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September 22nd

Top 15 NCAA Freshmen

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 3:17am

The 2015 NBA draft figures to be headlined by a number of freshmen, just as the 2014 draft saw the first four picks come from the freshman class. That freshman class also consisted of half of the lottery and half of the first eighteen picks. Since 2006, when the NBA did away with high school prospects going straight to the league, this has been the norm.

September 17th

Top 10 High School Prospects in the Nation

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:02am

In early July, without having had the chance to watch many of these prospects in months, we asked Ian Powers to poll a number of gurus and put together our annual list of the Elite Talent on NBA Horizon: Top 10 High School Prospects.

August 23rd

2014 Nike Global Challenge Recap

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 5:47am

This year's Nike Global Challenge took place at Whitney Young HS in Chicago from August 13-16. The event featured teams from four different general US regions as well as teams from Brazil, Canada, China and Pan-Africa. A majority of the games were very competitive, with China pulling off the upset of the tournament with a 114-110 win over USA South and keeping it close with USA Midwest during the third place game. USA West capped off an undefeated tournament with a 106-93 win over USA East.

August 21st

10 Things We Learned at the U17 World Championships in Dubai

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:49pm

I had a chance to attend the 2014 World Championships in Dubai, catching the final three days of knockout rounds (along with a dozen or so NBA scouts) as well as a number of the games that were broadcasted locally live and on delay. Here are some observations after attending this tremendous competition:

August 12th

adidas Nations: Top High School Prospects

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:37am

By Rick Fois

Dennis Smith 6-1 175 PG NC HSJr.

August 6th

adidas Nations: NCAA Prospects

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 1:54am

Kelly Oubre 6-7 190 SG Kansas Fr.

August 4th

Fiba U18 Championships: Top Prospects

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:10am

By Rick Fois

The following is a recap of the Fiba U18 European Championships from Konya, Turkey. After attending the event in Konya, it is apparent that there is a lot of talent on the horizon in Europe from the next generation.

Dragan Bender 6'11'' PF 1997

August 1st

2014 adidas Nations: Rosters

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 2:18pm

adidas today announced the rosters for adidas Nations. Practices, pool play and college counselor games will be held on August 1-3 at the Next Level Sports Complex in Garden Grove, Calif., and the third-place and championship games played at Long Beach City College on Monday, August 4 at 4pm PT/7pm ET and broadcast live on ESPNU.

adidas Africa

Jaylen BrownJaylen Brown# Player Pos. Height Country
100 Yuat Alok PF 6’10” Kenya

July 30th

2014 Las Vegas AAUs: Top High School Prospects, Part 2

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:13am

By Ian Powers

July 29th

AAU Super Showcase: Top Prospects

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:45am

Over the past week I have been covering the AAU Super Showcase in Louisville Kentucky. The event was loaded, featuring some of the top high school players in the country. Here are the top performers for the week:

Antonio Blakeney: SG 6’4 170: Class: 2015 Sarasota, FL