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Kellon Hassenstab

Kellon Hassenstab

Publisher of Hoopniks.com, a leading independent college basketball recruiting and high school basketball site.

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Thin St. John’s roster gets skinny with Nurideen Lindsey’s departure

hoopniks.com - During the regular signing period in April, St. John’s raced up the team recruiting rankings, eventually attaining the second ranked class in the country. Pundits looked at the Red Storm roster, with point guard Malik Stith and talented sophomore Dwayne ...

UCLA cuts ties with former leading scorer, rebounder Reeves Nelson

hoopniks.com - The sometimes exciting, sometimes head-shake inducing, tenure of talented forward Reeves Nelson is now officially over at UCLA. “After much thought and deliberation, I have made the decision to dismiss Reeves Nelson from the UCLA Men’s Basketball Team effective immediately,” said ...

Arizona has top 2012 Recruiting Class with Kaleb Tarczewski’s Pledge

hoopniks.com - At least for the last three seasons, there’s been a college basketball program with “Wildcats” as their mascot at the top of the recruiting rankings when the dust settles after the regular signing period. It’s looking like the same will ...


Perry Ellis Takes the Kansas Plan

hoopniks.com - After winning three state championships so far as a high school student, 6′-8″ forward Perry Ellis is a mini-celebrity in his home state. His ties to the state are strong, as evidenced by three in-state schools among his four finalists ...

Cats Attack: Elite Guard Archie Goodwin Commits to Kentucky

hoopniks.com - Owners of an unprecedented streak of three consecutive top ranked college basketball recruiting classes, it was somewhat unexpected for Kentucky to roll into late Spetember without a commit in the 2012 recruitimg cycle, provided one doesn’t consider NC State transfer ...

Louisville, Illinois Snag Sunday Point Guard Commits, Terry Rozier and Michael Orris

hoopniks.com - Two high-major college basketball programs made moves for their future point guards on Sunday, as Louisville and Illinois both landed 2012 lead guard commits. Both pledges are the first verbal commitments of the 2012 classes at each school. 6′-1″ Terry ...


Teammates Marcus Smart and Phil Forte Commit to Oklahoma State

hoopniks.com - One word describes Flower Mound Marcus (TX) teammates Marcus Smart and Phil Forte: Winners. In fact, few prospects in the high school basketball Class of 2012 have won more games, at a consistent rate. Smart, a 6′-4″ dynamo capable of ...

Maryland Lands Third Pledge, Fast Riser Jake Layman

hoopniks.com - With a new coaching staff full of go-getters and recruiting trail burners, much hope was afforded to long-time Maryland fans with the changing of the coaching guard. Maryland was listed by plenty of blue-chip recruits over the summer as a ...

2011 ACC Mens Basketball Recruiting Recap and Rankings

hoopniks.com - The Atlantic Coast Conference appears to be in somewhat of a state of flux, and there is a definite reorganization of the power structure. Outside of perennial powerhouses Duke and North Carolina, a heavy amount of coaching changes, NBA early ...

USA Basketball Developmental National Team 16U Camp Notes

hoopniks.com - The competition was fierce in Colorado Springs, CO, as 27 elite Class of 2013 and 2014 prospects battled it out for one of 12 roster sports on the 16-U USA Basketball squad. In 2009, the U16 USA team ran the table ...