Touted 2007 prospect OJ Mayo was un-suspended (not the official term) for tonight's high profile game against Artesia of California which features a few top ranked D1 recruits as well. There are also allegations of OJ Mayo "making contact" with a zebra...
Monday, January 29, 2007
There's a big game in SoCal this Saturday February 3, 2007. Kevin Love and his school Lake Oswego of Oregon will be help in cutting down the ribbons (maybe the nets too!) as the guest of honor as Mater Dei unveils their brand new modern-era basketball facility in SoCal. The game will be televised on some FSNs (regional pickup of the game) and nationally on Fox College Sports. Check local listings for details. With Kevin Love committed to UCLA, this is a perfect match-up for all parties involved, and especially UCLA Bruin fans. I do not know the exact tip-off time of the game. It will air live on FSN in SoCal for sure, not sure which other regional FSNs will pick it up. Nationally, the first airing of the game will be on Fox College Sports at 830pm Pacific on Saturday (live or tape-delayed I'm not sure). It will also repeat on Monday and a few more times later in the week on FoxCollegeSports. Check with your local cable/satellite provider for exact airdates/times. Fox College Sports is usually found in sports packages on cable/satellite systems. On satellite there is also a sports package that includes all regional FSN games, so you should be able to watch the game that way...
Posted by ncaahoops at 2:41 PM
Sunday, January 28, 2007
And here it is the first ever Top 10 out of this blog. My method is not scientific so keep that in mind :-)
As with any list, I think it is important to state what exactly you are rating. My rating is a weighted combination of 1) what a player has achieved so far 2) how good a player is perceived to be right now 3) how good they can be by the end of their freshman year 4) how good they can be by the end of their senior year (four years from now). Talent evaluation with regards to NBA-level success is given a lower weight.
And here is the top 10....
1. OJ Mayo. I know a lot of the experts have dropped Mayo from being #1, but he is the most versatile of the high profile players, and versatility matters.
2. Patrick Patterson. This is propably a surprise to most, but as we have seen in the past a player who plays every possession has a better chance of success.
3. Kevin Love. Size matters.
4. Derrick Rose. A tall versatile point guard with a bright future
5. Michael Beasley. Talented athletic forward...
6. Eric Gordon, (at the risk of sounding like Dennis Miller) the Helen of Troy of the Big 10.
7. Kyle Singler, despite being a Dookie...
8. Anthony Randolph
9. Jerryd Bayless
10. Donte Green
* Taylor King. No need to explain...
* Nolan Smith. Funny how a player's stock rises after they commit to a major program and then they get McDonalds, Parade and other honors...
* Dallas Lauderdale
* Chace Stanback
* AJ Stewart
* Corey Stokes
Not Included in the Top 10
* Billy Walker has already played college basketball so he is not included. If he was, he would be in the top 10 for sure.
* Devon Jefferson, he is a post-post-post-graduate, so he is not included.
Bonus Section! Post-graduate Top 3
1. Devon Jefferson
2. high-energy Alex Tyus
3. Seth Greenberg-bound Jeff Allen
Bonus Section! Next big-time star out of New York
1. Lance Stephenson of Lincoln
Bonus Section! Best Embryo, Class of 2025
1. Michael Jordan future son (if he has one this year)
Posted by ncaahoops at 3:35 PM
Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
As always check local listings. All times listed here are PACIFIC. Add +3 for Eastern, and please adjust for other time zones... My listings are only as good as the published tv listings. If they make any changes, I have no way of knowing...
As always check local listings. All times listed here are PACIFIC. Add +3 for Eastern, and please adjust for other time zones...
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Tuesday, January 23, 2007
OJ Mayo mania is sweeping the nation? Clearly, not Beatle-mania, but there is an elaborate fan site with a clever name, and basketball video highlights, http://www.ojmayonnaise.com/, and then there is a USA Today chat (chat transcript), and then there are the games on the ESPN family of networks, and features in print magazines, on the net, and on TV, such as Dime Magazine and an ESPN Briefing Room. Briefing Room? Someone at ESPN has delusions of "CNN Situation Room grandeur". They'd better hire Wolf Blitzer and morph Jay Bilas into Jack Cafferty (the only one tall enough for that role?). Anyway, back to basketball...
Well, my decidedly unscientific Top 10 of the Class of 2007, which I am going to post this week, will have OJ Mayo as the #1 prospect of that class, despite the fact that a number of experts have gone with other players as the #1 of the class. The reason: None of the other prospects have the versatility and potential star power of OJ Mayo...
Posted by ncaahoops at 2:54 PM
Monday, January 22, 2007
Recruiting update from CSTV:
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Thursday, January 18, 2007
Repeating tomorrow (Friday January 19) at 9am Pacific/12pm Eastern is a game that features the Holiday brothers of Campbell Hall of California. This is a repeat of one of the six games of the Timberwolves Shootout, with Hopkins of Minnessota facing the Holidays.
Next high school game on Fox College Sports is from Connecticut, Saint Josephs vs Harding. At this point I do not know if any major D1 prospects are playing as the TV listings typically to mention that type of information
Next high school game on ESPN/ESPN2 is February 1st.
Posted by ncaahoops at 10:56 AM
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Latest updates from CSTV:
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Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
Two is not always better than one. A couple of teammate pairs in high-school have failed to live up to their very high expectations in college. Remember Joe Crawford and Malik Hairston of Detroit Rennaissance? They were rated very high, but it's only now in their Junior year that they are starting to live up to their hype/potential. The same thing may be happening to Philly teammates Wayne Ellington (rated best HS shooting guard in 2006), and Gerald Henderson. Both are doing okay, but they are not living up to their high rating. Perhaps having two really good players together on the wing makes them look a lot better than they actually are? Something for all the basketball analyst to ...analyze
Posted by ncaahoops at 12:14 PM
Derrick Rose is featured in this week's episode of Sports Stars of Tomorrow.
Make sure you catch next's week's episode where they will unvailed their first 2007 Top 25 (teams) and look at some of the top prep players.
For more details, check their website
Posted by ncaahoops at 12:09 PM
Sunday, January 14, 2007
CSTV's Basketball Recruiting Show, Seth Davis Generation Next will make its 2007 debut on February 1, 2007 on CSTV, with multiple replays. Check local listings or this blog for details as we get closer to the air date/time :-)
Posted by ncaahoops at 5:06 PM
The first game is currently in overtime. Three games in this year's HoopHall Classic (vs 5 last year). Some of the top 2007 and beyond prospects and recruits are playing including Michael Beasley, Austin Freeman, Antonio Jardine, Rick Jackson, Kevin Braswell, Jerai Grant, Donte Greene, and two of the super-loaded prep schools in The Patterson School and Notre Dame Prep (Michael Beasley).
The expert recruiting analyst during the broadcasts is Van Coleman of CSTV and HoopMasters.com, along with Steve Lappas (Lapas?) and CSTV multi-tasker Greg Amsinger. So you actually get expert recruiting commentary during the game, which is a big plus...
Seth Davis is in studio during the half-time shows and providing in-between coverage.
If you miss any of the games, all three will repeat starting at 10pm PT/1am ET tonight, and they will also repeat 2-3 more times on Tuesday and later on. Check local listings and/or ask your cable/satellite provider for CSTV...
Posted by ncaahoops at 4:20 PM
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
CSTV will host the HoopHall classic triple-header on Sunday, January 14, 2007, featuring six of the country's top high school and prep programs. The games will air live, and repeat 2-3 more times later on. CSTV listings are subject to change, so check local listings before the games to be sure you catch them...
All times are pacific:
Posted by ncaahoops at 2:52 PM
Mark your calendars: Thursday January 18, 2007, at 6pm pacific (9pm ET), ESPN will host a high school game featuring some of the top level prospects and recruits in the country: The Oak Hill Academy express will play Derrick Rose's team, Simeon of Chicago. Derrick Rose has committed to Memphis, while Oak Hill features its usual assortment of Top 100 talent, such as Dookie-bound Nolan Smith (come on Nolan, see the light and change your mind!), Brandon Jennings (2008, USC), Alex Legion (Meeeeecheeegan), Julian Vaughn (Florida State would love to have him this year), and highly sought after 2008 forward Trey Thompkins, along with 2009 Terrance Boyd. Michael Beasley was at OaK Hill last year, but this year he is at Notre Dame Prep.
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Monday, January 08, 2007
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Sunday, January 07, 2007
For those with Comcast digital cable, they are offering highlights of day 1 and day 2 of the inaugural 2006 T-Mobile Invitational, taking place at the Hec in Seattle a few days ago. Check older posts in this blog for more details on the tourney.
To find it on the Comcast On-Demand system, go to Sports&Fitness, then Versus, and then Re-Play. It is free to watch. Versus is a Comcast-owned channel.
I do not know if it is available in other non-Comcast systems...
Posted by ncaahoops at 10:59 AM
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Friday, January 05, 2007
*** all times pacific; add +3 for eastern ***
High school games
A triple header on Fox College Sports and regional FSNs from Minnessoooota:
*** all times pacific; add +3 for eastern ***
Posted by ncaahoops at 11:10 AM