Tag Archives: AAU

The Jarnell Stokes race is on

5 Aug

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

Jarnell Stokes is one of the premier big men in the class of 2012 and could be looking at a serious bump in the rankings after leading Memphis YOMCA to the finals of both the NIKE Peach Jam and AAU Nationals. In what can only be described as a stellar month for the power forward, things are going pretty well for the big man. Continue reading

Who’s who of schools are chasing T.J. Warren

4 Aug

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

T.J. Warren is considered one of the premier scorers in the nation and this past week his ability to score the ball was on display throughout the AAU Nationals.

The Brewster Academy bound North Carolina native had a 38-point performance in Orlando. Few players can put up points like Warren can.

Because of that, the elite programs are in tow. Continue reading

When opportunity arose, Cavanaugh took advantage

3 Aug

Tyler Cavanaugh took advantage of his opportunity in Orlando at the end of the evaluation period. (PHOTO: AP)

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

Not many people have heard about 6-foot-7 Albany City Rocks forward Tyler Cavanaugh, but that’s all about to change. Continue reading

Predicting Purvis? Not so fast.

1 Aug

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

ORLANDO – Rodney Purvis is just what you would expect from the top shooting guard in the nation for the class of 2012. He is long, quick, can hit the outside shot and gets into the lane with ease. He is also a major reason that his CP3 squad continues to advance through the field at AAU Nationals.  Continue reading

Early? Yes. But 5-star Troy Williams says two stand out.

31 Jul

Troy Williams says two local schools stand out. (PHOT: Kelly Kline)

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

ORLANDO – One of the top players for the vaunted Boo Williams squad is small forward Troy Williams. He is ranked as the number 6 player overall player in the class of 2013 by ESPN and it’s easy to see why he’s rated that high. Continue reading

Finger Lickin’ Good

29 Jul

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

Danrad “Chicken” Knowles plays for one of the best AAU programs in the country, Texas PRO, which also boasts Baylor bound center Isaiah Austin and highly recruited forward Danuel House.

People have known about Austin for some time now, but House and Knowles have both seen their stocks rise this spring and into the summer. Now that the live period is almost over, Knowles is using this last tournament to show coaches what he can really do. Continue reading

NY’s Finest: Isaiah Lewis is the next great guard to come out of NYC

28 Jul

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

ORLANDO – The Albany City Rocks team boasts one of the best rosters in the country with two top 15 players in Ricardo Ledo and DeJuan Coleman and talented 2012 forward Tyler Cavanaugh to back them up.

Isaiah Lewis is often forgotten when people think of City Rocks, but this week Ledo is in Puerto Rico trying out for the national team and Coleman is nowhere to be found.

Now it is up to Cavanaugh to be the primary scorer and Lewis to step up as the two man. In their first game at the AAU 17 and Under Nationals in Orlando, Canvanaugh and Lewis did just that. Cavanaugh scored when needed and Lewis was both a scorer and a distributor. Continue reading

King of the Hill

27 Jul

Florida PG Kasey Hill says he has connected with a local SEC school. (PHOTO: Scout.com)

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

ORLANDO — Kasey Hill is one of the top point guards in the class of 2013. He could one of the best point guard in the nation when it is all said and done. He can score the ball, is lightning quick off the dribble, and possesses   ridiculous court vision. All of these attributes where on display as Hill helped the Florida Rams Black squad dismantle the Boo Williams Summer League team 60-51 on Wednesday at the AAU Nationals. Continue reading

Weekend linkage

25 Apr

Catch up on all of the weekend events from coast to coast.

adidas Derby Classic

Cody Zeller named MVP (Jody Demling)
Gold outlasts White (Jeff Wafford) $
Peegs notes (Mike Pegram)

King James Shooting Stars Classic

Friday (Brian Snow) $
Saturday (Brian Snow) $
Saturday (Jerry Meyer)
Sunday (Brian Snow) $

17U champions: All-Ohio Red

The Spring Showdown

Friday (Eric Bossi)
Friday (Scott Phillips) $
Saturday (Eric Bossi)
Saturday (Scott Phillips) $
Sunday (Scott Phillips) $

Pangos Spring Sweet 16

Saturday (Adam Gorney)

17u champions: Play Hard, Play Smart

Justin Young

TOC takes a major hit, kids are the real losers

22 Apr

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

There they were, jumping up and down on the wooden bleachers at Cameron Indoor Stadium.


Smiles everywhere.

The 14 and 15-year-olds from rural Georgia were doing their best Cameron Crazy impression. They didn’t have the coolest of shoes or the most expensive or newest pair of Jordans like most of their peers. They didn’t care. Continue reading