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Uncommitted standouts add intrigue to McDonald’s game


The 2015 McDonald’s All American games are set to tip off at Chicago’s United Center on Wednesday, April 1, and a roster heavy with undecided players add intrigue to what is normally the premier high school basketball all-star game. The 38th annual boys game is playing in the fifth consecutive year in Chicago, and will begin at 8:00 p.m., central time on ESPN. With seven players in the game currently uncommitted, there will no doubt ... Read More »

Under Armour and adidas announce grassroots schedules


Two of the three major grassroots circuits, Under Armour and adidas, have announced their grassroots schedule and plans of the spring and summer of 2015. Under Armour According to a press release, this year the UAA will be operate in a true league format with regularly scheduled games throughout the spring for 15U, 16U, and 17U. In addition to the new league format each age group will play with shot clocks and full box scores ... Read More »

Standouts set for Junior National Team Mini-Camp


Fifty-three of the nation’s top high school aged basketball players will convene on the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the 6th annual USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team mini-camp on Oct. 4-5. The training camp will be used to continue player evaluations and to get a start on preparations for several upcoming international competitions, including in 2015 the Nike Hoop Summit, 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship, as well as for ... Read More »

2014 Elite 24 game recap


Press Release Team Liberty willed their way to a 127-116 victory over Team Freedom in the 9th Annual Under Armour Elite 24, led by co-MVPs Jaylen Brown (23 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists) and Duke Blue Devils pledge Chase Jeter (17 points, 15 rebounds). Jeter’s performance also cemented his place in Elite 24 history; his 15 rebounds set the record for the highest single-game total since the game’s inception in 2006. Team Freedom was paced by ... Read More »

USA captures Gold in U17 World Championship


In a hotly contested game, USA Basketball’s U17 team beat Australia, 99-92 to win the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship in Dubai. USA ran the table at the World Championship, with seven straight wins against international competition, including prevailing over Serbia in the semifinals. Top-5 junior guard Malik Newman of Callaway (MS) led the USA squad with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists in the title game. Newman was terrific throughout the event, and was ... Read More »

2014 Nike Global Challenge set to tip off


The 2014 Nike Global Challenge is set to tip off on Wednesday, at Whitney Young High School in Chicago. As is typical of the event, it encompasses four teams of players from the United States, and four international squads. Brazil, Canada, China and Pan Africa are represented on the international side of the event. This 8-team, 16-game tournament features the top high school and U-19 basketball players from the best International Teams in the World ... Read More »

Elite 24 roster for ’14 announced


UNDER ARMOUR BASKETBALL’S ELITE 24 GAME RETURNS TO BROOKLYN  Under Armour Basketball today announced it is bringing the Elite 24 – one of the nation’s premier high school basketball showcase – back to Brooklyn, NY for the second consecutive year. The nation’s top high school basketball players will assemble on August 23 at Pier 2 of the Brooklyn Bridge Park to make a name for themselves in New York City—the Mecca of basketball. The game will air live ... Read More »

Twin Cities Classic charity event announced


On Monday, August 4th, the Twin Cities Classic announced its star-filled roster for the charity event, which takes place on Sunday, August 10 at Woodbury High School in Woodbury, MN. The Twin Cities Classic is a high school basketball event in partnership with the American Cancer Society. 100% of proceeds go to charity. The Twin Cities Classic has selected the top high school prospects in Minnesota, as well as Dupree McBrayer from New Jersey, to ... Read More »

2014 adidas Nations rosters set


adidas today announced the rosters for adidas Nations, a premier international grassroots basketball program. Practices, pool play and college counselor games will be held on August 1-3 at the Next Level Sports Complex in Garden Grove, Calif., and the third-place and championship games played at Long Beach City College on Monday, August 4 at 4pm PT/7pm ET and broadcast live on ESPNU. “Participating in adidas Nations 2012 was a great experience and really helped me grow ... Read More »

USA Basketball U17 Roster Breakdown and Scouting Report


After kicking off a training camp with 30 players on July 24, USA Basketball selected the 12 members of the U17 World Championship team on July 29, following a series of grueling practice and training sessions. 9 of the squad’s members were part of the team which captured the 2013 FIBA Americas championship in Uruguay, making this team relatively experienced on the international stage. As a result, anything less than a Gold performance in Dubai ... Read More »

USA Basketball U17 team cut to 17 players


Press Release After tipping off training camp on July 24 with 32 athletes, the list of finalists for the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Championship Team was pared on July 26 to 17 of the nation’s top 17-and-under basketball players. Headlined by the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship MVP Malik Newman (Callaway H.S./Jackson, Miss.), the list of finalists includes 10 members of the 2013 USA U16 National Team that captured gold and seven international ... Read More »

USA U17 Team Camp Begins on July 24


With the addition of Marquese Chriss (Pleasant Grove H.S./Elk Grove, Calif.), Dennis Smith Jr. (Trinity Christian School/Fayetteville, N.C.) and Caleb Swanigan (Homestead H.S./Fort Wayne, Ind.), the 2013-14 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team now lists 38 of the top 17-and-under basketball players in the nation, 36 of whom will attend the 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team training camp that tips-off July 24 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in ... Read More »