Tag Archives: Brandon Ashley

The Mighty Ducks: Dana Altman is quietly building a giant in Oregon

25 Aug

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

One of the biggest storylines last season was the search for a new head coach in Oregon. Candidates ranged from established coaches like Tom Izzo to Brad Stevens. In the end the Ducks ended up with Creighton head man Dana Altman, it was regarded as a solid, if unspectacular hire. 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

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

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

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

Finals set at Peach Jam

15 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

After three and a half days of basketball at the 2011 Nike Peach Jam the finals are set as both BABC (MA) and Memphis YOMCA registered comfortable victories on Friday morning. Continue reading

LJSA Top 2012 players from Coach X

11 Jul

By Coach X
For the National Hoops Report

Who were the top players from Coach X in the class of 2012 at the LeBron James Skills Academy? Here are his top performers from the event: Continue reading

LJSA: Coach X’s top big men

10 Jul

By Coach X
For the National Hoops Report

Coach X was a camp counselor at the LeBron James Skills Academy from start to finish and spent time with the 80 players at the Nike event more than anyone in the media. He worked with the players in drills, coached in the games and picked their brains when the cameras were gone and the throng of reporters were not in the picture. Here are his thoughts on the big men that stood out to him. Continue reading