Jan 28, 2011 10:36 PM EST
The Raptors lost their 10th consecutive game on Friday, dropping a 116-110 decision in overtime at home to Milwaukee.
Most NBA players were on highly successful high school teams, but DeMar DeRozan is an exception.
“My first two years in high school, [they were] tough,” DeRozan said. ”My first two years, we were horrible.”
Toronto's losing streak is their longest in almost five years.
Jan 27, 2011 3:05 AM EST
Newark Memorial's steak of 101 consecutive wins in Mission Valley Athletic League play came to an end at the hands of Kennedy High (Fremont). The Cougars lost by a final score of 66-59.
D'vaughn Mann had a game high 20 points, while Casey Norris of Newark Memorial also scored 20.
Coached by Craig Ashmore, Newark Memorial has sent several players to Division 1 schools over the past decade, including DeVon Hardin. Hardin was a second round pick out of California for Oklahoma City in the 2009 NBA Draft.
• Click here for a list of D1 players who attended Newark Memorial.
Jan 25, 2011 4:36 PM EST
Central Florida has landed 6-foot-4 guard Shawn Smith, who is expected to be one of the top prospects in the class of 2012.
"The rankings don’t really matter to me," said Smith, who one analyst believes will be in the Top 50 of his class.
Smith said he's more of a shooting guard, but that coach Donnie Jones told him he'd get the opportunity to play both backcourt spots at UCF.
He had offers from Florida, Florida State, West Virginia, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Cincinnati.
"It's about Coach Jones," Smith said of why he chose Central Florida. "He really stood out. Even though their were bigger names, he has a plan."
Smith has been described as a "Program changer."
Jan 25, 2011 4:26 PM EST
Arizona will host Angelo Chol, the 76th ranked player from the 2011 class, this week.
Chol is a 6-foot-8, 205-pound center from Hoover High School in San Diego and is regarded as perhaps the best big man left in his class.
His final list of schools includes: Alabama, Arizona, Kansas, North Carolina, and Washington.
Jan 22, 2011 12:35 PM EST
The Tar Heels have offered a scholarship to Desmond Hubert, a 6-foot-9 forward from New Jersey.
Hubert is being recruited by one other ACC school, Maryland. He has already taken an official visit there and is being recruited by his fellow Garden State native and Terp commit, Sterling Gibbs.
Jan 18, 2011 3:50 PM EST
The Tar Heels are stepping up their efforts to recruit Kaleb Tarczewski.
Tarczewski, a native of New Hampshire, is attending St. Mark's School.
The 7-foot-0, 220-pound center is believed to be one of the nation's top prospects at the position.
Jan 18, 2011 3:47 PM EST
Andre Drummond, believed by many to be the top recruit from the 2012 class, is being targeted by as many as seven teams.
"Louisville, Kentucky, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pitt, North Carolina and Georgetown," St. Thomas More coach Jere Quinn said. "No one else is even talking to him.
"I don't think anybody else is coming in."
The 6-foot-10, 260-pounder is a native of Middletown, Connecticut and says he doesn't have any visits scheduled.
Jan 16, 2011 12:57 PM EST
Phil Greene is on a visit to St. John's and will attend the school's game against Notre Dame.
Greene, a shooting guard, plays at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
Jan 14, 2011 2:14 PM EST
Cameron Ridley has committed to Texas, who beat out North Carolina, Georgetown and Ohio State for the promising prep center.
Ridley is No. 5 player in the ESPN Super 60 Class of 2012. He is currently playing at Bush High School in Fort Bend, Texas.
"Over time, they were showing the most interest in me and that kind of got me," Ridley said of the Longhorns. "When I went on a visit they made me feel like I was a part of their team and made me feel comfortable."
Jan 14, 2011 9:35 AM EST
Jamal Ferguson has verbally committed to play for Marquette.
Ferguson is the 14th ranked shooting guard in the Class of 2012, according to Rivals.com.
"Marquette and Georgetown, those were his two options," said Jermaine Woods, the assistant coach at Norfolk (Va.) Maury High where Ferguson plays.
"He went there on an unofficial. He was surprised that the area was more city-like."
Jan 12, 2011 | Sacramento Bee
Josiah Turner, a 6-foot-3 senior point guard, signed a letter of intent in November to attend Arizona.
Marcus Paige is the fifth player from Iowa that Roy Williams has recruited successfully in his coaching career,
Jan 06, 2011 | Rivals.com
Anthony Fields is a guard out of Detroit.
Kansas, Kentucky and Texas are in the running for DeAndre Daniels.
Jordan Granger is a star forward out of St. Louis.
Ben McLemore recently made visits to Kansas and Missouri.
Mike Tobey is Virginia's first commitment for 2012.
Jordan Tebbutt was the the 2009-10 Class 3A Player of the Year in Oregon.
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