Today on ESPNHS' national basketball blog, basketball writers Jason Jordan and Ronnie Flores offer 12 "bold predictions" for 2012.
Included among those predictions are some high-profile local ballers:
4. Nerlens Noel will lead BABC (Boston) to repeat as champs of the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League this summer. The trio of Noel, a junior center at Tilton (Tilton, N.H.) who is ranked No. 2 in the ESPNU 60, Jaylen Brantley, a junior point guard at Wilbraham & Monson (Wilbraham, Mass.) and Wayne Selden, a sophomore shooting guard at Tilton who is ranked No. 10 in the ESPNU 25, will be too much for teams to handle.
7. Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.) forward Mitch McGary, who is ranked No. 2 in the ESPNU 100, will take home MVP honors at the Jordan Brand Classic. Much like James McAdoo last season, McGary, a senior who is signed to Michigan, will clean up the misses from guards who are trying to do too much in the all-star setting.