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NHR Top 100: #68 D.J. Cooper, PG, Ohio

23 Aug

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Number 68 – D.J. Cooper, PG, Jr., Ohio

I texted a coaching friend the other day and asked him if he could describe Cooper in one word what would it be? The answer was perfect.

“Ballsy.”

End of story. Cooper is a competitive mini-guard and one that loves the big moment. Continue reading

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Season highlights: Kent State

2 Jun

Related: Clipboard Conversations with new head coach Rob Senderoff

Clipboard conversations: Rob Senderoff, new Kent State coach

2 Jun

Rob Senderoff talks a lot about recruiting at the mid-major level in this edition of Clipboard Conversations.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Rob Senderoff is the new head basketball coach at Kent State. Get to know the name because he’s one of the top coaching hires of the off-season. I caught up with him to talk about his new job, his past, what he hopes to accomplish in the future, a number of interesting recruiting topics and much more in this edition of Clipboard Conversations. Continue reading

Clipboard Conversations: Xavier Silas, Northern Illinois

12 May

Norther Illinois wing Xavier Silas was one of the top scorers in the nation. Is that enough to get him drafted in June?

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Xavier Silas was one of the leading scorers in the country this season for Northern Illinois, posting 22.3 points a game. He was the eighth leading scorer in the nation.

Silas has worked out for the New York Knicks and participated in the New Jersey Nets workout. He will work out for the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. New Jersey and New York will probably bring him back for another work.

Silas is currently in Las Vegas working out with guru Joe Abunassar with Impact Basketball. Silas has signed an agent, Lance Young, with Octagon. Young represents Steph Curry, Wes Matthews, Rudy Gay, David West and others.

The National Hoops Report caught up with Silas and talked about his future, his career and much more. Continue reading