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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Noel added to Jordan Classic roster

    Jason Jordan

    Initially, Nerlens Noel had one big reservation about his decision to reclassify from 2013 to 2012. "I didn't want to miss the postseason all-star games," said Noel, a center at Tilton (Tilton, N.H.) who officially became a part of the 2012 class ...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  7. Muhammad named Naismith Player of the Year

    Jason Jordan

    Shabazz Muhammad was named Naismith High School Boys' Player of the Year Monday, beating out Grace Prep's (Arlington, Texas) Isaiah Austin, St. Anthony's (Jersey City, N.J.) Kyle Anderson and Tilton's (Tilton, N.H.) Nerlens Noel for the prestigious a...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  8. Players reflect on season regrets

    Jason Jordan

    Call him greedy, unsatisfied or, perhaps, unfulfilled. But even after a season of averaging 31 points per game, dominating countless times on ESPN and capping it all off with a state title, Shabazz Muhammad has a regret or two about the season as a w...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  9. 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
  10. Ballers dish on moves they love the most

    Jason Jordan

    Rodney Purvis didn't hesitate at all when asked what he loved most about Valentine's Day. "It's my birthday," said Purvis, a senior shooting guard at Upper Room Christian Academy. "So those two combined are always fun." It wasn't as easy for Pu...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  11. Naismith boys' hoop finalists announced

    Jason Jordan

    The Atlanta Tipoff Club released the finalists for the Naismith Boys' High School Player of the Year award Monday, and all four seniors made up the top four in the ESPNU 100. Tilton School (Tilton, N.H.) center Nerlens Noel, Bishop Gorman (Las Veg...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  12. Tilton eager to avenge Brewster loss

    Jason Jordan

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Wayne Selden can anticipate that it's coming, and he's prepared to be proactive in order to explain. "You wanna talk about the loss to Brewster Academy?" he asked. "Maaan, that was a crazy game." Selden goes on to list the...

    Blog | January 14, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Nerlens Noel swats his way to dominance

    Jason Jordan

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Nerlens Noel is a nice guy so he's willing to give you the first one. It's only when you've become a repeat offender that he can't help but to feel some kind of way about it. When opposing big men or driving guards have the gal...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  15. 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
  16. Syracuse's situation doesn't impact recruit Noel

    Jason Jordan

    You'd be hard pressed to find a player in any class that impacts the game on both ends of the floor like Tilton's (Tilton, N.H.) Nerlens Noel. From swatting shots to deflections to low post scoring, Noel, a junior center who is ranked No. 2 in th...

    Blog | December 04, 2011