A few weeks ago, Detroit dismantled St. John’s on national television. While this may have surprised a few people, it came as no surprise to hardcore basketball recruiting fans. Ray McCallum denied offers from the likes of Duke and Kansas to play for his father at Detroit. While it is unlikely that McCallum’s decision would have been for Detroit had his father not been the coach, his decision brought up an interesting question: should high-major recruits turn down big offers to play for lower-level schools? Read More »
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Oftentimes when shots happen in smaller conferences, such as this gem from the Horizon League, they get lost in the shuffle. But thanks to YouTube, you can see Detroit’s Ray McCallum score two of his 12 points vs. Austin Peay on Nov. 23. This play might have gone unnoticed nationally had the Titans not released video of the shot on their website Monday afternoon. Read More »
“The Decision,” as LeBron James and ESPN are billing it, will be revealed during an hour-long presentation tonight beginning at 9 p.m. EST.
You could compare the LeBron event to a blown-up version of a high school recruit picking his college. Which makes sense: LeBron wasn’t too heavily recruited in high school, because back then every college coach knew he was going straight to the NBA. So for him, this is a fun part of the game he missed out on.
We decided to chat with some Class of 2010 high school stars, all of them now incoming college freshmen who — not too long ago — were in the same position LeBron is in now. Read More »
In case you didn’t know, today is High School Basketball Signing Day. And ESPNU, the 24-hour college sports network, will televise the “ESPNU Signing Day Special” today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. live from Charlotte, N.C. This year more than ever, some of the country’s best players haven’t committed yet. So be sure you tune in. The show will feature the announcements of some of high school basketball’s class of 2010 and 2011 superstars including a Top 5 senior in Brandon Knight and a Top 5 junior in Michael Gilchrist. Read More »
In case you didn’t already know, the McDonald’s All American Game is taking place this week. So that means the POWERADE Jam Fest is going on tonight. We just got the list of participants, and let me say, you couldn’t ask for a better group of dunkers. Josh Selby, C.J. Leslie, Joe Jackson, Ray McCallum, Jereme Richmond, Tristan Thompson, Patric Young and Perry Jones fill out the list of contenders. In case you’re unfamiliar with their body of work, check out some highlights after the jump. Read More »
Ryan Harrow is beginning to sense a pattern.
When the selections for the 2010 McDonald’s All-American Game were announced live on ESPNU on Feb. 11, Harrow — a senior point guard at Walton High School in Marietta, Ga. — once again found himself on the outside looking in as he was denied a career-defining opportunity. General consensus among several media and fans was that Harrow was the biggest McD’s snub out of anybody. Read More »
I told you yesterday that the McDonald’s All American Game Selection Show was happening tonight, as the top 24 high school basketball seniors in the country would be selected to play in the prestigious 2010 Games set to tip off in Columbus, Ohio on March 31. Well the ballots are in, so check out the rosters for both teams. Read More »
With the 2K Sports Preseason All-American Team playing Canada, you may wonder why Toronto natives and Findlay Prep’s finest Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph were playing with the Americans. While you can read about that HERE, watch the team make an appearance at a local electronics store, discuss French food and gets their first victory against the Canadians. Check them out and more in Episode 5 of the 2K Sports Preseason All-American Team vs. The World.
The next stop on the tour with the 2K Sports Preseason All-American Team takes you to their guest appearance at a local McDonald’s, talking about their experiences with the fans in Douai, France and the battle with Australia in Game 3 of the tournament. Check them out and more in Episode 4 of the 2K Sports Preseason All-American Team vs. The World.