Jul 30, 2012 10:42 PM EDT
Andrew Wiggins will make a decision sometime soon on whether to jump to the class of 2013.
“He does understand that when he makes the jump into the college world, everything changes. Life changes,” Wiggins’ AAU coach Mike George said. “It’s not just a basketball decision. It’s a life decision. You have to do what makes the most sense for your life.”
Wiggins will consult with his family and coaches over the next few weeks before making a decision.
Amid talk of reclassification, John Calipari traveled to Brampton, Ontario on Saturday to catch the 6-foot-7 small forward at the Caribana Classic Basketball camp.
“It’s who’s recruiting him hardest. That’s what counts. That’s what he wants to see,” George said. “If he’s playing, you better have a coach there front and center. And it better be the head coach. And if it’s not – you have a problem.”
Jul 30, 2012 10:46 AM EDT
Tyler Dorsey plans to transfer to Las Vegas Findley Prep from Ribet Academy in Los Angeles.
"I want to be on that big stage, play that national schedule," Dorsey said. "I'm just ready to play all the top players and teams in the country."
Dorsey, a 6-foot-4 combo guard who is rated as a top-15 prospect in the class of 2015, has scholarship offers from Connecticut, USC, Oregon State and Arizona.
"My strengths are playing overall, being a triple-double guy and (to) do everything on the court," Dorsey said.
Jul 25, 2012 10:59 AM EDT
Cliff Alexander recently received a scholarship offer from Kentucky, adding to his list of Michigan State and Ohio State.
"I talked to (Calipari) the day before the offer and he said he wanted to coach me," Alexander said. "The next day I got a text from Coach Orlando (Antigua) that I have a scholarship offer. It is something I've been waiting for a long time."
The 6-foot-9 Alexander, who is considered a top-10 prospect in the class of 2014, is believed to be favoring Kentucky and Michigan State.
"That is not the case," Alexander said. "I just like the coaching staffs (at Michigan State and Kentucky). That's it."
Jul 24, 2012 12:43 PM EDT
Terry Rozier will attend Hargrave Military Academy for one year.
Rozier was scheduled to begin his freshman season at Louisville, but needed a year of prep school to qualify.
Rozier is one of the top point guards in the country.
Jul 23, 2012 9:56 PM EDT
BeeJay Anya, a 6-foot-8, 275-pound center who is ranked as a top-35 prospect in the class of 2013, will likely take an official visit to Indiana later this summer.
“I’m very interested in them,” Anya said. “I’m not sure, but I think I want to take an official visit there.”
Anya has had several discussions with Hoosiers head coach Tom Crean and assistant coach Kenny Johnson.
“He’s a really good guy,” Anya said of Johnson. “I’ve known him for a little while now. He knows my family very well.
“They just say how I can be special if I was to go there. They say how much better I could get working with their coaches and strength and conditioning people and how much bigger and stronger I could get.”
Jul 23, 2012 11:04 AM EDT
Aaron Gordon returned to action for the first time in two months during last week's Peach Jam.
Gordon said this weekend that Arizona, Washington and Kentucky are his top-three schools.
"I'm definitely going to go up to Kentucky to see what that's about," said Gordon on Sunday.
Gordon is also considering Kansas, Oregon and New Mexico.
Gordon averaged 13.5 points and 9.4 rebounds over eight games in the Peach Jam.
Jul 23, 2012 10:36 AM EDT
Andrew Wiggins is the No. 1 ranked player in the class of 2014.
Wiggins said on Sunday that Kentucky and Florida State have recruited him the hardest so far.
Both of Wiggins' parents were athletes at Florida State.
Jul 23, 2012 10:36 AM EDT
Andrew Wiggins hasn’t given much consideration to reclassifying to the class of 2013.
"I haven't really thought about it," said Wiggins, a 6-foot-8 small forward who is the nation’s No.1 overall junior.
Nerlens Noel recently reclassified to the class of 2012. That accelerated schedule will allow Noel to enter the NBA draft a year earlier than expected.
"I would say that with today's NBA one-and-done rule, it's probably something you're going to see more frequently," said Georgia basketball coach Mark Fox. "You get a chance to get to the NBA a year earlier. … It wouldn't be wise for anyone but the elite of the elite."
Jul 23, 2012 10:35 AM EDT
The CIA Bounce lost to the Oakland Soliders by a final score of 51-50 in the Peach Jam title game on Sunday.
Andrew Wiggins fouled Jabari Bird on a three-point attempt with 1.9 seconds remaining. Bird made two of the three free throws to take the 51-50 lead.
Wiggins averaged 21.9 points and 8.8 rebounds over seven games.
Aaron Gordon of the Soliders had 16 points and 10 rebounds in the title game. Gordon averaged 13.5 points and 9.4 rebounds over eight games.
Jul 22, 2012 9:11 PM EDT
Chris Walker committed to Florida on Sunday.
Walker, a 6-foot-10 power forward, will play with his travel team point guard, Kasey Hill. Both Walker and Hill are ranked among the top 10 players in the 2013 recruiting class.
“I will be teaming up with my teammate off the AAU squad, Kasey Hill,” Walker said. “Together we will be the best duo in college and we will win a national championship. You heard it here first.”
Walker chose the Gators over Louisville and Kansas.
Jul 22, 2012 | MaxPreps.com
National basketball powerhouse St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.) will re-open in the fall as The Patrick School.
Aaron Gordon confirmed this week that Arizona and Washington remain his top two college choices.
Julius Randle doesn't think he should be pigeonholed into either the small forward or power forward position in college.
Jabari Parker is expected to return to the court before his senior season at Chicago Simeon Career Academy.
Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor recently competed as teammates at the Under-17 World Championship in Lithuania.
Jabari Parker is set to undergo an MRI on his right heel this week.
Jabari Parker talked about what he’s looking for in prospective colleges.
Tyus Jones is ranked as the third best recruit in the 2014 class.
Andrew Wiggins believes Canada could compete for a gold medal if the Olympics move to an under-23 format.
James Young and the USA Midwest team defeated Canada by a final score of 100-86 to win the 2012 Nike Global Challenge.
Jabari Parker is rated as the top player in the 2013 recruiting class.
Andrew Wiggins might end up reclassifying to become part of the 2013 class.
Nerlens Noel is projected by many as the No. 1 pick in next year’s draft.
Conner Frankamp scored a game-high 22 points, while Justise Winslow had 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Julius Randle is one of top five prospects in the class of 2013.
The United States defeated Canada by a final score of 113-59 in the quarterfinals of the U17 FIBA World Championships.
Jul 05, 2012 | zagsblog.com
De La Salle (Concord, CA) head coach Frank Allocco is "emerging as the leading candidate" to replace Mike Dunlap at St. John's.
Jul 04, 2012 | MaxPreps.com
The United States beat China 116-47 on Wednesday on the final day of group play at the FIBA U17 World Championship.
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