2024 McDonald's All-American Game: Girls East and West headshots released
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by Rick Suter
2w ago
The 2024 McDonald’s All-American Game will tip off on Tuesday, April 2, at Toyota Center in Houston and showcase 24 of the top girls’ basketball players in the country. It’s the 22nd edition of the highly anticipated girls all-star event, with loaded rosters on both sides that include Imari Berry, Justice Carlton, Joyce Edwards, Mackenly Randolph, and top-ranked standout Sarah Strong. Ahead of the action, here’s a look at each All-American in what could be another iconic addition to the game’s growing history in women’s basketball ..read more
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2024 McDonald's All-American Game: Boys East and West headshots released
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by Rick Suter
2w ago
The best of the best in high school basketball has begun to prep for the 2024 McDonald’s All-American Game, which takes place on Tuesday, April 2, at Toyota Center in Houston. The West and East teams are loaded with talent, top-tier prospects from Cooper Flagg to VJ Edgecombe to Ace Bailey, who will look to shine one final time in the high school space before heading to the next chapter. The outcome of this year’s game provides a little extra motivation for the West team, though, with the East ahead in the overall win total by one game (22 to 21). Ahead of the anticipated tipoff, here’s a loo ..read more
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G League Ignite to shut down: Details from Shams Charania
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by Logan Newman
3w ago
Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said during All-Star Weekend that the future of G League Ignite was being assessed, there have been rumors that the program is nearing the end of its lifespan. On Thursday, Athletic reporter Shams Charania reported that this will be the team’s final season. The G League Ignite will play its final game on March 28 before shuttering. “Before, I felt there was a hole in the marketplace we were filling,” Silver said during All-Star Weekend. “Now, my focus is turning to earlier development of those players.” When Ignite launched in 2020, it ser ..read more
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March Madness, indeed: Best of high school basketball playoffs in images
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by USA TODAY HSS Staff
1M ago
The high-flying moments from the high school basketball court in March haven’t skipped a beat, with the postseason action providing plenty of drama and must-see moments. As the 2023-24 season nears an end, we’re taking a look back at the best photos of the month (so far ..read more
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Boys high school basketball playoffs in images
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by USA TODAY HSS Staff
1M ago
Hoop dreams continue to become a reality as the 2023-24 high school basketball season winds down and more champions are crowned across the country. With that comes a treasure trove of images captured from state to state, the high-flying moments that genuinely depict the 1000 words each can often highlight. These are the USA TODAY HSS staff’s favorites from the past few weeks of boys high school basketball ..read more
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Watch: This 7th grader from North Carolina throws down a nasty dunk
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by Kristian Dyer
3M ago
Antwan ‘AJ’ Scott seems to know one thing: You never fake the funk on a really nasty dunk. There is no fronting here, Scott is a legit phenom with a simply huge upside. And the class of 2029 prospect (yes, do the math on that one) is a middle school standout who already has some serious elevation. Scott, from North Carolina, has explosiveness to his game that is impressive at any age. What makes this dunk impressive, or rather even more impressive, is the fact that there appears to be some contact on the way up. But Scott still elevates and gets the dunk off, which is impressive no matter the ..read more
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Sons of former NBA players to keep an eye on this high school basketball season
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by Rick Suter
5M ago
Glance through the rosters of high school basketball teams across the country, and you’ll notice more than a few familiar last names. In fact, you’ll notice more than a few. Many of the NBA stars from the past 20 years are now taking on the classic role of basketball parents—and, in some instances, the coaches—to a promising crop of high school talent. While professional lineage isn’t anything new throughout the hardwood history that has shaped high school basketball, the amount of former NBA players’ sons in the current classes is something rather remarkable. From Dee Brown to Marcus Fizer to ..read more
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Montverde standout Cooper Flagg reclassifies to 2024 class
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by Rick Suter
8M ago
It’s been a busy week and a half for Cooper Flagg, the 6-foot-8 talent who has the basketball world watching his every move. He first hit the headlines in early August after a rumor swirled that he beat NBA all-star Bradley Beal during a 1-on-1 game at Jayson Tatum’s camp. After the Brian Scalabrine-led buzz was laid to rest, it was back to business as usual for the arguably top prospect in the nation (regardless of class). Until now. Flagg has announced that he is reclassifying to the Class of 2024 from the ’25 group, which gives him a head start on the next chapter of his basketball career ..read more
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Bryce James transferring from Campbell Hall to Notre Dame High School
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by Rick Suter
8M ago
Bryce James, the youngest son of NBA star LeBron James, is changing course on his high career again, making another switch regarding where he’ll attend school for his junior year. The 6-foot-6 talent took to X (formerly Twitter) and shared an edited uniform photograph that highlighted his decision: Let’s get it pic.twitter.com/xstwYIaAxN — Bryce James (@bryce_james23) August 10, 2023 The transfer to Notre Dame High School (Sherman Oaks, Calf.) is the third stop for James—at least, in news cycles. He was set to attend Campbell Hall in Studio City, Calif., after spending his first two years at ..read more
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Watch: Pete Carroll emphasizes vital importance of multi-sport backgrounds
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by Tim Weaver
1y ago
The best advice we can offer young athletes is to be as versatile as possible. Simply put, the more positions and sports you play, the more interesting you’ll be in the eyes of coaches, scouts and analysts. Some of the greatest athletes of all time thrived playing multiple sports, including Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders. Others, like Michael Jordan, dominated one sport but never really caught on in others. Still, it’s difficult to overstate the value of having a multi-sport background for any athlete. In many cases, a skillset from one sport can easily translate to another. To name just a ..read more
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