TAG: c.j. leslie

College / Jul 28, 2010 / 2:49 pm

North Carolina vs. NC State: Tobacco Road’s Hottest Rivalry

No college basketball rivalry can touch Duke vs. North Carolina, but with the defending national champion Blue Devils a notch above the ACC right now, there is a less talked-about Tobacco Road rivalry that should be wildly entertaining, fiercely competitive, and could grow to approach that Duke/UNC bitterness in due time:

That would be North Carolina vs. NC State. Read More »

College / Jul 23, 2010 / 3:30 pm

NCAA Preview: Top 10 Teams for 2011

Kansas State's Jacob Pullen

After the NBA Draft and before Midnight Madness, it seems nobody really talks about college basketball. While free agency and trades in the pros dominate the headlines, now is the time where your favorite NCAA team is gearing up and building the chemistry that could carry them to a national championship. The recruits are on campus, the returners are learning their new roles, and coaches are devising game plans. Here is my pre-preseason national Top-10: Read More »

College, High School, Video / Jul 15, 2010 / 10:00 am

Top 5 Plays From The NC Pro-Am

Remember last summer when Jerry Stackhouse got in John Wall‘s way? Well, check the Top 5 plays from the same NC Pro-Am. There are some gems in here Ryan Harrow, Kyrie Irving, C.J. Leslie, John Henson, Justin Watts and Charles Ward. Oh yeah, and these are just from Tuesday night.

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College, High School / Jun 17, 2010 / 9:30 am

C.J. Leslie High School Hoop Diary: Headed to NC State, Game 7 picks

C.J. Leslie

On the final High School Hoop national Top 50 list that includes 2010 seniors, Word of God Academy (Raleigh, N.C.) forward C.J. Leslie ranks 10th overall. Throughout the year, C.J. agreed to give HSH and Dime exclusive access and chronicle his thoughts in a bi-monthly diary about the recruiting process and his high school season. In an excerpt from his latest entry, C.J. — having recently signed with N.C. State over Kentucky, UConn, UCLA, Oregon and Florida — talks about the NBA Finals, and preparing for the next step at State: Read More »

High School, Video / May 17, 2010 / 2:00 pm

The Secret To NC State’s Future Success

If you’re a fan of the ACC, you better watch out for NC State. When I was in Atlanta a couple weeks ago, I got up with incoming freshman Ryan Harrow who said that people should be scared of the Wolfpack. While people already know about C.J. Leslie, Harrow said that the other freshman that is going to make Sidney Lowe‘s squad one of the best in the country is Lorenzo Brown. Check out this mix of Brown getting it done for Hargrave Military Academy this past season. As Hoopmixtape says, “Simply put, he makes the game look easy.”

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College, High School / Apr 28, 2010 / 7:35 pm

High School Star C.J. Leslie Picks N.C. State over Kentucky

C.J. Leslie

Word of God Academy (Raleigh, N.C.) forward C.J. Leslie is one of the 10 best prep players in the country, period. Originally committed to N.C. State, Leslie re-opened his recruiting last year, making his one of the most intriguing stories in the 2010 class. The All-American also happens to be one of its most exciting players. C.J. agreed to give Dime and High School Hoop exclusive access in a regular diary about his season and the recruiting process as he inched closer to a decision. In an excerpt from his latest entry, C.J. talks about finally picking a college: Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Apr 8, 2010 / 4:39 pm

NBA Draft Update: John Wall going pro, UConn gets a No. 1 pick

John Wall at Kentucky

Now that we know what’s up with Kentucky’s pro prospects, expect the 2010 high school recruiting class to come into focus. With the announcement that five Wildcats — freshmen John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Daniel Orton and Eric Bledsoe, plus junior Patrick Patterson — have declared for this year’s NBA Draft, high-profile undecided high schoolers like Brandon Knight, C.J. Leslie, Josh Selby and others now know what they’re going into should they sign with Kentucky. The rest of the undecided chips will fall accordingly. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Apr 2, 2010 / 11:00 am

With 5 Players From Kentucky Going Pro, John Calipari Needs Recruits

John Wall at Kentucky

You kind of knew it would end this way, but perhaps not to this degree. This year more than ever, college basketball players are clamoring to get to the NBA. With the prospect of a lockout looming after the 2010-11 season, it’s in every player’s best interest to the get to the League. Now. That’s why it’s looking more and more likely that Kentucky’s Fab Four of freshmen – John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe and Daniel Orton – along with junior Patrick Patterson, are all going to be in this year’s NBA Draft. Read More »

High School, Video / Mar 31, 2010 / 3:00 pm

Highlights From The 2010 POWERADE Jam Fest

I called it. Monday night, your favorite player’s favorite player (Josh Selby) put on a show at the POWERADE Jam Fest as part of the McDonald’s All American Game. Thanks to our boys at Hoopmixtape, check it all out below.

High School / Mar 29, 2010 / 12:45 pm

Josh Selby Will Win The POWERADE Jam Fest Tonight


In case you didn’t already know, the McDonald’s All American Game is taking place this week. So that means the POWERADE Jam Fest is going on tonight. We just got the list of participants, and let me say, you couldn’t ask for a better group of dunkers. Josh Selby, C.J. Leslie, Joe Jackson, Ray McCallum, Jereme Richmond, Tristan Thompson, Patric Young and Perry Jones fill out the list of contenders. In case you’re unfamiliar with their body of work, check out some highlights after the jump. Read More »