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  1. CP3 Camp: Williams, Selden motivated

    Jason Jordan

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Bryant Crawford immediately identified with what Chris Paul was lecturing about during the CP3 Elite Guard Camp at the Gateway YWCA here this weekend. Crawford too doesn't see the point of shooting a 12 to 15-footer when he'...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  2. Players use rankings as motivation

    Jason Jordan

    Roughly two weeks ago, Troy Williams underwent a mental metamorphosis which caused him to develop a rather sizable chip smack-dab on his shoulder. When ESPN RecruitingNation released its updated hoops class rankings, Williams learned he'd plummete...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  3. DeShawn Freeman fueled by unfortunate situations

    Jason Jordan

    DeShawn Freeman fueld by tragedy

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2012
  4. Montrezl Harrell embraces delayed spotlight

    Jason Jordan

    TARBORO, N.C. -- Montrezl Harrell has truly arrived. He leans back in the tan metal chair inside the vacant lobby at North Edgecombe High School, interlocks his fingers behind his head, crosses his legs and smiles. Perhaps it's fitting that he'...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  5. Reebok Showdown: Coger ready to lead

    Jason Jordan

    WINSTON SALEM, N.C. -- SEBL (N.C.) forward Tyrek Coger knows that for the first time in at least six years he won't be able to look to Rodney Purvis to bail the team out with a much-needed basket. Purvis and Coger have teamed up on Upper Room Chri...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  6. Tyus Jones stays calm amid pressure

    Jason Jordan

    HAMPTON, Va. -- Clearly, Tyus Jones is new to this whole "marked man" thing. It's not that he doesn't agree, it's more that he doesn't want to come across as arrogant. But when pressed, Jones had to be honest when asked if he can tell that players...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  7. AAU notebook: NCAA coaches inspire

    Jason Jordan

    HAMPTON, Va. -- CP3 All Stars (N.C.) swingman Theo Pinson doesn't mind admitting that when he glanced over to the sideline and saw coaches from Duke, North Carolina, Syracuse, North Carolina State and others watching his every move, it gave him extra...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  8. Ballers dish on goals for AAU

    Jason Jordan

    This time last year Rodney Purvis, a senior shooting guard at Upper Room Christian Academy (Raleigh, N.C.), was intent on using the AAU season to improve his all-around game. "I wanted to get better in every aspect of my game," said Purvis, an N.C...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  9. JBC Notebook: Shabazz finishes strong

    Jason Jordan

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It didn't really dawn on Shabazz Muhammad until he walked into Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., to play in the Jordan Brand Classic on Saturday, but when he thought about the fact that this was the last time he'd get the...

    Blog | April 14, 2012
  10. JBC Notebook: UNC recruits ready to go

    Jason Jordan

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- J.P. Tokoto signed with North Carolina for the tradition, Roy Williams and to win a national title, but another big reason Tokoto was excited about being a Tar Heel was to have the chance to learn from swingman Harrison Barnes. ...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  11. JBC stars reveal their No. 2 schools

    Jason Jordan

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Brandon Ashley is finally ready to reveal a few universal secrets about the recruiting process, secrets that are so exclusive he can only tell you at the end of his senior season. "Hey, I mean, this is the last event of the year...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  12. JBC stars dish on their favorite Jordans

    Jason Jordan

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Back in February, when Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.) forward Tony Parker learned that he'd be suiting up for the East in the 2012 Jordan Brand Classic at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte (7 p.m. ET Saturday on ESPN), he was most...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  13. Noel welcomes lofty expectations at UK

    Jason Jordan

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The second Nerlens Noel spun around and showed the letters "UK" meticulously cut into the back of his head live on ESPNU Wednesday night, the lofty expectations were all over cyberspace before he could step out of the studio. No...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  14. Players predict where Muhammad, Noel will go

    Jason Jordan

    Shabazz Muhammad knows that, on the surface, it seems glamorous to have the option of picking between heavyweights like Duke, UCLA, Kentucky, UNLV and Kansas. Still, he's quick to point out the flip side. "The stress," said Muhammad, a senior s...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  15. Findlay steals NHSI title from Montverde

    Jason Jordan

    BETHESDA, Md. -- Anthony Bennett knew it all along. While everyone else had written him and top-seeded Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) off after falling behind by as many as 18 points late in the second half to No. 3 seed Montverde Academy (Montver...

    Blog | March 31, 2012
  16. Star points Artis, Hill clash for NHSI title

    Jason Jordan

    BETHESDA, Md. -- Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) coach Kevin Boyle likes his point guards to have a certain pizzazz. After 23 years at St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.), Boyle became accustomed to guards like Kyrie Irving, Shaheen Holloway and Dex...

    Blog | March 30, 2012