In day two at Bishop Verot H.S. there were some big time performances along with a huge upset. Kenny Boynton (American Heritage, FL) poured in 43 points against Dunbar, FL. In last year’s tournament Boynton set a single game scoring record versus Dunbar going off for 61 points. Lance Stephenson (Lincoln, NY) led his team to a 70-55 victory behind a game high 37 points. This has been a long day for the Railsplitters from NYC who have been stuck traveling all day with weather delays and arrived at the gym around 9:30 p.m. Super sophomore Austin Rivers (Winter Park, FL) led his team to a huge upset of preseason #1 Duncanville, TX with a 69-64 win. He finished with a game high 26 points. The #1 team in the land Mater Dei, CA showed why completely dominating a over matched Fayette County, GA team winning easily 74-46. More
December 20, 2008
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November 18, 2008
Xavier Henry the #1 (SG) in the class of 2009 announced his decision this morning on where he will attend school next year. In the end he picked the Memphis Tigers over the Kansas Jayhawks, he said the main deciding factor on picking Memphis was the chance to play with his brother CJ again. It also makes it easy for the family to be able to see both of them play instead of trying to attend two different games.
This decision came right down to the end having each school wondering if he would pick there program. He is going to be able to come in next year and make a real impact for the tigers. He is a deadly shooter who has a solid frame and is able to score from anywhere on the floor.
September 20, 2008
The 2008 GymRat Midnight Madness takes place today at Cherry Hill East High School beginning at 2 p.m. Here are the rosters for the JR. All-American game and the All-American game.
Junior All-American Game
Tyrone Garland, Anthony Cannon, Dion Hudson, Rakeem Brookins, Derrick Williams, Luke Piotrowski, Aaron Brown, Shaquille Duncan and Juan’ye Green.
Shannon Givens, Jacob Horton, Reggie Groves, Trevor Cooney, Savon Goodman, Markus Kennedy, Khalil Murphy, Derrick Parsley and Malcolm Gilbert.
Cezar Guerrero (St. John Bosco, Calif., 2011), Josh Freelove (Fort Lauderdale, Fla, 2010), Dion Waiters (Burlington NJ Life Center, 2010), Max Hooper (San Jose Valley Christian, 2010), Daniel Alexander (Dripping Springs, Texas, 2010), John Johnson (Girard College HS, 2011) and Aaric Murray (Glen Mills, 2009).
Stevie Taylor (Ghana, Ohio High, 2011), Tony Chenault (Neumann-Goretti, 2010), Maalik Wayns (Roman Catholic, 2009, Isaiah Philmore (John Carroll, 2009), Khalief Wyatt (Norristown, Pa, 2009), Devin Long (Crockett, Mich, 2009), Matt Piotrowski (Atlantic Christian, 2009) and Dominic Cheek (St. Anthony, 2009).
September 3, 2008
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American Heritage HS (Plantation, Florida), 19-9: Kenny Boynton, HoopScoop’s No. 2-rated junior, had a 61-point game at last year’s COP, and is joined by pint-sized Ray Taylor.
Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Florida), 22-6: Apaches have won four consecutive state championships and boast 6-9 Wally Judge, Rivals.com’s 26th-rated junior.
Briarcrest HS (Memphis, Tennessee), 22-12: Leslie McDonald, HoopScoop’s 15th-rated junior, teamed with fellow juniors Johnny Williams and Gregg Wooten to win state title.
Dunbar HS (Fort Myers, Florida), 21-8: Tigers reached 3A state tourney behind sophomore David Paulk & juniors Melvin German, Dontel Singleton and Jeffrey Evans.
Duncanville HS (Duncanville, Texas), 36-2: Shawn Williams and Roger Franklin, both national top-75 juniors, are 75-2 with only one in-state loss during the past two seasons.
Fayette County HS (Fayetteville, Georgia), 23-10: Tigers rode 6-6 consensus top-30 junior Noel Johnson (25 ppg, 9 rpg, 3.6 apg) all the way to the Class AAAA state-title game.
Fort Myers HS (Fort Myers, Florida), 26-4: Green Wave reached Class 5A regional semis and will build around junior big men Josh Nicholas (6-11) and Steve Spline (6-7).
Lincoln HS (Brooklyn, New York), 28-4: Lance Stephenson, HoopScoop’s No. 1-rated junior, has led the Railsplitters to three consecutive city championships.
Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, California), 35-1: Monarchs could be nation’s preseason No. 1 team, led by 6-9 brothers David & Travis Wear, who have committed to North Carolina.
Olympia HS (Orlando, Florida), 24-3: Titans won Tampa Hoops Classic and are state’s top young team, led by juniors Dexter Fields, William Green, Jamel Marshall and Martell Blue.
Roman Catholic HS (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 19-6: Cahillites, upset in the Catholic playoffs after a 14-0 regular-season, boast HoopScoop’s No. 11 junior, Malik Wayns.
St. Patrick HS (Elizabeth, New Jersey), 25-5: Kevin Boyle’s Celtics will make record eighth City of Palms appearance, powered by consensus top-10 junior Dexter Strickland.
Westchester HS (Los Angeles, California), 28-5: Comets will put their 14-0 City of Palms record on the line, led by national top-5 sophomore Dwayne Polee.
Wheeler HS (Marietta, Georgia), 30-3: Highly touted juniors Ari Stewart and Richard Howell will be trying to give Coach Doug Lipscomb his fifth state title in 16 seasons.
Winter Park HS (Winter Park, Florida), 28-2: Wildcats won first 21 games and return national top-25 freshman Austin Rivers, son of Boston Celtics coach Glenn “Doc” Rivers.
2008 Sunshine Teams
Bishop Verot HS (Fort Myers, Florida), 16-11: Host school loses a lot of size, but return juniors Brennen Melvin and Ettiene Effenberg, plus sophomore Jacquard Hagan.
Dwyer HS (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida), 24-4: Panthers return 14 of 15 players, including 6-1 junior Ramon Galloway and 6-3 freshman Jacoby Brissett.
Montverde Academy (Montverde, Florida), 24-5: Nationally regarded Eagles program will build around 6-11 Ruslan Pateev and 6-foot Dmitry Zimin, both juniors.
North Port HS (North Port, Florida), 20-7: Shaun Noriega is widely regarded as Southwest Florida’s top junior, and will lead the Bobcats to their first-ever City of Palms.
For Tournament and Ticket Information Call:
Ron Riley, Executive Director, 239-671-9347
Kristi Hurd, Event Coordinator, 239-850-1707
For Tournament Team Information (Coaches) Call:
Donnie Wilkie, VP, 941-456-9388
September 3, 2008
September 2, 2008
One of the fastest rising seniors in the country Avery Bradley has decided to relocate for his senior season. He will be attending Findlay College Prep in Las Vegas, NV this season, the main reason behind the transfer is for Avery to improve his GPA so he will be eligible for his freshmen year of college.
Avery Bradley and Abdul Gaddy formed one of the best backcourts in the country last season at Bellarmine Prep in Washington. Each of them played for the (Northwest Panthers) AAU team this summer, they each had very successful summer’s on the circuit.
Once Abdul Gaddy decommitted from Arizona a few months ago it was thought that he and Avery would possibly attend the same college. Since then things have changed with each deciding that it will be better for both in the long run if they attend different colleges. Avery Bradley has a final 3 school’s in the running for his services which include Texas, UCLA and Kansas.
Findlay Prep now has a chance to make a real impact on the national scence this upcoming season after last year making a huge splash on the prep school scence. This year’s team will not include any fifth year seniors so they will play a national high school schedule instead of a Prep school schedule. The Findlay Prep squad now includes headliners Avery Bradley, Clarence Trent and D.J. Richardson.
September 1, 2008
The 3rd annual Old School Sports & Athletics Top 40 Showcase will be taking place on September 27, 2008. This year’s event will take place at Goldey-Beacom College with the first game tipping off at 8 a.m. followed by games all day long.
Old School Sports & Athletics Top 40 Showcase Schedule @ Goldey-Beacom College
Game 1 8:00am 9th Grade A vs 9th Grade B Play In
Game 2 9:00am 9th Grade C vs 9th Grade D Play In
Game 3 10:00am 9th (Top A & C) vs 9th Grade (Top B & D) All-Star Game
Game 4 11:00am 10th Grade A vs 10th Grade B Play In
Game 5 12:00pm 10th Grade C vs 10th Grade D Play In
Game 6 1:00pm 10th (Top A & C) vs 10th Grade (Top B & D) All-Star Game
Game 7 2:00pm 9th (Top 10 All-Stars) vs 10th (Top 10 All-Stars) Showcase Game
Game 8 3:00pm 11th Grade A vs 11th Grade B Play In
Game 9 4:00pm 11th Grade C vs 11th Grade D Play In
Game 10 5:00pm 11th (Top A & C) vs 11th Grade (Top B & D) All-Star Game
Game 11 6:00pm 12th Grade A vs 12th Grade B Play In
Game 12 7:00pm12th Grade C vs 12th Grade D Play In
Game 13 8:00pm12th (Top A & C) vs 12th Grade (Top B & D) All-Star Game
Game 14 9:00pm11th (Top 10 All-Stars) vs 12th (Top 10 All-Stars) Showcase Game
August 26, 2008
Derrick Favors @ Elite 24
This a clip of Derrick Favors highlights from the Elite 24 @ Rucker Park
August 26, 2008
The Hoophall Classic held at Springfield College during MLK weekend is loaded this year. Some of the key players in attendance this year include Lance Stephenson (Lincoln, NY), Xavier Henry (Putnam City, OK), DeMarcus Cousins (LeFlore, AL), David & Travis Wear (Mater Dei, CA), Dominic Cheek (St. Anthony’s, NJ), Kenny Boynton (American Heritage, FL) and Tristan Thompson (St. Benedict’s, NJ). More
August 24, 2008
|Abdul Gaddy||Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma, Wash.)||PG||2009||0|
|Brandon Knight||Pine Crest (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)||PG||2010||12|
|Derrick Favors||South Atlanta (Atlanta, Ga.)||PF||2009||16|
|Dexter Strickland||St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.)||PG||2009||17|
|Dion Waiters||Life Center Academy (Burlington, N.J.)||SG||2010||8|
|Dominic Cheek||St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.)||SG||2009||23|
|Doron Lamb||Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)||PG||2010||25|
|Durand Scott||Rice (New York, N.Y.)||SG||2009||15|
|Erik Murphy||St. Mark’s (Southborough, Mass.)||PF||2009||9|
|Jared Sullinger||Northland (Columbus, Ohio)||PF||2010||6|
|Jeremy Tyler||San Diego (San Diego, Calif.)||PF||2010||8|
|John Wall||Word of God (Raleigh, N.C.)||PG||2009||10|
|Jordan Hamilton||Dominguez (Compton, Calif.)||SF||2009||13|
|Josh Smith||Kentwood (Covingon, Wash.)||C||2010||11|
|Karron Johnson||Mount Zion Academy (Durham, N.C.)||PF||2009||4|
|Kenny Boynton Jr.||American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.)||SG||2009||16|
|Lance Stephenson||Lincoln (Brooklyn, N.Y.)||SG||2009||29|
|LaQuinton Ross||Word of God (Raleigh, N.C.)||SG||2011||9|
|Maalik Wayns||Roman Catholic (Philadelphia, Pa.)||PG||2009||10|
|Nolan Dennis||Richland (Richland, Texas)||SG||2009||4|
|Ryan Kelly||Ravenscroft (Raleigh, N.C.)||PF||2009||2|
|Tony Wroten Jr.||Garfield (Seattle, Wash.)||SG||2011||4|
|Trae Golden||McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.)||PG||2010||5|
|Tristan Thompson||St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.)||SF||2010||4|