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A native of Fairfax, Virginia, Chyree Walker has become a name to know from within the 2017 recruiting class. Standing a 6-foot-4 but with a 6-foot-8 wingspan, the Bullis School wing is capable of playing spots 2-through-4 for his squad. Blessed with a quality physique, long arms, and super productive whenever the game speeds up, things look to be on the uptick with the recruit from the DMV.

Carson Williams drew a big crowd of mid-major after his play with The Travelers. At the Best of the South he was a popular player and Northern Kentucky knew it. New head coach John Brannen and staff secured an important pledge from the 6-foot-6, 220-pound forward from Owenton (KY) Owen County on Wednesday night. 

When it rains, it pours. That easily could have been said the past few weeks when it came to commitments to programs from within the SEC. 

That made us think… which conference could take the reins from the SEC and go on its own roll in picking up some quality commitments in the coming weeks? The answer? The Atlantic Coast Conference.

Today we dive into part three of the five-part series as we inspect the conference and where each school is at with recruits moving forward. 

The SEC has been on quite a roll of late on the recruiting trail. Kentucky landed two, one in both the 2015 and 2016 class, Florida, Arkansas, Alabama, LSU picked up a 2016 recruit, and Arkansas got a step ahead and received a commitment from a member of the 2017 class. While the talking points are hot, the Hoop Seen team dug into some of the topics at hand with the Southeastern Conference.

One of the more versatile wings on the west coast has three visits upcoming and it seems that a few programs west of the Rocky Mountains have made the California native a priority recruit over the past few months. Christian Terrell, a 6-foot-4 senior at Sacramento High School, might never boast a stat line that jumps off the page, but it is his variety of contributing skills that have enabled for many of the programs throughout his area in getting involved with him.

If you can be a slept on, top-30 recruit, then Juwan Durham is it. The 6-foot-10 mobile and agile forward tore his ACL back in February but still has been able to keep a fluid recruitment with a few visits and in-homes planned in the coming weeks.

The amount of talent to come over to the United States by way of Australia and leave an imprint on the college basketball scene has continued to become stronger and in heavier amounts. This upcoming season, the face of college basketball could be of Australian forward and LSU freshman, Ben Simmons. Every school is looking to extinguish every avenue in finding the best talent that they can get ahold of. Enter Kieran Hayward.

When it rains, it pours. That easily could have been said the past few weeks when it came to commitments to programs from within the SEC. Our own Garrett Tucker did a phenomenal job of breaking down the recent slew of commits to programs like Kentucky, Auburn, Alabama, and Florida, and while the streak may not be done yet, I pondered, what conference could take the reins from the SEC and go on its own roll in picking up some quality commitments in the coming weeks? My guess…the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The ACC is coming off a great campaign during the 2014-2015 college basketball season as NC State, Duke, UNC, Virginia, Louisville, and Notre Dame all made great strides that led into March. There is a lot to look forward to with each of the programs but others such as Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, and Florida State have created their own momentum that could lead to success on the hardwood in the coming years.

In attempting to dissect the next commitment for each program and some of the primary targets at hand, the ACC may be in the driver’s seat as the next program to make a run on the recruiting trail.

Today we dive into part two of the five-part series. 

Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario, Marquell Fraser might be an under-the-radar name at the moment but don’t expect that to happen much longer as programs get a glance of him during his open gyms at Hill Academy this fall. In its inaugural season, Fraser looks to be the go-to guy from day one and with a unique blend of ball skills and size on the perimeter, the Canadian guard is one of the more intriguing but productive recruits in the 2016 class.

Standing at 6-foot-4, Fraser laced up his shoes on the Adidas circuit playing for the UPlay Canada bunch alongside San Diego State recruit, Nolan Narain. However, it was Fraser who made things go for his squad. He is best with the ball in his hands on the perimeter as he is a tremendous facilitator off the bounce and gets to the line in heavy, heavy amounts. Throughout the Adidas Gauntlet sessions, Fraser attempted just six perimeter jumpers in all and 56 field goal attempts. What is impressive is that he got to the foul line 45 times, making for a .80 free three rate, which is absurd (takes into account field goal attempts and foul shot attempts)! He also averaged nearly eight rebounds per game and had close to a 2.5-to-1, assist-to-turnover ratio.

With the numbers in line, it would seem as if the entire nation should be after the playmaker. However, whether it is questioning Fraser’s long term upside, his true spot on the floor, or shot making from the perimeter, things haven’t been as fluid on the recruiting trail as one might expect. His travel coach, Kenold Knight, spoke on where programs see him at. “Most coaches are recruiting him as a point or just as a playmaker. Now some are trying to say he’s a 3-man because of his size but those that have watched him understand that he is a point guard.”

At the moment, programs deep in the mix include the likes of USC, UNLV, Xavier, James Madison, Bradley, Northern Arizona, Georgia Tech, Memphis, Utah, Toledo, and Oregon State. With his first official visit set this weekend to Bradley, who seems to have put in the most time with the versatile guard, others potential visits could occur to Xavier, James Madison, and Minnesota come next month.

While there is a load of ball skills and some size with Fraser, Knight spoke on what a college program should come to expect from the tough guard. “He is going to bring toughness and leadership. The kid is a competitor that just finds a way to win. He’s one of the most natural playmakers I have seen; he just makes everyone around him better.”

It is hard to argue with the numbers that Fraser displayed this past summer and with the need for primary ball handlers and size on the perimeter, expect for things to heat up in the upcoming months with the versatile playmaker from north of the border.

While Markelle Futlz, who we have covered here deeply of late due to his commitment to Washington this past weekend, tended to dominate the talk around the DC Blue Devils bunch this past summer, it would be hard to not speak on the contributions that Jeff Dowtin gave to the ball club. Standing at 6-foot-3 and capable of playing various spots in the backcourt, the St. John’s College High product showed enough upside to enhance his resume the past few months in attaining solid looks from across the nation.

When it rains, it pours. That easily could have been said the past few weeks when it came to commitments to programs from within the SEC. Our own Garrett Tucker did a phenomenal job of breaking down the recent slew of commits to programs like Kentucky, Auburn, Alabama, and Florida, and while the streak may not be done yet, I pondered, what conference could take the reins from the SEC and go on its own roll in picking up some quality commitments in the coming weeks? My guess…the Atlantic Coast Conference.

In attempting to dissect the next commitment for each program and some of the primary targets at hand, the ACC may be in the driver’s seat as the next program to make a run on the recruiting trail. 

We take a look at all of the teams in the ACC this week here on HoopSeen.com and dig deeper into their recruiting efforts in the coming months. Today we look at Boston College, Clemson and Duke. 

A few weeks back at the Adidas Nations event in Long Beach, California, some of the very best talent from across the globe descended upon the main floor at Cerritos College before a collection of American bred ballplayers took home the championship. However, it was a Canadian born talent that plays out his high school days on US terrain, which might have been the biggest revelation at the entire camp.

Every Monday, we will roll out the commitments of the week along with the entire list of the commitments received from every division-1 program. There were a few that popped off the board this past week and while the SEC continues to reel in the elite talent in the 2016 class, it was a Pac-12 program and a Conference USA school that made the greatest noise in providing some much needed infusion of immediate talent with each commit that it received on the recruiting trail.

Eddie Jordan and his Rutgers staff zeroed in on Kwe Parker early on in the recruiting process and on Sunday afternoon, it all paid off as the Carolina native popped off the board for the Big Ten program. Corey Sanders was thought to be a quality haul within the 2015 class due to his explosiveness and playmaking in the open floor, yet Parker might have him beat due to his elite athleticism and contributions off the bounce.

On July 22, deep in the heart of the busy open periods that consume college coaches and future college ballplayers, Tre Evans, a 2016 guard out of Putnam City West High in Oklahoma, popped back on the board after rescinding his commitment to Oklahoma State. The constant need for ball handlers can never be overstated and while the 6’1 senior may not hold any offers just yet, the phone hasn’t stopped ringing for the gritty and tough floor general.

After taking in the both the Kentucky and Ohio State programs on Wednesday, Jay Jay Chandler is on the move as he takes in two of the premier programs throughout the state of Tennessee today.

2016 Montrose Christian (MD) point guard Alani Moore trimmed his list of suitors to four Saturday afternoon. Georgia Tech, Seton Hall, Temple, and UMass are the schools in the running for the 5-foot-8 floor general.

“I wanted to narrow my options down and prepare to go to the next level at one of those schools,” Moore told HoopSeen.com. “I have a good relationship with all these coaches, and they all have a similar type of play.

Moore also has official visits set up to three schools. Temple will have the first visit August 28th. Seton Hall will host the three-star guard on September 5th, followed by UMass on September 8th. He is unsure if he will take the trip south to Atlanta for a visit to Georgia Tech.

A timetable for a decision is not set in stone, but Moore hopes to wrap things up quickly following his visits.

“I will hopefully have a decision next month.”

Moore had a fantastic July on the Under Armour circuit with DC Premier, including a big game against title favorite We-R-1 at the UA Finals to help his team advance to the semi-finals. Despite his small stature, Moore is relentless on the floor. He was the difference-maker for his team throughout the travel season, and you can expect that at the next level, too.

Sandy Creek (GA) & Heat Check point guard Christian Turner has committed to the Runnin’ Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb University.

The crafty left-handed floor general has long been a factor among the point guards in the state of Georgia, and is now one of the names that is off the board among a very deep class of 2016 point guards and combo guards in the state.

Turner cited Garnder-Webb head coach Tim Craft and his staff as well as the opportunity for early playing time as big reasons for his decision to choose the Runnin’ Bulldogs.

Turner was the floor general for a Heat Check team that has long been a factor among travel teams in the southeast and earned a reputation for playing well in pick and roll situations and finding teammates.

Turner said that the coaching staff envisions using him in “a lot of pick and rolls and just pushing the ball in transition”.

This early commitment will help shape the big picture when it comes to the 2016 guard class in Georgia, particularly among mid major and low major prospects, which there is an abundance of.