Tag Archives: Duke

Laettner is still the villain

25 Oct

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

There are some people that are just meant to be villains. Christian Laettner is one of those guys. And the bad guy won a lot of wars in the early 1990s for the Duke Blue Devils.

He historically crushed the Unforgettables, aka the 1992 Kentucky Wildcats, in the NCAA tournament. Continue reading

NHR Top 100: #85 Mason Plumlee, PF, Duke

10 Aug

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Number 85 – Mason Plumlee, PF, Jr., Duke

When Mike Krzyzewski sat down with the media on Tuesday to talk about his team’s trip to China, he mentioned that the Blue Devils would be looking to the post more than usual this season. The first option will be Plumlee. Continue reading

Woodberry to follow AAU teammates?

10 Aug

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

One of the fastest rising players in the class of 2102 is Adam Woodbury. The Iowan native had one of the most impressive spring/summers in recent memory. Continue reading

Going Greene

2 Aug

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

One of the elite players in the class of 2013 is Brannen Greene.

He can shoot, get to the rim and distribute. At 6-foot-6, he has great size for the shooting guard position and his frame has filled out enough that he has a college ready body as well, making him even more attractive to coaches at the next level. 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

Julius Randle proving his value as top notch talent regardless of class

22 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

With only one rising senior on their roster, it would have been easy for Team Texas Titans to pack up after losing their first two pool play games at the 2011 EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam last week.

Team Texas Titans would prove that no matter how young your roster is, if it includes Julius Randle, you can compete with anybody. Continue reading

Peach Jam: 5-star Parker says BYU very high on his list

15 Jul

Is BYU a serious contender for Jabari Parker, one of the top players in the class of 2013? (PHOTO: Chicago Sun-Times)

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

N. AUGUSTA, S.C. – When BYU lost Jimmer Fredette to the NBA Draft last month conventional wisdom said that it would take years to replace the All-American in Provo.

Well it’s possible that help may be on the way sooner rather than later.

Jabari Parker, an admitted follower of the Mormon faith who also just happens to be one of the top players in the Class of 2013, is giving serious consideration to becoming a Cougar. Continue reading

Peach Jam: Tony Parker reveals his top three

14 Jul

Three high-major programs are in the final hunt for Tony Parker.

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

N. AUGUSTA, S.C. – Team Takeover (DC) can still win the 2011 EYBL Finals in North August, South Carolina this week.  They just can’t go undefeated anymore -not after running into a serious roadblock in the form of Tony Parker and the rest of the Georgia Stars.

After defeating the previously 17-0 Team Takeover in their third game of pool play 62-61, Parker admitted that he had never quite experienced anything like it on the AAU stage. Continue reading

Just a Minute: July 8

8 Jul

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Day two of the July evaluation period is in the books and the under the radar guys are emerging, the head coaches are in Akron, a power broker pulls a bold move and one hard-working assistant coach was given a not-so-nice gift for a July birthday present. Continue reading

And they’re off

7 Jul

Shabazz Muhammad was the top dog on day one of the July evaluation period.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The first day of the evaluation period is in the books and it was a whirlwind day from coast to coast. Who won the day? What are the kids saying? Who watched who? Find out. Continue reading