Jeff Borzello breaks down the race for the top 12 uncommitted recruits, and which programs have a shot at the No. 1 class.
Whether it's social media following, talent or a combination of both, these college basketball players stand to make big bucks in the NIL era.
- One-armed prep hoops star gets first D-I offer
- Tennessee State postpones start of hoops season
- Jackson TN Underdawgs out of TBT due to virus
- Tennessee St. hires Allen as new athletic director
Hansel Emmanuel Donato, an Internet sensation who plays basketball with one arm, received a scholarship offer from Tennessee State University on Thursday.
— Wendell Green Jr. had 23 points as Eastern Kentucky rallied past Tennessee State 89-84 on Saturday night.
— James Baker Jr. registered 15 points and four blocks as Morehead State stretched its home winning streak to seven games, topping Tennessee State 74-60 on Thursday night.
— Mark Freeman had 22 points and 13 assists as Tennessee State narrowly defeated Tennessee Tech 91-86 on Thursday night.
— Curt Lewis recorded 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead Eastern Kentucky to a 93-73 win over Tennessee State on Saturday.
— Johni Broome had 20 points and 12 rebounds as Morehead State won its 12th consecutive game, getting past Tennessee State 79-66 on Thursday night.
— Marvin Johnson had 25 points and 10 assists as Eastern Illinois beat Tennessee State 86-72 on Saturday.
— Terry Taylor scored 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Austin Peay defeated Tennessee State 71-56 on Saturday.
— KJ Williams had a career-high 25 points plus 16 rebounds as Murray State easily defeated Tennessee State 73-53 on Thursday night.
— Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. registered 15 points as Tennessee State beat Eastern Illinois 65-54 on Saturday.
— Chris Harris had 17 points as Southeast Missouri beat Tennessee State 63-59 on Tuesday night.
— Darian Adams tied his career high with 21 points and Brandon Huffman scored the game-winner with five seconds to go as Jacksonville State edged Tennessee State 65-64 on Thursday night.
— Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. had 21 points as Tennessee State beat UT Martin 74-62 on Thursday night.
— DQ Nicholas had 21 points as Southeast Missouri edged Tennessee State 83-79 in double overtime on Saturday night.
— Reginald Gee had 20 points as Austin Peay got past Tennessee State 68-59 on Wednesday night.
— Malachi Smith had a career-high 29 points plus 13 rebounds as Chattanooga won its ninth straight game, edging past Tennessee State 66-63 on Tuesday.
— JaCobi Wood came off the bench to score 19 points to lift Belmont to an 88-63 win over Tennessee State on Friday night.
— Marcus Burk posted 18 points, including two free throws with five seconds left, as IUPUI narrowly defeated Tennessee State 69-66 on Saturday.
— Luke Smith scored 23 points and Nick Muszynski added 22 points as Belmont defeated Tennessee State 79-64 on Tuesday night.
Tennessee State has postponed the start of its men's basketball season because COVID-19 test protocols mean the Tigers won't have enough players available Wednesday against Belmont.
Officials for The Basketball Tournament announced Wednesday that the Jackson TN Underdawgs have been eliminated from the winner-take-all event for $1 million that begins July 4 after a player tested positive for the coronavirus.
Historically Black colleges and universities are increasingly getting into the game for elite-level college basketball recruits. Does the trend have staying power?
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