Tag Archives: West Virginia

The Big 12’s future in hoops

22 Sep

By Sam Duren
National Hoops Report

Just a few days ago, the Big 12’s future was bleak. Texas A&M was officially out the door to the SEC, Missouri seemed likely to follow. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas Tech looked ready to help form a mega conference, the PAC 16.

Late Tuesday night that all changed, as the PAC 12 announced there would be no expansion for the time being. Also, it was found out that the rumors that Missouri’s held an offer from the SEC were just that, rumors.

A&M is still out the door but the nine remaining Big 12 teams look ready to give it ready one more go and stay together. The two most important pillars, Oklahoma and Texas, are now committed to the Big 12 after being rejected by the PAC 12.

With the league at nine teams now, following back to back years of defections, the conference is now looking to expand. The Big East looks vulnerable after already losing two teams to the ACC (Pittsburgh and Syracuse) with the possibility of more to leave as well. There are also a few mid majors that look ready for the jump to a major conference. Continue reading

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NHR Top 100: #73 Kevin Jones, PF, West Virginia

18 Aug

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Number 73 – Kevin Jones, PF, Sr., West Virginia

It seems like every year there is a West Virginia player that plays with total effort, is likable amongst the fans and college basketball community and raises the level of play amongst his teammates. Jones will be that guy this year for the Mountaineers. 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

Inside the SEC: August 2

2 Aug

By Matt Fultz
National Hoops Report

Believe it or not but college basketball is right around the corner. To get you ready for the SEC, we look at the top 10 best non-conference games in the league. Also, news about a huge transfer for the conference and which SEC players are still in the mix for the World University Games.  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

HoopGroup WV Jamfest: Day 1

15 Jul

California wing Mckenzie Moore continues to shine this summer.

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

There are a lot of coaches watching some of the top players in the country as well as other solid mid major prospects at the West Virginia JamFest. Here’s who stood out on day one. 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

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

The good news and bad news of the Big East schedule

2 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

While we are just heading into July, the first big event on the 2011-2012 Big East men’s basketball calendar has already come and gone with the official announcement of the conference opponents.

With most conferences playing an unbalanced league schedule these days, the conference schedule can go a long way to determining which schools qualify for the NCAA Tournament.  In no other conference is this a bigger deal than in the Big East with its 16 teams. Continue reading