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2025 MBB Recruit Profile Index

Elijah Duval @jah_duval Pennsylvania also out of our normal recruiting areas.


Elijah Duval, the little brother of former five-star Duke point guard Trevon Duval, is on the come-up in the 2024 class playing with Drexel Hill (Pa.) Monsignor Bonner. The 2024 prospect plays a game that is a near replica of the older Duval.

Elijah has the ball on a string and changes direction on a dime. He is consistently in attack mode, breaking down defenders and getting in the paint with that dynamic handle.

He is also a talented passer, hitting teammates in stride in the open court and finding open teammates around the floor with some impressive no-look passes.

It's still early for the rising sophomore in the recruiting process but with his ability to create off the bounce and with continued development in his decision making and jumper, he will become a high priority for high major programs in the class.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">4⭐️PG Elijah Duval Season Opener Highlights With DME Academy .. Big Season Ahead For The Underrated 6’3 Floor General 🎬.. Stay Tuned 🕰️ <a href="https://twitter.com/jah_duval?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@jah_duval</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/DMEAcademyMBB?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@DMEAcademyMBB</a> <a href="https://t.co/QIgm1fHtOA">pic.twitter.com/QIgm1fHtOA</a></p>&mdash; Jordan Parker 🌎 (@JPGLOBAL12) <a href="">November 7, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Serious toughness with these 2 Pt Guards:

Azavier Robinson Aka “stink”

“Robinson ranks as the No. 118 2025prospect in the 247Sports rankings. He has a chance to rise in the rankings soon with his length, athleticism, competitiveness, and progressing skill set. There are not many high school players that compete harder than Robinson.”

2nd Pt w/ serious toughness: Jeremiah Hampton @jeremiah_hamp. LA ComboG, good size/speed/D, seems CU to have good chance with, 1 of my Favs for Tad Ball fit.

The Basketball Tribune @TheBBallTribune
“2025 Jeremiah Hampton 6’4 Shooting Guard Windward High (Culver City, CA) is a strong, fast guard that can stuff the stat sheet and put up points. Hampton and Hightower together in the backcourt will be exciting this year. Hampton plays with great pace and finishes well through contact. His toughness and strength on defense was on full display last night as well. Keep an eye out for this kid“

I think KJ has shown how Tad’s desire for speed & quickness is on the money. So 3 guys sub-150 guys who are under-recruited -with serious quicks-could become priority?

1) I already posted about 6’ @3treymurphy. Does remind me of his grandfather- who showed sub-6’ guard w/ Uber-Quicks could be un-guardable in NBA

2) @AidenArgabright of Virginia, shooter too.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Big Shots Spotlight! Aiden Argabright 6’1 2025 John Marshall HS, VA <a href="https://twitter.com/BigShotsGlobal?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@BigShotsGlobal</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/BigShotsToday?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@BigShotsToday</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/TEAMLOADED17U?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@TEAMLOADED17U</a> <a href="https://t.co/MDgEh7R7oF">pic.twitter.com/MDgEh7R7oF</a></p>&mdash; Coach_Frank (@NorfolkKnights) <a href="">September 21, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

3) Zyree Collins @zyree314 of St Louis Missouri is closer to our usual recruiting area.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">love💯 <a href="https://t.co/GRzEK68yfn">https://t.co/GRzEK68yfn</a></p>&mdash; Zyree Collins (@zyree314) <a href="">August 17, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Saint Mary’s G Zyree Collins of Saint Mary’s got active Vs Belleville West! <a href="https://twitter.com/zyree314?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@zyree314</a> <a href="https://t.co/9BMMo13WcU">pic.twitter.com/9BMMo13WcU</a></p>&mdash; Edwardsville Live Showcase (@EVilleLive) <a href="">June 24, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Luv these positionless guys:

1) Jaylon Dean-Vines @j12lon of Dallas, 1 of my Favs, tough 2-Way Player for 1-3 spots.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jaylon Dean-Vines is debatably the best scorer in Texas. Some of the most thrilling single game highlights you’ll see. <br>He had 25 + this game… <a href="https://twitter.com/j12lon?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@j12lon</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/TexasRanked?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@TexasRanked</a> <a href="https://t.co/03HbJqiAdW">pic.twitter.com/03HbJqiAdW</a></p>&mdash; Dallas Hoop Scene (@dallashoopscene) <a href="">November 9, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

2) Texas son of NBA should have National recruiting war. Versatility for 1-3 of 1-4, if grows another couple inches.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">2025 <a href="https://twitter.com/JOneal7_?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@JOneal7_</a> was on fire at Gaso in limited minutes. No space needed he’s a natural scorer of the basketball…📈<a href="https://twitter.com/DynamicPrepSch?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@DynamicPrepSch</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/DriveNation_Dfw?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@DriveNation_Dfw</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/TXHSBB?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@TXHSBB</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/GASOMass?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@GASOMass</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/TexasHoopsGASO?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@TexasHoopsGASO</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/PrepHoops?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@PrepHoops</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/PrepHoopsTX?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@PrepHoopsTX</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/ihss_dfw?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@ihss_dfw</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/dallashoopscene?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@dallashoopscene</a> <a href="https://t.co/qIR8FyIxe6">pic.twitter.com/qIR8FyIxe6</a></p>&mdash; Camera Cash (@CameraCashMedia) <a href="">October 24, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

3) 6’7 @KellenHampton of So Cal Academy should eventually get attention he deserves.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My breakout prospect is 6-7 wing Kellen Hampton (2025). Gets to his pull-up or to the rim at will. 40 &amp; 35 in his first two games<br><br>He can score from anywhere but also control the paint. Super athlete. Not just that though, makes others better <a href="https://twitter.com/FCPPangos?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@fcppangos</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Trigonis30?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@trigonis30</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/PangosAACamp?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@pangosaacamp</a> <a href="https://t.co/4gKHc65yyk">pic.twitter.com/4gKHc65yyk</a></p>&mdash; Wilko (@wilkomcv) <a href="">September 25, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
I love this kids game, character & work-ethic. My prediction is he’ll be in CU’s Top 6–12 guys (their average number on a year they’ll likely only have 2-3 spots) a year from now. 6’7 kid has makings of Defensive Superstar.

@xavier_wilson35 of Kansas City, Missouri- a regular stop for Tad & Company’s recruiting.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I believe <a href="https://twitter.com/xavier_wilson35?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@xavier_wilson35</a> is easily one of the top 5 passers in the state he has natural feel for the game that is extremely underrated. <a href="https://t.co/dZceGeLSLj">https://t.co/dZceGeLSLj</a></p>&mdash; VWBACERTIFIED (@vicwilli) <a href="">October 5, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Last, but not least Three 3/4 ComboF’s who help Tad keep 5-Out O in play for Big-12:

1) @IsaiahKalala 6’9 Dallas guy. Love his elite open-court game/D/Rding/energy/inside game, some outside game too. 3-5 spots.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Junior year highlights. <a href="https://t.co/q40PyV7ngN">https://t.co/q40PyV7ngN</a></p>&mdash; isaiah Kalala (@IsaiahKalala) <a href="">March 3, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

2) @silasbarksdale 6’9 Virginia kid w/ impressive high energy/passing/Rbding/ efficient/versatility. 2-5 spots. Great glue guy.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">6’8 2025 <a href="https://twitter.com/silasbarksdale?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">@silasbarksdale</a> showed a ton of versatility at the Hooptober Classic! Barksdale showed his ability to handle the ball while making the right reads. <a href="https://t.co/V1qcLo57pm">pic.twitter.com/V1qcLo57pm</a></p>&mdash; ETC Sport Group (@ETCSportGroup) <a href="">October 12, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

3) 6’7 wide-body Anthony Andrews from TX. @Lj_Andrew3. Inside&Out Game/D/Rding.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">2025 Anthony Andrews<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UANext?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc^tfw">#UANext</a> Session 2<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/takemytalent?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc^tfw">#takemytalent</a> <a href="https://t.co/SybWF96uhu">pic.twitter.com/SybWF96uhu</a></p>&mdash; TAKE MY TALENT (@takemytalent) <a href="">May 9, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Yes, We know the only thing you impressed by his point guards. I’m good with that.
False. I’m the one with the PG fetish. Lama is the one who hates everything.

Will Ferrell Elf GIF by filmeditor
Yes, We know the only thing you impressed by his point guards. I’m good with that.

But he’s only been playing B-Ball for 4 years, & I’m sure Tad was after him as Rim Protector. He’ll make u eat your words when-ever Buffs visit Waco. Big 12 NEXT UP!
You've got me confused with a half dozen other dudes on this board. I'm neutral on PGs. Oh and...Film Don't Lie.
I’m sure not as much time as you spend wanking your-self Medford!

See I’ve taught Intuitive Skills of how to identify people‘s Creative Contributions-by just looking at their eyes- in front of over 5K people by the time I was 35. So I can see Tad Ball Guys, as easily as I can feel fools like you & our mediator-by your need to put others down in-order to lift yourself up. Get over yourself, or I hope u can take it, as much as you dish it out. Not just from me.
Frustrated Brendon Urie GIF by Taylor Swift
I’m sure not as much time as you spend wanking your-self Medford!

See I’ve taught Intuitive Skills of how to identify people‘s Creative Contributions-by just looking at their eyes- in front of over 5K people by the time I was 35. So I can see Tad Ball Guys, as easily as I can feel fools like you & our mediator-by your need to put others down in-order to lift yourself up. Get over yourself, or I hope u can take it, as much as you dish it out. Not just from me.
So an unhealthy amount
My understanding is that Tad and Mel Tucker got along pretty well and that Tucker imparted some strategies & tactics that had worked at Bama and UGA without being NCAA issues. Tad adjusted methodology and it has paid off these last several recruiting classes.
I agree with some of other reasons sited here for CU’s improvements in recruiting. But I actually give Rick Ray a lot of the credit too.

A lot of the Top-50 guys we missed out on in ‘23 site Coach Ray as their recruiter- as well as does ‘24 Chris Nwuli. When Tad hired Rick- he said it was because:
1) when Tad coached against him, he found they kept going after the same types of recruits; with high character/IQ/skill-sets.
2) Tad said as he got to know Rick personally, he discovered that Coach Ray is also like Tad in his desire to build relationship 1st. Neither of them seem to even bring up Basketball first, until they’ve built a 1 to 3 month long relationship(less with transfer guys). FYI, that is exactly what Jaden, Toombs says he is looking for, in order to commit early, by end of this year (assuming Jaden meant by end of this school year).

I will be even more transparent with how I identify Tad Guys early, as well as how I see Tad/staff connecting well w/ certain recruits:
1) Yes, I’m a white guy, who is more comfortable in Black & Latino cultures- as I grew up as only white guy in the room. I had decent skills as free safety in football, even though my Paternal grandfather was all-Star minor-league catcher in baseball and prized golden gloves boxer-who when I grew 3 1/2 inches my senior year to 6’1 & 185 pounds; All I heard from my grandfather was that “I would’ve made the majors, if I had your size”. So I can relate to a lot of my black friends, with the family pressure in sports. I can also relate to someone like Joe Hurlburt, who grew 2 inches & 15 pounds his senior year, with how long it takes to Grow into your body w/ that kind of growth spurt. I honestly don’t see Joe leaving CU right away, because he knows he’s got another year or 2 in weight room, before he hits his ceiling. I spent my summers (13-20 years old) breaking & training horses for my dad- & taking people out on week-long horse pack-trips for my uncles Outfitting business. My dad pressured me to become a endurance horse racer, because my horsemenship skills surpassed most of the men on my dad’s side of the family by the time I was 16. Turns out riding 8 to 12 hours a day all summer, primed my body to become a semi professional ballet and hip-hop dance performer (I got many scholarships from 18 to 22, and got paid offer at 23-but moved from Albuquerque to here for Grad school instead). I performed Hip-Hop in front 5K people by 20 years old & spent as much time training, rehearsing, and performing as most of my black football and basketball friends did through my school years in college. Also, the fact that I spent most of my downtime at parties that were almost all black, in which I was always the best dancer in the room, regardless of gender, even when the parties were hundreds of African-American people in college-helped me refine my hip-hop skills. Even if I probably learned to be a great hip-hop dancer in high-school- just so I wouldn’t get picked on at those parties-again, as the only white person in room. This all relates to my willingness to tweet to mostly young African-American kids in recent years, and some of those kids retweeted my spot-on assessments up their intangible skills.

I got my masters degree here in Boulder, in somatic psychology, dance/movement therapy. I’ve worked as a psychotherapist and educator in boulder for 30 years, which is why my posts here are so long – I am an educator and I can’t even stop myself from educating strangers in line at the grocery store every day about Colorado having the highest suicide rate in the country and the fastest growing suicide rate. Colorado is test case state for federal government, in order to determine best suicide prevention strategies to replicate in other states. As one of the top suicide prevention specialists in the northern front Range, I felt compelled to start a business called Colorado social emotional learning (SEL) Network. (in case any of you want to contribute to my upcoming Go-Fund Me & maybe eventually nonprofit: X-Twitter @LukeAddington4 and LukeAddingtonTherapist.com). So I do apologize for my consistent long windedness. It’s who I am. I give The basketball recruits that retweeted my tweets all the credit for me learning how to use Twitter, as I would see my face and tweets on sports pages the first few years that I started doing it. now I have enough followers to get paid on Twitter, and plan to continue to use my platforms for good- focusing more on Suicide-Prevention than CU recruiting. That is if Elon Musk doesn’t destroy X-Twitter!

2) continued in NEXT POST
2) The 2nd area that has helped me out reach CU recruits & identify Rick Ray’s part is that I teach Personality Typing. By 35 years old, I was teaching in front of 1-2K people on a regular basis, & up to 4-5k people a handful of times. We Used to pack “spice of life” ballroom on E Arapahoe for Alignment Technologies.Us- where I’ve been The Director of Life-Coaching Training for most of last 15 years. I was also suicide prevention counselor in Boulder Valley school districts for 3 1/2 years recently-& regularly taught True Colors (simplified 4 Personality Types; down from Meyers-Briggs’ 16 types) to high-schoolers- so I had skills on how to talk to young people about their internal strengths & intangibles- like I did w/ CU recruits on Twitter. What brought it together for me was realizing I could easily translate John wooden‘s “pyramid of success” as a language that recruits could understand. Re: their intangibles.
System Below is 1 of most complicated, where-as 2 above are most simplified. I have, at most, described the 7 “creative expressions” or “ creative Intelligences“ to CU recruits- where-as there are 15 total “compatibility factors” that I teach life coaches to be able to identify simply by looking at pictures of peoples eyes. The founder of “Higher Alignment” & “Alignment Technologies” became well known developing research models in Silicon Valley to predict how long it would take people to use & adapt to certain technologies. Steve Jobs & early Apple allowed him to look at pictures of all employees: 1/3 kept their jobs, 1/3 he moved into different positions based on what he saw in their eyes, & 1/3 lost their jobs. Apple was in red before that, & began historic rise into the green after that. I also have “Clinical Expertise” in DBT (dialectal behavior therapy)- which is research-based “gold standard“ for suicide prevention-basically a 2nd graduate degree. DBT also has a rare “predictive” component,
that allows me to tell what “skills” an individual needs to most develop in order to get the most out of their natural potential. You are welcome to continue to post Memes of eyes being rolled, but I do appreciate the reduction in accusations of me of being a troll. If you live in Boulder, you should know we are the center of the US (world?) for freakiness. But-really-my ability to read peoples internal skills & intangibles is completely science-based. And Very Freaky!
BACK TO RICK RAY in next post….
IN CLOSING my long-winded treatise on how-in-the -world that I can identify Tad guys in less time than some of our members spend masturbating. They should do my Tantra Sacred Sexuality classes; Chi-Kung teachers I’ve studied with break stacks of tiles over their head, that all the rest of us couldn’t break 1 of. These guys (& gals) go over a year without ejaculating, where-as I only built up to a month without evacuation after 2 years of intensive training. Boulder only 1 of 3 places this side of China you can train in this Martial Arts form. But I digress!

Tad does find time to talk to his recruits, based on Mike Rohn’s recent quotes. Though in the past, Tad consistently reported that he is more focused on his current guys than his recruits. Rohn & Bill Grier had consistent success with Creative Intelligence Types 3-6 below. But now Rick Ray can gang-up w/ Tad Boyle on the Super important “Community Leader” Types 7’s below. Both of which Batty & Lampkin are. McKinley Wright only other 7 we’ve had recently. I think someone just posted here today about buffs not having leaders. They do have leaders in other areas, but not what we typically think of as OUTSPOKEN LEADERS. Hardly any Type 2’s drawn to hoops. Only 1-2% of the population are Type 1’s; but when they are, they’re usually special (Lebron James a rare Type 1). So since adding Rick Ray, CU has all bases covered in being able to connect w/ the different Personality Types needed for the make-up of a successful Team (Sports, or other-wise).

1)Orchestrator/Intrapersonal Intelligence 2)Compassionate/Interpersonal 3)Implementor/Body Wisdom 4)Inventor/Harmonic Intelligence 5)Investigator/ConcreteKnowing 6)Visionary/SelfReferencing 7)Storyteller/PatternRecognition

Since I am a completion junkie, as evidenced by my complete communication above, here are last few ‘25’s that I see as good CU fits:

King Grace @King_Grace1 a long-shot home-run, but 1 of top shooting guards.

Wisconsin’s @XzavionMitchell a bigger/stronger J’Vonne Hadley-type.

DC’s @AcadenLewis 1 of the toughest combo guards I’ve seen in recent years.

Feels like both of these guys are out of Buff’s league, with big national recruiting. I Think there are enough other ‘25 guys that I listed with “toughs” - that if we get at least 1 or 2 of them, we should be fine there. Obviously, to most of the people on this site, after the FSU loss – it’s clear that’s an area of need.

Including toughness of Jaden Toombs, Xavier Wilson, Jaylon Dean-Vines, & Jamin Biteler (lesser-so “tough’s” than other guards I list with that as 1 of their elite skills). But at Prep-School in Arizona, so that helps us.


Just noticed Xavier Wilson & California’s
@jaden_goodall already being followed by Coach Ray & Zach Ruebesam- so may be other guys on my list that CU is already in contact with?

But my Final 2 are elite shooters. I’m not convinced that we need another shooter, with guys we already have. Especially w/ Kossaras, Rancik & Crawford coming in. Also, current Walk-On Harrison Carrington has similar skill-set as 2 guys below- so Tad could just offer Harrison Scholly instead. I think it was Joe Hurlburt that recently called Carrington “best walk-on in the country.”

1) Jaden Goodall - not to be confused with his brother Josh Goodall- is taking Grad year- so Jaden just moved from ‘24 to join his brother in ‘25.

2) St Louis Missouri’s @LukeWalsh1414
University of Missouri’s new coach is Dennis Gates- long time Florida State assistant. So i’m not surprised he’s absolutely killing it on the national recruiting trail, as I mentioned before this leaves more local kids available to CU or other Big-12 Schools.
@WasianCU , I really appreciate your passion for recruiting and posting threads that save the less passionate among us from doing the research you do. I find your contributions to Allbuffs possibly the most impactful of any poster's. Certainly to CU sports. (edit: changed like to love on my reaction icon for use of Silverman gif)

@Medford M. , I hope you appreciate the irony of making that post in a recruiting thread that you seemingly intentionally read, likely doing so for the recruiting news.
Yes, & my heart says most likely ‘25 Buffs 4Life (or my Lucky13; trending at this time):

1-2 Bigs or BigWings:
Bigs: Francis Chukwudebelu, Tee Bartlett
BigWings/6’9’s:Isaiah Kalala, Silas Barksdale

1-2 Guards:
ComboG’s: 6’6 Bryce Heard, 6’4 ShootingG Jeremiah Hampton, 6’4 Jaylon Dean-Vines.
PtG’s/6’0: Aiden Argabright, Calvin “Trey” Murphy III, Zyree Collins.

And/Or 1 Wing:
6’7 Guard/W Xavier Wilson, 6’5 Jermaine O’Neal Jr, 6’7 Kellen Hampton


Four-star big man Tee Bartlett mulling visit destinations​


6'10" | 275 LBS | C | 2025

Four-star center Tee Bartlett is yet to take his first college visit, but the Henderson (Nev.) Coronado High School junior says he intends to change that in the coming months. In fact, he has a few destinations already kicking around in his mind.

“For sure, USC,” Bartlett said of his visit plans. “Washington, Xavier, probably Colorado and Ohio State….”