Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Nothing but 'Net: Feb. 3
Slamfest is one of the best high school events in the New Year for hoops fanatics in the Mid-Atlantic area. This year's event was loaded from top to bottom. Scout.com's Dave Telep made his way up to Richmond to take in the action. Click HERE for his report on guys like James McAdoo, Steven Pledger and the emergence of junior big man Hippolyte Tsafack and point guard Brandon Britt.
ESPN's Antonio Williams made the trek to West Virginia to see the Mountain State Coal Classic. He filed this report.
ESPN's Reggie Rankin was also there and filed this scouting report.
Jerry Meyer of Rivals.com unloads his notepad in his weekly notebook Weekly Whispers.
Evan Daniels of Scout.com rolls out his weekly notebook and dishes about Lance Stephenson's visit to Maryland.
Rick Staudt of Prep Stars was at the Montverde Invitational this year just outside of Orlando. HERE is his report from the event.
Commitments are few and far between these days. Washington forward Corey Stern made his though. The 6-6 power forward is off to Idaho. He should have a fine career for the Vandals.
Old Dominion picked up a pledge from North Carolina guard Josh Hicks.
Hot of the keyboard
Rivals.com player updates: Angus Brandt (2009/$), Terrence Boyd (2009/$), Cameron Clark (2010/$), Luke Cothron (2010/$), Bradley Beal (2011/$), Spencer Turner (2011/$), Mike Gesell (2012/$)
Scout.com player updates: Skyler McBee (2009/$), Terrance Jones (2010/$), Harrison Barnes (2010/$), Tony Kimbro (2011/$), Sheldon McClendon (2011/$)
National news & columns
ESPN's Mark Schlabach wonders if Georgia will go big or go normal when looking for a new coach.
SpartanMag.com, the online authority for all things Michigan State, was on hand to see future Spartan Keith Appling take on the rising Isaiah Sykes. Click HERE for the video/story. HERE is more from Appling.
Earlier in the week, SpartanMag.com was on hand to see LaDontae Henton and Jon Horford, two of the better underclassmen in Michigan, go head to head. Click HERE for that video/story.
Class of 2011 super stud point guard Marquis Teague was caught on tape by Peegs.com, the voice of all things Indiana basketball.
Inside Carolina, the industry gold standard in the North Carolina sports world, was at the Slamfest event and captured video on Michael Gbinije and James McAdoo.