Tag Archives: Isaiah Austin

adidas Nations team released

2 Aug

Andre Drummond is one of the headliners for the 2011 adidas Nations. (PHOTO: adidas)

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The three best seniors in high school basketball headline the fifth annual adidas Nations global experience, which is this weekend at the HAX Athletic Club in Los Angeles. Continue reading

Separation in Sin City

23 Jul

Shabazz Muhammad was outstanding on opening day in Las Vegas. He impressed everyone. (Photo: adidas)

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Vegas week has traditionally been the time where amazing happens for prep basketball. Judging by all of the reports, this year’s Vegas week started off with an emphatic bang. Continue reading

Vegas #Dunkage

22 Jul

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

My man Eric Bossi is at the adidas Super 64 today for the first day of action in Las Vegas. He was courtside for the Andre Drummond vs. Isaiah Austin battle. The pair are the top two big men in the class of 2012. It was an all Drummond affair, judging Bossi’s tweets. Continue reading

Gentleman, start your recruiting

5 Jul

Decisions made over the next week and a half can be the difference between a trip to the NCAA tournament or your pink slip. (Photo: ESPN.com)

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

I am back from my long vacation and boy do I have a long list of catching up to do. Let’s get right to it. Continue reading

Summer school: Baylor

22 Jun

By Sam Duren
National Hoops Report

With the July recruiting period right around the corner, college coaches are shifting their focus to recruiting. The July period marks the first time coaches can see high school players in person against equal level competition. What’s going on in the Big 12? The National Hoops Report will take a look at the recruiting landscape of all of the teams in the conference. We start with Baylor. 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

The story of the Pangos battle of the big men

4 Jun

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Andre Drummond and Isaiah Austin, the top two big men in the class of 2012, went head-to-head at the Pangos camp on Friday night. The match-up could decide the number one spot in the class. Here’s how the story played out on Twitter, according to the throng of national writers at the Los Angeles event from start to finish. Continue reading

The race for No. 1 starts now

3 Jun

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The opinions are mixed. Perhaps that is a good thing. Variety is a good thing in prep basketball.

However, having three players all fighting for the top spot in the class of 2012 makes it a challenge for those that make up rankings lists.

Connecticut big man Andre Drummond, Baylor bound 7-footer Isaiah Austin and Vegas wing Shabazz Muhammad are all in contention for the consensus top spot. All three share a common thread of being ranked number one overall by at least one ranking service. Continue reading

Fastbreak Friday

3 Jun

Photo by Liam James Foley

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Now that June is here, the summer basketball schedule is now fully underway. If you are an engrossed fan of college hoops, you know that 50 percent of the game is successfully played over the next two months.

With team camps and the busy July evaluation period ahead, college coaches are building their teams of the future.

With that, the drama unfolds. And who doesn’t love drama?

College basketball is full of drama. Welcome to the summer, kids. Continue reading

Show me the money?

31 May

Duke bound guard Rasheed Sulaimon says student athletes should be paid.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

“I thought I heard the captain say
Pay me my money down
Tomorrow is our sailing day
Pay me my money down.”

Should college athletes be paid? It is a great debate that will never leave the water cooler club as long as amateurs remain amateurs. Continue reading