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Thornton Joining McCamey In Japan

Former Hillcrest and Tennessee State star Kellen Thornton has signed to play in Japan with the Oita Heat Devils in the Japan Basketball League.

Thornton, a 6'7 forward, will have former St. Joseph and Illinois star Demetri McCamey among his teammates with Oita.

Thornton played in the NBA D-League last season with the Idaho Stampede.

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Chicago State Offers Reggie Tharpe

Class of 2016 Fort Wayne Concordia (IN) star Reggie Tharp has now added a scholarship offer from Chicago State to his collection.

Tharpe, a 5'11 point guard, is a superb floor leader with advanced ball-distribution skills. Tharpe competes on the travel team circuit with the VCC Ohio Warriors.

Tharpe is already a popular recruit in the state of Illinois having already notched an offer from Western Illinois earlier this month.

Chicago State competes in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).

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Illini Among Finalists For Carlton Bragg

Class of 2015 Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School (OH) announced via Twitter his five finalists as he continues to work his way through the recruiting process with Illinois making the cut.

UCLA, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky and Arizona are the finalists for the five-star 6'9 power forward in no particular order, and with no favorites.

Coaching style, system fit and campus life will all be key factors when Bragg makes his final decision according to Reggie Rankin of ESPN.

Bragg has been recruited hard by the Illini for a while and it was not a surprise to see them among the finalists.

Bragg competed on the travel team circuit with the Ohio Basketball Club.

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Video: Carlton Bragg Summer Mixtape

Here is video from 3rdCoastHoops featuring Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph (OH) star Carlton Bragg naming his top 5 schools ahead of showing his summer mixtape.

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Video: Glynn Watson Mixtape

Here is a video mixtape from Courtside Films featuring St. Joseph High School (IL) and Illinois Wolves star Glynn Watson, who just committed to play for Nebraska.

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