Shabazz Muhammad (photo. Hoophall Classic)
Shabazz Muhammad certainly knows how to leave a lasting impression.
With about 30 seconds left in Bishop Gorman’s 73-65 victory over No. 5 Dematha at the Hoophall Classic on Monday, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2012 punctuated a 37-point performance with a sensational windmill dunk, later named No. 3 on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays. Even Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, sitting two seats down from Kentucky counterpart John Calipari on the baseline, raised an eyebrow. Read More »
Jabari Parker (photo. Steven Maikoski/USA Basketball)
With the official start of the high school basketball season just over the horizon, we thought it was time to update HighSchoolHoop.com‘s rankings of the Top 50 Players in the Country.
As always, we took into consideration everything that has gone down since the last time we released these rankings – the closeout of the high school season, AAU, summer camps, and everything else – to produce the most comprehensive Top 50 you will find anywhere online. Our rankings are simple: These are the Top 50 players in high school basketball, regardless of class. Read More »
/ Aug 28, 2011 / 12:00 am
Deron Williams (photo. Katrin Auch for Activition)
Deron Williams isn’t scared or afraid. He’s also sick of justifying his decision. He wants to play in Turkey. The club over there, Besiktas, wants him to come. To him, that’s all that should matter. Williams spoke to the Salt Lake Tribune and vented on a number of things, most interestingly about his soon-to-be-realized trip to play professionally in Turkey. He says he saw the Rick Reilly piece we highlighted and isn’t concerned about the horror stories. Read More »
Shabazz Muhammad (photo. Bruce McCain)
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 »
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 »
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 »
While school is out for the summer, this doesn’t prevent the nation’s top-ranked high school recruits from playing competitively. Most top high school players are involved in the AAU summer circuit in order to keep themselves at the top of their games, and on July 31st, many of the best rising juniors and seniors will compete in a one-day showcase at Fordham University.
The event is known as the NYC Summer Classic, and it’s returning for its second year. Read More »
Before guys make it to the Tournament of Champions, they have to pay their dues. And this Saturday, August 22 at Goat Park (99th & Amsterdam), you’ll get to see the next group of Metro area legends in the making in the high school showcase game. Check out the roster: Read More »