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Class of 2020
6-1    PG
Bloom
Chicago Heights, IL
OCT 02
11:00
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2019
2020 G DONOVAN NEWBY GIVES VERBAL PLEDGE TO UWM
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Donovan Newby announced his college pick Monday evening to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and head coach Pat Baldwin. The senior is a guard at Bloom High School (IL) and the Illinois Wolves.  The commitment marks a quick turnaround as Baldwin and the staff just offered Newby last week. Following the offer last week, Newby headed to Milwaukee for his official visit and quickly made   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-1    PG
Bloom
Chicago Heights, IL
 
Class of 2021
6-11    G/F
Sussex Hamilton
Menomonee Falls, WI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 1
OCT 02
10:45
AM EST
2019
TEN ALPHA'S IN WISCONSIN THIS UPCOMING SEASON
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The high school season is right around the corner and while it’s great to look at various angles on which kids need to be looked at it’s equally important to pay attention to the high level impact talents that stand to be front and center throughout the season.  Every state has their own and Wisconsin is right there with them.  Today we glance at the Badger state with a look   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-11    G/F
Sussex Hamilton
Menomonee Falls, WI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 1
 
Class of 2020
6-8    SF
Hinsdale Central
Willowbrook, IL
OCT 02
09:15
AM EST
2019
2020 F RYAN ISAACSON POPS FOR MERRIMACK
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Merrimack College, all the way from Massachusetts, was able to come to Illinois and pluck a commitment from Ryan Isaacson. The senior picked Merrimack over Indianapolis, Lewis, and St. Cloud State who had all also offered him. He announced his commitment on Monday afternoon to the Warriors. He was offered a scholarship by head coach Joe Gallo and staff back in July during his breakout   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-8    SF
Hinsdale Central
Willowbrook, IL
 
OCT 02
09:00
AM EST
2019
NY2LA NEWS AND NOTES
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The annual fall commitment time is here and this past week plus saw some more talented prospects come off the board including 2020 PG Caleb Love who popped for the ACC last night.  Here’s a quick look at that and more in our news and notes for this past week plus… D1 COMMITMENTS North Carolina struck on the trail again last night as 2020 PG Caleb Love of Christian Brothers   More...
 
 
Class of 2021
6-7    F
Yankton H.S.
Yankton, SD
OCT 01
10:45
AM EST
2019
2021 F MATTHEW MORS TALKS BADGERS COMMITMENT
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Head Coach Greg Gard and the University of Wisconsin have been one of the standout programs in recruiting this fall in terms of landing commitments and this week was no exception as they landed a couple of their targets including 2021 F Matthew Mors of Yankton High School in South Dakota.  A talented big that was primed for a big jump nationally over the next 8-12 months, Mors is a perfect   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-7    F
Yankton H.S.
Yankton, SD
 
Class of 2020
6-5    F
Homewood-Flossmoor
Chicago, IL
OCT 01
10:30
AM EST
2019
2020 F RJ OGOM TALKS COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON COMMITMENT
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
RJ Ogom of Homewood-Flossmoor High School (IL) and All-In Athletics has committed to College of Charleston. The senior announced his commitment on twitter Sunday evening. “I decided to commit now because I felt that I found the right place for me” the forward told us after his commitment.   Ogom picked the Cougars over his other scholarship offers from Mount St.   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-5    F
Homewood-Flossmoor
Chicago, IL
 
Class of 2021
6-7    F
Yankton H.S.
Yankton, SD
SEP 30
11:15
AM EST
2019
BADGERS STRIKE IN SOUTH DAKOTA WITH 2021 F MATTHEW MORS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
While most programs around the nation are actively working on their 2020 recruitment class, the Wisconsin Badgers have not only completed their 2020 class, but are coming close to finishing up recruitment for their 2021 class. Just hours after landing a commitment from point guard Chucky Hepburn out of Nebraska, the Badgers struck again landing forward Matthew Mors. This is in addition to power   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-7    F
Yankton H.S.
Yankton, SD
 
Class of 2020
6-3    PG
Morgan Park H.S.
Chicago, IL
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 33
SEP 30
08:30
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2019
2020 PG ADAM MILLER TRIMS IT TO SIX
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Over the past three plus years Adam Miller, one of the top guards in the nation, has received twenty scholarship offers. Back in July Miller cut his list down to ten consisting of Arizona, Arizona State, Chicago State, Illinois, Kansas, Louisville, Missouri, North Carolina State, Northwestern, and Wake Forest. Before narrowing his list, the senior guard had also received offers from Florida, LSU,   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-3    PG
Morgan Park H.S.
Chicago, IL
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 33
 
Class of 2020
6-9    SF
Milwaukee Academy of Science
Milwaukee, WI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 78
SEP 30
08:15
AM EST
2019
BRADLEY STRIKES ON TRAIL WITH 2020 F DARIUS HANNAH
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
One of the top forwards in the Midwest; Darius Hannah has made his commitment to Bradley University and head coach Brian Wardle. The 6’9” forward of Milwaukee Academy of Science and All-In Athletics announced his pick via twitter Friday morning.  Hannah chose the Braves over scholarship offers from Liberty University and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Wardle and staff got involved with   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-9    SF
Milwaukee Academy of Science
Milwaukee, WI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 78
 
Class of 2021
6-1    PG
Bellevue West
Bellevue, NE
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 51
SEP 30
08:15
AM EST
2019
WISCONSIN STRIKES ON NEBRASKA TRAIL WITH 2021 PG CHUCKY HEPBURN
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Over the last couple weeks, the Wisconsin Badgers made some big strides in completing their 2020 recruitment class. They were able to land commitments from forward Ben Carlson and center Steven Crowl in addition to already having Jordan & Johnny Davis, Lorne Bowman, and Carter Gilmore in the fold.  With the 2020 recruitment class complete, head coach Greg Gard and staff have turned   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-1    PG
Bellevue West
Bellevue, NE
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 51
 
Class of 2020
6-3    PG
Niles North
Skokie, IL
SEP 27
04:15
PM EST
2019
2020 PG AQUAN SMART MAKES VERBAL PLEDGE TO EAST TENNESSEE STATE
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
In front of a crowd at his Niles North high school gym on Thursday evening, Aquan Smart dawned a navy hat and polo with a yellow “E” to signify his commitment to East Tennessee State and head coach Steve Forbes. The senior picked East Tennessee State over scholarship offers from Chicago State, Florida International, Illinois State, Southeast Missouri State, UAB, UIC, and   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-3    PG
Niles North
Skokie, IL
 
Class of 2021
6-6    SF
Hillcrest
Chicago, IL
SEP 27
04:00
PM EST
2019
2021 SF JULIUS ROLLINS TALKS RECRUITMENT
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
One Illinois junior to burst onto the scene this summer was Julius Rollins of Hillcrest High School and Young & Reckless. Rollins has been able to attract the attention of many mid-major coaches from around the Midwest and beyond.  While Rollins said that he currently has no leaders in his recruitment, he holds offers from Kent State, Southeast Missouri State, UIC, and his newest as   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-6    SF
Hillcrest
Chicago, IL
 
Class of 2020
6-2    PG
Caledonia H.S.
Caledonia, MN
SEP 26
09:38
AM EST
2019
KING TO SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
2020 PG Noah King of Caledonia (MN) has verbally committed to South Dakota State.  He played with the Minnesota Comets during the grassroots travel season. 
 
Class of 2020
6-2    PG
Caledonia H.S.
Caledonia, MN
 
SEP 26
09:30
AM EST
2019
2021 PG JORDAN RICE ON THE RISE
Nick Aiello — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Some players have a knack for making plays and consistently affecting games with their abilities and leadership. 2021 Point Guard, Jordan Rice of Rock Island H.S. (IL) is certainly one of those players. He is a constant leader on his teams and does so with his play and his effort every game. His talent and intangible qualities have earned him interest from various Division I and Division II   More...
 
 
Class of 2021
6-5    SG
SJNMA
Hartland, WI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 55
SEP 26
09:30
AM EST
2019
FIVE LATE BLOOMING PROSPECTS PRIMED TO SOAR MOVING FORWARD
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
While plenty of talented players across the Midwest reeled in scholarship offers over the last few months, there are still plenty out there that are still being well overlooked. Here are five players from around the Midwest that should be attracting a lot more college interest and scholarship offers than they currently are.  Amar Augillard – 2021 – SF – Zion-Benton High   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-5    SG
SJNMA
Hartland, WI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 55
 
Class of 2020
7-0    C
Clarkston H.S.
Clarkston, MI
SEP 24
06:45
PM EST
2019
NORTHWESTERN STRIKES ON TRAIL WITH 2020 C MATT NICHOLSON
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Northwestern and Chris Collins received a verbal commitment from Matt Nicholson out of Clarkston High School in Michigan and The Family. The center announced his decision on Sunday via twitter. The Wildcats offered the big man at the end of June of this summer and he followed it by taking his official visit to the Evanston campus in early August.  After seeing little action during his   More...
 
Class of 2020
7-0    C
Clarkston H.S.
Clarkston, MI
 
Class of 2020
6-7    F
Mahomet-Seymour HS
Mahomet, IL
SEP 24
06:00
AM EST
2019
2020 F GRANT COLEMAN TALKS UW-MILWAUKEE COMMITMENT
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Grant Coleman of Mahomet-Seymour High School (IL) and Indiana Elite North has made his commitment to Wisconsin-Milwaukee and head coach Pat Baldwin. The verbal commitment comes right Coleman took his official visit to Milwaukee over this past weekend. The forward told us that he committed now because “I really enjoyed being around the coaching staff and seeing what it’s like to be a   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-7    F
Mahomet-Seymour HS
Mahomet, IL
 
Class of 2020
7-0    C
Trinity Catholic
St. Louis, MO
SEP 23
06:00
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2019
2020 C RYAN KALKBRENNER GIVES VERBAL TO CREIGHTON
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Ryan Kalkbrenner of Trinity Catholic High School in St. Louis, Missouri and the Mac Irvin Fire has committed to Creighton University. In landing Kalkbrenner, head coach Greg McDermott and staff get one of the most dominant post defenders in the nation. Kalkbrenner picked the Bluejay’s over his other two finalist; Purdue and Stanford. Over the last several months he has developed into a   More...
 
Class of 2020
7-0    C
Trinity Catholic
St. Louis, MO
 
SEP 23
10:30
AM EST
2019
NY2LA NEWS AND NOTES
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The annual fall commitment time is here and this past week already saw a few come off the board including soaring big man 2020 C Ryan Kalkbrenner who verbally committed to Creighton.  Here’s a quick look at that and more in our news and notes for this past week… D1 COMMITMENTS 2020 C Ryan Kalkbrenner of Trinity Catholic (MO) verbally committed to Creighton.  He played   More...
 
 
Class of 2020
6-8    SF
Loyola Academy
Wilmette, IL
SEP 23
09:45
AM EST
2019
2020 F BENNETT KWIECINSKI GIVES VERBAL PLEDGE TO SIENA
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Siena College landed their man with the commitment of Bennett Kwiecinski. The senior is a 6’8” forward of Loyola Academy and the Illinois Wolves. Kwiecinski announced his commitment on twitter Sunday night to the upstate New York school.  Kwiecinski picked the Saints over offers from Air Force, DePaul, Illinois State, Lipscomb, Presbyterian, and Yale. The commitment comes   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-8    SF
Loyola Academy
Wilmette, IL
 
SEP 20
07:00
PM EST
2019
2020 G GAVYN ELKAMIL IS STARTING TO CREATE A BUZZ
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Injuries can sometimes slow down the momentum of prospects but if they continue to put in the work and stay the course eventually they’re back on the hardwood creating a buzz once again.  That thought process fits perfectly for 2020 G Gavyn Elkamil of Pittsburg High School (KS). A talented 6-4+ guard who can play either position on the perimeter, Elkamil has size, strength, solid   More...
 
 
Class of 2021
6-10    PF
Cedarburg
Cedarburg, WI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 56
SEP 20
09:45
AM EST
2019
FIVE TALENTED PROSPECTS IN WISCONSIN TO WATCH CLOSELY
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Late bloomers, sleepers, or just guys who have breakout years are always the fun part of evaluating and scouting and each year there’s always a number in every state.  Wisconsin has their fair share and here’s a look at five who could really take a big step forward that are expected to be impact players for their respective high school teams this winter… Note –   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-10    PF
Cedarburg
Cedarburg, WI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 56
 
SEP 20
09:30
AM EST
2019
2020 G NATE SHOCKEY TALKS NORTH DAKOTA COMMITMENT
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Nate Shockey of York High School (IL) and Breakaway Basketball has committed to the University of North Dakota and head coach Paul Sather. The 6’3” senior point guard announced his commitment on twitter Thursday afternoon. The commitment comes after he took his only official visit to the Grand Forks campus at the beginning of September.  When we asked Shockey why he chose   More...
 
 
SEP 19
06:00
PM EST
2019
TALENTED 2020 G CONNOR DILLON STILL ON THE BOARD
Nick Aiello — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The senior class in the Midwest still has a number of outstanding players uncommitted going into their final high school seasons. One player who has been on a good amount of Division II schools' radars, as well as drawn interest from some low Division I schools, is 2020 Point Guard, Connor Dillon. Playing one last season at Peoria Notre Dame H.S. (Peoria, IL) and capitalizing off another   More...
 
 
Class of 2020
6-4    PG
Whitney Young
Chicago, IL
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 31
SEP 19
10:15
AM EST
2019
DUKE STRIKES ON TRAIL WITH 2020 PG DJ STEWARD
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
DJ Steward of Whitney Young High School (IL) and Meanstreets has gone from not just one of the top seniors in the Midwest, but one of the top in the country. On Wednesday, he announced his commitment to Duke University and Coach Krzyzewski.  The commitment follows after Krzyzewski and the entire Duke coaching staff traveled up to Chicago last Tuesday to see Steward at Whitney   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-4    PG
Whitney Young
Chicago, IL
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 31
 
Class of 2021
6-0    PG
St John's Northwestern Military Academy
Delafield, WI
SEP 19
09:30
AM EST
2019
LATE BLOOMING 2020 G GERALD GITTENS IS STILL ON THE BOARD
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
A handful of 2020 sleepers or late blooming prospects are still on the board across the Midwest and one such talent is guard Gerald Gittens of St. Johns NW Military Academy.  A 6-0 lead guard who is young for his age, Gittens is expected to be one of the main contributors for SJNWMA this season as they try and capture a state championship. A native New Yorker, Gittens is a tough,   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-0    PG
St John's Northwestern Military Academy
Delafield, WI
 
Class of 2020
6-8    PF
Cary Grove H.S.
Cary, IL
SEP 19
09:15
AM EST
2019
2020 PF FRANK JAKUBICEK PRIMED FOR BIG SENIOR YEAR
Nick Aiello — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Frank Jakubicek, a 2020 Power Forward prospect out of Cary-Grove H.S. (Cary, IL), is a player who started garnering some attention from schools over the past year and picked up an offer from Belmont after taking a visit this past winter. During the course of his junior season and the spring AAU season, competing with Quad City Elite, the 6’8” 220-pound power forward received more and   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-8    PF
Cary Grove H.S.
Cary, IL
 
Class of 2020
6-8    F
Saint Paul East Ridge HS
Saint Paul, MN
SEP 18
06:30
PM EST
2019
BADGERS DOUBLE DIP IN MINNESOTA AND LAND BEN CARLSON
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
A day after landing a commitment from Steven Crowl, Greg Gard was dipping back into the state of Minnesota for another 2020 commitment. This time it came from Ben Carlson of East Ridge High School (MN) and D1 Minnesota. Carlson announced his commitment to the University of Wisconsin on twitter Wednesday afternoon.  In addition to joining his D1 Minnesota teammate in center Steven Crowl,   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-8    F
Saint Paul East Ridge HS
Saint Paul, MN
 
Class of 2020
6-3    G
Kaukauna H.S.
Appleton, WI
SEP 18
06:30
PM EST
2019
LATE BLOOMING 2020 G LOGAN JEDWABNY STILL ON THE BOARD
Nick Aiello — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Wisconsin still has a number of players uncommitted who had strong AAU seasons, and really improved their games in different facets. One such player primed with talent to compete at the next level is Logan Jedwabny of Kaukauna H.S. (WI). Jedwabny is a 2020 Combo Guard who played with the WI Blizzard-Kuranda program in the grassroots travel season. At 6'3" and 185-pounds, Jedwabny is   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-3    G
Kaukauna H.S.
Appleton, WI
 
Class of 2022
6-8    F
Lake Forest Academy
Toronto, Ontario,
SEP 17
05:00
PM EST
2019
CLASS OF 2022 INTRO - NIGEL HYLTON
Nick Aiello — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Looking over the landscape of players that should be rising from a recruitment standpoint after this past summer season, 2022 Forward prospect Nigel Hylton should continue creating some buzz. Hailing from Toronto, Ontario (Canada), Hilton competed during July with PB Nation-Toronto. He helped lead them to a title at the early July NY2LA Sports tournament with outstanding play and was often the   More...
 
Class of 2022
6-8    F
Lake Forest Academy
Toronto, Ontario,
 
Class of 2020
6-3    SG
Stevenson H.S.
Kildeer, IL
SEP 17
04:45
PM EST
2019
FIVE BREAKOUT ILLINOIS CLASS OF 2020 PROSPECTS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Over the summer between the high school and travel team periods many players took their game to a new level. Here are five seniors from the state of Illinois that saw their game and recruitment soar.  Matthew Ambrose – 6-4 – 2020 – SG – Stevenson HS (IL) Whether he was playing for his high school team or Quad City Elite, Ambrose was a big scoring threat that knew   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-3    SG
Stevenson H.S.
Kildeer, IL
 
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