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Big East offer tracker update (August 2): Welcome to August!

The latest recruiting updates across the Big East, as we enter the month of August.

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It was a very busy week on the recruiting trail for the Big East. Creighton got on the board with its first 2023 commit, thanks to Josiah Dotzler (Bellevue, Neb./Bellevue West) pledging his commitment to the Bluejays.

Dotzler is the No. 1-ranked prospect in his class for the state of Nebraska. The 6-foot-4 guard can be a nice local addition for Creighton.

Here’s the rest of the action from this past week, as the calendar turns to August:

New commitments:

  • Three-star 2023 guard Josiah Dotzler (Bellevue, Neb./Bellevue West) committed to Creighton. He is the No. 1 ranked player in his class for the state of Nebraska, according to 247 Sports.

Non-Big East commitments:

  • Four-star 2023 forward Xavier Booker (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) committed to Michigan State, also had offers from Butler, Creighton, Seton Hall and Xavier.
  • Three-star 2023 guard Cameron Christie (Rolling Meadows, Ill./Rolling Meadows) committed to Minnesota, also had offers from DePaul and Marquette.
  • Four-star 2023 guard Aden Holloway (Charlotte, N.C./La Lumiere) committed to Auburn, also had an offer from Creighton.
  • Four-star center Ugonna Kingsley Onyenso (Nigeria/Putnam Science Academy) committed to Kentucky. He is also reclassifying from 2023 to 2022. Onyenso had offers from UConn, Georgetown, Providence and Seton Hall.
  • Three-star 2023 forward Sam Orme (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) committed to Belmont, also had an offer from Butler.
  • Three-star 2023 guard Ty Pence (St. Joseph, Ill./St. Joseph-Ogden) committed to Illinois State, also had offers from Butler and DePaul.

Final cuts:

  • Three-star 2023 forward Jordan Burks (Decatur, Ala./Central Pointe Christian) trimmed his list to six, and no Big East schools made the cut. Had offers from DePaul, Marquette and Xavier.
  • Three-star 2023 guard Dalen Davis (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) cut his list down to five. DePaul did not make the cut.
  • Four-star 2023 forward Devin Royal (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington Central) trimmed his list to three schools and no Big East teams made the cut. Royal previously had offers from Butler, Marquette and Xavier.
  • Three-star 2023 center Matthew Reed (Lewisville, Texas/iSchool Entrepreneural Academy) trimmed his list to four schools and did not include Georgetown.
  • Four-star 2023 guard Andrej Stojakovic (Sacramento, Calif./Jesuit) excluded UConn from his Final 6 list.

New offers:

  • Four-star 2024 forward Isaiah Abraham (Warrenton, Va./Paul VI Catholic) received an offer from UConn.
  • 2024 guard Jalil Bethea (Warminster, Pa./Archbishop Wood) received an offer from Villanova.
  • 2023 forward Ladji Dembele (Mali/St. Benedict’s Prep) received an offer from DePaul.
  • 2025 guard Jake Hansen (Wauwatosa, Wisc./Wauwatosa West) received an offer from St. John’s.
  • 2024 guard Jayden ‘Juke’ Harris (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) received an offer from Georgetown.
  • 2026 guard Randy ‘R.J.’ Livingston Jr. (West Palm Beach, Fla./Calvary Christian Academy) received an offer from Georgetown.
  • 2024 forward Drew McKenna (Baltimore, Md./Glenelg Country School) received an offer from Butler.
  • Four-star 2024 guard Sir Mohammed (Charlotte, N.C./Team Curry) received offers from Georgetown, Providence, Villanova and Xavier.
  • Four-star 2024 forward Asa Newell (Fort Walton Beach, Fla./Montverde Academy) received an offer from Seton Hall.
  • 2024 forward Qin Pang (China/Christ The King) received an offer from Seton Hall.
  • 2025 center Kai Rogers (Wauwatosa, Wisc./Wauwatosa West) received an offer from St. John’s.
  • 2024 guard Caleb Williams (Washington, D.C./Sidwell Friends School) received an offer from Villanova.

Other notes:

  1. If you notice an error, have news of a new offer, please feel free to tip me off—or Big East Coast Bias—on Twitter: @becb_sbn and @erapay5. I’ll update accordingly.
  2. Shoutout to Anonymous Eagle, Casual Hoya, Banners on the Parkway, Rumble in the Garden, The UConn Blog, and VU Hoops. We unfortunately don’t have articles on all recruits, but we got some help in filling some blanks from our fellow Big East SB Nation sites. Some recruits have clickable names, which will take you to a relevant article regarding that player.
  3. I recommend viewing the spreadsheet externally, since you’ll be able to use things like filters (Google Sheets has that option on the top-left, next to the print button.) and Ctrl+F (Apple+F if you’re on Mac) to help make searching for recruits easier. You’ll also have a bigger screen/window to look at the spreadsheet: Big East Offer Tracker, last updated August 2, 2022. Alternatively, you may view below.

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