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    Yahoo Sports - NCAA Men's Hoops News

  • Ewing, Falk donate $3.3M to Georgetown center (Yahoo Sports)

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:57 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing and sports agent David Falk are donating $3.3 million to Georgetown's new athletics center.
  • UConn awards scholarship to walk-on Amilo (Yahoo Sports)

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- National champion UConn has awarded an athletic scholarship to junior Nnamdi Amilo, who spent last year as a walk-on practice player and played in two games.
  • Bruce Pearl eager to get to work at Auburn (Yahoo Sports)

    24 Aug 2014 | 5:29 pm
    For the first time since 2011, Bruce Pearl is back to work at 100 percent. Pearl's three-year NCAA show cause penalty expired at midnight Sunday, which allows the Auburn head coach to fully recruit for his new program. ''I've got calls to make now,'' Pearl said Sunday afternoon. ''But it's just good to be normal again.'' Dozens of Auburn students and fans lined up at Auburn Arena late Saturday night to welcome Pearl.
  • NCAA files intent to appeal O'Bannon decision (Yahoo Sports)

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    The NCAA has notified the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it intends to appeal a judge's ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case that it violated antitrust laws. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled Aug. 8 that the NCAA broke the law by restricting schools from providing money beyond current scholarship limits to athletes. A formal appeal has not yet been submitted, but NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy issued a statement Thursday.
  • AP source: Vols adding Memphis transfer Woodson (Yahoo Sports)

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Dominic Woodson is transferring from Memphis to Tennessee, a source close to the situation said. Woodson should be in class at Tennessee's Knoxville campus on Thursday, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because Tennessee hasn't announced the move. The source said it remained up in the air whether Woodson would have to sit out the 2014-15 season. Memphis announced last week that Woodson was transferring.
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    Yardbarker: College Basketball

  • Bill Self comments on point guard / bigs

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Yesterday, Bill Self spoke with the media about the point guard position. In addition, he gave some insight into how he might play small and how he’ll use his bigs. This is what he said: “Really, we’re probably the deepest we’ve been at point guard. Last year, I kind of screwed it up and didn’t play Frank there as much as I should have. I probably didn’t put enough on him to get him ready as quickly as he needed to. “Certainly with Frank, and Conner can play some point, but Devonté Graham is good. You could see two of those three playing together a lot. That makes us real…
  • Ranks Rick Pitino’s 2015 Recruiting Class Second Best Nationally

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Photo: 247 Sports Earlier this month released their updated 2015 college basketball recruiting class rankings and tabbed Pitino’s three-man class as the second best in the country. On Tuesday afternoon the folks at did exactly the same. The Scout’s individual player rankings have Louisville with two five star prospects in Deng Adel and Donovan Mitchell. Adel is ranked as the 18th best player in the class, while Mitchell is ranked 20th. Raymond Spalding is a four star prospect and ranked 39th nationally. Top Five 2015 Recruiting Classes
  • Italy Rewind: Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    Welcome to “Italy Rewind,” our player-by-player recap and video feature from Michigan’s four-game tour of Italy. Previously: Zak Irvin, Ricky Doyle & Kameron Chatman John Beilein has made a career out of his ability to recruit shooters and his perimeter-oriented offense has always been stereotyped by the three-point shot. While the three is still ever-present in Beilein’s offense, recent years have seen the rise of the playmaker.  Ball screens and isolation sets have allowed players like Trey Burke, Darius Morris, Nik Stauskas and Caris LeVert to rise to prominence due to their…
  • Former Michigan State basketball player Kenny Kaminski lands at Ohio U

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    After being dismissed from the Michigan State basketball team early this month, sophomore Kenny Kaminski has transferred to Ohio University, according to the Athens Messenger. On his Twitter account, Kaminski said, “Blessed to be here! I love it here already.” The report also said Kaminski, a native of Medina, Ohio, might pursue a waiver to become eligible immediately. After redshirting his first season at Michigan State with a shoulder injury, Kaminski had an up-and-down season in 2013-14. He was suspended two different times while also showing flashes as a proficient shooter who could…
  • Willie Cauley-Stein Will Likely Return to the Court This Week

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    It sounds like Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein will be making his return to the court very soon. The 7-foot junior had initially anticipated returning to practice after the team arrived home from its Bahamas trip. That turned out to not be the case as coach John Calipari confirmed on Sunday that he had not participated […]
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    C-USA Men's Basketball news

  • Men's Basketball Shows Off Hard Summer Work

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    In the brutal Houston heat, Rice University men's basketball worked out as a team to get in great shape with new strength and conditioning coach Nick Michael.
  • Men's Basketball Adds White to Staff

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Tulane head basketball coach Ed Conroy announced the addition of New Orleans native Quannas White to his coaching staff, it was released on Friday.
  • Men's Basketball Announces 2014-15 Schedule

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Six games against teams that participated in postseason play last year highlights Southern Miss' 2014-15 men's basketball schedule, head coach Doc Sadler announced Friday afternoon.
  • Rhoades Announces Non-Conference Schedule

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    Buy Season Tickets | 2014-15 ScheduleRice University head men's basketball coach Mike Rhoades announced the Owls' non-conference schedule for the 2014-15 campaign on Thursday, including five home games in November and December leading into the Conference USA slate.
  • LA Tech Completes Summer of Thunder Sweep with Overtime Victory

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Louisiana Tech completed the Summer of Thunder Classic sweep on Thursday night with a 100-94 overtime victory against the PJ Stringers inside Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.
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  • Five thoughts on the newly released ACC schedule

    Jeff Eisenberg
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    The ACC released its full schedule Wednesday on the eve of the start of college football. Here's a look at five of the things that stood out: 1. Feb. 18 is the can't-miss day on the schedule: That's when Duke and North Carolina square off in Durham for the first of two meetings and when Louisville visits Syracuse for the first time with both being members of the ACC. Since all four programs figure to be contenders for the league crown, those two games could go a long way toward shaping the conference race. Other dates to circle: Louisville at Wake Forest on Jan. 4 in the ACC opener for the…
  • Drew Eubanks' commitment could be start of a huge class for Oregon State

    Jeff Eisenberg
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    With all five starters from last year's underachieving 16-16 team having left and few promising bench players ready to inherit more playing time, Oregon State appears headed for a poor 2014-15 season Rest assured, however, better days may be ahead. New coach Wayne Tinkle secured a key commitment Tuesday from 6-foot-10 Drew Eubanks, arguably the top Class of 2015 prospect in the state of Oregon. The addition of the three-star center gives Oregon State a chance to assemble a formidable class given the ties the Beavers have to a pair of other top prospects. Tres Tinkle, the son of the older…
  • Green Bay lands late commitment from Enes Kanter's brother

    Jeff Eisenberg
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Even though the NCAA deemed Enes Kanter ineligible to play at Kentucky three years ago, it appears another member of his family may yet get to play college basketball.  Kerem Kanter, Enes' younger brother, has signed with Green Bay and intends to play as a freshman next season, the school announced Tuesday. The younger Kanter is a 6-foot-9 forward who averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds last season at IMG Academy in Florida. “We are very excited to add Kerem Kanter to our program,” Green Bay coach Brian Wardle said in a school-released statement. “Kerem is a skilled forward that brings…
  • UTEP's top recruit fails to qualify academically

    Jeff Eisenberg
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    To find high-level talent willing to come to El Paso, UTEP coach Tim Floyd sometimes must gamble on prospects most high-major programs deem too risky to take. Some of those players have overcome their academic or behavioral issues to help UTEP win 18 or more games in three of Floyd's four seasons. Others either didn't last long with the program or never even made it to El Paso at all. The latest UTEP signee never to don a Miners jersey will apparently be Chris Sandifer, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard rated No. 102 in the Class of 2014 by The former star at Taft High School in Los…
  • Ex-Michigan State forward Kenny Kaminski transfers to Ohio

    Jeff Eisenberg
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Kenny Kaminski's new destination won't require him to don new colors. The former top 100 prospect will trade the green and white of Michigan State for the green and white of a school in his home state. Kaminski will transfer to Ohio University, the Athens Messenger first reported Monday. The 6-foot-8 Medina, Ohio, native has two years of eligibility remaining and is applying for a waiver in hopes that he can play without sitting out next season. The addition of Kaminski is high-risk, high-reward transfer for new Ohio coach Saul Phillips. On one hand, Kaminski is a decorated recruit who shot…
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  • NCAA Grants Autonomy To Power Conferences To Write Own Rules

    Zack Cox
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Seismic changes could be on the horizon for college sports. The NCAA Board of Directors voted Thursday to grant the five power conferences the ability to write many of their own rules separate from those put in place by the NCAA. Under the new system, the so-called “Power Five” (the Big 10, Big 12, ACC, SEC and Pac-12) can vote to deviate from many of the NCAA’s long-standing regulations, including “cost-of attendance” stipends for student-athletes (up to $5,000), guaranteed scholarships, rules regarding player-agent interaction and more. Representatives from…
  • How New N.C.A.A. Rules Will Work (or Not)

    7 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    Questions and answers about the loosened set of rules the N.C.A.A. approved to placate its five biggest conferences. via NYT > College Basketball
  • N.C.A.A. Votes to Give Greater Autonomy to Richest Conferences

    7 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
    The Division I board of directors approved the first step toward an informal aristocracy that will give five powerful conferences the ability to to make their own rules on some athletic issues. via NYT > College Basketball
  • Making the Case: Alabama

    6 Aug 2014 | 11:03 pm
    A brief preview of Alabama’s five years under Anthony Grant: one NCAA tournament appearance flanked by two NIT tournament appearances. The first NIT appearance was when Bama won the SEC West and was considered the first team out of the NCAA tournament (due to their poor non-conference schedule). They returned their top trio from that NIT finalist team and added a top freshman class. They had a chance to make a tourney run, but had to suspend Tony Mitchell- Bama’s best NBA prospect in the past five years- and lost in the first round. The following years, they were never able to…
  • New Rules Would Further Separate College Sports’ Haves From Have-Nots

    6 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    The biggest five conferences, already spending millions on sports, could boost spending even more under new proposed N.C.A.A. rules. via NYT > College Basketball
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  • 3-point shot: Wyoming's Nance recovering

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Andy Katz gives an update on Wyoming's Larry Nance Jr. and the August trips by Memphis and Cincinnati.
  • 3-point shot: Final Four sites

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    In Tuesday's 3-point shot, Andy Katz looks at the potential sites for future Final Fours, First Fours and the issues with the NIT Season-Tipoff.
  • 3-point shot: Final Four sites

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Andy Katz looks at the potential sites for future Final Fours, First Fours and the issues with the NIT Season-Tipoff.
  • Max & Marcellus: [hr4]

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Andy Kamenetzky and Jeff Katz want to make the Oakland Raiders popular again. Steve Nash describes Kobe Bryant in 3 words. Andy and Jeff talk about Ko...
  • Max & Marcellus: [hr3]

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Is Mike Trout as famous as he should be? Andy Kamenetzky and Jeff Katz come up with ideas to help Mike Trout become the superstar he is supposed to be...
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    Cracked Sidewalks

  • Fox Sports Latest of Top 10 Sports Sites to give Value Add Great Coverage (formatting fixed)

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    Fox Sports did a nice piece on Value Add yesterday that has resulted in 1,100 Facebook Shares so far. It was a lot more fun when NBC Sports picked up on it back when Jae Crowder was rising toward the top of the rankings. Still, assuming Cracked Sidewalks and MU Scoop both have about 17.99 million unique visitors a month (just a guess, but I’m sure it must be accurate ;-) ), that would mean over half of the top 10 sports sites have had good coverage of the Value Add system that started here. Here is the rundown of the top 10 sites.(9-10 tied) Cracked Sidewalks and MU Scoop – I believe…
  • 1st Losing Season Since 1999 Possible Under Projection

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Marquette projects to go 15-17 overall, 6-12 in the Big East, and be eliminated in the first round of the CIT (that's the tournament below the NIT, but better than the CBI). This would give MU its first losing season since Mike Deane went 14-15 in 1999 after fMU has six straight 20-win seasons.If that happens, MU fans should remember the losing season before that - when many fans booed a young MU team that went 11-18 in 1991 in another coach's first season (Kevin O'Neill). That team went onto go to the Sweet 16 once the freshman had become seniors.This may come as a shock to many of our fans…
  • Big East Player Projections Updated with Duane Wilson & Other Red Shirts

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:59 pm
    The Value Add Scholarship Table (review or edit google sheet here) continues to be built, with the addition of key Red Shirt freshman like Duane Wilson. I am posting the updated Big East players here, and a second post will give the projected result of every MU game, to follow-up on the discussion from my recent post (see it here, sorry I checked out on business prior to the discussion and did not see the responses until today).A couple of notes on our players in response to questions:1. Some questioned how some of our guys can have 0.00 value, and please note that a 0.00 Value Add means you…
  • Value Add projects MU 93rd; Burton 36% chance at NBA

    17 Aug 2014 | 10:18 pm
    I have put the entire database of Value Add projections into a Google Doc that you can open and even edit by clicking here. The database includes 4250 players listed alphabetically by team and then last name, and you can enter edits for missed players, etc.Focusing purely on the Value Add's in the Big East, the picture would appear pretty bleak. Marquette had the 101st best Value Add in the country last year and 7th best in the conference. The projections give Marquette the 93rd best Value Add this season (ahead of only DePaul) and Creighton) and then 94th next season (ahead of St. John's,…
  • Gtown, Xavier and Seton Hall Freshmen Dominant; Carlino Leads MU Newcomers

    16 Aug 2014 | 1:13 am
    Freshman from Seton Hall, Xavier and Georgetown are among the most valuable in the country - with each class likely to improve their team's scoring margin by 8 points or more per game. Marquette's Sandy Cohen projects as a strong contributor, and if he was combined with Luke Fischer, Duane Wilson and Matt Carlino then MU's "newcomers" would project to be almost as valuable as the big three classes.Even before Todd Mayo left, Value Add projected sophomore Deonte Burton (3.35 projected Value Add) and senior transfer Carlino (3.10) to easily be Marquette's best two players this season.The table…
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    The Seattle Times: Husky Men's Basketball Blog

  • More praise for Washington's 2015 recruiting class

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    The latest evaluation by ranks Washington's 2015 recruiting class fifth in the nation. Evan Daniels at writes: "Lorenzo Romar is off to a quick start with two top 50 recruits and another four-star prospect. (Dejounte Murray), a perimeter player, & (Marquese Chriss), a power forward, are both long versatile athletes. (David Crisp) is a high-level shooter." This latest ranking comes after 24/7 Sports listed Washington's 2015 class seventh. TUESDAY AFTERNOON LINKS: --- Shortly after hiring coach Cuonzo Martin, California administrators agreed to pony up $10 million in…
  • Video: UW players, Chris Paul highlight Seattle Pro-Am Midnight Madness

    24 Aug 2014 | 8:46 pm NBA All-Star point guard Chris Paul was the guest of honor at the Seattle Pro-Am Midnight Madness, but a handful of former Washington stars - and one soon-to-be Husky - provided highlights for the soldout Brougham Pavilion crowd at Seattle Pacific University. The UW players included: Spencer Hawes, Tony Wroten Jr., Will Conroy and Aziz N'Diaye as well Rainier Beach High standout Dejounte Murray, who verbally committed to the Huskies. Murray looked impressive playing alongside the pros even though it was just an exhibition where defense was…
  • San Diego State, Oklahoma highlight Washington's 2014-15 nonconference schedule

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Washington released it's 2014-15 nonconference men's basketball schedule, which includes a home game against San Diego State and a trip to Las Vegas to play Oklahoma. Both two teams advanced to the NCAA tournament last season. Other schedule highlights include a trip to the Wooden Legacy in southern California for three games and a possible title matchup against UTEP or Princeton. The Huskies play their only true road against Seattle University at KeyArena. Washington also makes an appearance in the inaugural Marv Harshman Classic for a game against Pacific also at KeyArena. San Diego State…
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    Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis

  • A final look at who’s coming and going in the Big Ten (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    With the fall semester underway on many Big Ten campuses, it’s time for our final look at who’s coming and going in the Big Ten for the 2014-2015 season. Illinois (20-15, 8th place tie, NIT second round) · Arriving: Aaron Cosby (Seton Hall, eligible this season), Ahmad Starks (Oregon State, eligible this season), LeRon Black (247Composite […] The post A final look at who’s coming and going in the Big Ten appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • Indiana confirms addition of Emmitt Holt (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Emmitt Holt, who committed to Indiana last Wednesday during an official visit, is in Bloomington and enrolled in classes for the fall semester, which began on Monday. Earlier this afternoon, IU media relations confirmed the addition of Holt to the 2014-2015 roster in a press release, which you can read below: Indiana University men’s basketball […] The post Indiana confirms addition of Emmitt Holt appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • The Inside the Hall Mailbag: August 26 (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    The Inside the Hall Mailbag is a collection of questions tweeted to us via Twitter (@insidethehall), submitted on our premium forum and sent to us via our Facebook page. Submit your questions and we’ll answer as many as we can. “WILL” take charge on the premium forum writes: Do you have any info about how Hanner is doing and […] The post The Inside the Hall Mailbag: August 26 appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • Montreal rewind: Max Hoetzel (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    Welcome to “Montreal rewind,” our player-by-player recap from Indiana’s five-game tour of Canada. Today, the series concludes with Max Hoetzel. Previously: Nick Zeisloft, Devin Davis, Troy Williams, Yogi Ferrell, Robert Johnson, Stanford Robinson, James Blackmon Jr., Tim Priller. Max Hoetzel had his first “welcome to college basketball” moment just a few minutes into IU’s first […] The post Montreal rewind: Max Hoetzel appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
  • Report: IU makes final six for 2015 center Nick Marshall (Matt Dollinger, Justin Albers)
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Class of 2015 Lexington (Tenn.) center Nick Marshall, one of Indiana’s top frontcourt targets, trimmed his list to six schools on Sunday and the Hoosiers are still in the running. According to Glenn Elrod of, the 6-foot-10 Marshall is still considering Connecticut, Indiana, Memphis, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Tennessee. Marshall also had offers […] The post Report: IU makes final six for 2015 center Nick Marshall appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
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    NetScouts Basketball

  • NetScouts Basketball Takes 4th USA All-Star Team This Year to China

    Carl Berman
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:53 pm
    A USA Men’s All-Star Basketball team is leaving for China to participate in eight games against the China National team, a Canadian All-Star team and a professional team from Lithuania. The team is the fourth USA All-Star team this year organized and coached by NetScouts Basketball. They will first play in Yining then in Karamay and Dushanzi all in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region located in the upper northwest portion of China. From there the team will travel to the southeast part of China to the cities of Lichuan and Enshi which are in the mountains of Hubei Province. There the team will…
  • ACC Basketball Preview: Duke and North Carolina to Battle it Out

    Carl Berman
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:10 pm
    1. Duke The Blue Devils lose Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood to the NBA, but bring in one of the top recruiting classes in the country. Seven-foot center Jahlil Okafor, widely considered to be the top prospect in the 2014 class, will bring a classic back to the basket mentality inside. Freshman point guard Tyus Jones is a heady floor general who should be ready to contribute and Justise Winslow has the makings for one of the top glue guys in the conference. Junior shooting guard Rasheed Sulaimon will be looked upon to carry the scoring load and stretch a defense from the perimeter. Amile…
  • Nike Global Challenge Final Day Recap

    Carl Berman
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Chicago, IL -  NetScouts Basketball was at the Nike Global Challenge in Chicago last week. We’ll have an issue sent to our subscribers shortly with scouting information on the better players of the event. Here’s a recap of the final day’s action: The third place game featured a very hot China team that came off an easy win over Pan Africa and an upset win over a loaded USA-South Team. China faced the USA-Midwest which featured the best backcourt in the event in Jalen Brunson, Malik Monk and Charles Matthews. This game was very exciting from the start.  Both teams shared…
  • USA Wins U17 World Title With Tough Win Over Australia

    Carl Berman
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United States held off a game Australian squad to earn a 99-92 win in the title game of 2014 FIBA Men’s U17 World Championship. It was the USA’s third straight crown in the tournament. The USA used their frontcourt athleticism to dominate the boards (57-31 advantage) and stymie Australia’s 6’11 Isaac Humphries, one of the stars of the event. Humphries who had a 41-point, 19-rebound effort against Canada was limited to eight points and seven rebounds. He was charged with his third foul midway through the second quarter and sat out…
  • Australia’s Comeback Puts Them in Final of U17 World Championships Against USA

    Carl Berman
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Australia came back from a 22-point deficit to prevail over Spain 80-74 in overtime and will play the USA in tomorrow’s final of the 2014 FIBA U17 Men’s World Championships. Earlier in the day the USA topped Serbia 89-68, pulling away late in the contest. This will be a replay of the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship final in which the USA won easily 95-62. The game tomorrow should be more evenly contested. Australia scored the final eight points of regulation to force the overtime against Spain. 6’3 Tom Wilson (13 points, 11 rebounds)…
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    HoopSkills: Latest News

  • Are You a Ball Handler or a Bouncer?

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    In 1964 legendary John Wooden won his first of many NCAA Championships while coaching at UCLA and a couple of years later published an extremely detailed book called "Practical Modern Basketball" that became an instant coaching classic. What's amazing to me is that even though the game has changed in many ways in the last 50 years (terminology, shot clock, 3 point line, better athletes, etc.) some things are exactly the same! For example, in his chapter on Individual Offense, Coach Wooden states that "Entirely too many players have a tendency to fancy themselves as dribblers when in reality…
  • How Do You Respond to Coaching?

    17 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Believe it or not there once was a time when each team, and its players, had one basketball coach and one coach only. That one coach was responsible for teaching each player how to improve his skills, organizing practice, conditioning the team, deciding which offenses and defenses to use, and managing the entire game (substitutions, timeouts, foul trouble, strategic adjustments, etc.) all by himself. Today's game is absolutely entirely different. Every team has a bench full of coaches and many players have their own shooting coach, strength and conditioning coach, ball handling coach, mental…
  • Good Hands Equals Better Post Play

    6 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Just for a second think about the following scenarios and quickly decide if any of them apply to you. 1) The ball is entered to you in the post but before you can make your move the passer's defender drops down into your lap and rips the ball out of your hands. 2) You go up for a rebound and get both hands on the ball but someone knocks it away right after you grab it. 3) You establish a strong post position, give a great target, and call confidently for the ball but when the pass does come it goes right through your hands. Have any of these situations ever happened to you, a friend, or a…
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    Future150 - Basketball Recruiting News

  • 2014 Future150 Atlanta Camp: Top 20 All-Stars

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    by Eric Hampford The 2014 Future150 Atlanta Camp brought in talent from over 15 states this year, where several prospects shined brightest during the Top 20 All-Star Game. P.J. Horne, 2017 PF, Georgia: The Tift County (GA) 6-foot-5 power forward is blessed with long arms and natural rebounding ability, which makes him a very special prospect on the basketball court. He put up big numbers all weekend and is becoming a more smooth and polished player. Once he starts to hone his perimeter skills, he could become one of the premier prospects in his class. Avi Toomer, 2016 SG,…
  • High Upside Center Nick Marshall to Memphis

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    by Jason Pratt Future150 Camp alumni and the #70 prospect in the class of 2015, center Nick Marshall out of Lexington (TN) gave his commitment to the Memphis Tigers today. He chose the Tigers over scholarship offers from Auburn, Tennessee, UConn, Indiana, Mississippi State and South Carolina. Marshall is 6-foot-11 with a wingspan of 7-foot-4 inches. When we first saw him three years ago, he was a developmental type player who had size and not much else. Fast forward to now and he has a skill set of blocking shots, great rebounding ability and the ability to finish at the rim. Not only is he…
  • Future150 Houston Camp: Top 60 All-Star Standouts

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    by Eric Hampford With the amount of talent we had at the 2014 Future150 Houston Camp this past weekend, we decided to create a Top 60 All-Star Game in order to give more prospects who deserved recognition a chance to stand out. The following are a few prospects who shined brightest in the game. Xavier Ferrell, 2016 PG, Clear Creek (TX): The MVP of the Top 60 All-Star Game was the 6-foot-2 Clear Creek (TX) prospect. A high IQ player who is extremely skilled, he is not only a consistent outside shooter, but a capable slasher as well. Look for him to continue to improve with added strength.
  • 2014 Future150 Houston Camp: Top 40 All-Stars

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    by Eric Hampford The 2014 Future150 Houston Camp Top 40 All-Star game was a back-and-forth tussle between talented prospects from around the region, and several kids made a name for themselves throughout the weekend. Jacoby Ross, 2016 PG, Peabody Magnet (LA): What we really love about Jacoby's game is his ability to create for himself off-the-dribble, especially in the mid-range. He has good open court speed and displays solid court vision as well. As he continues to get stronger, his game should improve by leaps and bounds. Ross Thompson, 2017 SF, Langham Creek (TX): A power…
  • 2014 Future150 Houston Camp: Top 20 All-Stars

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    by Eric Hampford The 2014 Future150 Houston Camp again proved to bring in a supremely talented group of prospects from all over the region, with several future division one prospects in attendace. Here is a look at the kids from our Top 20 All-Star Game. Marquez Letcher-Ellis, 2015 SF, Montverde Academy (FL): The MVP of the camp was the 6-foot-7 wing. The Houston native is headed to Montverde Academy (FL) in a few weeks and has proven himself as a top 100 prospect in the 2015 class. Simply put, he did whatever he wanted this weekend. He is an explosive athlete who has made tremendous…
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  • 7 Steps to a Stress-Busting Attitude for Basketball Players

    24 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Stress is one of the leading contributing root causes of poor health for most Americans. In fact, it is linked to all six of the leading causes of death in the United States including heart disease, cancer, liver diseases, lung diseases and even suicide. While most basketball players are healthy enough to not have to worry about the above listed chronic conditions, stress can still have a significantly negative impact on players who feel overloaded between the demands of school, work, family, romantic relationships and performing well on the court. Even chronically low levels of stress can…
  • Basketball Training And Multivitamins – Take It To The Next Level

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Take Your Basketball Nutrition to the Next Level with the Right Daily Multivitamin Your nutritional game plan is just as important as the development of your skills out on the court. From the types of foods you choose to include in your daily diet, the fluids you decide to hydrate yourself with and the nutritional supplements that you fill in the deficiencies with are all key to maintaining a healthy athletic body and mind to play basketball at your best. With so much information out there about supplements and multi-vitamins it can be difficult to know who to believe or what products are…
  • Overcome Your Fears: Part 4 of The Definitive Guide To Your College Basketball Dream

    17 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Scared of Your Basketball Dream? Don’t be. Great rewards are proceeded by great adversity. In order to chase the dream of playing college basketball hopeful prospects must see beyond the rare full ride (Part 1), crunch numbers in order to package themselves utilizing as many resources as possible (Part 2 Numbers Game), and then work through (Part 3 The Process) the maze that is the recruiting process with a careful diligently planned attack.  Part 4 of this seven part series deals with developing the confidence, perseverance and the commitment to go “all in” to fulfill the dream.
  • Sleep Tips For Better Basketball Training

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
     Does Your Basketball Training Plan Monitor Your Sleep? You know those mornings when you feel like you got out of bed on the wrong side so to speak? This is a result of not getting enough deep sleep during the night to promote full relaxation which typically sets a tired tone for the day. It’s a known fact that sleeping is an essential daily activity needed to maintain excellent health and well-being. If this is the case, then why are so many of us putting getting enough rest every night towards the end of our priority list? It just doesn’t make sense. Did you realize that 40 million…
  • Play With Heart: Leave It All On The Court

    26 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Leaving it All on the Court will Help You Achieve Your Basketball Dreams There’s 5 minutes left in the fourth quarter and you’ve played practically, if not every minute of the game up to this point. You’re exhausted and drained from your efforts, but it’s such a close game that to let up now might mean that your team doesn’t get the win. So, what will you do?  Do you begin to play half speed, slacking on defense and giving up easy points to the other team? Or, do you light a fire within and begin pouring every bit of yourself into the game playing obviously harder and smarter than…
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