January 23, 2009
2009, All-Tournament Teams, Big Apple Invitational, Brandon Knight, grassrootsballin, Jayvaughn Pinkston, NYC, Premo Hoops, Premo Hoops Recruiting
First Team All-Tournament
Russ Smith SR. Archbishop Molloy, NY
Brandon Triche SR. Jamesville-Dewitt, NY (Syracuse)
Sean Kilpatrick PG. Notre Dame Prep, MA (Cincinnati)
Jayvaughn Pinkston JR. Bishop Loughlin, NY
Achraf Yocoubou SO. Long Island Lutheran, NY
Second Team All-Tournament
Brandon Knight JR. Pine Crest, FL
Lance Stephenson SR. Lincoln, NY
Durand Scott SR. Rice, NY (Miami)
Alshawn Hymes SR. Jamesville-Dewitt, NY
Keith Spellman SR. Thomas Jefferson, NY
Johnny Lacy SR. Notre Dame Prep, MA (Providence)
Reynaldo Walters JR. Cardozo, NY
January 21, 2009
Class of 2009, News, Recruiting News
2009, Alabama, Class of 2009, Demarcus Cousins, Hoophall Classic, John Calipari, Kansas State, Leflore, MA, Memphis, Mike Davis, N.C. State, Spalding Hoophall Classic, Springfield, Springfield College, UAB, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
DeMarcus Cousins (LeFlore, AL) gave an update on his recruitment at the 2009 Spalding Hoophall Classic in Springfield, MA.
Memphis and Coach John Calipari now are the leader for his services, after he re-opened his recruitment since UAB would not give a written agreement letting him out of his letter of intent if Coach Mike Davis was no longer at the university.
Other schools that have been named by Cousins to receive an official visit in the spring include Kansas State and N.C. State. He also listed Wake Forest and Virginia Tech as schools of interest.
UAB is completely eliminated from his list of schools regardless if Coach Mike Davis is there next year. Cousins said “UAB is out of the picture, but I’m still down with Mike Davis,” he said. “It’s a bad situation down there, and nothing is going to change. Even if Coach Davis is there, I’m not going there.”
He helped lead his team to a 67-54 victory over Lincoln, NY at the Spalding Hoophall Classic on Monday afternoon. He finished the game with 17 points, 20 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal, 2 assist and 3 turnovers.
January 20, 2009
2009, All-Tournament Teams, grassrootsballin, Hoophall Classic, MA, Premo Hoops Recruiting, Spalding Hoophall Classic, Springfield College
Derrick Favors SR South Atlanta, GA
Keith “Tiny” Gallon SR Oak Hill Academy, VA
Jamal Coombs-McDaniel SR Tilton, NH
Josh Selby JR DeMatha Catholic, MD
Travis Wear SR Mater Dei, CA
Xavier Henry SR Putnam City, OK
DeMarcus Cousins SR LeFlore, AL
Lance Stephenson SR Lincoln, NY
Alex Oriakhi SR Tilton, NH
Kenny Boynton SR American Heritage, FL
Carson Desrosiers JR Central Catholic, MA
Preye Preboye SR Winchendon, MA
Devon Collier JR St. Anthony, NJ
Erik Murphy SR St. Mark’s, MA
Justin Jackson JR Montverde Academy, FL
January 18, 2009
Class of 2011, Delaware, News, Recruiting News, Scouting Reports
grassrootsballin, Syracuse, Delaware, Premo Hoops Recruiting, Big East, Trevor Cooney, Sanford, Class of 2011, ACC, SEC
Trevor Cooney 2011
Today one of the top shooters in the class of 2011 was at the Carrier Dome taking in the Big East match up between top 15 schools, Syracuse Vs Notre Dame. Syracuse took advantage of this big game and atmosphere to get hoops recruit Trevor Cooney to check out the school on a un-official visit.
Trevor Cooney a 6’3 shooting guard has a very impressive skill set for a player his age. He is an excellent shooter from anywhere on the court and also has the ability to finish inside when he attacks the rim. The best part of his game is his high basketball I.Q. and fundamental skills. He does a great job trying to get all of his teammates involved with his great floor vision.
He currently holds offers from Wake Forest, Syracuse, Delaware, Rutgers, St. Joseph, Virginia, West Virginia and Georgia. Others showing interest include Georgia Tech and Notre Dame amongst others.
Last season as a freshman for Sanford, Cooney averaged 18.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, while shooting 40 percent from 3-point range.
January 18, 2009
2009, 2010, Andre Malone, Auburn, Derrick Favors, Doron Lamb, Georgia Tech, grassrootsballin, Keith Gallon, Oak Hill Academy, Oklahoma, Premo Hoops Recruiting, South Atlanta, Spalding Hoophall Classic, Tiny Gallon
This game matched up two of the premiere big men in the class of 2009, Derrick Favors (South Atlanta) vs. Keith “Tiny” Gallon (Oak Hill Academy). The match-up lived up to the billing with each of the post players having solid performances.
In the end Oak Hill Academy (VA) came out with a 65 to 58 victory over South Atlanta (GA).
Leading Scorers: Keith “Tiny” Gallon (Oak Hill Academy, VA) 22 points on 8-13 from the field including 6-9 from behind the arc. He also had 13 rebounds and 1 block. Doron Lamb (Oak Hill Academy, VA) 17 points on 5-14 from the field and 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals.
Derrick Favors (South Atlanta, GA) 25 points on 11-21 from the field and 17 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 turnovers, 1 block and 1 steal. Andre Malone (South Atlanta, GA) 13 points on 5-9 from the field and 1 rebound, 2 assists and 3 turnovers.
January 18, 2009
Class of 2009, Highlights, News, Recruiting News, Scouting Reports
2009, ACC, Class of 2009, Derrick Favors, Georgia, Georgia Tech, grassrootsballin, N.C. State, Paul Hewitt, Premo Hoops Recruiting, South Atlanta
On Wednesday, Derrick Favors a 6’9/225 power forward from (South Atlanta, GA) announced he will be attending Georgia Tech. He picked the Yellow Jackets over N.C. State and Georgia.
Derrick Favors who is a consensus top five prospect will be a impact player for Georgia Tech next season in the ACC. Coach Paul Hewitt now has very impressive incoming class for next year.
Derrick Favors joins Mfon Udofia (Miller Grove, GA), Brian Oliver (William Penn, DE), Glen Rice JR. (Walton, GA) and Kammeon Holsey (Hancock Central, GA) for the recruiting class of 2009.
Derrick Favors is a prospect with a high upside to his game. He has the ability to finish on the inside with either hand along with being a great rebounder on both ends of the floor. He runs the floor very well for a player his size and is capable of stepping outside and knocking down the jumper if you double team him. He is very active on the inside on both ends of the floor being able to alter or block any shot put up by his opponents on the inside. He has a motor that never stops and has started to add even more range on his jumper stepping out and knocking down the 3 more consistently.
January 17, 2009
Events, Highlights, News
2009, 23, 24, Boys and Girls H.S., grassrootsballin, High School Basketball, Invitational, January, Jefferson H.S., Mt. Vernon, Premo Hoops Recruiting, SNY, St. Raymond
2009 SNY Invitational Presented by
Time Warner Cable to Tip Off January 23
Four of New York’s Top High School Teams to Compete
[New York] January 8, 2009 – SNY, the television home of the New York Mets, Jets and BIG EAST Conference, today announced that the 2009 SNY Invitational presented by Time Warner Cable will tip off January 23-24 at 6pm and showcase four of the top ranked high school teams in New York. The teams include Jefferson, Mount Vernon, St. Raymond and Boys and Girls High School. All games will be broadcast live on SNY and feature SNY commentator Kevin Burkhardt calling all the action alongside SNY’s BIG EAST basketball analyst Tim Welsh. Brian Custer, host of the WheelHouse on SNY, will handle the sideline duties.
The SNY Invitational presented by Time Warner Cable was established in January 2008 with the goal of creating an annual high school basketball tournament that will be both a pillar of SNY’s involvement in the community, as well as New York’s elite high school basketball event. Throughout the two-day tournament, SNY will provide exposure to the schools and students by televising the games, as well as producing multiple vignettes and human interest pieces about the individual schools and their teams. In addition, SNY and Time Warner Cable’s NYC Region will make a donation totaling $20,000 to the participating schools.
“While the inaugural SNY Invitational exceeded our expectations, this year’s event is shaping up to be even more exciting as we aim to set a new benchmark for high school athletic events in New York,” said Steve Raab, President of SNY. “We’re honored to give back to these communities and showcase the participating high schools and their athletes.” More
January 14, 2009
2009, Demarcus Cousins, Duncanville, Jan 23 2009, Kyle Anderson, lance stephenson, Leflore, Lincoln, Paterson Catholic, Premo Hoops Recruiting, Primetime Shootout, Rutgers University, Shawn Williams
- Lance Stephenson
2009 Primetime Shootout Preview @ Rutgers University
It’s that time again for the 2009 Primetime Shootout events and this year is loaded with talented from across the nation. The events will take place on five different days starting with Jan. 23, 2009 @ Rutgers University, Jan. 30-31, 2009 @ Villanova University and Feb. 14-15, 2009 @ Trenton Sovereign Bank Arena.
Some of the talented players that will be in attendance include DeMarcus Cousins (LeFlore, AL), Lance Stephenson (Lincoln, NY), James Padgett (Lincoln, NY), Shawn Williams (Duncanville, TX), Perry Jones (Duncanville, TX), Roger Franklin (Duncanville, TX), Isaiah Epps (Plainfield, NJ), Trevor “TJ” Cummings (Paterson Catholic, NJ), Fuquan Edwin (Paterson Catholic, NJ), Myles Mack (Paterson Catholic, NJ), Jayon James (Paterson Catholic, NJ), Kyle Anderson (Paterson Catholic, NJ) and many other talented players will suit up at this event. More
January 13, 2009
Class of 2009, News, Recruiting News
2009, Alabama, Demarcus Cousins, Derrick Favors, ESPN2, ESPNU, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Leflore, N.C. State, Premo Hoops Recruiting, South Atlanta
Derrick Favors (South Atlanta, GA) Class of 2009 post player will make his decision live on ESPNU @ 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. He is down to three schools which include Georgia, Georgia Tech and N.C. State.
Derrick Favors is considered by some publications as the #1 player in the class of 2009, he is a beast on the inside and has a ton of upside. He has the ability to impact the game on both ends of the floor. On the offensive end he uses an array of post moves along with power on the inside. He rebounds well on both ends of the floor aggressively crashing the boards. On the defensive end he alters many shots along with swatting any in his reach well using his quick feet to close out on perimeter shots.
Derrick Favors and his (South Atlanta, GA) teammates will play on the ESPN network on Thursday night at 9 p.m. on ESPN2. They will be playing against (LeFlore, AL) and top five prospect DeMarcus Cousins. This will be a match-up of very skilled big men who each have a future in the NBA in years to come.
January 11, 2009
Class of 2011, News, Recruiting News
1, 2011, Class of 2011, grassrootsballin, Memphis, Michael Gilchrist, New Jersey, Northstar Basketball Blog, Premo Hoops Recruiting, Seton Hall, St. Patrick, Syracuse, UMass, Villanova
By: Alex Schwartz (Northstar Basketball Blog)
Michael Gilchrist ’11 of St. Patrick’s (NJ) is arguably the number one baller in the sophomore class. A 6’7 combo forward, the sophomore sensation has carried the St. Pat’s Celtics this year, as North Carolina-signee Dexter Strickland ’09 has missed a lot of time and Kyrie Irving ’10 is still out due to transfer rules. Just yesterday, Gilchrist led his team to a come-from-behind win at Trenton Catholic (NJ), leading a massive fourth quarter comeback along with Paris Bennett ’09, a future George Mason Patriot. After Michael’s impressive 22-point performance, he was kind enough to talk to me for a few minutes. The lanky superstar, who said the Celtics pulled out yesterday’s win due to “just heart, heart really,” gave me his college list. The five lucky schools to be mentioned by Gilchrist were Seton Hall, UMass, Syracuse, Villanova, and Memphis, claiming offers from all five of them. Many people think he will end up as a Memphis Tiger, but only time will tell.