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Where will the top uncommitted seniors land?

With the first singing period now just a week away, we take a look at where each prospect might land and when they might decided to come off the board.
1, Nov 2016

Where will the top uncommitted seniors land?

We are now just a week away from the first signing period, a seven day blimp on the calendar where high school seniors can put pen to paper and make it official as to where they might be attending college next year. This fall has seen a bevy of top tier prospects come off the board, yet there are still a number of top-125 recruits left on the board.

In looking ahead at the next two weeks and beyond, we give our predictions as to where the remaining top prospects might be headed. Some are inching closer to college decisions as the likes of John Petty, Collin Sexton, and Kris Wilkes have already set announcements dates during the early signing period. However, there are others such as Trae Young, Mo Bamba, and Trevon Duval that we know for certain that a decision won’t be made until the winter or spring.

While we acknowledge that all of our predictions will not be dead on, it does give insight on how, even though Duke and Kentucky sit with one commitment combined at the current moment, just as usual, both blueblood programs will more than likely end up with a top-five-recruiting class once again.


Rank Player PREDICTION WILL SIGN Position City, State High School
1 Wendell Carter DUKE EARLY PF Atlanta, GA Pace Academy
8 Collin Sexton ALABAMA EARLY CG Mableton, GA Pebblebrook
13 Gary Trent Jr. DUKE EARLY SG Napa, CA Prolific Prep
14 Nick Richards KENTUCKY EARLY C Elizabeth, NJ The Patrick School
15 Kris Wilkes UCLA EARLY PF Indianapolis, IN North Central
18 Quade Green SYRACUSE EARLY PG Philadelphia, PA Neumann-Goretti
27 John Petty ALABAMA EARLY SF Huntsville, AL JO Johnson
28 PJ Washington KENTUCKY EARLY PF Henderson, NV Findlay Prep
56 Darryl Morsell MARYLAND EARLY SG Baltimore, MD Mount St. Joseph
96 Isaiah Stokes IOWA STATE EARLY C Bradenton, FL IMG Academy


Rank Player PREDICTION WILL SIGN Position City, State High School
5 Hamidou Diallo UCONN LATE SG Woodstock, CT Putnam Science
6 Kevin Knox DUKE LATE F Tampa, FL Tampa Catholic
7 Trevon Duval KANSAS LATE PG Bradenton, FL IMG Academy
12 Jarred Vanderbilt TCU LATE PF Houston, TX Victory Prep
16 Trae Young OKLAHOMA LATE PG Norman, OK Norman North
17 Billy Preston KANSAS LATE PF Mouth of Wilson, VA Oak Hill Academy
19 MJ Walker FLORIDA STATE LATE SF Jonesboro, GA Jonesboro
24 Lonnie Walker ARIZONA EARLY SG Reading, PA Reading
35 Jordan Tucker INDIANA LATE SF Marietta, GA Wheeler
38 Charles O'Bannon USC EARLY SG Las Vegas, NV Bishop Gorman
48 O'Shae Brissett SYRACUSE LATE PF Ontario, CN Athlete Institute
49 Matt Coleman DUKE EARLY PG Mouth of Wilson, VA Oak Hill Academy
51 Shai Alexander KENTUCKY LATE PG Chattanooga, TN Hamilton Heights
54 Daejon Davis STANFORD EARLY SG Seattle, WA Garfield
59 Ikey Obiagu BAYLOR EARLY C Decatur, GA Greenforest Christian
95 David Beatty INDIANA EARLY SG Philadelphia, PA Imhotep Charter
97 Jay Jay Chandler WKU LATE SG Katy, TX Cinco Ranch
109 Bourama Sidibe OKLAHOMA STATE LATE C Newark, NJ St. Benedict's


Rank Player PREDICTION WILL SIGN Position City, State High School
4 Mohamed Bamba KENTUCKY LATE C Norristown, PA Westtown School
10 Brandon McCoy SAN DIEGO STATE LATE C San Diego, CA Cathedral Catholic
11 Troy Brown OREGON EARLY SG Las Vegas, NV Centennial
20 Brian Bowen MICHIGAN STATE EARLY SF La Porte, IN La Lumiere
40 Rayshaun Hammonds GEORGIA EARLY SF Norcross, GA Norcross
47 Nojel Eastern SETON HALL EARLY SG Evanston, IL Evanston Township
112 Garrison Brooks GEORGIA EARLY PF Auburn, AL Auburn


Rank Player PREDICTION WILL SIGN Position City, State High School
66 LJ Figueroa   LATE SF Orlando, FL West Oaks Academy
94 Alexander Mamukelashvili   LATE PF Montverde, FL Montverde Academy

Corey Evans has been a member of the HoopSeen family since the summer of 2015. He brings a wealth of experience in scouring the nation in evaluation some of the top prospects from coast-to-coast, and in also finding some of the more under-the-radar prospects from various locales. The managing editor on site, Evans has run a college scouting service, the Roundball Rundown Report, since 2012, as he works with over 100 division-1 college basketball programs from both sides of the nation. Based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Evans is the primary national contributor at HoopSeen which has broadened the scope of information included within the site itself. 

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