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The five-star recruit showed what makes him one of the top players in the 2016 class by posterizing a Greek defender at the FIBA World Championships.
4 July 2015
Jayson Tatum is a five-star recruit out of Saint Louis, Missouri, who is leaning toward attending Duke, per 247sports .
4 July 2015
Saturday afternoon the United States U19 team faced its toughest challenge at the FIBA U19 World Championships in Crete, as they took on the host country Greece in a semifinal matchup. And 2016 forward Jayson Tatum provided one of the highlights of the event in the second quarter, as he threw down a…
4 July 2015
The top 24 HS players will battle it out in the 10th Annual @UnderArmour Elite 24. Meet the 1st 12 players of #E24X. pic.twitter.com/i9536CLRLj — Under Armour Hoops (@UAbasketball) July 3, 2015 The 10th annual Under Armour Elite 24 event is scheduled for Aug. 20-22 in New York City. Dubbed…
4 July 2015
Class of 2016 5-star forwards Harry Giles and Jayson Tatum are both in Greece right now as part of USA Basketball’s squad participating in the U19 FIBA World Championships. And both players are showing why they’re vying for the title of being the No. 1 player in the country in the 2016 c…
1 July 2015
  Jayston Tatum led the U.S. U19 team to a victory against Croatia. (Photo: USA Basketball) Jayson Tatum scored 22 points to lead five Team USA players in double figures in a 103-81 victory against Croatia at the FIBA U19 World Championships in Greece. Tatum (Chaminade College Prep, St. Louis)…
29 June 2015
The United States U19 team played its first game in the FIBA U19 World Championships in Crete Saturday morning, beating Iran by the final score of 83-53 . One of the highlights in the game was produced by Oklahoma State point guard Jawun Evans and 2016 forward Jayson Tatum with 1:24 remaining and th…
28 June 2015
Josh Jackson was the leading scorer for Team USA in its U19 opener (Photo: USA Basketball) Three of the high school players on the United States’ roster for the U19 World Championships led the way as the Americans beat Iran 83-53 in Crete, Greece. Josh Jackson (Prolific Prep; Southfield, Mich.
27 June 2015
On July 8-12, 2015, history will be made in Canada, as the first ever live period, National club championship will be hosted in Burlington, Ontario! […]…
27 June 2015
With the 2015 NBA draft done , the calendar turns to 2016, where it's expected as many as three California Golden Bears will be picked. Tyrone Wallace will definitely be in the mix--he's currently projected as a late first round, early second round pick, and could very well sneak onto a title conten…
26 June 2015
Follow @NorthPoleHoops on Twitter, FB, IG for the latest in Canadian basketball from high school to the PROS!   Jamal is one of the best […]…
25 June 2015
Mar 19, 2015; Omaha, NE, USA; Indiana Hoosiers head coach Tom Crean during practice before the 2015 NCAA Tournament at CenturyLink Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports The pursuit for coveted 5-star recruit Thon Maker continues.
25 June 2015
Elite recruits divided on who they’d take between Towns (left) and Okafor (right). / USA Today Sports Come Thursday the notoriously raucous crowd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn will either be cheering or booing the Minnesota Timberwolves’ decision to roll with either Duke’s Jahlil…
23 June 2015
Class of 2016 5-star guard Frank Jackson is the latest player to receive a scholarship offer from the Duke basketball program. The 6’3”, 180-pound point guard from American Fork, Utah, picked up an offer yesterday during an on-campus visit. Similar to 2017 point guard Trae Young, Jackson…
23 June 2015
Class of 2016 big man Thon Maker is spending the full season in the high school ranks next year and he had a tremendous showing at the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Virginia this week. The 7-foot-0 Maker was the MVP of the camp after leading in overall points, rebounds, free throws made and attempted.
23 June 2015
Jayson Tatum is one of the top prospects scheduled to participate in the 2016 Hoophall Classic. After top-level prospects like Ben Simmons, Jaylen Brown and Brandon Ingram participated in the 2015 Hoophall Classic, the showcase is scheduled to once again bring high-level prep and high-school prospec…
22 June 2015
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22 June 2015
The Duke basketball program is interested in multiple high school players who took part in the NBPA Top 100 Camp this past week in Charlottesville, Va., including Trae Young and Gary Trent Jr. Trent received an official offer from the Blue Devils this past week and Young is on the Duke campus this w…
21 June 2015
Dan Collins, a Wake Forest beat writer for the Winston Salem Journal, talked to prized 2016 recruit Harry Giles.
21 June 2015
While Bobby Hurley is busy finalizing his roster for the 2015-2016 season and assembling his 2016 recruiting class, one name looms larger than others. Thon Maker.
19 June 2015
Today in the Morning Rumble, Thon Maker makes a decision for the 2015-16 season, John Carlos Reyes is headed to Boston College, Jarvis Johnson has been ruled ineligible and a Wisconsin point guard has a new haircut. Huge news out of the NBPA top 100 camp in Virginia as Thon Maker, who could be a gam…
19 June 2015
After playing Thursday in Charlottesville, Va., at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, five-star recruit Thon Maker told reporters he'll remain in the 2016 class. "I'll make it official here that I'm definitely going to stay and just play it out, take my visits in November, and play another year with my brother,…
19 June 2015
Maker had hoped to reclassify to the class of 2015 and play in the second semester, but according to ESPN, that is no longer the plan. Thon Maker to remain in 2016 class, considering ASU Maker had hoped to reclassify to the class of 2015 and play in the second semester, but according to ESPN, that i…
19 June 2015
While playing at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, Maker told reports he's no longer trying to reclassify into the 2015 class, and will instead remain in the 2016 cycle and plans to play college basketball next year. Maker was once recruited by Kentucky heavily, but John Calipari appeared to grow tired of wait…
19 June 2015
Thon Maker is the most popular high school basketball player in America when it comes to the casual basketball fan. Because of the hype surrounding a mixtape of Maker made well over a year ago - which unfairly compared the high school big man to Kevin Durant based on some highlights curated over mon…
19 June 2015
College basketball teams hoping to build around Thon Maker will be waiting one more year, as the big man announced on Thursday he would not be entering college until the 2016-17 season. Maker, a 7-1, 210-pound center, had been considering pushing himself to finish high school a year early and report…
19 June 2015
Through two days of the NBPA Top 100 Camp, nobody has been more consistently strong with their performance than Thon Maker . In addition to being pretty much dominant with his scoring and rebounding, the seven-footer has made news by indicating that after moving from the class of 2016 to 2015 during…
19 June 2015
IU recruiting prospect Thon Maker says he will no longer be enrolling at a college in December and will be staying in the 2016 recruiting class. The 7'1" eighteen year old says the process of trying to be in the class of 2015 became too complicated and overwhelming.
19 June 2015
Tonight, at the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Maker announced his intent to stay in high school for the entire 2015-16 season, ending speculation that he could graduate in December.
19 June 2015
Five-star high school basketball prospect Thon Maker will not be a mid-year enrollee, opting to stay in the 2016 class. Thon Maker won't be mid-year enrollee, will stay in '16 class Five-star high school basketball prospect Thon Maker will not be a mid-year enrollee, opting to stay in the 2016 class…
19 June 2015
Elite prospect Thon Maker will now graduate with the Class of 2016 after announcing in the winter he planned on moving up to the 2015 class. Maker, a 7-foot center originally from South Sudan, will return to Orangeville Prep for his final season.
19 June 2015
Chaminade’s Jayson Tatum was one of four high-schoolers to make the final cut for the U19 Team USA basketball team. (USA Basketball/Getty Images)   All four high-schoolers who made the first cut also made the final 12-man roster for Team USA’s U19 World Championship squad, per USA B…
17 June 2015
The 2017 recruiting class is a primary focus for the Duke basketball program right now as the Blue Devils extended another scholarship offer this week. According to a tweet from Andrew Slater of 247Sports, Duke has now officially offered a scholarship to Wendell Carter Jr. Carter is a 6’10&rdq…
17 June 2015
St. Louis native Jayson Tatum is down to four schools and he could decide among his finalists during the busy recruiting month of July. Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina and Saint Louis make up the Class of 2016 star's final schools and according to a report from Steve Clark at Scout.com , the 6-foot-8…
16 June 2015
Harry Giles headlines the four high-schoolers chosen as finalists for Team USA’s U19 squad. (Photo: Jim Halley, USA TODAY Sports) After four training sessions, the Team USA U19 men’s basketball team has been trimmed from 21 to 16 players. Four high school athletes made the cut, including…
15 June 2015
The Duke basketball program extended another scholarship offer to a member of the 2017 class on Monday as Gary Trent Jr. has received an invitation to become a Blue Devil. Trent posted a tweet on Monday afternoon about receiving an offer from the Duke program. The 6’5”, 190-pound shootin…
15 June 2015
USA Basketball is taking the "U" part of the FIBA U-19 World Championships pretty doggone seriously, and for a couple of very good reasons. The U.S. almost certainly will field the youngest team it ever has for the U-19 Worlds in Greece starting June 27. This might be a bit disconcerting for the tou…
15 June 2015
The Duke basketball program will host one of the top point guards in the class of 2017 later this month when Trae Young visits the campus. According to Evan Daniels of Scout.com, the 6’1”, 170-pounder from Norman, Ok., will visit Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke coaches on June 21. Young is…
10 June 2015
Harry Giles III is No. 1 in the ESPN100 rankings for the Class of 2016 (Photo: USA TODAY Sports) ESPN released its first Top 100 for the Class of 2016 in boy’s basketball Tuesday morning. Power forward Harry Giles III from Wesleyan Christian in North Carolina moved to the top of the ESPN100. G…
9 June 2015
We looked earlier this week at how Duke basketball recruiting had tremendous success with securing a package deal last year in Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, which also led Justise Winslow to joining them as a Blue Devil. Now, it looks like other top recruits are considering following in the path of…
5 June 2015
The offers keep rolling out from the Duke basketball program, as 2016 5-star center Marques Bolden is the latest to receive an invitation from the Blue Devils. According to Evan Daniels of Scout.com, the Duke coaches recently extended a scholarship offer to Bolden, who’s ranked by Scout as the…
4 June 2015
In a somewhat surprising Duke basketball recruiting move, it was reported Wednesday that the Blue Devils had offered a scholarship to rising sophomore Marvin Bagley III. Bagley, a 6’10”, 190-pound forward from Tempe, Az., projects to be one of the top players in the class of 2018, but it…
4 June 2015
Jamal Murray is on an official visit to Oregon, his father Roger told North Pole Hoops. Previously, the young Canadian star visited Kentucky. Oregon has […]…
4 June 2015
By the time Jayson Tatum plays his first high school game next season, he'll likely be committed to someone not named Kentucky. Jayson Tatum, a 6-foot-8 wing from St. Louis, is considered one of the best prospects in a loaded 2016 class .
3 June 2015
The Duke Basketball program made waves in the recruiting world last year when the Blue Devils received commitments from the dynamic duo of Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor. While many of the top high school basketball players have discussed the idea of teaming up together in college over the past few ye…
3 June 2015
IU Insider Zach Osterman joins Matt Glenesk to talk about the Hoosiers' recent pickup of Max Bielfeldt, recruiting Thon Maker and IU baseball. IndyStar Sports Day Podcast: Max Bielfeldt, Thon Maker and IU baseball IU Insider Zach Osterman joins Matt Glenesk to talk about the Hoosiers' recent pickup…
3 June 2015
This afternoon I sat down at Chaminade with 2016 star Jayson Tatum, probably the best high school basketball player in the country in his class. Officially, his "Final Four" schools are Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky and - yes - Saint Louis University.
3 June 2015
This past weekend Jamal Murray was back at home in Kitchener, Ontario where I had the chance to connect with him and his father Roger […]…
19 May 2015
Jayson Tatum delivers a monster slam at the Nike EYBL stop in Lexington, Kent. — (Photo: YouTube)   HOUSTON – There were very few players and teams that had as much success as Jayson Tatum and his St. Louis Eagles in the Nike EYBL, which concluded on Sunday after three days of compe…
12 May 2015
It’s that time again. Fresh off a trip to Atlantic Canada for the East Coast NPH Showcase, North Pole Hoops will once again be in […]…
12 May 2015