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High School, Video / Apr 21, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: The Nastiest Highlights From The 2014 Jordan Brand Classic

Emmanuel Mudiay

The 2014 Jordan Brand Classic went down in Brooklyn over the weekend, with multiple top high school prospects showing what we can look forward to next year in college. From Emmanuel Mudiay–who threw down an insane 360 alley-oop–to co-MVPs Jahlil Okafor and Cliff Alexander, most of us got our first long look at this upcoming wave of stars. Read More »

High School, Latest News / Apr 19, 2014 / 1:00 pm

12 Winners & Losers From The Jordan Brand Classic

Jahlil Okafor

Jahlil Okafor (Guy Rhodes/USA TODAY Sports)

The 13th annual Jordan Brand Classic took place last night in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center and in typical fashion, the game did not disappoint, becoming the highest scoring game in JBC history. The folks at Jordan Brand did a phenomenal job this year showcasing some of the top high school basketball players in the country. The game was followed by an epic postgame concert by Grammy Award winning rapper, Macklemore. In case you missed it, Brooklyn was where it was at last night. Read More »

College, High School / Apr 14, 2014 / 10:45 am

Tyus Jones, Justise Winslow Lead USA Team To Win In Nike Hoop Summit

Justise Winslow

Justise Winslow (photo. Nike)

It was mission accomplished for the USA Junior National Team Saturday as they defeated the World Select Team 84-73 at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland. The win ends a two-year draught for a USA squad that was desperate to reestablish its dominance at the event. Read More »

College, High School / Apr 11, 2014 / 2:30 pm

5 Players With Sneaky Potential You Better Watch At Nike Hoop Summit

Clint Capela

Clint Capela (photo. Nike)

This week, the top high school prospects in the world are in Portland, Oregon, to showcase their skills at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit. Sandwiched between the McDonald’s All-American Game last week and the upcoming Jordan Brand Classic on the 18th, the Summit is part of a busy month for these youngsters, but it’s also a chance for them to solidify their status as prospective lottery picks or at least prove that they can withstand the increased scrutiny from scouts and media personnel. Read More »

High School / Apr 5, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Winners & Losers From The 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game

Theo Pinson, Kelly Oubre Jr.

Theo Pinson, Kelly Oubre Jr. (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

Let’s be honest for a second here. No matter what your parents told you when you were growing up, everybody knows that there’s always a winner and a loser, right? If winning isn’t everything, then why do we keep score? I think Vince Lombardi said something along those lines. No matter the circumstances, whether it’s a rec-league game, the state championship, or an exhibition game meant to highlight the best young talent the game has to offer, someone’s performance makes them stand out – either for good or bad reasons. While none of the players actually “lost” by playing in the McDonald’s All-American Game, some did suffer bad performances throughout the week. I’m not saying they’re not good, they are. But for arguments sake, someone has to lose. Read More »

College, High School, NBA Draft / Apr 3, 2014 / 1:45 pm

12 McDonald’s All-Americans Ready To Make Instant Impact In College

Jahlil Okafor, D'Angelo Russell

Jahlil Okafor, D’Angelo Russell (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)

On November 14, 2002, Carmelo Anthony, a 6-8, 230-pound former McDonald’s All-American, dominated in his first collegiate game, scoring 27 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in a Syracuse loss at Memphis. He looked bigger, stronger, and overall better than the other nine players on the floor. Kevin Durant followed suit, scoring 20-plus points in his first seven games at Texas. In their first game of the 2014 season, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker scored 16 and 22 points, respectively. Read More »

College, High School / Mar 31, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Emmanuel Mudiay, The Next Fab Freshman In College Hoops

Emmanuel Mudiay

Emmanuel Mudiay (photo. Kelly Kline)

In every sport there are a certain set of players that possess the physical traits that can cause a scout to salivate at the sight of them: the “five-tool” prospect in baseball, the strong-armed, yet mobile quarterback, the big point guard. Ever since Magic Johnson wooed fans in the 1980s, GMs and coaches alike have fantasized about the idea of having a player with the vision and ballhandling of a lead guard trapped in the body of a big man. Read More »

High School / Mar 11, 2014 / 4:45 pm

10 High School Basketball Players You Need To Know

Emmanuel Mudiay

Emmanuel Mudiay (photo. Kelly Kline)

As the college basketball regular season comes to an end and teams prepare for the postseason tournaments, the stars of tomorrow in high school basketball have been making a lot of noise this year. The next three high school basketball recruiting classes (’14, ’15 and ’16) all have prospects that have NBA GMs already salivating over. Read More »

College / Jan 17, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Texas Brew: The Rise Of Larry Brown & SMU

Larry Brown

Larry Brown (Jamie Rhodes/USA TODAY Sports)

Once upon a time, Larry Brown was a Hall Of Fame coach in the NBA with tremendous success and a championship under his belt. Garnishing incredible success in the NBA, it wasn’t too long before he returned back to his roots in the NCAA. Larry Brown is still the only coach to win both a NCAA championship and an NBA championship (Kansas Jayhawks in 1988 and the Detroit Pistons in 2005), and with a rep sheet that consists of 30-plus years of coaching, and knowledge of the game you couldn’t even fathom, it’s evident Southern Methodist University was a match made in basketball heaven. Read More »

High School / Oct 28, 2013 / 11:15 am

Watch Emmanuel Mudiay Dunk Over Allen Iverson

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The 6-5 SMU-bound high school sensation Emmanuel Mudiay, has a fan in Allen Iverson. Mudiay joined youngster Terrence Ferguson to show out their talents at midnight madness for Prime Prep Academy, and Philly’s warrior was happy to be involved for the impromptu dunking exhibition by the youngsters. Read More »