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Username Post: 2018 Recruiting        (Topic#20348)
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Reg: 10-20-14
06-26-17 11:21 PM - Post#230372    

Eze Dike-Nwagbara is Yale's first commitment for the fall of 2018.

https://twitter.com/kuahoops/status/87945 539937157...

Dike-Nwagbara is a 6'2" 2-Star PG from Montreal. He is presently attending Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, NH. He had offers from Dartmouth, Lafayette and Boston University.

http://verbalcommits.com/players/eze-dike-nwag bara

Posts: 386

Reg: 10-20-14
09-19-17 08:58 AM - Post#232962    
    In response to rbg

Jake Lanford, a 2 star 6' 8" C from Porter-Gaud School in Charleston (SC), committed to Yale.

This local news story notes that he is one of the top 10 players in the state, http://www.live5news.com/story/36399532/porter -gau...

According to Verbal Commits, he chose the Elis over Columbia, Wofford, Mercer, Western Carolina, Appalachian State, College of Charleston, North Florida, Cal Poly, Georgia Southern, Ausitn Peay, Winthrop and Furman.

Hoop Phenom Report wrote about his this past February, http://www.phenomhoopreport.com/news_article/show/...

The article highlights a comment from analyst Jeff Bendel -
"6’9 Jake Lanford (2018). He stands out immediately, as he’s built like a rhino and possesses a true next-level frame. Lanford is a big man capable of handling any assignment on either end of the floor, knows how to force his will against opposing big men. Offensively, he’s great from the free throw line in, extremely smart and efficient with each opportunity given from that area. Displays the ability to draw his jumpshot out to the elbows, however, he’s a natural post up brute. On the low block, he’s strong, has shown the ability to finish well with either hand over either shoulder. Lanford was hands-down the best pick-setter showcased from any team during Summer Havoc, both on and off-ball. Defensively, he controls the paint and is a consistent defensive anchor for his team; blocks shots with regularity and guards the perimeter well for a big man. Works incredibly hard every second on the floor, motor is not an issue. High upside possibilities, possesses all the tools to become a successful big man at the next level."

FWIW, Lanford's teammate at AAA and Porter Gaud is Aaron Nesmith. VC lists him as a 2 star SF and Rivals lists him as a 3 star wing. Earlier this summer he trimmed his list to Yale, Harvard, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Florida, Vanderbilt and Georgetown.

According to an 9/18/17 article in Charleston's Post & Courier newspaper, Nesmith's H.S. coach believes he will choose Florida or Vanderbilt, with an outside possibility of South Carolina. The coach expects Nesmith's decision any day.

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Reg: 02-04-06
09-19-17 01:36 PM - Post#232976    
    In response to rbg

Sounds like a prototypical Jones player.

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Loc: Montclair, NJ
Reg: 11-21-04
09-19-17 01:45 PM - Post#232977    
    In response to SRP

Nesmith to Vandy. Just announced.

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