March 2017 High School Wiretap

Brandon Roy Named Naismith High School Coach Of The Year

Mar 20, 2017 2:49 PM

Brandon Roy has been named the Naismith Trophy High School Coach of the Year.

Roy won the honor in his first season after leading Hale to an undefeated season (29-0) and the state championship after the program won three games last season. Hale is currently ranked No. 1 in the Super 25.

Michael Porter Jr. of Hale was also named Naismith Trophy High School Player Of the Year.

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Nick Richards Headlines 2017 Nike Hoops Summit World Team Roster

Mar 15, 2017 2:06 PM

The World Team has announced their roster for the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit.

The guards include Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (6-foot-5, Hamilton Heights Christian Academy, Tenn./Canada), Lindell Wigginton (6-foot-1, Oak Hill Academy, Va./Canada), Nickeil Alexander-Walker (6-foot-5, Hamilton Heights Christian Academy, Tenn./Canada) and Angus Glover (6-foot-4, Illawara Hawks/Australia).

The World Team also named five forwards to its 2017 roster: Tadas Sedekerskis (6-foot-7, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain/Lithuania), R.J. Barrett (6-foot-6, Montverde Academy, Fla./Canada), Kostja Mushidi (6-foot-5, BC Mega Leks, Serbia/Germany), Borisa Simanic (6-foot-11, Crvena Zvezda/Serbia) and Isaiah Hartenstein (6-foot-11, Zalgiris Kaunas, Lithuania/Germany).

The global squad is completed by centers Felipe Dos Anjos (7-foot-2, Oviedo, Spain/Brazil), Nick Richards (6-foot-11, The Patrick School, N.J./Jamaica) and Ikechukwu Obiagu (7-foot, Greenforest Christian Academy, Ga./Nigeria).

DeAndre Ayton, who is the second ranked player in the 2017 incoming freshman class, is not on the team despite playing last year.

Richards is the highest ranked player on the roster at No. 11 and will attend Kentucky. Gilgeous-Alexander will also attend Kentucky and is ranked 32nd overall. Alexander-Walker is ranked 25th overall and will attend Virginia Tech.

RealGM Staff Report

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LeBron: LeBron James Jr. Has Better Handle, Shot Than I Did At 12

Mar 7, 2017 3:14 PM

LeBron James Jr., at just 12 years old, is drawing praise for his passing and dribbling abilities. James has standing scholarship offers from Duke and Kentucky. 

"It's probably the best part of his game and I grew up playing basketball, playing AAU ball and watched a lot of kids kind of hog the ball," James said when asked about his son's latest highlight video. "Not pass the ball and things of that nature and I was never one of those kids. I always liked seeing my teammates excited about getting the ball and making a shot so to see him doing the same thing, it's a pretty unique trait for a kid his age."

LeBron James Jr. played in the John Lucas All-Star Weekend, a two-day tournament in Texas.

"I didn't handle the ball as well as he does," James said about his son. "He handles the ball exceptionally and he shoots it a lot better than I did at that age, but I've always had the ability to pass the ball. It's good to see him doing it as well." 

Chris Fedor/Cleveland Plain Dealer

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