Tag Archives: Harrison Barnes

2011-2012 Preseason NHR All-JuniorTeam

13 Oct

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

In college basketball, the recent rule of thumb as been the younger the better.  While that does hold true for the most part, there are talented upperclassmen all over the board.

College basketball fans need only go back to last season to see just how valuable juniors can be to post-season success.  Kemba Walker, who entered Connecticut with enormous hype as a freshman, didn’t finally break out until his junior season when he lead the Huskies to an undefeated postseason that resulted both a Big East and NCAA Title. Continue reading

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2011-2012 Preseason NHR All-Sophomore Team

12 Oct

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The sophomore class of college basketball is loaded with stars at all levels. At the top of the class, there are a number of clear-cut superstars in the class. Two of the nation’s best players are sophomores. One of the fastest rising stars in the nation is a sophomore. Perhaps the most versatile player in the nation and one of the best “upside” prospects are both sophomores.

The class is loaded. Here is who the National Hoops Report team thought were the five best of the class. Continue reading

U19 American lost to Russia but, in reality, they lost long ago

8 Jul


By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The United States 19 and under men’s basketball team won’t be returning home from Latvia with a gold medal. In fact, they won’t return with any medal at all.

The Russians beat the U.S. team 79-74 on Friday. The best the Americans can do is fifth place.

Understand something, though. This wasn’t the best team America could suit up. Continue reading

What to watch for at CP3 camp

2 Jun

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The 2011 CP3 Elite Guard Camp roster was released and 17 of the top guards in college basketball will be in Winston-Salem, N.C. next week to battle against each other, hone their skills and pick up tips from Chris Paul. Continue reading

Start the hype machine, the Kentucky vs. North Carolina game is going to be big-time

24 May

Two of the most storied programs in the country - Kentucky and North Carolina - will play against each other in the 2011-2012 season. Anyone want to sell their media credential?

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The upcoming college basketball season is shaping up to be one of the better seasons the sport has enjoyed over the last decade. The stars are returning back to school for a second year. The top teams are reloading. The match-ups are enticing.

Midnight Madness can’t come quick enough.

We’ve seen our fair share of pre-season polls across the Internets. Every pundit has a top 25 poll (in May!) and the college basketball landscape is already debating who will reign supreme in the end.

The consensus amongst basketball writers is that Kentucky and North Carolina will be the top two teams in all the land. Continue reading

Winners & losers of NBA early entry deadline

25 Apr

Cory Joseph and Tristan Thompson headline the NBA Draft early entry list.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The deadline to declare early entry for the NBA Draft was on Sunday night. A number of underclassmen declared and a number of top level players decided to stay put. Who won and who lost? Continue reading