Archive for the 'High School' Category

GIFs, High School / Aug 5, 2014 / 10:45 am

GIF: Kwe Parker Gets Above Rim On Sick Warmup Jam

Kwe Parker

The 6-2 guard in the class of 2015, Kwe Parker, has astounded us before with his aerial exploits. Recently, his jumping ability was again on display when he spiked the ball through the net on a warmup dunk you’ll have to see to understand. Read More »

High School, Video / Aug 3, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Remember This Name: Trae Jefferson, Electric Class Of 2015 Point Guard

Trae Jefferson

Trae Jefferson (photo. Ballislife YouTube)

Who did Ball Is Life recently call “the most exciting player” in all of high school basketball? Not top-ranked prospects Malik Monk, Dennis Smith, Jr., or even Class of 2016 sensation Thon Maker. Electric 5-7 guard Trae Jefferson earned that exalted distinction instead, and it’s not hard to see why given his awesome summer mixtape. Read More »

High School / Jul 31, 2014 / 1:30 pm

10 High School Basketball Players Who Dominated The Summer Circuit

Ben Simmons

While skill academies and AAU tournaments continue to take place, talent on the grassroots level has been on full display this summer. The past two summers, we’ve seen big names such as Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Jahlil Okafor, and Stanley Johnson dominate the high school basketball scene. And if recent weeks are any indication, we’re going to be treated to similarly gifted players over the next few years, too. The following 10 players have made the biggest splash on the summer hoops circuit, ensuring they’ll be among basketball’s household names in the near future. Read More »

High School, Video / Jul 26, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Watch Prep Star Marcus LoVett Dribble Circles Around An Entire Team

Marcus LoVett

Marcus LoVett (photo. Ballislife YouTube)

Class of 2015 point guard Marcus LoVett has been a household name among prep hoops junkies for years. Blessed with NBA-level handles since he was barely a teenager, LoVett has slowly fallen from the cream of the high school crop recently to settle among the top 100 prospects in his class as a rising senior. Don’t get it twisted, though – the southpaw’s mind-blowing ballhandling exploits haven’t gone anywhere. Read More »

High School / Jul 23, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Remember This Name: Malik Monk, Crazy-Athletic Class Of 2016 Wing

Malik Monk

Class of 2016 wing Malik Monk dominated Nike Peach Jam last week, scoring 40 points on just 20 shots in one outing and moving to the top of AAU’s individual rankings. Thankfully, Monk made his HoopMixTape debut recently with a sick video highlighting the teenager’s insane athleticism and limitless range. Read More »

High School / Jul 19, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Remember This Name: Connor Vanover

Connor Vanover

There’s a tired adage in NBA circles: “If you’re seven-feet tall and can walk and chew gum, you’ll find a place in the league.” That’s wild hyperbole, of course, but 7-1 15 year-old Connor Vanover need not worry. He not only moves surprisingly well for a player of his size and age, but has a silky smooth jumper, too. Read More »

College, High School / Jul 14, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Class Of 2014 Phenom Emmanuel Mudiay Will Play Overseas This Season

Emmanuel Mudiay

College basketball just lost its latest potential one-and-done superstar. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Emmanuel Mudiay will hire an agent and play overseas this season instead of attending Southern Methodist University. Read More »

GIFs, High School / Jul 10, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Remember This Name: Dennis Smith Jr.

Dennis Smith Jr.

6-2 sophomore Dennis Smith Jr. will graduate in a couple years, but his performance at the Phenom Hoops Grind Session this month has college coaches salivating. The undeclared top-10 nationally ranked point guard out of Trinity Christian School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, simply amazes in his two games of action. Read More »

GIFs, High School / Jun 30, 2014 / 12:30 pm

High-Flying 2016 Wing, Terrance Ferguson, Shows Out At NBPA Camp

Terrance Ferguson

There are some high school ballers who’s highlight videos are so insane that you can’t help but get excited for them to revive the NBA’s dunk contest. While that’s putting a lot of pressure on the shoulders of teenagers, there are a small handful of guys who make that dream seem possible. The latest? Class of 2016 wing Terrance Ferguson. Read More »

College, High School, NBA Draft / Jun 25, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Gary Harris Talks About The Biggest Shot Of His Life…In High School

Gary Harris

2014 NBA Draft lottery hopeful Gary Harris is projected to go in the 10-15 range during Thursday night’s draft. Dime briefly spoke with Harris before the NBA’s “Off the Court” Roundtable sponsored by American Express yesterday afternoon in New York. He told us about the biggest shot of his life, which actually happened before he joined his Michigan State Spartans. Read More »