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Notes From The 2017 Nike Hoop Summit

by Christopher Reina

Apr 8, 2017 3:27 AM

While it was largely the Michael Porter Jr. show this week, Wendell Carter Jr., Mohamed Bamba, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Collin Sexton had notable showings. Read more »

Tags: High School, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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The Dad Mystique Of LaVar Ball

by John Wilmes

Mar 23, 2017 1:55 PM

LaVar is preceding his sons' feats with a reel of hyperbolic myth-making that turns them into more than athletes. Before any of them have taken a shot in the NBA, the Ball family have already become legend. Read more »

Tags: Lonzo Ball, UCLA Bruins, High School, NCAA, NBA

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Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Calipari & The NBA Age Limit

by Jonny Auping

Mar 15, 2017 6:23 PM

There are three parties in this equation: The NCAA (and their coaches), the NBA, and the players. They all have money to make or lose under any system. Read more »

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Upperclassman May Rule 2016 Draft, But Trend Unlikely

by Andrew Perna

Since the NBA instituted the current age limit, experienced college players and high school superstars have been replaced atop the draft with one-and-done supernovas. This year's different with Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn, Denzel Valentine and others. Read more »
Notes From The Jordan Brand Classic

by Andrew Jerell Jones

The usual suspects of Jayson Tatum, De’Aaron Fox and Bam Adebayo shined the most as future NBA lottery picks for 2017 in the same building they will likely be drafted in come 14 months from now. Read more »
Notes From The 2016 Nike Hoop Summit

by Christopher Reina

On Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum, Jonathan Isaac, De'Aaron Fox, Markelle Fultz, DeAndre Ayton, Terrance Ferguson, Wenyen Gabriel and the other notables for the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit. Read more »
Cliff Alexander And NBA Teams Being Saved From Themselves

by Jonathan Tjarks

Guys like Cliff Alexander are why the one-and-done rule exists and they are why the NBA is going to fight to extend it to two seasons during the next CBA. Read more »
Notes From The 2015 Nike Hoop Summit

by Christopher Reina

The depth of future lottery talent in the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit wasn't as strong as past seasons, including last year's edition that comprises a good percentage of the draft crop, but there are three potential franchise-changing talents in Skal Labissiere, Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown. Read more »
Do High School 'Stars' Lead To NBA Success?

by Cameron Schott

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 »
Notes From The 2014 Nike Hoop Summit

by Christopher Reina

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 »
Scouting The McDonald's All-American Game

by Cameron Schott

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 »
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 »