Archive | July, 2011

Sophomore surge: Is Ross the best player in the Pac-12?

26 Jul

Is Washington sophomore guard Terrence Ross the best player in the Pac-12 this year?

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

I was at an AAU event earlier in the month here in Oregon and had a chance to catch up with some old friends and new acquaintances. I had one simple question for coaches in the Pac-12: who do you think will be the best player in the league this season?

Given the fact that most people believe the league will be wide open thanks to an exodus of talent thanks to graduation or the NBA Draft, the Pac-12 needs a face for the conference.

So who will it be? How about a guy that didn’t average more than nine points a game last year and only started four games? Continue reading

Inside the SEC: July 26

26 Jul

By Matt Fultz
National Hoops Report

Late last week, Justin Young took at look at the SEC’s top incoming freshman talent, now it is time to take a look at some talented transfers ready to make an impact. Continue reading

Just a Minute: July 25

25 Jul

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

College coaches are chasing kids all over the country and offering scholarships left and right. Oregon could be a sleeper to watch. High how can Brandon Ashley climb the rankings and just how good is the CBS Sports team of writers? Well, there’s a way to find out. Continue reading

Recruiting Rewind: Boston College

25 Jul

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Over the course of the summer, the National Hoops Report will look back at the six year recruiting record of the BCS conference schools. Who found success? Who missed the mark? Where did the school find the talent? Who emerged as a sleeper? Who fell short of the expectations? The NHR looks back at Boston College in today’s Recruiting Rewind. Continue reading

Separation in Sin City

23 Jul

Shabazz Muhammad was outstanding on opening day in Las Vegas. He impressed everyone. (Photo: adidas)

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Vegas week has traditionally been the time where amazing happens for prep basketball. Judging by all of the reports, this year’s Vegas week started off with an emphatic bang. Continue reading

Vegas #Dunkage

22 Jul

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

My man Eric Bossi is at the adidas Super 64 today for the first day of action in Las Vegas. He was courtside for the Andre Drummond vs. Isaiah Austin battle. The pair are the top two big men in the class of 2012. It was an all Drummond affair, judging Bossi’s tweets. Continue reading

Slow? Maybe. Talented? No question. 5-star breaks down fellow 5-star.

22 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

Last week during the 2011 EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam, everybody was evaluating talent.  College coaches, scouts, and members of the media invaded the Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta, South Carolina to check out the best high school basketball players in the country.  Nobody left the event without some sort of opinion as to who the best players were and why they were so successful.

Even the players chipped in with their evaluations of other players. Continue reading

#Dunkage: Tony Wroten, Jr.

22 Jul

Washington may be my pick this season in the Pac-12 despite losing a lot from last season’s team. Why? Tony Wroten, Jr. is joining the guard-heavy team. He’s a bad man. The incoming freshman dunked on former Husky Clarence Trent in a summer league. Wroten loves the highlights. He’ll have plenty this season, too.

Percy Allen, one of the premier beat writers in America, talks about the dunk and recaps notes from the summer league in Seattle.

Recruiting rewind: Arizona

22 Jul

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Over the course of the summer, the National Hoops Report will look back at the six year recruiting record of the BCS conference schools. Who found success? Who missed the mark? Where did the school find the talent? Who emerged as a sleeper? Who fell short of the expectations? The NHR looks back at Arizona in today’s Recruiting Rewind. Continue reading

Julius Randle proving his value as top notch talent regardless of class

22 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

With only one rising senior on their roster, it would have been easy for Team Texas Titans to pack up after losing their first two pool play games at the 2011 EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam last week.

Team Texas Titans would prove that no matter how young your roster is, if it includes Julius Randle, you can compete with anybody. Continue reading