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Old 08-16-2016, 10:22 PM
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If current history holds, I would expect that Bradley would continue to recruit at least two more positions. There is usually big fluctuations in rosters when trying to rebuild a program. Some may just see that playing time will be minimal and decide to transfer. I know, this is all obvious.
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:49 PM
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Drake lands a commitment from Class of 2017 Teyvion Kirk - who was once a BU recruiting target



2017
Bradley - Ryan Stipanovich - LINK (0 open scholarships)
Drake - Teyvion Kirk (1 scholarship currently open)
Evansville - (7 scholarships currently open)
Illinois State - (2 scholarships currently open)
Indiana State - (4 scholarships currently open)
Loyola - Cameron Krutwig (0 scholarships currently open)
Missouri State - (3 scholarships currently open)
UNI - Austin Phyfe (1 scholarships left for 2017)
SIU - (4 scholarships currently open)
Wichita State - (2 scholarships currently open)
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:40 AM
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Evansville Lands Silas Adheke, a 6-8 Nigerian from Hamilton Heights Academy in Chattanooga, TN
in many places he is said to be a 2016 recruit but most places say 2017.

http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/silas-adheke
http://www.hamiltonheightsbasketball...ror_id=2155607

He just started playing basketball about 3 years ago
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/s...s-exam/283686/

Silas Adheke from Nigeria originally, is a 6-8 forward who played AAU for the St. Louis Eagles and went to high school at Hamilton Heights Academy in Chattanooga, TN
According to his team's web site he averaged 8 ppg, 5 rpg
http://insider.espn.com/college-spor...2/silas-adheke
http://www.courierpressblogs.com/spo...017-prospects/

He was apparently just offered about 3 weeks ago by Evansville ....
There's even virtually no mention of him by Evansville fans but they believe him to be 2017 based on that CourierPress column
Some of the Aces fans expect Adheke to redshirt..
http://www.purpleacesfans.com/viewto...=adheke#p18877
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Old 08-19-2016, 11:38 AM
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One interesting story that mentions Adheke - a column from 2014 about his high school, Hamilton Heights Academy...
details how they changed their entire plans a few years ago and began taking foreign students who were basketball players...
and they specifically give as examples that "American Universities" contact them (presumably just call them on the phone) and arrange for the foreign player that they are recruiting or are interested in.... to be brought over and enroll to play basketball at Hamilton Heights...
This brought in a lot of big $$ from sources that they had never dreamed would funnel money to the school and help them "pay the bills"...

"That expansion into Europe was a key to the long-reaching goals for
basketball at the small church school sandwiched between a real estate office
and a tea room on Hickory Valley Road.

“We had an American university that was trying to bring a player, a junior they
were recruiting, to America,” Stone said Wednesday. “They wanted to go ahead
and get him over here...

That leap of faith to seek student-athletes from across the Atlantic Ocean
has elevated the Hawks’ program to near elite status among the nation’s top
basketball schools, most of which are sponsored by shoe-makers such as
Nike and adidas."
(as well as the American schools "helping them out"
...to "provide scholarships" for the international blue-chippers...)
"There are plenty of international players .....“I probably turn down 50 kids a year.
We have almost 20 kids on scholarship playing college ball right now."


so in effect, they are a good private school that has been in existence for decades but they kind of found a real cash-cow doing this foreign basketball-prep school thing.....this kind of answers why so many schools lately are going this route, it's the financial lure....
--- all the Florida prep schools we've been talking about, Boys to Men, Decatur Christian, Traders Point, La Lumiere, Brehm Prep, Mooseheart, Culver Academy, etc...
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Old 08-19-2016, 04:22 PM
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Drake just landed another 2017 verbal...
Tai Bibbs from West Chicago - a 6-1 combo guard that seems reminiscent of a smaller version of Ore Arogundade
http://suntimeshighschoolsports.com/...gos-tai-bibbs/
https://twitter.com/joehoopsreport/s...41096151953408

also added the ISU verbal




2017
Bradley - Ryan Stipanovich - LINK (0 open scholarships)
Drake - Teyvion Kirk, Tai Bibbs (0 scholarship currently open)
Evansville - Silas Adheke (4 scholarships currently open)
Illinois State - William Tinsley (1 scholarship currently open)
Indiana State - (4 scholarships currently open)
Loyola - Cameron Krutwig (0 scholarships currently open)
Missouri State - (3 scholarships currently open)
UNI - Austin Phyfe (1 scholarships left for 2017)
SIU - (5 scholarships currently open)
Wichita State - (1 scholarships currently open)

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Old 08-19-2016, 08:11 PM
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ISU just got their first commitment. William Tinsley from nearby Ridgeview High School and now Lake Land College. Know the family well. Had offers from a lot of mid-majors as well as Florida State. Had also heard from North Carolina recently. Great get for the Redbirds.

http://www.pantagraph.com/sports/col...63a2ae8e6.html
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:38 PM
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ISU just got their first commitment. William Tinsley from nearby Ridgeview High School and now Lake Land College. Know the family well. Had offers from a lot of mid-majors as well as Florida State. Had also heard from North Carolina recently. Great get for the Redbirds.

http://www.pantagraph.com/sports/col...63a2ae8e6.html
I remember him when he played at Ridgeview HS and lead them to 3rd place in the 2015 IHSA Class 1A State Tournament.
Here was another article about him from a month ago
http://www.pantagraph.com/sports/col...000170a60.html
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Old 08-20-2016, 02:08 AM
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Tinsley was a full qualifier out of high school according to the prior Jim Benson column, so why not go DI now?
Why if he has the skills would you want to waste another year of college eligibility at Lake Land juco if he is capable of helping a team right now?
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Old 08-20-2016, 12:35 PM
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Tinsley was a full qualifier out of high school according to the prior Jim Benson column, so why not go DI now?
Why if he has the skills would you want to waste another year of college eligibility at Lake Land juco if he is capable of helping a team right now?
Uh because he didn't start to get offers until most schools had filled their scholarships for this year. Went to top 100 JUCO exposure camp this summer and impressed a lot of schools. Wish he would have picked my Aces but has the chance to be a very good player.
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Old 08-20-2016, 12:58 PM
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sure, just asking, but many times we've heard the opposite argument that if the kid can transfer with 3 years of DI eligibility - it's infinitely better, -- Phil Fayne, Anthony Cousin, John Wilkins...

No way in the world a year at juco benefits a kid as much as a year at DI...and sometimes they regress - just ask DeAaron Williams or Shang Ping...and you can even take a redshirt year at DI if you want to...

spending that extra season of eligibility in juco generally does not lead to as much development and means the kid won't have the chance to start in the new DI system until a full year later.

if ISU wants him bad enough they'd have found a spot now but remember- the kid said he had Florida State, SIU, UE and others, too.....
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Old 08-20-2016, 01:38 PM
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sure, just asking, but many times we've heard the opposite argument that if the kid can transfer with 3 years of DI eligibility - it's infinitely better, -- Phil Fayne, Anthony Cousin, John Wilkins...

No way in the world a year at juco benefits a kid as much as a year at DI...and sometimes they regress - just ask DeAaron Williams or Shang Ping...and you can even take a redshirt year at DI if you want to...

spending that extra season of eligibility in juco generally does not lead to as much development and means the kid won't have the chance to start in the new DI system until a full year later.

if ISU wants him bad enough they'd have found a spot now but remember- the kid said he had Florida State, SIU, UE and others, too.....
True. I know this family very well and they did think about that and was offered that option from a few schools. Ultimately he decided to keep his commitment to the JUCO and use the game time to work on a few things. William is a fantastic kid; definitely old school when it comes to keeping commitments.

The stack of letters he had with official offers, including Florida State, was impressive and growing. Saw them myself, so I can definitely validate that this was not a "the kid said" that I know we all hear from numerous kids as they are being recruited. He had also had numerous conversations with San Diego State recently and they were trying to get him to take visit as well.

Ultimately his dream was to play at ISU so very happy for him that he gets to live that dream.
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Old 08-20-2016, 03:06 PM
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..... a lot of big $$ from sources
".... shoe-makers such as
Nike and adidas."
.........
speaking of shoe compannies influencing where a kid goies...

read this...Gary Parrish from CBSSports...
...recruiting is getting dirtier according to many sources as the shoe company money definitely influences where kids go
http://www.cbssports.com/college-bas...g-any-cleaner/
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Old 08-21-2016, 02:15 AM
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2017
Bradley - Ryan Stipanovich - LINK (0 open scholarships)
Drake - Teyvion Kirk, Tai Bibbs (0 scholarship currently open)
Evansville - Silas Adheke (4 scholarships currently open)
Illinois State - William Tinsley (1 scholarship currently open)
Indiana State - (4 scholarships currently open)
Loyola - Cameron Krutwig (0 scholarships currently open)
Missouri State - (3 scholarships currently open)
UNI - Austin Phyfe (1 scholarships left for 2017)
SIU - (5 scholarships currently open)
Wichita State - (1 scholarships currently open)



Just for those who are interested...
the FALL signing period for Letter of Intent is Wed. November 9 thru Wed. November 16, 2016.
That's just a little over 11 weeks away!!
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Old 08-31-2016, 02:21 PM
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Evansville - Silas Adheke (4 scholarships currently open)..
interesting....
Class of 2017 Silas Adheke
- who just gave his verbal to Evansville, will be RECLASSIFYING as Class of 2016 and will try to join the Evansville Aces this fall!
https://twitter.com/ECP_Allar/status/766688737770278913

However, his "paperwork is not finalized" so he has yet to join the team.
https://twitter.com/ECP_Allar/status/768568695102767104

This will give them 7 new players this season...ISU has 8 if you count the guys who have to sit out after transfer, and Bradley will have 8 as well.
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:00 AM
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There's a report from SIU that one of the players who was signed for 2016 but ineligible - will enroll at SIU & get his grades in order then reportedly may be on scholarship in 2017-18
Jeremy Roscoe - LINK


2017
Bradley - Ryan Stipanovich - LINK (0 open scholarships)
Drake - Teyvion Kirk, Tai Bibbs (0 scholarship currently open)
Evansville - (4, maybe 5 scholarships currently open) (Silas Adheke removed as he classified as a 2016)
Illinois State - William Tinsley (1 scholarship currently open)
Indiana State - (4 scholarships currently open)
Loyola - Cameron Krutwig (0 scholarships currently open)
Missouri State - (3 scholarships currently open)
UNI - Austin Phyfe (1 scholarships left for 2017)
SIU - Jeremy Roscoe - will not sign a LOI since he signed one in 2016) (3 scholarships currently open)
Wichita State - (1 or possibly zero scholarships currently open - depends on who is walking on)


..the FALL signing period for Letter of Intent is Wed. November 9 thru Wed. November 16, 2016.
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Old 09-07-2016, 01:31 PM
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Unfortunately now with Evansville's Blake Simmons holding over another year on redshirt, that will reduce their available scholarship number for 2017 by one
..according to various sources, they have at least a dozen offers out for 2017
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Old 09-12-2016, 11:35 AM
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Illini Bluffs senior Taylor Bruninga, who has gotten some recruiting interest from several MVC schools including Bradley, is listed among the 5 top sleepers in the class of 2017 still on the board-
http://ny2lasports.com/article_one.aspx?articleid=3598

His AAU coach for the Peoria based Illinois Irish says this about him-
"Taylor Bruninga will be a steal at the D1 level. Lots of similarities to Alec Peters at same age"
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Old 09-12-2016, 06:21 PM
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Newest Evansville recruit for 2017 added
Kuhlman was a backup option and when Evansville's top target, a hometown kid that they threw a lot of resources at - decided
to go elsewhere - then they opened to door for Kuhlman.
http://bradleyfans.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26489


2017
Bradley - Ryan Stipanovich - LINK (0 open scholarships)
Drake - Teyvion Kirk, Tai Bibbs (0 scholarship currently open)
Evansville - Evan Kuhlman (4, maybe 5 scholarships currently open) (Silas Adheke removed as he classified as a 2016)
Illinois State - William Tinsley (1 scholarship currently open)
Indiana State - (4 scholarships currently open)
Loyola - Cameron Krutwig (0 scholarships currently open)
Missouri State - (3 scholarships currently open)
UNI - Austin Phyfe (1 scholarships left for 2017)
SIU - Jeremy Roscoe - will not sign a LOI since he signed one in 2016) (3 scholarships currently open)
Wichita State - (1 or possibly zero scholarships currently open - depends on who is walking on)
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Old 09-13-2016, 11:07 AM
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Illini Bluffs senior Taylor Bruninga, who has gotten some recruiting interest from several MVC schools including Bradley, is listed among the 5 top sleepers in the class of 2017 still on the board-
http://ny2lasports.com/article_one.aspx?articleid=3598

His AAU coach for the Peoria based Illinois Irish says this about him-
"Taylor Bruninga will be a steal at the D1 level. Lots of similarities to Alec Peters at same age"
Also a first team all-state baseball player and an accomplished golfer according to Dave Reynolds in the PJ Star today.
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Old 09-13-2016, 11:30 AM
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Also a first team all-state baseball player and an accomplished golfer according to Dave Reynolds in the PJ Star today.
http://www.pjstar.com/sports/2016091...check-this-out
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