Tag Archives: Washington

NHR Top 100: #87 Tony Wroten, G, Washington

9 Aug

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Number 87 – Tony Wroten, G, Fr., Washington

When it comes to an excitement factor, Wroten will bring it to Montlake. There is no denying that. He’s one of the most gifted incoming freshmen in the nation. The big question is how will Lorenzo Romar use him alongside C.J. Wilcox, Terrence Ross and Abdul Gaddy. Continue reading

Sophomore surge: Is Ross the best player in the Pac-12?

26 Jul

Is Washington sophomore guard Terrence Ross the best player in the Pac-12 this year?

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

I was at an AAU event earlier in the month here in Oregon and had a chance to catch up with some old friends and new acquaintances. I had one simple question for coaches in the Pac-12: who do you think will be the best player in the league this season?

Given the fact that most people believe the league will be wide open thanks to an exodus of talent thanks to graduation or the NBA Draft, the Pac-12 needs a face for the conference.

So who will it be? How about a guy that didn’t average more than nine points a game last year and only started four games? Continue reading

#Dunkage: Tony Wroten, Jr.

22 Jul

Washington may be my pick this season in the Pac-12 despite losing a lot from last season’s team. Why? Tony Wroten, Jr. is joining the guard-heavy team. He’s a bad man. The incoming freshman dunked on former Husky Clarence Trent in a summer league. Wroten loves the highlights. He’ll have plenty this season, too.

Percy Allen, one of the premier beat writers in America, talks about the dunk and recaps notes from the summer league in Seattle.

Emptying the notepad from the UA College View Showcase

18 Jul

Class of 2014 guard Kamreon Chatman picked up an important offer last week.

SALEM, OR – I spent an evening at the Oregon Under Armour College View Showcase last week to sneak a peek at some prospects from the Pacific Northwest. There were a handful of players that jumped out. 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

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

Jones-ing for scholarships

27 Jun

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Torren Jones is no dummy. The 6-foot-7 pogo stick from Chandler (Ariz.) Basha High School knows what July is all about.

“It is scholarship time,” Jones said. “If you are a junior, it is that time where you earn those scholarships. It’s time to go get them.”

Jones is ready for the taking. The No. 69 ranked player in the class of 2013 doesn’t want to waste any time and next month is founded with one objective: earning scholarship offers. Continue reading

Lorenzo Romar ready for the NBA?

23 Jun

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Lorenzo Romar can recruit. He can put guys in the NBA. We know he can catch fish with his bare hand.

One of those three reasons is why David Kahn probably wants to hire him as the next coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Washington head coach is on the short list for the open head coaching position, replacing Kurt Rambis. Continue reading

For whom the Bell blocks

18 Jun

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Jordan Bell isn’t a big fan of basketballs. The way he was blocking shots on Saturday morning during the 8 a.m. game at the Rose City Showcase, you could see his distaste for the round ball.

Bell was flying around, blocking shots, altering their path and changing the way the opposition was playing. It was an impressive showing from the 6-foot-7 forward from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly. Not bad for an 8 a.m. game on a grey day in the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading