The top programs are looking ahead to their expected recruiting needs for 2019. Here's what they're targeting.
2018 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/10W 75-60
- 11/14W 113-77
- 11/17W 104-57
- 11/22W 66-58
- 11/23W 85-76
- 11/24W 64-50
- 11/29W 90-62
- 12/2W 94-53
- 12/512W 88-72
- 12/10W 77-68
- 12/13W 87-67
- 12/22W 95-71
- 12/27W 103-85
- 12/30L 101-93
- 1/6W 100-90
- 1/1010W 89-65
- 1/13W 78-71
- 1/17W 88-56
- 1/20W 81-61
- 1/23W 89-69
- 1/28W 85-82
- 2/1W 98-78
- 2/4W 92-76
- 2/7L 79-75
- 2/10W 86-75
- 2/14L 76-71
- 2/174W 95-79
- 2/21W 93-62
- 2/24L 89-83
- 2/28W 69-68
- 3/3W 97-73
- 3/8W 94-70
- 3/9W 87-68
- 3/10W 76-66
- 3/1516W 87-61
- 3/179W 81-58
- 3/235W 90-78
- 3/253W 71-59
- 3/311W 95-79
- 4/23W 79-62
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- Bucks take sharpshooting Nova guard DiVincenzo
- Wright and McGraw to receive Lapchick Award
- Nova freshman Spellman staying in NBA draft
- Nova hero DiVincenzo to remain in NBA draft
These players, including Duke super freshman Zion Williamson, are coming to a college basketball highlight reel soon.
The latest batch of college stars heard their names called in the NBA draft. Who will replace them at the nation's top programs?
Donte DiVincenzo fills a critical need for a perimeter shooter in Milwaukee, where he should feel comfortable coming off the bench as a rookie.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
In Mikal Bridges, the 76ers get one of the darlings of the ESPN draft analytics model. It considered Bridges the most productive college basketball player in this class. And largely as a result of that, Bridges has the second-highest chance to become an all-star caliber player (15%), per the model.
Kentucky's late addition of Reid Travis forced us to adjust our 2018-19 rankings. There's no denying that the Stanford graduate transfer puts the Wildcats over the top.
Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer
Josh Hart would love to see the Lakers draft one of his Villanova guys on Thursday night. Hart, who was drafted 30th overall out of Villanova last year, will spend draft night with former Wildcats teammate Jalen Brunson in New Jersey but will be in constant contact with Mikal Bridges, Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman throughout the night as well. "Obviously, I want one of them on my team, one of the four," said Hart, who along with LA Chargers defensive end Isaac Rochell hosted a free screening of "Uncle Drew" for 200 local youth from local nonprofits like Brotherhood Crusade, Boys and Girls Club Venice and The Right Way Foundation in Los Angeles. "I am very excited to see where those guys land."
Can Michigan State contend with a team built around Nick Ward? How will Mike Krzyzewski utilize Zion Williamson? Each Top 25 team has a pressing question to answer this summer.
Villanova's Jay Wright, Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw, and Solly Walker, the first African-American to play basketball at St. John's, are this year's recipients of the Joe Lapchick Character Award. The recipients will be honored at a luncheon in September.
The 2018-19 picture is coming into clear view after the NBA draft early-entry deadline. The Jayhawks hold firm at the top spot, while Nevada rose higher in the top 10.
Villanova freshman forward Omari Spellman will remain in the NBA draft.
Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo announced Tuesday he will sign with an agent and keep his name in the NBA draft.
Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting
Spoke with ESPN 60 Josh Green. He is on his way to Treviso, Italy for the NBA Global games. On the recruiting front, he mentioned Virginia, Villanova, Arizona, UNC, USC and Michigan as the programs that have been active in his recruitment. He is still open to other programs. Green came over from Australia, plays high school at IMG and travels with West Coast Elite in the offseason. One of the best two way players in the class of 2019.
Villanova sophomore Donte DiVincenzo plans on participating in 5-on-5 games at the NBA draft combine but isn't sure if he'll stay in June's draft.
The fourth annual Gavitt Tipoff Games will feature a rematch of the 2018 NCAA tournament final when Villanova hosts Michigan on Nov. 14.
Highly regarded graduate transfer Joe Cremo of Albany will play for defending champion Villanova next season.
The battle over the top prospects in the 2019 class is heating up, as the Wildcats and Blue Devils try to fend off the likes of Kansas and North Carolina for the top players. But will reclassification reshape the recruiting landscape?
Villanova is off to a fast early start in the 2019 class with two four-stars now in the fold.
For Villanova, the early entry deadline might determine whether or not the Wildcats can defend their national championship, whereas John Calipari is in a unique situation at Kentucky.
Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting
6'11" Hunter Dickinson (DeMatha) is one of the top big men in the class of 2020. He brings a wealth of skill to score the ball along with impressive passing abilities. He tells ESPN, that he is receiving heavy interest from Notre Dame, Maryland, Wake Forest, Purdue, Penn State, Villanova, Providence and North Carolina. He currently sits inside the ESPN 25.
The deadline for early entrants to declare for the NBA draft has passed, so it's time to re-evaluate the early top 25 for 2018-19. With so many players testing the waters yet not signing with an agent, it's more art than science.
Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo will declare for the NBA draft but won't hire an agent.
The season is over and draft hopefuls have declared. But college basketball's incoming freshman class, headlined by Duke's top-ranked trio, could be pretty exciting.
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