Category Archives: Recruiting
By Chris Ramirez
Boone, NC – Appalachian State says it will not release basketball recruit Devonte’ Graham from his letter of intent because of concerns that other schools contacted him after he signed with the Mountaineers.
By Brian Buckey
The last few months have been quite a whirlwind for Euless, Texas prospect Myles Turner.
The 6-foot-11, 225 pound center entered this summer as a relative unknown on the recruiting scene. But performances like his at the Nike Skills Academy in Union, New Jersey helped vault Turner up the prospect ranks.
By: Reggie D. Richardson
The North Carolina Tar Heels had a bit of a rebuilding season last year, by going 25-11. The Heels still managed to make the NCAA tournament before being knocked out in the second round by the Kansas Jayhawks. North Carolina has had a rich tradition of landing some of the nations top high school players for more than forty years now. The school has several Hall of Fame players to its credit, such as Bob MacAdoo, James Worthy, and Michael Jordan. The team for next season is not hurting for talent either, as they feature the scoring tandem of Michael James MacAdoo, and P.J. Hairston. The two will most likely be pre-season All-ACC candidates, and eventual top 10 draft picks in 2014 NBA draft. The wealth of talent doesn’t just end there for UNC, as on May 22nd Theo Pinson (the number 13 ranked player for the 2014 class) made a verbal commitment to play his college ball in Chapel Hill.
By: Jacob Arredondo
Jabari Parker, the topic of the musings of the basketball world for the past three years, is all locked up. Taking his talents to Tobacco Road, the once widely regarded best player in the Class of 2013 is ready to make the impact we all expect him to. At this point, the question is not if Parker will make an impact. Rather, the basketball aficionados of the world are taking bets over just how big that impact will be.
Growing up in Chicago’s South Side, Parker has long been the crowned jewel of many basketball programs. Initially sought after by every major public and private institution in the Chicago area, Parker decided to take his talents to the Simeon Career Academy, following in the footsteps a plethora basketball talent before him. Within his first year at Simeon, Parker was already doing things that nobody had ever done before on the basketball court by becoming the first freshman in Simeon history to compete on the varsity level. With a multitude of NBA talent having walked through the doors of the academy, the fact that Parker was the first was truly indicative of his potential.
By: Reggie D. Richardson,
NCAA Division 1 College Basketball has been dominated the last two seasons by the state of Kentucky. The 2011-2012 season saw the Kentucky Wildcats win the national title, as they were led by the top two picks in the 2012 NBA draft, Anthony Davis, and Michael Kidd-Gillchrist. This year the cross state rival Louisville Cardinals, with Coach Rick Patino cut the nets down, and over in Lexington the defending champions struggled to find the magic of a year ago. The Wildcats were hindered by a season ending ACL injury to Nerlens Noel, and the rest of the team suffered from a real lack of chemistry. The 2013-2014 season will prove to be more than just a return to “True Blue”.
Head Coach John Calapari has landed what could arguably be his best ever recruiting class, and possibly the best ever for the University. Most teams are fortunate if they land one McDonald’s All-American, but not Coach Cal. He has landed six of the twenty-five, and was one of the four finalists for the overall best recruit in the country Andrew Wiggins.