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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

Peach Jam: Noel is on the block

14 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

N. AUGUSTA, S.C. – On Wednesday, BABC (MA) center Nerlens Noel said that he preferred to play defense over offense.  He even went as far to say that he would rather have the game winning block over the game winning shot.

He wasn’t exaggerating.  Continue reading

Bennett keeping CIA bouncing

13 Jul

Could Anthony Bennett make a climb to the top of the rankings after a great July?

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

After losing their opening game on Tuesday, CIA Bounce (Canada) has literally bounced back with two straight wins.  One possible reason for the slow start is the youth and inexperience of the Canadians.

One way to fix that is to have one of the best players in the country lead by example.  That’s exactly what Class of 2012 forward Anthony Bennett is doing right now. Continue reading

The good news and bad news of the Big East schedule

2 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

While we are just heading into July, the first big event on the 2011-2012 Big East men’s basketball calendar has already come and gone with the official announcement of the conference opponents.

With most conferences playing an unbalanced league schedule these days, the conference schedule can go a long way to determining which schools qualify for the NCAA Tournament.  In no other conference is this a bigger deal than in the Big East with its 16 teams. Continue reading