New Interviews on Premo Hoops Blog

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I just wanted to let everyone know that comes to this blog to go checkout the recent interviews I conducted with some players. They can be found at my new blog Premo Hoops Recruiting http://www.premohoopsrecruiting.wordpress.com

New Blog Open Now

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I have started the new Premo Hoops Recruiting blog. It can be found at http://www.premohoopsrecruiting.wordpress.com

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

Waverly Austin (God’s Academy, TX) Class of 2010 Interview

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Waverly AustinI had a chance to catch up with Waverly Austin from Dallas, TX in the class of 2010 last night to get an update on how the recruiting process is going for him.

At 6’10/235lbs Austin is a good athlete who runs the floor well and does a good job crashing the boards on both ends. He finishes strong inside and has a nice touch out to the mid-range. On the defensive end he blocks or alters a lot of shots with his leaping ability.

PHR: What schools are showing the most interest right now?
WA: Georgetown, Florida State, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Arkansas and Florida International.

PHR: What schools have offered?
WA: Florida International but I believe many of the others will soon.

PHR: What are you looking for in a college?
WA: I want early playing time and academics are important to me.

PHR: Did you have a dream school growing up?
WA: Yes Georgetown, which I am taking an official visit there this weekend.

PHR: Do you have a timetable for when you will commit?
WA: I want to make my decision before the basketball season starts.

PHR: Do you have anymore official visits setup?
WA: Not yet I will after the RBK All-American camp in July.

Delaware Adidas JR Phenom Camp Postponed

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adidas-jrThe Delaware Adidas JR Phenom camp that was scheduled for May 2-3, 2009 has been postponed till futher notice. Keep checking back on Grassrootsballin for any breaking news about the Adidas JR Phenom Camp.

Big Apple Invitational All-Tournament Teams

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bigappleFirst 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

Honorable Mention

Johnny Lacy  SR.  Notre Dame Prep, MA (Providence)

Reynaldo Walters  JR.  Cardozo, NY