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Loyola Lands Iowa State Transfer

Head coach Porter Moser and Loyola University have landed a commitment from Iowa State transfer Clayton Custer.

Custer, a 6'0 freshman point guard, saw action in just 12 games this past season while being buried on the depth chart behind the likes of Monte Morris.

Custer starred at Blue Valley Northwest High School (KS) where he was a teammate of current Rambler Ben Richardson.

Custer will have three years of playing eligibility remaining after sitting out a year per NCAA transfer rules.


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Ivanauskas Commits To Northwestern

Head coach Chris Collins and Northwestern University scored a big on the 2016 recruiting trail with a verbal on Saturday from Barrington's Rapolas Ivanauskas of Full Package Athletics.

Ivanauskas, a 6'9 forward, is currently the top-rated prospect in the Illinois class of 2016. He is an intriguing combination of size and skill who will only see his game enhanced with added weight and muscle.

Ivanauskas was terrific last weekend at the Chicago Jam Fest and had Collins and Brian James watching him throughout the event. He was Northwestern's top 2016 recruiting priority add will bring an added infusion of talent to a young team.

A lot of momentum building in the Northwestern program right now with a strong finish to 2014-15, and now a strong start on the 2016 recruiting trail.

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Navigato To Seek Release From Buffalo

Class of 2015 Geneva High School star Nate Navigato has decided to seek a release from his Letter of Intent to Buffalo following Bobby Hurley leaving for Arizona State.

Navigato, a 6'7 forward, is known for his ability to knock down perimeter shots. He averaged 20.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per contest as a senior en route to leading Geneva to a fourth-place finish in the IHSA state finals.

Navigato competed on the travel team circuit with Mercury Elite.

Navigato joins Wisconsin-Green Bay recruits Antoine Pittman (Rockford Auburn) and Julian Torres (Bolingbrook) in seeking a release following a coaching change.

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Russell Woods Commits To Missouri

John A. Logan College post Russell Woods has committed to play for head coach Kim Anderson and the University of Missouri.

Woods, a 6'8 post, averaged 14.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest this past season as a sophomore at John A. Logan. Woods anchored the frontcourt for a team that advanced to the National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Woods starred as a prep at Chicago Simeon.

Woods has two years of playing eligibility remaining.

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Austin Colbert Transferring From Illinois

Sophomore forward Austin Colbert has decided to transfer from the University of Illinois.

Colbert averaged 1.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in 25 games this past season as a sophomore.

Colbert, who hails from Chesapeke, Virginia, will have two years of playing eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2015-16 season per NCAA transfer rules.

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