High School Wiretap

Ron Holland Joins G League Ignite

May 31, 2023 2:45 PM

Ron Holland will play for the G League Ignite next season.

Holland is the No. 2 ranked senior in high school basketball for the graduating class of 2023. Holland had committed to Texas but decommitted in late April.

Holland is the No. 6 prospect in the 2024 NBA draft.

"This process was not easy," Holland told ESPN. "At times it was scary because at times I had no idea where I would be.

"The G League will help me reach my potential as a basketball player and prepare me for the NBA. To have a long career, I need to prepare my body and improve my skills as I continue to try to win games. They have a program to help develop my body and my game. I know I have to work on being a more consistent shooter, along with my footwork and ball handling, so I can score in space on the perimeter against a set defender."

Holland is a 6-foot-8 forward from Duncanville (Texas) High School.

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Bryce James Leaving Sierra Canyon For Campbell Hall

May 18, 2023 4:44 PM

Bryce James will leave Sierra Canyon to attend Campbell Hall next season, a source tells Myron Medcalf of ESPN.

Bryce James is the youngest son of LeBron James and is considered a Division 1 prospect in the incoming college class of 2025.

Campbell Hall (Studio City, California) is about 19 miles from Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, California) and costs about $50,000 per year in tuition. According to the source, the James family has made a donation toward the creation of a new multimillion-dollar athletic facility on campus.

Jrue Holiday and his brothers Aaron and Justin attended Campbell Hall.

Bryce will play for head coach David Grace, who was most recently associate head coach for Vanderbilt (2019-2021) before a stint as a high school coach in Arizona last season.

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NBA, NBPA Agree To Rule Requiring All Players In Draft To Participate In Combine Testing

Apr 18, 2023 1:04 PM

The NBA and NBPA have agreed to major changes to the draft process as part of its new collective bargaining agreement.

Beginning in 2024, all invited players will be required to attend and participate in the NBA draft combine or be ineligible to be drafted until the "first subsequent draft for which the player attends and fully participates."

Participation will include league medical examinations, sharing of medical history and biomechanical and functional movement testing, as well as strength and agility testing, shooting drills, performance testing and anthropometric measurements. 

This represents a significant shift in favor of NBA teams that have long lobbied for this rule change. Agents of elite prospects have regularly strategized to keep medical information away from franchises they have perceived as less appealing.

Players who are physically unable to participate, because of playing with a FIBA club still in-season, family tragedy, the birth of a child, or an injury, as determined by the medical director of the combine, will be required to complete components at a later date. 

The second major change that will be instituted in the new CBA involves doing away with automatic eligibility for high school or collegiate players who sign professional contracts with entities such as G League Ignite, Overtime Elite (OTE) or the Australian NBL.

In the past, players who signed with such entities would be automatically eligible for the subsequent NBA draft, regardless of whether they were interested in doing so or not, provided they were turning 19 in that calendar year.

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Dunc'd On: GSW/SAC; ATL/BOS and BRK/PHI Outlooks. Nike Hoop Summit Prospect Review

Apr 14, 2023 11:12 AM

On paper, Sacramento can’t guard Golden State. So the question is, can they outscore them with their record-setting offense?

The Hawks go 9 deep with quality players, as do the Celtics. That’s rare for a 2-7 matchup, but the key is whether Trae Young can keep up with the Js and their scoring.

Is there more than meets the eye to this weird Brooklyn team that has nobody to guard Joel Embiid going up against the Sixers?

Finally, a look at which high school prospects shined in last week’s Nike Hoop Summit.

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NBA Sought Extra Rookie Scale Year From NBPA In Exchange For Lowering Age Rule

Apr 3, 2023 11:42 AM

The NBA and NBPA discussed the possibility of eliminating one-and-done and lowering the minimum age as part of their new collective bargaining agreement, but neither side felt passionate enough about the issue to push for it. 

In exchange for allowing high school players to enter the NBA directly, the NBA reportedly wanted an extra rookie scale year, which would delay when they can sign an extension or become a restricted free agent. 

"I think the league wanted the rookie scale to go another year so it would be another year before players could get their rookie extension or restricted free agency," said Adrian Wojnarowski. "That was something they obviously didn't get in talks, but I think was tied a little bit to one-and-done."

Under the current system, players can  sign an extension after Year 3 and become a restricted free agent after Year 4. If an extra rookie scale season was given, then they would have to wait until Year 4 to sign an extension and Year 5 to become a restricted free agent.

Part of the reason why there was less urgency from both sides on the issue is because it is no longer a moral one due to the increase in ways non-NBA players are able to earn income whether it is through G League Ignite, Overtime Elite or NIL.

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NBA, NBPA Won't Lower Minimum Age For Draft As Part Of Next CBA

Mar 31, 2023 4:06 PM

The NBA and NBPA have tabled the possibility of lowering the minimum age to enter the draft as part of its next collective bargaining agreement, which will mean the "one-and-done" rule will continue.

The league wanted to eliminate the rule, but the players wanted to ensure veteran players would be taken care of as part of the change.

NBA owners and executives were largely indifferent or fully against returning to high school gymnasiums to evaluate players, and even less enthusiastic about that idea without concessions from the NBPA on providing increased access to pre-draft player medical information and increased participation in several elements of the draft combine.

The rise of financial opportunities for non-NBA players has softened the NBPA's belief there needed to be an aggressive push for lowering the draft limi

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DJ Wagner, Isaiah Collier Named Co-MVPs Of McDonald's All-American Game

Mar 29, 2023 4:18 PM

D.J. Wagner and Isaiah Collier were named co-MVPs of the 2023 McDonald's All-American Game.

Wagner had 19 points including a big dunk in the final minute and two late free throws.

Collier had a game-high 25 points.

Bronny James had 15 points, hitting five of his eight three-point attempts.

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Bronny James Tabbed As Top-10 Pick In ESPN's First 2024 NBA Mock Draft

Feb 22, 2023 8:27 AM

Bronny James is projected as a top-10 selection in ESPN's first mock draft for 2024, which is significantly higher than many have expected based on his recruiting ranking.

James is a 6-foot-4 senior combo guard at Sierra Canyon School in California. He's undecided on his college of choice, as of this moment. With the NBA and NBPA seemingly no closer to eliminating the "one-and-done" rule in collective bargaining, James will likely attend one year of college before becoming draft eligible.

James, who is the eldest son of LeBron James, will become draft eligible for the first time in 2024, should he enter the draft after one year in college. James could also choose to play for the G League Ignite next season and get a jump-start on his professional career that way.

The draft eligibility of the younger James will coincide with the elder James having the ability to become an unrestricted free agent by declining his player option for the 2024-25 season. The elder James has indicated he'd like to play with his son in the NBA before he retires.

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Bronny James Headlines Hoop Summit Rosters

Feb 15, 2023 12:49 AM

Bronny James was named as one of 26 players to represent Team USA at the upcoming Nike Hoop Summit.

James, currently ranked No. 28 in the class of 2023 by ESPN, is the only player on the men's roster to not yet have committed to a college.

The U.S. teams will compete against an international roster on April 8 at the Moda Center in Portland, OR. 

Historical rosters for the Nike Hoop Summit can be found here.


Omaha Biliew, Iowa State

Blake Buchanan, Virginia

Isaiah Collier, USC

Eric Dailey Jr., Oklahoma State

Justin Edwards, Kentucky

Ron Holland, Texas

Bronny James, Undeclared

Jared McCain, Duke

Jackson Shelstad, Oregon

Sean Stewart, Duke

D.J. Wagner, Kentucky

Ja'Kobe Walter, Baylor

Cody Williams, Colorado

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D.J. Wagner, Bronny James, Justin Edwards Headline 2023 McDonald's All Americans

Jan 24, 2023 5:47 PM

Bronny James, D.J. Wagner and Justin Edwards headline the 2023 McDonald's All Americans.


Xavier Booker, 6-10, 210 lbs., C, Michigan State (No. 7)

Aaron Bradshaw, 7-0, 215 lbs., C, Kentucky (No. 4)

Matas Buzelis, 6-9, 195 lbs., SF, G League Ignite (No. 9)

Stephon Castle, 6-6, 190 lbs., PG, UConn (No. 15)

Justin Edwards, 6-7, 190 lbs., SF, Kentucky (No. 1)

Kwame Evans, 6-9, 200 lbs., PF, Oregon (No. 13)

Aden Holloway, 6-1, 165 lbs., PG, Auburn (No. 17)

Elmarko Jackson, 6-3, 185 lbs., SG, Kansas (No. 22)

Mackenzie Mgbako, 6-8, 195 lbs., Duke (No. 8)

Sean Stewart, 6-8, 230 lbs., PF, Duke (No. 16)

D.J. Wagner, 6-2, 175 lbs., PG, Kentucky (No. 2)

Cody Williams, 6-7, 185 lbs., SF, Colorado (No. 6)


Omaha Biliew, 6-9, 210 lbs., PF, Iowa State (No. 10)

Isaiah Collier, 6-4, 205 lbs., PG, USC (No. 3)

Mookie Cook, 6-7, 210 lbs., SF, Oregon (No. 18)

Baye Fall, 6-11, 217 lbs, C, Arkansas (No. 19)

Jeremy Fears, 6-2, 180 lbs., PG, Michigan State (No. 20)

Brandon Garrison, 6-9, 205 lbs., C, Oklahoma State (No. 30)

Ron Holland, 6-8, 200 lbs., PF, Texas (No. 5)

Bronny James, 6-3, 180 lbs., PG, Undecided (No. 28)

Jared McCain, 6-3, 195 lbs., SF, Duke (No. 12)

Reed Sheppard, 6-2, 175 lbs., SG, Kentucky (No. 21)

Andrej Stojakovic, 6-7, 185 lbs., SF, Stanford (No. 23)

Ja'Kobe Walter, 6-5, 185 lbs., SG, Baylor (No. 14)

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Ohio State, Oregon, USC, Michigan Considered Possible Schools For Bronny James

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NBA, NBPA Have Yet To Make Progress On Eliminating Age Limit For Draft

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NBA To Allow Teams To Scout High School Players At Key Events

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A.J. Johnson, Several Former Donda Academy Players Announce Transfer Plans

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Kentucky Commit Rob Dillingham Signs With Overtime Elite

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NBA Age Limit Rule Change Receiving Tepid Support From Key Stakeholders

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NBA Wants Agents To Share Medicals To All 30 Teams As Part Of One-And-Done Return

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NBA, NBPA To Likely Allow High School Players To Enter Draft In New CBA

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