It seems like so far there hasn't been that much coverage here for Northwestern and Iowa, so it's nice to announce that both schools have landed new commits for 2014. With the addition of Scott Lindsey to the 2014 class Northwestern has a nearly full roster for next year. On the flip side, Iowa lands their first 2014 commit with the rising Brady Ellingson, a deadly option beyond the arc for a team that struggled mightily last season with outside shooting. Either way, it looks like the commits are going to start pouring in from here on out.
Chris Collins is bringing in another player to Evanston in 2014, this time securing a verbal commitment from three star shooting guard Scott Lindsey. The Illinois native also received offers from Iowa and Vanderbilt, as well as a handful of other mid-major programs. Lindsey measures in at 6'5 and 180 pounds and has excelled throughout high school as a shooter. The addition of Lindsey is another piece to an impressive 2014 class being brought in by new coach Chris Collins. So far Collins also has four star small forward VIctor Law, three star point guard Bryant McIntosh and three star power forward Gavin Skelly all set to join the Wildcats next season.
Three star Brady Ellingson has committed to the Hawkeyes. The shooting guard out of Wisconsin also held offers from Dayton, Missouri and Utah and is the first 2014 commit for Iowa. Ellingson is a deadly three point shooter and will look to help Iowa improve's outside game as the Hawkeyes shot an unimpressive 30.5% last season from beyond the arc.
Hoosier freshman Troy Williams may miss up to a few weeks with a hand injury. Besides the injury reportedly happening during a work out, not many details on the injury were reported. It does look like Williams will be good to go by the start of the season so it shouldn't be a big deal for Indiana. Nonetheless, not a good way to kick off the season for WIlliams.
With the recruiting heating up for 2014, a number of sites have been taking an in-depth look at where their team currently stands. Over at UM Hoops they recently took a look at Michigan's current targets for their 2014 class, including Donte Graham, Devin Booker and James Blackmon Jr...Ohio State's SB Nation site Land-Grant Holy Land recently detailed a number of Ohio State targets performances at the Buckeye Prep Showcase, including currently committed AJ Harris.
- Inside the Hall is getting towards the end of their team previews and has recently posted their Michigan and Wisconsin previews.
- UM Hoops makes the case for why Spike Albrecht should see increased playing time in 2013
- The Times of Northwest Indiana takes a look at where Purdue assistant coach Brandon Brantley is now
- Well, at least someone thinks Penn State has a realistic shot for the NCAA tournament this season. Personally, the return of Tim Frazier will help Penn State play considerably better but I'm not sure they have the talent to make it out of the cellar just yet
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