Tag Archives: UCLA

NHR Top 100: #33 Reeves Nelson, PF, UCLA

2 Nov

PHOTO: Getty Images

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Number 33 – Reeves Nelson, PF, Jr., UCLA

Tough guy? Check. Great rebounder? Check. Mismatch? Check. Smack-talker? Check. Will tackle his grandmother for a loose ball? Check.

Sounds like a Big East power forward, right? Check…wait, don’t check that. Nelson, a California kid, is the resident tough guy in the Pac-12 and one of the reasons why the Bruins are being touted as a team to be reckoned with on the West Coast this year. Continue reading

NHR Top 100: #56 Josh Smith, C, UCLA

13 Oct

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By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Number 56 – Josh Smith, C, Soph., UCLA

This ranking is based solely on two things: he’s coached by a fine coach in Ben Howland and the natural ability is hard to deny.

What has, and probably always will be, in question are his ever-changing weight issues. He’s bigger than ever before, according to some reports over the summer. Then there are reports saying Smith is down 10 more pounds.

Up and down. Up and down. Up and down. Continue reading

Dominic tipping: What’s next for the Bruins, Horns & Cats

26 Jul

Was does the commitment of Dominic Artis mean to several other top notch programs? PHOTO: SilverAndBlueSports.com

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

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Over the weekend one of the top point guards in the class of 2012, Dominic Artis, gave his verbal pledge to attend UCLA. So how does this effect Kentucky, Texas, and even St. Johns? Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading

Double trouble: YOMCA duo did work at EYBL finals

20 Jul

Jarnell Stokes is having a tremendous summer with Memphis YOMCA.

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

Memphis YOMCA had one of the most successful showings at the 2011 EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam last week by winning the U16 Division and coming in as the runner-up in the U17 Division.  The U17 team was lead by their 2012 frontcourt five stars –  Jarnell Stokes and Shaq Goodwin. Continue reading

Champions crowned at NY2LA Sports Summer Jam

15 Jul

By Danny Hazan
National Hoops Report

The SYF Players avenged a pool play loss to Dream Vision Friday night in the NY2LA Sports Summer Jam 17-and-under Platinum championship with a  72-67 victory behind a balanced attack. Continue reading

Robinson helping Team Takeover remain on top

13 Jul

DeMatha guard James Robinson taking his recruitment slowly. (Photo: Washington Post)

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

Team Takeover (DC) arrived at the EYBL Finals as the only undefeated team at 15-0 and a great deal of their success has to do with the steady play of their point guard James Robinson. Continue reading

Meet The Closer

13 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

Indy Spiece got off to a great start at the EYBL Finals on Tuesday after notching two dramatic, last second victories over Team Texas Titans and Louisiana Select.  Class of 2012 point guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera played a similar role in both games – the Closer. Continue reading

Peach Jam: Kyle Anderson breaks down his finalists

12 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

After taking in the first session of the 2011 EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam, it was clear to see who the most unselfish player on the court was.  It was Kyle Anderson.  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

Pac-12 schools hot after California PG

1 Jul

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

The class of 2012 is regarded to be short on elite point guards, so the competition for the number one point guard in the class is wide open.

One of the better point guards comes from Bakersfield, California. Guard Tyrone Wallace has the type of talent that can’t be ignored. He has exceptional size for a point guard at 6 foot 4 and he might have the best court vision of anyone in the country. Continue reading