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  1. Willie Clayton trending up again

    Mike LaPlante, ESPN Recruiting

    Willie Clayton (Thomasville, Ga./ Thomasville) learned how fleeting fame can be at a young age and he knows that people treat you differently based on perceptions. Clayton's journey has definitely been an interesting one. Early in his high school ca...

    Blog | Conversation | July 12, 2011
  2. Three prospects I can't wait to see

    Mike LaPlante, ESPN Recruiting

    Now that the July recruiting period is right around the corner there are three players I am excited about watching during the evaluation period to see how they have developed since the last time I saw them. Kaleb Tarczewski (Claremont, N.H./St Mark...

    Blog | Conversation | July 01, 2011
  3. Choosing the right program matters

    Mike LaPlante, ESPN Recruiting

    Here are a few things that I took away from the 2011 NBA Draft, in regards to recruiting. Choosing the right program matters Although being a Top 100 player coming out of high school may be a strong indicator of NBA potential, there have been a fa...

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2011
  4. No problem with UCLA hiring Korey McCray

    Mike LaPlante, ESPN Recruiting

    Jordan Adams (Lawrenceville, Ga./Oak Hill Academy) made big news when he committed to UCLA on Monday evening. The Bruins have rarely had to leave the fruitful recruiting grounds of Los Angeles to attract the level of talent needed to compete for conf...

    Blog | Conversation | June 21, 2011
  5. Next big test comes in July

    Mike LaPlante, ESPN Recruiting

    The debate continues as to who is the most dominant player in the 2012 class, but one thing is certain in this year of the post player, the summer evaluation period should provide a tremendous proving ground. With the final major spring evaluation e...

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2011
  6. Under-the-radar players to watch

    Mike LaPlante, ESPN Recruiting

    The spring and summer evaluation periods are a great opportunity to watch the top players in the country compete head-to-head in multiple situations (e.g. championships, travel, early morning game, late game, fatigue, etc...), but it also is a great op...

    Blog | Conversation | June 06, 2011
  7. Available SFs worth signing

    Mike LaPlante, ESPN Recruiting

    Continuing with our look at some of the remaining players still on the recruiting board, here is a peek at some of the top available small forwards that are expected to make a decision in the near future. Interestingly, three of the five players belo...

    Blog | Conversation | May 17, 2011
  8. Available SGs worth signing

    Mike LaPlante, ESPN Recruiting

    Continuing with our look at available players in the 2011 class, let's take a look at the shooting guard position. Trevor Lacey (Huntsville, Ala./Butler) Lacey is the highest rated player who has yet to make his final decision. He has it narrowed ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  9. Available PGs worth signing

    Mike LaPlante, ESPN Recruiting

    With the dust starting settle on the 2011 recruiting class along with the plethora of spring evaluation events under way it is easy for many of us to start focusing on the 2012, 2013 and 2014 classes. But, with the number of calls I have gotten from ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 06, 2011
  10. Michale Kyser to Louisiana Tech

    Mike LaPlante, ESPN Recruiting

    Louisiana Tech coach Michael White may have landed a steal in his first signee of his tenure. Michale Kyser (Lancaster, Texas/Christian Life Center), a long bouncy post player who runs like a deer and brings energy to the floor, has the potential to ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 02, 2011
  11. Maurice Aniefiok picks Ole Miss.

    Mike LaPlante, ESPN Recruiting

    During this time of year when there are not a lot of high-level players still on the board, Ole' Miss won a big-time recruiting battle by landing SG Maurice Aniefiok -- one of the top remaining players available. The 6-foot-5, 210-pounder from Hunti...

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2011
  12. Shaq Goodwin is top dog in Georgia

    Mike LaPlante, ESPN Recruiting

    LAGRANGE, Ga. -- The state of Georgia always seems to be loaded with talent and this year's 2012 class is no different. This past weekend, at the Georgia AAU district qualifier, I got the chance to watch two of the top non-scholastic programs in the ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2011
  13. PGs who can elevate to elite level

    Mike LaPlante, ESPN Recruiting

    With a handful of major spring events already in the books, I thought it would be a great time to discuss some Class of 2012 observations from the play at this early stage of the spring/summer evaluation project. Point guards will be worth their wei...

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2011
  14. Making a case for No. 1

    Mike LaPlante, ESPN Recruiting

    The first session of the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) is in the books. The Boo Williams Sportsplex is an outstanding facility to evaluate talent and we learned a lot about some of the top players in the 2012, 2013 & 2014 classes. Nike h...

    Blog | Conversation | April 11, 2011
  15. Michael White is great hire for La. Tech

    Mike LaPlante, ESPN Recruiting

    By hiring former Mississippi assistant Michael White as the new head coach, Louisiana Tech athletic director Bruce Van De Velde made an outstanding hire that is sure to change the course of Louisiana Tech basketball. With the recent success of young ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 30, 2011
  16. Top 2012 prospects in Southwest

    Mike LaPlante, ESPN Recruiting

    With the late signing period fast approaching (April 13 - May 18) and the high school state tournaments either in, or about to be in, full throttle in most states around the country, I thought it would be interesting to take a quick peek into the 201...

    Blog | Conversation | March 21, 2011