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  1. 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
  2. HS players say bring on NBA All-Stars

    Jason Jordan

    Julius Randle is a forceful, 6-foot-9, 235-pound slab of man with shoulders as wide as a small compact and Pogo Stick-like jumping ability that allows him to dominate the opposition in so many different ways it's almost unfair. From a consistent m...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  3. Players adjust to shot clock at Hoophall

    Jason Jordan

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- As dominant and versatile as Grant Jerrett is on the court, the one thing you'd never mistake him for is a 3-point marksman. Yet on Saturday at the Spalding Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass., Jerrett, a senior forward at...

    Blog | January 14, 2012
  4. No. 2 Oak Hill uses blog as motivation

    Jason Jordan

    ESPN Dallas: Oak Hill neutralizes Prestonwood SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) point guard Tyler Lewis doesn't take too kindly to empty promises or trash talk so when he read Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas) forwar...

    Blog | January 14, 2012
  5. City of Palms Classic All-Tournament teams

    Jason Jordan

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- In a tournament like the City of Palms Classic, which is full of stars, here are the players who managed to shine just a little brighter than the rest. First Team Shabazz Muhammad, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), SF, 2012 Muhamm...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  6. Prestonwood routs Grace Prep for COP title

    Jason Jordan

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- In his everyday life, Julius Randle is as carefree and as happy-go-lucky as they come, but in basketball, he's intense, obsessive and never lets anything roll off his back, least of all losses. That's why it makes sense that Ra...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  7. Players dish on skills they'd like from Santa

    Jason Jordan

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Julius Randle can understand why you're mystified. Here he is ranked No. 3 in the ESPNU 60 and the one thing he says he wishes could unwrap for Christmas is a basketball skill? Oh the greed. "Hey I'm not a finished produc...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  8. Players try not to overdo it on TV

    Jason Jordan

    Tony Parker likens it to a temporary madness that erupts suddenly. The faster you contain the mess it inevitably makes, the more success you're likely to have. "It's just something about those TV cameras," said Parker, a senior forward whose No...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  9. Quick Shots: Thanksgiving tourneys wrap

    Jason Jordan

    Upper Room Christian Academy (Raleigh. N.C.) combo guard Rodney Purvis, a senior, and Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas) forward Julius Randle, a junior, had been engaged in some friendly trash talk about their head-to-head matchup this season ever...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  10. Hoopers dish on skills they're most thankful for

    Jason Jordan

    Before diets give way to hefty portions of pumpkin pie, gravy drenched turkey, mouthwatering mac and cheese and succulent candied yams we figured we'd have a handful of elite players reflect on what basketball skill they're most thankful to have in t...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  11. Eliminating emotions after visits is key

    Jason Jordan

    All Julius Randle needed was a cell phone because he was ready to dial. Two years ago when he visited Oklahoma, Randle, a junior forward at Prestonwod Christian (Plano, Texas), had the time of his life. The campus was beautiful; the fans were o...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  12. Kings of the contact period

    Jason Jordan

    Last Wednesday marked the end of the NCAA's contact period, which had been in effect since September 9. That meant hundreds of high school hoopers around the country had to sift through all of their visits from college coaches and decide who made the...

    Blog | October 09, 2011
  13. Offseason Offerings: Julius Randle

    Jason Jordan

    ESPNHS - Texas With the offseason in full effect, ballers around the country have begun what is widely regarded as one of the most grueling grind modes of the year as they prepare for the up-and-coming season. Every week we'll profile one of th...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  14. California Karaoke

    Jason Jordan

    We caught up with a handful of players at the Boost Mobile Elite 24 and had them dish on their favorite California-themed songs. The big winner? The late rapper Tupac Shakur. Believe it or not, pop star Katy Perry even made the cut. Check i...

    Blog | September 02, 2011