LOS ANGELES -- We attended the Jordan Take Flight Challenge at the Jordan Hanger in Los Angeles, and here's what we saw. 1. DeAndre Ayton and Thon Maker are arguably two of the top 10 prospects in all of high school basketball and they impact the game in different ways.
about 541 days ago | Joel Francisco | NCB On The Trail
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- There was a major buzz inside the gym of Philadelphia University as the clock struck 5 p.m. and the likes of John Calipari, Rick Pitino, Kevin Ollie, Larry Brown, John Beilein, Bo Ryan, and dozens of other high profile head coaches kicked off the July evaluation period at the Reebok Breakout Camp.
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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 905 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 911 days ago | Joel Francisco | NCB On The Trail
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. -- The 62nd annual Pac Shores tournament kicked off the high school season with a bang. The tournament was littered with Division I talent, led by ESPN 100 recruit Daniel Hamilton (Bellflower, Calif.
about 945 days ago | Joel Francisco | NCB On The Trail
LAS VEGAS -- The inaugural top-40 camp/combine had an exceptional collection of underclassmen who will be impacting the college game in the near future. The camp had a number of intriguing storylines, including the continued improvement of ESPN 60 junior Chase Jeter (Las Vegas/Bishop Gorman) and the emergence of perhaps the best prospect in the camp in 6-foot-5 freshman Troy Brown (Las Vegas/Centennial).
about 981 days ago | Joel Francisco | NCB On The Trail
CALIFORNIA -- The second of July's three evaluation periods ended with a bang out West this past weekend, with a pair of exciting events taking place in California. Marshawn Cherry's San Diego All-Stars Pump-n-Run squad efficiently put away the competition in impressive fashion to win the Double Pump Best of the Summer event in Anaheim.
about 1073 days ago | Joel Francisco | NCB On The Trail