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  1. Buckeyes land versatile weapon

    Dave Telep

    There's no better way to begin a weekend than to win a national recruiting battle. Thad Matta's Ohio State Buckeyes found themselves in position to pop a cork Friday night when ESPN 60 guard D'Angelo Russell (Louisville, Ky./Montverde) popped for Mat...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  2. Final observations from NHSI title game

    Dave Telep

    NORTH BETHESDA, Md. -- The final high school game of the 2013 season wound up being the best game of the year. Jalyn Patterson of Montverde Academy (Fla.) made a 3-pointer with time winding down to deliver the Eagles their first National High School ...

    Blog | April 06, 2013
  3. Takeaways from the NHSI semifinals

    Dave Telep

    NORTH BETHESDA, Md. - It will be No. 2 seed Montverde Academy (Fla.) against No. 4 seed St. Benedict's Prep (N.J.) for the National High School Invitational championship on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN. Close games were once again the order of t...

    Blog | April 06, 2013
  4. Elite 2015 prospect coming to U.S.

    Dave Telep

    Coach Kevin Boyle and Montverde Academy (Fla.) own the national No. 1 ranking in high school basketball. The Eagles, who play on ESPN2 Saturday night, boast the nation's No. 2 point guard in the senior class in Kasey Hill and the No. 1 center in the ...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  5. Johnson flirts with perfection, slices list

    Dave Telep

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Chaminade-esque run of Bishop Verot (Fort Myers, Fla.) at the City of Palms Classic ended on Wednesday courtesy of national No. 1 Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) and a big fella named Dakari Johnson (New York, N.Y./Montver...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  6. Dakari Johnson of Montverde Academy reclassifies as senior

    Dave Telep

    Center Dakari Johnson of Florida's Montverde Academy has reclassified up to the Class of 2013 and will be slotted as the No. 12 overall player in the senior class.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2012
  7. No. 3 junior could reclassify to 2013

    Dave Telep

    There's something cooking with 2014 center Dakari Johnson (New York, N.Y./Montverde Academy), who is ranked No. 3 overall in the ESPN 60. As early as a month ago, college coaches were sniffing around the situation, probing to see if Johnson was serio...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  8. Embiid's game is all grown up

    Dave Telep

    Center Joel Embiid (Cameroon/The Rock) lost the final game of his junior season as his Montverde squad gave up 47 points in the final quarter and overtime in a heartbreaking loss to Findlay Prep at the National High School Invitational. Embiid, just ...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  9. Joel Embiid's recruitment gaining steam

    Dave Telep

    The last time he had a national audience, center Joel Embiid (Cameroon/The Rock) was on the wrong side of a clinic at the hands of Brandon Ashley. Then a junior center for Montverde, Embiid was given the unenviable task of trying to slow down a groov...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  10. What I learned from the NHSI

    Dave Telep

    NORTH BETHESDA, Md. - Two hours after witnessing the most-amazing 18-point comeback I have ever seen where Findlay Prep (Nev.) ripped the NHSI championship away from Montverde Academy (Fla.), I was on a plane set for New Orleans. Flanked by Paul Bian...

    Blog | April 01, 2012
  11. Gators close out 2011 with junior pledge

    Dave Telep

    The final commitment of 2011 calendar year belongs to the Florida Gators. Prize junior recruit Kasey Hill (Eustis, Fla./Montverde Academy), ESPNU's No. 16 overall recruit in the 2013 class and third-rated point guard pledged to Florida on Saturd...

    Blog | December 31, 2011
  12. Cortesia, Shabazz shine at City of Palms

    Dave Telep

    Sometimes you lose track of guys. At the 2010 National Prep Showcase, I graded out Anthony Cortesia (Venezuela/Montverde) as a potential high-major player. "Venezuelan kid has ball skills; moves well, doesn't finish yet, wingspan and jumper will c...

    Blog | December 21, 2011