Tag Archives: Pittsburgh

World get ready, here comes Steven Adams

11 Aug

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

And with that, we have a story. The 7-foot New Zealander was the talk of last week’s adidas Nations event. He was, by all accounts, amazing. Continue reading

Peach Jam: Myles Davis ready to decide?

15 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

N. AUGUSTA, S.C. – If you have been searching around the internet this afternoon in hopes of finding out some news about 2012 three-star guard Myles Davis, you didn’t miss anything.  The Playaz Basketball Club (NJ) sharp shooter, who originally had planned on making his college announcement on the last day of the Nike Peach Jam Finals, is pushing that date back by a few weeks. Continue reading

NY2LA SUMMER JAM: Top guards thinking about futures

14 Jul

Colorado guard Chris Thomas has the big-timers after him. (PHOTO: Denver Post)

By Danny Hazan
National Hoops Report

MILWAUKEE – Class of 2013 standout 6-5 combo guard Chris Thomas and the Colorado Hawks didn’t get off to the start they had hoped at the Summer Jam but started to get back on track Wednesday before tournament play begins Thursday. Continue reading

Bennett keeping CIA bouncing

13 Jul

Could Anthony Bennett make a climb to the top of the rankings after a great July?

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

After losing their opening game on Tuesday, CIA Bounce (Canada) has literally bounced back with two straight wins.  One possible reason for the slow start is the youth and inexperience of the Canadians.

One way to fix that is to have one of the best players in the country lead by example.  That’s exactly what Class of 2012 forward Anthony Bennett is doing right now. 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

The good news and bad news of the Big East schedule

2 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

While we are just heading into July, the first big event on the 2011-2012 Big East men’s basketball calendar has already come and gone with the official announcement of the conference opponents.

With most conferences playing an unbalanced league schedule these days, the conference schedule can go a long way to determining which schools qualify for the NCAA Tournament.  In no other conference is this a bigger deal than in the Big East with its 16 teams. Continue reading

Clipboard Conversations: Pat Skerry, Towson

10 Jun

Pat Skerry takes over a Towson program that needed a shot in the arm.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Pat Skerry is the new head coach at Towson University. After successful stops at Rhode Island, Providence and Pittsburgh, the highly respected assistant coach is now jumping into the head coach’s chair this season with the Tigers.

We talk about his team’s new floor, his vision for the job, the CAA, recruiting (which is going well already) and his staff in this week’s edition of Clipboard Conversations. Continue reading

Remembering Terrelle Pryor, the hooper

8 Jun

Terrelle Pryor was once a top 25 basketball player nationally.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

So there is this guy named Terrelle Pryor. He’s been in the headlines lately. Word is, he was pretty good at football. Some said, at one point, that he was the best football player in the nation. Others say he ruined the storied Ohio State football program.

Whatever the case may be, Pryor is no longer playing college football.

I’m going to bring you into a little secret: he was a pretty darn special basketball player. 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