2017 Nike Extravaganza Recap

SANTA ANA, Ca. – The national powerhouse program of legendary coach Steve Smith that is Mouth of Wilson (VA) Oak Hill Academy saw its 56-game, two-season winning streak snapped by


Super Hero Versus Role Model

With the influx of characters that long graced the pages of comic books making regular appearances on the big screen and unassuming athletes like Steph Curry helping to shatter 20-year NBA records the essence of what it means to be a hero and a role model is sometimes lost in the grandeur of over usage. […]

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2016 NBPA Top 100 Camp Recap

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – What seemed to have all the makings of a terrific NBPA Top 100 Camp championship game Saturday night rapidly turned into a good old-fashioned blowout in the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena. The Heat zipped to a 28-point advantage at intermission before coasting to a 109-89 victory over the Rockets […]

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2016 NBPA Top 100 Camp Day 2 Recap

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Not surprisingly in the least, the first two days of the 22nd NBPA Top 100 camp have produced multiple standouts. And, during Thursday’s 10 games, two guys stood taller than anyone else among the 100-plus players in the camp that again being held in the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena. […]

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2016 NBPA Top 100 Camp Day 1 Recap

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The 22nd National Basketball Players Association Top 100 Camp wrapped up its first complete day of on-court action Wednesday night in the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena. And only two of the camp’s 10 teams, the “Rockets” and “Knicks”, came out of Wednesday with 2-0 records after two rounds of […]

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2016 Pangos All-American Camp Recap

NORWALK, Ca. – The inclination, following the event’s conclusion mid-Sunday afternoon, is to suggest that the 14th Pangos All-American Camp will often be recalled for the caliber of backcourt prospects in attendance among its approximately (give or take) 110 participants. Here’s why: Camp participants Jose Alvarado, Trevon Duval, Quade Green, Jaylen Hands, Trae Young and […]

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The Process Is Over For The 76ers

PHILADELPHIA– The 76ers held their annual NBA lottery party for season ticket holders at the Philadelphia Art Museum a few weeks ago. You could see the roar coming out of the building and echoing down the parkway after it became apparent the stagnant franchise would get the No. 1 pick overall in the 2016 draft. […]

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Kingsway Regional High School Honors George Raveling

Below is the link to the performance on stage and George’s speech at Kingsway Regional High School. Truly an amazing day for everyone involved. Enjoy! WATCH: https://ensemble.kingsway.k12.nj.us/Watch/Na79KqLr I have a very talented student who chose George Raveling for his Leadership Project. After researching Coach for 3 days, he chose to write this song/ poem instead […]

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Nike EYBL Session III – Hampton Recap

HAMPTON, Va. – The third session of Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League served to illustrate a point that has already been well-served throughout the spring: The EYBL has a virtual monopoly on the best of the “bigs” in the national high school Class of 2017. Six players who stand at least 6-foot-10 and or go […]

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Rest In Peace, Garf

NEW YORK– It was ten days ago. Howard Garfinkel, the 87-year old co-founder of Five-Star basketball camps, was lying in a hospital bed at Mt. Sinai West Hospital at 59th and 10th on the west side of Manhattan. He looked frail and exhausted, surrounded by friends like St. John’s assistant coach Barry Rohrssen and his […]

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