Tag Archives: UConn

Midnight Madness #Dunkage from the freshmen firm of Drummond & Boatright

15 Oct

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

So how does Andre Drummond, one of the top five college freshmen in America, spend his first night in college basketball? Easy. He’s bending rims in Storrs. The UConn Huskies opened the season off with their version of Midnight Madness and the big man stole the show. Continue reading

NHR Top 100: #64 Alex Oriakhi, C, UConn

25 Aug

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Number 64 – Alex Oriakhi, C, Jr., UConn

In basketball, we love a good cliché. Oriakhi is a winner and a grinder. There, I feel better. Cliché is out of the way for the day.

Truth be told, Oriakhi is exactly the cliché used to describe him. He won in high school. He’s been sized up for a National Championship ring. Oriakhi has also been on teams that no one really gave much of a chance. His blue collar work (crap, there’s another cliché) is an anchoring point to that team’s success. Continue reading

NHR Top 100: #92 Shabazz Napier

5 Aug


By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Number 92 – Shabazz Napier, PG, Soph., UConn

We, the college basketball world, watched in awe at Jeremy Lamb in the NCAA tournament last season. We watched Kemba Walker orchestrate a National Championship season. We watched Jim Calhoun put together one of his finest coaching seasons in his career.

If you watched closely, and I’m sure you did, Shabazz Napier also emerged as one of the top young point guards in the college game. Continue reading

The Jarnell Stokes race is on

5 Aug

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

Jarnell Stokes is one of the premier big men in the class of 2012 and could be looking at a serious bump in the rankings after leading Memphis YOMCA to the finals of both the NIKE Peach Jam and AAU Nationals. In what can only be described as a stellar month for the power forward, things are going pretty well for the big man. Continue reading

The chase keeps on Drummond

3 Aug

Pro or college? That's the question for Andre Drummond.

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

Andre Drummond is one of the top players in the class of 2012, so why aren’t more head coaches recruiting the big man? Continue reading

Going Greene

2 Aug

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

One of the elite players in the class of 2013 is Brannen Greene.

He can shoot, get to the rim and distribute. At 6-foot-6, he has great size for the shooting guard position and his frame has filled out enough that he has a college ready body as well, making him even more attractive to coaches at the next level. Continue reading

Late decision for Goodwin?

29 Jul

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

ORLANDO – In the beginning of the summer Archie Goodwin was considered a top ten player and possibly the best shooting guard in the class of 2012, but during the NBA camp in June he broke his wrist, sidelining him for a few weeks. Now he’s back with a vengeance and on a mission to regain his place on the prep pecking order. Continue reading

NY’s Finest: Isaiah Lewis is the next great guard to come out of NYC

28 Jul

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

ORLANDO – The Albany City Rocks team boasts one of the best rosters in the country with two top 15 players in Ricardo Ledo and DeJuan Coleman and talented 2012 forward Tyler Cavanaugh to back them up.

Isaiah Lewis is often forgotten when people think of City Rocks, but this week Ledo is in Puerto Rico trying out for the national team and Coleman is nowhere to be found.

Now it is up to Cavanaugh to be the primary scorer and Lewis to step up as the two man. In their first game at the AAU 17 and Under Nationals in Orlando, Canvanaugh and Lewis did just that. Cavanaugh scored when needed and Lewis was both a scorer and a distributor. Continue reading

A lot love or much more to consider regarding UConn SG Jeremy Lamb?

11 Jul

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The United States U19 team is coming home with the fifth place title from the FIBA World Championships.

The end result wasn’t the goal that the team wanted, of course. In fact, the tournament sparked a line of tweets about Jeremy Lamb from Jonathan Givony of Draft Express wondering about the good and bad about the UConn star. Continue reading

Clock Strikes Midnight for 2013 Prospect Chris Walker

14 Jun

Chris Walker is one of the top prospects in 2013. What head coach was the first to reach him on Wednesday? (Photo - Scout.com)

By Josh Baker
National Hoops Report

As the clock turned to midnight Chris Walker sat by his phone anxiously during the first minutes of Wednesday, waiting to see which college basketball coach would be calling for the first time in his recruitment.

Walker didn’t have to wait long for the phone calls to begin. Alabama, Florida and UConn all touched base. But it was the school who contacted him first that meant the most to Walker. Continue reading