Mar 30, 2012 10:11 AM EDT
BeeJay Anya is considering 16 schools, including Final Four members Ohio State, Kansas, Louisville.
“I’m just trying to take it one step at a time right now,” Anya said.
The 6-foot-9, 270-pound Anya is also looking at Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Rutgers, Memphis, UCLA, Arizona, Indiana, Notre Dame, Seton Hall and DePaul.
He is considered a top-20 prospect in the class of 2013.
Mar 29, 2012 10:38 AM EDT
Arizona and UNLV are out of the race to sign basketball star Shabazz Muhammad
"It's at three right now, yeah," Muhammad said. "UCLA, Kentucky and Duke. Right now, those are probably the last three before I make my decision."
Muhammad, Naismith National Player of the Year, said he liked UNLV and Kansas, but wanted to be honest with coaches who kept ringing his phone.
"I just think it was the calls," Muhammad said. "The schools that I took out, I liked them, but I wasn't really interested in going. I didn't want to lead them on. I want them to do the best they can to recruit other players and not recruit me anymore. I just thought that was the mature thing to do."
Muhammad was awarded MVP honors Wednesday in the McDonald's All-American Game, scoring 21 points to lead the West to a 106-102 victory.
"When you come to every event, you want to be known as the best player at the event," he said. "Knowing everybody's talented, this is the elite 24, top 24 guys in the country, and just coming in knowing everybody's competing, competing is a beautiful thing."
Mar 29, 2012 1:27 AM EDT
Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points to lead the West to a 106-102 win in the 2012 McDonald's All-American game. Muhammad was named MVP.
Rasheed Sulaimon, who will attend Duke in the fall, scored 18 points for the West in a supporting effort.
Future Kentucky forward Alex Poythress led the East with 19 points.
Mar 28, 2012 10:00 PM EDT
Isaiah Cousins, a 6-foot-4 combo guard from Mount Vernon, NY, has committed to Oklahoma.
Cousins chose the Sooners over Rhode Island, Dayton, Xavier and Virginia Tech.
He averaged 16 points as Mount Vernon's point guard as a senior last season.
Mar 28, 2012 12:34 AM EDT
Patson Siame has committed to Loyola Marymount.
Siame, a 6-foot-11 center out of Zambia, first came to the attention of scouts with his performance at the 2011 Basketball Without Borders showcase in South Africa.
"Although he still has work to do, Patson is more advanced offensively and has a better feel for the game than the usual young African big men that come to play in the States," said ESPN.com's Mike LaPlante. "He has he potential to be the biggest impact for the school's basketball program since Hank Gathers and Bo Kimble arrived on campus."
Mar 27, 2012 7:48 PM EDT
Shabazz Muhammad seems to have narrowed his college choices.
“I’m considering five but there are three that [stand out],” Muhammad announced.
UCLA, Duke, and Kentucky (in no order) have put themselves in the forefront, with Kansas and UNLV rounding out the top five.
Muhammad is expected to announce his decision on April 11 — the first day of the spring signing period which runs through May 16.
Mar 27, 2012 10:16 AM EDT
Mike Krzyzewski spent part of last week visiting 2012 prospects Tony Parker and Amile Jefferson.
Parker, a 6-foot-8, 270 pound power forward, is considering UCLA, Kansas, Duke, Ohio State, Memphis and Georgia.
Jefferson, one of the top unsigned seniors, is reportedly considering Kentucky, N.C. State, Ohio State and Villanova.
The Blue Devils have only one committed prospect thus far, but Rasheed Sulaimon, a long-range shooter out of Houston, is a nice fit for their offensive system.
Mar 27, 2012 10:13 AM EDT
Shabazz Muhammad won the 2012 McDonald’s All-American slam-dunk contest with four perfect dunks over two rounds of competition.
Muhammad edged out Kentucky commit Archie Goodwin by two points to claim the title. Anthony Bennett finished third.
“Just to be mentioned with names like (2003 winner) LeBron James and guys like that is an honor,” Muhammad said. “I was going to do the behind-the-back dunk, but Archie (Goodwin) did a really good job with that. I’m glad that I was able to come away with the win.”
Mar 26, 2012 1:45 PM EDT
Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins of Canada headline the World Select Team roster for the 2012 Nike Hoop Summit.
Dario Saric and Evan Fournier return to the team, as they were on the roster in 2011.
Rounding out the team are Aleksandar Cvetkovic, Leo Westermann, Dmitry Kulagin, Michael Michalak, Marcos Delia, Wang Zhelin and Patson Siame.
Mar 26, 2012 10:18 AM EDT
Maryland signed Sam Casell Jr. to a full athletic scholarship.
Cassell, the son of former NBA point guard Sam Cassell, chose the Terps over South Florida, Connecticut and Central Florida, among others.
"The hometown school definitely won out," his AAU coach Carlton Carrington told the Baltimore Sun. "I know Sam has had an affection for the University of Maryland. He has a good relationship with Coach Bino (Ranson). I know that they had identified him in the summer time. And they have been very, very persistent. Coach (Mark) Turgeon identified him along with Bino. Once the head coach gets involved, it's hard to get away."
Chris Walker is ranked as one of the top 10 prospects in the class of 2013.
Mar 25, 2012 | ZagsBlog.com
Tony Parker is one of the top rated power forwards in the class of 2012.
Omar Calhoun averaged 25.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.2 steals per game for Chris the King.
Cameron Biedscheid averaged 31.7 points, 9.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.2 steals per game this past season.
Alex Poythress averaged 28.2 points, 11.1 rebounds, 4.3 blocks, 1.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game this past season.
Marcus Smart averaged 15.1 points, 9.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.3 blocks per game, and he took 43 charges.
Perry Ellis has maintained a 4.00 GPA in the classroom and ranks No. 1 in his graduating class.
Gary Harris averaged 25.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.2 steals and 3.7 assists per game this past season.
Jabari Parker has maintained a 3.63 weighted GPA in the classroom and serves as President of Student Representatives with the Local School Council.
Marcus Paige has maintained a 4.07 GPA in the classroom.
Tony Parker averaged 16.2 points, 10.9 rebounds and three blocks per game.
Archie Goodwin averaged 25.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 2.2 assists per game.
Grant Jerrett averaged 22.3 points, 10 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game this past season.
Rodney Purvis averaged 26.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.
Shabazz Muhammad averaged 30.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game while shooting at 63.1 percent from the floor.
Andrew Wiggins averaged 24.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.7 blocks per game while maintaining a B average in the classroom.
Salesian (Richmond, CA) beat Price 70-56 to win the California Division IV state title on Friday.
The Archbishop Mitty (San Jose) Boys and Girls basketball teams won the California Division II state titles on Friday in Sacramento, CA
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Anthony Bennett is expected to make his decision in mid-April after he plays in the Jordan Brand Classic.
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