NCAA Basketball Recruiting News for the Upcoming 2021 Cycle
Posted by: Mike Davis
The latest college basketball betting happenings from the elite NBPA Top 100 camp have pegged Paola Banchero as the top recruit to snag. This event brings together the top 100 high school prospects in order to allow them to strut their stuff in front of the college basketball betting community. Ultimately it was Banchero who made the most of this as he snagged MVP honors thanks to his impressive performance through 6 board games. Below we’ll be taking a looking at what Banchero did to stand out as well as other important NCAA basketball recruiting news. Take a sports betting look.
NCAA Basketball Recruiting News
Paola Banchero Stands Out from the Rest
At the current time, Banchero is ubiquitously considered a top 6 player in the nation. Presently ESPN is ranking him 6th in his class as is 247Sports. Similarly, 247Sports Composite has him pegged as the 5th best option in the nation while other sites have him sitting at the No. 4 slot. Regardless of where you think he sits, he showed his value at the NBPA Top 100 cam where he averaged 16 points per game. There Banchero was joined by the likes of Dwon Odom, BJ Boston, Jabri Abdur-Rahim, RJ Davis, Ian Martinez and Mady Sissoko – amongst others.
Right now Banchero, a native from Seattle, has 9 different options to choose from in regards to scholarships. Arizona, Iowa State, Kansas, Memphis, Oklahoma, Oregon State, USC, Vander and Washington have all reached out with offers. At the present time it is believed that Memphis, Gonzaga, Kansas, Arizona and Washington are the ones he’s likely to close the deal with.
Cade Cunningham Narrowing His Options
After Cade Cunningham made a splash for Team USA U19, he has been a point of attention for college basketball betting fans ever since. At the present time, he has 10 schools listed as potential suitors. However, he recently told the media that he is focusing on narrowing that list down to 5. Right now the list consists of Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Memphis, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma State, Virginia and Washington.
“I want to play for a coach that is going to let me play my game. Obviously, a school that is going to compete right away for a national championship. I want to win my first year.”
While there’s no questioning his competitiveness, some programs might shy away from a player who’s primary focus is the coach letting him play his own game. After all, this is supposed to be a team game. And while NBA stars can certainly carry a team to success, the ones that do don’t end up winning championships.
“There are a lot of things. I want to play for a team that plays defense, for sure. Those are the teams that win. Good coaches. I feel that all the schools in my top ten have great coaches. Just a coach that is going to let me do what I do.”
Another One for Noah Harris
Noah Harris has recently received a scholarship offer from Robert Morris. This marks his second offer as he already has one from Rider. Last season he played for Rutgers prep. And averaged 11.4 points, 5.4 assists and 2.7 rebounds. Mobile betting fans should pay attention to see where this future star could end up.