"WPI Blue 112 Pima Community College 100. Kiwi Gardner 40 pts 11 assists, 4 boards..."and
"John Green 18 pts and 8 boards..."
“As for … Damian, I’ve been in Division I basketball a little more than 20 years and I’ve not been around a kid that works at it as hard as he does. As a player, he’s hard to guard, has great range and still have sneaky explosiveness. For his size, he’s got big hands and long arms.”
Harvard Lands a HooperGo here for the remainder.
New England Recruiting Report
October 27, 2010
Brewster Academy post-graduate Max Hooper was excited about Harvard even before he arrived on their Cambridge campus this weekend for his official visit.
“Going into the visit I really liked the coaching staff a lot and just liked the vision they had for the program and for me as a player,” Hooper said. “Academically, Harvard is Harvard. You can’t dispute that fact.”
Hooper’s affinity for the Crimson was only reinforced this weekend, leading him to make a verbal commitment less than 48 hours later...
A few weeks back the Bobcats basketball program was hit with some bad news from the NCAA Clearing House, but took the opportunity to make the best of an unfortunate situation.Go here for the full article. Thanks to mslacat and his Montana/Montana State sports site.
With school already underway the NCAA clearing house notified the Bobcats men’s coaching staff and freshman post player Jordan Salley from LaVerne, Los Angeles that they were ruling Salley a “Non-qualifier” for NCAA Division 1 purposes. What this meant is that he would not be allowed to compete for the Bobcats or any other D-1 program until he completes an associate degree from a junior college.
Salley was already enrolled and taking classes at MSU when the news broke. Salley has since transferred to Santa Rosa Junior college in Northern California, and will compete for then the next two years...
Salley, a lefty, has very long arms and uses this length to crash the boards on both ends of the floor. He scores on offensive rebounds put-backs and runs the floor reasonable well, which leads to easy finishes on the break. Salley has very good strength and powers up in traffic and finishes with bodies hanging on him. Salley generates power in the strong lower half of his body and has the capacity to add even more strength. His quick leaping ability allows him to play an active brand of basketball and get to offensive boards before the opposition. Salley, especially since he is undersized, needs to improve his post footwork and add counter moves to his game.
"Kiwi Gardner, a 5'7 point guard from Westwind Prep (AZ), has reclassified into the class of 2012, according to Gary Trousdale." (his coach at Westwind)and
"With Kiwi's 6+ 3s and getting to the rim at will I would have to say Kiwi [won] the 1on1 battle this time. Jahii has some incredible athleticism"
"I've been doing this 22 years, four years as a head coach, been around a lot of kids and I don't think I've ever been around a kid that works as hard, puts in the time and is as obsessed with working out and getting better as this kid," Rahe said. "He's the total package. It's nice thinking to know this kid is capable of playing really well and doing a lot of things to help your team win. And he's so grounded and humble that it makes it even that much more special for us."The 6-foot-2 Lillard was named the league most valuable player after averaging 19.9 points, 4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game as a sophomore..
"It's fall break at NHS and 2011 PF Will Davis is taking unofficial visits to PENN, Drexel, and Deleware over the next few days"
"The [SK] Knights has solidified its lineup, bringing in ... forward Marquin Chandler from Donbgu ... Chandler also showed his strength on the court, with 16.2 points from 54 games in the regular season, and averaged 15 per game in the Promy’s seven playoff games last season. Promy."
Rockets hire David Patrick as scoutGo here for the remainder.
October 8, 2010
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has hired David Patrick as a Personnel Scout.
Patrick, who was serving as associate head coach at Saint Mary’s College, joins the Rockets after spending a total of four seasons with the Gaels. He spent his previous three seasons as an assistant coach at Saint Mary’s after working one season as the Director of Basketball Operations. Patrick came to Saint Mary’s from Nicholls State University, where he was an assistant coach for the 2005-06 campaign...
Boys Basketball: SRV's Mark Tollefsen Commits to USFGo here for the remainder.
October 13, 2010
San Ramon Valley High senior Mark Tollefsen will continue his basketball career at the University of San Francisco.
The versatile 6-foot-9 forward verbal committed to USF last week after taking an official visit to the campus the previous weekend...
Demetrius Walker and his coach, Joe Keller, were at the Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Family Sports Center early in 2003 when a young man Demetrius guessed to be about twenty years old entered the gym. Demetrius did not recognize him, but Keller hurried over and they hugged, and he then led the young man to where Demetrius sat lacing his shoes.Go here for the remainder.
"D, this is Keilon," Keller said. "He used to play for Pat [Barrett]. He's going to work out with you."
Demetrius looked at Keilon, more than a little confused. Keilon was a man, with several tattoos on his arms and a chiseled physique. Why is he going to work out with me? Demetrius thought. But he didn't say anything. If Coach Joe wanted him to work out with Keilon, there must be a good reason...
2009-10: Garnered First Team All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference and Team MVP honors … led Seawolves with 15.4 points and 0.5 blocks per game, and ranked second in rebounding (5.3 rpg) and field-goal pct. (.509, 96th nationally) … posted GNAC ranks of 6th in scoring, 12th in FG%, 14th in rebounding, 15th in assists (2.4 apg) and 3rd in minutes (34.5 mpg) … one of two Seawolves to start all 27 games … scored in double digits in 22 of last 25 outings, including nine games of 20 or more … earned All-Tournament honors at Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout after ranking No. 2 in scoring (23.0 ppg) in all-Division I tourney … named Most Outstanding Player of AT&T Jamboree after leading UAA to wins over Western New Mexico and Chaminade … scored season-high 27 points (8-13 FG, 5-8 3FG, 6-7 FT) in Shootout loss to Pac-10 foe Washington State … earned Carrs/Safeway Player of the Game honors with 21points (8-10 FG, 3-4 3FG), 6 rebounds and 4 assists in victory over Nicholls State … other top outings included 23 points (8-12 FG, 2-2 3FG), 9 rebounds and 2 steals in season-finale victory over 9th-ranked and GNAC champ Seattle Pacific; 23 points (8-16 FG, 7-8 FT) and 9 rebounds in home win over nationally ranked Western Washington; 19 points (8-13 FG), 6 rebounds and 3 assists in home win over Saint Martin’s; and 20 points (5-10 FG, 4-7 3FG, 6-6 FT) in victory over Chaminade … honored at season-ending team banquet with Bob Zundel Rebounders Trophy, awarded to Seawolf who best displays qualities of sportsmanship and leadership toward teammates, coaches, referees, opponents, media and fans … honored by league with GNAC Sportsmanship award ... UAA Athlete of the Year nominee … will enter senior season ranked 29th on UAA career lists for both points (747) and rebounds (310).
"The long, active forward ran the floor well and finished above the rim with authority. Gordon attacked the basket from a variety of angles, hit open mid-range jumpers and when his jumper becomes more consistent watch out. Gordon also rebounds and blocks shots in and out of his area, has a great motor and plays with urgency. He has Stanford, Washington, Kansas, Arizona and Arizona State on his early list."
Terrence Jennings, 6-10, Junior, Power Forward/Center, LouisvilleGo here for the remainder.
5.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.7 turnovers, 0.6 steals, 1.3 blocks, 61.7% FG, 55.0% FT
It is safe to say that Terrence Jennings has yet to live up to the massive high school hype that followed him to Louisville. As a freshman and a sophomore, he failed to prove himself as anything other than an intriguing athlete. After an underwhelming stint backing up Samardo Samuels, however, Jennings is projected to start at center and will have the opportunity to earn minutes and to shoulder an expanded role on both ends of the floor.
After all, Jennings had NBA-caliber size and athleticism before he arrived at Louisville. Standing 6'10 with a fantastic 230-pound frame and impressive length, Jennings has the size and athleticism to play either post position at the next level.
For all of Jennings's physical and athletic gifts, however, he has made few strides on the offensive end since arriving at Louisville. He played just 13.2 minutes per game as a sophomore and scored in double figures just three times on his way to a paltry 5.1 points per game...
Questions & Answers w/ 2013 Stephen Domingo
Oct 8, 2010
Premierball caught up with 2013 6′7 W/F, Stephen Domingo, St. Ignatius College Prep, San Fransico, CA.Go here for the remainder.
Domingo is a pure shooting combo forward that can score from anywhere on the floor.
1. Stephen can you tell us about your game and describe to us who you play like?
I’m a combo forward, built in the mold of Kevin Durant. I’m tall and lanky, but very athletic and agile and can make plays with my body...
"Last night, five-star shooting guard Jabari Brown entertained Arizona State for an in-home visit on the final day of the evaluation/contact period. As it turns out, he's going to be making a decision very soon.
Rather than visit Georgia Tech this weekend as initially planned, the nation's 22nd ranked player in the class of 2011 will announce his decision live on ESPNU Thursday afternoon.
A physical, 6-foot-5 shooting guard with deep range, Brown confirmed via text that he will be making his choice but wouldn't give any hints as to which way he is leaning.
Initially considered a heavy lean to Washington, sources close to Brown have speculated that he's cooled a bit on the Huskies and could easily select any of his other finalists of Arizona State, Oregon and Connecticut."
"6-5 Westwind Prep wing John Green committed to UC Santa Barbara today! Congrats.That after a 38pt night in WPI's opening game."
Coming October 9th-10th, 1% CLUB Basketball will be organizing the 5th Annual "North Bay's Finest" Instructional showcase for the top 125 players of Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Solano, Humboldt-Del Norte, Lake, and Mendocino counties, respetively. The showcase event will once again involve elite level skill training in the early sessions, followed by evaluated team games in front of lower level college coaches and recruiting analysts in the latter sessions. The cost is $85 if pre-registered before Oct. 8th. Walk up registration cost is $95. This year's event will be held once again at Sonoma State University from 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The idea for the "The Finest" Showcase events came about by Jeremy Russotti with the vision for a more positive, beneficial, and true grassroots basketball events in areas that were overlooked. Back in 2001-2002, two of Coach Russotti's former players received b-ball scholarships to the PAC-10 Conference. Ironically, both of them were never invited to any local or national so-called "exposure events," overlooked mostly because of the area they resided in. At that point, Russotti knew a quality showcase event could really help draw needed attention to any area, resulting in more recruting resources for top local talent. More importantly, he realized the importance of INSTRUCTIONAL SKILL TRAINING vs EXPOSURE and the impact it had on his player's future recruitments. Therefore, the main focus of the event will be on skill building (6 total hours), with the added bonus of 4-5 games of evaluated team games.
Not only will the event be endorsed by scouting services, but also will include a report written by 1% CLUB Basketball that is emailed to over 1,700 coaches at the D2, NAIA, National JUCO and California JUCO programs (free of charge). Says camp director Jeremy Russotti, "We really take pride in spreading our message about individual skill building and how it can really drive your future recruitment process. The success of Josh Akognon has really come full circle, backing our message that was started five years ago. Also, there is a lot of talent in the North Bay that various colleges or junior colleges never get the chance to see or read about. Furthermore, we want to help bridge these connections, while trying to build intrinsic motivation within our attendee's to the importance of skill building in their daily routines.....and not just playing games."
2013, PF, 6-6, 215 pounds
He was arguably the most dominant player in camp. Gordon has gotten stronger and he possesses intriguing perimeter skills for the next level. His bouncy nature allows him to make plays in traffic at the rim and his passing ability is impressive. In addition, he can stroke the mid-range jump shot at a consistent rate. Whether he ends up at the 3 or the 4 at the next level remains to be seen, but his overall talent is undeniable.
Noah Allen (Pacific Grove, Calif./Paloma)
2013, WF, 6-5, 180 pounds
Allen was a virtual unknown coming into this camp, but the smooth wing-type has a feathery looking, effortless jump shot out to 20 feet. He isn't a high-level athlete, but he understands angles and has a great soft touch from all areas of the court. Due to his shooting prowess and basketball IQ it will be interesting to see how he develops in the coming seasons.
2013, SG, 6-5, 170 pounds
Byrd may have been the prospect with the most upside at this event. He has that prototypical scoring guard frame and the skills to go along with it. He is extremely explosive in transition and put together a highlight reel of awe-inspiring dunks. He has a legitimate jump shot out to 22 feet and his release is smooth. If he can tighten up his mid-range skills (particularly his handle) and fundamentals (getting on balance) he has the potential to be an upper-tier national level recruit.
"...Auguste’s running mate along the frontline will be Will Davis, a 6’9” hybrid big man from Sacramento, California who is very mobile and especially athletic.."and.
"...[Travis] Souza may be the most versatile player on the roster. Another high percentage shot maker, the California native can play a variety of different positions and can sneak up and dunk on an unsuspecting defender with his deceptive athleticism..."Plus, Aaron Hendricks receives a mention as one of the many shooters on the team this season.
"Joe Jones from Boston College is here today! Taking a look at John Green and who else we've got down here in Phx!"Green is doing a prep season at Westwind.
Hometown: Stockton, CA
High School: Newark-Memorial HS
High School As one of the best players on his team, Khion averaged 14.3 points, Â 8 rebounds, 2.8 steals, and 2.8 assists per game in leading his team to a 30-5 finish, a Northern California Championship, and a second place finish in the entire state (CIF).in his final year. In his senior season Sankey led his team in points, rebounds, steals, and free throws made. He was also second in assists and three point field goal percentage. Khion has been named First Team All-Northern California, ESPN RISE CalHiSports.com Boys State Athlete of the Week, All-Bay Area Team-Division 1, All-East Bay Basketball First Team, 2009 MaxPreps All-Tournament Team-National Division, San Francisco Chronicle's All Metro 2nd-Team, and Top 125 Easy Bay Prep Athletes of the Year of 2010.
Favorites: Fresh Prince, Martin, Kings, Pizza, Lil wayne, Wale
Nickname: Big Baby Davis
Arizona Wildcats loaded in recruiting, pushing the limit with other Pac-10 schoolsGo here for the remainder.
Arizona Daily Star
October 3, 2010
When Sacramento guard Josiah Turner announced last month he would play basketball for the Arizona Wildcats, coach Sean Miller suddenly had his highest-ranked recruit yet and a top-10 recruiting class for 2011.
Now Miller just has to figure out where to put everybody.
On paper for 2011-12, the Wildcats have 14 scholarship players but only 12 scholarships to offer. This season, they have 13 players on scholarship (counting guard Dondre Wise, whose conditional scholarship is not likely to be renewed) and are only certain to lose senior Jamelle Horne.
Arizona also has three commitments from high school seniors for 2011-12 — from Turner, guard Nick Johnson and forward Sidiki Johnson — and the Wildcats can offer only 12 total scholarships in 2011-12 and 2012-13 because of NCAA sanctions.
That makes the math 13 minus 2 (Horne, Wise) plus 3 (recruits) equals 14. Not 12...
"Arizona State: Juan Anderson, Jabari Brown (Tuesday and Wednesday)"Anderson has visited Oregon and I think a trip to Marquette has taken place so a decison may be coming soon.