Scotto: Future Stars Shine Bright in Jordan Brand Classic

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Jordan Brand Classic LogoThe Jordan Brand Classic introduced us to the game’s future stars. And from the looks of it, the future is bright.

Top recruits from Duke, Kansas and Kentucky dazzled in the All-American Game and showed why each program has drawn considerable buzz heading into next season.

Seton Hall – which had five recruits named to the Jordan Brand Classic – dominated the Regional Game.

Canada shined in the International Game once again thanks to Jahvon Blair’s MVP performance with the help of his fellow countryman, Anthony McNish.

In addition, Udoka Azubuike – a 14-year-old from Nigeria – looked like a man amongst boys poised to become the next top recruit in a few years.

Zagoria: Duke Emerges as Big Winner in Early Signing Period; Who’s Left on the Board?

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The NCAA early signing period for basketball ended Wednesday and the big winner was Duke and coach Mike Krzyzewski.

The Blue Devils landed three of the top 15 players in the Class of 2014 and three players pegged to go No. 1, No. 11 and No. 15 in the 2015 NBA draft, according to DraftExpress.com.

With the additions of 6-10 center Jahlil Okafor, 6-1 point guard Tyus Jones and 6-5 wing Justise Winslow, as well as 6-4 shooter Grayson Allen, Duke now has the undisputed No. 1 recruiting class for 2014.

Zagoria: Duke Emerges as Big Winner in Early Signing Period; Who’s Left on the Board?

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The NCAA early signing period for basketball ended Wednesday and the big winner was Duke and coach Mike Krzyzewski.

The Blue Devils landed three of the top 15 players in the Class of 2014 and three players pegged to go No. 1, No. 11 and No. 15 in the 2015 NBA draft, according to DraftExpress.com.

With the additions of 6-10 center Jahlil Okafor, 6-1 point guard Tyus Jones and 6-5 wing Justise Winslow, as well as 6-4 shooter Grayson Allen, Duke now has the undisputed No. 1 recruiting class for 2014.

Zagoria: Countdown to the Early Signing Period: 10 Top Committed and Uncommitted Prep Prospects

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The NCAA early signing period for basketball runs from Nov. 13-20, and even with Tuesday’s commitment by Trey Lyles to Kentucky, there’s still a slew of elite prospects and future NBA lottery picks left on the board.

Here’s a look at the top 10 uncommitted and committed prospects in the Class of 2014, including perhaps the projected top three overall picks in the 2015 NBA draft.

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Bauman: Is Jahlil Okafor the best prep big man in America?

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As a sophomore in high school, Jahlil Okafor carried a little extra body weight on him. With soft paws and the ability to carve out room on the block, combined with his passing ability and excellent footwork, he’s been a load to handle down low since he stepped foot into Whitney Young High School in Chicago.

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