For those of us who follow the recruiting process, rankings aren’t always an accurate data point when measuring the likelihood of immediate success at the collegiate level. Sometimes, the biggest factor is player retention. Which freshman will be given an opportunity? Sometimes the biggest factor is “fit”. How does this new crop of talented freshman adapt to playing for a new coach in a new system? MORE >
Words. Bryan Horowitz
At one point early in the first half of Saturday night’s Jordan Brand Classic, the crowd at Barclays Center suddenly and incongruously erupted into a thunderous ovation during a dead ball. Only one person’s arrival could have elicited such a reaction.
Nope, not him. It was Drake. MORE >
Check out the top plays from Day 1 practice at the Jordan Brand Classic at Basketball City in New York, featuring Andrew Wiggins, the Harrison Twins, Aaron Gordon, Wayne Selden, Jabari Parker, Marcus Lee: MORE >
This is just disgusting. In yesterday’s Beast Athletics Shootout at Oldsmar Christian (Florida), the force of nature that is Andrew Wiggins unleashed what might be his most impressive dunk yet (which is saying a lot when you look at his body of work).
Just watch what Wiggins does to this kid from The Rock School (Gainesville, Florida): Wiggins drives, hits him with a two-footed jump stop, and then obliterates him with a dunk. To add insult to injury, Wiggins glares at the kid all the way back down the court while the crowd goes nuts: MORE >
Words. High School Hoop
The 2013 Jordan Brand Classic announced its field yesterday, a 22-star collection that’s the center of the showcase April 13 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. How many of these players will be back in the New York metro area for the 2014 NBA Draft just over a year later? By the looks of the field, a number of them could be. MORE >
Words. Bryan Horowitz
A grin spread across Andrew Wiggins’ face when asked about his visit to the Basketball Hall of Fame and a playful rivalry with his fellow Canada native, St. Benedict’s Syracuse-bound Tyler Ennis, who predicted a 20-point game if he were to play against Huntington Prep. MORE >