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Men's Basketball Recruiting Roundup

A quick look at how the 2013 commitments stack up.

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Andy Lyons

Recruiting Roundup 2/13/13

Hello ladies and gentlemen of the free world. As we get closer to postseason high school basketball, I wanted to put together a quick summary of the rankings for Matt Painter's 2013 recruiting class. Sectional draws for the Indiana high school basketball tournament happen Feb. 17 so expect some more detailed write-ups following our recruits as they play their games. Unfortunately as many of you know Kendall Stephens will not be taking part in Illinois postseason basketball as a result of his shoulder surgery (insert overplayed Ray Lewis/deer antler spray joke), although he plans to be ready for camp in June.

I've included a few links for the rising Smotherman which I found interesting, most notably the excellent write-up by Scout's Brian Snow and also a highlight video from his game against a highly ranked Hamilton Southeastern, where he put up 27 points while eclipsing 1,000 career points.

Team Ranking:
Rivals: #27 (behind #3 IU, #13 ILL, #14 UM)
Scout: #24 (behind #4 IU, #15 UM, #18 ILL)

Bryson Scott: G, 6-1/180
Rivals: 4* (#18 PG/#80)
Scout: 4* (#20 SG/#85)
247Sports: 4* (#22 PG/#92)
ESPN: 3* (#33 SG)

Basil Smotherman: SF, 6-6/190
Rivals: 3*
Scout: 3* (#26 SF)
247Sports: 3* (#51 SF/#246)
ESPN: 3*(#33 SF)

Scouting Basil Smotherman (2/8/13,
Video Highlights (HSE v. LN, 2/2/13):
Indy Star Article (1/17/13):

Kendall Stephens: SG, 6-5/180
Rivals: 4* (#18 SG/#59)
Scout: 4* (#16 SG/#69)
247Sports: 4* (#18 SG/#75)
ESPN: 4* (#16 SG/#66)

Interview (12/13/12):

ESPN national rankings list top 100.
Rivals national rankings list top 150.
Scout national rankings list top 100.
247Sports national rankings list top 247.