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Despite a looming signing day and Wednesday's McDonald's All-American Games selection, Brandon Ingram remains fixated on one thing: Kinston basketball. The Vikings' five-star recruit was named to the West team for the all-star game, making the 24-man roster out of 832 seniors who were nominated nati…
31 January 2015 | 7:26 am

Rabb is the best available big in the country and because of that, he has had a number of suitors over his high school career. Earlier in the season, Rabb felt the need to cut his list down to a final five: Kansas, Cal, Kentucky, UCLA and Arizona.
30 January 2015 | 8:20 pm

The events of the past couple months have quickly upped the pressure in terms of Duke basketball recruiting. While it was never far-fetched to think Duke might potentially have three one-and-done players this season with Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow, and Tyus Jones, other early departures are also…
30 January 2015 | 1:42 pm

Malachi Richardson was the fourth 2015 recruit to commit to the Syracuse Orange but now he's gotta be feeling like No. 1. The Trenton Catholic small forward was invited to play in the McDonald's All-American game on April 1, making him the first SU recruit to receive the honor since DaJuan Coleman g…
29 January 2015 | 2:26 pm

Wednesday night, the rosters for the 2015 McDonald's All-American Game to be held the United Center in Chicago on April 1 were announced. Headlined by 2015's No.
29 January 2015 | 1:14 pm

Homestead senior Caleb Swanigan will get his chance to play against the nation's best as Swanigan was one of 24 players selected to participate in the 2015 McDonald's High School All American Game. Swanigan will suit up for the West squad in this year's game that takes place on April 1 at the United…
29 January 2015 | 6:53 am

Franklin High School guard Luke Kennard was named a McDonald's All-American basketball player Wednesday. He is one of the top 24 high schools seniors in the nation and has committed to play at Duke University in the fall.
29 January 2015 | 4:53 am

Bishop O'Dowd High School boys basketball star Ivan Rabb has been selected to play in this year's McDonald's All-American Game. "I was really nervous coming in because I didn't know when they would announce it," Rabb said.
29 January 2015 | 4:25 am

Brandon Ingram, Kinston High School's senior five-star recruit, was selected Wednesday to play in the 2015 McDonald's All-American Games. He will compete as a small forward in the prestigious All-Star game along with 23 other seniors from across the country at Chicago's United Center on April 1 at 9…
29 January 2015 | 2:44 am

Weddington High senior Stephanie Watts made the 2015 McDonald's All-American team. In all, 823 players from 47 states and the District of Columbia were nominated by high school coaches, athletics directors, principals and members of the McDonald's All-American Game selection committee.
29 January 2015 | 1:23 am

Wednesday night, the rosters for the 2015 McDonald's All-American Game to be held the United Center in Chicago on April 1 were announced. Headlined by 2015's No.
29 January 2015 | 12:58 am

Bishop Gorman forward Chase Jeter dunks on Centennial during their game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Bishop Gorman won the game 73-50.
29 January 2015 | 12:32 am

Kennard is averaging 39 points a game in his final season at Franklin. The six-foot-five inch guard is committed to play for Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke University next season.
29 January 2015 | 12:32 am

Wednesday night, the rosters for the 2015 McDonald's All-American Game to be held the United Center in Chicago on April 1 were announced. Headlined by 2015's No.
29 January 2015 | 12:22 am

It's strange for John Calipari to have only one commitment in the McDonald's All-American game, but that's where the Wildcats stood when the rosters were announced Wednesday. But the 2015 class isn't over, and by the time the game takes place on April 1, the Cats could have up to eight other players…
29 January 2015 | 12:20 am

Villa Angela-St. Joseph senior Carlton Bragg will be packing his bags for Chicago shortly after the high school season ends, as the Kansas commit learned on Wednesday that he was one of 24 players selected for the McDonald's All-American Game.
28 January 2015 | 11:43 pm

1 in the ESPN 100, will suit up for the Boy's East team. The East team will include the nation's top two prospects in Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown , while Malik Newman and five of the top 10 seniors in the country will highlight the West team.
28 January 2015 | 11:11 pm

After tearing his ACL and MCL in the summer of 2013 and missing his sophomore season, there was some concern that Harry Giles may lose his explosiveness and never return to the same No. 1 player he was before the injury.
28 January 2015 | 5:10 pm

Nick Kranz: If it were a choice between an equally talented point guard and an equally talented post player, I'd probably pick the point guard. I saw the transformation Cal WBB made when they went from having no true point guards to having an elite point guard in Brittany Boyd - WNIT one and done to…
28 January 2015 | 4:25 pm

The past few weeks have been relatively quiet in terms of the Duke basketball program’s 2015 recruiting class. The Blue Devils got off to a quick start with commitments from 5-star recruits Luke Kennard and Chase Jeter and then picked up an intriguing addition with the news of Justin Robinson…
28 January 2015 | 1:34 pm

Cal's biggest recruiting target is Ivan Rabb , the local Bishop O'Dowd product who could immediately elevate the Bears back to a good team real quickly. Rabb is likely to have the Bears in his final decision , along with Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, and UCLA.
25 January 2015 | 4:10 pm

With two official visits already out of the way, the hunt for Ivan Rabb continues as three more schools are expected to receive officials from the 6-foot-9 post.
25 January 2015 | 3:21 am

When you have two of the class of 2016's top recruits, 5-star Harry Giles and one of the top The pair have pulled off a similar play before, but playing against considerably less athletic high school opponents allows them to pretty much do whatever they want, even after studying the film.
24 January 2015 | 11:20 pm

The Bishop O'Dowd High boys basketball team returned home a happy bunch after a 79-70 victory over nationally ranked Wheeler-Marietta at the Spalding HoopHall Classic in Springfield, Mass. on Jan. 20. Ivan Rabb dominated the second half and finished wih 24 points and 12 rebounds for the Dragons, who…
21 January 2015 | 5:22 pm

It’s becoming increasingly clear that Harry Giles is very on the list of the Duke basketball recruiting priorities. Last night, according to a report by Andrew Slater of 247Sports and tweets from Rick Lewis of Phenom Hoop Report, Mike Krzyzewski and associate head coach Jeff Capel were in…
21 January 2015 | 2:39 pm

Here’s the latest mixtape of Duke recruit Harry Giles from the Bass Pro Shop Tournament of Champions via CourtsideFilms. The post Latest Harry Giles Mixtape appeared first on Duke Report.
21 January 2015 | 3:49 am

Action from the 2015 Spalding HoopHall Classic between Montverde Academy and Bishop Gorman High on Monday afternoon. Here Montverde's Ben Simmons dunks as Bishop's Chase Jeter looks on.
20 January 2015 | 7:02 am

Following his team's 88-78 win over Paul VI High School to close out the Hoophall Classic, Chaminade College Prep star Jayson Tatum was open and honest about his recruitment. The 6-9 small forward, rated the No.
20 January 2015 | 2:15 am

The stretch four Duke commit is one of six players ranked in ESPN's top 11 who stands 6-foot-10 or taller. He's one of two blue chip big man recruits on his own team, along with center Stephen Zimmerman, and he was one of five five-star bigs in action at the Hoophall Classic over Martin Luther King…
20 January 2015 | 2:15 am

Bishop O'Dowd touted forward Ivan Rabb expects to make a college decision before the end of the winter hoops season. Rabb, the No.
19 January 2015 | 10:40 pm

"I have the best relationship with Cuonzo Martin," Rabb said. "Him being so close, I can basically go up there whenever I want."…
19 January 2015 | 10:25 pm

The Spalding Hoophall Classic almost always saves the best for last. Monday is always a special day at Blake Arena and this year should be no different, as today's schedule features the No.
19 January 2015 | 2:02 pm

One of the top remaining uncommitted basketball prospects in the class of 2015 is Kinston small forward Brandon Ingram , who is waiting until the spring to make his college choice. NC State is one of his possible landing spots, along with UNC, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, and UCLA.
19 January 2015 | 1:35 pm

Kentucky coach John Calipari had a front-row seat to the 2015 Hoophall Classic on Sunday, as top-ranked prospects took the court in front of many high-profile Division I coaches. Calipari sat next to University of Massachusetts coach Derek Kellogg for most of the day, as Kentucky recruits Thon Maker…
19 January 2015 | 7:06 am

After all, how does one wrap one's head around a 7-footer who can handle the ball like a guard while shooting like a small forward? A long-armed rim protector flexible and quick enough to defend guards on the perimeter? A center who can rebound, push the pace and pass like a point guard? He simultan…
19 January 2015 | 3:23 am

It took until the final few minutes of the second half Sunday afternoon, but, with many high profile college coaches watching, Thon Maker slowly picked up speed. After getting outmuscled throughout the first half and putting up just two points in the frame, the No.
19 January 2015 | 3:23 am

Thon Maker made his first trip to Springfield on Sunday as he and the rest of the Ontario-based Orangeville Prep took on Life Center Academy at Blake Arena during the Spalding Hoophall Classic. After a slow start to the game, Maker posted 21 points and seven rebounds in the second half alone.
18 January 2015 | 9:04 pm

Franklin's Luke Kennard leaves significant legacy at Flyin' to the Hoop Franklin's Luke Kennard leaves memorable legacy at Flyin' to the Hoop Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1IWV02O KETTERING, Ohio - Luke Kennard joked late Saturday night he'd have to practice his free throws e…
18 January 2015 | 3:02 pm

Are you ready for Thon Maker? One of the most dynamic and discussed prep players in recent years, the 7-foot junior can do it all on the court and has offers from dozens of schools, including top programs like Kentucky, Kansas and Louisville. There's also been some discussion that Maker, who plays a…
18 January 2015 | 12:19 pm

VIDEO: Luke Kennard discusses passing Jerry Lucas on OHSAA all-time scoring list VIDEO: Luke Kennard discusses passing Jerry Lucas on OHSAA all-time scoring list Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1CbOLrG KETTERING, Ohio - Franklin senior guard Luke Kennard passed Jerry Lucas on t…
18 January 2015 | 5:43 am

After leading the Kinston boys basketball team to a comeback win over Trenton Catholic Academy Saturday afternoon, Brandon Ingram said that he is still considering all six schools that have given him offers. "Recruiting wise, it's really been open," Ingram said after Kinston's 56-54 win during the S…
17 January 2015 | 9:46 pm

In the middle of an action-packed day of eight games Sunday afternoon at the Spalding's Hoophall Classic, those in attendance at Blake Arena will have a chance to watch a player considered not just one of the top members of the junior class, but in all of high school basketball. As Life Center Acade…
17 January 2015 | 5:41 am

One of the best high school tournaments in the country, the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions, got off to a strong start at the John Q. Hammons Arena on the campus of Missouri State on Thursday night. The nearly 7,500 fans that passed through were treated to a parade of five-star players that include…
16 January 2015 | 9:37 pm

Ivan Rabb , the No. 7 player in 2015, has three more official visits before making a decision.
16 January 2015 | 6:28 pm

That's because Jayson Tatum, the top-ranked junior in ESPN's 60 and a variety of other publications, will take to the floor to close out what will be a busy and talented slate of action at Springfield College. The 6-foot-8 small forward stars for Chaminade College Prep out of Saint Louis, and his gr…
16 January 2015 | 2:19 pm

Luke Kennard moves to No. 16 all-time on OHSAA career points list Luke Kennard moves to No.
14 January 2015 | 3:56 pm

Two eastern Carolina high school basketball players have been nominated for the 2015 McDonald's All American Games. Kinston High School's Brandon Ingram and Wayne Country Day's Joel Davis are among the 823 nominees nationwide.
14 January 2015 | 3:52 pm

Luke Kennard, a member of Duke’s 2015 recruiting class, has been nominated for the 2015 McDonald’s All American team. Kennard’s high school coach, Brian Bales, tweeted a picture of the nomination certificate earlier today. Congrats @Luke_kennard10 for nomination to McDonalds All-Am…
13 January 2015 | 4:20 pm

Homestead center Caleb Swanigan has been active on his visit list . He went to the Indiana vs. Michigan State gam e and had an in-home visit later in the week with Duke .
13 January 2015 | 4:19 pm

PADUCAH, Ky. - Within a few weeks, the college basketball recruiting world will know whether top-ranked junior Thon Maker will remain in high school IU target Thon Maker to make reclassification decision soon PADUCAH, Ky.
12 January 2015 | 2:38 am