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  1. Michael Gilchrist earns McDonald's MVP

    Adam Finkelstein, ESPN Recruiting

    It's been an incredibly busy week as the close of the college basketball season has brought some culminating events for the high school season. Most notably the McDonald's All-American Game and the ESPN RISE National High School Invitational. Here ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2011
  2. ND getting it done without star recruits

    Adam Finkelstein, ESPN Recruiting

    While there can be no denying recruiting is the bloodline of any successful college basketball program, a team's success doesn't always lie in perfect correlation to the ranking of past recruiting classes. Mike Brey and the Fighting Irish are a perfe...

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2011
  3. Michael Glover's unconventional path

    Adam Finkelstein, ESPN Recruiting

    Recruiting is the life blood of any college basketball program, pure and simple. But what is not so pure and simple are the avenues by which programs go about landing their talent. While we tend to focus almost entirely on the high school ranks, coll...

    Blog | Conversation | December 22, 2010
  4. Naadir Tharpe master at using ball screen

    Adam Finkelstein, ESPN Recruiting

    The NBA game has long been known as a pick-and-roll game as ball-screen offense has dominated the playbooks of most of teams. More and more in recent years, college basketball has started to follow suit and for anyone, like myself, who enjoys watc...

    Blog | Conversation | December 03, 2010
  5. Villanova makes big impression on recruits

    Adam Finkelstein, ESPN Recruiting

    Two weekends ago was the beginning of the college basketball practice season, meaning Midnight Madness took place on a variety of campuses all across the country. While programs battled for Midnight Madness supremacy, with media coverage and recruit...

    Blog | Conversation | October 25, 2010
  6. Hoop Heaven getting it done with teamwork

    Adam Finkelstein, ESPN Recruiting

    After six long but highly successful years together, the run of the Hoop Heaven Heat Elite team has now come to an end. Started by ESPNU 60 PG Jaren Sina's (Lake Hopatcong, N.J./Gill St. Bernard's) father, Mergin Sina, when his son was just in the s...

    Blog | Conversation | August 05, 2011
  7. Katin Reinhardt impressive in Las Vegas

    Adam Finkelstein, ESPN Recruiting

    My trip to Las Vegas was my first chance to see ESPNU 100 SG Katin Reinhardt (San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Mater Dei) in person and I was immediately impressed. I was told going in that Reinhardt had all the tools, but a tendency to try and do too mu...

    Blog | Conversation | August 04, 2011
  8. Christopher Obekpa emerges as high-major big

    Adam Finkelstein, ESPN Recruiting

    One of the more pleasant surprises of the second half of the live period was PF Christopher Obekpa (Nigeria/Our Savior New American) who has emerged as another high-major big man in the 2012 class. The 6-foot-9, 200-pounder, who only arrived from Ni...

    Blog | Conversation | August 03, 2011
  9. Jared Terrell is one to watch

    Adam Finkelstein, ESPN Recruiting

    Jared Terrell (Weymouth, Mass./New Hampton) arrived in Orlando determined to make an impression. Terrell, who will transfer to the New Hampton School and reclassify to the Class of 2015 this fall, had a big season on the local New England grassroots...

    Blog | Conversation | August 02, 2011
  10. Team Philly duo make most of July

    Adam Finkelstein, ESPN Recruiting

    Reputations are won and lost in the month of July and two guys from Team Philly are walking away as big winners. Team Philly began the month without a sure thing high-major prospect on their roster, but leave the month two players now holding hi...

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2011
  11. Andre Drummond's unique recruitment

    Adam Finkelstein, ESPN Recruiting

    Andre Drummond (Middletown, Conn./St. Thomas More) is the current No. 1 player in the Class of 2012, however, you could count the number of head coaches following him this week in Las Vegas on one hand ... and still have a couple of fingers left over...

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2011
  12. Kentucky in on Kaleb Tarczewski

    Adam Finkelstein, ESPN Recruiting

    It was supposed to be a three-horse race for Kaleb Tarczewski (Claremont, N.H./St. Mark's). The 7-footer took unofficial visits to Kansas, Arizona and North Carolina in June and was widely expected to make his final decision sometime in August. But ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2011
  13. Some updated offer lists

    Adam Finkelstein, ESPN Recruiting

    While the basketballs have temporarily stopped bouncing this week, the six-day hiatus between live periods is anything other than a break. Instead, it's a chance for college coaches to hit the phones and thus provides an opportunity for them, and pr...

    Blog | Conversation | July 20, 2011
  14. Myles Davis commits to Xavier

    Adam Finkelstein, ESPN Recruiting

    Myles Davis (Plainfield, N.J./Notre Dame Prep) put an end to his recruitment late Monday night when he announced his commitment to Xavier. Davis had previously named a top three of Xavier, Pittsburgh and Georgetown going into the live period but Mus...

    Blog | Conversation | July 19, 2011
  15. Joe Brown Memorial Tournament recap

    Adam Finkelstein, ESPN Recruiting

    I headed to Wayne, N.J., on Friday for the Joe Brown Memorial Tournament, hosted by Playaz Basketball Club director Jimmy Salmon. The one-day event featured a small, but competitive field comprised of top programs from New York and New Jersey. Eight ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 18, 2011
  16. News and notes from Northeast recruiting run

    Adam Finkelstein, ESPN Recruiting

    I've been patrolling the Northeast this week, starting in Boston before heading to Springfield, Mass., Philadelphia, back to Hartford, Conn., and finishing up today in New Jersey. Here are some news, notes, and recruiting lists I've picked up along ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 15, 2011