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New Recruit - Alec Brennan.

Milton basketball coach Lamar Reddicks served as an assistant at Harvard from 2000-2007, so he knows first-hand what it takes to excel in the Ivy League.

Reddicks thinks his 6'10" senior big man Alec Brennan has the skill set to be a very good player in the conference from jump with the potential to eventually be truly outstanding.

After taking the lone official visit of his recruitment at Princeton the weekend before last, Brennan himself was visited by Tigers head coach Mitch Henderson seven days ago and on the Milton Academy campus Brennan informed Henderson that he would be bypassing myriad high major offers to join the orange and black's 2014 recruiting class.

Brennan narrowed his list of suitors earlier in the summer to eight programs: Brown, Davidson, Harvard, Princeton, Purdue, Stanford, Wake Forest and Yale.

I subsequently had a chance to talk by phone with Reddicks about Brennan's decision and how it came to pass. Exclusive quotes and analysis plus links to numerous player evaluations and videos can all be found after the jump.

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2014 Recruiting Class.

Links to our exclusive profiles and news on the Princeton class of 2014. That's Amir Bell above.

Amir Bell - 6'4" : 170 lbs - East Brunswick High School

Alec Brennan - 6'10" : 215 lbs - Milton Academy

Mike LeBlanc - 6'6"+ : New Hampton School

Aaron Young - 6'1" : 170 lbs - Virginia Episcopal School

New Recruit - Aaron Young.

Point guard Aaron Young was the third player to join Princeton's 2014 recruiting class, committing in late August. The Virginia Episcopal School senior reportedly chose the Tigers over interest from Brown, Fairfield and Loyola of Maryland.

Yesterday I had a chance to talk with Young's current coach, former University of Virginia standout Curtis Staples. Exclusive quotes and analysis from Staples plus links to player evaluations and videos featuring Young as a both scorer and a distributor can all be found after the jump.

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Alec Brennan pledges Princeton.

After making an official visit to Princeton over the weekend, sources are reporting that highly regarded 6'10" Milton Academy power forward Alec Brennan verbally committed to join the Tigers' 2014 class. According to ESPN, Brennan held offers from Iowa State, Kansas State, Maryland and several other major conference schools.

Previously Brennan had narrowed his list to eight programs: Brown, Davidson, Harvard, Princeton, Purdue, Stanford, Wake Forest and Yale.

Brennan is the second three star prospect coming to Princeton next season, joining guard Amir Bell.

Learn more about Brennan at his Yahoo!, 247 Sports and Scout profiles.

Several highlight packages and interviews can be found after the jump.

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Monday News:

The re-invention of Will Venable continues, and no one is enjoying Venable's breakout season as much as Princeton baseball coach Scott Bradley.

Here's video of Venable taking Roy Halladay deep for his 22nd home run of the season.

John Thompson III was elected to the National Association Basketball Coaches' board of directors.

Thompson's Hoyas added a highly touted power forward to their 2014 recruiting class.

Speaking of recruits, Alec Brennan made an official visit to Princeton over the weekend.

Fairfield is hosting their second-annual day-long coaching clinic on October 20. Sydney Johnson has again put together an impressive list of guest instructors, as Bill Carmody, Seth Greenberg and Mitch Buonaguro with all be joining him. That's over 800 NCAA victories combined by the guests!

Johnson appears on a David Aldridge list titled "College Basketball Coaches Who Were Studs as Players."

You can watch Johnson discuss integrating many new faces into his program for 2013-14.

Judson Wallace talks about what he'll bring to Olimpia Milano.

It seems that Chris Young pitched for the first time since late May, throwing a pair of innings for the Nationals' Gulf Coast League team last month and going three innings for the Auburn Doubledays on September 3rd.

Richard Stengel is leaving Time Magazine for a job with the State Department.

Several of you sent me this piece about the declining Academic Progress Rate at Harvard.

New Recruit - Mike LeBlanc.

Princeton picked up a commitment from 6'6"+ small forward Mike LeBlanc last month. Earlier this week I was able to finally catch up with LeBlanc's high school coach Pete Hutchins to talk about the second member of the Tigers' 2014 recruiting class.

LeBlanc - who will play his second season at New Hampton School in 2013-14 after arriving from Dover - reportedly decided on Princeton over offers from Rice, Yale, Brown, New Hampshire and Binghamton.

Exclusive quotes and analysis plus links to player evaluations, photographs and videos featuring LeBlanc can all be found after the jump.

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Wednesday News:

Dave Winfield, Ken Caminiti, Phil Nevin and Will Venable. Those are the only four San Diego Padres to have at least 40 hits and at least eight home runs in a single month. Venable finished August 40-for-109 at the plate with the National League's top slugging percentage. Then yesterday Venable was rewarded with a two year deal worth $8.5 million dollars.

Richmond, Oregon State, Fairfield and Denver all announced their 2013-14 schedules.

The Stags got word that Pitt transfer Malcolm Gilbert will be eligible to play this season.

USA Today has Joe Scott's Pioneers ranked 51st nationally.

Yesterday Aaron Young held a press conference to announce he was heading to Princeton. Look for profiles on Young and Mike LeBlanc coming to the site soon.

Aaron Young joins class of 2014.

Fresh on the heels of Mike LeBlanc committing to Princeton comes word that 6'0" point guard Aaron Young from Virginia Episcopal School has pledged to the Tigers. Young reportedly chose Princeton over Brown, Fairfield and Loyola of Maryland.

While I'm emailing his high school coach for quotes, watch a full game video here.

Full 2012-13 season highlights for VES includes plenty of Young's work. He's wearing #2 in the clips. More videos after the jump.

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Mike LeBlanc commits to Princeton.

I'm traveling in Europe until the weekend, so I can't give this news the full attention it deserves but 6'6" New Hampton School forward Mike LeBlanc has committed to Princeton, joining point guard Amir Bell in the Tigers' 2014 class.

LeBlanc reportedly chose Princeton over offers from Rice, Yale, Brown, New Hampshire and Binghamton.

Some summer highlights can be found above with more links and a proper profile to follow once I'm back in New Jersey. There are a number of full game videos to tide you over here.

LeBlanc plays his AAU ball with Rivals Elite.

Tuesday News:

Spencer Weisz (seen above with David Blatt and Howie Levy) and the United States' 17-18 youth boys basketball team took the gold at the 2013 Maccabiah Games with a 78-62 win over Israel.

Will Barrett may have one of the "10 Prettiest Jump Shots in College Basketball for 2013-14 Season," but there's just one issue with his inclusion...

Sticking with lists, Mitch Henderson is 10th among the "Best Coaches Never to Make the NCAA Tournament."

Here are updated statistics for Jimmy Sherburne at the Milwaukee Pro-Am.

Hans Brase talks about his experience playing for the German U-20 team.

It doesn't get much better than an animated .gif of Will Venable diving synched with Marvin Gaye.

Friday News:

As you can see from the final scores of games versus South Africa, Turkey, Canada and Brazil, Spencer Weisz and the United States 17-18 youth boys basketball team haven't faced much opposition at the 2013 Maccabiah Games. They'll go for the gold on Sunday versus Israel.

Will Princeton be the 114th-best team in Division I this season? One early preview thinks so.

The school's "38 Days, 38 Sports" turns the spotlight on men's basketball.

It was nearly another double-double for Edo Lawrence in JSBL action.

Will Venable has had a hot stretch, wherein he hit his 12th home run of the season (video) and made yet another tremendous diving catch to keep San Diego in front of Milwaukee. In his last 10 games Venable is .324 at the plate, raising his season average to .236.

The Ivy League Digital Network has unveiled their pricing plans.

This season Oregon State will visit both Maryland and DePaul.

Brown is the first Ivy League program to officially announce their 2013-14 schedule.

YouTube potpourri XCVII.

Here's the latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. Above, Tiger recruit Amir Bell at the Reebok Breakout Classic.

Seven additional clips of varying lengths and sources can be found after the jump.

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