Archive - Apr 2009 - Article

April 30th

2009 Official Early Entry List

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 11:13am

Official 2009 early entry list.

*Provided they don't sign with an agent, early entrants have until June 15 (5:00 p.m. ET) to withdraw their names.


2009 Nike International Junior Tournament: Day 1

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 10:23am

Game 1

Gran Canaria 78 – Union Olimpija 64

The opening game of the tournament saw a fairly even matched first quarter. Olimpija was able to open the lead to 9 points by halftime thanks in large to their good execution. The second half of the game was a complete turnaround, as Olimpija could not by a basket and Gran Canaria caught fire, outscoring the Slovenians by 23.

April 28th

Euroleague Final Four Preview

Wed, 04/29/2009 - 8:21am

April 27th

High School: Final Senior Rankings

Mon, 04/27/2009 - 7:54pm

Avery Bradley

April 23rd

An NBA Ready Mind

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.

April 20th

Reebok All-American Weekend Recap

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.

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April 19th

2009 NBA Draft: Early Entry Page

Mon, 04/20/2009 - 9:36am

Here is'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.

2009 Jordan Classic Recap

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.

April 18th

2009 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament: Prospects 6-10

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)

Tyrese Rice

April 16th

2009 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament: Top 5 Prospects

Thu, 04/16/2009 - 8:30pm

In this list, not only is the performance from PIT taken into consideration, but also the player’s potential for the NBA level. There were some guys that had a great week, but just don’t project well, which is why they are missing.

Jon Brockman (15.3 points, 16.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 45% FG)