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 871 days ago | Paul Biancardi | 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 878 days ago | ESPN.com staff | NCB On The Trail
Here are 10 things to know about the updated 2014 ESPN 100 player rankings. 1. Steady at the top There were no changes in the top five spots because each prospect has played at such a high level this year.
about 940 days ago | Paul Biancardi | NCB On The Trail
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. -- The first Take Flight Challenge was littered with Division I prospects, and the level of play was outstanding. Arizona State-bound Tra Holder put together a stellar performance with his efficient scoring while Loyola (Los Angeles) kept its undefeated season going winning an epic battle with highly regarded Compton.
about 964 days ago | Joel Francisco | NCB On The Trail
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- After a down year in 2012 in terms of talent, the 2013 Under Armour Holiday Classic featured a tournament loaded with individual talent and quality teams. Savvy veterans like North Carolina-bound Theo Pinson (High Point, N.
about 970 days ago | Joel Francisco | NCB On The Trail
After a slow start to the 2014 recruiting race, the Bruins appear to be finding their groove as they landed one of the nation's better unsigned prospects in 6-foot-8, 205-pound power forward Jonah Bolden (New South Wales, Australia/Findlay Prep).
about 991 days ago | Joel Francisco | NCB On The Trail
Four-star center Thomas Welsh (Los Angeles/Loyola) committed to UCLA over Stanford, California, Arizona State and USC among others. This is a big one for new Bruins coach Steve Alford since he landed a nationally ranked prospect from his backyard in Southern California.
about 1011 days ago | Reggie Rankin | NCB On The Trail