January 2011 High School Wiretap

DeRozan's Teams In High School Also Struggled

Jan 28, 2011 10:36 PM

The Raptors lost their 10th consecutive game on Friday, dropping a 116-110 decision in overtime at home to Milwaukee.

Most NBA players were on highly successful high school teams, but DeMar DeRozan is an exception.

“My first two years in high school, [they were] tough,” DeRozan said. ”My first two years, we were horrible.”

Toronto's losing streak is their longest in almost five years.

National Post

Tags: DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors, High School, NBA

Newark Memorial's 101-Game MVAL Winning Streak Ends

Jan 27, 2011 3:05 AM

Newark Memorial's steak of 101 consecutive wins in Mission Valley Athletic League play came to an end at the hands of Kennedy High (Fremont). The Cougars lost by a final score of 66-59.

D'vaughn Mann had a game high 20 points, while Casey Norris of Newark Memorial also scored 20.

Coached by Craig Ashmore, Newark Memorial has sent several players to Division 1 schools over the past decade, including DeVon Hardin. Hardin was a second round pick out of California for Oklahoma City in the 2009 NBA Draft.

Click here for a list of D1 players who attended Newark Memorial.

RealGM Staff Report

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UCF Lands 'Program-Changer' In Shawn Smith

Jan 25, 2011 4:36 PM

Central Florida has landed 6-foot-4 guard Shawn Smith, who is expected to be one of the top prospects in the class of 2012.

"The rankings don’t really matter to me," said Smith, who one analyst believes will be in the Top 50 of his class.

Smith said he's more of a shooting guard, but that coach Donnie Jones told him he'd get the opportunity to play both backcourt spots at UCF.

He had offers from Florida, Florida State, West Virginia, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Cincinnati.

"It's about Coach Jones," Smith said of why he chose Central Florida. "He really stood out. Even though their were bigger names, he has a plan."

Smith has been described as a "Program changer."

Jeff Goodman/FOX Sports

Tags: UCF Knights, Conference USA, High School, High School Recruiting, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

Chol Set To Visit Arizona

Jan 25, 2011 4:26 PM

Arizona will host Angelo Chol, the 76th ranked player from the 2011 class, this week.

Chol is a 6-foot-8, 205-pound center from Hoover High School in San Diego and is regarded as perhaps the best big man left in his class.

His final list of schools includes: Alabama, Arizona, Kansas, North Carolina, and Washington.


Tags: Arizona Wildcats, Pacific-12 Conference, High School, High School Recruiting, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

UNC Makes Offer To Desmond Hubert

Jan 22, 2011 12:35 PM

The Tar Heels have offered a scholarship to Desmond Hubert, a 6-foot-9 forward from New Jersey.

Hubert is being recruited by one other ACC school, Maryland. He has already taken an official visit there and is being recruited by his fellow Garden State native and Terp commit, Sterling Gibbs.

The Recruit Scoop

Tags: North Carolina Tar Heels, Maryland Terrapins, Atlantic Coast Conference, High School, High School Recruiting, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

Tar Heels Contact Kaleb Tarczewski

Jan 18, 2011 3:50 PM

The Tar Heels are stepping up their efforts to recruit Kaleb Tarczewski.

Tarczewski, a native of New Hampshire, is attending St. Mark's School.

The 7-foot-0, 220-pound center is believed to be one of the nation's top prospects at the position.


Tags: North Carolina Tar Heels, High School, High School Recruiting, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

Andre Drummond Targeted By Seven Schools

Jan 18, 2011 3:47 PM

Andre Drummond, believed by many to be the top recruit from the 2012 class, is being targeted by as many as seven teams.

"Louisville, Kentucky, West Virginia, Connecticut, Pitt, North Carolina and Georgetown," St. Thomas More coach Jere Quinn said. "No one else is even talking to him.

"I don't think anybody else is coming in."

The 6-foot-10, 260-pounder is a native of Middletown, Connecticut and says he doesn't have any visits scheduled.


Tags: North Carolina Tar Heels, Connecticut Huskies, Georgetown Hoyas, Louisville Cardinals, Pittsburgh Panthers, West Virginia Mountaineers, Kentucky Wildcats, High School, High School Recruiting, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

Phil Greene On Visit To St. John's

Jan 16, 2011 12:57 PM

Phil Greene is on a visit to St. John's and will attend the school's game against Notre Dame.

Greene, a shooting guard, plays at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Adam Zagoria (via Twitter)

Tags: St. John's Red Storm, High School, High School Recruiting, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

Cameron Ridley Picks Texas

Jan 14, 2011 2:14 PM

Cameron Ridley has committed to Texas, who beat out North Carolina, Georgetown and Ohio State for the promising prep center.

Ridley is No. 5 player in the ESPN Super 60 Class of 2012. He is currently playing at Bush High School in Fort Bend, Texas.

"Over time, they were showing the most interest in me and that kind of got me," Ridley said of the Longhorns. "When I went on a visit they made me feel like I was a part of their team and made me feel comfortable."


Tags: Texas Longhorns, High School, High School Recruiting, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

Jamal Ferguson Commits To Marquette

Jan 14, 2011 9:35 AM

Jamal Ferguson has verbally committed to play for Marquette.

Ferguson is the 14th ranked shooting guard in the Class of 2012, according to Rivals.com.

"Marquette and Georgetown, those were his two options," said Jermaine Woods, the assistant coach at Norfolk (Va.) Maury High where Ferguson plays.

"He went there on an unofficial. He was surprised that the area was more city-like."


Tags: Marquette Golden Eagles, High School, High School Recruiting, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

Arizona Recruit Turner To Leave High School

Josiah Turner, a 6-foot-3 senior point guard, signed a letter of intent in November to attend Arizona.

Sacramento Bee

Marcus Paige Picks UNC

Marcus Paige is the fifth player from Iowa that Roy Williams has recruited successfully in his coaching career,

Dave Telep/ESPN.com

Anthony Fields Commits To Wake Forest

Anthony Fields is a guard out of Detroit.


DeAndre Daniels To Announce Decision On Thursday

Kansas, Kentucky and Texas are in the running for DeAndre Daniels.

Dave Telep/ESPN Insider

Illinois Showing Interest In Jordan Granger

Jordan Granger is a star forward out of St. Louis.


McLemore Hopes To Decide By Jan. 9

Ben McLemore recently made visits to Kansas and Missouri.


Mike Tobey Commits To Virginia

Mike Tobey is Virginia's first commitment for 2012.


Horizon Christian's Tebbutt Considering Move To Oak Hill

Jordan Tebbutt was the the 2009-10 Class 3A Player of the Year in Oregon.