February 3, 2009
Class of 2009, News, Recruiting News
grassrootsballin, Kansas, lance stephenson, Lincoln, Maryland, Memphis, New York, NYC, Premo Hoops Recruiting, St. John's, USC
This past weekend at the Comcast Center there was a special surprise guest in attendance for the Terrapins game against the University of Miami. The guest was five star recruit Lance Stephenson (Lincoln, NY) who decided to take an official visit to Maryland last weekend.
The official visit came as a big surprise since in the past few weeks; University of Maryland never got mentioned in his list of schools he was considering. The school list includes St. John’s, Memphis, USC and Kansas. One thing on “Terrapins” side might be that his high school teammate James Padgett signed with Maryland in the fall.
The recruitment of Lance Stephenson will continue to be long and drawn out and when it comes down to it he is destined to be a one and done player at the college level next year. So it should be interesting over the next few months to see if anymore surprise school show up on his radar.
Lance Stephenson is averaging 32.5 points and 11.6 rebounds per game this season.
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
December 21, 2008
Events, News, Xmas Tournaments
2008, Austin Rivers, Bishop Verot, City of Palms Classic, David Wear, Day 3, Derrick Gordon, Florida, Ft. Myers, Game Recaps, High School Basketball, lance stephenson, Lincoln, Mater Dei, Michael Gilchrist, News, Noel Johnson, scores, Shawn Williams, Wheeler, Winter Park
This day belonged to the young guns with huge performances by class of 2011 standouts Austin Rivers (Winter Park, FL) who had 30 points and 3 rebounds in a upset of Westchester, CA and Michael Gilchrist (St. Patrick, NJ) who totaled 30 points, 14 rebounds and 7 blocks in a easy win over Word of God, NC. Derick Gordan (St. Patrick, NJ) also from class of 2011 had a big night with 27 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals. More
December 20, 2008
Events, News, Recruiting News, Xmas Tournaments
2008, Austin Rivers, Bishop Verot, California, City of Palms Classic, David Wear, Day 2, Dwayne Polee, Events, Florida, high school, Kenny Boynton, lance stephenson, Lesile McDonald, Lincoln, Mater Dei, Noel Johnson, NYC, recruiting, Rodney McGruder, scores, Travis Wear, Wally Judge
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 12, 2008
Class of 2009, Events, News, Recruiting News
Born Ready, Coney Island, Duncanville, lance stephenson, Lincoln, New York, Shawn Williams, Texas
In a match-up of top 10 teams #10 Duncanville (TX) defeated # 6 Lincoln (NY) 77 to 57 behind 20 points from 6’7 wing Shawn Williams. Lance Stephenson aka “Born Ready” from Coney Island Lincoln High didn’t disappoint with a full arsenal on the offensive end with a game high 32 points on 13-21 field goal.
In the early going of this contest it looked like Duncanville would run away with the game leading 20 to 4 at the end of the first quarter with Lance Stephenson picking up 2 early fouls. The start of the second quarter Lance was back on the floor and put his team on his back scoring 15 points in the quarter helping Lincoln out score Duncanville 32 to 15 taking a 36 to 35 lead into the half.
In the second half Duncanville just proved to be over powering pulling away in the fourth quarter. Other players that had standout performances were juniors Perry Jones and Julian Washburn who both scored in double figures and were active on the glass.
Lance Stephenson listed Kansas, St. John’s, USC and Memphis as possible places for him to land next season.
August 26, 2008
2009, basketball, Demarcus Cousins, Dominic Cheek, high school, Hoophall Classic, hoops, Kenny Boynton, lance stephenson, Lincoln, MLK, Springfield, Xavier Henry
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
February 16, 2008
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Top Ranked Junior Guard Lance Stephenson aka Born Ready.
Lance Stephenson is ranked in the Top 5 players in the class of 2009. This mix was provided by Hoopmixtape.com.
January 12, 2008
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SNY.tv – SNY Invitational
2008 SNY Invitational
On February 1st-2nd of 2008, SNY, the television home of the New York Mets and Jets, will extend its reach into the high school sports arena by producing and televising the inaugural ‘SNY Invitational’ – an annual tournament that will become the supreme high school basketball tournament in the region. Sanctioned by the Public School Athletic League (PSAL), the 2008 ‘SNY Invitational’ will feature the following four boys’ varsity basketball teams from the New York City landscape: The Abraham Lincoln Railsplitters, Benjamin N. Cardozo Judges, John F. Kennedy Knights and the Frederick Douglass Lions. One of the represented teams – Abraham Lincoln High School – boasts NYC basketball phenom Lance Stephenson, dubbed “the king of high school basketball in New York City”.
Featured on-air talent for the ‘SNY Invitational’ include Gary Cohen, the renowned New York Mets and Seton Hall basketball play-by-play announcer, analyst and former L.A. Lakers guard John Celestand as well as roving reporter Kevin Burkhardt – the talented and popular field reporter on SNY’s Mets telecasts. The games will be produced by Gregg Picker, who also produces all of the Mets telecasts on SNY, and directed by Bill Webb, the current director for Mets games on SNY and World Series’ and MLB All-Star games on FOX.
The’SNY invitational’ will also showcase prominent entertainment acts including professional dance teams, live national anthem, drum lines, MCs and more – all of which will be announced at a later date. In addition, spectators can expect to meet numerous celebrities including former New York Mets pitcher Ron Darling and Mister Cee – a radio personality and current SNY contributor to Daily News Live.
Tickets will be available for purchase soon and as an added bonus every SNY Invitational ticket is good for a future NJ Nets ticket. For ticket information call 212-228-5558
For more information, visit http://www.snyinvitational.com
December 8, 2007
2008, 2009, 2K Sports, All-American Shootout, American Christian, basketball, lance stephenson, Lincoln, Tyreke Evans
In the 2K Sports All-American Shootout American Christian, (PA) earned a easy win over IMG Academy, (FL) 114 to 88. The opening game saw Lincoln, (NY) defeat St. Xavier, (KY) in a 56 to 36 blowout. Standout sophomore Lance Stephenson of Lincoln, (NY) who I have ranked # 2 in the class of 2009 missed the game with a sprained ankle. In the nightcap Tyreke Evans and Lamont Jones put on a show for the fans with some outstanding indiviual performances. Tyreke Evans led all scorers with 46 points on 18 for 27 from the field, he also had 6 steals, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks. Lamont Jones who is committed to U of Louisville had a monster game with 33 points on 12 for 23 from the field. The only bright spot for IMG Academy was U of Lousiville signee Jared Swopshire who put up 33 points on 10 for 21 from the field and had 12 rebounds. American Christian improves to 9-0 and IMG Academy 6-3 for the season.
December 6, 2007
2009, hoops, lance stephenson, Lincoln, Louisville, UNC
In the season opener for Lincoln, Lance helped lead his team to hard fought win over Jefferson,NY 79 to 72. It was thought that Lance might have to miss this game with a sprained ankle but he was able to go come game time and finished with 20 points.