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High School / Jan 28, 2011 / 4:00 pm

Battle of Los Angeles: Two high school powerhouses collide

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In a city where the Lakers, UCLA, and now Blake Griffin consistently hog the headlines, high school basketball in Los Angeles has been relatively overlooked compared to cities like New York, Chicago, or even more recent hotbeds Seattle and Houston.

But considering that high schools in L.A. proper have produced nearly 60 NBA players — not to mention schools in the metro area like North Hollywood and Compton producing dozens of pros — Southern Cali is deserving of a little more shine. Read More »

College, High School / Jul 21, 2009 / 3:41 pm

Breaking News: High School Star Spurns Memphis For China

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Just when you thought Latavious Williams was going to be the first big-time recruit for Memphis’ new coach Josh Pastner, the 6-8 forward from Christian Life Center in Humble, Texas has decided to head to China. Following in the footsteps of Brandon Jennings and Jeremy Tyler, Williams is opting to get paid while he plays next season. Read More »

College, High School / Jul 15, 2009 / 11:02 pm

Duke Commit May Have Figured out How to Leave High School Early

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Tonight HighSchoolHoop.com was the first high school basketball site to break the news that shooting guard Andre Dawkins, a Class of 2010 Duke recruit from Virginia, may have come up with a way to get to campus a full year early. Read More »

High School / Jul 7, 2009 / 4:44 pm

New Rankings In: The Top 50 Players in the Nation!

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Now that we’re a solid four months into the AAU season, it’s time for the report card – HighSchoolHoop’s new Top 50. Some have joined us and some have gotten the boot, some have climbed to the top and some have slipped into mediocrity. Still, as you well know by now, our rankings disregard class, which means even being on the list makes you a certified baller. Read More »

High School, Video / Jun 10, 2009 / 10:21 am

The United States vs. The World

On Monday night our man Aron Phillips took off on a plane from JFK to Paris, France, embedded with the 2K Sports Preseason All-American Team. AP will be covering every part of the trip as the top high school players in America do battle in the World Basketball Tournament in the city of Douai this week.

AP will be bringing you all the game coverage on HighSchoolHoop.com, but first thing’s first: Tristan Thompson and Jared Sullinger break down the differences between McDonald’s in France and the U.S….


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High School / May 12, 2009 / 4:00 pm

Star Recruits Line Up to Help Sign John Wall

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This is kind of funny – some of the top recruits at the list of final schools still standing in the John Wall Sweepstakes took the time to pitch the Word of God Academy (N.C.) superstar point guard on HighSchoolHoop.com to sell him on why he should sign with their school.

Coaching, TV exposure, alumni networking are all factors that seem to come up in their pitches. As does what seems to be the most important factor of all: girls. Check it out HERE.

High School / May 12, 2009 / 10:56 am

HighSchoolHoop.com Top 50 Countdown: #50 Kyrie Irving

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High School / May 7, 2009 / 11:15 am

Swine Flu Invades High School Basketball

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Today on HighSchoolHoop, we’re examining how the swine flu pandemic is affecting high school basketball, particularly the AAU scene.

We got up with a number of premier high school players, including Harrison Barnes, the No. 1-ranked player in our HighSchoolHoop Top 50, to see how the swine flu has changed they way they live their basketball lives. We were surprised to hear just how seriously high school athletes are taking this whole thing. Read More »

College, High School / May 6, 2009 / 1:57 pm

John Calipari is Making Kentucky an Instant National Championship Contender

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Coach Cal got another one today. Over on the re-vamped HighSchoolHoop.com, we’ve been tracking today’s college announcement from Alabama’s Eric Bledsoe, arguably the best PG in the high school class of 2009 not named John Wall. Read More »