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April 23rd

2015 Jordan Brand Classic: Top International Prospects

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 5:32pm

To kick off the Jordan Brand Classic, the top international born players ages 16 and younger played in the first game of the night. The game has produced many great young players including Andrew Wiggins, Jonas Valanciunas, Enes Kanter, Ben Simmons and many more. Here are some of the players that stood out.

Jaylen Hoard 6-6 192 SF – Casteinau Le Lez (France) 1999

April 22nd

2015 Jordan Brand Classic: West Recap

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:47pm

While this game was missing arguably its two most spectacular prospects with Jaylen Brown and Ben Simmons not participating, there was still a fair amount of talent on hand. Here is a recap of the West's prospects:

April 21st

Antonio Blakeney Interview

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:13am

Over the weekend at the Jordan Brand Classic, had the opportunity to catch up with Antonio Blakeney, a potential top 10 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Blakeney is one of the top shooting guards in the nation and will team up with Ben Simmons to give LSU one of the top recruiting classes.

Antonio BlakeneyAntonio How have you liked New York so far?

April 20th

2015 Jordan Brand Classic: East Recap

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 9:29pm

On Saturday, the Barclay’s Center was crowded with anxious fans who wanted to see the next big thing as many of the nation's top seniors played in their final high school game. Here is a recap of the top prospects from the Jordan Brand Classic, East Team.

Cheick Diallo – Undecided

April 16th

Jordan Brand Classic: Practice Notes

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:05pm

Before they play under the lights at the Barclay’s Center (Friday Night), the top high school seniors had two days of practice at Terminal 23. Here are some of the top prospects who stood out at the Jordan Brand Classic practices:

Skal Labissiere – Kentucky

April 14th

2015 Nike Hoop Summit World Team Recap

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 9:05pm

In an enjoyable and competitive game, the World Team held on to beat Team USA by two 103-101, giving well respected Coach Roy Rana (@Roy_Rana) his third win in five games.

USA Team Report here

Here are scouting reports and outlooks on each World Team player, (plus thoughts from World Team Coach Rana taken the night before the game):

2015 Nike Hoop Summit USA Team Recap

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:45pm

In a competitive contest, Team USA pushed the World Team to the very brink, as a last second shot by Allonzo Trier hit the side of the backboard. The practices gave us a terrific glimpse into what these players can do, with many of their skills being displayed in the 103-101 contest. This group had a lot of International experience, with every member having spent time playing for Team USA in prior contests.

April 12th

Derby Classic: Top Prospects

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 7:40am

While many of the top young players competing in Portland at the Nike Hoop Summit; another event was taking place in Louisville at the 33rd annual Derby Classic, All Star game. Here were some of the top performers:

Diamond Stone – Maryland

April 8th

2015 Hoop Summit World Team Practice Report

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:45am

The 2014 World Team suffered an 84-73 loss at the hands of a team led by the trio of eventual NCAA Champions from USA squad, Justise Winslow, Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor. Though last years team featured three picks in that summer's NBA Draft, this team is bigger and definitely more talented from top to bottom. Featuring four consensus Top 10 prospects in the high school class of 2015 in Thon Maker, Cheick Diallo, Skal Labissiere and Ben Simmons, this looks to be an incredibly competitive game.

April 7th

Extended NBA Mock Draft 3.0

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:05am