Along with social networking and a concrete resume of NBA alumni, it looks like one of the best ways for college coaches to land big-time recruits nowadays is to sign up that kid’s friends. And it’s not like if Georgetown had offered Bugaloo a scholarship to get Kyle-Lee Watson — since travel schedules and national schedules allow the best high schoolers in the country ample opportunity to get to know each other, you can entice one five-star kid to your program with the lure of a five-star friend of his.
At Texas, coach Rick Barnes has landed his next great point guard thanks to the buddy system. Read More »
When the selections for the 2010 McDonald’s All-American Game were announced live on ESPNU on Feb. 11, Harrow â€” a senior point guard at Walton High School in Marietta, Ga. â€” once again found himself on the outside looking in as he was denied a career-defining opportunity. General consensus among several media and fans was that Harrow was the biggest McD’s snub out of anybody. Read More »
Yesterday afternoon I went up to The Sports Club/LA to watch the kids from the Boost Mobile Elite 24 train and practice before tonight’s game. With 24 of the best high school players in the country, competition sets in when you’re playing in front of the media. Read More »
Trust me. We understand your frustration with the lack of hoop being played since NBA Summer League ended, but this weekend in NYC features two of the best events of the year: Boost Mobile Elite 24 and Nike Tournament of Champions. And it all starts this Friday up at Rucker Park. Read More »
With the 2K Sports Preseason All-American Team playing Canada, you may wonder why Toronto natives and Findlay Prep’s finest Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph were playing with the Americans. While you can read about that HERE, watch the team make an appearance at a local electronics store, discuss French food and gets their first victory against the Canadians. Check them out and more in Episode 5 of the 2K Sports Preseason All-American Team vs. The World.