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Friday / June 23.
  • Class of 2017 Recruiting is Now Done

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    With the recent signings of Brian Bowen (Louisville) and Tremont Waters (LSU), every player in the 2017 ESPN 100 has now signed with a school.

    For more recruiting news, check out my Top 10 Recruiting Storylines from the April live period on Fanrag.

    Also, here’s November’s breakdown from the early signing period if you want to look back and reminisce.

     

    4/25: Brandon McCoy, the 6-foot-11 power forward from Cathedral Catholic (CA) High School, committed to UNLV. Read more here.

    2017 ESPN 100 Rank: No. 15

    Schools: Arizona, Michigan State, Oregon, San Diego State, UNLV

     

    4/26: Shakur Juiston, the 6-7 wing from Hutchinson (KS) Community College, followed the McCoy pledge by joining him at UNLV. Read more here.

    2017 ESPN 100 Rank: N/A

    Schools: DePaul, Kansas, Iowa State, Rutgers, UNLV

     

    4/26: Mark Smith, the 6-5 point guard from Edwardsville (IL), stayed home to play for new Illinois coach Brad Underwood. Read more here.

    2017 ESPN 100 Rank: N/A

    Schools: Duke, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan State, Ohio State

     

    5/6: Kevin Knox, the 6-7 small forward from Tampa (FL) Catholic, picked Kentucky over Duke, Florida State, Missouri and North Carolina. Read more here.

    2017 ESPN 100 Rank: No. 9

    Schools: Duke, Florida State, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina

    Read about how Knox turned down an $1.4 million offer to play in China.

     

    5/13: Jordan Tucker, the 6-7 wing from Marietta (GA) Wheeler, committed to Duke over Syracuse. Read more here.

    2017 ESPN 100 Rank: No. 40

    Schools: Syracuse Duke

     

    5/15: Trevon Duval, the top point guard in the Class of 2017, committed to Duke over Arizona, Baylor, Kansas and Seton Hall. Read more here.

    2017 ESPN 100 Rank: No. 5

    Schools: Arizona, Baylor, Duke, Kansas, Seton Hall

     

    5/15: Jeremiah Tilmon, the 6-foot-10 center from East St. Louis, Ill., signed with Missouri after decommitting from Illinois. Read more here.

    2017 ESPN 100 Rank: No. 43

    Schools: Mizzou

     

    5/18: Mohamed Bamba, the 6-foot-11 big man from Westtown (PA) and the PSA Cardinals, chose Texas over Kentucky, Duke and Michigan. Read more here.

    2017 ESPN 100 Rank: No. 3

    Schools: Duke, Kentucky, Michigan, Texas

    Read more about Bamba and his China trip here.

     

    5/20: Sidney Wilson, the 6-foot-7 wing from Brewster (N.H.) Academy, chose St. John’s over Texas and UConn. Read more here.

    2017 ESPN 100 Rank: NA

    Schools: St. John’s, UConn, Texas

    Read about the schools in the mix.

     

    5/24: M.J. Walker, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Jonesboro (GA) High, picked Florida State over Ohio State, UCLA, Virginia Tech and UCLA. Read more here.

    2017 ESPN 100 Rank: No. 25

    Schools: UCLA, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Florida State and Georgia Tech

     

    6/3: Brian Bowen, the 6-foot-7 wing from La Lumiere (IN), enrolled at Louisville, ending a long and suspenseful recruitment. Read more here.

    2017 ESPN 100 Rank: No. 13

    Schools: Arizona, Creighton, Louisville, Michigan State, N.C. State

     

    6/5: Tremont Waters, the 5-foot-11 point guard from Notre Dame (CT), signed with LSU, ending a long and complicated recruitment. Read more here.

    2017 ESPN 100 Rank: No. 32

    Schools: Creighton, Georgetown, LSU, Western Kentucky, UConn

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. 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.