John Gasaway previews the best teams and players taking the floor for the Big East in 2014-15. The Villanova Wildcats -- defending regular-season Big East champs -- will return all but one and are expected to excel both offensively and defensively.
Small forward Stephen Domingo (San Francisco/St. Ignatius) has decided to skip his senior year of high school and will enroll early at Georgetown. Domingo's coach at St. Ignatius confirmed the news to www.
Earlier this week, Georgetown landed a commitment from 6-foot-11 senior post player Bradley Hayes (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood H.S.), The Florida Times-Union reported. Hayes played just one full season of high school basketball due to injuries.
ESPNU's Recruiting Nation will air on Thursday at 5 p.m. ET with ESPNU's experts covering basketball and football recruiting. For the basketball coverage, host Dari Nowkhah will be joined by ESPN Recruiting Analysts Paul Biancardi and Dave Telep to discuss numerous topics.
Shooting 3s ... Jones is a special sophomore I had a chance to sit down with Tyus Jones (Apple Valley, Minn./Apple Valley) last weekend in Colorado Springs. Going into camp, I thought Jones was the best pure point guard in high school basketball and he did little to change my impression.
Earlier on Saturday ESPNU 100 shooting guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera ended his recruitment with a verbal commitment to Georgetown. Smith-Rivera, ranked No. 45 among seniors, chose the Hoyas over Memphis, Florida, N.
Shooting 3's (for real, the season begins tonight!) Hammons engages in beat the clock A.J. Hammons (Carmel, Ind./Oak Hill) had a decision to make. Purdue had one scholarship remaining for a big man and Hammons was on the clock because Purdue wasn't messing around.
Shooting 3s ... Different strategy for Calipari Last year, John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats held a celebration at Big Blue Madness. UK hosted all four of its committed players -- Kyle Wiltjer, Michael Gilchrist, Marquis Teague and Anthony Davis -- which comprised the nation's top-ranked recruiting class and the evening's recruiting festivities were geared toward the quartet of stars.
We're going to see a lot of Oak Hill this season and for good reason. Coach Steve Smith has five ESPNU 100 prospects on his roster and as talented as they are, it was a mid-major prospect who made the biggest impression on Saturday.