Sidney Wilson to Transfer from St. John’s


Sidney Wilson had yet to play a game for the St. John’s Red Storm, and it appears he never will. It was reported today that the 6-6 wing from the Bronx will transfer from St. John’s before ever suiting up for the Johnnies. A four-star recruit with highlight making bounce, Wilson was a big get for Chris Mullin and staff when they convinced Wilson to stay home.

Per Scout, since Wilson enrolled at SJU this summer and took classes, he will have to wait a year before being eligible to play for whatever school he chooses. The same thing applied to Mitchell Robinson, who ended up returning to Western Kentucky this week instead of transferring. Wilson chose St. John’s over UConn, UMass, Syracuse and Texas.

Wilson transferred from St. Ray’s in NY to Brewster Academy for his last year in high school. I would not be surprised if he chose Connecticut over New York again for college and chose to commit to the Huskies. Anything can happen though, so stay tuned.

Sloan Seymour – HG Insider Player Spotlight

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Class of 2018 power forward Sloan Seymour is one of the most consistent shooters in the class of 2018. Seymour is an intriguing prospect as he stands 6’7” and is able to shoot the ball the way he does. The New York native does an excellent job stretching the defense. With the NY Renaissance this AAU season, he was someone who they rely on for a clutch shot or make a smart play down the stretch. At Oladipo Skills Academy, Seymour came out firing and proved not only that he belonged among some of the best in the country, but that he is able to standout against them. He also did a great job making the smart play at camp. His basketball I.Q. and awareness of what he does well on the court and executing are part of the reason why he is such an intriguing prospect. There were multiple schools who attended the camp so they got the chance to see what he is capable of. Seymour will head into the final stretch of the AAU season and high school season with a lot of schools tracking his development.

One of his biggest offers to come through comes from St. John’s who extended an offer to him last week. Every college needs shooters, which has made Seymour so valuable for teams at the next level. So far, Seymour has collected 13 offers and that list appears to be growing. At this point it’s too early to figure out who the leader in his recruitment would be, but one thing that can be guaranteed is that it will be an interesting one to follow with multiple schools jumping into the picture. Seymour is another prospect to watch as we head into the last couple of days of the AAU season.

Early Big East Predictions

An Early Look at What To Expect from the Big East in the 2017-2018 Season

Class may not be in session, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start talking about college hoops. With that in mind, let’s look at how the standings may shape up in the Catholic Conference this year.

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Start of live period brings highly anticipated excitement

If you ask anyone affiliated with high school and college basketball what the most chaotic and busy part of the year is, they’ll probably give you one of two answers: the March Madness, or the July Live Periods.

For four days out of the second, third, and fourth days of each week Division I coaches have the opportunity to watch players all across the country, making each live period a critical time for scouting.

Today, at 5:00 PM, marked the beginning of the first live period, and dozens of D-I coaches flocked to Albright College to see what kind of talent the Elite camp has to offer.

To read about the best performers on the first day of live period, click here

Some of the most notable programs that showed up to scout our talented pool of players included DePaul, St. Bonaventure, George Mason, and Hofstra. A wealth of Patriot and Ivy League coaches were also in attendance, as the bulk of this week’s coaches in attendance were of the mid-major variety.

A bulk of the players that showed off their skills already hold solid lists of Division I offers. Specifically, two of our rising juniors have impressive lists of offers that they can certainly build on this week and in the remaining live periods this summer as members of the class of 2018.

Cormac Ryan (Milton Academy ’18), one of the top prospects at Elite 1, already holds offers from Tulane, DePaul, St. John’s, Davidson, Rice, Boston College, and Penn, While he also holds interest from Notre Dame, Stanford, and Michigan, according to Verbal Commits, the coaching staff of the Maryland Terrapins also told Ryan they planned to be in attendance to see him play this week. 

“I’m excited to get out here with my team, it should be a fun July,” said Ryan. “Hopefully me and my team can get a couple of wins and get looked at. I’m trying to prove that I’m just as good as anybody else, I improved my game in the spring and I want to show that I’m continuing to get better.”

Atiba Taylor (Hackensack ’18), an explosive 6-foot-3 guard  also has the potential to add to his already impressive offer sheet, which includes Connecticut, Rutgers, Manhattan, Fairfield, Rider, Seton Hall, and Temple. Taylor also cited recent interest from SMU and Louisville since the contact period began for rising juniors.

With three days left of live period, countless other players are poised to show off impressive skill sets to a growing list of D-I coaches. We’re looking forward to another great day of hoops!

Jaren Sina Sinks Buzzer Beater To Beat Sports U [Video]

A look back at Hoop Group Alum Jaren Sina Sinks 3 Point Buzzer Beater Devastates Sports U at Hoop Group Summer Classic. Jaren Sina is a member of the class of 2013 and has verbally committed to play for Alabama.