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July 2019:Where 2019 recruits make their first real commitments (and updated top thirty-four players)

C=Committed
S=Signed
1.Khalen Robinson (1SG,1OV) Little Rock,AR Episcopal Collegiate School Signed:Arkansas (January 2017)
Other Finalists
S=Arkansas
LSU
Naples
USC
FGCU
North Carolina
Duke
2.Josh Goodwin (1PF,2OV) Hometown:Spring Lake,MI Palo Alto High School Signed:Stanford (July 2018)
Others Finalists
Duke
SLM
USC
Dayton
Michigan
Arkansas
Naples
Texas
FGCU
North Carolina
Northern Cal
S=Stanford
3.Mahlon Monk (1PG,3OV) Bentonville,AR Bentonville Christian High School Signed:Arkansas (January 2017)
Other Finalists
S=Arkansas
FGCU
LSU
Alabama
Missouri
4.Cam Gooseberry (1C,4OV) Little Rock,AR Episcopal Collegiate School Signed:Arkansas (january 2017)
Other Finalists
S=Arkansas
Delaware
Florida
SLM
LSU
Naples
5.Jake Lin (2PG,5OV) Palo Alto,CA Palo Alto High School Signed:Stanford (July 2018)
Other Finalists
Atlanta
USC
S=Stanford
Northern Cal
Naples
Texas
Arkansas
Dayton
Syracuse
Georgia Baptist
Harvard
Denver
6.Fred Barry (2SG,6OV) Syracuse,NY Southern New York High School Committed:Florida (November 2017)
Others in contention
C=Florida
Syracuse
Southern New York
Auburn
Naples
Alabama
Arkansas
7.Andre Helmbrecht (1SF,7OV) Dallas,TX Highland Park High School Committed:LSU
Others in contention
Texas
Dallas
Florida
Arkansas
C=LSU
UALR
Naples
Huff College
Dallas
UT-Arlington
8.Joe Henson (2C,8OV) Hometown:Little Rock,AR Ft. Myer’s Day School Committed:FGCU (July 2018)
Others in contention
Ft.Lauderdale
C=FGCU
Arkansas
Naples
Florida
North Carolina
Delaware
Syracuse
Clemson
Florida State
Baylor
9.Reed Wilson (2SF,9OV) Austin,TX Austin Catholic High School
Other in Contention
Baylor
Huff College
Texas
Arkansas
Alabama
Oregon
10.Burke Howell (3PG,10OV) Phoenix,AZ Phoenix Catholic High School Committed:UCLA (July 2018)
Others in contention
Baylor
USC
Oregon-Cal
Oregon
Stanford
Arizona
C=UCLA
Arizona State
Alabama
Arkansas
11.Jamison Thomas (2PF,11OV) Naples,FL Naples High School Signed:Texas (November 2017)
Other Finalists
Naples
Florida
Georgia
Arkansas
North Carolina
Duke
NC State
12.T.J. Norman (3SG,12OV) Las Vegas,NV Bishop Gorman High School
Committed:USC Others in contention
C=USC
UALR
FGCU
Naples
Stanford
Florida
13.Treylon Payne (3SF,13OV) Little Rock,AR Episcopal Collegiate School Committed:NC State (July 2018)
Others in contention
Arkansas State
Arkansas
UALR
Huff College
Texas
Baylor
Florida
C=NC State
14.Mac James (2C,14OV) Kirksville,MO Kirksville High School Signed:Missouri
Other Finalists
S=Missouri
Arkansas
Denver
Texas
Baylor
Duke
15.Anthony Johnson (3C,15OV) Naples,FL Naples High School Committed:Naples
Others in contention
C=Naples
Florida
Huff College
Alabama
Arkansas
16.William Brown (4SG,16OV) Tallahassee,FL Tallahassee High School Committed:Florida (July 2018)
Others in contention
Florida State
Naples
C=Florida
UT-Arlington
Arkansas
Dallas
17.Bud Williamson (3PF,17OV) Chino Hills,CA Chino Hills High School Committed:USC (October 2017)
Others in contention
C=USC
Stanford
UCLA
Dallas
Baylor
18.Greg Taylor (4PF,18OV) Sacramento,CA Sacramento High School Committed:UNC (June 2017)
Others in contention
C=North Carolina
Duke
USC
Stanford
19.Milton McGee (4C,19OV) Los Angeles,CA LA Prep High School Committed:FGCU (August 2017)
Others in contention
C=FGCU
USC
Stanford
Michigan State
Dayton
20.Antonio Barton (5SG,20OV) Hometown:Columbus,OH LA Prep High School Committed:Michigan State (February 2018)
Others in contention
C=Michigan State
USC
Stanford
Arkansas
Naples
FGCU
NC State
North Carolina
Duke
Northern Cal
21.Chris Williamson (5C,21OV) Chino Hills,CA Chino Hills High School Committed:USC
Others in contention
C=USC
Stanford
Northern Cal
Oregon
Arizona State
Dayton
Michigan State
22.Kam Johnson (4PG,22OV) Little Rock,AR Episcopal Collegiate School Committed:Baylor (July 2018)
Others in contention
LSU
Arkansas
UALR
Florida
FGCU
Duke
Texas
C=Baylor
Stanford
23.Carter Clemens (4SF,23OV) Happy Valley,PA Happy Valley High School Committed:Penn State (January 2018)
Others in contention
C=Penn State
Ohio State
Dayton
Michigan
Michigan State
SLM
Southern New York
Syracuse
24.Zion Wilson (5PG,24OV) Hometown:Laffayette,LA Naples High School C=Auburn
Others in contention
Naples
C=Auburn
Alabama
Virginia State
LSU
UALR
25.Sean Quills (6PG,24OV) Austin,TX Austin Catholic High School Undecided
Others in contention
Texas
Arkansas
UALR
LSU
Naples
FGCU
Baylor
26.Kalen Garland (5SF,26OV) Little Rock,AR Episcopal Collegiate School Committed:Dallas
Others in contention
C=Dallas
Arkansas
Arkansas State
UALR
UT-Arlington
LSU
Stanford
NC State
27.Victor Martinez (7PG,27OV) Santa Fe,NM Fe Episcopal School Undecided
Others in contentio
Missouri
USC
Florida
LSU
Auburn
Alabama
Stanford
28.Oliver Patrick (6SF,28OV) Atlanta,GA Atlanta Christian High School Committed:Atlanta
Others in contention
C=Atlanta
Georgia Baptist
Georgia
USC
Arkansas
Naples
Florida
USC
Arizona State
Stanford
Syracuse
Dayton
29.Wilson Stockard (8PG,29OV) Sacramento,CA Sacramento High School Committed:Dayton (October 2017)
Others in contention
C=Dayton
USC
Stanford
Duke
Florida
LSU
Arkansas
30.KK Pinson (6SG,30OV) High Point,NC High Point High School Signed:UNC
Other Finalists
S=UNC
Duke
NC State
Florida
Dayton
Syracuse
Wake Forest
31.James Johnson (7SF,31OV) Mouth of Wilson,VA Oak Hill Academy Committed:Michigan
Others in contention
C=Michigan
Michigan State
Virginia State
UNC
Duke
NC State
Wake Forest
Florida
SLM
32.Louis Joiner (5PF,32OV) Gainesville,FL Gainesville High School Committed:LSU
Others in contention
C=LSU
Florida
Naples
Florida State
FGCU
Ft. Lauderdale
Georgia
Missouri
33.Rashaun Tate (8SF,33OV) Little Rock,AR Central High School
Committed:FGCU Others in contention
UALR
Wake Forest
Stanford
Northern Cal
Arkansas State
Baylor
C=FGCU
Missouri
Dayton
34.Devin Mitchell (9SF,34OV) Muskegon,MI Muskegon High School Committed:Michigan State
Others in contention
C=Michigan State
Michigan
Dayton
SLM
Syracuse
Stanford
Florida

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College Throwball Transfer News

Former five-star forward,Mac Lewis,to transfer to Southern Arkansas Community College after shoplift at Arkansas

Mac Lewis,a five-star power forward from Tampa,Florida in the 2016 class, signed with Arkansas but had a shop lifting incident which suspended him from all team activities for the whole season. Lewis has now elected to transfer to Southern Arkansas Community College in Crossett sources said.Lewis will have two years of eligibility if he were to go to a four year college after one year in junior college.Colleges already to make scholarship offers for Lewis are Florida Atlantic, UCLA, and Crossett.

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High School Throwball Recruiting

2019 Point Guard,Burke Howell (3PG,10OV) 2019,decommits from Arkansas

2019 Point Guard,Burke Howell (3PG,10OV) 2019,decommits from Arkansas.His finalists for his commitment next month are Baylor,Arkansas,Arizona,Arizona State,USC,Stanford,Oregon,Oregon-Cal,and Alabama.

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College Throwball Transfer News

Transfer News:William Haufrect to transfer to Stanford for 2018-19

Former number one ranked shooting guard in the 2017 class, William Haufrect, has announced his intentions to transfer from Naples to Stanford for the rest of his college career. Haufrect will be eligible to play in the 2018-19 season as he transferred out of conference.

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College Throwball

College Throwball:Pre-Season All-Americans and Award Winners

Carter Trophy:A.J. Williams,C,Duke (Junior)

Pre-Season Position Awards
PG of the Year:Allie Freeman,PG,Little Rock (Junior)
SG of the Year:Thomas Cook,SG,UT-Arlington (Senior)
SF of the Year:Jonathan Eubanks,SF,Mississippi State (Senior)
PF of the Year:(co) Zion Clement,PF,Oklahoma State,R.J. Perry,PF,Dayton
C of the Year:A.J. Williams,C,Duke (Junior)
Goalie:Hayes Harris,Go.Arkansas (Junior)

Pre-Season Class Awards
Freshman of the Year:Evan Hurst,SG,FGCU
Sophomore of the Year:(co) Ian Donahue,SF,North Carolina Will Schuhmacher,PG,Arkansas,Christian Thomas,SG/PG,Georgia,R.J. Perry,PF,Dayton,Jayden Durant,SG-SF,Virginia State
Junior of the Year:A.J. Williams,C,Duke
Senior of the Year:Thomas Cook,SG,UT-Arlington

Others
Defensive Player of the Year
Aka Ugor,C,Ohio State
Sixth Man of the Year:DeVontae Christian,PG,Texas

Pre-Season All-American Teams
1st Team
PG:Allie Freeman,PG,Little Rock (Junior)
SG:Thomas Cook,SG,UT-Arlington (Senior)
SF:Jonathan Eubanks,SF,Mississippi State (Senior)
PF:(co) Zion Clement,PF,Oklahoma State (Senior),R.J. Perry,PF,Dayton (Sophomore)
C:A.J. Williams,C,Duke (Junior)
Goalie:Hayes Harris,Go.Arkansas (Junior)

2nd Team
PG:KaKa Hield,PG,Missouri (Junior)
SG:Christian Jones,SG,Georgia Baptist (Junior)
SF:Jasper Holena,SF,Denver Boones (Senior)
PF:Kathlon Robinson,PF,Little Rock (Junior)
C:Armistead Williams,C,North Carolina (Junior)
Goalie:Willie Hughes,Go.,North Carolina (Senior)

3rd Team
PG:Mark Feland,PG,Georgia (Senior)
SG:Josh Green,SG,Texas (Senior)
SF:Ian Donahue,SF,North Carolina (Sophomore)
PF:Henry Akers,PF,Denver (Freshman)
C:Aka Ugor,C,Ohio State (Junior)
Goalie:T.J. Stoudemire,Go.,Florida (Senior)

Others to watch out for:Ian Donahue,SF,North Carolina,Sophomore,Will Schuhmacher,PG,Arkansas,Sophomore,Tristan Thomas,C,Auburn,Senior,Christian Thomas,SG/PG,Georgia,Sophomore

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High School Throwball

LA Prep Off-Season Major High School Throwball Tournament:Results

Location:Los Angeles,CA (LA Prep High School)
Time:June 12-June 22
Favorite:Episcopal (4-1 odds)

Regional Quarters (1st Round)
South Region
1.Episcopal Collegiate School (AR)
8.Central High School (AR)

4.Bentonville Christian High School (AR)
5.Ft. Myer’s Day School (FL)

3.Naples High School (FL)
6.Gainseville High School (FL)

2.Highland Park High School (TX)
7.West University School (TX)

East Region
1.Atlanta Christian High School (GA)
8.Tallahassee High School (FL)

4.Oak Hill High School (VA)
5.Miami Catholic High School (FL)

3.High Point High School (NC)
6.Charlotte Catholic High School (NC)

2.Southern New York High School (NY)
7.Athens Christian High School (GA)

Midwest Region
1.Madison High School (WI)
8.Fayetteville High School (AR)

4.West Memphis High School (AR)
5.Happy Valley High School (PA)

3.Muskegon High School (MI)
6.Kirksville High School (MO)

2.Canton Day School (OH)
7.Kansas City Prep School (MO)

West Region
1.Palo Alto High School (CA)
8.Phoenix Catholic High School (AZ)

4.Chino Hills High School (CA)
5.Hillcrest Preparatory School (AZ)

3.Bishop Gorman High School (NV)
6.Sacramento High School (CA)

2.Los Angeles Preparatory School (LA Prep) (CA) *Tournament Host*
7.Seattle East High School (WA)

Regional Semis (2nd Round)
South Region
1.Episcopal Collegiate School (AR)
4.Bentonville Christian High School (AR)

2.Highland Park High School (TX)
3.Naples High School (FL)

East Region
1.Atlanta Christian High School (GA)
5.Miami Catholic High School (FL)

2.Southern New York High School (NY)
3.High Point High School (NC)

Midwest Region
1.Madison High School (WI)
4.West Memphis High School (AR)

2.Canton Day School (OH)
3.Muskegon High School (MI)

West Region
1.Palo Alto High School (CA)
4.Chino Hills High School (CA)

2.LA Prep School (CA)
3.Bishop Gorman High School (NV)

Regional Finals (3rd Round)
South Region
1.Episcopal Collegiate School (AR)
2.Highland Park High School (TX)

East Region
1.Atlanta Christian High School (GA)
2.Southern New York High School (NY)

Midwest Region
1.Madison High School (WI)
2.Canton Day School (OH)

West Region
1.Palo Alto High School (CA)
2.LA Prep School (CA)

Final Four (4th Round)
South/East Semifinal
1.Episcopal Collegiate School (AR)
1.Atlanta Christian High School (GA)

1.Madison High School (WI)
1.Palo Alto High School (CA)

Championship (5th Round)
1.Episcopal Collegiate School (AR)
1.Palo Alto High School (CA)

Champion:Episcopal Collegiate School (AR)

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Looking Back:For the first time in their lives (The upbringing of Aka Ugor)

The oldest of four children,Aka Ugor and his parents moved from Africa to the suburbs of Manhattan,New York.While his three siblings were born in the following decade,Aka was a six-eight two hundred seventy pound eight grader and was not allowed on any sports due to his extreme size.As his siblings started going to elementary school,his dad did not allow him to go to a private high school while he let his younger siblings go to a private elementary school.So he attended Manhattan High School,where he was still not allowed to participate in any other sport other than football and he made varsity as a Freshman and played good minutes as he rushed nineteen times for two hundred senty-three yards and two touchdowns as the backup.When his parents divorced,he and his mom bolted to New Jersey and left Aka’s dad and, siblings behind.His mom got a good sales job immediately.In his Sophomore year at New Jersey Atlantic Shore Prep he cut down from two hundred seventy pounds to just two hundred forty five.He led the football team all to state championship victories.His stats as the starting running back were fifty-six carries for 1256 yards,nineteen touchdowns on the ground,and three through the air.In basketball,he averaged twenty points,eight rebounds,and two blocks per game.In throwball,he averaged twenty four goals,twelve rebounds,and four blocks per game.Those stats were while he played as he was suspended from the basketball and throwball team because he had a 2.7 GPA,but it turned out that the throwball and basketball coach (the same guy) had pulled the throwball and basketball players out of class to practice as the school didn’t have enough time before or after school to practice.The coach,Ray Atkinson,was fired.They hired Aka’s uncle John Ugor as the new throwball and basketball coach as well as being the Health teacher,a class that Aka struggled with.Aka’s uncle,John and his mom hired a tutor and his grades jolted up.He led New Jersey Atlantic Shore Prep to state championships in football,basketball,throwball,track,and cross country in both in his senior year.In his Senior year he and New Jersey Atlantic Shore Prep were to play Manhattan Private where his dad coached and taught,and is siblings went to school at the elementary and middle school.He was to announce his school and what sport he would be playing college after the game.He led New Jersey Atlantic Shore Prep to a win with a career high forty-two goals,twenty-one rebounds,and eleven rebounds.He announced that he would be attending Ohio State and playing throwball.After that he went to hug his dad who would be getting back together with his mom and becoming an assistant coach at Ohio State.He would be attending a public school and his younger siblings would be attending a public school as well.For the first time in there lives.Aka is now thriving at Ohio State,going into his junior season.

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Josh Goodwin chooses Palo Alto as his new school,and leads them to the top spot in the West Region

Josh Goodwin,(1PF,2OV) 2019 and Duke commit,chose to leave Spring Lake High School and attend Palo Alto High School and led them to a victory over LA Prep to earn the one seed in the upcoming LA Prep June Major Offseason Tournament with a record breaking performance.He put up fity-two goals,forty-one rebounds,ten blocks,four steals,eight assists,and was ten for eleven from the free goal line.Jake Lin,(2PG,6OV) 2019 Atlanta commit,also pitched in for Plao Alto,scoring thirty-two goals and twenty-one assists in the victory.The top scorer for LA Prep was Victor Chalmers,(2PG,2OV) 2020 Ft. Lauderdale commit,had twenty-seven goals in the 126-62 loss.

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College Throwball

Florida Atlantic agrees to replace Virginia State in the AtlanticWest Atlantic,Northwest Florida to come out of Division 3 to replace Florida Atlantic in CUSA,

Florida Atlantic has agreed to leave the Conference USA in Throwball to join the Atlantic West atlantic division to replace Virginia State who lef the conference for the Arkansas Valley.Northwest Florida will replace FAU and come out of division three.The Arkansas Valley Conference is in talks with Northern Arkansas,Crossett,Ouachita Baptist,and SEMO to join the west divison.

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College Throwball Primer:Transfer News,NCAA Tournament,Important Dates

William Haufrect,the former top Shooting Guard in the 2017 class,is likely to transfer from Naples.Haufrect is being looked at by USC,Florida Atlantic,Baylor,NC State,Ft. Lauderdale,Villanova,and St. John’s.If Haufrect were to transfer in conference (Ft. Lauderdale) he would have to sit out one season.

Jude Hughes,a Texas forward,who was near decided to transfer,has earned the starting job in Austin but has many schools lined up if he decides to change his mind including Little Rock,Arizona,Arizona State,USC,Oregon,Oregon-Cal,Florida,Georgia,and Missouri.Hughes said that if he were to transfer,”Florida,Missouri,and Arizona State would be most likely.”

The NCAA Tournament will return to its normal from in 2018-19.

The College Throwball Pre-Season 2018-19 Top 25 will be released in late July.College Throwball schedules wwill come out July 27 through August 14.