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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

Inside the Pac-12: June 27

27 Jun

By Brantley Watson
National Hoops Report

This past week, the newly-aligned Pac-12 Conference saw six of its perennial stars from last season selected in the 2011 NBA Draft from five different Pac-12 universities: UCLA, USC, Arizona, Washington and Washington State.

Which teams will be affected the most? How will these schools replace those that were drafted? Continue reading

10@10: Pre draft chatter

23 Jun

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The NBA Draft is tonight and that means 30 young men will become millionaires and projected saviors to the teams that draft them. Here’s what is on my mind less than 12 hours before David Stern shakes hands and poses with players much taller than him. Continue reading

Just a Minute: June 13

13 Jun

John Wall broke out at the Rbk U camp in 2007. He was one of the best come from nowhere stories ever.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Welcome to the week and welcome to this week’s Just a Minute. Help coming to Joplin, Missouri through basketball, who really “misses” – coaches or recruiting services, when John Wall emerged and more are all touched upon. Continue reading

Smack off

30 May

Baylor forward Perry Jones says he isn't ready for the NBA lifestyle. I say good for the sophomore-to-be for admitting that fact.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

I love honesty. I find it refreshing. As a competitive person, I don’t mind the occasional running of the mouth. In fact, I appreciate it.

A number of basketball people opened their mouths this past week and spewed some interesting comments. Continue reading

Inside the #s: NBA Predraft Combine

27 May

Georgia Tech guard Iman Shumpert was one of the top athletes at the NBA Predraft Combine.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The NBA released its information from the NBA Predraft combine. The numbers are interesting to sift through. Who stood out for the right reasons? Who disappointed in the strength, speed and jumping tests? Continue reading

Mocking the lottery

18 May

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report


The NBA Draft Lottery was on Tuesday night and the world gathered around to find out the outcome of bouncing ping pong balls.

Amazing does happen in the NBA, doesn’t it?

The NBA’s most unlucky and downtrodden team won the lottery and owner Dan Gilbert’s son, Nick, stole the show with his glasses, raspy 14-year-old voice and witty banter (pictured above)

How will the lottery play out? Here’s my two cents. Continue reading

Season highlights: Arizona

14 May