Words. High School Hoop
When we dug up the highlights of the 1996 McDonald’s All-American Game yesterday, we also found this: highlights of the legendary Roundball classic in Chicago from 1995.
Watch young (and skinny) Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Stephon Marbury, Vince Carter, Antoine Walker and even Tractor Traylor flying up and down the court: MORE >
Words. Aron Phillips
We’ve been following Perry Ellis for a while now. In fact, on the cover of Dime #49, we introduced him as the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. While that’s yet to be seen, the 6-8 senior from Wichita Heights High School (Wichita, Kan.) did sign his letter of intent to play at Kansas this morning. And we’ve found out that he’ll be wearing No. 34, Paul Pierce‘s old number, when he does. MORE >
Words. Lucas Shapiro
How many players have hit buzzer-beaters in the Boston Garden? The first people that come to mind are John Havlicek, Larry Bird and Paul Pierce. So while kids from all over the world dream of hitting a game-winning shot on the parquet floor of the Garden, Rene Castro got to realize that dream two seasons ago as a high school freshman.
And after hitting that clutch shot that helped Milton High School advance to the Division II MIAA State Finals, Castro has blown up on the New England and national basketball scene ever since. MORE >
Words. Jason Jordan
We caught up with Austin Rivers just before he boarded a plane to Boston to support his dad, Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, for tonight’s NBA regular-season opener against the Miami Heat.
Asked who he’d picking to win the big game, Austin said, “I think you know the answer to that!”
Touché on the “who,” but what about the “why?” MORE >
Words. Jason Jordan
Second Baptist School (Houston, Texas) point guard L.J. Rose is a rarity. Not just because he’s got a ridiculously quick first step, wicked handles or a dead-eye jump shot.
Rose, a sophomore, is rare because he’s devoid an ego.
He doesn’t mind not starting from Day One when he lands on a college campus in two and a half years. He talks about academics the way most stars talk about a coach’s system. And he doesn’t think staying all four years necessarily means you’re not ready for the NBA. MORE >
Words. Austin Rivers
Although just a junior, Winter Park (Fla.) point guard Austin Rivers is the 5th-rated prospect in the HSH Top 50. He’s been verbally committed to Florida for over a year, but this fall, Rivers decided to open things up and let Duke recruit him as well, making his one of the most captivating recruiting stories in the country.
The younger son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers and younger brother of Indiana University PG Jeremiah Rivers, Austin has agreed to give HSH exclusive access by chronicling his thoughts in this regular diary where he’ll keep everyone updated on everything from his personal life to his high school season to his thoughts on Duke and Florida. MORE >