ihoops named Len Elmore its new CEO yesterday. The hiring of the former Power Memorial High School Catholic League city champ, raised on tournament basketball here in NYC, is a signal that the joint NBA/NCAA initiative is ready to make its mark on all footprints of amateur ball in this country. Read more at: Len Elmore becomes CEO of ihoops.
The playground gladiator has made his declaration. The youngest of the young goes for his destiny. Is Lance “Born Ready” Stephenson ready for the NBA?
According to a report in yesterday’s SportingNews, Lance Stephenson ended his college career by hiring an agent and declaring himself eligible for the upcoming 2010 NBA draft. Stephenson, the leading scorer in New York State H.S. history, the Big East Rookie of the Year and the youngest player to win an EBC America MVP on the pro level, clearly believes that his game is made for the NBA. As a scorer, Lance is NBA ready, but, it could be the other facets of his game that could delay his success. Read More »
THE STREET STOPS HERE: DOCUMENTARY ON ST. ANTHONY AND COACH BOB HURLEY SR. Community, Films, High School, Interview, Ncaa, News, The Latest, legends / Mar 30, 2010 / 9:05 pm
A lot of the kids playing basketball are trying to survive. They’re trying to figure out how they can dream. A lot [live in areas where they] don’t even have dreams and [have a difficult time] figuring out how they can turn their dreams into reality. That’s what Bob Hurley does. That’s what St. Anthony does. - Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University… Read More »
Spencer Haywood was Public Enemy #1 when he filed an anti-trust suit against the NBA in 1970. A combination of old-school labor rules and protectionist policy by the NCAA kept players from participating in the L before their college class graduated. Spencer’s case ended up going to the Supreme Court and paved the way for players who were NBA-ready before 4 years of college ball.
Read Steve Aschburner’s Q&A at NBA.COM.
DWIGHT ANDERSON: LESSON LEARNED Articles, Best of Playground, Community, Community Relations, High School, Hoops Culture, The Latest, feature, legends / Feb 7, 2010 / 3:52 am
As an Ohio native, I love to hear stories about “Living Legends” who played ball. Coming out of Roth High School, Dwight Anderson was a standout for Kentucky and USC. His stint in the NBA did not last long because of drugs and alcohol, yet his game and personality is not forgotten. I read an article in the Dayton Daily News that highlights Anderson’s life and I suggest that you guys check it out.
Click HERE to read the article.
Sundiata Gaines hits game winning 3-pointer against Cleveland Cavaliers nba / Jan 15, 2010 / 11:53 am
In case you missed my coverage of the Entertainers Basketball Classic (EBC) this past summer, Sundiata “Yatta” Gaines led team Prime Time to a championship and earned MVP honors at Rucker Park.
**Note: Bounce Magazine’s own editor-in-chief Sean Couch even dubbed Yatta as NBA-bound at the beginning of the summer.
After signing with the Read More »
A baller from Sweden in the NBA is a fact right now with Pistons’s Jonas Jerebko, but… Read More »