Tag Archives: Brian Flinn

Atlantic 10 – Get to know it a little better

21 Oct

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

We’ve ranked the projected order of finish in the Atlantic 10. We’ve picked the all-conference team. We’ve named the best freshmen and best sleepers. What else can be done? Easy, pick the questions that need answers and dig up answers to trivia questions that can make you sound like the smartest guy or girl at the sports bar. Continue reading

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5 & 5: Top freshmen and sleepers in the Atlantic 10

20 Oct

Temple's Michael Eric is one of the names you need to know when talking about the Atlantic 10 this year. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

There are several gotta-know-em faces in the the Atlantic 10 this year. And then there are some faces that you shouldn’t forget about. The National Hoops Report looks at the five best freshmen and sleepers in the A-10 this season. Continue reading

NHR Preseason All Atlantic 10 teams

18 Oct

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

The season is less than a month away so it is time to roll out our preseason All-Conference teams. We get started with the always competitive Atlantic 10 Conference. Continue reading

Big Visit Weekend & Commit Signal Harvard’s Arrival as a National Recruiting Player

27 Sep

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

When you think of programs that can recruit consistently at a national level while bringing in talented players a few schools come to mind. Kentucky, Syracuse, Duke, North Carolina, UCLA, Arizona, and more recently St.Johns, Florida, and Ohio State have all been able to draw top talent from all around the country to their programs.

While they aren’t going after quite the same talent level, schools such as Xavier, Virginia Commonwealth, George Mason, Butler and Gonzaga have been quietly expanding their recruiting territory to a more national stage over the past decade or so, causing the line between mid and high major to become more blurred than ever.

There is a new program that is attempting to join the elite mid-majors and take the next step towards becoming a top non-BCS program in their own right – Harvard. Continue reading

PG flying under the radar?

12 Sep

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

As you know, not every great player who has come out of high school  is highly touted. There have been under the radar players like Steph Curry and Andrew Goudelock. Heck even Derrick Williams wasn’t one of the top players in his class. Another under the radar could be Indiana area point guard Adonis Filer. Continue reading

Missing the point?

9 Aug

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

A few weeks ago I did a piece on how Dominic Artis to UCLA affected a lot of the point guards and programs in the class of 2012. Now another domino has fallen with Javan Felix announcing that he will be attending Texas next season. Where does this leave guys like L.J Rose, Ray Lee, and D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera? Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading

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

The chase keeps on Drummond

3 Aug

Pro or college? That's the question for Andre Drummond.

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

Andre Drummond is one of the top players in the class of 2012, so why aren’t more head coaches recruiting the big man? Continue reading