Scouting the country each year I'll not only see players' skills, athletic ability and basketball IQ, but I'll also witness their character along the way. This year's class might not have any NBA superstars at the moment, but it will have difference-makers for the college game, both in the short term as well as those who will make a difference in time because of their character traits combined with their talent.
about 1081 days ago | Paul Biancardi | NCB On The Trail
CHICAGO -- Wednesday marked the 37th Annual McDonald's All-American game featuring the top high school boys basketball players in the country. The game took place at the United Center, home of the NBA's Chicago Bulls.
about 1088 days ago | Reggie Rankin | NCB On The Trail
The basketball world will be watching the 37th annual McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday night (ESPN, 9:30 p.m. ET) from the United Center in Chicago. The 24 players selected to participate have already received the greatest honor in high school basketball, but with practices having started, they're quickly realizing that this week is as much about things to come as it is a celebration of their careers to date.
about 1088 days ago | ESPN.com staff | NCB On The Trail
CHICAGO -- The prestigious McDonald's All American Game annually brings together the best talent in high school basketball, all on one stage. Here are a few game matchups to watch for this year's star-studded event, which can be seen live on ESPN Wednesday night at 9:30 ET.
about 1089 days ago | Reggie Rankin | NCB On The Trail
To return to the NCAA tournament, a team needs contributions from both returning players and incoming recruits. Here's a look at Duke and its chances of dancing again in 2015. Quick references: 2013-14 roster 2014 recruiting Possible 2014-15 starting five: G: Tyus Jones G: Quinn Cook G: Rasheed Sulaimon F: Amile Jefferson C: Jahlil Okafor Who it loses: When Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and staff landed ESPN's No.
about 1100 days ago | Paul Biancardi | NCB On The Trail
Future Duke teammates Jahlil Okafor, the No. 1 overall player in the ESPN 100 rankings, and Tyus Jones, the No. 4 overall player, highlight the 2014 Jordan Brand All-American Game rosters, which were announced Monday.
Want to ask ESPN RecruitingNation national recruiting director Paul Biancardi a question about basketball recruiting? Tweet it to @PaulBiancardi using the hashtag #AskCoachB. @PaulBiancardi who would you take Okafor or Alexander out of Chicago?
about 1114 days ago | Paul Biancardi | NCB On The Trail