The top-ranked overall prospect in the ESPN 100, Jahlil Okafor, and the nation's top-ranked point guard, Tyus Jones, made college basketball recruiting history Friday afternoon with a coordinated commitment to Duke.
The Kentucky Wildcats, less than a day after their elimination from the opening round of the NIT, received a commitment Wednesday from Julius Randle, the nation's No. 1 power forward and No. 3 overall recruit in the Class of 2013.
Senior Dakari Johnson, the No. 1 center and No. 12 overall prospect in the ESPN 100, strengthened Kentucky's stranglehold on the top 2013 basketball recruiting class when he committed to the Wildcats on Saturday night.
Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis told ESPN.com that he has secured commitments from 16 schools to participate in a two-tournament event in honor of Nike co-founder Phil Knight's 80th birthday.
Chicago Simeon Career Academy forward Jabari Parker, the nation's No. 1-ranked senior, could wait to commit until the spring if he can't decide on a school by the early signing period, his father said on Thursday.
Four of college basketball's top programs -- Duke, Michigan State, Kentucky and Kansas -- have committed to create the Champions Classic, an early-season marquee event debuting in 2011 and televised by ESPN.
The University of Kentucky issued a statement on Friday threatening legal action over a Chicago Sun-Times story claiming that recruit Anthony Davis negotiated a deal to receive $200,000 from someone who wanted him to commit to the school.