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) […]
For the second year I’ve had the privilege of scouting ECI Team Camp in Jacksonville, NC. This camp is always very competitive and well ran by Mr. Wells Gullage, teams from around the State come in to compete and there is always a good amount of sleeper prospects that can be found, in 2014 I […]
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 […]
Due to some last minuted scheduling conflicts (hey, life happens) I was only able to attend the final day of the Big Shots Winston-Salem AAU basketball tournament. Fortunately, as many of you who follow AAU know, the last day is Championship Day! So I still had a chance to catch several players in action, some […]
Full game replay of AAU basketball action from the 2015 Grassroots Tip Off Classic, held in Greensboro, NC during the first NCAA live recruiting period of the year. This game features PSB Select Gold 17U taking on UBA Red 17U on day two action from the tournament.
More live action from the 2015 Grassroots Tip-Off Classic held in Greensboro, NC during the last weekend of the NCAA live period for April. This game features the surging Charlotte Royals against the Virginia based Spectrum Sports Academy and big man Devonnte Holland.
Team Winston 17U takes on the NC Court Kings in this NCAA live period match up from the 2015 Phenom Hoops Challenge AAU tournament, held in Greensboro, NC. Featured players include Mikhal Seals, Lacey Gathings, Chris Freeman, Akai Pruitt, Charles Norman
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of scouting the National High School Tournament in New York City, the atmosphere was amazing and each day the gym was full of talented fans, media and players. Listed below are our very own awards for their tournament as well as some younger players that have the […]