Archive for the 'High School' Category

GIFs, High School, Video / Aug 23, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Derrick Jones, Kwe Parker, & Josh Jackson Put On Show At Elite 24 Dunk Contest

Kwe Parker

Kwe Parker (photo. HoopMixTape)

It speaks to the incredible quality of the Elite 24 Dunk Contest that class of 2015 star Derrick Jones won the event but might not have had the most impressive slam of the night. Putting on a show at an idyllic outdoor setting in New York City, Jones and fellow prep high-fliers Kwe Parker and Josh Jackson (2016) pulled-off some of the best dunks we’ve seen all summer. Read More »

College, High School / Aug 20, 2014 / 11:15 am

Watch I Love Basketball TV, “How We Grind” Episode 2

Stanford Robinson

Coach Rocky is back with I Love Basketball TV’s “How We Grind” Episode 2, where viewers get a first-hand view of Rocky scrimmaging with top Division I recruits — like Indiana’s Stanford Robinson, and North Carolina State’s Leenard Freeman — before putting them through one of his taxing workouts. Read More »

High School / Aug 19, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Watch High School Junior Kobe Bryant Dominate Playoff Game Down Stretch

Kobe Bryant

It’s an old adage in sports that players are born with a killer instinct. That the hyper-competitiveness and superstar gumption that makes the great ones greatest is inherent and can’t be developed. We’re not sure whether that’s true or not, but one thing is for sure: Kobe Bryant has always had it. Read More »

High School / Aug 18, 2014 / 11:45 am

Steve Ballmer’s Controversial “Ownership” Of High School Team

Clippers Fans

After a lengthy and drawn out process, Steve Ballmer — the former Microsoft CEO — is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. It turns out he has a bit of experience as the owner of a team already, as details have emerged about his involvement with the high school basketball team where his three sons play. Read More »

College, High School / Aug 16, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Sick Mini Dunk Contest Breaks Out At Chris Paul’s Elite Camp

Keifer Sykes

Throughout the summer, there have been countless displays of jaw dropping athleticism on the court at basketball pro-ams, summer leagues, and dunk contests. Therefore, it’s not too surprising to see a dazzling dunk show breakout at an amateur basketball camp. That is exactly what went down at Chris Paul’s camp in North Carolina last weekend. Read More »

High School, Video / Aug 14, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Watch Unknown High School Sophomore’s Huge Tomahawk Dunk

I Love Basketball Dunker

I Love Basketball Dunker (photo. Facebook)

We don’t know this high school sophomore’s name. If his game is as on-point as his dunking exploits, though, it’s only a matter of time until we do. Watch this unknown teen’s huge tomahawk slam provided by our friends at I Love Basketball. Read More »

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 »