength. He has the ability to defend both perimeter wing positions.”–BasketballElite.com
“Also from Northern Virginia, Jamall Robinson (Paul VI) had a stellar session. Named to the Top 20 All-Star Game, Robinson played well on the wing, and showed a great ability to get into the lane with ease. The 6-foot-5 prospect holds offers from Kennesaw State, Manhattan, Radford, Robert Morris, and Saint Peter’s. He says that Kennesaw State has been the most active school in his recruitment, and that he hopes to gain several additional offers as the summer develops.” —HoopGroup.com 7/15/12
“Robinson has taken a full advantage of his time at Hoop Group Elite. Coming off a Top 20 All-Star game, Robinson is really starting to blossom. Robinson took on more responsibility without his backcourt counterpart Stanford Robinson being at camp. Robinson showed off his athleticism and his ability to knock it down from deep. He’s a late bloomer who should be attracting a ton of late interest.” —HoopGroup.com 7/15/12
“Jamall is an exciting athlete. He can thrill the crowd with dunks on follow ups and on the fast break, blow by defenders and pull up or finish in the paint and pull down rebounds. He is very explosive and has a great upside. To improve he needs to become a defensive stopper by taking the best player on the opposing team out of the game. He also goes multiple possessions without touching the ball. As he continues to mature this will surely improve.” —DMVElite.com
“The Team Takeover wing showed off his versatility as he did a little of everything. Robinson can rebound, catch and shoot, and drive to the basket. There are plenty of aspects he can improve as Robinson needs to become quicker in the open court though. His jumper isn’t as consistent as it should be, but he makes up for it with various intangibles on the court. Due to his versatility on the court, the rising senior has offers from Robert Morris, Kennesaw State, UMBC, Radford, St. Peter’s and Manhattan. Quite simply, Jamall Robinson does the dirty work on the court and is an excellent glue guy who makes his teammates better. With no visits lined up until an early August trip to Robert Morris, the Colonials – along with Kennesaw State, Radford and Manhattan – are standing out to him at this point because of the coaching staffs.” —RecruitScoop.Rivals.com 7/10/12
Denzel Davis | 6’8” | 215 | Forward | Lake Highland Prep/Q6 All-Stars | Orlando FL
About: “Davis is a long skilled forward that brings energy and intensity on the defensive end. He uses is length to block and/or alter shots and is a good rebounder on both ends of the floor. He uses his high basketball IQ and ability to pass the basketball to impact the game offensively.” —Sourcehoops.com
“If Davis continues to improve his perimeter skills at this rapid pace, he will become a wing sooner rather than later. He handled the ball on the perimeter quite a bit on Saturday and seemed comfortable doing so. Davis’ ability to score from the perimeter is still a work in progress and he must continue to make his presence felt inside on the offensive end. Defensively his length and quickness off the floor make him a dangerous shot blocker and rebounder.” —SourceHoops.com 5/16/12
Interest: Davidson, Marist, Furman, Lehigh, Florida Atlantic, Central Florida, South Florida, Bucknell, Stetson, Appalachian State. Georgia St., Massachusetts, Rider, Rice, Vanderbilt, Iowa, Minnesota, Boston University, James Madison, Murray St., Southern Mississippi, Houston, Tulane, Charlotte, UTEP, Binghamton, Old Dominion, Brown, Drexel
Denzel is Turning Heads (Sourcehoops.com)
Christian Kennedy| 6’10” | 210 | Power Forward | Warner Robins HS/Columbus Knicks | Warner Robins GA
247Sports Rank: ***
Dre’Kalo “Dre” Clayton| 6’6” | 255 | Power Forward/Center | Orlando Christian Prep HS/D12 Warriors | Orlando FL
ESPN Grade: 80
About: “Another tweener/mismatch conundrum, Clayton still excels regardless of the opponent. He’s strong, has excellent footwork in the post, and over powers smaller players. Bigger guys he takes outside and either goes around or shoots over them. Because he is more power than speed for a guy his size, Clayton comes across as an undersized four. Clayton should be a very productive college player should he find the right system.”–SourceHoops.com 5/16/12
“Clayton is an undersized power forward that is strong, physical, aggressive and productive. He runs the floor extremely well. He powers through contact and is a good passer out of the post. Clayton is also skilled enough to face and knock down open jumpers or attack from the high post” —ESPN.com 9/30/09
Known Offers: Kennesaw St., University of Florida, Central Florida, Penn St., Butler, Auburn, University of Georgia, South Florida, East Carolina
Dre’Kalo Clayton is BACK (By Jordan Fair of Sourcehoops.com on 3/7/2012)
Dre Clayton, Reggie Oliver leave OCP, likely for Evans (By Buddy Collings of the Orlando Sentinel on 5/29/12)
DeMonte Flannigan | 6’8” | 225 | Power Forward | Villa Angel-St. Joseph HS/Ohio Basketball Club | Richmond Heights OH
ESPN Grade: 68
Stats and Accomplishments: Averaged 16.5 ppg as a junior while leading his team to a district finals appearance.
About: “This Ohio native is a beast on the interior with his great build and superior hands. He has solid post moves including several back to the basket go to moves and can finish despite the always inevitable contact. He can finish inside with either hand.”–ESPN
“Elite level athlete that had his motor running high and found ways to influence the game on both ends. Really controlled the boards well and played his best against the highest competition in Mac Irvin Fire (Chicago) and The Family (Detroit).”–TripleDoubleProspects.com 5/7/12
Jordan Neff | 6’6” | 210 | Power Forward | North Cobb HS/Georgia Stars | Kennesaw GA
Committed to FGCU 8/24/12
ESPN Grade: 69
About: “Athletic forward that runs the floor well and finishes above the rim, showed the ability to know down shots from around 15ft, limited ability to put the ball on the floor. Rebounds the ball well and blocks shots on the defensive end.”–OnTheRadarHoops.com 11/16/11.
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Brandon Roberts | 6’1” | 165 | Point Guard | West Morgan HS/Southern Kings | Decatur AL
Kendall Waters | 5’11” | 160 | Point Guard | Pendleton Heights HS | Ingalls IN
Milos Kostic | 6’8” | 225 | Power Forward | Bishop Noll Institute School | Hammond IN
Offers: Northwestern, Fordham
Dylan Jones | 6’8” | 210 | Power Forward | The Village School | Houston TX
Interest: Kennesaw St.
Rudy Winters | 6’3” | ??? | Guard | Excel Christian Academy | Atlanta GA
Andre Elam | 6’6” | 190 | Power Forward | Westlake HS | Atlanta GA
Terrance Davis | 5’10” | ??? | Point Guard | Stephenson HS | Stone Mountain GA
Hunter LeVeau | 6’5” | 175 | Guard/Forward | Massanutten Military Academy (formerly Science Hill HS) | Johnson City TN
About: “a long rangy player who showed good athleticism in the open floor. He proved he was a deadly three point shooter and shot the ball with more consistency than anyone in the camp.” —Future150Camps.com 8/14/10
Interest: Kennesaw St.
James Hemphill | 6’6” | 185 | Small Forward | Broughton HS | Raleigh NC
Tyler Ptacek | 6’2” | 165 | Shooting Guard | Padua Franciscan HS | Parma OH
About: “Elite shooter with long range and great confidence that has become one of the most consistent shotmakers on the AAU circuit. Ptacek is a good athlete that knows how to use a bounce or two to get his shot off, and gets good lift off the court when taking his jumpshot. He has a quick release off the set shot, and good footwork coming off screens. He’s still making strides in other part of his game but he’s one of the most dangerous shooters in the nation.” —TripleDoubleProspect.com 7/10/11
Interest: Kennesaw St., Kent St., Eastern Kentucky, Florida Atlantic, Davidson, Cleveland St.
Skye Johnson | 6’6” | 225 | Power Forward | Pope John Paul the Great Catholic HS | Fairfax VA
Known Offers: None
Interest: Kennesaw St., Bucknell, George Washington, Virginia Commonwealth, Virginia
Stedman Lowry | 6’3” | 175 | Shooting Guard | Lakota East HS | West Chester OH
About: “Sweet shooting guard with nice size and deceptive hops Stedman is emerging as one of the top prospects in ’13. Picture perfect form on his release with great footwork that allows him to hit a variety of shots. Strong basketball IQ and high energy play cause him to get more looks off then the average shooter where he lets it fly with unwavering confidence. Stedman’s size and special skill of shooting is already getting him Division I looks from schools like Williams & Mary, America, West Point, and others. As he develops his handle and continues to improve his quickness there’s no reason why that interest can’t turn into offers.” —TripleDoubleProspects.com 8/24/12
Known Offers: Northern Kentucky
Nyrryk Evans | 5’11” | 160 | Point Guard | Luella HS | Locust Grove GA
Known Offers: None
Justice Montgomery | 6’0” | 160 | Point Guard | Orlando Christian Prep | Orlando FL
ESPN Grade: 65
Known Offers: American, Columbia, Jacksonville
Rontavious McClure | 6’6” | 220 | Forward | Northwestern HS/Upward Stars | Rock Hill SC
ESPN Grade: 65
Known Offers: None
Interest: Kennesaw St., Citadel, Winthrop
DeVarte Watson | 6’7” | 205 | Forward | Oakbrook Prep/Team TMP | Spartanburg SC
Dinero Mercurius | 6’3” | 165 | Shooting Guard | University HS/Q6 All-Stars | Orlando FL
About: “He’s 6’4″ and long. He has good height for the shooting guard position and he’s constantly improving his game. He has a lot of confidence in his shot and is very poised in the clutch. Mercurius will need to improve on creating things off the dribble and will need to get stronger. Beyond that, he can consistenly hit jumpers anywhere from 20 feet and in. As his AAU coach puts it, “The kid can flat out stroke the ball.” —D1Nation.com 5/26/12
This kid has a big upside and has the work ethic to be the best player he can be.
Known Offers: Jacksonville
Interest: Kennesaw St., Campbell, Florida Atlantic, Furman, High Point, Presbyterian, Wagner, Binghamton
Chris Perry | 6’8” | 245 | Center | Bartow Senior HS/Nike Elite Each 1 Teach 1 | Bartow FL
Aubrey Overby | 6’8” | 200 | Power Forward | Archer HS | Lawrenceville GA
About: Great competitor, Overby has great length for a wing. He has a solid handle and is a good shooter that can play either forward position. —OnTheRadarHoops.com 11/16/11
Known Offers: Jacksonville, North Florida
Interest: Kennesaw St., Boston U, Charleston Southern, Clemson, Florida St., George Mason, Georgia State, Marquette, Miami (FL), Murray St., Richmond, Tulane, Virgina, Virginia Commonwealth, Wichita St., Auburn, University of Georgia, Jacksonville St., Hampton, USC Upstate
Monty Boykins | 6’3” | 170 | Shooting Guard | Lakota West HS/Shining Stars Schaeffer | West Chester OH
Stats and Accomplishments: As a junior, averaged 16.6 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.1 apg and 1.4 spg. As a sophomore he averaged 12.5 ppg and 3.9 rpg. Was named first team All-GMC (Greater Miami Conference) this past season.
About: “Boykins played with the most passion that we’ve ever seen him display and the results were beyond positive. He scored nearly at will over the weekend by aggressively attacking the rim to draw fouls, knocking down his signature three pointer, and playing with pace in transition. Still continuing to develop as a defender but has a high major ceiling with all that he brings to the table offensively.” —TripleDoubleProspects.com 5/21/12
Interest:Kennesaw St., Akron, Bucknell, Butler, Colgate, Dayton, DePaul, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan St.,Minnesota, Notre Dame, Ohio, Penn St., Providence, Virginia Commonwealth, William & Mary, Wisconsin, Wright St., Xavier, Villanova
Tony Bagtas | 5’11” | 160 | Point Guard | Westlake HS/Southern Kings | Atlanta GA
ESPN Grade: 64
About: Quick Point Guard with tremendous handle and capability to penetrate the lane, one of the most impressive young guards in the state. Creates very well off the dribble, and has the ability to set up for others. —OnTheRadarHoops.com 11/16/2011
“The 2-AAAAA Region Player of the Year had a good showing over the weekend, Bagtas is a true floor general that does a good job of pushing the ball in transition and penetrating the defense in the half court. Bagtas is a fearless competitor that is a proven winner, he runs the team and can gets his teammates involved.” —OnTheRadarHoops.com\ 5/16/12.
Terrance O’Donohue | 6’7” | 220 | Power Forward | The McCallie School | Chattanooga TN
Scout.com Rank: **
ESPN Grade: 78
Greg Murphy | 6’5” | 200 | Small Forward | Woodland HS/Worldwide Renegades | Cartersville GA
Stats and Accomplishments: Was named as an honorable mention on the 2012 Georgia Class AAAA All-State team.
“Murphy’s scoring jumped to 16 points per game this season, and he also doubled his rebounds to slightly more than eight per game. For his efforts, Murphy is The Daily Tribune News Boys Basketball Co-Player of the Year”
“Long forward that has a developing skill set, active around the basket, runs the court well. Murphy, needs to continue to develop his perimeter skills”–OnTheRadarHoops.com 11/16/11.
Known Offers: Unknown
Justin Wallace | 6’5” | 180 | Small Forward | Alcovy HS | Covington GA
Interest: Kennesaw St., Appalachian St., Arkansas Little Rock, Davidson, Georgia Southern, Jacksonville, New Mexico St., North Florida, Radford, Tennessee Tech, Tulane, Central Florida, UTEP, Western Carolina, Western Kentucky
Delano Spencer | 6’3” | 205 | Shooting Guard | Greater Atlanta Christian School |Norcross GA
Stats and Accomplishments: 15.5 PPG and 3.7 APG as a junior.
About: “Spencer is a scorer that showed the ability to consistently knock down shots from the perimeter, he has a strong body that allows him to muscle his way into the lane against defenders and to separate space to get his shot off.” —OnTheRadarHoops.com 4/11/12
“Spencer seems to be comfortable with his new surroundings after his transfer from Parkvew. Known to settle for jumpers, he mixed it up last night attacking the smaller Columbia guards for tough baskets. Columbia, defending AAA State Champions, are one of the top teams in the country but Spencer kept the Spartans within striking distance with his stellar play.” —iHigh.com 12/14/11
Also plays football for his school.
Isaiah Dennis | 6’2” | 180 | Guard | Eagle’s Landing HS| McDonough GA
About: “Dennis, who has been flying under the radar, caught my eye as much as any other player in the tournament. He has elite ball quickness and can get into the paint or to the rim on anyone. He’s impossible to press one-on-one and can finish with either hand when getting to the basket. He just moved to the point and is still learning but has two more years to learn the position. Mid-majors should be all over him and high majors need to follow.” —ESPN.com 1/3/12
Interest: Kennesaw St.
Kyle Doyle | 6’6” | 220 | Power Forward | Buford HS (Josey HS)/Georgia Stars | Augusta GA
Stats and Accomplishments: Led his team to a regional championship in his junior year.
About: He is skilled offensively and he uses his ability to score and pass facing the basket to beat taller inside defenders. He also rebounds and finishes well at the rim. —YouTube Video
“Josey’s Kyle Doyle (6’6″) was very effective scoring in the paint off the dribble and in the post, and he repeatedly found teammates for easy baskets when the defense focused on keeping him out of the paint. ” —AugustEagles.blogspot.com 6/12/12
Known Offers: None
Logan Hovey | 6’6” | 205 | Forward | Hagerty HS |Oviedo FL
Committed to Florida Gulf Coast
About: “Some say he’s a tweener, others say he’s a mismatch. Either way, he was quite productive. He connected on open shots from all levels, got above the rim to finish lobs, and pursued the ball coming off the rim at both ends. To move to the wing, Hovey needs to elevate his ball handling against pressure.” —SourceHoops.com 5/16/12
Romelo Banks | 6’9” | 200 | Center | Celebration HS | Kissimmee FL
About: “Banks got most of his points and rebounds on Saturday because of his height and reach advantage but he is no stiff. He’s got a solid body, sprints the floor in transition, and is quick off of his feet for rebounds and blocks. At this point, other than lobs and offensive rebounds, he is not much of a scoring threat. Banks’ best basketball is definitely ahead of him.”–SourceHoops.com 5/16/12
Solomon Mangham | 6’6” | 220 | Small Forward | Woodward Academy | College Park GA
About: 3.5 GPA
Interest: Kennesaw St., Alabama A&M, Boston University, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Colorado, Dartmouth, Elon, Furman, Gardner-Webb, Harvard, Holy Cross, Louisiana Lafayette, Mercer, Presbyterian, Princeton, Radford, Stony Brook, Vermont, Wofford, Yale, Iona, Fairfield, Northeastern, Georgia St., Marist, Florida International, Virginia Commonwealth, Murray St., NC Central, Central Florida, South Carolina, St. Peter’s, Richmond, Manhattan, Denver, Charleston, Rice, Winthrop, Niagara, Boston College, Pennsylvania, Northern Kentucky, Florida Atlantic, Siena, Illinois St., Jacksonville, Quinnipiac, Winthrop, Brown
Getting to know 2013 G/F Solomon Mangham (by Michael McAllister of NationOfOrange.com)
Mark Alstork | 6’4” | 190 | Shooting Guard | Thurgood Marshall HS |Dayton OH
Stats and Accomplishments: 18 PPG and 81.1 FT%.
About: “The Dayton Thurgood Marshall wing stands 6’3 and is a pure mid-range scorer. Alstork is a lockdown defender that is best when pushing the ball, or running the wing, in transition to create easy offense. He still has some work to do on his handle and the consistency of his long range shot but Alstork has big play ability and the streaky scorer can go off at any moment.”–TripleDoubleProspects.com 4/29/12
“Physical and athletic wing that is a pure scorer from anywhere inside twenty feet. Uses both his strength and speed to get to the rim where he finishes plays through contact well. A capable ballhandler with good footwork and understanding of how to create space Mark could be considered a SG very easily. Very smooth jumpshot with a high release and nice rotation that falls consistently from three point range. When he focuses on attacking the rim, instead of settling for tough three pointers, he is an elite prospect. Mark’s biggest challenge right now is finding a way to consistently display that killer instinct that he does have inside him.” TripleDoubleProspects.com 8/25/11
Interest: Kennesaw St., Dayton, Miami (OH) (Does not have an offer from Kennesaw St.)
Tony Kynard | 6’1” | 160 | Point Guard | Rogers HS | Toledo OH
Committed to Bethune-Cookman 8/1/12
Stats and Accomplishments: 13.9 PPG and 8.0 APG.
About: “Arriving at half time of his game due to Toledo traffic the shifty 6’1 ballhandler showed no signs of rust as he dribbled his way to leading his team to a comeback win over Club Ohio. Kynard is a dangerous scorer that can hurt the defense from deep or off the dribble at the rim with his quick changes of speed and direction. Also a gifted passer, Kynard is a pure point guard who does a nice job running the team.” —TripleDoubleProspects.com 6/2/12
“Kynard, from Toledo Rogers, is a 6’1 scoring lead guard that can really make plays off the bounce. He’s a triple threat as a crafty scorer around the rim, a good shooter from deep, and a passer with creative vision. He needs to make sure he takes care of the ball and doesn’t force quick shots but he is instant offense for any team. With his quickness and ability to defend the ball look for Kynard, a sleeper PG in 2013, to be recruited at the Division I level.” —TripleDoubleProspects.com 4/29/12
“Shifty scoring guard that can really handle the ball. Quick crossovers, spins, and other one on one moves make him tough to contain off the dribble as he understands how to create space with changes of speed and direction. Pure shooter with nice follow through that has range out to 25 feet with great confidence. Able to pull up and shoot the jumper, hit the floater, or score around the rim with high arcing layups. Shows true PG skills as well where he can run the team and plays under control when setting up the team offense. Solid defender with quick feet and good length.” —TripleDoubleProspects.com 8/26/11
Clemmye Owens | 6’1” | 185 | Shooting Guard | Rogers HS | Toledo OH
Committed to Bethune-Cookman 8/1/12
Stats and Accomplishments: 18.8 PPG and 5.5 RPG
About: “Owens is strong but undersized at 6’0 for his natural shooting guard role, but the Toledo Rogers product is a flat out winner. Owens is strong when attacking the rim off a reversal in the half court, is great at scoring the ball in transition, can get hot from deep in a hurry, and is a deceptively good passer. Owens is a hustle player that uses his strength and anticipation abilities to make plays defensively and is a glue guy that college coaches from D2 schools and low D1’s are really interested in.” —TripleDoubleProspects.com 4/29/12
“Dead eye shooter with range beyond the NBA line Clemmye is a prolific, but streaky, scorer. Strong body with good quickness he is able to drive straight to the rim and finish through contact. Improving as a ballhandler who can now pull up from mid-range or handle PG duties when needed. Strong defender who uses his foot speed to contain players and his strength to intimidate.” TripleDoubleProspects.com 8/26/11
Deontae Cole | 6’6” | 180 | Small Forward | Central Catholic HS | Toledo OH
About: “Probably Ohio’s best pure set-shooter, Cole doesn’t miss many when he has his feet set on the catch and shoot. He had multiple games of over 4 three’s over the weekend and is shooting with repetition and confidence from deep. Cole also did a nice job as a defender on the wing and in sometimes on the block.” —TripleDoubleProspects.com 5/21/12
Great shooter with a quick release and a quick way of setting his feet Deontae must be guarded anywhere near the NBA three point line. Developing handle where he can now take two dribbles and pull up in the teeth of the defense, where his long 6’5 frame allows him to get the shot off. Versatile offensive player that is effective in the high post as a high-low passing forward who will not miss the 15 foot jumper. Very hard worker who plays with maximum effort on the defensive end and the glass. Well coaching prospect who has a good basketball IQ, willingness to improve, and is a great teammate. Cole has a very good chance to end up at Division I school with his combination of IQ, effort, size, and great shooting ability. As the rest of his perimeter game develops and his feet get quicker he could become and elite prospect in Ohio’s 2013 class. —TripleDoubleProspects.com 8/25/11.
Offers: Northern Kentucky
Jalen Rhea | 6’2” | 170 | Shooting Guard | New Albany HS | New Albany OH
Known Offers: American, James Madison
Bakari Copeland | 6’5” | 205 | Guard/Forward | Arabia Mountain HS | Lithonia GA
Stats and Accomplishments: 15ppg, 3rpg, 4apg and 46% 3pt% during his junior year.
About: Strengths: “Copeland is a long, athletic forward that can get to the basket with ease. He can finish at the basket in the half-court or in transition, as he uses his athleticism to avoid defenders. However, his biggest asset is his three-point shooting. He is also very strong with a nice build. Weaknesses: Despite getting to the rim, Copeland could use some work on his ball-handling in the half-court. Other than that, his defense could improve, too. Either way, this kid is a solid player.” —Future150.com
Interest: Kennesaw St., Chattanooga, Furman, Gardner-Webb, Georgia State, Jacksonville, Presbyterian, Radford, Tulane, Wofford, Charleston Southern, University of Georgia, Middle Tennessee St., Virginia Commonwealth, Arkansas Pine-Bluff, East Tennessee St., Mercer
Ja’Keem Yates | 6’9” | 200 | Power Forward | West Charlotte HS | Charlotte NC
ESPN Grade: 59
About: “Yates is a solid rebounder and can finish in the post with his size.”–BasketballElite.com 12/9/11
Justin Ward | 6’5” | 190 | Shooting Guard/Small Forward | Buckhorn HS | New Market AL
About: Big physical forward that finished well through contact, rebounded the ball well on both ends of the court, has the ability to create off the dribble and knock down shots constantly from 15ft in —OnTheRadarHoops.com 11/16/11
Jordan Capps | 6’6” | 195| Small Forward | Peachtree Ridge HS | Suwanee GA
ESPN Grade: 67
Interest: Kennesaw St., Auburn, Bucknell, University of Georgia, Georgia St., Georgia Tech, Northeastern, William & Mary, Minnesota, Murray St., Clemson, Florida, Illinois, North Florida, Richmond, Appalachian St., Samford
Jahmal Johnson | 6’6” | 200 | Shooting Guard | Walker Valley HS | Cleveland TN
Interest: Kennesaw St.
Stephan Jiggetts | 6’1” | 203 | Shooting Guard | Bishop McNamara HS | Forestville MD
ESPN Grade: 62
About: “Stephan is a true scorer from the perimeter and is continuing to improve. He has range beyond the 3 point line and can shoot the mid-range pull up. He gets by defenders and is crafty to find quality shots. He can also get to the rim and finish. He has added the ability to set up teammates and is showing the ability to keep up on the defensive end. Stephan currently has offers from Jacksonville and Mount St. Mary’s, as well as interest from DePaul, East Carolina, Illinois, Kennesaw State, North Florida, Quinnipiac, Radford, and Yale.” —DMVElite.com
Mike Wolfe | 6’8” | 195 | Power Forward | Georgetown Prep | North Bethesda MD
About: “Practicing on his home floor, Wolfe displayed a few very nice post moves, suggesting that he can play the four spot in college. One weakness for Wolfe is his face-up defense; he’s fine in the paint, but he needs to use his feet better when guarding away from the hoop. ” —EverythingCollegeHoops.blogspot.com 4/10/12
Interest: Kennesaw St., Florida Gulf Coast, High Point, Holy Cross, Radford
Daquan Sampson | 6’7” | 190 | Power Forward | Lawrence Academy | Germantown MD/Massachusetts
Known Offers: Holy Cross
Malik Brewton | 6’0” | ??? | Guard | Byrnes HS | Duncan SC
Known Offers: Appalachian St., Northeastern
Interest: Kennesaw St., Western Carolina, Winthrop, Elon
Ify Imachukwu | 6’0” | 160 | Point Guard | Duluth HS | Duluth GA
Stats and Accomplishments: Made the All-Region 7AAAAA second team
About: “Another 2013 talent that was a pleasant surprise. Very athletic and bouncy prospect who gets to the rim easily and then finishes above it. Not afraid to drive the paint and challenge bigger defenders. Excellent fast break player. Has to avoid tendency to take plays off on defensive end. Overall impressive prospect with bright future.” —SoutheastBasketballAcademy.com
Known Offers: Tennessee St.
Interest: Kennesaw St.
Fred Matthews | 6’5” | 195 | Small Forward | Red Bank HS | Chattanooga TN
About: “Has an improving 3-point shot and jump-out-of-the-gym hops.” —Nooga.com 11/16/11
Harrison Kristofak | 6’0” | 165 | Point Guard | Dominion Christian HS | Marietta GA
Stats: Averaged 23 PPG and 4 APG
Interest: Kennesaw St., Georgia St., Wingate, Lafayette, William Penn
Biggest Offers: Alabama St.
Best Known Schools with Interest: Chattanooga, Georgia St., Savannah St
Atlantic Sun Interest: Mercer