We're smack in the middle of the spring travel team evaluation period. While the weekend warriors pack up and head to the hot spots for travel team events, college coaches hop on private planes to see the elite players.
DUNCANVILLE, Texas -- The entire stable of players in the adidas arsenal was on display at the adidas VIP Exclusive Run this past weekend. The event was defined not by upper-tier 2014 talent but by a number of players who used the weekend to either break out or elevate their stock.
It's a busy time in basketball recruiting, with the major postseason events bringing a close to the 2012-13 high school season, the upcoming spring signing period (April 17-May 15) finishing out Class of 2013 recruiting and the start of the AAU season beginning a whole new cycle of recruiting.
The big boys -- the country's elite players -- are headline stealers. With a devoted media following and constant updates from dozens of sites, the latest news on twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison, Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker is merely a click away.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The final day of the National Prep Showcase turned into a prospect party. Top 20 junior and rising forward Chris McCullough (New York, N.Y./Brewster) looks like an impact recruit for Syracuse.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Evaluating camps is a dicey situation because not everybody fares well in that type of setting. Plenty of outstanding players have gone into big camps and come out humbled or frustrated.