High School Basketball Prospects

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  1. Heretic

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    Class of '18 prospect C.J. Fredrick commits to Iowa

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    Iowa's three-member '17 scholarship class was all White. Fredrick is their second White '18 commit out of two total commits so far.
     
  2. Jack Lambert

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    Good to see Fredrick committed to Iowa. The Hawkeyes are definitely back in CF member's watchlists. It looks like them, Wisconsin, and Notre Dame will all be watchable for years to come.

    Another commit that I like: 2018 PG Ethan Wright committed to Princeton today!! I like the choice; he'll be Princeton's first white commit in the 2018 class, as they already have a black guard committed. Wright will join a 3/4 white 2017 class as well. Princeton will be the team to root for in the Ivy League, along with Penn, Columbia, and Yale (for one more year.)

    In other news, Brock Cunningham committed to Texas. Don't like it. A white player under Shaka Smart is always a bad idea.

    2018 Las Vegas guard Trey Woodbury, a Top 100 player according to Scout, has committed to Marvin Menzies and UNLV. If you recall, Freethinker has made some great posts about Menzies and his remarkable ability to dredge up black players from all corners of the globe while he was New Mexico State's coach. He also played around 1-2 white players in the 5-7 years since we've been tracking him. I think it's another stupid commit. Who knows, maybe he'll actually play there, as the Rebels were awful last year.

    http://247sports.com/Player/Trey-Woodbury-46041384

    Not sure I like McClung to Rutgers. Sure, he'll play major minutes from Day 1, but my goodness, that team is the laughingstock of the Big 10, on the football field and the hardwood. America will never get to see his talents in the NCAA Tourney, as the perennially all-black Scarlet Knights are usually a dumpster fire. Unless Steve Pikiell (their new coach) is able to somehow do the impossible and turn them around. With McClung and Quinnipiac transfer Peter Kiss on the roster, I guess he's at least trying to reach out and recruit white players. I would've much rather liked to have seen McClung wait and see if Gonzaga or Marquette offered before going to Rutgers.
     
  3. Jack Lambert

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    I wish I'd gotten a screenshot, but earlier today when I was looking at Scout, all of their "feature" articles (the ones with pictures at the top of the page, there's about 5 of them at a given time) were on white players!! It's probably the first time on any major recruiting site that all of the athletes in the articles were white guys! I thought it was pretty neat to see that, especially on the basketball page!

    I'm not sure what's gotten into Scout, but I've loved their coverage of the Euro tournaments the past few days. I've also noticed their rankings seem to be more white-friendly than ESPN or Rivals, for the most part. They've also had a fair amount of articles on white athletes too. It's nice just seeing one of the big sites actually giving pretty fair coverage to our guys.

    A couple more tidbits to pass on. Top 100 big Riley Battin is down to six schools: Utah, Ohio State, Davidson, Vandy, Clemson, and Colorado. Any of the schools besides the last two would be fine with me.

    Miller Kopp (who's been mentioned here) has a final grouping of: Butler, Michigan, Northwestern, Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt. I'm hoping he chooses one of the first three on his list.

    Finally, one more recent mid-major commit I really like:

    It is 2018 PG Antonio Rizzuto to Albany. He's the first commit in 2018 for the Great Danes, and adds to their all-white (3/3) 2017 class. Albany also picked up a white Juco player, and looks to be replacing Vermont as the whitest team in the America East.

    https://verbalcommits.com/players/antonio-rizzuto
     
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  4. Shadowlight

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    Rylan Jones is a rare breed. A top 100 white PG for the class of 2019 out of Utah. He is 6'1" and has just committed to play at Utah. I do not have any clue about his mission status (Mormons go on two year missions) and if and when he does one but any time a major school nabs a player like Jones it is a good thing. I think his dad played there. ;)
     
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  5. Jack Lambert

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    I saw the Jones commit, and I'm pretty happy. Even though Krystowiak hasn't had many super "white-friendly" teams as of late, he still does play white players when he gets them. He's got Jaxon Brenchly and Brendan Carlson coming in 2019 as well (they went on their missions right out of HS). Utah will be a good team to monitor going forward. This year they'll even have some white talent to watch.

    A couple of other commits. Top 100 PG AJ Green (who I've posted about in this thread) has committed to Northern Iowa! While Virginia would've been nice too, at Northern Iowa (where he'll play for his dad) he'll start from Day 1 and lead a very white team into the NCAA Tourney for four years.

    http://247sports.com/Player/AJ-Green-46036029

    2018 6'10 center Brady Heiman committed to Nebraska. He's really skinny yet, but he has the potential to be a player down the road. Heiman's commit comes on the heels of Nebraska nabbing talented 2017 Icelandic guard Thorir Thorbjarnarson last week as well. Not too bad a week for the Cornhuskers. Does Miles finally realize he can't ignore white players if he wants to keep his job? Funny concept that. It can be amazing what happens if you don't ignore a huge chunk of the talent pool.

    http://247sports.com/Player/Brady-Heiman-46046582

    https://verbalcommits.com/players/thorir-thorbjarnarson
     
  6. Jack Lambert

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    In a post similar to a college football recruiting post, it's apparently never too early to start recruiting black players, even if they aren't in HS yet! One just committed to DePaul in the class of.... 2022. I'm not making this up. College coaches in both sports continue to push ridiculous boundaries like this, but usually only with black players of course. They barely recruit whitey as it is until his junior/senior year.

    https://twitter.com/nikemeanstreets/status/896160989267283970
     
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    He has been mentioned on this site and now 6'8" 2018 prospect Kristian Sjolund has just committed to Georgia Tech. Versatile and athletic, many point to his upside so lets hope he can flourish at GT.
     
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