Archive - Article
April 28th, 2009
Thu, 04/23/2009 - 9:49pm
A silent revolution occurred two weeks after my eighth grade graduation: four high school seniors--Kwame Brown, Tyson Chandler, Eddy Curry, and DeSagana Diop--were picked in the first eight slots of the 2001 NBA Draft. Darius Miles had been the third pick the year before, but an exodus like this had never been seen. At the time, I had vague notions of liberty, opportunity, and free-will, and this development fed these puerile emotions. Throughout my first year of high school, I closely monitored the progress of these four trailblazers.
By Adi Joseph
Mon, 04/20/2009 - 10:18pm
WASHINGTON D.C. - While the focus of the high school basketball world centered on Madison Square Garden and the Jordan Brand Classic on Saturday, another shoe company was offering its own exhibition of high-major recruits. The Reebok All-American Weekend featured 43 players from all around the country, each going to Division 1 programs.
For full rosters, check out http://www.ballercircuit.com/?page_id=383.
Mon, 04/20/2009 - 9:36am
Here is NBADraft.net's 2009 early entry page. With so many underclassmen potentially declaring, there are sure to be players that expect to get into the first round that fall into the second round (non-guaranteed contract). As with many drafts, there will likely be a group of underclassmen "playing chicken" up until the early entry withdrawal date. Check back as this page will be continuously updated with early entry decisions and projections on where prospects will be going in the draft.
Sun, 04/19/2009 - 10:05pm
The Black squad defeated the White squad in Saturday night's Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden. The 110-103 final score was the game's closest margin after the opening minutes. The match up of top High School talent was marked by lax effort and poor play, even by showcase/exhibition standards. The atmosphere at the arena was quite tame, possibly leading to the uneven performance. Here's a brief review of players from both teams, including game notes, significant player attributes and other thoughts.
Sat, 04/18/2009 - 5:07pm
Portsmouth Top Performers 6-10
Tyrese Rice (12.7 points, 6.3 assists, 1.6 steals, 41% FG, 41% 3PT)