Breaking down Florida State basketball recruiting: Men’s and women’s

As you may have heard, Florida State basketball has been making serious moves on the recruiting trail. The men currently hold the top class in the nation for the 2021 cycle according to the 247Sports composite rankings while the women have just wrapped up a top 20 class featuring three top 100 players. This success has produced hope, relief and outright giddiness among other emotions in many FSU fans. Let’s discuss this recruiting success and the ramifications that it could have for both programs.



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Let’s start with the basics.

Who are the members of the Florida State 2021 recruiting classes?

The men currently boast a five player class (all rankings

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My question is, why aren’t the Suns better? They have a decent team, they’re young, they’ve had a consistent team, no big moves, “deep” lineup, no major flaws. So why are they a 24-58 team? David Aldridge: The short answer to his question, though, is found in that firing. There isn’t anyone outside Phoenix’s management that thinks the Suns’ awful, awful start — 0 and 3 out of the gate, including 48- and 42-point shellackings by the Blazers and Clippers, respectively — is just Watson’s fault. Ownership, in the form of Robert Sarver, and management, in the form of GM Ryan McDonough, will be on their third head coach together since the improbable 48-34 season of 2013-14. They’re the ones that have traded Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas, and gave Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight $70 million extensions, and gave Tyson Chandler $52 million (yes, in pursuit of LaMarcus Aldridge,
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What to expect from Austin Hutcherson in year one

The Illinois basketball program landed a top 20 class for 2020, but it is two transfer wings who are raring to go after a redshirt season. 

While the exile of Illini players Alan Griffin and Tevian Jones was unknown at the time of their commitments, both Austin Hutcherson and Jacob Grandison were pegged as eventual contributors after rising from their respective levels of college basketball and arriving in Champaign.

Hutcherson played two full seasons at Division III, Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut. In his first collegiate season, Hutcherson was the New England Small College Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year after starting 26 games while shooting over 44-percent from deep.

In year two, Hutcherson was a first-team All-League selection and led his conference in scoring, three-point percentage, free throw percentage and scored in all double figures in every game besides one. With full plans to return to Wesleyan for a

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Analyzing finalists for top-100 forward Trey Kaufman

Trey Kaufman

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 11: Indiana Hoosiers players take the floor (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Top-tier forward prospect in the 2021 recruiting class Trey Kaufman has five NCAA Basketball programs to choose from. Which of them is the best fit?

When it comes to prime examples of the modern-day power forwards in the game of basketball. Trey Kaufman has to be one of them. The consensus top-75 prospect in the 2021 NCAA Basketball recruiting class can play both inside and out, as well as make three-pointers at a high rate.

As a junior at Silver Creek High School, Kaufman averaged around 26 ppg and 10 rpg, making 64% of his total shots and making an impressive 40% from deep. He was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Indiana last season, seeing his stock rise exponentially into the top-100 of every recruiting ranking available, going

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The Paralyzed World War II Veterans Who Invented Wheelchair Basketball | History

On an unremarkable Wednesday evening in the spring of 1948, 15,561 spectators flocked to New York’s Madison Square Garden to watch two teams of World War II veterans play an exhibition basketball game.

The servicemen who took to the hardwood that night were as extraordinarily ordinary as any group of veterans. They could have been the “mud-rain-frost-and-wind boys” from Ernie Pyle’s Pulitzer Prize–winning columns, or “Willie and Joe” from Bill Mauldin’s Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoons. They were your brother, your neighbor, your best friend from high school.

Except, they were different. The home team consisted of paralyzed veterans from Halloran hospital on Staten Island. The visitors were paralyzed veterans from Cushing hospital in Framingham, Massachusetts. All of the players rolled onto the court in shiny wheelchairs.

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Three epic Dwight Anderson moments that left a lasting imprint on UK basketball

In a star-crossed Kentucky Wildcats basketball career, Dwight Anderson was little more than a one-and-done player for Joe B. Hall in the late 1970s.

Nevertheless, the electrifying 6-foot-3 guard left a lasting imprint on UK’s regal men’s basketball history that has endured for four decades.

The Dayton, Ohio, product was found dead Saturday in his bedroom in his hometown. The cause of death is pending an autopsy. Anderson was 59.

When Hall and his ace recruiter Leonard Hamilton won a fierce recruiting battle with Michigan to bring Anderson to Lexington, they had gained for Kentucky a player unlike any it had ever had before.

At the time, it seemed UK had landed its own version of Darrell Griffith, the former Male High School star guard who would go on to lead Louisville to the 1980 NCAA title.

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The Mavs have been incredibly boosted by the signing of Luka Doncic. Fitting into the NBA proved to be a seamless transition as Luka’s already proved his talents in Europe. He won the EuroLeague title and the MVP award in 2018. 

His flair for passing, supported by a dominant shooting hand, makes him unguardable on the court. Luka has earned plenty of reverence from his head coach Rick Carlisle, who expects him to come back stronger next season just like how the legends did it. 

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The Raptors always knew they would go small in their second-round series against the Celtics—it was only a matter of when. That’s what Nick Nurse told The Athletic’s Blake Murphy after Toronto’s 125-122 double-overtime victory in Game 6 on Wednesday: “The thought process going in is it’s about three games in the making. I’ve been talking about doing it and getting to it for a long time, and I just had never found that or pulled the trigger until we got way down the other night.”

Nurse finally shifted Pascal Siakam to the 4 and OG Anunoby to the 5 with 8:22 left in the fourth quarter, and then rode that lineup the rest of the way. The small-ball lineup showed its worth immediately. Siakam and Anunoby, along with Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, and Norman Powell, made eight separate closeouts in their first possession on defense, forcing the Celtics to

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2020 NBA Mock Draft: Obi Toppin goes to Warriors at No. 2 ahead of LaMelo Ball to Hornets

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Georgia

• Fr

• 6’5″

/ 225 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

1st

PPG

19.1

RPG

5.2

APG

2.8

3P%

29.4%

We’ve gone from the biggest no-brainer for No. 1 in almost 20 years (Zion Williamson) to a more wide-open chase. I’m going to stick with Anthony Edwards here because I think Minnesota has a decent chance of trading the pick, and the team that tries to get up to No. 1 might do so for the upside of Edwards and Edwards only. He’s the only prospect in this draft worth trading up for; I’m just not seeing the enticement with LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman or Obi Toppin. Edwards, who played on a bad team but put up solid numbers (50% 2-point shooting in addition to the averages above) projects as a reliable scorer at the next level. There is a belief that he was actually

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Elwanda Tulloch

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