The 1993 Nike All-America Camp was a true classic. Allen Iverson came out dicing defenders up like Shinobi, while KG was busy being…KG. Swing over to highschoolhoop.com to check out the all-star game footage that featured AI, KG, Ron Mercer and Toby Bailey, yes Toby Bailey. Check out the 1:04 mark where Samaki Walker puts AI‘s shot on the glass. Kind of makes you realize what the Mavericks were thinking when they selected him ninth in the 1996 NBA Draft.
Before Shaq asked Kobe how is a** tastes, the Lakers were in the business of winning chips. En route to the NBA crown in 2000, they looked just as good as done before the Portland Trailblazers imploded. Peep this video of Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals and Shaq playing volleyball with the Blazers shot attempts.
Remember Cedric Ceballos? Dude played on that exciting Los Angeles Lakers squad with Nick Van Axel, Vlade Divac and Eddie Jones. He was one of those inside-outside players, and finished just about everything around the basket. Peep this video of Ceballos unleashing his entire offensive arsenal on the Minnesota Timberwolves back during the 1994-95 season. During the 1994-95 season, Ceballos averaged 21.7 points and eight boards per game, while shooting over 50 percent from the field.
With the summer evaluation period over HighSchoolHoop released their Top 25 player rankings. The list is a ranking regardless of class and after a few big names were quiet this summer, it was reflected on the list.
Josh Smith is four years removed from his high school days, but we figured we’d take a walk down memory lane. Smith was a beast at Oak Hill Academy (VA), and probably cost Indiana’s coach at the time, Mike Davis, his job by deciding to make the jump straight to the pros. Read More »
This past weekend was the Nike Tournament of Champions. Everyone that is anyone on the New York City basketball scene was in attendance. The tournament crowns one champion of NYC for the entire summer basketball season. At the event none other than Bronx native and Rutgers University center Kia Vaughn came out to enjoy the festivities. Her father, a street ball legend nicknamed the Predator, was playing in the semi-finals. Vaughn plays for the West 4th women’s champions that were participating in one of the games, but because she is a college athlete and the event isn’t yet sanctioned, she could not participate. With the whole Imus fiasco long behind her, we sat down to chat with the 6-4 Scarlet Knight star:
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Derrick Rose has officially been a pro for a few months now since being selected by his hometown Chicago Bulls with the first overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. Even though he is just two years removed from high school, we figured we would refresh your memory on how dominant the 6-3 195 pound guard really was at the high school level. He slashed to the basket at will and if you slept BOOM!, you became a part of his highlight reel.
There are a million videos of dunks — good and bad, NBA to backyard — posted on YouTube and other sites. But this one caught our attention for obvious reasons. The dunker’s name is Henry Bekkering, he plays at the University of Calgary in Canada, and dude’s got hops. Take notes, Billy Hoyle.