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 >
Words. Matthew Gibson
After topping off his incredible Simeon basketball career with a fourth state title, Duke commit Jabari Parker was named the 2013 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year on Monday at the Ronald McDonald House. 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. Patrick Cassidy
Jabari Parker apparently really enjoyed this.
In a nationally-televised press conference at Simeon Career Academy, just minutes ago Parker announced that he’s going to be a Duke Blue Devil. MORE >