Archive | April, 2011

Season highlights: Washington State

27 Apr

If you build they will come, and they come to see The Jimmer

27 Apr

You didn’t have to look closely at the seats this year during the NCAA tournament to notice that most of the bleachers didn’t have patrons in them.

Despite the tournament, attendance for college basketball games was good, according to the NCAA. Continue reading

Season highlights: Marquette

27 Apr

Season highlights: Elon

27 Apr

Season highlights: Clemson

27 Apr

Who doesn’t love a good season highlight video? Here’s Clemson’s season in a nice six and a half minute package.

If you have a season highlight video package, email me with it at nationalhoopsreport@gmail.com.

#Dunkage: Kobe

26 Apr

Looks like that ankle is just fine.

Inside the #s: Scout.com rankings

26 Apr

Steve Lavin is bringing in the most top 100 players to St. John's.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

With the release of the Scout.com top 100 rankings for the class of 2011, there are always different ways to look at the data. Continue reading

Final 2011 rankings released by Scout.com

26 Apr

Anthony Davis tops the final 2011 top 100 rankings from Scout.com.

Anthony Davis tops the final class of 2011 top 100 rankings by Scout.com.

Here’s my story on the release of the rankings and a quick conversation from the rankings architect Evan Daniels on FoxSports.com. Brian Snow discusses how some decisions were made.

Related links:

National Hoops Report class of 2011 rankings
Top Dogs: Top players for each conference
Top 10 JUCO transfers

All-name Hall of Famer close to a divine decision

26 Apr

God's Gift Achiuwa is down to three high-major programs.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

God’s Gift Achiuwa, a 6-foot-8 forward from Erie (N.Y.) Community College, is about to announce his college decision according to published reports.

God’s Gift is one of the best names I have ever come across in my years of recruiting. Continue reading

Not all aboard for Michigan State vs. North Carolina

25 Apr

Michigan State and North Carolina will play on an aircraft carrier on Nov. 11.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

“That kid is an aircraft carrier he’s so long!”

You’ve heard that term thrown about when talking shop with basketball coaches and scouts.

But have you ever heard, “Are you going to the game on the aircraft carrier?”

That question is a reality. Michigan State and North Carolina will play a game on a docked carrier in a San Diego harbor on Veteran’s Day. It will be the first NCAA basketball game ever played on top of an aircraft carrier. Continue reading