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  1. All-American Pilots promise champion effort

    Jason Jordan

    CHICAGO -- Brandon Ashley had to admit that the point was valid, but he wasn't about to agree with it completely. Last year, Quinn Cook, Austin Rivers and Myck Kabongo were all adamant that their hectic schedule during the week of the McDonald's A...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Players elevate play for postseason

    Jason Jordan

    Matt Jones was a bit perplexed. Here he was leading DeSoto (Texas) into what was widely considered a gimmee first-round playoff game against Ellison (Killeen, Texas) on Feb. 21 and the Eagles were getting out of character. DeSoto had made easy ...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  5. 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
  6. Duke, UNC recruits handicap Round 1

    Jason Jordan

    If you're a college hoops fan, you probably have an opinion on who'll take Round 1 in the sport's most storied rivalry. The future of the two programs have their opinions as well. So we caught up with every player from Duke and North Carolina's 20...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  7. Players give midseason grades

    Jason Jordan

    Rodney Purvis has never been one to rest on his laurels so it's no wonder that when asked what midseason grade he'd give himself, Purvis didn't hesitate to start with what he wanted to improve on. "As a player you can't think that you're doing eve...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Sulaimon feeling the Duke hate early

    Jason Jordan

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Rasheed Sulaimon leans back on the padded chair inside the lobby of his swanky hotel on the eve of his High School OT Holiday Invitational debut in Raleigh, N.C. He's stylishly underdressed in a Strake Jesuit College Prep (Houston...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  11. Five to watch at the HS OT Holiday Invitational

    Jason Jordan

    As much as Rasheed Sulaimon loved ripping open gifts and scarfing down hefty portions of Christmas dinner, he knows that taking home the High School OT Holiday Invitational title would trump it all. "I'm all about winning," Sulaimon said. "There's...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  12. Quick Shots: City of Palms Classic

    Jason Jordan

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Prestonwood Christian's (Plano, Texas) 62-42 romping of Grace Prep (Arlington, Texas) Wednesday night at Bishop Verot High School here ended the City of Palms Classic. It gave Texas its first-ever City of Palms title. Here are ...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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