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New offer: 

Jeremiah Wilkinson - CG, 6-2, 175 - Powder Springs, GA (The Skill Factory) - AAU: Game Elite (Adidas 3SSB) - Twitter: @jeremiah_2k24
Offers: Saint Louis, Florida, Ole Miss, Murray State, Georgia State, Kennesaw State, Stephen F. Austin, Jacksonville State.

Interest: Dayton, Loyola-Chicago, Xavier, Michigan, Illinois, Mississippi State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Cincinnati, Wichita State, SMU, South Florida, Belmont, Drake, Illinois State, Rice, Miami-Ohio, Chattanooga, East Tennessee State, Mercer, Samford, Furman, Western Carolina, Hofstra, Vermont, Tarleton State, Liberty, Longwood, UNC-Asheville, Radford, Queens, Georgia Southern, McNeese State, Texas A&M-Commerce.

Latest News: Wilkinson received an offer from SLU. (10/6/22)

Scouting Report: Wilkinson is a smooth, productive lefty combo guard who scores efficiently on three levels. He has a full guard skill set and is an excellent passer. He's wiry and uses his speed well. He's explosive and delivers highlight finishes at the rim. He's an aggressive on-ball defender. He transferred from Hillgrove HS to The Skill Factory Prep heading into his junior year.

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3 minutes ago, Cowboy II said:

-just the name sounds like a reputable academic institution 

I almost appreciate the honesty. There are a lot of sham programs out there, glorified basketball programs occupying shell charter schools using names that attempt to sound prestigious. The Skill Factory has virtually nothing about the academic program on its website. I hope they're getting a decent education there but truly have no idea. I'm guessing they take online courses to fulfill credit hours and have other courses designed for standardized tests.

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9 minutes ago, Pistol said:

I almost appreciate the honesty. There are a lot of sham programs out there, glorified basketball programs occupying shell charter schools using names that attempt to sound prestigious. The Skill Factory has virtually nothing about the academic program on its website. I hope they're getting a decent education there but truly have no idea. I'm guessing they take online courses to fulfill credit hours and have other courses designed for standardized tests.

-shocking

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Skill Factory farms out most of its academics.  Courses are online and they also contract an outside firm to not only evaluate their academics but also to assist with making sure their students are college eligible, not just D-1 but any level.  The firm is run by former NCAA employees.

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On 10/7/2022 at 7:19 PM, thetorch said:

Skill Factory farms out most of its academics.  Courses are online and they also contract an outside firm to not only evaluate their academics but also to assist with making sure their students are college eligible, not just D-1 but any level.  The firm is run by former NCAA employees.

That's not a bad setup, actually. I think some of the worst offenders have been weeded out, at least at the level of the top teams with national schedules.

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New offer, who was added to the interest list in early July:

Billy Richmond, III - G, 6-6, 180 - Memphis, TN (Camden, NJ) - AAU: NJ Scholars (Nike EYBL) - Twitter: @BillyRichmondI
Offers: Saint Louis, Seton Hall, Mississippi State, Louisville, Memphis.

Interest: Dayton, Loyola-Chicago, Xavier, Northwestern, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Cincinnati, Belmont, Murray State, Tennessee State, Tennessee-Martin, Iona, Appalachian State, Jacksonville State, Lipscomb, Radford, Northwestern State.

Latest News: Richmond received an offer from SLU. (10/20/22)

Scouting Report: Richmond is a left-handed combo guard with good size and shooting ability. He has a consistent, easy stroke from beyond the perimeter. He can put it on the floor a bit and get free in the mid-range. He attacks the basket in transition and generates offensive rebounds. His father played at Vanderbilt and Memphis. Richmond transferred from Memphis East HS to Camden HS in NJ, where he is a teammate of Cian Medley. Rankings: 247Sports - 139, 247Sports Composite - 146.

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Billy Richmond Sr is a restaurateur now.  Quite a success story, top 100 recruit, but had troubles at zVandy and Memphis resulting in Calipari kicking him off the team.  He's become pretty prominent in Memphis with his wing shops.  I've eaten at them the last two times I went down there.  He played against SLU in Perry's senior year.  He was terrible in the game and SLU snapped a 5 game losing streak.  It was right before we beat Louisville and went on the 8 game streak. 

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New offer:

Brooks Bahr - CG, 6-4, 170 - Keller, TX (Keller) - AAU: Texas Impact 4:13 (Under Armour Association) - Twitter: @BrooksBahr3
Offers: Saint Louis, Loyola-Chicago, Colorado State, Yale, Columbia, Fairfield, Bryant.

Interest: Richmond, Xavier, Nebraska, Mississippi State, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, TCU, BYU, Utah, Utah State, Boise State, San Jose State, SMU, East Carolina, San Francisco, Belmont, Valparaiso, Dartmouth, North Texas, Louisiana Tech, Rice, Sam Houston State, IUPUI, Chattanooga, Colgate, Lehigh, Holy Cross, Elon, Marshall, Louisiana-Monroe, South Dakota State, South Dakota, North Dakota State, Oral Roberts, Vermont, UMBC, UC-Santa Barbara, Weber State, Utah Tech, Utah Valley, Central Arkansas, North Alabama, Liberty, Georgia Southern, Fairleigh Dickinson, Northwestern State.

Latest News: Bahr received an offer from SLU. (10/22/22)

Scouting Report: Bahr is a playmaking guard who generates a ton of quality looks for his teammates and himself. He's got tight handles and changes pace easily to go with his high-level passing ability. He's a lights-out three point shooter and efficient scorer from all over. He's highly effective both on and off the ball. He's smart and tough.

-Received an offer on his visit here. Went from 1 to 7 offers in the past 3 weeks.

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Isaiah Johnson-Arigu - SF, 6-7, 190 - Osseo, MN (Totino-Grace) - AAU: Howard Pulley (Nike EYBL) - Twitter: @IsaiahJohnsonA
Offers: Saint Louis, Loyola-Chicago, Northern Iowa, Illinois State, St. Thomas, Hampton.

Interest: Dayton, Richmond, George Washington, Xavier, Providence, Butler, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Northwestern, Wake Forest, Iowa State, Stanford, Utah, California, Colorado State, BYU, Belmont, Drake, SIU-Carbondale, Indiana State, Yale, Princeton, Miami-Ohio, Southeast Missouri, Chattanooga, Furman, Drexel, South Dakota State, North Dakota, North Dakota State, South Dakota, Kansas City, Vermont, UC-San Diego, Seattle, Liberty.

Latest News: Johnson-Arigu received an offer from SLU. (10/25/22)

Scouting Report: Johnson-Arigu is a skilled, fluid athletic wing with great size and mobility. He has a smart, easy game and doesn't try to force things. He's unselfish and makes plays for his teammates. He's comfortable with the ball in his hands. He's a strong rebounder at both ends. He has a long stride and gets up and down the floor quickly. He played his first two seasons at Osseo HS but transferred to Totino-Grace.

 

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Peyton Marshall - C, 7-0, 300 - Marietta, GA (Kell) - AAU: Game Elite (Adidas 3SSB) - Twitter: @nlmbpeyton
Offers: Saint Louis, Seton Hall, Georgetown, Ohio State, Illinois, Maryland, Rutgers, Penn State, Florida, Auburn, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Missouri, Georgia, Miami, Georgia Tech, Cincinnati, Tulane, UAB, Tennessee State, Iona, Georgia State, Kennesaw State.

Interest: Loyola-Chicago, Massachusetts, Xavier, Purdue, Indiana, Nebraska, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Houston, Texas Tech, Kansas State, Stanford, UNLV, South Florida, East Carolina, Murray State, Charlotte, Louisiana Tech, East Tennessee State, UNC-Greensboro, Towson, Marshall, Appalachian State, Louisiana-Monroe, New Mexico State, Jacksonville State, Stetson, Longwood, Radford.

Latest News: Marshall received an offer from SLU. (11/1/22)

Scouting Report: Marshall is a massive frontcourt player who dominates the paint. He has soft touch but dunks everything he can. He's developed into an excellent passer because he gets double teamed so frequently. Defensively, he's a space eater with good length who blocks and alters shots. He shows good footwork at both ends of the floor. With his size, strength, and good hands, he's hard to stop. Rankings: Rivals - 46, 247Sports - 48, 247Sports Composite - 88, On3 - 101, On3 Consensus - 72.

-SLU is late in the pool for this one, but he's originally from STL and his grandma tweeted at him to come back home, so I guess anything is possible. He recently took official visits Penn State, Mizzou, and Auburn. Some scouts seem to think Auburn is the favorite currently.

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New offer:

Jurrell Baldwin - SF, 6-7, 185 - Chicago, IL (Hyde Park Academy) - AAU: Team Rose (Adidas 3SSB) - Twitter: @jurrell3_
Offers: Saint Louis.

Interest: Dayton, Loyola-Chicago, Richmond, DePaul, Illinois, Boise State, SMU, Belmont, Murray State, Southern Illinois, Illinois-Chicago, Valparaiso, Rice, Louisiana Tech, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Southern Indiana, Louisiana-Monroe, Albany, Southern Utah.

Latest News: Baldwin received an offer from SLU. (1/24/23)

Scouting Report: Baldwin is a big, physical, versatile scoring wing who creates mismatches because he's too strong for most wings and too quick for most bigs. He's got good handles for his size. He's tough and productive as a rebounder. He's a good shooter off the catch. He's become a more fluid athlete. He's a bit of a late bloomer, young for his class. He transferred from Homewood Flossmoor to Hyde Park Academy between his sophomore and junior seasons.

 

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