Tag Archives: rivals

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

USA shines in Cancun, Gordon makes his move

27 Jun

Is Aaron Gordon the top player in the class of 2013? (Picture by USA Basketball)

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

While the U19 team struggled in game one of the World Championships, the U16 team swept the competition in Cancun last week.

Paced by the overall power of Aaron Gordon, star strength of Jabari Parker and the inside presence of Jahlil Okafor, the younger Americans made quick work of the international field and won the gold medal in undefeated fashion.

The competition didn’t come close to the Americans and the kids from the States didn’t let any team closer than 20 points. Continue reading

Recruiting Rewind: Alabama

9 Jun

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?

Alabama is the first school under the microscope. Between Mark Gottfried and Anthony Grant, the Tide have recruited well but also very differently. Continue reading

Weekend linkage

6 Jun

It was a busy weekend for individual camps from coast to coast. Here’s your links to all of the coverage from the prep events.

Under Armour Best of the Best camp – Atlanta

Saturday – Rivals.com (Dan McDonald)
Saturday – Scout.com (Brian Snow) $
Sunday – Scout.com (Brian Snow) $
ESPN recap – ESPN.com (Adam Finklestein)

Pangos All-American camp – Los Angeles

Friday – NBEBasketball.com (Raphielle Johnson)
Friday – Rivals.com (Eric Bossi) $
Friday – Prep Stars (Rob Harrington) $
Friday – Scout.com (Josh Gershon) $
Friday – Scout.com (Evan Daniels) $
Saturday – NBEBasketball.com (Raphielle Johnson)
Saturday – Rivals.com (Jerry Meyer)
Saturday – Prep Stars (Rob Harrington) $
Saturday – Scout.com
(Evan Daniels) $
Saturday – Scout.com (Josh Gershon) $
School lists – Rivals.com (Eric Bossi) $
ESPN recap (Dave Telep/Joel Fransico)

Super Soph Camp – Atlanta

ESPN recap (Reggie Rankin)
Top players from Day One
Top players from Day Two
Top players from Day Two

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

Weekend linkage

31 May

Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions
Friday – NBE Basketball Report (Alex Schwartz)
Saturday – NBE Basketball Report (Alex Schwartz)
North Carolina notebook – TarHeelIllustrated.com (Adam Powell) $
ESPN recap (Dave Telep)

Chicago Best Buy
Saturday – Scout.com (Evan Daniels) $
Sunday – Scout.com (Evan Daniels) $

EYBL Session 3 – L.A.
Saturday – Rivals.com (Eric Bossi)
Saturday – Scout.com (Brian Snow) $
Saturday – Scout.com (Josh Gershon) $
Saturday – NBE  Basketball Report (Raphielle Johnson)
Sunday – Rivals.com (Eric Bossi)
Sunday – Scout.com (Brian Snow) $
Sunday – Scout.com (Josh Gershon) $
Sunday – NBE Basketball Report (Raphielle Johnson)
Monday – Rivals.com (Eric Bossi)
Monday – Scout.com (Brian Snow) $
Monday – Scout.com (Josh Gershon) $
ESPN recap (Joel Francisco & John Stovall)

Great American Shoot-Out – Denton, TX

Saturday – TexasHoops.com (Damon Sayles) $
Sunday – TexasHoops.com (Damon Sayles) $

Fastbreak Friday

20 May

Alabama kept 5-star wing Trevor Lacey in-state this week. (PHOTO: Al.com)

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Fastbreak Friday is back.

Each Friday the National Hoops Report will go through the notes of the week in the world of recruiting. Which team won the week? Which commitments stand out? What news should you know? Fastbreak Friday answers those questions. Continue reading

Comparing Rivals.com and Scout.com class of 2012 top 25 rankings

17 May

MS forward DeVonte Pollard was a major jumper in the class of 2012 rankings.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Rivals.com released its newest set of rankings for the class of 2012 and for the most part, things fell into line as you’d expect them to go if you following recruiting. Continue reading

Weekend linkage

9 May

Spiece Run ‘N Slam

I am convinced the entire .com recruiting world was in the majestic city of Fort Wayne over the Mother’s Day weekend.

Friday – Scout.com (Evan Daniels) $
Friday – Scout.com (Brian Snow)
Friday – Rivals.com (Eric Bossi)
Friday – Peegs.com (Mike Pegram) $
Friday – GoldAndBlack.com (Brian Nuebert)
Saturday – Scout.com (Evan Daniels)
Saturday – Scout.com (Brian Snow) $
Saturday – Rivals.com (Eric Bossi)
Saturday – Peegs.com (Mike Pegram) $
Sunday – Scout.com (Brian Snow)
Sunday – Rivals.com (Eric Bossi)
ESPN Spiece recap (Dave Telep & John Stovall)
ESPN Spiece what they learned (Dave Telep & John Stovall)

Also, check out UMHoops.com and InsideTheHall.com for their coverage. Nice work from the team specific blogs.

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16U division championship recap
17U division championship recap