Michael Moreno showing off versatile offensive game

GEORGETOWN, Ky. -- We've been watching 2019 Scott County (KY) Michael Moreno since he was in 8th grade. He's progressed from a big body to a high IQ center to a stretch forward to a versatile offensive threat. It's obvious from his game that he works hard to get better. Playing under legendary Kentucky high school coach Billy Hicks, Mike has evolved into a player that's hard to matchup with defensively. He led Scott County to a 31-6 season as a sophomore, averaging 21.8 PPG and 10.0 rebounds pe

Curtis Aiken Jr. flying under the radar

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- It’s not often a player with big offers is totally off the radar, but such seems to be the case with 2018 point guard Curtis Aiken Jr. Curtis plays in the sometimes-forgotten basketball city of Pittsburgh, PA and is one of the best talents in the area. His North Allegheny squad is perennially among the contenders from the area. Yet, under the radar he flies. This tough scoring guard can fill it up in bunches, especially from deep where he loves to fire jumpers. He’s got a kna

CJ Fredrick is one of the midwest's best shooters

COVINGTON, Ky. -- After seeing 2018 SG CJ Fredrick play for the Queen City Prophets 15U at the Spiece Run N Slam in 2015, we thought he had a chance to be a good player. As a rising sophomore, CJ was a skinny guard with a good jumpshot. Since then, he has come a  long way and, by improving tremendously, has established himself as someone who can make an impact from day 1 on the college level. Coming off a great high school season, where despite injuries, CJ lead his team in scoring with 19.7 PP

Player Intro: 2019 F Anderson Mirambeaux

SCOTT DEPOT, Wv. -- 2019 Teays Valley Christian (WV) PF Anderson Mirambeaux spent the end of high school season adjusting to his team and getting comfortable on the court. Now, he’s showing off his high talent level on one of the best AAU teams in the nation, Boo Williams 17U. He has been a part of a 7-1 start in the EYBL, one of the 3 major shoe circuits, and coaches are beginning to take notice. This big fella loves to operate in the post, where he has a variety of moves. He is a straight up

Nike EYBL Session 1 Top Performers

HAMPTON, Va. -- We spent the weekend at Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, Virginia for the first session of the Nike EYBL. The Nike league has become one of the best playeces to see talent from all over the country during the AAU season. With this past weekend being the first of 2 spring evaluation periods for D1 coaches, the gym was packed out with coaches, players, and media looking for the next big thing. As follows are some of the top performers from the games we watched: After a grea

Smooth guard Judah Jordan is on the rise

BALTIMORE, Md. -- We first introduced you to 2019 PG Judah Jordan in 2015. Fast-forward a year and a half later, and the 2019 PG is about to truly break onto the scene. After a solid, but injury-ridden, season as Capitol Christian’s starting point, he will head into AAU season with the task of running a talented Team Melo 16U squad. This heady player has a knack for getting into the paint, where he can finish or find an open teammate for a great look. Judah has the ball on a string and rarely t

Brandon Stone ready for AAU after Dominating Junior Year

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- A name that is about to start appearing all over the recruiting world is 2018 Southmoreland (PA) big man Brandon Stone. A little known prospect outside of his region, the big fella should blow up during this AAU season. He dominated this season, averaging 26 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 blocks per game as one of the best players in the WPIAL (Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League), a league consisting of Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas. There are not many bi

Deaundra Murphy showing ability as big time scorer during senior campaign

HUNTINGTON, WV -- 2017 SG DeAundra Murphy is one of the best remaining players in the state of West Virginia. He is the leader of a good Huntington St. Joseph team and is currently leading the state of West Virginia in scoring at 29.9 PPG to go along with 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals. Coming off a state championship season where he was one of 3 major class of 2017 players for a very good team, things look a little different this time around. Keith Clemons (now at Wesley Christian) and Jo

Flyin to the Hoop 2017 Recap

DAYTON, Ohio -- Of the events across the country that we have to hit every year, Flyin’ to the Hoop is near the top of the list. Taking place in basketball-crazy Dayton, Ohio, this event is one of the premier ones in the Midwest. It’s very common for each day of the event to reach standing room only at some point and the crowd to absolutely go nuts for a couple plays a day. Featuring most of the best players in Ohio and some great out of state teams, this event is really fun. As follows are of

Cancer Research Classic 2017 Recap

WHEELING, Wv. -- Every calendar year, the first event that we have to hit is the Cancer Research Classic in Wheeling, WV. Now in its 10th year, the event has become one of the best in the nation and is always loaded with talent from top to bottom. Doc Merrick and his staff are extremely accommodating and this year was no different. The Cancer Research Classic, better known as the CRC, is one of the most talent filled events every year, being able to claim recent #1 picks Ben Simmons and Andrew W

Keith Clemons is a name to know!

ALLEN, Ky. -- 2017 PG Keith Clemons is a name quickly emerging on our radars and that should also be emerging on the radars of college coaches. After spending his first 3 years at Huntington St. Joe’s in West Virginia, the Norcross, GA native has moved to Wesley Christian in Kentucky for his senior year. “It’s going great. We play a national schedule, which allows me to play against better players while also getting exposure I didn’t have in West Virginia. It has taken some adjustment, as most

Holiday Hoopsgiving 2016 Top Performers/Recap

Trevon was absolutely awesome on Friday night. He wasn’t out to score but was out to get the win. He in unstoppable going off the bounce and his ability to adjust in mid-air is simply unfair at times. He took over the game down the stretch with both his ability to score at the rim and the ability to set up teammates for easy looks. He finished with 24 points, 6 assists, and 5 steals. Duke offered him after the game and he recently set a final 5 of Arizona, Baylor, Duke, Kansas, and Seton Hall

Richard Gatewood set to take over at 22 Ft. Academy

GREENVILLE, Sc. -- Following the resignation of head coach Ryan Schmidt, 22 Ft. Academy was looking for a new head coach and today they have their man. Richard Gatewood, formerly the head coach of Taylor County High School in Campbellsville, Kentucky has officially been named the next head coach at the South Carolina school. The official quote from Gatewood himself: "Today I'll be resigning as the coach of the Taylor County Boy's Basketball team. I will be moving to South Carolina to become the

Chase Johnson making huge strides

RIPLEY, Wv. -- The State of West Virginia puts out multiple division 1 players every year. In the class of 2017, the state as a whole seems to be having an up year with a loaded class. Near the top is 2017 Ripley forward Chase Johnson. He has a chance to be the school’s second high major prospect in the last 7 years, following 2011 G Chase Fischer who played at Wake Forest and then BYU. This long and lanky forward is an absolute nightmare to guard on the offensive end. His versatility is the fi

Court XIV Exposure Camp Recap

CHARLESTON, Wv. -- Now in its 3rd year, we’ve covered the Court XIV camp every year it has been in existence, even when it was known as Nathan Conley’s Exposure Camp back in the day. This year’s iteration was the most talented one yet, a testament to the camp staff and the growing level of talent in the state of West Virginia. Event staff Nathan Conley and Tom Bower were incredibly hospitable and also ran a tight ship, fitting a skill workout, a combine, and 3 games per team into a short day. A

Christian Brown showing he is one of the top 2019s in the country

COLUMBIA, Sc. -- If there’s a 2019 in the country who seems poised to blow up, it is AC Flora (SC) wing Christian Brown. Limitless potential is the easiest way to describe this lanky and athletic wing. He has began to star for the loaded Georgia Stars 2019 team who have shown in the last 2 months that they are one of the best 15U teams in the entire nation. Christian, or CJ as people call him, is a 6’6 wing with crazy athleticism and long + lanky frame. He is super explosive going to the rim an

2019 DJ Burns making a name for himself

ATLANTA, Ga. -- If there is a young big man almost no one is talking about nationally, DJ Burns fits the bill. The big man from York Prep (SC) has joined the prestigious Georgia Stars program and made an immediate impact. To put it frankly: DJ can play. He a wide shouldered post player that has the ability to score over both shoulder. His game reminds the common fan of players such as Elton Brand, Zach Randolph, and Kennedy Meeks as guys who are not the most athletic but understand how to use t

2019 PG Ashton Hagans establishing himself

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Ashton Hagans established himself as one of the best 2019 point guards in the country with a strong freshman season at Newton HS (GA) in which his team finished with a record of 26-5 and a state final 4 appearance.  Ashton told me that he loved the experience of playing in the final four and thought it allowed him to get some valuable experience. Our staff had the chance to see him at the Norman Parker Showcase 2 weekends again and we came away impressed, to say the least. This

Peyton Broughton seeing a lot of interest

LONDON, Ky. -- Over the course of a big junior season in which he is averaging right around 21 points per game, Peyton Broughton has seen some schools of various levels lock in on him. While recruiting isn't yet at the forefront for the junior shooting guard, he has been talking to Clemson, Tennessee, UAB, EKU, NKU, South Alabama, Lehigh, and Toledo. He's visited UAB, Clemson, and EKU unofficially during the season and had similar thoughts about all his visits. "All the schools had great facili

Flyin' to the Hoop Recap/Top Performers

KETTERING, Oh. -- Half of our staff spent the weekend at one of the best events in the nation, the Good Samaritan Flyin' to the Hoop in basketball-crazed Dayton, Ohio. The format for the most part is 23 games of "Ohio vs Everybody" showing off the state's best teams against some of the best players from around the nation. We saw everything from crazy buzzer beaters to sick dunks and awesome crowds in a fun filled weekend. Eric Horstman, Steve Huebner, and the staff do a fantastic job taking care
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