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NHR Top 100: #27 Draymond Green, SF, Michigan State

3 Nov

PHOTO: Getty Images

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Number 27 – Draymond Green, SF, Sr., Michigan State

If you play in a fantasy college basketball league, you are probably eye-balling Green as the number one spot. As David Fox of Rivals.com puts it, Green is the ultimate stat-stuffer. You can’t even debate it. Green gets so much done. Continue reading

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Tom Izzo, fighter pilot; Draymond Green, ambassador

15 Oct

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Michigan State never disappoints with Midnight Madness. In fact, I’d argue that the Spartans are the gold standard these days for tipping the season off right.

Tom Izzo has shown up as a Gladiator. He’s repelled to center court from the ceiling. He has driven out in a car. This year he came out in a fight jet. Well, a mini-fighter jet.

Here’s a peek into what was happening in East Lansing on Friday night. Continue reading

NHR Top 100: #81 Branden Dawson, SF, Michigan State

12 Aug

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Number 81– Branden Dawson, SF, Fr., Michigan State

Surprised he is this high? Yes? Okay, I’m not surprised. Every list has a surprise or two in it and, hey, I like to gamble. Although, I don’t think Dawson is that big of a gamble. In fact, he’s one of the best incoming freshmen in the country because he can do one thing incredibly well – rebound. 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

Ranking the ACC/Big Ten Challenge games

14 Jun

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The ACC-Big Ten Challenge was last month and truth be told, the match-ups are not the most enticing as they have been in year’s past.

The talent in the middle isn’t as a strong as it has been for both conferences. Because of that, the overall challenge doesn’t jump out as a must-see series.

Everyone loves rankings. So why not rank the games from worst to first in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge? Continue reading

Top 10 withdrawals from NBA Draft

12 May

Xavier should be a major contender nationally thanks to the return of Tu Holloway.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

After dipping their toes in the waters of the NBA Draft, 25 players officially withdrew their names this week. Which programs benefited the most? Here are the top 10 returning players from the NBA Draft early entry list. Continue reading

Not all aboard for Michigan State vs. North Carolina

25 Apr

Michigan State and North Carolina will play on an aircraft carrier on Nov. 11.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

“That kid is an aircraft carrier he’s so long!”

You’ve heard that term thrown about when talking shop with basketball coaches and scouts.

But have you ever heard, “Are you going to the game on the aircraft carrier?”

That question is a reality. Michigan State and North Carolina will play a game on a docked carrier in a San Diego harbor on Veteran’s Day. It will be the first NCAA basketball game ever played on top of an aircraft carrier. Continue reading