Archive | July, 2011

Early? Yes. But 5-star Troy Williams says two stand out.

31 Jul

Troy Williams says two local schools stand out. (PHOT: Kelly Kline)

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

ORLANDO – One of the top players for the vaunted Boo Williams squad is small forward Troy Williams. He is ranked as the number 6 player overall player in the class of 2013 by ESPN and it’s easy to see why he’s rated that high. Continue reading

Finger Lickin’ Good

29 Jul

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

Danrad “Chicken” Knowles plays for one of the best AAU programs in the country, Texas PRO, which also boasts Baylor bound center Isaiah Austin and highly recruited forward Danuel House.

People have known about Austin for some time now, but House and Knowles have both seen their stocks rise this spring and into the summer. Now that the live period is almost over, Knowles is using this last tournament to show coaches what he can really do. Continue reading

10@10: Basketball twins

29 Jul

Brook and Robin Lopez were a pair of famous college basketball twins to play at Stanford this decade.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The Harrison twins – Aaron and Andrew – helped the Houston Defenders win the 17 and under AAU Super Showcase this week in Orlando. The Texans are two of the top players in the class of 2013 nationally and make no secrets about wanting to play together in college.

Watching them play made me wonder about the ten best twins that have played college basketball over the last decade.

Where there even that many twins to make a list? Oh, you better believe it?   Continue reading

Late decision for Goodwin?

29 Jul

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

ORLANDO – In the beginning of the summer Archie Goodwin was considered a top ten player and possibly the best shooting guard in the class of 2012, but during the NBA camp in June he broke his wrist, sidelining him for a few weeks. Now he’s back with a vengeance and on a mission to regain his place on the prep pecking order. Continue reading

NY’s Finest: Isaiah Lewis is the next great guard to come out of NYC

28 Jul

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

ORLANDO – The Albany City Rocks team boasts one of the best rosters in the country with two top 15 players in Ricardo Ledo and DeJuan Coleman and talented 2012 forward Tyler Cavanaugh to back them up.

Isaiah Lewis is often forgotten when people think of City Rocks, but this week Ledo is in Puerto Rico trying out for the national team and Coleman is nowhere to be found.

Now it is up to Cavanaugh to be the primary scorer and Lewis to step up as the two man. In their first game at the AAU 17 and Under Nationals in Orlando, Canvanaugh and Lewis did just that. Cavanaugh scored when needed and Lewis was both a scorer and a distributor. Continue reading

Every Rose has its thorn

27 Jul

Photo: Kelly Kline/Nike

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

ORLANDO – When Dominic Artis committed to UCLA, even L.J. Rose knew there was no chance he would end up a Bruin.

Once strongly considering going there, Rose is now considering Texas as his lone favorite, but there have been whispers that the Longhorns have slowed down their recruitment on him a bit. Continue reading

King of the Hill

27 Jul

Florida PG Kasey Hill says he has connected with a local SEC school. (PHOTO: Scout.com)

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

ORLANDO — Kasey Hill is one of the top point guards in the class of 2013. He could one of the best point guard in the nation when it is all said and done. He can score the ball, is lightning quick off the dribble, and possesses   ridiculous court vision. All of these attributes where on display as Hill helped the Florida Rams Black squad dismantle the Boo Williams Summer League team 60-51 on Wednesday at the AAU Nationals. Continue reading

Davon Jefferson elusive once again

27 Jul

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Davon Jefferson has always intrigued me. You can’t pin him down and you can’t put him in a peg about the kind of player or person he is.

Elusive. That’s the best way to describe the former five-star player that we ranked in the top 10 prospect at one time at Rivals.com. Continue reading

Nike Global Challenge is loaded with talent

27 Jul

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The rosters have been set for the 2011 Nike Global Challenge. As I mentioned yesterday, I’ll be in Portland for the event this year. It is stacked with talent. Continue reading

Dominic tipping: What’s next for the Bruins, Horns & Cats

26 Jul

Was does the commitment of Dominic Artis mean to several other top notch programs? PHOTO: SilverAndBlueSports.com

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

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Over the weekend one of the top point guards in the class of 2012, Dominic Artis, gave his verbal pledge to attend UCLA. So how does this effect Kentucky, Texas, and even St. Johns? Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading