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April 4th, 2016

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.

NBADraft.net: 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

March 29th

Stock Watch: Sweet Sixteen/Elite Eight

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 11:46pm

Rising

Buddy HieldBuddy HieldBuddy Hield 6-4 215 SG Oklahoma Sr. -- With 37 points in the Elite Eight to take down #1 seed Oregon, the legend of Buddy Hield continues to grow. The NPOY is putting himself firmly among the lore of the alltime NCAA tourney greats. Russell, Alcindor, Walton, Danny Manning, Laettner, Melo, Stephen Curry. Hield has been nothing short of legendary in leading Oklahoma to the Final Four. Buddy seemingly couldn't miss, hitting a Curry-esque 8-of-13 from 3 and 13-of-20 overall.

2016 McDonald's All American Game: Practice Notes

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 5:43pm

The 2016 McDonald’s All American week is underway, showcasing the creme de la creme of prospects from the ultra-talented 2016 high school class. The game will take place at the United Center in Chicago on Wednesday night and be aired on ESPN at 9 PM ET. Here are my notes after the first two days of practices.

Josh Jackson – Undecided

March 27th

Anthony "Cat" Barber Interview

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 9:03am

Last week Anthony Barber, also known as 'Cat' Barber declared for the 2016 NBA Draft. It was first reported that he did not intend to sign with an agent, leaving open the possibility for a return to Raleigh for his senior season. But then on Tuesday, Barber notified Coach Mark Gottfried that he would complete the draft process and forgo his final year of eligibility, ending what has been a solid career for the Wolfpack.

March 24th

Sweet Sixteen Preview: Midwest Region

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 11:06am

#11 Gonzaga vs. #10 Syracuse

Domantas SabonisDomantas SabonisThe late game in the Midwest region is one between two double digit seeds that many thought would be on the outside looking in a month or so ago. Syracuse gained an at large bid and made the most of it, while Gonzaga won their conference tournament to cement a tourney birth.

March 23rd

NCAA Player Pool Sweet Sixteen Update

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:46am

8th – Eric Guilleminault

Grayson AllenGrayson AllenDenzel Valentine*, Michigan State – 13 points
Dillon Brooks, Oregon – 36
Isaiah Cousins, Oklahoma – 31
Isaiah Taylor*, Texas – 22
Luke Kennard, Duke – 18
Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga – 40
Alonzo Trier*, Arizona – 10
Jordan McLaughlin*, USC – 15

Sweet Sixteen Preview: West Region

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:46am

#1 Oregon vs #4 Duke