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The sad tale of a good kid

30 Aug

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

I don’t know the Javaris Crittenton that was arrested by the Federal Bereau of Investigation at the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California this week.

That Javaris Crittenton was wanted for murder. He was on a Most Wanted poster. He allegedly shot a 22-year-old mother of four from a car. He was on the run. His mugshot was posted on every major media outlet in America.

The reports of the crime he was connected too are heart-breaking, sad and confusing.

I don’t know that guy.

I’m not sure I want to know that guy. Continue reading

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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

Just a Minute: July 8

8 Jul

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Day two of the July evaluation period is in the books and the under the radar guys are emerging, the head coaches are in Akron, a power broker pulls a bold move and one hard-working assistant coach was given a not-so-nice gift for a July birthday present. Continue reading

Just a Minute: June 13

13 Jun

John Wall broke out at the Rbk U camp in 2007. He was one of the best come from nowhere stories ever.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report


Welcome to the week and welcome to this week’s Just a Minute. Help coming to Joplin, Missouri through basketball, who really “misses” – coaches or recruiting services, when John Wall emerged and more are all touched upon. Continue reading

Just a Minute: June 6

6 Jun

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

It was a crazy weekend of prep hoops nationwide with several camps taking place. I’ll tackle those topics later in the day. What else has happened in the world of college and high school hoops? I jump into the June news with this week’s Just a Minute. Continue reading

Just a Minute: May 31

31 May

Damon Stoudamire will try his hand at college coaching at Memphis.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

COACH MIGHTY MOUSE

I like Josh Pastner. Always have. Smart guy. Energetic. Enthusiastic. Motivated beyond sensible belief. He’s a think outside the box kind of guy.

Enter Damon Stoudamire, the newest member of Pastner’s staff at Memphis. Continue reading

Just a Minute: May 23

23 May

Luke Hancock, a starter for George Mason, is leaving for Louisville.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Congratulations. You’ve made it this far. The world didn’t come to an end. Or did it?  Is this real life?

If this is real life then welcome to Monday. As per the custom here at the National Hoops Report, it is time to roll through what’s happening in the world of basketball. Continue reading

Just a Minute: May 16

16 May

Former Louisiana Tech forward Olu Ashaolu is on the visit tour.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

 

The offseason is in full swing yet the news around college hoops isn’t slowing down. Continue reading

Just a Minute: May 9

9 May

Sean Miller said 'no' to Maryland. So, who is next? Your guess is as good as any.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Oh, just another quiet week in the world of college basketball. Find out the latest happenings in my weekly column Just A Minute. Continue reading