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NCAA Basketball Recruiting Rumors: Top 40 Recruit Switches Up Finalist List and Son of Basketball Hall Of Famer Shows Out At Prestigous Camp, Plus More

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Here is A Look at some recent NCAA Basketball Recruiting news involving two highly regarded recruits. 2025 top-20 prospect Will Riley has switched up his recruitment a little, and Jacob Wilkins, the son of NBA Hall of Famer, played well during the first day of the prestigious NBAPA Top 100 camp. Plus,

NCAA Basketball Recruiting Rumors: Top 40 Recruit Switches Up Finalist List and Son of  Basketball Hall Of Famer Shows Out At Prestigious Camp

Riley, who is reportedly still reclassifying to 2024, has altered his finalist list, per Joe Tipton of On3. In April, the 18-year-old Canadian announced that he was considering Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Kentucky and the NBL.

However, Tipton reported yesterday that Riley has eliminated Arkansas from consideration and replaced the Razorbacks with Illinois. Tipton added that Riley also will now consider the New Zealand Breakers of the NBL instead of the entire Australian professional league.

To be clear, the five places that Riley is still considering for his next stop are Alabama, Arizona, Illinois, Kentucky, and the New Zealand Breakers of the NBL. He has taken official visits to Illinois, Kentucky, Alabama, and Arizona.

Riley is a four-plus star prospect. On3 gives Riley a five-star rating, ranking him as the 10th-best prospect in 2025. Rivals have him at No. 16 in their rankings, while 247Sports lists him at No. 22, and ESPN has him at No. 24.

Kentucky was previously considered Riley’s slight favorite, followed by Alabama and Arizona. Now, with Illinois entering the finalist picture, the Fighting Illini takes over the top landing spot for him, but it is a contentious position.

Here is On3’s scouting report on Riley:

“Will Riley scores the basketball. He has three-level feel and comfort on the ball getting to his spots in the half court. Riley’s game is quirky. He has footwork and utilizes up and unders, hesitations, and footwork in the paint to create his advantage. Would like to see him tighten his overall handle. While he is a 40+% shooter from three over high volume and time, his release can be inconsistent. Listed in the 6-9 range, he is a good rebounder for his position. He can push the break and handle the ball in the half court. He will need to continue adding strength. There are some unorthodox pieces to his game, but the long standing results of his vast bucket-getting speak volumes.”

Jacob Wilkins Shows Out on First Day of NBAPA Camp

Wilkins, who committed to Georgia at the end of October, played exceptionally well during the first day of the NBAPA Top 100 camp. Dominique Wilkins’s son averaged 20.0 points through his two games on Monday, making 15 of 26 shots from the field.

The Atlanta native is a consensus top 40 player in 2025. Wilkins is No. 39 on On3 ratings, No. 26 by 247Sports, and No. 19 by Rivals. Meanwhile, ESPN ranks him as the 52nd-best prospect in the class.

Wilkins held five offers before committing to the Bulldogs. Virginia was reportedly Georgia’s biggest competition for Wilkins.

Here is Jaime Shaw of On3’s scouting report on Wilkins:

“Jacob Wilkins is a lengthy and explosive player. The upside is clear with him as you see the frame, the athleticism, the touch. It is all about consistency. He need to continue adding strength and live game reps. Wilkins is explosive in transition, able to quickly switch ends of the court and fill the lanes with a purpose as he gets above the rim. He has a jump shot that extends beyond the three point arc and with his feet set has good balance and consistent release and load. He needs to continue working on his balance/footwork and tightening his handle in the half court. Wilkins is getting better off one and two dribbles, learning his spots. There is high defensive upside here. Wilkins is still raw, but he is someone that continues to improve each time you check in. He is playing confidently, now it is about the consistency and continued development. The ceiling is very high here.”

Why did Wikins choose Georgia:

“I know their program is good, and they put players in good situations, Wilkins told On3. “They have good off-the-court relationships with their players. They like how my skillset fits what they’re trying to do and how I can play inside and out.”

Kayden Edwards Receives Scholarship

Consensus 2025 four-star and top-80 prospect Kayden Edwards picked up an offer from Oklahoma State recently while participating in the Pangos Camp, according to Jake Lieberman of JAL Hoops. Edwards, a 6-2 guard out of Duncanville (TX), was one the top performers at camp.

Kayden Edwards came into the event with a reputation as a shot-maker,” Jaime Smith of On3 said. The 6-foot-3 guard did nothing to dispel that conversation. He has the ability to heat up quickly, putting ample numbers on the board fast. Edwards has a smooth jump shot with range that he takes confidently. The long-armed lefty has a quick release and excellent balance, which enables him to often get a clean look. He is decisive in transition and finishes with touch as he absorbs contact around the basket. Edwards did a good job of getting to the free-throw line. He has a unique ability to score, and do so in a microwave manner. He hovered around the 20-point mark throughout the weekend.”

Edwards is rated as the No. 70 prospect in 2025 by On3. He is ranked No. 80 by ESPN, No. 86 by 248Sports, and No. 105 by Rivals.

Edwards holds 15 scholarship offers. SMU, TCU, Arkansas, Texas Tech, California, UCF, West Virginia, Texas, Texas State, Kansas State, Mississippi State, LSU, Creighton, and USC also have made overtures.

Here is 247Sports recruiting analyst Brandon Jenkins scouting report on Edwards:

“Edwards is a southpaw shotmaker who can put points on the board in spurts. He is an elite competitor who plays the game to win. He is an undersized two-guard who is a true threat in all three ranges once he gets going. He excels on and off the ball and is reliable in producing big numbers in the scoring category. His ability to shoot the basketball is what makes Edwards a consistently productive performer. His range is deep and his release is quick as he is a consistent weapon from behind the arc. He can shoot it off screens, off the catch, off the bounce, and is one who surprises most when he misses a long-range attempt. Additionally, he shows great touch with his in-between game finishing with floaters and crafty lay-ins through traffic. Edwards has a body of work that dates back to his middle school days. Since then, he has earned and lived up to a reputation as one of the more lethal shooters and scorers in the Lone Star State. With his ability to specialize as a shot maker, Edwards could assert himself as a primary scoring option at a high major program down the road.”

Other News:

  • 2024 junior college transfer Albright Obode has heard from New Orleans, Central Michigan, Towson, Niagra, and Delaware, among others, per Lieberman. The 6-9 forward, who started his college career at Baltimore City Community College, averaged a double-double (12.7 points on 55.1% shooting and 11.1 rebounds) in 31 appearances with Catonsville Community College.

Obode scored in double-figures 24 times last year, topping the 20-point mark five times, and recorded double-digit rebounds on 20 occasions.

College of Canyons College wing Mason Savrey has drawn interest from Alcorn State, Texas Southern, NCAA  Division 2, and NAIA programs. The 6-6 wing averaged 11.7 points on 41% shooting from the field and 5.0 rebounds.


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