Archive - Jan 2011

January 17th

NCAA Power 16 Rankings

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 1:59pm

We finally have a new #1 following Duke’s loss at Florida State. Despite some recent struggles, the Ohio State Buckeyes lay claim to our top spot. Kansas moves to #2 despite recent struggles of their own. Expect to see more movement this week as four games feature two top 10 teams. Now it’s time for the rankings:

January 16th

Malcolm Lee Interview

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 8:04am

Malcolm Lee is a junior combo guard at UCLA. He was a McDonald's All American and highly acclaimed recruit and currently averages 12.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.7 assists. Despite having some ups and downs through his college career, some scouts remain extrtemely high on his NBA potential.

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The team has been a bit inconsistent so far. What do you make of the start to the season?

Hoophall Classic: Scouting Sunday's Top Players

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 7:21am

By Michael Lemaire

The talent level was kicked up a notch at the Spalding Hoophall Classic on Sunday, the event's third day and second day of fielding the nation's elite boys' basketball programs. Here's a look at how some of the top prospects did Sunday in Springfield, Mass.

Be sure to keep up with Monday's live action as Michael Katz brings game-by-game updates.

Sidney finally paying off for Stansbury

Fox Sports
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Syracuse's Joseph staying home

USA Today
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Big East Blog

Player of the Week

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Gibbs' Panthers finished the week 2-0 with impressive wins over Marquette and Georgetown. Scoring 19 and 22 points respectively, Gibbs nailed 10 three pointers in his past two games, raising his percentage from behind the arch to a remarkable 46%. Without a true point guard to log big minutes, Gibbs has done a nice job of getting his teammates involved, dishing out 5 assists in the win over the Golden Eagles. Scoring double digits in all but two games this season, Gibbs has become the Rodney Dangerfield of the Big East. The best player in one of the top programs in the country, I expect Gibbs' name to become a reoccurring one on the national scene as conference play gets under way.

Feelin It'

Alex Oriakhi - He put up 10 points and 21 rebounds in a win over Texas, and followed with 17 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks against Rutgers. Maybe he's figuring it out?

Casey Mitchell - West Virginia's Casey Mitchell scored 28 in a win over Georgetown, and has hit 13 of his last 26 from downtown.

Notre Dame's Ben Hansbrough scored a season high 26 points in a win over Rutgers.

January 15th

Cal's Bak Bak survives as child to play as adult

San Francisco Chronicle

Hoophall Classic: Scouting Saturday's Top Players

Sun, 01/16/2011 - 9:29am

By Michael Lemaire

The Spalding Hoophall Classic had a lot of talent on display Saturday. Here's a roundup of the top players.

F/C Kevin Johnson, 6'10'', 240 pounds, 2011, Taft (Ca.), Uncommitted

NBA prospect Tyler growing under Hill's tutelage

Japanese Times
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