Tag Archives: Recruiting

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

The future: SEC

21 Jul

Can the four-headed monster of recruits keep Kentucky at the top of the game in 2011-2012?

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Once again, some of the nation’s top players are coming to the Southeastern Conference thanks to John Calipari. For the third straight year, the Wildcats have one of the nation’s most impressive collection of rookies coming to Lexington. The rest of the league is trying to keep up but UK seems to have a strong hold on impact rookies. Here’s a look at who to watch this season. Continue reading

Recruiting rewind: Cincinnati

20 Jul

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Over the course of the summer, the National Hoops Report will look back at the six year recruiting record of the BCS conference schools. Who found success? Who missed the mark? Where did the school find the talent? Who emerged as a sleeper? Who fell short of the expectations? The NHR looks back at Cincinnati in today’s Recruiting Rewind. Continue reading

Inside the SEC: July 19

19 Jul

By Matt Fultz
National Hoops Report

With nine players from the conference selected in the 2011 NBA draft, plenty of other signing to play overseas, and even more lost to graduation it is time to look at some reserves from last season that are poised to breakout in 2011-2012. In order to qualify, the player could not have started more than half of his team’s games. Continue reading

Pastner not interested in playing Vols

18 Jul

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Memphis head coach Josh Pastner is an honest guy. So when he was on a Tennessee sports radio show this week, he didn’t hold back regarding playing the Tennessee basketball team.

Simply put, Pastner wants no part of the Vol nation according to an article from Kyle Veazey of the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Continue reading

Is McKenzie Moore the biggest sleeper on the recruiting board right now?

18 Jul

California wing Mckenzie Moore continues to shine this summer.

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

Mckenzie Moore is one of the top players in the class of 2011, and heʼs still uncommitted. 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

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: Noel is on the block

14 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

N. AUGUSTA, S.C. – On Wednesday, BABC (MA) center Nerlens Noel said that he preferred to play defense over offense.  He even went as far to say that he would rather have the game winning block over the game winning shot.

He wasn’t exaggerating.  Continue reading

Do or do not…there is no try

14 Jul


By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

I was turned away from a country club one time because I didn’t have the proper kind of button down shirt. I had a three-button polo shirt on but the club required full button down shirts to be worn after 6 p.m.

I laughed at the rule, turned around and walked out of the land of pretentiousness and never returned. Continue reading