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National Letter of Intent (NLI) (ncaa.org)

NLI Signing Dates for Prospective Student-Athletes Enrolling 2013-2014

Basketball (Early Period): November 14 - 21, 2012

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Most Atlantic 10 schools (and their local newspapers) will be publishing articles later today about the HS Class of 2013 basketball recruits who have submitted their signed NLI.

Please post links to such articles on this thread, and info about your school’s 2013-14 freshmen.

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According to Rivals, here are the Atlantic 10's top recruits who are expected to submit their signed NLIs today:

Re: Rivals 150 Update - Post # 47


92 - (4-Star) E.C. Matthews - Rhode Island
109 - (4-Star) Kyle Davis - Dayton

121 - Dayshon Smith - Dayton
127 - Josh Brown - Temple
128 - Nolan Berry - Butler
134 - Hassan Martin - Rhode Island
138 - Jarius Lyles - VCU
143 - Rene Castro - Butler


Rivals 150 Point Guard Rankings (Rivals.com - Updated September 18, 2012)

PG # 24 - Kyle Davis - Dayton

PG # 28 - Dayshon Smith - Dayton


PG # 33 - Rene Castro - Butler


Rivals 150 Shooting Guard Rankings (Rivals.com - Updated September 18, 2012)

SG # 25 - E.C. Matthews - Rhode Island

SG # 36 - Josh Brown - Temple

SG # 40 - Jairus Lyles - VCU​


Rivals 150 Small Forward Rankings (Rivals.com - Updated September 18, 2012)


Rivals 150 Power Forward Rankings (Rivals.com - Updated September 18, 2012)

PF # 26 - Nolan Berry - Butler

PF # 27 - Hassan Martin - Rhode Island


Rivals 150 Center Rankings (Rivals.com - Updated September 18, 2012)
 

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6'8 forward 3 star recruit Isaiah Watkins(St. Benedicts Prep/CIA BOUNCE) signed on the dotted line today for Duquesne after his verbal in September.
 

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EC Matthews and Hassan Martin both signed with URI today expected
 

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Jon Severe is down to Duquesne, URI, GW, and St. Bonaventure
 

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VCU got letters of intent from Jairus Lyles, JeQuan Lewis, and Antravious Simmons today.
 

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Nothing official from Richmond yet, but guards Tim Singleton and Dre Jones both tweeted that they signed yesterday. Still waiting to hear about Josh Jones.
 

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None of Xavier's have come in yet. They are expecting one from Kamall Richards any day now and are expecting one from Brandon Randolph early next week.
 

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Tweet from official UR hoops account saying Singleton, Jones, and Jones have all signed. UR is also still expected to get JJ Avila, who transferred from Navy but is having to spend a year at community college in Texas because some of his credits didn't transfer, although there's obviously no NLI involved with him.
 

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Duquesne's official release on Watkins

Watkins, a consensus 3-star recruit (Rivals, Scout and 247Sports), is the first member of the 2013-14 recruiting class. Watkins received a number of scholarship offers from schools ranging from the Pac-12 (Washington & Oregon State), to the ACC (Miami), SEC (Arkansas), Big East (Villanova) and Ivy League (Princeton).

“I’m excited to have Isaiah as part of our program,” said Ferry. “He’s a quality person who comes from an outstanding family. He is an excellent student who has competed at the highest levels at both St. Benedict’s as well as with CIA Bounce. His is a physical player with the kind of versatility that not only fills a need, but will allow us to play the way we want to play.”
 

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Kyle green signed with Temple.
Dunphy has been slobbering after this kid since his sophomore year.
I don't get it.
 

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As expected:


Twitter - #MUSTANGMADNESS (November 15, 2012)

Dayshon Smith ‏@scoochstackin

I will be signing my National Letter of Intent tonight.

Signing Day Review (Chicago Sun-Times - November 15, 2012)

Most Recurring Recruiting Theme

• Out-of-state programs landing multiple recruits


There were several different programs that landed multiple Illinois products.

Dayton signed Simeon's Kendall Pollard and Morgan Park's Kyle Davis.

Minnesota inked De La Salle's Alvin Ellis and Seton Academy's Alex Foster.

SMU will welcome Bolingbrook's Ben Moore and Proviso East's Sterling Brown next fall.
 

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VCU's release with comments from ESPN's recruiting co-ordinator Dave Telep on each of the 2013 signees (Telep's comments in bold):

http://vcuathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2012-13/releases/2012111557i0u5
RICHMOND, Va. – The VCU Basketball family got bigger on Thursday afternoon with the start of the NCAA signing period.

Head Coach Shaka Smart and his staff received national letters of intent from guards Jarius Lyles (Silver Spring, Md./DeMatha) and JeQuan Lewis (Dickson, Tenn./Dickson County), along with big man Antrevious Simmons (Miami, Fla./South Miami).

"We're extremely excited about the addition of these three young men to our program," Smart said. "All three come from high quality basketball teams, and possess the skills and make-up that will allow them to be successful at VCU."The highly-touted trio of new Rams drew praise from ESPN recruiting expert Dave Telep.

"The Rams are recruiting the level of player that ensures them a position amongst the elite programs in the A-10. Coming off a season in which they landed two Top 100 players under the banner of the CAA, Shaka Smart wreaked havoc again this time around. Two guards and a big man, all committed before signing day, is mission accomplished," Telep said.

Lyles (pictured, left) is a three-star recruit out of national power DeMatha High School. The 6-1 combo guard averaged nearly 11 points and three assists en route to leading the Stags to Washington Catholic Athletic Conference finals, which included a 20-point, six-assist outburst against Bishop O'Connell. He chose VCU after being pursued by Oklahoma State, Penn State and Virginia Tech.

"Jarius is an explosive scorer who can play either guard position. His ability to create his own shot and pressure the ball defensively make him an ideal fit for our style," Smart said.

"Smart talks about culture and winning in his pitches to kids," Telep added. "This guy hails from both an AAU team and a high school program where winning is ingrained in its players."

Lewis (pictured, right) is a three-star recruit out of Dickson County High School. The 6-1 point guard has been praised for his speed and ability to create plays for his teammates, as well as finish around the glass. He averaged 19.6 ppg, 3.9 spg, 3.7 apg during his junior season when he led the Cougars to 21 victories. He landed with the Rams after receiving interest from Georgia and Wichita State.

"JeQuan is a very talented point guard who has all the makings of someone who can excel at the position in our program," Smart said. "Specifically, his quickness and ability to change speeds will allow him to thrive in our system."

"He could go down as the steal of the A-10," Telep stated. "VCU spent time in Tennessee cultivating relationships and when Lewis showed he had the mental and basketball makeup of a Ram, they were there ahead of the pack. This is a BCS conference level guard."

Simmons is VCU's third three-star recruit. The 6-9 big man out of South Miami was recently rated as the 25th overall center in the class of 2013 by ESPN.com and gives the Rams valuable depth on the interior. As a junior, Simmons averaged 26 ppg and 15 rpg and is praised for his ability to run the floor and score with his back to the basket. He chose VCU after gaining interest from Alabama, Georgia, Kansas State, Miami and Memphis.

"Tre possesses a great body and doesn't mind using it," Smart said. "He carves out space and seals extremely well around the basket. He also possesses very good skill and touch for a big man. His ability to finish around the basket makes him a great addition to our frontcourt."

"Four years ago, the Rams went to California for their center," Telep said. "D.J. Haley played in two NCAA tournaments and his size had to be replaced. Smart did it a year ahead of schedule with this aircraft carrier."
 

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Kamall Richards has signed his and Xavier has received it. Four Star Brandon Randolph has signed his and Xavier should have it shortly. Not too shabby seeing as three weeks ago we had no commits for this year.
 

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4* guard Brandon Randolph has confirmed his commitment to Xavier after visiting Missouri.

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CBS Sports #84 in 2013

Excellent late pick up by Mack his staff.

The above was pointed out by X Factor.


Another example of Muddy picking and choosing his sources to try to paint X in a negative light. Interesting obsession. Nice try, Muddy.


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Kamall Richards has signed his and Xavier has received it.

Brandon Randolph has signed his and Xavier should have it shortly.

xu95 - according to Shannon Russell, Xavier has not received signed National Letters of Intent from Brandon Randolph nor Kamall Richards.


Randolph: "Xavier it is!" (Shannon Russell - November 20, 2012 - 3:24 PM)

Class of 2013 point guard Brandon Randolph announced via Twitter that he has chosen Xavier as his college destination.

Xavier will confirm this when it receives a signed Letter of Intent.

It’s also expected to announce Kamall Richards as the other member of the 2013 class.

Six-foot-one Randolph is from Inglewood, Calif., a short hop from XU’s destination (Anaheim) later today.

He chose XU after wrapping up a final recruiting visit to Missouri. Richards is a 6-5 forward who attends the South Kent School in Connecticut.​

 
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