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April 15th, 2016

Jordan Brand Classic Practice Notes

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:10pm

The Jordan Brand Classic has started with two days of practice completed. The first day at HSS Training Center and the second at Terminal 23. After watching drills and a little bit of scrimmaging, here are some of the player’s performances.

Jayson Tatum 6’8 – Duke

April 14th

2016 Extended NBA Mock 4.0

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:50am

With the NBA regular season over and the draft order set, aside from the top 3 picks with the lottery, here is a look at the current mid-first round mock, half way through April. There are sure to be a lot of changes to this list over the next few weeks as some of the players have yet to make a final decision on entering the draft. Rumors point to Ivan Rabb, and possibly his teammate Jaylen Brown as well, returning to Cal.

April 12th

2016 Nike Hoop Summit: USA Team Recap

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 8:20am

Facing a World Team lacking in depth all around talent, the USA Team had an edge in both talent and camaraderie. Their stifling defense got them out to a 16-0 run, with the World team not getting on the board until 3:09 left in the 1st quarter. They were undermanned and weren't able to pose any type of challenge. In a sign of the times (#curryeffect), this team broke records for attempted and made three pointers, as they shot 14-36 (38.9%).

Bam Adebayo Interview

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 5:40pm

Athletic big man, Bam Adebayo is one of the top bigmen in the class and is headed to Kentucky next season. We had the opportunity to catch up with Bam at the McDonald’s All American Game, this is what he had to say.
How’d you get the nickname Bam?

April 11th

Jayson Tatum Interview

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 7:23am

McDonald’s All American, Jayson Tatum, led the East in scoring with 18 points.'s Evan Tomes got a chance to catch up with the Duke commit in Chicago, where he described his competitive nature and his dream of ultimately playing for the Lakers. Tatum is a major piece to Duke’s talented recruiting class and is primed for a bright future, both in college and the NBA.

Jayson Tatum (with his parents)Jayson Tatum (with his parents) How has Chicago been so far?

April 10th

2016 Hoop Summit World Team Practice Report

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 8:33pm

Last year's Hoop Summit World Team featured a number of elite players in their respective high school class in Ben Simmons, Skal Labissiere, Cheick Diallo and Jamal Murray, this year it was apparent that there was a pretty significant drop-off in terms of talent. With Roy Rana at the helm for the sixth time as head coach, he entered the game with a great deal of experience and a 3-2 record.

April 4th

2016 McDonald's All American Game Recap: West

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 11:03am

The victorious West squad was led by 2016’s top prospect Josh Jackson and future Duke Blue Devil, Frank Jackson. In addition to the Jacksons, the West was loaded with many talented prospects. Here’s a breakdown of how they performed.

Josh Jackson – Undecided

April 2nd

Josh Jackson Interview

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 5:13pm

2016’s top prospect, Josh Jackson, had a sensational week at the McDonald’s All American Game. After dominating in practice he would go on to earn Co-MVP along with Frank Jackson. Jackson currently projects as the top pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, here is what he had to say. How has Chicago been so far?

April 1st

Final Four Preview

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 4:43am

#2 Villanova vs. #2 Oklahoma

March 31st

2016 McDonald's All American Game Recap: East

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 12:23am

The McDonald’s All American game is arguably the most prestigious high school basketball event of the year. The East squad made a comeback late in the game but it wasn’t enough falling to the West 114-107. There was a lot of talent on display as this is an unusually talented crop of kids. Here is a breakdown of each of the East prospects.

Jayson Tatum 6’8 – Duke