Archive for the 'High School' Category

High School, Video / Apr 16, 2014 / 11:45 am

Another Incredible Seventh Woods Mixtape

Seventh Woods

Seventh Woods is one of the most exciting high school players we’ve ever seen, and his first mixtape last year nearly broke the Internet. Now on the eve of a promised sophomore year video, Hoopmixtape dropped another look-back at some of the 6-2 guard’s greatest highlights. One thing of note: Woods, the No. 18 prospect in the 2016 ESPN 25, was 14 years old in every highlight in this video. Fourteen! Read More »

College, High School / Apr 14, 2014 / 10:45 am

Tyus Jones, Justise Winslow Lead USA Team To Win In Nike Hoop Summit

Justise Winslow

Justise Winslow (photo. Nike)

It was mission accomplished for the USA Junior National Team Saturday as they defeated the World Select Team 84-73 at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland. The win ends a two-year draught for a USA squad that was desperate to reestablish its dominance at the event. Read More »

College, High School / Apr 12, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Top Prospect Myles Turner On The Nike Hoop Summit & Emulating Kevin Durant

Myles Turner

Myles Turner (photo. Instagram.com/turner_myles)

Jahlil Okafor gets most of the attention, but there are a number of NBA scouts who think the best big man in this year’s class is going to end up being Myles Turner. The 7-0 Chris Bosh clone still doesn’t know where he’s going to college but a decision should be coming soon. (He has offers from Ohio State, Kansas, Kentucky, Arizona, Oklahoma State and Texas). In the meantime, he’ll be taking the court tonight in Portland at the Nike Hoop Summit in front of dozens or NBA scouts. Read More »

College, High School / Apr 11, 2014 / 2:30 pm

5 Players With Sneaky Potential You Better Watch At Nike Hoop Summit

Clint Capela

Clint Capela (photo. Nike)

This week, the top high school prospects in the world are in Portland, Oregon, to showcase their skills at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit. Sandwiched between the McDonald’s All-American Game last week and the upcoming Jordan Brand Classic on the 18th, the Summit is part of a busy month for these youngsters, but it’s also a chance for them to solidify their status as prospective lottery picks or at least prove that they can withstand the increased scrutiny from scouts and media personnel. Read More »

High School, Video / Apr 11, 2014 / 9:30 am

Video: National Player Of The Year Karl Towns Jr. Plays Like Kevin Durant

Karl Towns Jr.

Karl Towns Jr. (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s not every day you hear of a high school kid whose favorite player is Len Bias. Then again, it’s not every day you’ll find someone like Karl Towns Jr. The Kevin Durant/Dirk Nowitzki clone is finishing up his senior year before heading to Kentucky, where he should immediately become a star and one of the best big men John Calipari has had in a long time. Read More »

High School, Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 11, 2014 / 9:00 am

Introducing The 2014 Jordan Brand Classic Collection

Jordan Brand Classic Collection

Jordan Brand Classic Collection (photo. Jordan Brand)

The 13th annual Jordan Brand Classic is going down in Brooklyn on April 18, and today, the Jordan Brand officially introduced what the players will be wearing when they take the Barclays Center floor. Read More »

High School / Apr 10, 2014 / 12:45 pm

7-5 Tacko “Taco” Fall Is World’s Largest HS Player

Tacko "Taco" Fall

Wearing a size 22 sneaker that only Shaq could snuggle into, 7-5 high school player, Tacko “Taco” Fall is turning heads playing ball down in Florida. The Liberty Christian Prep native of Dakar, Senegal is making a name for himself as the world’s largest high school player, even if the junior’s basketball skills are still in their infancy. Read More »

High School / Apr 5, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Winners & Losers From The 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game

Theo Pinson, Kelly Oubre Jr.

Theo Pinson, Kelly Oubre Jr. (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

Let’s be honest for a second here. No matter what your parents told you when you were growing up, everybody knows that there’s always a winner and a loser, right? If winning isn’t everything, then why do we keep score? I think Vince Lombardi said something along those lines. No matter the circumstances, whether it’s a rec-league game, the state championship, or an exhibition game meant to highlight the best young talent the game has to offer, someone’s performance makes them stand out – either for good or bad reasons. While none of the players actually “lost” by playing in the McDonald’s All-American Game, some did suffer bad performances throughout the week. I’m not saying they’re not good, they are. But for arguments sake, someone has to lose. Read More »

College, High School, NBA Draft / Apr 3, 2014 / 1:45 pm

12 McDonald’s All-Americans Ready To Make Instant Impact In College

Jahlil Okafor, D'Angelo Russell

Jahlil Okafor, D’Angelo Russell (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)

On November 14, 2002, Carmelo Anthony, a 6-8, 230-pound former McDonald’s All-American, dominated in his first collegiate game, scoring 27 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in a Syracuse loss at Memphis. He looked bigger, stronger, and overall better than the other nine players on the floor. Kevin Durant followed suit, scoring 20-plus points in his first seven games at Texas. In their first game of the 2014 season, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker scored 16 and 22 points, respectively. Read More »

High School / Apr 2, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Kentucky’s Next Big Star, Karl Towns Jr.

Karl Towns Jr.

Karl Towns Jr. (photo. Sam Forencich: USA Basketball)

Marcus Camby. DeMarcus Cousins. Anthony Davis. Nerlens Noel. Julius Randle. Kentucky coach John Calipari has a track record of developing the best young big men in the game before sending them off to greener pastures in the NBA. Yet somehow his teams haven’t featured a big man quite like Karl Towns Jr. Read More »