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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

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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

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

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

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

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

The future: SEC

21 Jul

Can the four-headed monster of recruits keep Kentucky at the top of the game in 2011-2012?

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Once again, some of the nation’s top players are coming to the Southeastern Conference thanks to John Calipari. For the third straight year, the Wildcats have one of the nation’s most impressive collection of rookies coming to Lexington. The rest of the league is trying to keep up but UK seems to have a strong hold on impact rookies. Here’s a look at who to watch this season. 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

Recruiting rewind: Cincinnati

20 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 Cincinnati in today’s Recruiting Rewind. Continue reading