Week In Review: Worth Reaching For — Nov. 27, 2012

Ieshia Small

Ieshia Small was expected to thesis in a research paper be the only uncommitted top 100 player remaining this spring, but she got some company this past week. *Photo courtesy of Glenn Nelson

By: @BrandonClayPSB and @KeilMoore

All fall we have been unofficially counting down as the remaining top 100 prospects made their college picks and came off the board. Last week we were officially down to one remaining top 100 prospect, Ieshia Small of Tallahassee, Fla., but this week we have to add one more top 100 prospect to the list, Jessica Jackson of Little Rock, Ark.

Jackson has decided not to sign with Arkansas, and instead reopen her recruitment. Jackson, a 6-foot-3 combo forward with length and versatility, is a consensus top 25 recruit nationally.  Her decision to leave Arkansas and potentially sign with another program will have a critical impact on both Arkansas’ class of 2013 in addition to her future school of choice.

With Jackson’s name help with assignments back on the market we now have two top 25 caliber talents available for schools to add this winter. Before Jackson decided to make a verbal commitment to Arkansas in early September, Jackson had narrowed her list to Texas, Texas A&M, Kentucky, and Arkansas. We will have to see what the class of 2013 forward decides to do next.

Brianna Turner Picks Her Final 5

On Monday November 26th, class of 2014 post player Brianna Turner of Houston, Texas, released her list of five finalists. In alphabetical order Turner will make her final decision from Baylor, Connecticut, Duke, Notre Dame, and Stanford. Turner is currently rated as the No. 2 player in the country and the No. 1 power forward. The 6-3 prospect is an elite athlete with ideal size and length. She has continued to develop her wiry thin frame and continued to add muscle in recent months. Turner online essay editing service would give any of these elite programs a centerpiece recruit capable of making key contributions on both sides of the floor early in her career.

#PeachStateTV: @BrandonClayPSB and @KeilMoore team up to discuss the week that was in recruiting

Around The Rim

Jenna Burdette to Dayton: Burdette of Coolville, Ohio, chose Dayton on Thanksgiving Day after visiting the in-state campus for their game against Vanderbilt. A four-star combo guard, Burdette will give coach Jim Jabir a versatile guard option who can score off of the catch from beyond the arc or off of the bounce in the midrange. In Dayton, she will team up with class of 2013 Super 60 guard Celeste Edwards of Indianapolis. Burdette has played alongside Mychal Johnson of Huntington, W. Va., for several club seasons so she’s used to playing alongside talented guards. Her verbal pledge means that the online english assignment help Flyers will have four straight classes of at least one prospect ranked in the top 100 by the JumpOffPlus.com National Report.

Tyra Buss to Indiana: Next to the No. 1 overall prospect in the country, Kelsey Mitchell of Cincinnati, Ohio, Buss of Mount Carmel, Ill., might be the most prolific scorer in the class of 2014. On Saturday the 5-7 guard played two high school games for her Mount Carmel High School team.  In the first Buss scored 41 points, later in the second she lit the scoreboard up for 50 points. A few days before Buss scored 91 points in two games she made a verbal pledge to play her college basketball at Indiana. While Buss may struggle to put up those kind of numbers in Bloomington, she gives the Hoosier’s a scoring-minded guard who can shoot the basketball. With a quality local recruit in hand, first year coach thesis theme help Curt Miller and his staff will look to build an impact 2014 recruiting class.

Keil MooreKeil Moore is the Director of Scouting for the JumpOffPlus.com National Scouting Report – a division of Peach State Basketball, Inc. He also is a contributor and national recruiting analyst for ESPN HoopGurlz. Moore has been involved in the community since 2007 as a recruiting analyst and trainer. He can be reached at [email protected].

Brandon ClayBrandon Clay is the publisher of the JumpOffPlus.com and the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc. The service is picked up by more than 200 colleges and universities nationwide. He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the EBA All-American, Fab Five and Super 64 Camps. In addition, he serves as a national recruiting analyst for ESPNHoopgurlz and a contributor to SLAM Magazine. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. You can reach him at[email protected]