Basketball Wiretap

LeBron James Jr. Already Has Received College Offers

Feb 25, 2015 11:23 AM

LeBron James Jr., son of LeBron James, has already received interest from colleges despite being just 10 years old.

“Yeah, he’s already got some offers from colleges, it’s pretty crazy," said James. "It should be a violation, you shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year-old kids.”

James continued to talk about his son’s game.

“It’s crazy, he plays just like I did. He has great awareness and he’d rather pass first and set guys up. Most kids nowadays just want to score.”

Mike Sullivan/CBS Detroit

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Ben Simmons Headlines Naismith High School POY Finalists

Feb 24, 2015 1:18 PM

The finalists for the Naismith Trophy Boy's High School Player of the Year have been announced.

Ben Simmons, Jaylen Brown, Dwayne Bacon, Malik Newman and Allonzo Trier are the five finalists.

Simmons and Brown are currently ranked first and second on ESPN's Top 100 list, while Newman is fourth. Trier ranks 15th and Bacon is 20th.

Simmons, an Australian native, will attend LSU next season.

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Tags: Ben Simmons, Dwayne Bacon, Jaylen Brown, Malik Newman, Allonzo Trier, LSU Tigers, High School, NCAA

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Thon Maker Reclassifies For 2015

Feb 18, 2015 1:20 PM

Thon Maker plans to reclassify from the class of 2016 to 2015.

Maker's decision is not surprising; the idea had been discussed within basketball circles since last summer.

"That's what we're trying to do," Maker's guardian, Ed Smith, told last month regarding the reclassification. "We've been pretty forward with that."

Maker grew up in Australia after being born in South Sudan. Maker play high school basketball at Orangeville Prep in Ontario, Canada.

Kansas and Kentucky are the schools most mentioned, although Missouri, Duke, Louisville and Maryland have all received visits. Indiana, Wake Forest and UCLA are also recruiting him.

"I've been watching college ball for a while," Maker told recently. "And it just causes me to think about that, reclassifying. So I can get ready for college ball.

"The college decision, I can't wait for that. That's what I'm really focused on."

Maker could also play overseas before entering the NBA Draft or even remain at Orangeville as a postgraduate student and then go straight to the NBA in 2016.

Jeff Borzello/ESPN

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

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LeBron To Watch McDonald's All-Americans Simmons, Briscoe, Diallo

Feb 13, 2015 10:51 AM

LeBron James is expected to watch Ben Simmons, Isaiah Briscoe and Cheick Diallo on Friday night in the Metro Classic at Kean University.

All three high school seniors will play in the McDonald's All-American Game on April 1.

DraftExpress projects all three players as top-10 picks in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Adam Zagoria/ZagsBlog

Tags: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, High School, NCAA, NBA

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Jaylen Brown, Newman, Rabb Headline USA's Nike Hoop Summit Roster

Feb 2, 2015 5:20 PM

The United States roster for the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit has been announced.

Isaiah Briscoe (Roselle Catholic/Union, N.J.)
Jaylen Brown (Wheeler H.S./Alpharetta, Ga.)
Jalen Brunson (Adlai E. Stevenson H.S./Lincolnshire, Ill.)
Henry Ellenson (Rice Lake H.S./Rice Lake, Wis.)
Chase Jeter (Bishop Gorman H.S./Las Vegas, Nev.)
Luke Kennard (Franklin H.S./Franklin, Ohio)
Malik Newman (Callaway H.S./Jackson, Miss.)
Ivan Rabb (Bishop O'Dowd H.S./Oakland, Calif.)
Caleb Swanigan (Homestead H.S./Fort Wayne, Ind.)
Allonzo Trier (Findlay Prep/Seattle, Wash.)
Stephen Zimmerman (Bishop Gorman H.S./Las Vegas, Nev.).

The team will be led by Eric Flannery (St. Edward H.S., Ohio) with assistant coach L.J. Goolsby (K.C. Run GMC, Kansas).

The game will be played on April 11.


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Tyler Dorsey Commits To Oregon

Feb 2, 2015 4:29 PM

Tyler Dorsey, a former Arizona commit, pledged to Oregon on Monday as a part of the 2015 recruiting class.

The 6-foot-4 combo guard is one of the top scorers in the country. Dorsey is averaging 34.0 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game as a senior at Maranatha High School (CA) and has scored 40 points in eight games this season. He's rated as a four-star prospect and the 38th in the country by ESPN.

Dorsey chose the Ducks over suitors such as Cal, Colorado, Connecticut, and Kansas. He joins point guard Kendall Small and center Trevor Manuel as members of the 2015 recruiting class.

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Tags: Tyler Dorsey, Oregon Ducks, High School, High School Recruiting, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting, NCAA Commitment

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Simmons, Rabb Headline McDonald's All-America Teams

Jan 28, 2015 7:41 PM

The 2015 McDonald's All-Americans have been announced.

East Team
Dwayne Bacon, Florida State
Antonio Blakeney, LSU
Isaiah Briscoe, Kentucky
Jaylen Brown, Undecided
Thomas Bryant, Undecided
Cheick Diallo, Undecided
Henry Ellenson, Marquette
Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State
Luke Kennard, Duke
Dedric Lawson, Memphis
Ben Simmons, LSU
Diamond Stone, Undecided

West Team
Carlton Bragg, Kansas
Jalen Brunson, Villanova
Deyonta Davis, Michigan State
P.J. Dozier, Jr., South Carolina
Brandon Ingram, Undecided
Chase Jeter, Duke
Malik Newman, Undecided
Ivan Rabb, Undecided
Malachi Richardson, Syracuse
Caleb Swanigan, Undecided
Allonzo Trier, Arizona
Stephen Zimmerman, Undecided

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