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Canada Basketball Sets Its Sights On Rio

TORONTO– Think of this. Canada is producing more than its share of NBA first round picks these days as well as others who dot the league’s rosters. If the country was to field its best team in international competition, the roster might like something like this: center Kelly Olynyk, Robert Sacre, forwards Tristan Thompson, Trey […]

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2015 FIBA U19 World Championships Top Prospects

HERAKLION, Crete. — Maybe we were spoiled in Prague. The 2013 U19 World Championships there were filled with pro prospects and NBA scouts. Guard Aaron Gordon from the United States, Dante Exum of Australia and forward Dario Saric of Croatia were all 2014 NBA lottery picks while center Jahlil Okafor and forward Justice Winslow from […]

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Rules of Thumb for July

The July recruiting period is right around the corner, so I wanted to share some practical advice to help prospects, parents, and grassroots coaches. Huge thanks to Coach Raveling for providing this forum to share ideas, and I hope people find some of these thoughts to be helpful. Prospects NOTE: none of these recommendations require […]

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2015 Nike Basketball Academy Recap

SANTA MONICA, Ca. – Day II of the first-ever Nike Basketball Academy is a wrap after Saturday night’s action. Camp staffers, current and former NBA players, NBA scouts (including some general managers and scouting directors) and an assortment of Internet recruiting analysts got their first looks at the 53 current high school players and 26 […]

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2015 NBPA Top 100 Camp Wrap-Up & Top Performers

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Cavaliers were 2-4 in the “regular season” of the 22nd National Basketball Players Association Top 100 Camp that was held in the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena. But the team turned things around in dandy fashion during the playoffs to come away with the team championship, knocking off the […]

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2015 NBPA Top 100 Camp Day 3 Recap

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Friday proved quite a day for Coach Reggie Evans and his Hawks team that is competing in the 22nd National Basketball Players Association Top 100 Camp in the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena. And it was an especially sweet day for the Hawks’ Temple Gibbs. Like the other current and […]

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Andre The Giant

When the 2015 NBA finals began, no one could envision Andre Iguodala sleeping with the MVP Trophy as Golden State on the charter flight to the Coast after the Warriors defeated Cleveland, 105-97, in overtime in Game 6 to win their first championship in 40 years. The 6-6, 215-pound veteran wing forward, who has All […]

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2015 NBPA Top 100 Camp Day 2 Recap

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – His debut at the 2015 National Basketball Players Association Top 100 Camp may have been delayed for 24 hours. But for the guy increasingly being known “Bam Bam”, there was little hesitation in his dropping a metaphorical hammer on his opposition in the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena Thursday. The […]

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