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Do High School 'Stars' Lead To NBA Success?

by Cameron Schott

Apr 21, 2014 2:45 PM

Damian Lillard, Stephen Curry, Paul Millsap, Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Roy Hibbert were given three or fewer stars coming out of high school. Read more »

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Notes From The 2014 Nike Hoop Summit

by Christopher Reina

Apr 12, 2014 9:43 PM

Five bigs with radically divergent styles could conceivably become the top-five picks of the 2015 NBA Draft, though it was a big point guard that had the best individual performance at the Nike Hoop Summit. Read more »

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Scouting The McDonald's All-American Game

by Cameron Schott

Apr 3, 2014 12:50 PM

Emmanuel Mudiay, Stanley Johnson, Jahlil Okafor and Myles Turner were on display in Chicago this weekend in what is shaping up to be an impressive freshman class. Read more »

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The AAU System And How The NBA Could Fix It

by Jonathan Tjarks

Because there is no professional structure to youth basketball in the United States, a poorly organized and often self-defeating culture has developed in its place. If AAU basketball is bad for business, the NBA has the power to fix it and instead look to the models of Europe. Read more »
Notes From 2013 Adidas Nations

by Christopher Reina

Jahlil Okafor, Kevon Looney and Stanley Johnson were the most impressive prospects of adidas Nations, but Theo Pinson, D'Angelo Russell, Myles Turner and Reid Travis were the ones to grind their way to the championship. Read more »
Grassroots Basketball Since 'The Last Shot'

by Jonathan Tjarks

Grassroots basketball has changed dramatically in the 18 years since “The Last Shot”, a book about Stephon Marbury and several of his Lincoln High teammates was published. Summer league teams and All-Star camps, in their infancy in 1994, are now the main avenue for even low and mid-major players to be identified by college coaches. Read more »
Two More All-Prep Teams

by Dan Hanner

Unlike your typical high school varsity team where you have players who aren't completely committed, prep school teams are almost always comprised of prospects training to play at the next level. Read more »
High School Dream Teams

by Dan Hanner

While Team USA is imagining playing the 1992 edition, we put together mythical teams featuring the best players over the past 10 years from specific high schools. Read more »
RealGM Interview: Jabari Parker Of Simeon

by Erildas Budraitis

RealGM recently spoke with Jabari Parker, who shared his thoughts about 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship, international experience and his young career. Read more »
Decade Look Back – Where To Scout Future College Players

by Dan Hanner

While there is no question that the AAU circuit is the place to go to see elite high school talent in action, we were curious to see if there was any similar locus of talent among high school or prep school teams. Read more »
Nike Hoop Summit 2012

by Dan Hanner

This game was boom and bust for the top high school recruits, and a few international players stole the spotlight. Read more »
Reviewing The 2012 McDonald's All-American Game

by Christopher Reina

Shabazz Muhammad deservedly won the MVP award, but Alex Poythress had the most surprisingly outstanding game. How did the other players distinguish themselves? Read more »
Basketball Players In The NFL

by Jonathan Tjarks

On how the growing number of college basketball players playing the tight end has changed the NFL and why it may lead us to never see another Charles Barkley. Read more »
The Bigger Issues Of The Jereme Richmond Story

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jereme Richmond wasn’t the first player, and he won’t be the last, set up for failure by the current system of developing young basketball players in the United State. Read more »
Individual Evaluations Of The 2011 Nike Global Challenge

by Christopher Reina

Estimating conservatively, 20 high school players that will play in the NBA participated in the 2011 Nike Global Challenge. From Aaron Gordon and Andrew Wiggins to Jabari Parker, Nerlens Noel and Julius Randle, how did they fare individually? Read more »
2011 Nike Global Challenge, Day 3

by Christopher Reina

In a highly competitive championship, Archie Goodwin and USA Midwest outlasted Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Team Canada. Read more »
2011 Nike Global Challenge, Day 2

by Christopher Reina

Notes on Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, Aaron Gordon, Sim Bhullar, Nerlens Noel, Brandon Ashley and more from the semifinals. Read more »
2011 Nike Global Challenge, Day 1

by Christopher Reina

Andrew Wiggins stole the show on Day 1 of the Nike Global Challenge as Canada and all three USA teams advanced to the semifinals. Read more »
The Limiting Nature Of How Young Talent Is Developed In The USA

by Jonathan Tjarks

Many blamed the youth development system for Team USA's loss in the Women's World Cup. Those same arguments can be applied to the consequences of American basketball players raised on an AAU-dominated system. Read more »
Welcome To The New RealGM

by Ryan Hoak

RealGM is pleased to be releasing the initial, beta phase, of our new basketball website with dozens of brand new features. Read more »