2015 WCC Recruiting List

Recent Updates:
Derrick Bruce (Gonzaga): 8/27/14

Mandrell Worthy (Saint Mary’s): 8/27/14

Matisse Thybulle (Gonzaga): 8/27/14

Drew Eubanks (Gonzaga, Portland and San Diego) 8/26/14

Abdul Shanun (Portland) 8/25/14

Jake Lindsey (Saint Mary’s and Gonzaga) 8/25/14

Kevin Puryear (San Diego and USF) 8/22/14

Jordan Dallas (Saint Mary’s) 8/22/14

Blaise Gammon (Santa Clara) 8/21/14

Colin Russell (Portland) 8/19/14

 

Last summer, I constructed a list similar to this with the class of 2014 recruits, however it became out-dated after I stopped updating it.

This time around I will update it year-around, providing you a comprehensive look at all of the prospective recruits in the West Coast Conference. I promise.

I will also organize it a little differently as well, going team-by-team rather than by alphabetical order.

Anyways, please enjoy our 2015 WCC recruiting list. If you have any additions, suggestions, comments or concerns, you can email me at [email protected] or tweet at the handle @westcoastconvo.

 

Brigham Young Cougars

 

2015 Commits: 1
Available Scholarships for 2015: 0

 

Commits

Zac Seljaas (3-star, 6-foot-7, 200 pound Small Forward from Bountiful High School in Bountiful, Utah)

Seljaas committed to BYU very early in the recruiting process, pledging to coach Rose on Apr. 30, 2013. The Bountiful High School product picked the Cougars over offers from San Francisco, Utah and Utah State.

It comes to no surprise that Seljaas, considering both his sister and father have connections to the university, would instantly choose BYU as his destination for college basketball. His sister was a women’s basketball player for BYU in the past, and his father played hoops for BYU-Hawaii in his day. His sister is also married to former Cougar football player Chris Warner.

In his highlight tapes, Seljaas shows a lightning quick shooting stroke and an overall excellent 3-point shot. He also displayed the ability to drive to the basket and finish through contact. He did not appear to possess elite athleticism, his only clear downside.

Last updated: 5/15/2014

 

Offers

 

Interest

Tanner Eubank (NR, 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Paw Paw High School in Paw Paw, Mich.)

Eubank is a prospect that has no listed offers yet, but a bevy of mid-major interest, according to Verbal Commits.
With BYU’s current scholarship situation, it is unlikely they reach out to Eubank.

Updated: 6/19/14

 

Malek Harwell (3-star 6-foot-3 combo guard from Century High School in Pocatello, Idaho)

The Idaho native is reportedly garnering some interest for the Cougars.

He is fringe Pac-12 type player that will find his niche at some school. If a scholarship opens up at BYU by the way of transfer, Rose and his staff might take a closer look at Harwell.

Recently took unofficial visits to Memphis, Colorado and Wyoming. Recently Harwell stated that two schools in particular stand out at this stage: Boise State and Lehigh – based on how hard they have recruited him

Updated: 6/19/2014

 

Tommy McCarthy (3-star, 6-foot-0 point guard from La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif.)

McCarthy is a two-to-three star prospect who has allegedly received from interest from BYU. He’s gotten attention from a good portion of the WCC, as well as some high-major schools.

Unlikely to land at BYU based on scholarship situation.

Updated: 6/19/14

McCarthy posted his final five schools via his twitter account, and the Cougars did not make the list.

Updated: 8/8/14

 

Brock Miller (3-star, 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Brighton High School in Brighton, Utah)

Miller is yet another Utah Prospects player that is on the BYU radar.

With BYU overloaded on scholarship players, it is likely that Miller looks elsewhere, although his Crystal Ball on 247sports.com has BYU at 100 percent with four predictions. He has interest from some Pac-12 teams and offers from Boston College and Utah State, according to Verbal Commits.
He also used an instrumental versions of one of the best songs of all-time in one of his highlight videos. See and hear it for yourself:

Updated: 6/19/14

 

Gonzaga Bulldogs

 

2015 Commits: 1
Available Scholarships for 2015: 3

 

Commits

Jesse Wade (3-star, 6-foot-1, 170 pound point guard from Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah)

Wade verbally committed to Mark Few and the Bulldogs on Oct. 4, 2013, choosing his future school very early in the process.
Technically, Wade is serving a two-year LDS mission before he enrolls at Gonzaga, making 2017-2018 his projected true freshman season. However, his age indicates he is class of 2015, so he will be included here.

Wade was recently invited to the Pangos All-American Camp on May 30 to June 1, a prestigious camp that has showcased the talents of many successful basketball players.

The future Mormon missionary, based on his highlight tapes, has a fluid jump shot that he can create off the dribble. He is reminiscent of former Gonzaga point guard Derek Ravio, based mostly on the way he can create his own shot in creative ways.

Updated: 5/15/2014

 

Offers

 

Isaiah Briscoe (5-star, 6-foot-4, 215 pound shooting guard from Roselle Catholic High School in Newark, NJ.)

Briscoe has a Gonzaga offer but has not been connected to the Zags for quite some time. He cut his list of schools to seven, with Gonzaga not included.

He is a high-major caliber player and will likely end up at a big school in a major conference.

Updated: 7/9/14

 

Chance Comanche (5-star, 6-foot-11, 220 pound center from View Park Preparatory in Los Angeles, Calif.)

Comanche is an elite prospect that holds a GU offer.
With as many top-flight programs pursuing him, the chances of GU landing Comanche is slim. The 247sports.com crystal ball predicts the 6-foot-11 blue-chip center will commit to Arizona, as the Wildcats possess 10 out of the 11 votes on Comanche’s profile.

Updated: 7/9/14

 

Tyler Dorsey (5-star, 6-foot-4, 180 pound shooting guard from St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, Calif.)

Dorsey recently de-committed from Arizona, re-opening his recruitment. The Bulldogs have offered Dorsey, but a bevy of high major schools have lined up for him since de-committing from Arizona. Long story short, fat chance the Zags end up signing the electrifying combo-guard.
Updated: 7/9/14

 

Balsa Dragovic (2-star, 6-foot-10, 210 power forward from Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School in Montebello, Calif.)

This native of Serbia received an offer from Gonzaga in April, along with his high school and AAU teammate with Earl Watson Elite Gligorije Rakocevic.

Dragovic is a stretch four that can shoot the ball well from his position. He would be a solid fit in the GU offense if he decides to play in Spokane.
Updated: 7/16/14

 

Jarvis Johnson (4-star, 6-foot-1, 185 pound point guard from DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis, Minn.)

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have offered Johnson, but it is likely that he ends up in the Big Ten; Johnson’s crystal ball on 247sports.com is 100 percent Minnesota out of 19 picks, and Michigan State and Wisconsin are also hot on his trail.

In the case Gonzaga ends up a serious candidate for his services, Johnson is a speedy point guard who excels at running the break and finding the open player in half-court situations. He has the potential to flourish in Gonzaga’s system and in the WCC if he chooses to come to Spokane.

Updated: 7/9/14

 

Luke Maye (4-star, 6-foot-8, 230 pound power forward from Hough High School in Cornelius, NC.)

Gonzaga offered Maye in the spring, but interest between the East Coast power forward and the Bulldogs has seemingly cooled. Maye has expressed that it will be extremely tough to pry him from the east coast.
He is rumored to be a Virginia lean at this stage.

Updated: 7/13/14

 

Federico Mussini (NR, 6-foot-2 point guard from Reggio, Italy)

According to this article by Sportando.com, Mussini was offered by the Gonzaga Bulldogs in April.

Mussini has been making waves at the FIBA U18 Men’s Basketball Championships, where he turned heads and was named to the All-Tournament team. His 22.6 points per game led all players in the tournament, while also chipping in 4.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. Mussini shot 42.9 percent from 3-point land as well.

Along with Gonzaga, St. Johns, Davidson and Virginia have all offered. Playing overseas remains a reasonable option for Mussini, and he will decided on his future in the near future.

Based on all the work coach Tommy Lloyd has put in recruiting, the Italian point guard is a solid option for the Zags 2015 class.

Updated: 8/8/14

After an impressive campaign at the FIBA U18 Men’s Basketball Championships, rumor is that Mussini is leaning towards staying overseas and earning a decent sized contract with a professional team over playing college basketball in the states. Right now, it appears the biggest challenger to Gonzaga for Mussini’s services is the professional game in Europe rather than a American university.

Updated: 8/17/14

 

Gligorije Rakocevic (NR, 6-foot-10, 255 pound center from Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School in Montebello, Calif.)

This center prospect is flying under the radar, but holds a host of offers from mid-major schools, including the Bulldogs.
It’s unclear where Gonzaga stands with Rakocevic, but it is rumored that he could be a package deal with his teammate Balsa Dragovic.

Updated: 7/16/14

 

Josh Sharma (4-star, 7-foot-0, 210 pound center from Northfield Mount Hermon School in Lexington, Mass.)

Sharma is a very athletic seven-footer from the New England area.

Although the highly sought after prospect holds a GU offer, all signs indicate he will stay east. Sharma recently went on a road trip to visit a host of schools, including Wisconsin, Marquette, Purdue, Illinois and Iowa just to name a few. Seems unlikely he will visit Gonzaga or consider the Bulldogs during his final decision.

Updated: 7/16/14

 

Stephen Thompson Jr. (4-star, 6-foot-4, 165 pound shooting guard from Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, Calif.)

Thompson Jr. has been one of the Zags primary targets for quite some time, and continues to be at this current stage in the recruiting process. Thompson has mentioned the Zags as a school that is recruiting him the hard in a bunch of different recruiting stories.

However, Gonzaga’s momentum with Thompson Jr. could be derailed, considering his father was given an assistant coaching position at Oregon State under head coach Wayne Tinkle. It will be tough for anyone to pry Thompson Jr. away from the Beavers.

In a more positive light, just because someone has an assistant coach on the staff doesn’t necessarily mean he is a lock to commit to that school. In the class of 2012 recruiting cycle, Cullen Neal was a Saint Mary’s commit when his father was an assistant coach at New Mexico. It wasn’t until former UNM head coach Steve Alford left for UCLA and Neal was appointed head coach that the younger Neal decided to flip to the Lobos.

Currently, Oregon State is dominating the 247sports.com crystal ball on Thompson, taking credit for 94 percent (15 out 16) of the predictions.

Update: 7/13/14

 

Matisse Thybulle (6-foot-7, 270 pound shooting guard from Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish, Wash.)

Thybulle was offered by Gonzaga after a reportedly breathtaking performance at the Northwest Premier Showcase at Bellevue College on the weekend of July 12th.

The Eastside Catholic Crusader product is long and bouncy, and would add a different element to the Gonzaga backcourt. At 6-foot-7, the athletic guard can either play the two or three positions, making him a versatile player.

As of late, Thybulle’s recruitment has blown up. Offers from Cal Poly, Portland, Washington, Washington State, Tulsa and Gonzaga have come in the last month or so.

Updated: 7/16/14

Thybulle recently told Aaron Beach of Dawgman.com that his top three schools were Oregon, Washington and Gonzaga, and said that he is “really liking Gonzaga,” in this scout.com article. The Zags are in a good place with the bouncy wing from the other end of the state.

Updated: 7/30/14

According to sources, Thybulle is a Gonzaga lean right now. He will most likely look to commit sometime in the fall.

Updated: 8/8/14

Thybulle told Slipperstillfits.com that he planned on visiting Gonzaga on September 12.

Updated: 8/17/14

Thybulle conversed with WestCoastConvo.com about his recruitment among other things. Read more about it here.

Updated: 8/27/14 

 

Interest

 

Sammy Barnes-Thompkins (3-star, 6-foot-3 185 pound shooting guard from Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix, Ariz.)

After a solid summer, Barnes-Thompkins recruitment has exploded, including some interest from Gonzaga.

Currently, Barnes-Thompkins offer list includes San Jose State, Cal Poly, UC Davis, Rice and Sam Houston State. However, the Phoenix native’s school list could blow up with Michigan, Wichita State, Tulsa, Oklahoma and West Virginia allegedly contacting him.

Updated: 8/8/14

 

Derrick Bruce (3-star, 6-foot-3 165 pound point guard from Elev8 Sports Institute in Delray Beach, Fla.)

On Jim Basnight’s online radio show talking hoops, Talkin’ Hoops, Joel Francisco of ESPN mentions that the Gonzaga staff was interested in Bruce. He starts talking about him at about the 12:25 mark.

Bruce has good size for the point guard position and is explosive in the open court. He reclassified to 2015 and enrolled in a prep school in Florida after suffering an injury last season.

He is rumored to be a bit of an Oregon State lean at this stage.

Updated: 8/27/14

 

Brady Ernst (3-star, 6-foot-8 215 pound power forward from Clinton High School in Clinton, Iowa.)

Mid-major schools all throughout the country have offered the Iowa native, and Gonzaga is interested in the Iowa native, according to recruiting pundit Evan Flood.

Ernst has received some interest from Big Ten schools such as Iowa and Wisconsin, so if the Bulldogs want him they need to make him a priority before he lands at a big state school in the Midwest.

Updated: 8/8/14

 

Drew Eubanks (3-star, 6-foot-10 210 pound power forward from Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Calif.)

Eubanks was a big stock riser in the summer live periods, adding offers from Washington State, San Diego and Portland.
In addition to being a standout pitcher in baseball, Eubanks can run the floor and hit jumpers form outside.
Recently, Eubanks told the Oregonian he is only considering Gonzaga, Portland and Oregon State. The 6-foot-10 post man, who first started playing basketball during his freshman year of high school, is rumored to be an Oregon State lean.

Updated: 8/8/14

A second article from the Oregonian had a conflicting report on the schools Eubanks was considering. This second article indicated that Eubanks was down to Portland, Oregon State and Washington, rather than Gonzaga.

Updated: 8/17/14

According to recruiting pundit Corey Evan, Eubanks is down to Gonzaga, Portland and Oregon State. He will visit OSU on Aug 29, Portland on Sept 5 and a visit to GU is currently in the works. He is a heavy OSU-lean at this stage, as apparent from this recent story by the Oregonian. 

Updated: 8/25/14

Eubanks commited to Oregon State today. Story.

Updated: 8/26/14

 

Malik Fitts (3-star, 6-foot-5 190 pound shooting guard from Damien High School in La Verne, Calif.)

Fitts, a high school teammate of former Gonzaga target and San Diego State commit Jeremy Hemsley, is being recruited by Gonzaga, according to West Coast Hoops twitter account.

The 6-foot-5 two-guard is still developing, and many expect him to be a huge sleeper out west. If Mark Few and his coaching staff identifies this, Fitts might earn an offer. As it stands now, the Bulldogs have different priorities at that position.

Updated: 8/8/14

 

Robert Franks (3-star, 6-foot-7, 210 pound small forward/power forward from Evergreen High School in Vancouver, Wash.)

Franks is a budding prospect from the Northwest that is reportedly receiving some interest from the Bulldogs.

I conversed with Franks earlier this summer, and he indicated that assistant coach Brian Michaelson was touching base with him every so often. He also expressed interest to play in the Pac-12.
Read more about Frank’s recruitment here: http://westcoastconvo.com/2014/05/27/wcc-recruiting-q-robert-franks/

Updated: 7/16/14

 

Nate Grimes (3-star, 6-foot-8 210 pound small forward from Quality Education Academy in Winston-Salem, NC.)

Grimes, a Las Vegas native, has seen his recruitment pick up this summer/spring, and Gonzaga is a school that has been connected with his recruitment.

The 6-foot-8 combo forward is transferring to Quality Education Acadmey for his senior year, the same school that Portland freshman D’Marques Tyson played at for his senior season. The move out east is supposed to help Grimes with his recruitment, and prepare him better for college as a student-athlete.

Gonzaga has been seen watching Grimes and his AAU team, and it was announced through twitter that a coach on the Gonzaga staff visited him.

Updated: 8/8/14

 

Malek Harwell (3-star, 6-foot-3 combo guard from Century High School in Pocatello, Idaho)

Harwell is a fringe Pac-12 player that has garnered some interest from several schools across the country.

He recently went on unofficial visits to Memphis and Colorado, and has an offer from the latter. Harwell is this article (scout.com $$$) stated that two schools in particular stand out at this stage: Boise State and Lehigh – based on how hard they have recruited him.

If Gonzaga offers, expect mutual interest to pick up between the two. Harwell was at Gonzaga’s basketball camp last summer with his high school team.

Updated: 7/16/14

 

Jake Lindsey (3-star, 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Olympus High School in Salt Lake City, Utah)

Lindsey, who is the son of Utah Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey, is receiving interest from the Gonzaga staff and according to SlipperStillFits.com, he has emerged as a key prospect for the Zags moving forward.

This article from Scout.com confirms, this as Lindsey lists Gonzaga as one of the schools recruiting him the hardest.

Lindsey, who can play both guard positions, has a few high major offers; one from Utah and another from Baylor. If the Zags jump in with Lindsey, expect mutual interest between the two parties to increase significantly.

Updated: 8/8/14

Committed to Baylor today. 

Updated: 8/25/14

 

Tommy McCarthy (3-star, 6-foot-0 point guard from La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif.)

McCarthy is a mid-major type prospect (at the moment) that is reportedly receiving some interest from Gonzaga.
It is rumored that Gonzaga wants a point guard in the 2015 or 2016 class, which bodes well for McCarthy offer wise. However, there have been no indications that the staff is honing in on the San Diego area prospect.

Based on scouting reports, it appears McCarthy lacks the athleticism to play in a major conference, but has an overall grasp of the game. On that assumption, McCarthy could be a great fit in the WCC.

Updated: 7/16/14

McCarthy posted his final five schools via his twitter account, and the Zags did not make the list.

Updated: 8/8/14

 

Kaveon Moore (NR, 6-foot-4 shooting guard form Independence High School in Glendale, Ariz.)

According to Arizona Preps, Goznaga is “expressing serious interest” in this under-the-radar combo guard from the Phoenix area. Moore is a late bloomer, emerging as a potential college prospect after receiving little looks prior.
In this article from the aforementioned source, he is compared to current Santa Clara sophomore Jalen Richard.

Updated: 8/9/14

 

Cody Schwartz (3-star, 6-foot-8, 190 pound power forward from West De Pere High School in De Pere, Wisc.)

Although Gonzaga has not offered Schwartz, the Bulldogs have a very good chance of landing him if they chose to do so. 247sports.com recruiting analyst Evan Flood said on twitter that Gonzaga will be a major player for Schwartz if they offer, and it will likely be between the Zags and Creighton.

It was later reported that Schwartz was being recruited the hardest by Gonzaga, Creighton and San Jose State.

Schwartz is a long and lanky combo forward that excels at shooting the ball from long range. He reminds one vaguely of current Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer based on that skill.

Updated: 7/16/14

 

Kahlil Simplis (2-star, 6-foot-0, 165 pound point guard from Campbell Hall High School in North Hollywood, Calif.)

Simplis has allegedly earned some interest from the Bulldogs throughout the recruiting cycle.

At this stage, the 2-star prospect is still developing. Nonetheless, offers from a host of mid-major schools have come his way. If continues to develop, Gonzaga might come knocking on his door.

Updated: 7/16/14

 

Tres Tinkle (4-star, 6-foot-7 215 pound Small Forward from Missoula Hellgate High School in Missoula, Mont.)

Tinkle is a Pac-12 caliber player, who reportedly has some interest from Mark Few and the Bulldogs.

The 6-foot-7 4-star prospect is the son of Wayne Tinkle, who was recently hired as the head coach at Oregon State. Many expect Tinkle to join his father in Corvallis to recreate what Doug McDermott and his father had at Creighton.

In this recent article from the Oregonian, Gonzaga is mentioned as a school showing interest in Tinkle, but it appears the Bulldogs are a long shot with Tinkle, although his sister Elle Tinkle is a senior on the women’s basketball team at Gonzaga.

Updated: 8/3/14

 

Derrick Smits (3-star, 7-foot-0, 215 pound center from Zionsville High School in Zionsville, Ind.)

Smits, the son of the “Dunkin’ Dutchman” Rik Smits, has apparently been recruited hard by Gonzaga.

With NBA lineage, Smits has basketball in his blood. The seven-footer is rumored to be a Butler lean, but he put that to rest in this article, claiming that Butler has not recruited him for about a year and the school’s center position has been filled. Also in the article, Gonzaga is mentioned as a school actively recruiting Smits, and Purdue is stated as the school recruiting him the hardest.

 

Mandrell Worthy (NR, 6-foot-2 180 pound shooting guard from Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish, Wash.)

Worthy is flying under-the-radar compared to his high school and AAU teammate Mattisse Thybulle, but Gonzaga is reportedly showing Worthy some love lately.

With Gonzaga’s 2014 class, which features three guards, Gonzaga might be an unappealing situation for Worthy. Possibly, a school like Seattle, Montana State and Idaho – his current offers according to Verbal Commits, or another WCC school if they choose to offer, would be a better fit.

Updated: 8/8/14

Loyola Marymount Lions

 

2015 Commits: 0
Available Scholarships for 2015: 3

 

Offers

 

Noah Blackwell (3-star, 6-foot-1, 180 pound point guard from Woodcreek High School in Roseville, Calif.)

Blackwell, a rising point guard in the Sacramento, Calif. area, has landed an offer from head coach Mike Dunlap and the LMU Lions.

While Blackwell has a host of WCC interest, he has also garnered a lot of high-major offers. Oregon State is allegedly very interested in him and Arizona State recently offered Blackwell.

Updated: 7/16/14

 

Jordan Dallas (3-star, 6-foot-10, 200 pound power forward from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, Calif.)

Dallas is a Southern California product that holds an offer from LMU.

The up and coming prospect apparently is receiving more and more interest from high-major schools, such as Clemson, Washington State, Washington and Utah.

Updated: 7/28/14

Dallas unofficially visited LMU on August 6 along with his high school teammate Ke’Jhan Feagin. Could Mike Dunlap and the Lions be making Dallas a priority for next season?

Updated: 8/8/14

 

Malek Harwell (3-star, 6-foot-3 combo guard from Century High School in Pocatello, Idaho)

Harwell is a fringe Pac-12 player that has garnered some interest from several schools across the country.

He recent went on unofficial visits to Memphis and Colorado, and has an offer from the latter. Harwell stated in an article from scout.com that two schools in particular stand out at this stage: Boise State and Lehigh – based on how hard they have recruited him. Despite that, the same article states Harwell is drawing a lot of interest from LMU as well.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Rozelle Nix (NR, 6-foot-11, 335 pound center from Pensacola Junior College in Pensacola, Fla.)

This bid-bodied center has seen his recruitment pick up nicely recently, earning an offer from Loyola Marymount on July 17.

Nix played his high school ball at Kingdom Prep Academy, where he played with current Lion guard Evan Payne and former Lion guard Nino Jackson. LMU center Patson Siame also played at Kingdom Prep.

Updated: 7/29/14

 

Brady Twombly (2-star, 6-foot-6, 200 pound small forward from La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif.)

Twombly is a rising small forward prospect in the San Diego area, and is currently being courted by the LMU Lions. He picked up an offer from Dunlap and his staff earlier in the spring, and took an unofficial visit to the Lions on May 15.

Updated: 7/28/14

 

Interest

 

Ke’Jhan Feagin (3-star, 5-foot-11 155 pound point guard from Long Beach Polytechnic School in Long Beach, Calif.)

Feagin, who is a teammate of fellow Lion target Jordan Dallas, unofficially visited LMU’s campus on August 6. It’s possible that the two players will become a package deal to the next level, and LMU hosted both of these players on an unofficial helps the Lions chances in that respect.

ESPN thinks highly of the Long Beach product, rating him a three-star while the other recruiting services do not have a profile on him. While he needs to improve his game management, ESPN describes Feagin as an exciting prospect – especially on the offensive end of the floor.

Updated: 8/8/14

 

Tommy McCarthy (3-star, 6-foot-0 point guard from La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif.)

McCarthy is currently primarily a mid-major caliber prospect who is just begging for interest to pick up with WCC schools. His game is tailor-made to excel in the WCC, and Mike Dunlap and the Lions seemingly has identified this.
Right now, McCarthy only holds offers from San Francisco, and some Big West and Big Sky schools. According to this article from scout.com, LMU is recruiting McCarthy, but we cannot confirm an offer.

Updated: 8/1/14

McCarthy posted his final five schools via his twitter account, and the Lions did not make the list.

Updated: 8/8/14

 

Pacific Tigers

 

2015 Commits: 1
Available Scholarships for 2015: 1

 

Commits

 

Anthony Townes (2-star, 6-foot-5, 200 pound small forward from Modesto Christian High School in Modesto, Calif.)

Townes is a raw, but athletic undersized big man from the Stockton area.

Out of Modesto Christian High School, a local school in the area, Townes will join former teammates T.J. Wallace and Raymond Bowles at Pacific.

Based on his highlight tapes, Bowles pure athleticism is clear. His repertoire of skills did not appear to be that vast, but looked to be a high energy floor runner that can provide the Tigers a boost in transition when the time comes.
According to Verbal Commits, Townes passed up an offer at San Jose State to play at Pacific.

Updated: 5/15/2014

 

Offers

 

Juwan Anderson (2-star, 6-foot-0, 155 pound point guard from Suffield Academy in Oakland, Calif.)

Point guard appears to be a priority for Ron Verlin and the Tigers in the 2015 recruiting class, and Anderson is a name on the Tigers radar.

Anderson currently holds offers from low-to-high-major schools, but interest should pick up within the West Coast Conference should pick up in due time.

Updated: 7/29/14

 

Paris Austin (3-star, 5-foot-11, 155 pound point guard from Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, Calif.)

Austin, an undersized but electric point guard, holds an offer from Pacific and host of other schools on the west coast.

At the moment, Austin is a fringe mid-major to high-major player that could blow up on the recruiting front at some point. An offer from Florida State is a big indicator of that.

Updated: 7/29/14

 

Noah Blackwell (3-star, 6-foot-1, 180 pound point guard from Woodcreek High School in Roseville, Calif.)

Blackwell, a point guard from the Sacramento area, earned an offer from the Pacific on July 28, who decided they would make a run at the sought after local floor general.

The Roseville, Calif. native has a lot of potential, and many high-major schools have identified that and offered Blackwell, including Oregon State, Arizona State, Washington State and Maryland. If the Tigers make Blackwell a priority, which they might end up doing, Blackwell might end up in Stockton. However, it appears Blackwell is destined for a Pac-12 caliber program.

Updated: 7/29/14

 

Jordan Dallas (3-star, 6-foot-10, 200 pound power forward from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, Calif.)

Dallas is a Southern California product that holds an offer from the Tigers.

The up and coming prospect apparently is receiving more and more interest from high-major schools, such as Clemson, Washington State, Washington and Utah. However, with Pacific’s current big man situation, Dallas could come in right away at Pacific and make an immediate impact. The other schools on his offer list cannot necessarily offer this.

Updated: 7/29/14

 

Max Hazzard (3-star, 6-foot-0, 160 pound point guard from Loyola High School in Los Angles, Calif.)

While he is undersized compared to the stereotypical Division I point guard, Hazzard is described as a gamer, who is pound-for-pound as tough as any player on the west coast.

Currently, Hazzard only has mid-major offers, but his recruitment could pick up with some Pac-12 interest. However, as it stands, the chances of Hazzard landing at a WCC school like Pacific is relatively high.

Updated: 7/29/14

 

Kyle Leufroy (3-star, 6-foot-2, 170 pound shooting guard from St. Francis High School in La Canada, Calif.)

Leufroy has seen his recruitment pick up immensely this summer, with a host of mid-major schools offering him. Among those schools is Pacific, who offered him on July 20.

Updated: 7/29/14

 

Tommy McCarthy (3-star, 6-foot-0 point guard from La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif.)

McCarthy is currently primarily a mid-major caliber prospect who is just begging for interest to pick up with WCC schools. His game is tailor-made to excel in the WCC, and Ron Verlin and the Tigers seemingly identified this when Pacific extended an offer to McCarthy on July 29.

Right now, McCarthy only holds offers from San Francisco, and some Big West and Big Sky schools.

Updated: 7/29/14

McCarthy posted his final five schools via his twitter account, and the Tigers did not make the list.

Updated: 8/8/14

 

Interest

 

Vinnie Safin (2-star, 6-foot-4, 185 pound shooting guard from Rocklin High School in Rocklin, Calif.)

Safin, who is a native of the Sacramento Area, has been on Pacific’s radar for quite some time, according to this interview West Coast Convo did with him earlier in the spring.

As a local guy, an offer may come, but as of now he appears to be more of a back-up plan. After all, Pacific only has only scholarship to expend for the 2015 recruiting cycle.

Updated: 7/29/14

 

Jordan Roberson (NR, 6-foot-5, 160 pound shooting guard from Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova, Calif.)

Roberson, a slender two-guard from the Sacramento metro area, has been recruited by Ron Verlin and the Tigers, according to Verbal Commits.

According to this article (midmajorreport), Roberson was visited by the Pacific staff at one of his practices – or more than one, it wasn’t very specific. Also, Roberson stated he has unofficially visited Pacific.

Updated: 7/29/14

 

Collin Russell (NR, 6-foot-8 power forward from Folsom High School in Folsom, Calif.)

Russell is reportedly has garnered some interest from the Pacific Tigers.

UC Davis is currently the only school to offer Russell, but don’t be surprised to see a WCC school (like Portland and Pacific) to swoop in a snag him.

Updated: 7/29/14

 

Pepperdine Waves

 

2015 Commits: 0
Available Scholarships for 2015: 0

 

Offers

 

Jimbo Lull (3-star, 6-foot-11, 235 pound center from the New Hampton School in New Hampton, NH.)

Lull – a Palo Verdes, Calif., native – has a Pepperdine offer for 2015, according to Verbal Commits.

While interest between Lull and Pepperdine appear to be dwindling since said offer, Lull is a player that seems destined for a niche conference such as the WCC. However, more offers and interest could be coming Lull’s way when he moves to the East Coast (the New Hampton Prep School) for more notoriety and overall eyes on him.

If a scholarship opens up for Pepperdine, don’t be surprised to see the Waves make a run at Lull, especially if a big man departs from the roster.

Updated: 7/29/14

 

Jean Marc Christ Koumadje (NR, 7-foot-4, 201 pound center from Village Christian High School in Sun Valley, Calif.)

Koumadje, an towering 7-foot-4 center originally from Dakar, Senegal, has seen his stock skyrocket this summer, landing him offers from Washington, Louisville, Tennessee, UCLA and UConn.

This polarizing prospect with an unpredictable story (read about him here) looks to be slipping out of Pepperdine’s reach. It appears he may be destined for a factory school, especially one that could use a 7-foot-4 center.

Updated: 7/29/14

 

Nuwr’iyl Williams (4-star 6-foot-2, 190 pound shooting guard from Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, Calif.)

The Waves have zero open scholarships, but it didn’t stop them from offering Williams, an undersized but explosive scoring guard from Southern California.

With offers from several high-major schools, such as Oregon and Louisville, Williams’s chances of landing in Malibu are slim. Long story short, Williams appears to be slightly out of Pepperdine’s league.

Williams transferred to Village Christian in the Los Angeles area after playing his junior season at Monteverde Academy, a powerhouse prep school in Florida.

Updated: 7/29/14

Interest

 

Quinton Adlesh (NR, 6-foot-0, 185 pound point guard from Mission College Preparatory School in San Luis Obispo, Calif.)

Adlesh, a budding prospect with many offers from low-to-mid-major schools, is being contacted by the Waves, according to Verbal Commits.

According to ESPN’s scouting report, Adlesh is impressive from a physical standpoint, but pundits question his upside. Sounds like the makeup of a WCC type player to me.

Updated: 7/29/14

 

J.T. Gibson (NR, 6-foot-2, 170 pound shooting guard from Champlin Park High School in Brooklyn Park, Minn.)

Gibson, who already holds plenty of offers and claims a bunch of interest from schools in the Midwest, is reportedly being recruited by Pepperdine as well. An interview that Gibson claims interest from the Waves can be found here.

Updated: 7/29/14

 

C.J. Hankins (3-star, 6-foot-3 point guard from 180 pound point guard from Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif.)

A year ago, Hankins said he had heard from Pepperdine in this article, but the public has not heard anything since between the University and Hankins.

If a scholarship opens up for the Waves, and the team feels the need to fill the point guard position, do not be surprised to see Pepperdine give Hankins a call.

Updated: 7/29/14

 

Tommy McCarthy (3-star, 6-foot-0 point guard from La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif.)

McCarthy is currently primarily a mid-major caliber prospect who is just begging for interest to pick up with WCC schools. His game is tailor-made to excel in the WCC, and Pepperdine has been keeping an eye on him, according to Verbal Commits.

Right now, McCarthy only holds offers from San Francisco, and some Big West and Big Sky schools.

Updated: 7/29/14

McCarthy posted his final five schools via his twitter account, and the Waves did not make the list.

Updated: 8/8/14

 

Clifton Powell Jr. (3-star, 6-foot-3, 165 pound point guard from Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Calif.)

This Los Angeles area product is reportedly being recruited by Pepperdine.

Apparently Powell really loves USC, according to an article from scout.com. If the Trojans pass on him, maybe he could stay close to home (kind of) and head to Malibu for his college ball.

Updated: 7/29/14

 

Rogers Printup (NR, 6-foot-4, 190 pound shooting guard from Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif.)

Printup is a high school teammate of fellow Wave target C.J. Hankins.

Currently Printup has some offers from some Big Sky and Big West schools, but an offer from a WCC school would be towards the top of his listed offers, presumably. Printup is described as a rising prospect out west, and could earn an offer in due time.

Updated: 7/29/14

 

Jason Richardson (NR, 6-foot-2, 185 pound point guard from Junipero Serra Catholic High School in Gardena, Calif.)

Pepperdine is reportedly showing interest in Jason Richardson, a mid-major caliber point guard from Southern California.

Richardson is described as a physical and vocal point guard who can create his own shot or his teammate’s by driving in the lane with a mission. He would be a seemless transition from current Pepperdine point guard Jeremy Major based on that description, assuming a scholarship opens up for 2015 and the Waves decide to use it on a point guard.

Updated: 7/29/14

 

Jordan Roberson (NR, 6-foot-5, 160 pound shooting guard from Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova, Calif.)

Roberson, a slender two-guard from the Sacramento metro area, has been recruited by Pepperdine, according to Verbal Commits.

However, Pepperdine has not been mentioned in connection with Roberson in quite some time, questioning how involved the Waves are.

Updated: 7/29/14

 

Kahlil Simplis (2-star, 6-foot-0, 165 pound point guard from Campbell Hall High School in North Hollywood, Calif.)

Simplis has allegedly earned some interest from the Wave’s throughout the recruiting cycle, despite not having any scholarships open for 2015 currently.

At this stage, the 2-star prospect is still developing. Nonetheless, offers from a host of mid-major schools have come his way. Simplis said Pepperdine was one of the schools recruiting him the hardest in an interview,  and said he has taken an unofficial visit to the school. Pepperdine was one of the 5-10 schools he “liked,” in the same article.

Updated: 7/29/14

 

Garrett Thibodeaux (NR, 6-foot-8, 220 pound small forward from Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Tex.)

Thibodeaux, who is a tweener forward that can shoot and handle the ball with success, is reportedly receiving interest from Pepperdine.

He currently holds an offer from Tulsa, which is currently his best offer.

Updated: 7/29/14

 

Portland Pilots

 

2015 Commits: 1
Available Scholarships for 2015: 5

 

Commits

 

Jazz Johnson (NR, 5-foot-11 point guard from Lake Oswego High School in Lake Oswego, Ore.)

The Pilots landed a local kid for their first commit of the 2015 recruiting cycle. Johnson, who pledged to the Pilots in June of 2013, is a 5-foot-11 point guard with a wide frame.

Johnson has hopped around the Portland high school basketball community, starting out at Benson High School, transferring to Milwaukie Academy of the Art’s his sophomore year and moving on to Lake Oswego High School for his junior year.

Johnson isn’t going to jump out at you on tape, but he shows a knack for finding the open player and possesses a smooth jumper, especially in the mid-range. Allegedly wants to study computer-based engineering in college; sounds like a smart kid.

Last Updated: 6/19/14

 

Offers

 

Juwan Anderson (2-star, 6-foot-0, 155 pound point guard from Suffield Academy in Suffield, CT.)x

Anderson is a name on the Pilots radar, earning an offer from the school, which he confirmed in this story.

Anderson, a native of Oakland, Calif., currently holds offers from low-to-high-major schools, but interest should pick up within the West Coast Conference should pick up in due time.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Nick Blair (3-star, 6-foot-5 185 pound small forward from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nev.)

Blair has received offers from a bevy of mid-major schools on the West Coast and in the Midwest, along with a recent offer from Arizona State.

The Sin City product plays on a stacked team, consisting of top-10 prospects Chase Jeter and Stephen Zimmerman.
In this article from the Las-Vegas Review Journal, Blair is considering Arizona State, California, Louisiana Tech, Nevada, Oregon State, Portland, Rice, Tulsa and Utah. Blair is certainly a name to watch moving forward.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Drew Eubanks (3-star, 6-foot-10 210 pound power forward from Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Calif.)

Eubanks was a big stock riser in the summer live periods, adding offers from Washington State, San Diego and Portland.

In addition to being a standout pitcher in baseball, Eubanks can run the floor and hit jumpers form outside.

In this article, Portland was mentioned as one of the teams that was talking to Eubanks the most.

Updated: 7/30/14

In an article from scout.com, Eubanks said he is only seriously considering six schools: Portland, Oregon State, Gonzaga, Washington, California and San Diego. Good news for the Pilots.

Updated: 8/1/14

Today, Oregon State offered Eubanks spots on its baseball and basketball rosters. This could be a huge development in his recruitment.

Updated: 8/1/14

Recently, Eubanks told the Oregonian he is only considering Gonzaga, Portland and Oregon State. The 6-foot-10 post man, who first started playing basketball during his freshman year of high school, is rumored to be an Oregon State lean.

Updated: 8/8/14

A second article from the Oregonian had a conflicting report on the schools Eubanks was considering. This second article indicated that Eubanks was down to Portland, Oregon State and Washington, rather than Gonzaga.

Updated: 8/17/14

According to recruiting pundit Corey Evan, Eubanks is down to Gonzaga, Portland and Oregon State. He will visit OSU on Aug 29, Portland on Sept 5 and a visit to GU is currently in the works. He is a heavy OSU-lean at this stage, as apparent from this recent story by the Oregonian. 

Updated: 8/25/14

Eubanks commited to Oregon State todayStory.

Updated: 8/26/14

 

Robert Franks (3-star, 6-foot-7, 210 pound small forward/power forward from Evergreen High School in Vancouver, Wash.)

Franks is a budding prospect from the Northwest that has been recruited very heavily by the Pilot coaching staff.

I conversed with Franks earlier this summer, and he indicated that assistant coach Eric Jackson was touching base with him about five times per week. He said playing close to home (Portland and Vancouver are only about 15 minutes away) was something that is intriguing to him, but said overall he wants to play in the Pac-12.
Read more about Franks’ recruitment here: http://westcoastconvo.com/2014/05/27/wcc-recruiting-q-robert-franks/

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Travis Fuller (NR, 6-foot-8 205 pound small forward from La Costa Canyon High School in San Diego, Calif.)

Fuller very recently received an offer from the Pilots, and interest has been picking up rapidly for the sharpshooting Fuller.

If a big name school offers Fuller, don’t be surprised to see his recruitment pick up even faster.

Fuller is a tall wing that could potentially develop into a stretch four with the right coaching and training.

Updated: 7/30/14

Fuller trimmed his list to six schools today, and the Pilots made the cut, along with Princeton, Wyoming, Yale, UC Santa Barbara and Brown.

Updated: 8/8/14
Malek Harwell (3-star, 6-foot-3 combo guard from Century High School in Pocatello, Idaho)

Harwell is a fringe Pac-12 player that has garnered some interest from several schools across the country.
He recent went on unofficial visits to Memphis and Colorado, and has an offer from the latter. Recently Harwell stated that two schools in particular stand out at this stage: Boise State and Lehigh – based on how hard they have recruited him.

Portland has reportedly offered Harwell, according to this story on him, but haven’t been mentioned as a school that stands out in his recruitment. While that can change, things do not look great for the Pilots with Harwell.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Scott Hastings (2-star, 6-foot-7 210 pound power forward from Lynden High School in Lynden, Wash.)

Portland recently offered the stretch four from the Pacific Northwest, along with Portland State.

Hastings was named to the Class 2A 2014 AP Washington first-team all-state basketball team as a junior.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Terrence Johnson (NR, 6-foot-3 190 pound shooting guard from Cienega High School in Tuscon, Ariz.)

Johnson, a prospect from the state of Arizona, holds a Portland offer, along with Weber State, Northern Colorado and Northern Arizona.

It is rumored that Johnson could play both football and Basketball in college, which does not bode well for the football-less Pilots.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Darryl McDowell-White (NR, 6-foot-0 shooting guard from Brisbane, Australia)

This prospect from down under earned a scholarship offer from Portland, along with Hawaii.

McDowell-White, has a younger brother, William, who has also received offers from the aforementioned schools. Package deal? One must wonder.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Collin Russell (NR, 6-foot-8 power forward from Folsom High School in Folsom, Calif.)

Russell reportedly has garnered some interest from the Portland Pilots.

UC Davis is currently the only school to offer Russell, but don’t be surprised to see a WCC school (like Portland and Pacific) to swoop in a snag him.

Updated: 7/30/14

Russell was offered by the University of Portland tonight, according to Verbal Commits.

Updated: 8/18/14

 

Michael Oguine (3-star, 6-foot-0, 160 pound point guard from Chaminade College Preparatory School in Reseda, Calif.)

The Pilots watched Oguine play a few times last summer, according to Scout.com, and the following spring Oguine earned an offer from the Pilots.

Oguine recently led his high school team to a Division III CIF State Championship, scoring 26 points and nabbing 12 rebounds in a 71-51 over Sir Francis Drake. He also nailed a 3-pointer well behind the arc at the buzzer to send his team to the State title game, along with scoring 32 points.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Kahlil Simplis (2-star, 6-foot-0, 165 pound point guard from Campbell Hall High School in North Hollywood, Calif.)

Simplis holds a Portland offer, according to Verbal Commits.

At this stage, the 2-star prospect is still developing. Nonetheless, offers from a host of mid-major schools have come his way. Simplis claimed Portland was one of the schools the five or ten schools he liked, one of the schools that has watched him play and one of the schools that has shown him strong interest in this article. Portland was mentioned as a team showing him strong interest in this more recent article. 

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Matisse Thybulle (3-star, 6-foot-7 185 pound shooting guard from Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish, Wash.)

This bouncy wing from Sammamish, Wash. (shoutout to my hometown) has seen his recruitment blow up this summer, gaining interest and offers from several Pac-12 caliber schools. Thybulle listed Gonzaga, Oregon and Washington as his top three to Aaron Beach of Dawgman.com; Portland appears to be a longshot for Thybulle at this point.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Interest

 

Tyrell Alcorn (NR, 6-foot-0 point guard from El Cerrito High School in El Cerrito, Calif.)

According to a past tweet from Josh Gershon, a recruiting analyst from Scout.com, the Pilots have given the point guard from California a look.

With Jazz Johnson already in the fold for the Pilots 2015 class, it seems unlikely Alcorn will be offered by the Pilots. Even if he was, throwing Johnson in the situation vastly complicates everything.

Updated: 8/8/14

 

Paris Austin (3-star, 5-foot-11, 155 pound point guard from Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, Calif.)

Austin, an undersized but electric point guard, is reportedly receiving interest from Portland and host of other schools on the west coast.

At the moment, Austin is a fringe mid-major to high-major player that could blow up on the recruiting front at some point. An offer from Florida State is a big indicator of that.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

David Cooper (NR, 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Tumwater High School in Tumwater, Wash.)

Cooper is reportedly receiving interest from Portland, along with Boise State.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Jordan Dallas (3-star, 6-foot-10, 200 pound power forward from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, Calif.)

Dallas is a Southern California product that is receiving interest from the University of Portland.

The up and coming prospect apparently is receiving more and more interest from high-major schools, such as Clemson, Washington State, Washington and Utah

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Tanner Eubank (NR, 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Paw Paw High School in Paw Paw, Mich.)

Eubank is a prospect that has no listed offers yet, but a bevy of mid-major interest, according to Verbal Commits and this article, which states Portland was one of the schools recruiting him the most.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

C.J. Hankins (3-star, 6-foot-3 point guard from 180 pound point guard from Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif.)

Hankins has received some interest from Portland, according to Verbal Commits. How much interest the Pilots are showing is unknown.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Hayden Howell (NR, 6-foot-7 210 pound power forward from Carl Albert High School in Midwest City, Okla.)

According to Verbal Commits, the Portland Pilots are showing interest in the Oklahoma native.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Colby Koontz (NR, 6-foot-10 220 pound power forward from Pioneer High School in Enid, Okla.)

Koontz is being recruited by Portland according to Verbal Commits, along with a host of schools in the Midwest and Santa Clara.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Tommy McCarthy (3-star, 6-foot-0 point guard from La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif.)

McCarthy is currently primarily a mid-major caliber prospect who is just begging for interest to pick up with WCC schools. His game is tailor-made to excel in the WCC, and Eric Reveno and the Pilots has seemingly identified this with reported interest.

Right now, McCarthy only holds offers from San Francisco, and some Big West and Big Sky schools.

Updated: 7/30/14

McCarthy posted his final five schools via his twitter account, and the Pilots did not make the list.

Updated: 8/8/14

 

Matt Neufield (NR, 6-foot-11 210 pound center from Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, Kan.)

Neufield, who is originally from Vancouver, Canada, has received interest from the University of Portland for quite some time. That isn’t even an exaggeration, as Neufield was originally a class of 2014 prospect, but reclassified and transferred to Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita.

Neufield currently only holds an offer from American.

Updated: 8/8/14

 

Rogers Printup (NR, 6-foot-4, 190 pound shooting guard from Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif.)

Printup is a high school teammate of fellow Pilot target C.J. Hankins at Orange Lutheran.

Currently Printup has some offers from some Big Sky and Big West schools, but an offer from a WCC school would be towards the top of his listed offers, presumably. Printup is described as a rising prospect out west, and could earn an offer in due time.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Jordan Roberson (NR, 6-foot-5, 160 pound shooting guard from Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova, Calif.)

Roberson, a slender two-guard from the Sacramento metro area, has been recruited by Portland, according to Verbal Commits.

According to this article (midmajorreport), Roberson was visited by the Portland staff at one of his practices and the Pilots were mentioned as a team that was recruiting him the hardest. He stated that he planned on visiting Portland.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Vinnie Safin (2-star, 6-foot-4, 185 pound shooting guard from Rocklin High School in Rocklin, Calif.)

Safin, who is a native of the Sacramento Area, has been a ton of mutual interest with Portland, and assistant coach Colin Pfaff has been talking to him regularly.

Bryce Pressley and Safin are friendly with eachother, and Safin said he has heard great things about the Portland program. Hear more about Safin’s recruitment in this story by West Coast Convo. 

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Abdul Shanun (NR, 6-foot-8 200 pound power forward from Balboa City School in San Diego, Calif.)

This native of Ghana has seen his recruitment pickup greatly in the summer, and according to Full-Time Hoops Portland is keeping an eye on the raw but athletic power forward.

Updated: 7/30/14

Shanun passed away on Saturday afternoon, drowning in Mission Bay after his Kayak capsized. West Coast Convo is saddened to hear the death of Shanun, and our condolences go out to his friends and family.

Updated: 8/25/14

 

Brian Simmons (NR, 5-foot-10 165 pound shooting guard from Junipero Serra Catholic High School in Gardena, Calif.)

Simmons is receiving interest for the University of Portland, along with Northern Arizona and Montana State, according to Verbal Commits.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Ryan Stewart (2-star, 6-foot-9 220 pound center from St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School in Vallejo, Calif.)

This under-the-radar post man from Northern California is reportedly receiving interest from the University of Portland, along with Saint Mary’s and a host of other schools on the West Coast.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Brady Twombly (2-star, 6-foot-6, 200 pound small forward from La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif.)

Twomby is a rising small forward prospect in the San Diego area, and is currently being courted by the Portland Pilots, according to Verbal Commits.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Lamont Walker (NR, 6-foot-5 180 pound small forward from Morgan Park High School in Chicago, Ill.)

Walker, a 6-foot-5 wing from Chicago, is reportedly being contacted by the University of Portland, according to Verbal Commits.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Deon Whiteside (NR, 6-foot-5 185 pound small forward from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nev.)

Whiteside, an athletic wing that is often over shadowed by his blue-chip teammates – particularly Chase Jeter and Stephen Zimmerman, is receiving interest from Portland, along with some other schools.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Saint Mary’s Gaels

 

2015 Commits: 1
Available Scholarships for 2015: 2
(Due to NCAA sanctions, the Gaels are only allotted 11 scholarships for the 2015-2016 season.)

 

Commits

 

Tanner Krebs (NR, 6-foot-4 point guard from the Australian Institute of Sport)

The Saint Mary’s-Australia pipeline is kept alive, as Randy Bennett has possibly his next great lead guard from down under.

Tanner Krebs, who is originally from Hobart, Australia, should be a nice addition to the Gaels future squad. He allegedly is a solid shooter that can make plays off the dribble. In an interview, he claims to have scored 63 points in a fixture, showing just how potent of a player he could end up being.

Last Updated: 6/19/14

 

Kyle Clark (NR, 6-foot-5 small forward from the Australian Institute of Sport)

It started as a rumor on message boards and was later confirmed by Verbal Commits and AUSA.com, but Tanner Krebs AIS counterpart Kyle Clark will join him at Saint Mary’s, continuing the rich Australian-SMC pipeline.

There is not much on the internet about Clark, but AUSA.com lists him as an above average 3-point shooter, that does many other things well. Upon his arrival, Clark should bring the Gaels a punch on the wing after learning from current Gaels Calvin Hermanson and Joe Coleman.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Offers

 

Thomas Akyazili (NR, 6-foot-2 190 pound shooting guard from Koninklijk Atheneum Deurne in Antwerp, Belguim).

Saint Mary’s is reportedly very much in the running for this Belguim guard. Reports around the recruiting world indicate that Davidson and Saint Mary’s are the most interested in Akyazili While a lot can change, the Gaels appear to be in a very good position for his services.

At the Fiba U16 World Championships, Akyazili scored 19.9 points per game and grabbed 4.8 rebounds per game for Belgium. While he is not advertised as a lights out shooter, he is solid in that facet of the game and can create and score in many different ways.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Noah Blackwell (3-star, 6-foot-1, 180 pound point guard from Woodcreek High School in Roseville, Calif.)

Blackwell, a rising point guard in the Sacramento, Calif. area, has landed an offer from head coach Randy Bennett and the Gaels.

While Blackwell has a host of WCC interest, he has also garnered a lot of high-major offers. Oregon State is allegedly very interested in him and Arizona State recently offered Blackwell.

According to a few sources, the Gaels are very interested in Blackwell. Playing time will certainly be there right away for the three-star Northern California point guard.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Jordan Dallas (3-star, 6-foot-10, 200 pound power forward from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, Calif.)

Dallas is a Southern California product that recieved an offer from Randy Bennett and the Gaels yesterday.

The up and coming prospect apparently is receiving more and more interest from high-major schools, such as Clemson, Washington State, Washington and Utah

Updated: 8/22/14
Jake Lindsey (3-star, 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Olympus High School in Salt Lake City, Utah)

Lindsey, who is the son of Utah Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey, received an offer from Saint Mary’s just a few days ago, according to his AAU team’s twitter handle.

This article from Scout.com indicates that Saint Mary’s was a team hot on Lindsey’s trail about two weeks ago. The Gaels have offered him since the article was published.

Lindsey, who can play both guard positions, has a few high major offers; one from Utah and another from Baylor.

Updated: 8/9/14

Committed to Baylor today.

Updated: 8/25/14

 

Interest

 

Quinton Adlesh (NR, 6-foot-0, 185 pound point guard from Mission College Preparatory School in San Luis Obispo, Calif.)

Adlesh, a budding prospect with many offers from low-to-mid-major schools, is being contacted by the Gaels, according to Verbal Commits.

According to ESPN’s scouting report, Adlesh is impressive from a physical standpoint, but pundits question his upside. Sounds like the makeup of a WCC type player to me.

Last summer, Adlesh and his teammates played at the Saint Mary’s summer team camp, where he presumably played well enough to get some looks from the Gael coaching staff. You can watch the video here:

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Juwan Anderson (2-star, 6-foot-0, 155 pound point guard from Suffield Academy in Suffield, CT.)

Anderson is a name on Saint Mary’s radar, garnering interest from Randy Bennett and the Gael coaching staff. In this article, Anderson said Saint Mary’s was one of the schools that has visited him at one of his practices and games this season.

Anderson, a native of Oakland, Calif., currently holds offers from low-to-high-major schools, but interest should pick up within the West Coast Conference should pick up in due time.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Robert Franks (3-star, 6-foot-7, 210 pound small forward/power forward from Evergreen High School in Vancouver, Wash.)

Franks is a budding prospect from the Northwest that is reportedly receiving some interest from the Gaels.

I conversed with Franks earlier this summer, and he did not specific Saint Mary’s as one of the team’s recruiting him at that time. However, since then the Gaels must have gotten involved.

Read more about Frank’s recruitment here: http://westcoastconvo.com/2014/05/27/wcc-recruiting-q-robert-franks/

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Travis Fuller (NR, 6-foot-8 205 pound small forward from La Costa Canyon High School in San Diego, Calif.)

Fuller is a name on Saint Mary’s radar, and interest has been picking up rapidly for the sharpshooting Fuller.

If a big name school offers Fuller, don’t be surprised to see his recruitment pick up even faster.

Fuller is a tall wing that could potentially develop into a stretch four with the right coaching and training.

Updated: 7/30/14

Fuller trimmed his list to six schools today, and the Pilots made the cut, along with Princeton, Wyoming, Yale, UC Santa Barbara and Brown.

Updated: 8/8/14

 

Malek Harwell (3-star, 6-foot-3 combo guard from Century High School in Pocatello, Idaho)

Harwell is a fringe Pac-12 player that has garnered some interest from several schools across the country.

He recent went on unofficial visits to Memphis and Colorado, and has an offer from the latter. Recently Harwell stated that two schools in particular stand out at this stage: Boise State and Lehigh – based on how hard they have recruited him. Despite that, the same article states Harwell is drawing a lot of interest from Saint Mary’s as well.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Jordan Lane (NR, 6-foot-6 210 pound small forward from Sahuaro High School in Tucson, Ariz.)

This under the radar small forward is reportedly receiving some interest from Randy Bennett in the Gaels, along with some other notable West Coast schools, according to Verbal Commits.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Brady Twombly (2-star, 6-foot-6, 200 pound small forward from La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif.)

Twomby is a rising small forward prospect in the San Diego area, and is currently being courted by Saint Mary’s, according to Verbal Commits.

Updated: 8/3/14

 

Ryan Stewart (2-star, 6-foot-9 220 pound center from St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School in Vallejo, Calif.)

This under-the-radar post man from Northern California is reportedly receiving interest from the Saint Mary’s, along with Portland and a host of other schools on the West Coast.

Updated: 7/30/14

 

Mandrell Worthy (NR, 6-foot-2 180 pound shooting guard from Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish, Wash.)

In a recent interview with West Coast Convo, Worthy mentioned the Gaels were showing him a lot of interest lately. Read more about it here. 

 

San Diego Toreros

 

2015 Commits: 1
Available Scholarships for 2015: 3

 

Commits

 

Alex Floresca (6-foot-7, 215 pound power forward from Webster Groves High School in Webster Groves, Mo.)

Floresca recently ended his recruitment by pledging to Bill Grier and the Toreros.

The 6-foot-7 forward’s commitment came as a bit of a surprise, as he was not a name that appeared to be on San Diego’s radar. Nonetheless, the power forward projects as a high energy rebounder at the next level and for the Toreros sake, a player with plenty of offensive moves in the paint.

Updated: 8/9/14

 

Offers

 

Jordan Dallas (3-star, 6-foot-10, 200 pound power forward from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, Calif.)

Dallas is a Southern California product that holds an offer from San Diego.

The up and coming prospect apparently is receiving more and more interest from high-major schools, such as Clemson, Washington State, Washington and Utah.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Brady Ernst (3-star, 6-foot-8 215 pound power forward from Clinton High School in Clinton, Iowa.)

Mid-major schools all throughout the country have offered the Iowa native, and according to Verbal Commits Bill Grier and San Diego Toreros are included in his double-digit offers.

Ernst has received some interest from Big Ten schools such as Iowa and Wisconsin, so if the Toreros want him they need to make him a priority before he lands at a big state school in the Midwest.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Drew Eubanks (3-star, 6-foot-10 210 pound power forward from Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Calif.)

Eubanks was a big stock riser in the summer live periods, adding offers from Washington State, San Diego and Portland.

In addition to being a standout pitcher in baseball, Eubanks can run the floor and hit jumpers form outside.

In this article from scout.com, Eubanks said he is only seriously considering six schools: Portland, Oregon State, Gonzaga, Washington, California and San Diego. Good news for the Torero’s.

Rumor has it that San Diego will offer Eubanks to play both baseball and basketball for the Torero’s, and based on the school’s baseball reputation and location that might be too good to pass up, especially if he is serious about playing both sports.

Updated: 8/1/14

Today, Oregon State offered Eubanks spots on its baseball and basketball rosters. This could be a huge development in his recruitment.

Updated: 8/1/14

Recently, Eubanks told the Oregonian he is only considering Gonzaga, Portland and Oregon State. The Toreros are not in the running for Eubanks anymore.

Updated: 8/8/14

A second article from the Oregonian had a conflicting report on the schools Eubanks was considering. This second article indicated that Eubanks was down to Portland, Oregon State and Washington, rather than Gonzaga.

Updated: 8/17/14

Eubanks commited to Oregon State todayStory.

Updated: 8/26/14

 

Kevin Puryear (2-star, 6-foot-7 210 pound power forward from Blue Springs South High School in Blue Springs, Mo.)

Puryear is a Midwest kid that is not highly rated by recruiting services, but an impressive offer list nonetheless. The Missouri native holds offers from programs such as Creighton, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss and Nebraska.

In this article from scout.com, Puryear mentions San Diego as one of the schools he has been talking to. Also in the article, Puryear said he plans on visiting San Diego on September 4th, and had this to say about the visit:

“I want to see the campus. I have heard it is a really nice place, and I think that is somewhere I can go and make an impact.”

By the looks of it, Bill Grier and his staff have made Puryear one of their priorities for 2015. If they can ward off Big Ten and SEC schools for Puryears services that would be a major win for Grier on the recruiting front.

Updated: 8/1/14

Puryear committed to the University of Missouri yesterday. 

Updated: 8/22/14

 

Interest

 

Tanner Eubank (NR, 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Paw Paw High School in Paw Paw, Mich.)

Eubank is a prospect that has no listed offers yet, but a bevy of mid-major interest, according to Verbal Commits and this article, which states San Diego was one of the schools recruiting him the most.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Blaise Gammon (NR, 6-foot-8 230 pound power forward from Blue Valley West High School in Overland Park, Kan.)

Gammon holds a host of mid-major offers, including one from fellow WCC School Santa Clara. He is being recruited by San Diego as well, according to Verbal Commits.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Tommy McCarthy (3-star, 6-foot-0 point guard from La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif.)

McCarthy is currently primarily a mid-major caliber prospect who is just begging for interest to pick up with WCC schools. His game is tailor-made to excel in the WCC, and the local school – San Diego – has been keeping an eye on him, according to Verbal Commits.

Right now, McCarthy only holds offers from San Francisco, and some Big West and Big Sky schools.

Updated: 8/1/14

McCarthy posted his final five schools via his twitter account, and the Toreros did not make the list.

Updated: 8/8/14

 

Brock Miller (3-star, 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Brighton High School in Brighton, Utah)

Miller is a Utah Prospects AAU alumni that is on San Diego’s radar.

He has interest from some Pac-12 teams and offers from Boston College and Utah State, according to Verbal Commits.
He also used an instrumental versions of one of the best songs of all-time in one of his highlight videos. See and hear it for yourself:

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Truman Moore (NR, 6-foot-8 225 pound power forward from Gilbert High School in Prescott, Ariz.)

This under the radar prospect has reputation for his defense, and would fit in very well with Grier’s current system in place. He is currently being recruited by San Diego, but does not hold an offer according to Verbal Commits.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Temar Robinson-Hermelijin (6-foot-4 195 pound shooting guard from the Canterbury School in New Milford, Conn.)

The native of Canada is playing his prep school in the Northeast of the United States, and according to Verbal Commits San Diego has expressed some interest.

Right now, Robinson-Hermelijin’s only offer is from Wagner, but he has offers from USD, Central Connecticut State and Lehigh as well.

Updated: 8/1/2014

 

Rogers Printup (NR, 6-foot-4, 190 pound shooting guard from Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif.)

Printup has received interest from the University of San Diego, according to Verbal Commits.

Currently Printup has some offers from some Big Sky and Big West schools, but an offer from a WCC school would be towards the top of his listed offers, presumably. Printup is described as a rising prospect out west, and could earn an offer in due time.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Vinnie Safin (2-star, 6-foot-4, 185 pound shooting guard from Rocklin High School in Rocklin, Calif.)

Safin, who is a native of the Sacramento Area, has been on San Diego’s radar according to this interview West Coast Convo did with him earlier in the spring. While he stated the Toreros weren’t as persistent as other schools with him, Safin did mentioned them as a school that was showing interest.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Kahlil Simplis (2-star, 6-foot-0, 165 pound point guard from Campbell Hall High School in North Hollywood, Calif.)

Simplis is receiving interest from the University of San Diego, according to Verbal Commits.

At this stage, the 2-star prospect is still developing. Nonetheless, offers from a host of mid-major schools have come his way.

Simplis stated in this article from MidMajorHoopsReport.com that he has visited San Diego. Other than that, there has not been a lot of connection between Simplis and USD.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Brady Twombly (2-star, 6-foot-6, 200 pound small forward from La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif.)

Twomby is a rising small forward prospect in the San Diego area, and is currently being courted by the Toreros, according to Verbal Commits. As a local prospect, expect the Toreros to keep an eye on Twombly throughout the fall, winter and spring.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

 

San Francisco Dons

 

2015 Commits: 1
Available Scholarships for 2015: 2

 

Commits

 

Cedric Wright (NR, 6-foot-6 power forward from Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
USF head coach Rex Walters has done a very good job of recruiting the state of Florida, and that continues with the commitment of 2015 prospect Cedric Wright.

Wright is a bid-bodied, undersized forward that positions himself very well in the post. He uses his weight to shield off defenders and situate for rebounds. He also has shown the ability to knock down the mid-range jumper if he is open.
Based on the players USF has been bringing in recently, Wright appears to be a perfect fit.

Updated: 7/9/14

 

Offers

 

Nick Blair (3-star, 6-foot-5 185 pound small forward from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nev.)

Blair has received offers from a bevy of mid-major schools on the West Coast and in the Midwest, along with a recent offer from Arizona State.

The Sin City product plays on a stacked team, consisting of top-10 prospects Chase Jeter and Stephen Zimmerman.

In this article from the Las Vegas Review Journal, Blair is considering Arizona State, California, Louisiana Tech, Nevada, Oregon State, Portland, Rice, Tulsa and Utah. No mention of Rex Walters and the Dons.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Jordan Dallas (3-star, 6-foot-10, 200 pound power forward from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, Calif.)

Dallas is a Southern California product that holds an offer from San Francisco.

The up and coming prospect apparently is receiving more and more interest from high-major schools, such as Clemson, Washington State, Washington and Utah.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Robert Franks (3-star, 6-foot-7, 210 pound small forward/power forward from Evergreen High School in Vancouver, Wash.)

According to Verbal Commits, the University of San Francisco is interested in the combo forward from Southwestern Washington.

West Coast Convo interviewed Franks on May 27th, but he did not mention the Dons as a team that was recruiting him very hard.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Travis Fuller (NR, 6-foot-8 205 pound small forward from La Costa Canyon High School in San Diego, Calif.)

Fuller was offered by USF last summer, according to this article, and USF was his first offer.

If a big name school offers Fuller, don’t be surprised to see his recruitment pick up even faster.

Fuller is a tall wing that could potentially develop into a stretch four with the right coaching and training.

Updated: 8/1/1

Fuller trimmed his list to six schools today, and the Pilots made the cut, along with Princeton, Wyoming, Yale, UC Santa Barbara and Brown.

Updated: 8/8/14

 

Nate Grimes (3-star, 6-foot-8 210 pound small forward from Quality Education Academy in Winston-Salem, NC.)

Grimes, a Las Vegas native, has seen his recruitment pick up since the Dons offered him. Even with a long list of offers, San Francisco is listed as one of the schools involved with Grimes, according to Scout.com.

The 6-foot-8 combo forward is transferring to Quality Education Acadmey for his senior year, the same school that Portland Freshman D’Marques Tyson played at for his senior season. The move out east is supposed to help Grimes with his recruitment, and prepare him better for college as a student-athlete.

Grimes supposedly visited USF on October 5th, with his AAU teammate Deon Whiteside and fellow USF target Juwan Anderson.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Malek Harwell (3-star, 6-foot-3 combo guard from Century High School in Pocatello, Idaho)

Harwell is a fringe Pac-12 player that has garnered some interest from several schools across the country.

He recent;y went on unofficial visits to Memphis and Colorado, and has an offer from the latter. Harwell stated in an article on scout.com that two schools in particular stand out at this stage: Boise State and Lehigh – based on how hard they have recruited him. Despite that, the same article states Harwell is drawing a lot of interest from San Francisco as well.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Tommy McCarthy (3-star, 6-foot-0 point guard from La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif.)

McCarthy is currently primarily a mid-major caliber prospect who is just begging for interest to pick up with WCC schools. His game is tailor-made to excel in the WCC, and San Francisco seemingly identified this when USF extended an offer to McCarthy.

Right now, McCarthy only holds offers from San Francisco, and some Big West and Big Sky schools. According to an article from scout.com, USF is one of the primary schools recruiting McCarthy.

SanDeigoPreps.com states that San Francisco was the first school to offer him. That has to count for something, right?

Updated: 8/1/14

McCarthy posted his final five schools via his twitter account, and the Dons did not make the list.

Updated: 8/8/14

 

Matt McQuaid (4-star, 6-foot-5 175 pound shooting guard from Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Tex.)

McQuaid, a former SMU commit, recently reopened his recruitment, allowing San Francisco back into play for his services.

However, USF has not been mentioned in McQuaid reborn recruitment; LSU, Michigan State, Indiana, Creighton and Texas have been in contact with McQuaid frequently, according to InsidetheHall.com.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Kipper Nichols (3-star, 6-foot-6 200 pound small forward from St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio.)

Nichols is an interesting prospect in the Mid-West with a lot of offers/interest from the schools in his area. According to this article, the Dons offered Nichols in November of 2013, and Penn State, Duquense St. Joseph’s and Minnesota have offered him as well.

If Nichols stock continues to rise, the Dons chances of landing him may dwindle away.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Nick Pallas (2-star, 6-foot-8 240 pound power forward from Junipero Serra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)

According to Verbal Commits, this stretch-four holds an offer from San Francisco.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Kevin Puryear (2-star, 6-foot-7 210 pound power forward from Blue Springs South High School in Blue Springs, Mo.)

Puryear is a Midwest kid that is not highly rated by recruiting services, but holds an impressive offer list nonetheless. The Missouri native holds offers from programs such as Creighton, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss and Nebraska. The Dons have also offered him, but have not been mentioned very frequently in his recruitment.

Updated: 8/1/14

Puryear pledged to the University of Missouri yesterday. 

Updated: 8/22/14

 

Jimmy Whitt (4-star, 6-foot-5 173 pound shooting guard from Columbia-Hickman High School in Columbia, Mo.)

Whitt holds an offer from San Francisco, but the Dons are not in on Whitt’s recruitment at this stage. Whitt cut his list to nine schools, with Arkansas, Illinois, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Marquette, SMU, Kansas State and California making it.

Updated: 8/1/14

Whitt committed to Arkansas today.

Updated: 8/19/14

 

Nuwr’iyl Williams (4-star 6-foot-2, 190 pound shooting guard from Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, Calif.)

Williams is likely a high-major bound player, but it didn’t stop them from offering Williams, an undersized but explosive scoring guard from Southern California.

With offers from several high-major schools, such as Oregon and Louisville, Williams’s chances of landing on the Hilltop for college are slim. Long story short, Williams appears to be slightly out of USF’s league.

Williams transferred to Village Christian in the Los Angeles area after playing his junior season at Monteverde Academy, a powerhouse prep school in Florida.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Interest

 

Tyrell Alcorn (NR, 6-foot-0 point guard from El Cerrito High School in El Cerrito, Calif.)

Alcorn, an under-the-radar prospect from Northern California, is receiving interest from the University of San Francisco. Alcorn played for the Oakland Soldiers AAU program this summer, one of the best in the country.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Juwan Anderson (2-star, 6-foot-0, 155 pound point guard from Suffield Academy in Suffield, CT.)

Anderson is a name on the Dons radar, garnering interest from the program.

Anderson, a native of Oakland, Calif., currently holds offers from low-to-high-major schools, but interest should pick up within the West Coast Conference should pick up in due time. According to this interview, USF has been to one or more of Anderson’s games this season, but the Dons were not mentioned as on the team’s recruiting him the hardest.

Anderson was supposed to visit San Francisco on October 5th, along with Nate Grimes and Deon Whiteside.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

C.J. Hankins (3-star, 6-foot-3 point guard from 180 pound point guard from Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif.)

Hankins has received some interest from San Francisco, according to Verbal Commits.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Jordan Lane (NR, 6-foot-6 210 pound small forward from Sahuaro High School in Tucson, Ariz.)

This under the radar small forward is reportedly receiving some interest from Rex Walters and the Dons, along with some other notable West Coast schools, according to Verbal Commits.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Michael Oguine (3-star, 6-foot-0, 160 pound point guard from Chaminade College Preparatory School in Reseda, Calif.)

According to Scout.com, San Francisco is a school active in Oguine’s recruitment.

Oguine recently led his high school team to a Division III CIF State Championship, scoring 26 points and nabbing 12 rebounds in a 71-51 over Sir Francis Drake. He also nailed a 3-pointer well behind the arc at the buzzer to send his team to the State title game, along with scoring 32 points.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Rogers Printup (NR, 6-foot-4, 190 pound shooting guard from Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif.)

Printup is a high school teammate of fellow USF target C.J. Hankins.

Currently Printup has some offers from some Big Sky and Big West schools, but an offer from a WCC school would be towards the top of his listed offers, presumably. Printup is described as a rising prospect out west, and could earn an offer in due time.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Brady Twombly (2-star, 6-foot-6, 200 pound small forward from La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif.)
Twomby is a rising small forward prospect in the San Diego area, and is currently being courted by the Dons, according to Verbal Commits.

Updated: 8/1/14
Deon Whiteside (NR, 6-foot-5 185 pound small forward from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nev.)

Whiteside, an athletic wing that is often over shadowed by his blue-chip teammates – particularly Chase Jeter and Stephen Zimmerman, is receiving interest from San Francisco, along with some other schools.

The Dons hosted Whiteside on a visit October 5th, along with his teammate Nate Grimes and fellow Don target Juwan Anderson.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Santa Clara Broncos

 

2015 Commits: 1
Available Scholarships for 2015: 3

 

Commits

 

Matt Hauser (2-star, 6-foot-0 shooting guard from Thousand Oaks High School in Thousand Oaks, Calif.)

While he is undersized for the two position, Matt Hauser is a prolific scorer that could be a day-one contributor in that department for the Broncos.

A two-star prospect, Hauser reportedly scored 41 points and nailed nine 3-pointer in a game whilst playing for his high school, showing just how dangerous a scorer he can be. Reminds me slightly of current San Diego guard Johnny Dee based on his scoring ability and body composition.

Hauser is a pretty solid Golfer, from the looks of his twitter account as well.

Last Updated: 6/19/14

 

Offers

 

Balsa Dragovic (2-star, 6-foot-10, 210 power forward from Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School in Montebello, Calif.)

This native of Serbia received an offer from Santa Clara, along with his high school and AAU teammate with Earl Watson Elite Gligorije Rakocevic.

It is rumored the two teammates could be a package deal, so it makes sense why Santa Clara recruited them together.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Blaise Gammon (NR, 6-foot-8 230 pound power forward from Blue Valley West High School in Overland Park, Kan.)

Gammon holds a host of mid-major offers, including one from Santa Clara, which he picked up about a week and a half ago.

Updated: 8/1/14

According to recruiting pundit Evan Flood, Gammon took an unofficial visit to Santa Clara last weekend and is planning to visit Indiana State and Loyola (Ill.) in the coming weeks.

Updated: 8/21/14

 

Colby Koontz (NR, 6-foot-10 220 pound power forward from Pioneer High School in Enid, Okla.)

Koontz is being recruited by Santa Clara according to Verbal Commits, along with a host of schools in the Midwest and Portland.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Tony Lewis (NR. 6-foot-9 230 pound center from Central Catholic Marianist High School in San Antonio, Tex.)

According to Verbal Commits, Santa Clara has offered Tony Lewis, a slightly undersized center from Southern Texas.

Updated: 8/17/14

 

Emmanuel Nzekwesi (NR, 6-foot-7 215 pound small forward from Byron Nelson High School in Trophy Club, Tex.)

Nzekwesi, who is native of the Netherlands, has been offered by Santa Clara. The 6-foot-7 forward had an opportunity to travel to Europe to play for the Dutch national team last summer, but elected to stay in the United States to pick up his college interest.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Michael Oguine (3-star, 6-foot-0, 160 pound point guard from Chaminade College Preparatory School in Reseda, Calif.)

Santa Clara has been very active in Oguine’s recruitment, and Kerry Keating and his staff is hoping to cash in on his recruitment and land the up-and-coming point guard. A Scout.com article from September quotes Oguine saying Santa Clara and Harvard were interested. A later article mentioned Santa Clara was a player in his recruitment.

Oguine recently led his high school team to a Division III CIF State Championship, scoring 26 points and nabbing 12 rebounds in a 71-51 over Sir Francis Drake. He also nailed a 3-pointer well behind the arc at the buzzer to send his team to the State title game, along with scoring 32 points.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Gligorije Rakocevic (NR, 6-foot-10, 255 pound center from Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School in Montebello, Calif.)
This center prospect is flying under the radar, but holds a host of offers from mid-major schools, including the Broncos.

It’s unclear where Santa Clara stands with Rakocevic, but it is rumored that he could be a package deal with his teammate Balsa Dragovic.

Updated: 7/16/14

 

Samir Sehic (3-star, 6-foot-9 250 pound power forward from Cypress Woods High School in Cypress, Tex.)

Sehic, a native of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been offered by Santa Clara and the Broncos. In this article, it confirms SCU’s offer and states that Iowa, Davidson, Lehigh, New Mexico, Texas A&M, Rice, Houston, Stanford and Vanderbilt have been showing him the most interest, along with Santa Clara.

He announced through his twitter account on this day that he plans on listing his top five schools. It will be interesting to see if the Broncos make it or not.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Paul Thomas (4-star, 6-foot-8 190 pound power forward from Summercreek High School in Houston, Tex.)

According to Verbal Commits, Santa Clara has offered this 6-foot-8 power forward from Texas. While Rivals and Scout.com have not rated him, ESPN has him as a four-star prospect. He has offers from Weber State, Memphis, Tulsa, Rice, Western Kentucky, Houston, Lehigh, Texas Tech and Temple, along with Santa Clara.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Interest

 

Quinton Adlesh (NR, 6-foot-0, 185 pound point guard from Mission College Preparatory School in San Luis Obispo, Calif.)

Adlesh, a budding prospect with many offers from low-to-mid-major schools, is being contacted by the Broncos, according to Verbal Commits.

According to ESPN’s scouting report, Adlesh is impressive from a physical standpoint, but pundits question his upside. Sounds like the makeup of a WCC type player to me.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Tyrell Alcorn (NR, 6-foot-0 point guard from El Cerrito High School in El Cerrito, Calif.)

Alcorn, an under-the-radar prospect from Northern California, is receiving interest from Santa Clara. Alcorn played for the Oakland Soldiers AAU program this summer, one of the best in the country.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Jack Costigan (NR, 6-foot-3 180 pound shooting guard from Green Hope High School in Cary, NC.)

The Santa Clara Broncos coaching staff has discovered this shooting guard prospect from the East Coast. Verbal Commits lists Wofford, Radford, Campbell, Brown, Loyola (MD), Cornell, Lafayette, Furman and American as the other schools expressing interest in the 6-foot-3 two-guard.

Updated: 8/1/14

Costigan committed to UNC-Asheville today.

Updated: 8/18/14

Cooper Clark (NR, 6-foot-2 185 pound shooting guard from Norman High School in Norman, Okla.)

Clark, who is from the same AAU program as freshman Stephen Edwards (Oklahoma Wizards), is being recruited by Santa Clara.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Riley Court (NR, 6-foot-4 180 pound shooting guard from Pleasant Grove High School in Pleasant Grove, Utah.)

Court is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Utah who is receiving some interest from Santa Clara, according to Verbal Commits. His only offer at this stage is from Weber State, but more schools on the west could follow suit.

Updated: 8/3/14

 

Travis Fuller (NR, 6-foot-8 205 pound small forward from La Costa Canyon High School in San Diego, Calif.)

Fuller is a name on Santa Clara’s radar, and interest has been picking up rapidly for the sharpshooting Fuller.

If a big name school offers Fuller, don’t be surprised to see his recruitment pick up even faster.

Fuller is a tall wing that could potentially develop into a stretch four with the right coaching and training.

Updated: 8/3/14

Fuller trimmed his list to six schools today, and the Pilots made the cut, along with Princeton, Wyoming, Yale, UC Santa Barbara and Brown.

Updated: 8/8/14

 

C.J. Hankins (3-star, 6-foot-3 point guard from 180 pound point guard from Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif.)

Hankins has received some interest from Santa Clara, according to Verbal Commits. How much interest the Broncos are showing is unknown.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Hayden Howell (NR, 6-foot-7 210 pound power forward from Carl Albert High School in Midwest City, Okla.)

According to Verbal Commits, the Santa Clara Broncos are showing interest in the Oklahoma native.

Updated: 8/3/14

 

Terrence Johnson (NR, 6-foot-3 190 pound shooting guard from Cienega High School in Tuscon, Ariz.)

Johnson, a prospect from the state of Arizona, holds a Portland offer, along with Weber State, Northern Colorado and Northern Arizona. In addition to those schools, Santa Clara has expressed interest in the dual-sport athlete (football and basketball).

It is rumored that Johnson could play both Football and Basketball in college, which does not bode well for the Football-less Broncos.

Updated: 8/3/14

Tommy McCarthy (3-star, 6-foot-0 point guard from La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif.)

McCarthy is currently primarily a mid-major caliber prospect who is just begging for interest to pick up with WCC schools. His game is tailor-made to excel in the WCC, and Santa Clara has been keeping an eye on him, according to Verbal Commits.

Right now, McCarthy only holds offers from San Francisco, and some Big West and Big Sky schools.

Updated: 8/1/14

McCarthy posted his final five schools via his twitter account, and the Broncos did not make the list.

Updated: 8/8/14

 

Truman Moore (NR, 6-foot-8 225 pound power forward from Gilbert High School in Prescott, Ariz.)

This under the radar prospect has reputation for his defense, and would complement many players on the Broncos current roster very well. Is currently being recruited by Santa Clara, according to this article.

Updated: 8/3/14

 

Eli Pepper (NR, 6-foot-8 189 pound power forward from Caldwell County High School in Princeton, Kent.)

The Santa Clara Broncos are recruiting Pepper, who has a ton of offers and interest from mid-major schools back east, according to Verbal Commits.

Updated: 8/3/14

 

Clifton Powell Jr. (3-star, 6-foot-3, 165 pound point guard from Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Calif.)

This Los Angeles area product is reportedly being recruited by Santa Clara.

Apparently Powell really loves USC, according to an article from scout.com. If the Trojans pass on him, maybe he heads north and plays at Santa Clara, assuming the Broncos stay persistent with him.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Rogers Printup (NR, 6-foot-4, 190 pound shooting guard from Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif.)

Printup is a high school teammate of fellow Bronco target C.J. Hankins.

Currently Printup has some offers from some Big Sky and Big West schools, but an offer from a WCC school would be towards the top of his listed offers, presumably. Printup is described as a rising prospect out west, and could earn an offer in due time.

Updated: 8/3/14

 

Jason Richardson (NR, 6-foot-2, 185 pound point guard from Junipero Serra Catholic High School in Gardena, Calif.)

Santa clarais reportedly showing interest in Jason Richardson, a mid-major caliber point guard from Southern California.

Richardson is described as a physical and vocal point guard who can create his own shot or his teammate’s by driving in the lane with a mission.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Kahlil Simplis (2-star, 6-foot-0, 165 pound point guard from Campbell Hall High School in North Hollywood, Calif.)

Simplis is receiving interest from Santa Clara, according to Verbal Commits.

At this stage, the 2-star prospect is still developing. Nonetheless, offers from a host of mid-major schools have come his way.

Santa Clara was mentioned as a team showing him strong interest in a recent article, and assistant coach Jessie Pruitt was one of the coaches that had made an impression on him and his family.

Updated: 8/1/14

 

Brady Twombly (2-star, 6-foot-6, 200 pound small forward from La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif.)

Twomby is a rising small forward prospect in the San Diego area, and is currently being courted by the Broncos, according to Verbal Commits.

Updated: 8/3/14

 

Deon Whiteside (NR, 6-foot-5 185 pound small forward from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nev.)

Whiteside, an athletic wing that is often over shadowed by his blue-chip teammates – particularly Chase Jeter and Stephen Zimmerman, is receiving interest from Santa Clara, along with some other schools.

Updated: 8/3/14

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