ETSU Offers Ty Toney

Ty Toney

ETSU has offered Ty Toney, a 6’3 SG from Alpharetta, Ga. via Georgia Highlands C.C. Ty was a JUCO All-American honorable mention and first team all-region. He averaged 17.8 PTS/G and 2.4 A/G in 36 games at Georgia Highlands C.C. this year. See more stats on Toney here.

Ty played at Appalachian State his freshmen year before transferring to Georgia Highlands C.C. While at Appalachian State Toney average 6.3 PTS/G in 22 games.

According to ESPN insider, “Toney is a physical shooting guard who is strong for his size and wired to score. He can get buckets at all three levels. Get to the rim, straight line drive and score through contact. Mid range jumpers off the catch or dribble and knock down the open three.”

Here is what Jason Capel had to say about Ty Toney

“Ty is a very talented kid, and a great young man. He is strong, quick and explosive on both ends of the court. He is the type of player who can help a team in so many ways because of his competitiveness and versatility. In our system, it is important to have guards that can do multiple things especially off the bounce and Ty gives us a player that can do just that. He scores the ball from all over the court and has the ability with his strength and quickness to get mid-range and elevate over defenders. He is also explosive enough to get in the paint and finish through contact or make the right pass to an open teammate. Ty led Alpharetta to the state semifinals last season with one of the best playoff runs in Georgia high school basketball history. His is a player that will be a joy to coach on both sides of the ball.”

In addition to ETSU, Toney has also received offers from Kennesaw State, Jacksonville State, North Carolina Central, Jackson State, Tennessee State and FIU.

EDIT: 04/21/15 Toney has signed with Eastern Michigan.

Below are a couple of highlight videos of Ty Toney

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Rondale Watson – 2014 Prospect receives offer

Rondale Watson

According to a tweet from Jamie Shaw at Verbal Commits, ETSU has offered Rondale Watson, class of 2014. Watson is a 6’3 shooting guard out of Greenbrier East High School in Lewisburg, West Virginia.

In addition to an offer from ETSU, Charleston Southern has also offered Watson and Marshall is showing interest. I’ve also seen some sources that have mentioned West Virginia and Kentucky also taking notice of Watson.

We will continue to track Watson in the recruiting process.

Amazing Buzzer beater by Rondale Watson

Rondale Watson NC Showcase Highlight Reel

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Isaac Banks Signs with ETSU

Isaac Banks

According to a recent tweet from NextUpRecruits Isaac Banks, class of 2013, has committed to ETSU with an official signing upcoming. Banks is a 6’7 forward out of John Curtis School in River Ridge, Louisiana, averaged 19 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks a game as a senior and was an all-metro, all-district and all-state selection two years in a row during his prep career. He is described as “a long athletic forward who can handle the ball.” Banks did not play AAU ball and as a result went largely unnoticed and can potentially be a steal for ETSU.

Although there is no official word yet but it appears that Isaac Banks will become the 13th scholarship player for the upcoming season. Welcome to ETSU Isaac!

Update 8/15/13: As expected, Isaac Banks has officially signed with ETSU.


Below is a clip of from Isaac Banks’ Senior year

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ETSU offers Chris Shields

Chris Shields

According to Verbal Commits ETSU has extended an offer to Chris Shields a 6’8 small forward out of Hedgesville, West Virgina, class of 2014. Shields had signed earlier in the year with Longwood but asked to be released from his letter of intent after Mike Gillian’s departure.

Hoop Group had this to say about Shields: The 6-6 guard/forward is lanky, but is learning how to use his body effectively to do a range of things on the offensive end.

“I’ve got the ability to go inside and out,” he says. “If I have a slower defender on me, I can make a move and go to the basket, but if I have a quicker defender, I can use my height and use some push moves to get to the rim.

“It really helps because I can play a guard position or a big position, wherever I fit on the team.”

In addition to ETSU, Shields also has offers from Robert Morris, James Madison, Marshall and Southern Miss.

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Update: ETSU extends offer to Eddie Keith

Eddie Keith

Following up on a story from last week. ETSU has extended an offer to Eddie Keith, a 6’4″ 180lbs SG from Orlando. Keith also received two more offers, from UTPA and LaSalle. We will continue to follow Eddie Keith in the recruiting process.

Update 8/9/13: Eddie Keith has narrowed his list of offers from 19 down to 6. (ETSU, App St, Lamar, IPFW, FIU, & Jacksonville)

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ETSU Offers Chancellor Barnard

Chancellor Barnard

Chancellor Barnard, Elliott City, Maryland

According to the tweet below ETSU has offered 6’4″ SG Chancellor Barnard, an athletic southpaw from Gleneig Country School in Elliott City, Maryland. Barnard appears to have a great deal of interest from mid-major programs, and is a garnering more offers as the summer AAU season progresses. In addition to ETSU he also has offers from Binghamton, Bucknell and Townson. He is also generating interest from Radford, ECU, William and Mary, Wagner, Mercer, UNC-W, UNC-G, George Mason, Yale, Holy Cross and Northeastern.

Phenom Hoop Report
Basketball Strengths: Barnard is a high elite level athlete. He is a great teammate and competitor. He is the ultimate gym rat and his leaping ability is a strong attribute that allows him to block shots. He is an exceptional defensive player and is strong at attacking the rim.Phenom Hoop Report

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ETSU offers Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson, Carlisle HS, Martinsville, Virginia

ETSU has reportedly offered Eric Johnson, a 6’2″ PG from Carlisle HS in Martinsville, Virginia, where he averaged 16 point per game and 8.3 assists in 22 games this past season. Johnson’s stock is soaring, so it’s wise that we’re the 1st to offer. That seems to be important to recruits. Most importantly, however, is our tie to Johnson’s coach, who happens to be one of the best ETSU PG’s of all time: Jason Niblett. While ETSU is the first school to offer Johnson, he is generating plenty of interest from several ACC schools.

Eric Johnson Evaluations

ESPN insider
Eric has a body that will continue to develop. He gets in the lane and can be a scorer and playmaker. He’s a confident guard with the ability to communicate. A fearless driver who competes and defends.ESPN Insider

Recruiting Hype
Johnson’s game has come a long way since my last viewing at Peach Jam over the summer, and his improved point guard abilities and aggression are the reasons why. A 6’2 combo guard who is developing into a full time point guard, Johnson has a good basketball mind and talent to complement it. He owns the poise to make the simple, correct play, but he also owns the playmaking and creating ability to make something out of nothing. Johnson handles the ball well against pressure and in traffic, and he has the shot making ability to keep defenses honest in the half court set. The next steps are becoming a more vocal and positive presence on the floor and turning that shot making ability into consistent shooting ability. Mid major plus schools should get on him now, as he has the look of a fringe high major recruit.Recruiting Hype

Phenom Hoop
In today’s player profile, we will take a closer look at 6’2 PG Eric Johnson of Carlisle School in Martinsville, VA. We have watched Johnson since the 7th grade and has countered many ups and downs over the course of the past four years. Johnson has a strong and physically mature body and plays with a lot of confidence. He has a college ready frame that should translate well at the next level. Jamie Shaw will dig a little deeper into his recruitment and development. Eric has been on the radar for a while. He started off in Durham, went off the Christ School, and has finally settled in at the Carlisle School. It took him a little bit to find his fit. He found it. He is the starting point guard for Team Loaded and the starting point guard on the very talented Carlisle School. His job at Carlisle School is more than star player; he has to be star leader. The school is very talented, but it is also very young. There were four freshmen and a sophomore playing on varsity last season, and yes, one of those guys was Thon Maker.:rock:Johnson has soft touch to the three-point line, which he uses to open up his ability to drive. Johnson has legit size with long arms and a quick dribble. He drives with his head up probing the defense for lanes. When asked, Johnson says, ‘my shooting, it opens up the lane for me to get to the rim or distribute.’East Carolina, Old Dominion, Virginia Tech, and Hofstra are showing Johnson interest, but he does not have any offers just yet. When speaking of what he is looking for, he wants a coach ‘Where I can make mistakes and learn from them, instead of being punished.’ When speaking of style of play he is most comfortable in, ‘I prefer structure, where everyone knows their role and I know where they will be on the floor.’A leader with good size and big time skills, it should only be a matter of time before that first offer comes down the pipeline.Phenom Hoop

Eric Johnson

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Jaylen Barford receives offer from ETSU

Jaylen Barford

Jaylen Barford, Jackson South Side HS, Jackson, Tennessee

We have offered 6’3″ guard Jaylen Barford out of Jackson, Tennessee. Jaylen already has several mid-offers including Murray State, VCU and Wichita State. Tennessee is also gaining interest in Jaylen. Barford attended high school (Jackson South Side) with AJ Merriweather, so we may have a good shot with him.

Jaylen Barford Evaluations

Barford can run the point but is more of scorer at this point basically out of necessity for his various teams. He has a nice outside stroke and can get past you with a dynamite first step.

Chicago Classic Evaluation from JucoJunction
6-foot-2 point guard Jaylen Barford put together a big performance for the Nashville Celtics. The Jackson (Tenn.) Southside junior is a dynamic athlete in the backcourt with serious court vision as well.

Barford produced some highlight-level passes in the half-court off the ball screen on Friday night, while also showing an ability to athletically finish around the rim through contact. He’s a high-motor player who brings energy to the defensive end and excels at playing the passing lanes, where he gets his hands on a lot of deflections.

Barford is a prospect who could see a serious jump in his recruiting stock with continued strong play on the AAU circuit. Right now, the 2014 point guard claims offers from Murray State, Western Kentucky, Tennessee State, VCU, Wichita State and Utah, while also getting recent interest from Tennessee.

See more at JucoJunction.

Update 8/9/13: Jaylen Barford has told Jamie Shaw of Verbal Commits that his top 8 are Rhode Island, Creighton, Duquense, Western Kentucky, Utah, NC Central, ETSU and North Texas.

Jaylen Barford highlight video

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