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  1. NBA personnel evaluate top recruits

    Adam Finkelstein

    It's been a busy month for the top high school seniors in America. First, it was the McDonald's All American Game, then the Nike Hoop Summit and finally last week's Jordan Brand Classic. While these all-star-style games are mostly about show an...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  2. Towns will add to UK's deep frontcourt

    Adam Finkelstein

    If you want an indication of how valued big men are in college basketball today, consider this: Eighteen months ago, Columbia was the only Division I school heavily recruiting 6-foot-9 forward Sean Obi. On Monday night, after one season at Rice, O...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  3. Biancardi's breakdown: Position separation

    Paul Biancardi

    The Jordan Brand Classic featured much of the nation's top talent. Obviously, a number of players operate at the same position. That said, each brings a different aspect at the spot. Let's take a look at some of the best and break down how they ar...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  4. Jordan Brand Classic standouts

    Paul Biancardi

    The Jordan Brand Classic was played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday. This game is always filled with future NBA talent and usually has the No. 1 pick in a future NBA draft. Twenty-two of the country's elite players went head...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  5. Roundtable: Jordan Brand Classic

    RecruitingNation staff

    It has been a busy few weeks for the top prospects in the ESPN 100. It began at the beginning of the month when they arrived in Chicago for the McDonald's All American Game. Immediately after that game concluded, some players jumped on a red-eye t...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  6. Jordan Brand Classic matchups to watch

    Reggie Rankin

    The Jordan Brand Classic features the best talent high school basketball has to offer. Here are some of the most intriguing potential matchups in this terrific annual event, which airs Friday night at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Tyus Jones (Duke) vs. Tyle...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  7. Emmanuel Mudiay, Jahlil Okafor impress at Nike Hoop Summit

    Chad Ford

    Chad Ford evaluates players with NBA-level potential at the Nike Hoop Summit. He writes which players impressed those in attendance (Emmanuel Mudiay and Jahlil Okafor) and which didn't (Clint Capela and Trey Lyles).

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2014
  8. #AskCoachB: Upside on Okafor, Towns

    Paul Biancardi

    Want to ask ESPN RecruitingNation national recruiting director Paul Biancardi a question about basketball recruiting? Tweet it to @PaulBiancardi using the hashtag #AskCoachB. @PaulBiancardi @nikehoopsummit who was the best looking prospect in your ...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  9. Five final thoughts on Class of 2014

    Paul Biancardi

    Scouting the country each year I'll not only see players' skills, athletic ability and basketball IQ, but I'll also witness their character along the way. This year's class might not have any NBA superstars at the moment, but it will have difference...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  10. McDonald's All-American superlatives

    Reggie Rankin

    CHICAGO -- Wednesday marked the 37th Annual McDonald's All-American game featuring the top high school boys basketball players in the country. The game took place at the United Center, home of the NBA's Chicago Bulls. Best low-post player: Jahlil...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  11. McDonald's game matchups to watch

    Reggie Rankin

    CHICAGO -- The prestigious McDonald's All American Game annually brings together the best talent in high school basketball, all on one stage. Here are a few game matchups to watch for this year's star-studded event, which can be seen live on ESPN Wed...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  12. #AskCoachB: Big Blue's next big man

    Paul Biancardi

    Want to ask ESPN RecruitingNation national recruiting director Paul Biancardi a question about basketball recruiting? Tweet it to @PaulBiancardi using the hashtag #AskCoachB. @PaulBiancardi #AskcoachB How good is Karl Towns Jr? Thanks Coach! #BBN&m...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  13. #AskCoachB: Projecting Kentucky

    Paul Biancardi

    Want to ask ESPN RecruitingNation national recruiting director Paul Biancardi a question about basketball recruiting? Tweet it to @PaulBiancardi using the hashtag #AskCoachB. @PaulBiancardi what u think about ky next year class and who u got stayin...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  14. Recruiting needs change for these five

    Adam Finkelstein

    The most successful recruiters are the ones with both a philosophy and a strategy. They analyze their rosters, the competition and style of play in order to systematically build the most comprehensive team possible. But as the old saying goes...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  15. Video: Towns Jr. talks McDonald's invite

    ESPN.com staff

    Matt Schick interviews No. 9 overall senior Karl Towns Jr. immediately after the Kentucky commit learned he would participate in the 2014 McDonald's All American Game....

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  16. Best of Hoophall Classics second day

    Adam Finkelstein

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Day two of the Spalding Hoophall Classic continued to showcase top national talent to a packed house of fans, college coaches and national media alike. Here's a look at who stood out on Sunday: Best guard: Jalen Coleman (Indi...

    Blog | January 19, 2014