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  By James Blackburn  Dozens of college coaches from all 3 levels of NCAA packed Proehlific Park on Saturday to watch over 30 HS teams compete on 3 courts. The games were competitive and there was a plethora of talent on hand. I tried to watch as many teams as I could while there for […]

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There’s dirty money to be made in recruiting, and it’s about to get a whole lot dirtier. It’s not made the way people think; most players in the world of college basketball and football recruiting are just trying to land college scholarships. We’re talking about the rare players worth money – potential pro players. These […]


By James Blackburn  National powerhouse Oak Hill Academy played against Hargrave on Monday night at North Surry HS. The game was  two 20-minute halves with college rules. A third period of 12 minutes was also played after as well. The game featured over 26 D-1 players and multiple college coaches and talent scouts were on […]


By James Blackburn I had the opportunity to attend one of Combine Academies recent practices in Charlotte and check out some of their talent on hand. Combine Academy is a prep school that currently has locations in Charlotte and Atlanta and field 5 different teams. If you are a college coach at any level, Combine […]


ESPNU will televise the 10th annual Under Armour Elite 24 featuring more than 20 elite college basketball recruits on Friday, August 21, and Saturday, August 22, from Pier 2 in Brooklyn with New York City’s iconic skyline as the backdrop.  The two-night, outdoor event begins with the slam dunk contest (Friday at 7 p.m. ET) […]

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Part I – Working The Phones Names and places have been changed to protect anyone who thinks this might hit too close to home…but these examples are based on true events from the past few years. These are, obviously, not the real names of these coaches, players or schools. Seated at a minuscule desk forced […]


As in past years when I’ve covered the EYBL, I’m always impressed by the format and organization – it’s a fantastic chance to scout many of the top recruits in a single location. This year the big draws were Harry Giles and Jayson Tatum, the #1 and #2 players in the 2016 class respectively. I […]


The 2015 Southeast Summer Showcase was once again loaded with high level Division I and Division II talent, including Kris Monroe (SF, 6’6″, 2018), JP Moorman (F, 6’6″, 2017) and Andrew Zauzama (PF, 6’7″, 2017). Here’s a rebroadcast of the championship game. Rosters: Home (White Jerseys) 17 Marquise Green 116 Andrew Tauzama Away (Blue Jerseys) […]

Close Up Of Wooden Floor Basketball Court

Brandon Mayhan 6 2 Morehead High School Team Phoenix Ritch Deshawn Patterson 5 10 undecided River City Reign NC Brandon Childress 6 0 Wesleyan Christian Academy Karolina Diamonds Joe Stone 6 1 Riverview High Devonte Barker 6 4 Faith Assembly Christian Academy NC Elite Devon Dotson 6 1 Providence Day Deshaun Leftwich 6 3 Trinity […]