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 >
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
When talking about the best all-time basketball talent to emerge from Massachusetts, the first name that comes to mind might be Patrick Ewing . But bridging that gap from yesterday to today, three Boston natives and products of the Tilton School (Tilton, New Hampshire) have found themselves under the All-American spotlight in the past five years alone. Following in the footsteps Missouri center Alex Oriakhi and Kentucky centerpiece Nerlens Noel is Kansas commit Wayne Selden, the latest Tilton student-athlete to gain All-American accolades after being selected for both the McDonald’s All-American game and Jordan Brand Classic this spring.
I had the chance to catch up with the electrifying 6-5, 220-pound senior guard as he reflected on his memorable High School career and looks forward to Big-12 Basketball. 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 >
Monster athlete Wayne Selden (Tilton School, Boston, Mass.), arrived at Kansas‘ midnight madness trying to decide if he was going to commit there, or to one of the handful of other elite programs vying for his services (Florida, Ohio State, Missouri, Syracuse, and Ohio State).
By the time that 6-5 SF got back to school this morning, he was ready to announce that he wants to be a Jayhawk. MORE >
Words. High School Hoop
For the last few days, the epicenter of the high school basketball world has existed in Fort Myers, Florida at the 16-team 2011 City of Palms Tournament. Yesterday we brought you highlights of the top 10 plays from the first two days of action, and now we’re following up with the best of Day 3 – or as it should be known: “Jabari Bird Dunk Day.”
Check it out here: MORE >