After a busy week of high school hoops that included last weekend's loaded Spalding Hoophall Classic, this week's Friday notebook includes a comparison of Aaron Gordon to Blake Griffin in high school, why top-10 junior Justise Winslow is wired correctly, Syracuse's Canadian connection, notes on VCU and Tennessee, and much more.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- There's something about the annual Spalding Hoophall Classic. It's like the best of the best save themselves up for that final Monday of action. While there wasn't a breakout off-the-radar guy at this year's event, the stars were stars and then there was Washington signee Nigel Williams-Goss.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- The 2013 Spalding Hoophall Classic saved the best for last as the final day of action on Monday included entertaining matchups from start to finish. A sold-out gym watched some of the nation's top prospects show out one after another, including huge showings from Jabari Parker, Aaron Gordon and Nigel Williams-Goss, who nailed a game-winning 3 to give No.
about 952 days ago | Adam Finkelstein | Washington Huskies
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The City of Palms Classic is the best pre-Christmas high school basketball event in the country. And just imagine if top-10 senior Julius Randle (Dallas/Prestonwood Christian) hadn't been injured and elite junior Joel Berry (Orlando/Lake Highland) hadn't hurt his knee?
BYU head coach Dave Rose landed a verbal commitment from power forward Luke Worthington (Mequon, Wisc./Homestead) on Monday, The Deseret News is reporting. The 6-foot-8 Worthington chose the Cougars over offers from Davidson, Penn and Princeton.
about 1092 days ago | RecruitingNation | NCB On The Trail
Jabari Parker (Chicago/Simeon), the top-ranked senior in the nation, was on BYU's campus Thursday meeting with head coach Dave Rose, ESPN.com has learned. The 6-foot-8 Parker is a practicing Mormon who has been considering the Cougars along with DePaul, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, North Carolina and Stanford.
about 1095 days ago | RecruitingNation | NCB On The Trail