Hotbeds Where Prospects Come From
Ova the past few years where has the best NBA players come out from, out of Texas, California, PA, Louisana, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, California, Washington, Atlanta, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Indiana, Oregon, Ohio, or etc.?
To answer my own question, I personally feel Maryland has quietly become a hotbed for NBA talent to come out from. I'm from the Bronx, New York, but Maryland has clearly had the best prospects over the years, it has produced Steve Francis, Carmelo Anthony, Rudy Gay, Delonte West, Kevin Durant, Michael Beasley, Jeff Green, Donte Green, Roy Hibbert, and soon to be NBA player, Ty Lawson.
Atl is where its at. haha. Future and Current NA Dwight Howard,Al-Farouq Aminu,Gani Lawal,Javaris Crittenton,J.J. Hickson, Al Thornton,Jodie Meeks,Morris Almond,Josh Smith,Jarvis Hayes just to name a few.
juts to name one more u forgot Jeff Green is another guy from Maryland who's a solid NBA player. I read an article a little while ago in ESPN mag i think, about Prince George's county. it's a suburb of the DC area apparently they have a knack for churning out great players there i think some of those guys like durant and beasley were from around there or at least someone was. a few other HS prospects there, too. Maybe you've heard about it, too. I'm from Minnesota but I wouldn't say we have a great track record of producing great NBA players. Cole Aldrich is from MN but obviously he chose Kansas. So is Kris Humphries in the NBA. a few people from the University of Minnesota mostly older like Kevin McHale and Bobby Jackson.
i was born in louisiana but raised in the town seattle current. Nate the grate, B Roy jamal crawford, spencer haws, martell webster,arron brooks, the jet jason terry and soon to be terrence williams ,and lets not forget the whole state of washingston the likes of john stockton adam morrison and marvin williams i most likely forgot some ppl but we run this and we got more to come ya dig
We havnt been as strong as we once were(we once had Cousy, Nate Archibald, Lew Alcindor, Mark Jackson) most likely because everone wants to be a streetballa instead of a real player but we still have Artest, Brand, Ben Gordon, Rafer Alston, Lamar Odom, Charlie Villanuava, and Telfair among others, but we have some good college players-sylvan landenburg, levance fields, kemba walker, k-mac, eugene harvey, devin ebanks and taj gibson we also have one of the top recruits in the nation, Lance stevenson
great thread! the dmv (dc, maryland, virginia) area has been amazing same thing w/ seattle. i dont think anyone can deny that. another city to think about is houston. tj ford,gerald green, daniel gibson, deandre jordan, rashard lewis, emeka okafor, and sean williams. also of course la: arenas, baron davis, richard jefferson, brandon jennings, amir johnson, lopez twins, andre miller, paul pierce, and nick young among others. it pains me to say this but my city chicago does not compare to these anymore, in the 80s and early 90s we were the best for producing talent, but i dont think that is the case anymore. aside from rose and wade there are not many stars these days coming out of chicago.
I played against Eddie Rios when he was in 8th grade and I was in 6th. Now he keeps gettin suspended at Um for stealin &$#%#&@!, i think thats pretty funny. Dwayne Collins will get drafted next year I think. Theres some really good kids commin out of SO FLa now, Kenny Boynton, Brandon Knight for those who follow recruiting. Raja Bell went to the same high school I was supposed to go to, Killan. Udonis Haslem is a local dude done real nice for himself. Anybody from the 3 0 feel free to add on, I have this feeling ive forgotten a bunch. Im not sayin Were the best, nobody hate everybody knows dade county is the best county in the country for football talent, indisputable. The Thread was just to rep, so i did.
Penny Hardaway, Elliot Perry, Thaddeus Young, Lorenzen Wright, Cedric Henderson, Shawne Williams
Marcus Camby and ....? That its
Oakland Was Where It Used To Be, But Now It Has Shifted And Maryland's Got It Locked Up.
I'm going to have to go with my home-state of CA, recently we've had Arron Afflalo, Ryan Anderson, Matt Barnes, Tyson Chandler, Josh Childress, Jared Dudley, Jordan Farmar, Amir Johnson, Jason Kapono, Kyle Korver, David Lee, Brook and Robin Lopez, Kevin Love, Demarcus Nelson, Leon Powe, Tayshaun Prince, Craig Smith, Luke Walton, Russell Westbrook, Antoine Wright, Nick Young while over the years we've had Ray Allen, Gilbert Arenas, Baron Davis, Drew Gooden, Eddie House, Richard Jefferson, Jason Kidd, Andre Miller, Reggie Miller, Gary Payton, Paul Pierce, Kurt Rambis, Isaiah Rider, Cliff Robinson, Reggie Theus, Keith Van Horn, Bill Walton, Paul Westphal and Jamaal Wilkes
rgiller named some older players, I was wondering why his list was so big. ATL is the hotbed though guys, just had to get that out in the open again
nope, dmv (dc maryland virginia) is definitely the best. just like the post earlier this week about the best pro producing colleges, it is about quality not quantity. durant, beasley, gay, jeff green, carmelo as a group is undeniably the best in the last 7 years. giller, first of all i think you have some of the origins of your players confused, kyle korver although born in cali, played ball in iowa, and david lee is from missouri. also, we were talking about cities, or regions at the very most. to say that california produces the best pros is unfair, considering it is the 3rd largest state.
so I will.... D Wade, D.Rose, Andre Iguodala, S. Marion, C.Maggette, K. Garnett (sort of, played at Farragut for 1 year), Q. Richardson, Anthony Parker, D. Miles, E. Curry, L. Head, S. Livingston, and B. Simmons. I realize it got weak at the end but the list is top heavy. I do believe that Maryland is the new hotbed for ballers. Illinois is always consistent.
marion played ball in tennessee. i think this post would be a lot better if we focused on basketball cities. i am from chicago, and springfield (where iguodala is from) is 200 miles away from chicago. it shouldn't count. i love chicago as much as anyone but rose and wade (although he is is from oak lawn) are the best we have had in the last 7 years.
top 5 regions/cities-top 5 players in the last 7 years
gay, durant, green, beasley, carmelo
dwight howard, aminu, crittenton, josh smith, al thornton
marvin williams, martell webster, hawes, nate robinson, brandon roy
tj ford, gerald green, rashard lewis, okafor, deandre jordan
james harden, chandler, brook lopez, brandon jennings, nick young
Marion was born in Waukegan. And I swear I remember reading about him in the sun times when I was younger. What high school did he play for?? I used to collect all the all-state selections from the times and thought for sure he was on those. Refresh my memory. And you are right that Chicago has gone cold on big time prospects. I remeber guys like Ronnie Fields, Leon Smith, Michael Wright, Andre Brown, Imari Sawyer, Melvin Ely,Nick Irvin, to name a few. All busts. Fields, Smith, and Sawyer had tons of talent but never panned out. And I almost forgot the two 7footers from King, Thomas Hamilton and Rashard Griffith. I remember a SI cover where they couldn't decide who was the best high school player: Rasheed Wallace or Griffith. Hamilton did make it to the NBA with the Celtics but he was 400lbs!!! I don't know if it is bad coaching or mostly bad decision making but the talent has always been there in Chicago. And that was my walk down memory lane.
James Harden 13, can't argue with ya selections, right on point
well if were basing this on area not city then its clearly The nyc greater metro area
NYC-Carmelo,Artest, , Marbury, Tinsley, Odom, Telfair, Joakim Noah, Villenueava
NJ metropolitan area(Newark, Jersey City)-Shaq, Bynum, Foye, Al Harrington, J.r. Smith, Tim Thomas
Western Long island-Cris Mullen, Danny Green
Westchester-Brand,Ben gordon, Channing Frye, Hilton Armstrong
We have a bunch of great college players as for HS St. Anthony's has the record for most nat. Championships, of the top20 teams this year 4 are from the area, and NYC street basketball is legendary
im gonna have to go with Californ-i-ayy.... not only ther current players, but any state repped by Jason Kidd, Gary Payton, Reggie Miller.. not to mention Paul Pierce, Gilbert Arenas, Ray Allen AND Baron Davis.. they might not have the big men but damnnnn their wings r good loll but since this topic ISSS which states have had the best prospects its deff Illinois
idk. wikipedia said marion played high school ball in tenn, juco ball in indiana. i am with you about he golden years for chicago ball. i was in grade school when those guys played. i remember seeing thornton high school play and their starting lineup included melvin ely, tai streets, napoleon harris, and antwaan randle el (all 3 played nfl ball) imari sawyer, and leon smith were heroes of mine out of king high school. and what can you say about ronnie fields. greatest leaper of all time. for those of you who have not heard of him, do yourself a favor and youtube him. you will not be disappointed.
Philly has always produced solid players in the nba. aaron mckie, rasheed wallace, wilt chamberlin went to overbrook hs, and kyle lowry recently went to hs there.
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cant forget corona, california!!! gotta represent
we have alway been a hot bed for talent( maryland/dc) and we are smaller then most other places
eric gordon, oden, george hill, courtney lee,
maryland/dc-roger mason jr ty lawson Carmelo Anthony, Rudy Gay, Delonte West, Kevin Durant, Michael Beasley, Jeff Green, Donte Green, Roy Hibbert, josh boone,juan dixon, joey dorsey jarett jack