Basketball Wiretap

Ivan Rabb Delays Choosing Between Cal, Arizona

Mar 30, 2015 4:16 PM

Ivan Rabb has reduced his list to two choices in Arizona and California.

Rabb's announcement was expected to come after Bishop O'Dowd played Mater Dei in the Open Division California State Championship, which was played at Haas Pavilion home of Cal.

"I was planning on making it today, but I'm not sure right now," Rabb told reporters. "I don't want to rush into a decision... I just need to talk it over with my family."


Rabb is the No. 7 recruit in the incoming class of 2015.

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Tags: Ivan Rabb, Arizona Wildcats, California Golden Bears, High School, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

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Ben Simmons Wins 2015 Naismith High School Player Of The Year

Mar 13, 2015 11:18 AM

Ben Simmons has won the 2015 Naismith Trophy Boy's High School Player of the Year.

Simmons averaged 28.0 points, 4.0 assists, 11.9 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 1.5 blocks per game.

Simmons has signed to play college basketball at LSU.

Simmons is a native of Australia.

Past winners of the award include Andrew Wiggins, Brandon Jennings, Greg Oden, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Dajuan Wagner and Kobe Bryant.

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Tags: Ben Simmons, LSU Tigers, High School, NCAA

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Ben Simmons, Thon Maker Headline 2015 World Team For Nike Hoop Summit

Mar 11, 2015 1:15 PM

The World Team roster for the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit has been announced.

The game will be played in Portland on April 11.

The roster features guard Jamal Murray (Orangeville Prep/Canada), who returns for his second Nike Hoop Summit appearance, having scored 10 points to go with 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the 2014 game, as well as guards Federico Mussini (Reggio Emilia/Italy), George de Paula (Pinheiros/Brazil) and Stefan Peno (FC Barcelona/Serbia).

The team features forwards Nedim Buza (OKK Spars Sarajevo/Bosnia & Herzegovina), Ben Simmons (Montverde Academy, FL/Australia), Cheick Diallo (Our Savior New American H.S., NY/Mali) and Thon Maker (Orangeville Prep, Ontario/Australia).

The global squad is completed with center Tai Wynyard (Rangitoto College/New Zealand) and forward/centers Skal Labissiere (Reach Your Dream Preparatory Academy, TN/Haiti) and Zhou Qi (Xinjiang Flying Tigers/China).

For a fifth-consecutive year, the World Team will be led by Canada's Roy Rana, with Marin Sedlacek of Serbia serving as the assistant coach for a 15th-straight year.

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Tags: High School, High School Nike Hoop Summit, NCAA

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