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High School / Jul 21, 2011 / 11:30 am

First 12 Players Revealed For The 2011 Boost Mobile Elite 24

Shabazz Muhammad

Through the years, the Boost Mobile Elite 24 has become one of the must-see events of the summer. And with the sixth annual game slated for this August back at Venice Beach, ESPN RISE has selected the first 12 players for the game headlined by Dime/2K Sports All-Americans Shabazz Muhammad, Perry Ellis, Tony Parker and three-time participant DaJuan Coleman. Read More »

College, High School / Apr 5, 2011 / 12:30 pm

16-Year-Old Alex Kline Is The Next Big Name In Scouting

Alex Kline

Most 16-year-old boys are known for either playing sports or sitting at home playing video games. Alex Kline, however, is not your typical teenager. Alex runs TheRecruitScoop.com, writes for Adam Zagoria’s blog and has a huge following on Twitter. He is a great resource for players and college coaches that are looking to improve their stance. We had to opportunity to catch up with Alex to get to know how it all started and some of his opinions on the basketball world. Read More »

High School / Sep 16, 2010 / 9:00 am

Top 5 High School Dunkers in the Country

Once upon a time, high school basketball players were generally not as athletic as the pros. Back then, if you went to a high school game you were significantly less likely to see players go above the rim. Not anymore. We’ve come a long way since Hoosiers, to the point today where kids in the 15-to-18 year old set are unleashing the same — and sometimes better — level of vertical leap and style on their dunks as the grown-ups who get paid to do it. Read More »

High School / Aug 9, 2010 / 6:00 pm

Tune In To The adidas Nations Championship Game Tonight

Kyle Anderson

If you weren’t out in Chicago this past weekend for the fourth annual adidas Nations global experience, then you missed out on things like THIS. As one of the premier international grassroots basketball programs, the world’s elite 18-and-under players from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the U.S. battled it out all weekend at the Attack Athletics Center to make it to tonight’s championship and third place games held at UIC Pavilion. And with Quincy Miller and the Class of 2011 taking on Kyle Anderson and the Class of 2012, we suggest you tune in. Read More »

College, High School, NBA, Playground, Video / Aug 24, 2009 / 7:51 pm

A Recap Of The Best Basketball Weekend Of The Summer

Last week I wasn’t kidding when I said that this past weekend was the best basketball weekend of the summer. Featuring two of the best events of the year – Boost Mobile Elite 24 and Nike Tournament of Champions – NYC’s asphalt was full of hoops. And it all started Friday night up at Rucker Park. Read More »

High School, NBA / Aug 21, 2009 / 12:35 pm

Practicing With The Kids From Elite 24

Elite 24

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 »

High School, NBA / Aug 20, 2009 / 8:00 am

Dime Exclusive: Elite 24 Dunk Contest Participants

Elite 24

Another advantage of being the only media outlet inside the Elite 24 Midnight Run At MSG last night was that we were able to find out before the rest of the world who will be competing in the dunk contest tomorrow. With tons of high flyers in the house, it was tough to settle on just seven, but these guys will surely not disappoint. The participants are: Read More »

High School, NBA / Aug 20, 2009 / 7:00 am

Dime Exclusive: Elite 24 Midnight Run At MSG

Elite 24

When I was out in LA this past weekend, I got a call from my girl Crystal Howard at ESPN PR asking if I’d be interested in coming to watch a secret midnight run at MSG with all the kids from Elite 24. Let’s just say it didn’t take long to accept. With Brandon Jennings and Kevin Love running alongside some of the best prep ballers in the nation, you can believe me when I say that the competition was fierce. Read More »

High School, Playground / Aug 18, 2009 / 12:25 pm

Elite 24 Kicks Off Best Basketball Weekend Of The Summer

elite-24

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 »