REDONDO BEACH, Calif. -- The first Take Flight Challenge was littered with Division I prospects, and the level of play was outstanding. Arizona State-bound Tra Holder put together a stellar performance with his efficient scoring while Loyola (Los Angeles) kept its undefeated season going winning an epic battle with highly regarded Compton.
about 68 days ago | Joel Francisco | NCB On The Trail
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- After a down year in 2012 in terms of talent, the 2013 Under Armour Holiday Classic featured a tournament loaded with individual talent and quality teams. Savvy veterans like North Carolina-bound Theo Pinson (High Point, N.
about 74 days ago | Joel Francisco | NCB On The Trail
Arizona head coach Sean Miller has the Wildcats off to terrific start, as they are currently ranked No. 2 after winning the NIT Season Tip-Off by knocking off No. 10 Duke. Expect this trend by the Wildcats to continue because Miller has consistently added four- and five-star recruits to the roster since taking over at Arizona for the legendary Lute Olson in April 2009.
about 101 days ago | Reggie Rankin | NCB On The Trail
Why he committed: Stanley Johnson (Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei) has developed a close relationship with Sean Miller and the Arizona staff through the years. He has been to the campus a few times and it was always thought amongst the scouting community that the Wildcats would be there in the end.
about 120 days ago | Joel Francisco | NCB On The Trail
With seven ESPN 100 commitments in as many days, the last week has been incredibly busy on the recruiting wire, but the best could still be yet to come with Reid Travis, Cliff Alexander, Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones all likely to make decisions in time to sign during the early signing period, which begins next week.
about 128 days ago | Adam Finkelstein | NCB On The Trail
ESPN 100 power forward Craig Victor (New Orleans/Findlay Prep) committed to Arizona on Saturday over offers from LSU, Oklahoma State and Kansas. This is a marquee pickup for coach Sean Miller because Victor has the talent and leadership to contribute immediately upon his arrival in Tucson, Ariz.
about 210 days ago | Reggie Rankin | NCB On The Trail
Without question, the most important position in basketball from a coach's point of view is the point guard, and the success of any team lies with its floor leader. During my coaching career, I have had the unbelievable good fortune to recruit and coach many outstanding point guards who played in the NBA (such as Howard Eisley at Boston College), as well as standouts in the college game (such as James "Scoonie" Penn at Boston College and Ohio State and DaShaun Wood at Wright State.
about 215 days ago | Paul Biancardi | NCB On The Trail
Editor's note: This is the latest entry in Dave Telep's July Road Trip blog. Throughout the month, Dave will check in each day he's on the road while covering some of the biggest basketball recruiting events in the country.