2021 men’s college basketball recruiting class rankings

A mini-commitment spree over the weekend saw five-star guard Nolan Hickman commit to Gonzaga, elite scorer Jaden Hardy make his G League plans official and top-50 prospect Arthur Kaluma pledge to Creighton, essentially closing the book on the 2021 class. Only one ESPN 100 prospect, former Auburn commit Trey Alexander, remains available.

As a result, it felt like the perfect time to update our top 25 recruiting classes — with rankings just about set in stone at this point in the cycle.

Michigan hangs on at No. 1 — barely: It wasn’t quite a wire-to-wire run at the top for

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“You’d put Draymond Green in there if you know anything about basketball”: Larry Brown makes a case for the Warriors’ forward as one of the best players in the NBA

Hall of Fame NBA coach Larry Brown calls Draymond Green one of the best players in the NBA while praising him for the things he does

The Golden State Warriors are currently sitting on the eighth spot in a loaded Western Conference. In a conference where there is no shortage of talent or strong teams, the Warriors have managed to make their way to a play-in berth.

The Warriors managed to do all that while Klay Thompson is still sidelined due to injury. A huge reason for the same is Stephen Curry and his sensational form. However, another player also

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Cincinnati transfer Chris Vogt commits to Wisconsin

Wisconsin has filled out its 2021-22 roster with the addition of Cincinnati transfer Chris Vogt. The 7-foot-1 senior and graduate transfer is the third player the Badgers and head coach Greg Gard have acquired in the transfer portal this off-season, joining Isaac Lindsey (UNLV) and Jahcobi Neath (Wake Forest).

Last season, Vogt averaged 5.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks while averaging 18.5 minutes per game for the Bearcats in 21 starts. As a junior in 2019-20, Vogt started 29 games and put up

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Fantasy Basketball Picks: Top DraftKings NBA DFS Targets, Values for May 8

Saturday’s NBA slate is an important one for several teams as they continue to chase playoff spots or battle for a better seed in the postseason. There are seven games to choose from starting at 7:00 p.m. ET, so let’s break down some of the top studs and values at each position to help you build your DraftKings lineups.

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Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs ($10,100) – The Blazers and Spurs both

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17-year-old killed at junior basketball game in Australia

A 17-year-old boy police believe was a spectator at a junior basketball game was stabbed and later died in hospital from his injuries

Police said Saturday that emergency services were called to Eagle Stadium in the southwestern Melbourne suburb of Werribee late afternoon on Friday.

Another boy, aged 15, is assisting police

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UW men’s basketball coach Mike Hopkins recovers nicely after player exodus, but questions remain

Just when you thought you were out … he pulls you right back in. 

A couple months ago, it would have been easy for a Huskies men’s hoops fan to dismiss coach Mike Hopkins as a Montlake short-timer. Despite the back-to-back Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors he received during his first two seasons at UW, the Huskies have descended into irrelevance at terminal velocity. 

Twenty-seven wins in Hopkins’ second season turned into 15 the following year — just five of which came in the Pac-12, where Washington finished last. And that win total turned into just five last season,

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Michael Jordan game-worn North Carolina Tar Heels basketball jersey sells for $1.38 million

The only known Michael Jordan game-worn North Carolina Tar Heels basketball jersey sold for $1.38 million Saturday with Heritage Auctions.

The jersey was photo-matched to the 1982-83 season, when Jordan won NCAA Player of the Year from The Sporting News, and is the same jersey he wore on the cover of the magazine when he won the award.

The sale broke the previous record for a Jordan jersey, also set by Heritage in October, when a game-worn Chicago Bulls Jordan jersey from the 1986-87 season sold for $480,000.

“As the final price tag proves, this jersey has everything any serious

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A Duke offer for Kyle Filipowski could be worrisome

Syracuse basketball recently got into the recruiting fray for elite 2022 big man Kyle Filipowski, whose list of scholarship offers continues to grow.

Among his latest offers are from fellow Atlantic Coast Conference member Miami, per Filipowski’s Twitter page, along with Big Ten Conference squads Indiana and Rutgers, according to media reports and recruiting services.

The four-star Filipowski, a 6-foot-10 power forward, is a junior at the Wilbraham & Monson Academy in Wilbraham, Mass. He suits up for an excellent group, the New York City-based NY Renaissance, on the AAU circuit.

Other offers include from Ohio State, UCLA, Connecticut,

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UK basketball recruiting: TyTy Washington wins Iverson Classic 3-Point Shootout

The TyTy Washington hype train stops for no one.

After rising in the ranks from the No. 33 overall player and a four-star prospect, to now the No. 16 ranked player (247 Sports) and a five-star prospect, Washington backed up that ranking by winning the Three-Point Shootout at the Iverson Classic last night.

Washington will make his decision one week from today, on May 15. The consensus is that he is down to Kentucky, Arizona, and Kansas, with Kentucky and Arizona battling it out.

Earlier this week, however, the scuttlebutt for Kentucky grew louder and louder with multiple crystal ball

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