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Saturday / January 16.
  • With November Here, Big-Time Recruits Poised to Announce

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    The NCAA early signing period runs Nov. 9-16 and we will begin to see more and more Class of 2017 recruits come off the board. Here’s an overview of some top recruits who are poised to announce this month. This list will be updated going forward.

     

    11/2: Darryl Morsell, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound combo guard from Baltimore (MD) Mount Saint Joseph and the Team Melo AAU Program, committed to Maryland on Wednesday. Read more here.

    Predicton: Maryland

    Actual: Maryland

     

    11/7: Troy Brown Jr., the 6-7 point guard/small forward from Centennial (NV) High School, committed to Oregon over Ohio State, Alabama, Georgetown and Kansas. Read more here.

    Prediction: Oregon

    Actual: Oregon

     

    11/7: Daejon Davis, the 6-foot-3 combo guard from Garfield (WA) High School, announced his commitment to Washington. Read more here.

    Prediction: Washington

    Actual: Washington

     

    11/9: Garrison Brooks, the 6-9 power forward from Auburn (AL), committed to Mississippi State over Auburn, Georgia, LSU and North Carolina. Read more here.

    Prediction: UNC

    Actual: Mississippi State

     

    11/10: Collin Sexton, the 6-2 point guard from Pebblebrook (GA) High School, committed to Alabama over N.C. State, Georgia Tech, and Kansas. Read more here.

    Prediction: Alabama

    Actual: Alabama

     

    11/10: Gary Trent Jr, the 6-4 shooting guard from Prolific Prep (CA), committed to Duke over Michigan State and UCLA. Read more here.

    Prediction: Duke

    Actual: Duke

     

    11/10: P.J. Washington, the 6-8 forward from Findlay Prep (NV), committed to Kentucky over UNC and UNLV after visiting UNLV this past weekend. Read more here.

    Prediction: Kentucky

    Actual: Kentucky

     

    11/10: John Petty, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Jemison (AL), picked Alabama over Kentucky and will join Collin Sexton in Avery Johnson’s 2017 backcourt. Read more here.

    Prediction: Alabama

    Actual: Alabama

     

    11/10: Felipe Haase, a 6-foot-10 center from Miami (FL) Christian, a native of Chile, committed to South Carolina over Pitt, Purdue and Missouri. Read more here.

    Prediction: South Carolina

    Actual: South Carolina

     

    11/10: Nick Richards, the 6-foot-11 center from The Patrick School (N.J.), committed to Kentucky over Syracuse and Arizona. Read more here.

    Prediction: Kentucky

    Actual: Kentucky

     

    11/13: Kris Wilkes, the 6-foot-7 small forward from Indianapolis (IN) North Central, committed to UCLA over Indiana and Illinois. Read more here.

    Prediction: UCLA

    Actual: UCLA

     

    11/14: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, a 6-foot-5 1/2 point guard from Chattanooga (TN) Hamilton Heights Christian Academy, committed to Kentucky over Texas, UNLV, Syracuse and Florida. Read more here.

    Prediction: Kentucky

    Actual: Kentucky

     

    11/14: Nicolas Claxton, a 6-9 small forward from Greenville (S.C.) Legacy Charter, committed to  Georgia over Florida State, Maryland, Baylor and South Carolina. Read more here.

    Prediction: Georgia

    Actual: Georgia

     

    11/14: David Beatty, a 6-4 combo guard from Imhotep Institute (PA) Charter High School, committed to South Carolina over Maryland, Indiana and Georgetown. Read more here.

    Prediction: South Carolina

    Actual: South Carolina

     

    11/16: Lonnie Walker, the 6-5 shooting guard from Reading (PA), committed to Miami over Arizona, Kentucky, Syracuse and Villanova. Read more here.

     

    11/16: Nojel Eastern, the 6-6 point guard from Evanston (IL) Township, announced for Purdue over Michigan State, Seton Hall, Ohio State and DePaul. Read more here.

    Prediction: Purdue

    Actual: Purdue

     

    11/18: Billy Preston, the 6-10 power forward from Oak Hill Academy (VA), announced for Kansas ESPNU over Indiana, Syracuse and USC. Read more here.

    Prediction: Kansas

    Actual: Kansas

     

    11/19: Quade Green, the 6-foot point guard from Neumann-Goretti, announced for Kentucky over Syracuse. Read more here.

    Prediction: Kentucky

    Actual: Kentucky

    11/21: Bourama Sidibe, the 6-10 big man from St. Benedict’s Prep, announced for Syracuse over Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. Read more here.

    Prediction: Syracuse

    Actual: Syracuse

     

    11/23: Wendell Carter Jr., the 6-10 forward from Atlanta (GA) Pace Academy, announced for Duke over Georgia, Georgia Tech and Harvard. He has already signed his NLI. Read more here.

    Prediction: Duke

    Actual: Duke

     

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.