Want to watch NBA players in their element? Hardly any cameras, hardly any media, just pick-up ball and drills? I got the chance earlier this week when I was invited up to Reebok Headquarters in Canton, Mass. to spend the day with John Wall, Jason Terry, Jameer Nelson, Ramon Sessions and Isaiah Thomas. These pros were obviously the highlights of the day, and the ones drawing the most attention. But the high school kids, the standouts from Reebok’s Philadelphia Breakout Challenge earlier this summer, brought their games as well. Read More »
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“I see you going for the pull-up the whole time! I’m a vet!” Does it really matter that John Wall is only 20 years old? He’s not exactly a veteran. But we’ll call him one because he looked the part at Reebok Headquarters on Tuesday, dominating in pick-up games and clearly standing alone as the face of the brand. While he is set to make the jump to 21 in another week, Wall is still a lot like the high school kids he was hooping with: young, excited and taking every challenge head on. Read More »
Over the summer, Ballin365 had the privilege of witnessing the best outdoor high school baseketball league in the country. And while you’ve already seen some highlights from the regular season, here is a recap of the Final Four and Championship Game from The Chosen League. As you can see, Philly ballplayers are no joke, as almost every kid in the league is D-I bound.
As you know, this summer Dime sponsored a team in The Chosen League. While we finished the regular season with an undefeated 5-0 record, we lost last night, 64-61, in a Final Four matchup against Thaddeus Young‘s squad. So before they take on Jrue Holiday‘s team tonight in the championship game, we figured we’d announce the 2011 All-Chosen League Teams. Read More »
We told you earlier this summer that Dime sponsored a team in The Chosen League, and after the regular season we finished atop the standings with an undefeated 5-0 record. With the playoffs starting last night, we thought now was as good a time as any to drop The Chosen League Mixtape, featuring the best high school players in Philly including Daiquan Walker, Maurice Watson, Rysheed Jordan, Amir Garrett and many, many more. Check it out!