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NGC Sunday stars

8 Aug

Archie Goodwin had the National Hoops Report vote for MVP of the Nike Global Challenge.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The United States Midwest team took home the gold medal in a spirited game against the Canadians. Who stood out on the final day of the Nike Global Challenge? Here’s my top 10 from Sunday. Continue reading

NGC Saturday stars

7 Aug

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

It was an interesting day at the Nike Global Challenge on Saturday. There were three blowouts, one great match-up and 10 guys that stood out. Continue reading

Nike Global Challenge tips off

6 Aug

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The Nike Global Challenge tipped off on Friday and there were some great first day performances in an otherwise blowout filled day. Here’s who stood out: Continue reading

What to watch for at the Nike Global Challenge

5 Aug

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

I’m headed to Portland this weekend for the Nike Global Challenge, one of the top prep events of the year. Thirty of the top American players will converge in Portland to play five international teams in a simple eight-team tournament. 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

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

Goodwin back, big timers still in chase

21 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

With so many great players present, leading the EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam in scoring is a serious accomplishment.  Doing so with limited use of your non-shooting hand?  Well that’s just crazy.

You can call it what you want but Archie Goodwin of the Arkansas Wings Elite did exactly just that last week in North Augusta, S.C. Continue reading

Double trouble: YOMCA duo did work at EYBL finals

20 Jul

Jarnell Stokes is having a tremendous summer with Memphis YOMCA.

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

Memphis YOMCA had one of the most successful showings at the 2011 EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam last week by winning the U16 Division and coming in as the runner-up in the U17 Division.  The U17 team was lead by their 2012 frontcourt five stars –  Jarnell Stokes and Shaq Goodwin. Continue reading

All Peach Jam team

20 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

With four games going on at all times inside one building, the EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam is a dream come true for college basketball coaches, fans, and would be talent evaluators everywhere.  The only unfortunate part is the inability for any one person to see every player an equal amount of time.  Given that constraint, a starting five must be picked, no matter how difficult it may be to leave off certain players.  Without further adieu, here we go: Continue reading

Peach Jam: Finalists coming soon for 5-star Ashley

18 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

N. AUGUSTA, S.C. – Brandon Ashley entered the 2011 Nike Peach Jam as one of the Top 15 players in the Class of 2012.  The 6’10” forward probably left closer to being in the Top 5.  Scouts and coaches have been raving about his play all week as he led the Oakland Soldiers to a record of 6-1 and a spot in the semifinals.

So why is he moving up the charts?

Most think it’s his versatility.  Ashley thinks it’s his consistency and willingness to compete.  It’s probably all of those things. Continue reading