Across the U.S., each new basketball season brings a bevy of fledgling minor league basketball teams, all looking to establish themselves in the world of semi-pro sports. Unfortunately, almost all of these teams will fold in less than one season. Some estimates place the number of failed basketball teams over the past decade as higher […]

By James Blackburn Basketball Elite prides itself in following and scouting all levels of basketball, not just HS or college basketball. We have been fortunate enough to be able to scout overseas combine events, NBA games, and NBA Summer Leagues in the past. Giovonne (Gio) Woods was a player that James Blackburn first scouted 3 […]

The documentary “Rebotes” (translated as “Rebounds” in English) is a documentary which follows two pro basketball players as they land in Chile to play for a team they know little about, in a country where they are completely out of their element. The entire film can be viewed above; it shows the realities that many […]

By James Blackburn Game film from Overseas Basketball Camp- #49 Black I had the privilege again this year to scout the Overseas Basketball Camp in July ( which is a showcase event for college players who want to be seen by European coaches and agents. This was my third year scouting the event and this […]

Comparing the Success of College Seniors to International Players drafted in 2nd round since 2000 Juan Carlos Navarro sits atop the list of good international NBA draft picks. By James Blackburn Notes About How This List Was Created • Good pro means they played for 5 years or more in NBA and/or played/contributed significantly • […]

Henry Sims, a 6’11” PF/C who just finished up his senior season at Georgetown, worked to show he might be an NBA prospect at the Portsmouth Invitational this year. We caught up with Henry to get his thoughts on his draft prospects and what he’s working on to try and get to that pro level.

Photo: WAVY By James Blackburn Game 1: Norfolk Sports Club vs. K & D Landscaping Norfolk Sports Club wins 80-67 Box Score Scouting Reports Agustus Gilchrist (South Florida, 6’10”, F) Did a good job defending the post-stayed straight up and didn’t allow any room for offense to operate-stood his ground- strong. Looked uncomfortable on the […]

Photo Source:The Daily Press By James Blackburn Game 1: Portsmouth Sports Club vs. Norfolk Sports Club Portsmouth Sports Club wins 88-76 Box Score Scouting Reports Henry Sims (Georgetown, 6’10”, C) Looked comfortable and calm on the FT line-soft touch. Has the ability to step out and hit the 18’ midrange shot. Good size and good […]

By James Blackburn USA wins 88-77 Box Score Game Notes First Half • The USA is lacking a play making PG- has mostly scoring guards on roster • Sloppy game early- USA is turnover prone • USA is really struggling- giving up open 3 pointers, not getting back on defense, and allowing too many straight […]