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Newly Released Troy Baxter Looking At Trio Of Schools

Former Oldsmar Christian (FL) standout Troy Baxter, who has been released from his Letter of Intent to South Florida, is looking at three schools.

Arizona State, UCLA and UNLV are the finalists for Baxter, a 6’8 top 100 class of 2016 forward.

Baxter will visit Arizona State this coming Tuesday, and UNLV on Thursday. UCLA will get a visit following their Australian tour.




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Gary Trent Jr. Decides To Attend Prolific Prep (CA), Not Findlay Prep (NV)

Five-star class of 2017 wing Gary Trent Jr. has decided to enroll at Prolific Prep (CA), and will not be attending Findlay Prep (NV) for his senior year.

Trent decided to transfer to prep school for his senior year rather than stay at Apple Valley High School (MN).

Arizona, Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State and UCLA are the finalists for Trent.



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Nebraska Transfer Andrew White Headed To Syracuse

Nebraska graduate transfer Andrew White has decided on Syracuse on his new collegiate destination.

White, a 6’7 wing, averaged 16.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals per contest last year at Nebraska.

White will be eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer, and will ease the loss of Malachi Richardson to the NBA for Syracuse.

VCU was the other finalist for White.



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Saint Louis Transfer Marcus Bartley Headed To SIU

Former Decatur MacArthur standout Marcus Bartley, who is transferring from Saint Louis, has decided on Southern Illinois as his new collegiate destination.

Bartley, a 6’4 guard, averaged 3.8 points per game last year as a sophomore at Saint Louis.

Bartley will sit out the 2016-17 season per NCAA rules ahead of having two years of playing eligibility remaining.

Bartley was recruited to Saint Louis by former head coach Jim Crews. Travis Ford, who is a strong recruiter, is the new head coach at Saint Louis.

SIU added Bartley with the scholarship that became available with Bola Olaniyan's graduate transfer to Alabama.



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Darius Bazley, Justin Ahrens Commit To Ohio State

Class of 2018 in-state standouts Darius Bazley and Justin Ahrens have committed to play their college basketball for head coach Thad Matta and Ohio State.

Bazley, a 6’8 forward from Cincinnati Princeton (OH), is generally considered a top 50 prospect nationally in the 2018 recruiting class.

Ahrens, a 6’5 wing from Versailles (OH), is a shooter who was offered a scholarship by Ohio State last week.

Bazley and Ahrens join Dane Goodwin (Upper Arlington, OH) in Ohio State’s 2018 recruiting class.



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