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At 6’8 and 195lbs, Class of 2014 5-star Malik Pope is rail thin and drenched in athleticism. The northern California small forward is currently holding down the #12 spot for and may not reside outside its Top 10 much longer. Young (15) for his Class, the chatter surrounding Pope is trained more on “what may be” as opposed to “what currently is”. Currently holding offers from much of the Pac-12, and national heavy hitters Kansas, Louisville, and Texas, Pope’s may prove one of the more hotly contested signings in the talent-laden Class of 2014. Little doubt Pope will have his choice of D1 destinations and plenty of spotlights to accompany his every on-court move. Too much, too soon? (more…)



Per a text message, Randle informed that he is down to Baylor, Duke, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, N.C. State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas.

Eric Bossi, August 27th 2012

6’9 and 240lbs, each time he steps to the court, Julius Randle fits to the tee, the Ricardo Gathers mold of “man among boys”. Little doubt that except for the NBA’s stipulations regarding draft eligibility, Randle would most certainly entertain the jump from High school to the Association. The stipulations, however, remain in place, and Julius Randle appears destine to play at least one season of NCAA D1 basketball. His recruitment is the stuff of headlines, and his game the stuff of YouTube and MixTape legend. For all the sizzle surrounding his game, it will be the substance determining Randle’s short and long-term basketball success. Recently bumped to the #1 spot in the Rivals Top150, Randle is no stranger to the scrutiny afforded his play and pending commitment. For every lights-out Rivals #1, (LeBron James ’03, Dwight Howard ’04) there is a mixed-bag #1 (BJ Mullens ’08, Josh Selby ’10). The 6’9 power forward out of Plano (TX) has secured the Class of ’13 #1 spot. A tremendous honor, but nothing more than a Wikipedia byline once he inks his Letter of Intent and embarks on his collegiate career. (more…)