2009 NC Adidas JR Phenom 150 Camp

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North Carolina Adidas Junior Phenom 150 Camp

Forsyth Country Day School

Lewisville, NC

October 24, 2009

This past weekend I traveled down to beautiful North Carolina to check out the Adidas 150 Phenom Camp. There was a nice amount of talent scattered throughout the different gyms on Forsyth Country Day School campus. The event was very well organized and ran on-time which is always a great plus when going and covering these type of events.

I posted a short video highlight of some of the action on my youtube page called Premo Hoops. This is the link to the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37yipdjj2HE.

Some of the top talent in this event included:

Will Saunders (NW Guilford HS, NC) 6’4 (SG) Class of 2010

Saunders was a very impressive athlete at this event using his athleticism to score a ton of buckets. He consistently scores on high flying dunks throughout the showcase along with a smooth looking jumper out beyond the arc. He plays with a ton of energy on both ends of the floor, well also doing a good job on the boards.

Andrew White (Thomas Dale HS, VA) 6’5 (SG) Class of 2011

White is a very long athletic combo between shooting guard and wing. He is a big time leaper and shot blocker. He also scores in many different ways from a smooth mid-range jumper to in the post with his back to the basket. White is also very aggressive on the boards and sees the floor well. He is a little under the radar right now as national recruitment stands but look for him to blow up in the near future. More

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Tristan Thompson (2010) Power Forward Finds New Home

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Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson a consensus top five prospect in the class of 2010 who was dismissed from St. Benedict’s Prep (NJ) team last week for public insubordination has found a new school. The talented forward who is verbally committed to (Texas) has decided to finish his year at Findlay Prep (NV) which is ranked #3 in the ESPN Rise Top 50 rankings.

Tristan has been granted eligibility and started to practice with the team, he will suit up for Findlay Prep (NV) this Friday when they travel to Dallas, TX to take on Duncanville (TX). Findlay Prep is currently undefeated with a record of 28-0. At Findlay Prep (NV) Tristan joins fellow Canadian in Corey Joseph along with fellow Texas commit Avery Bradley.

This is a huge pick up for such an already talent heavy team, it will be interesting to see how he gels with his new teammates. The team has a high level of chemistry so it will take him some time to figure out what his role will be with them. There is no denying the tremendous amount of talent that Tristan has along with his huge upside.

Findlay Prep (NV) has been invited to participate in the inaugural ESPN Rise National High School Invitational tournament being held in Bethesda, MD at Georgetown Prep on April 3-5th.

2009 Spalding Hoophall Classic (Oak Hill Academy vs. South Atlanta)

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hoophall-09This 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.

Will Regan (Nichols, NY) Q&A Recruiting Update

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Will Regan (2010)

Will Regan (2010)

Will Regan (Nichols, NY) Q&A Class of 2010

 

PHR: What school’s are on your list?

WR: Michigan, Maryland, Arizona State and Stanford

PHR: Do you have a favorite?

WR: No I mean it’s really open those are just the schools who have contacted me and I like.

PHR: What are you looking for in a program?

WR: Teammates I can get along with and a good school with high academics. A good school all around where you can have a good experience.

PHR: Have you taken any un-official or official visits yet?

WR: Yes, I have taken a lot of visits which include the four schools I mentioned earlier along with Duke, Providence and Penn State.

PHR: Do you have a timetable set for when you will commit?

WR: After the high school season and before the end of the AAU season.

Will Regan is a 6’8 very fundamentally skilled post player with the ability to step outside and hit the 3 pointer with a smooth looking stroke. He is a monster on the boards going after every shot that goes up on both ends. On the defensive end he has the ability to block shots and also start the break with nice crisp outlet passes to guards on the wings. He uses an array of post moves with either hand on the inside to score and also has a nice touch off the glass from either block. He will definitely be a nice addition to any team on his list with his aggressiveness on the boards and high basketball I.Q. along with playing a 100% all the time.

Roscoe Smith (Walbrook, MD) Q&A Recruiting Update

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Roscoe Smith (2010)

Roscoe Smith (2010)

 

 

Roscoe Smith (Walbrook, MD) Q&A Class of 2010

PHR: What school’s are on your list?

RS: Connecticut, Georgetown, UNC, Kansas, Maryland, Texas, Memphis, Florida, USC, UCLA, Virginia, Virginia Tech and more.

PHR: Do you have a favorite?

RS: Everybody has an equally chance right now.

PHR: What are some of the deciding factors you are looking for in a program and school?

RS: Things I am really looking for is coaching, a coach and players I can feel comfortable around and play with.

Roscoe Smith is a 6’8 extremely long and athletic wing forward who plays aggressive at both ends of the floor. He attacks the rim well with either hand and uses his athletic ability to finish strong inside. He has range out beyond the 3pt line with ease and a nice mid-range pull up jumper. He uses his long frame on the defensive end of the floor to alter and swat away shots with ease. He has a ton of upside which is why so many schools are after him for his services.

Updated Player School Lists

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Class of 2009

Players school list:

Ferrakohn Hall (White Station, TN)

Offers: Oklahoma State, Memphis, UAB and Arkansas

Showing Interest: Tennessee, Missouri and Syracuse

Favorite: “I don’t really have any favorites. I think all of those schools that I mentioned are great schools.”

Note: “I might be visiting UAB unofficially on the 20th, but nothing’s final.” Also, as for his offer from defending the NCAA Tournament runner-up, Hall said, “Memphis offered me way back in my tenth grade summer.” In addition, Hall told me, “I’m still completely open to all colleges. I’m nowhere near making a decision on where I want to go.”

Class of 2010

Players school list:

Tobias Harris (Long Island Lutheran, NY)

Offers: Syracuse, Uconn, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Maryland, Louisville, West Virginia and others.

Showing Interest: “Right now it’s open, so any school that’s coming in right now I’m looking at.”

Favorite: “No favorite I am looking to have a top 5 after the season.”

Class of 2011

Players school list:

James McAdoo (Norfolk Christian, VA)

Offers: Florida and UCLA

Showing Interest: North Carolina, UCLA, Texas, Georgetown, Wake Forest, Clemson, UConn, Ohio State and Syracuse

Favorite: UCLA, UNC and Florida

Notes: McAdoo, who has visited Duke in the past said that “as of now, yes,” the Blue Devils are out of the picture.

Provided by Alex Schwartz (NorthStar BBall Blog)

Boost Mobile Elite 24 @ Rucker Park (Lance Stephenson & John Wall Standout)

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Elite 24

Elite 24

2008 Boost Mobile Elite 24 @ Rucker Park Recap

 

 

I was in attendance at the 3rd annual Elite 24 game held at the famous “Rucker Park” in Harlem, NY which took place on Friday night. This game brings together 24 of the elite high school players in the country regardless of shoe affiliation to go head to head in this all-star game. On Friday night the blue squad “Skip to My Lou” earned a 135 to 121 victory over the white squad “The Goat”.

The players who were awarded the MVP’s were Lance Stephenson (Lincoln, NY) aka “Born Ready” with a game high 29pts, John Wall (Word of God, NC) aka “Ammo” aka “Make’em Fall” with 10pts & 6ast, Dominic Cheek (St. Anthony’s, NJ) aka “Peek A Boo” with 23pts, 7rebs & 3stl and Maalik Wayns (Roman Catholic, PA) aka “So Unique” with 10pts and 8ast. More

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