Basketball teams – Eight FUT http://eight-fut.com/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 14:18:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://eight-fut.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-2022-01-26T105543.185-150x150.png Basketball teams – Eight FUT http://eight-fut.com/ 32 32 Wisconsin basketball teams will participate in “Brew City Battle” https://eight-fut.com/wisconsin-basketball-teams-will-participate-in-brew-city-battle/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 14:05:53 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/wisconsin-basketball-teams-will-participate-in-brew-city-battle/ History links MADISON, Wis. – Play ball! Wisconsin Athletics is thrilled to announce Aurora Health Care’s “Brew City Battle,” a groundbreaking event featuring the Wisconsin men’s and women’s basketball teams competing in a doubleheader at American Family Field on Friday. November 11, 2022. The first basketball games ever played at the […]]]>

MADISON, Wis. – Play ball! Wisconsin Athletics is thrilled to announce Aurora Health Care’s “Brew City Battle,” a groundbreaking event featuring the Wisconsin men’s and women’s basketball teams competing in a doubleheader at American Family Field on Friday. November 11, 2022.

The first basketball games ever played at the home of the Milwaukee Brewers, the Wisconsin women’s team will face Kansas State, followed by the UW men’s team against Stanford.

Game times and television designations will be announced at a later date.

Donors to men’s and women’s athletics and basketball season ticket holders will have priority access to tickets through presales the week of July 18 (more details to come in early July). Tickets will go on sale to the general public on July 26. Note that only one ticket is valid for both games and that the event is not part of the men’s or women’s subscription packages for the 2022-23 season.

Fans can also log on to brewcitybattle.com and sign up to receive email alerts about ticket details, premium hospitality options, unique experiences and other event information.

The teams will also play in future years, with the Wisconsin women’s team traveling to K-State in 2023 and the Wisconsin men’s team taking on the Cardinal at a neutral site to be determined in California in 2024. The dates for the future two matches are to be determined.

“Playing a game at American Family Field has been a vision for some time and I’m so excited to see it become a reality,” the men’s head coach said. Greg Gard said. “We would like to thank the Brewers and Intersport for their efforts and partnership in bringing this dream to life. We are always looking to play in exciting venues and competitions and the chance to be the first-ever basketball event at the stadium. Brewers is going to be an unforgettable experience for our athletes and our fans.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to have our team participating in the Battle of Brew City,” said the women’s head coach. Marisa Mosley said. “Doing this doubleheader with our men’s program is an incredible opportunity not only for our players, but also for our fans to experience Badger basketball in such a unique environment. of the road to the NBA champions, sets the stage for a big event. It’s an incredible platform for girls and women in sports as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the IX title and we look forward to seeing you all there -down.

Adding a showpiece event to the opening week of the 2022-23 college basketball season, the Brew City Battle will be the first college basketball event held at a baseball-only park since San Diego faced the San Diego State at Petco Park in 2015.

The Aurora Health Care Brew City Battle pitch will be positioned on the infield, with center court near the pitcher’s mound. Temporary seating will be installed just beyond second base along with additional field-level seating around the field to provide a quality experience for fans. Tickets for field seats will be all-inclusive with a variety of food and beverage options. Additionally, nearly all of American Family Field’s existing rest areas will be available. A rendering of the layout of the land is embedded below.

Intersport, a Chicago-based events and marketing agency that also owns and operates the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off and manages the CBS Sports Classic during the non-conference season, led the event’s creative design and design. will take care of ticketing, marketing and operations for the event. Aurora Health Care, a Wisconsin-based health care provider that provides health services to more than 30 counties in eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, is the event’s title sponsor. W Partners represented Aurora Health Care in connection with the agreement.

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Top 10 high school basketball teams in Ohio since 2000 https://eight-fut.com/top-10-high-school-basketball-teams-in-ohio-since-2000/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 21:28:04 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/top-10-high-school-basketball-teams-in-ohio-since-2000/ Ohio’s high school basketball programs produced 16 players who took to the court in NBA games during the 2021-22 season, including LeBron James, Caris LeVert, CJ McCollum and Terry Rozier, among others. Buckeye State also produced a nationally ranked high school team last season at Pickerington Central that went 25-2 en route to the Division […]]]>

Ohio’s high school basketball programs produced 16 players who took to the court in NBA games during the 2021-22 season, including LeBron James, Caris LeVert, CJ McCollum and Terry Rozier, among others.

Buckeye State also produced a nationally ranked high school team last season at Pickerington Central that went 25-2 en route to the Division I state title.

This got us wondering if Central would rank among the top 10 teams in the state since the turn of the century. By evaluating resumes, national rankings and roster talent, we’ve put together a list of Ohio’s top teams since 2000. See the full breakdown below.

Photo: Scott Reed

LeBron James talks to his former high school teammate before Sierra Canyon’s game against his alma mater St. Vincent-St. Mary in 2019.

Top 10 Ohio teams since 2000

Registration: 25-1

National ranking: No. 1

Notable players: Sian Cotton, LeBron James, Corey Jones, Dru Joyce III, Romeo Travis

Tiredness: Before James began dominating the NBA, the most anticipated prospect in basketball history led St. Vincent-St. Mary on a magical run, The King won the program’s third state championship in four years and went undefeated on the court. The Fighting Irish picked up key victories over top 10 opponents Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) and Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.).

2. St. Vincent-St. Mary, 2000-01

Registration: 26-1

National ranking: Number 4

Notable players: Sian Cotton, LeBron James, Dru Joyce III, Aly Samabaly, John Taylor

Tiredness: Then as a sophomore, James led St. Vincent-St. Mary to her second straight state crown after defeating Miami East (Casstown) 63-53 in the title match. James had a game-high 25 points and 10 rebounds on 11 of 14 from the field. He averaged 25.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.7 steals to earn Ohio Mr. Basketball honors for the first of three consecutive seasons.

Registration: 26-1

National ranking: #3

Notable players: Damon Butler, Nathaniel Glover, Paul Leary, OJ Mayo, Bill Walker

Tiredness: Mayo and Walker had great junior seasons to guide North College Hill to the Division III state title with a 90-73 win over Villa Angela-St. Joseph (Cleveland). Mayo led the way with a game-high 34 points, eight rebounds and seven assists while Walker had 20 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in the title game victory. Mayo earned Ohio Mr. Basketball honors for the second year in a row.

4. St. Vincent-St. Mary, 1999-2000

Registration: 27-0

National ranking: No. 20

Notable players: Maverick Carter, LeBron James, Chad Mraz, Aly Samabaly, John Taylor

Tiredness: Freshman James was named state tournament MVP after leading St. Vincent-St. Mary to a 73-55 victory in the title game against Greeneview (Jamestown), finishing with 25 points, nine rebounds and four assists while shooting 10 of 12 from the field and 3 of 4 from the charity strip. Fellow freshman Dru Joyce III exploded for 21 of 7 of 7 from 3 points in 10 minutes off the bench.

Registration: 29-0

National ranking: No. 8

Notable players: Logan Duncomb, Max Land, Miles McBride, Alec Pfriem, Michael Shipp

Tiredness: Extended his winning streak to 49 games from the previous season, winning back-to-back Division I state titles. Archbishop Moeller was dominant, outscoring his opponents by more than 25 points on average. Pfriem led the way with 19 points, eight rebounds and three assists, while McBride had 16 points, six rebounds and three assists in a 52-44 win over St. Vincent-St. Married.

Registration: 25-2

National ranking: No. 10

Notable players: Todd Brown, Sedelle Broyles, Ricky Jackson, Raymar Morgan, Marcus Parker

Tiredness:
Left no doubt to end back-to-back Division I titles with a 63-33 blowout of Trotwood-Madison in the championship game led by 25 points and 11 rebounds from Morgan. McKinley’s two losses came against high-octane opponents, falling to No. 2 Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) 51-50 and No. 3 North College Hill (Cincinnati) 69-67.

Registration: 28-0

National ranking: No. 12

Notable players: Gary Akbar, Damarion Geter, Amos Harris, Deontae Hawkins, Andre Yates

Tiredness: A trio of seniors led the way as Akbar (16.0), Hawkins (16.0) and Yates (14.6) averaged double figures for an offense that averaged over 78 points. Dunbar outscored opponents by nearly 28 points with five games decided in the single digits. Although the Wolverines led 35-24 early in the third quarter of the state title game, they used a 20-0 run to propel them to a 54-52 win over Elida.

8. North College Hill, 2004-05

Registration: 27-1

National ranking: No. 17

Notable players: Damon Butler, Keenan Ellis, Darion Goins, OJ Mayo, Bill Walker

Tiredness:
Won his first of three straight state championships behind sophomores Walker and Mayo. North College Hill beat previously undefeated Ironton 71-65 in the Division III state title game, paced by 22 points and six assists from Mayo and 19 points and 14 rebounds from Walker. Mayo earned his first of two consecutive Mr. Basketball selections at Ohio.

Registration: 27-1

National ranking: No. 21

Notable players: Trey Burke, Javon Cornley, Dimonde Hale, Jared Sullinger, James Weatherspoon

Tiredness: Future NBA players Burke and Sullinger were key cogs in the Vikings’ run for the Division I state title. With the game tied at 58-58 with 2.7 seconds left, Sullinger knocked down two of three free throws to give Northland a 60-58 victory over Princeton in the championship game. The program had a dominant streak from 2006-07 to 2012-13, with a 171-9 record.

Registration: 27-1

National ranking: No. 12

Notable players: Jamelle Cornley, Brandon Foust, Andrew Lavender, Ronald Lewis, Dontae Patterson

Tiredness: Won the program’s only state title with a 66-49 victory over Winton Woods (Cincinnati) in the Division I championship game.

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Top 10 high school basketball teams in North Carolina since 2000 https://eight-fut.com/top-10-high-school-basketball-teams-in-north-carolina-since-2000/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 18:38:51 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/top-10-high-school-basketball-teams-in-north-carolina-since-2000/ North Carolina is historically a hotbed of high school basketball. The Tar Heel State produced 32 players who made NBA rosters in the 2021-22 season, including Steph Curry, Brandon Ingram, Chris Paul and John Wall, among others. Tar Heel State also produced the No. 12 high school basketball team this year in Weddington, which went […]]]>

North Carolina is historically a hotbed of high school basketball. The Tar Heel State produced 32 players who made NBA rosters in the 2021-22 season, including Steph Curry, Brandon Ingram, Chris Paul and John Wall, among others.

Tar Heel State also produced the No. 12 high school basketball team this year in Weddington, which went 31-0 en route to its second straight NCHSAA state title.
This got us wondering where Weddington stacks up against the best teams in the state since the turn of the century? By evaluating resumes, national rankings and roster talent, we’ve put together a list of the best teams in Texas since 2000. See the full breakdown below.

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Senior JP Moorman dribbles the ball down the field during the 2017 IMG Academy upset at Greensboro Day.

Top 10 North Carolina teams since 2000

Registration: 34-4

National ranking: Number 6

Notable players: Will Dillard, John Newman, JP Moorman, Jordan Perkins, Solomon Smith

Tiredness: The only Tar Heel State team to win a game in the GEICO Nationals, Greensboro Day pulled off one of the biggest upsets in event history, beating double-seeded IMG Academy (Bradenton , Florida) 59-40 in the first round. An experienced group saw balanced production across the board, led by seniors Perkins and Moorman along with juniors Dillard and Newman.

Registration: 30-0

National Ranking: #5

Notable players: BJ Gladden, CJ Jackson, Trey Mitchell, Deriece Parks, Jevon Patton

Tiredness: Despite losing star Allerik Freeman to trade before the season, the Trojans remained undefeated en route to the Class 4A state title led by an experienced core. Seniors Parks (14.2), Mitchell (11.8), Simmons (11.1) and Patton (10.1) as well as junior Jackson (11.3) led a powerful attack with an average of 81, 2 points. The 2012-13 season concluded a successful three-year run that saw Olympic go 85-4.

Registration: 36-2

National ranking: #5

Notable players: Dee Giger, Lakeem Jackson, Reggie King, Tony Kimbro, Mason Plumlee

Tiredness: Both losses came to out-of-state opponents in January as the Greenies fell to Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) 75-58 and Princeton (Cincinnati) 64-60. Christ School was led by seniors Plumlee, who averaged team highs of 15.3 points and 10.1 rebounds and Jackson who averaged 15.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists decisive. The program went 139-11 over four seasons.

Registration: 30-1

National Ranking: No. 11

Notable players: Jahzeer Baker, Shy’Quan Jones, Jeremy Lewis, Shykeim Phillips, Day’Ron Sharpe

Tiredness: The Falcons’ only loss came in the John Wall Holiday Invitational title game against national top 10 Ranney (Tinton Falls, NJ) 63-58. South Central were utterly dominant, winning all 30 games by double digits and outscoring their opponents by 35.6 points. An experience rotation consisted of all juniors and seniors led by third-team MaxPreps Junior All-America Selection Sharpe.

Registration: 28-3

National Ranking: No. 7

Notable players: Mitchell Baldwin, Whit Holcomb-Faye, Derrell Mitchell, Mike Russell

Tiredness: Won his second consecutive Class 4A state title after exploding for 58 second-half points to defeat Leesville Road (Raleigh) 94-73 in the title game. The 94 points scored in the state championship contest is the highest result in Class 4A history. Mitchell led the way with a game-high 22 points on 9-of-11 from the field in the title game triumph.

Registration: 31-0

National ranking: No. 12

Notable players: AJ Cook, Kyle Frazier, Chase Lowe, Evan Morton

Tiredness: Ended the season on a 49-game winning streak that spanned consecutive undefeated seasons culminating in state championships. Weddington won the Class 3A state title in 2020-21 before moving to Class 4A for the 2021-22 season. A seasoned group of Warriors saw four players average in double digits led by seniors Lowe (17.1), Frazier (15.0) and Cook (12.0) and junior Morton (11.5).

7. Greensboro Day 2014-15

Registration: 33-3

National ranking: No. 11

Notable players: Peter Agba, Will Dillard, Trevor Mayo, Marquelle McIntyre, Darius Moore

Tiredness: This group qualified for the Dick Nationals for the first time in program history before falling to Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) 50-34 in the first round. The Bengals captured the program’s eighth state title with a 44-34 victory over Wesleyan Christian Academy (High Point) in the championship game. The win avenged a four-time overtime loss to the Trojans earlier in the month.

Registration: 30-4

National Ranking: No. 18

Notable players: Devon Dotson, Joshua Howard, Isaac Johnson, Trey Wertz, Grant Williams

Tiredness:
Set a school record with 30 wins while capturing the program’s sixth state championship after defeating High Point Christian Academy (High Point) 67-53 in the 3A title match. Each of the Chargers’ losses have come against out-of-state opponents, including a 70-54 season-ending loss to Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) in the Dick Nationals’ first round.

9. School of Christ 2009-10

Registration: 37-2

National ranking: No. 13

Notable players: Trevonte Dixon, Damarcus Harrison, Tony Kimbro, Marshall Plumlee, Eric Smith

Tiredness: Defeated opponents by an average of 28.6 points en route to the program’s only trip to the Dick Nationals. The Greenies’ only losses have come against nationally ranked out-of-state opponents, falling to Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nevada) 80-64 and Winter Park (Florida) 82-72. Three players posted double-digit averages, led by senior Smith (13.5) and juniors Kimbro (12.0) and Harrison (11.6).

Registration: 27-5

National Ranking: No. 12

Notable players: Michael Buckland, Brandon Childress, Harry Giles, Jalen Johnson, Kwe’Shaun Parker

Tiredness: Although this group balked at winning the NCISAA 3A state title after falling to Greensboro Day 44-34 in the championship game, it’s hard to deny the talent of the entire roster. Led by first-team junior All-America selection Giles, who averaged 23.9 points and 12.5 rebounds, the Trojans advanced to the semifinals of the City of Palms Classic, each of their defeats against nationally ranked opponents.

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Comment: Roster upgrades have Washington State and UW basketball teams up in the Pac-12 | University of Washington https://eight-fut.com/comment-roster-upgrades-have-washington-state-and-uw-basketball-teams-up-in-the-pac-12-university-of-washington/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 17:28:00 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/comment-roster-upgrades-have-washington-state-and-uw-basketball-teams-up-in-the-pac-12-university-of-washington/ The Washington State Cougars lost a slew of key players to the draft or the NBA transfer portal this spring, with a shell of a roster left in their wake. But some good news finally emerged on the Pullman stage – two tracks, in fact. First, striker Mouhamed Gueye backtracked on Tuesday and returned to […]]]>

The Washington State Cougars lost a slew of key players to the draft or the NBA transfer portal this spring, with a shell of a roster left in their wake.

But some good news finally emerged on the Pullman stage – two tracks, in fact.

First, striker Mouhamed Gueye backtracked on Tuesday and returned to WSU after spending a month in the portal. The 6-foot-11 sophomore is a bit rough but one of the most physically gifted young big men in the conference.

Given the standard year-on-year development, he should be an impact player next season for both sides.

Also on Tuesday, the Cougars strengthened their backcourt with the addition of Tennessee transfer Justin Powell, a rotation-level player whose career began two seasons ago at Auburn, where he shot 44% from 3-point range. before a season-ending injury.

(Because the move to WSU is his second transfer, Powell’s eligibility in 2022-23 is not guaranteed. He must seek a waiver from the NCAA.)

In our view, Gueye’s return solidifies the Cougars as a mid-level finisher in the conference race next season, with the likes of Colorado and Stanford but trailing the four favorites: UCLA, USC, Oregon and Arizona.

While the front line looks solid, WSU apparently lacks the backcourt skill and depth to push for a top spot — at least now.

Coach Kyle Smith probably isn’t done tinkering with his perimeter unit after losing top scorers Michael Flowers, Tyrell Roberts and Noah Williams.

Good news has also arrived for the Washington Huskies.

The Huskies captured one of the best transfers in the market this week with a commitment from Keion Brooks,

A former five-star recruit who spent two seasons at Kentucky, Brooks could become Terrell Brown Jr. 2.0.

(Or would that make him Terrell Brown Jr. Jr.?)

If you recall, Brown saved Washington’s season — and perhaps coach Mike Hopkins’ job — when he scored 22 points per game in 2021-22 after arriving from Arizona.

Brooks could have a similar impact, elevating an otherwise flawed roster to a respectable level and extending the Hopkins era.

The 6-7 forward was a double-digit scorer for Kentucky and led the Wildcats with 27 points in their midseason blowout against eventual national champion Kansas.

Combine the arrival of Brooks with those of center Franck Kepnang (from Oregon) and wing Noah Williams (from WSU), and the Huskies have rebuilt their front line through the portal.

If backcourt play is only average — and that’s far from guaranteed given the current roster — Washington should hold its own in the middle of the conference.

However, escaping this purgatory will be a next-level challenge.

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Top 10 high school basketball teams in Maryland since 2000 https://eight-fut.com/top-10-high-school-basketball-teams-in-maryland-since-2000/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 18:43:19 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/top-10-high-school-basketball-teams-in-maryland-since-2000/ The DMV area is well known for its basketball prowess and programs like DeMatha and Montrose Christian have illustrated why, featuring nine of the top 10 teams in the state of Maryland since 2000. Old Line State produced the National High School Invitational champion in 2010-11 as Montrose Christian went 25-1 en route to a […]]]>

The DMV area is well known for its basketball prowess and programs like DeMatha and Montrose Christian have illustrated why, featuring nine of the top 10 teams in the state of Maryland since 2000.

Old Line State produced the National High School Invitational champion in 2010-11 as Montrose Christian went 25-1 en route to a national top five.

That got us wondering where Montrose Christian ranks against the best teams in the state since the turn of the century. By evaluating resumes, national rankings and roster talent, we’ve put together a list of Indiana’s top teams since 2000. See the full breakdown below.

File photo of Mike Braca

Hunter Dickinson steps into the position during his junior season with DeMatha.


Top 10 Maryland teams since 2000

Registration: 25-1

National Ranking: Number 4

Notable players: Carmelo Betancourt, Justin Anderson, Michael Carrera, Kevin Larsen, Tyrone Johnson

Tiredness: Captured the 2011 National High School Invitational after beating Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) 71-64 in a double overtime championship thriller. Johnson scored a team-high 21 points and Carrera had 20 points and 11 rebounds while Anderson knocked down a 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds left in overtime to force the second overtime session. Montrose Christian closed two seasons later in 2013.

Registration: Number 4

National ranking: 34-1

Notable players: Chris Braswell, Mike Foster, Jerai Grant, Adrian Miles, Nigel Munson

Tiredness: Defeated previously undefeated Mount St. Joseph 70-55 in the Alhambra Catholic Invitational title match, punctuated by a record 18 points from tournament MVP Munson. Sophomore Braswell contributed 12 points and eight rebounds off the bench. After trailing 46-45 heading into the fourth quarter, the Stags opened the final period on a 9-2 run before heading to a signing victory.

3. Montrose Christian 2005-06

Registration: 20-2

National Ranking: No. 9

Notable players: Adrian Bowie, Troy Brewer, Kevin Durant, Taishi Ito, Greivis Vasquez

Tiredness:
This team is perhaps the most talented team of the 2000s, with a stacked roster led by Durant and Vasquez. After starting the season at No. 1 in the preseason poll, they suffered two losses before a meeting with top-ranked Oak Hill Academy, which was riding a 56-game winning streak. Montrose knocked out Oak Hill 74-72 in a match recognized as one of the greatest in DMV history.

4. De Matha 2019-20

Registration: 30-3

National ranking: #5

Notable players: Hunter Dickinson, Elijah Hawkins, Jordan Hawkins, Earl Timberlake Jr., Tyrell Ward

Tiredness: Seniors Dickinson and Timberlake led the Stags to elite success in their final three years with the program, leading the program to a 95-13 record against tough national competition with three consecutive top-10 finishes at national scale. After starting the year 4-2 following a pair of losses to the top five opponents, the Stags have won 26 of their last 27 games to end the season with the WCAC crown.

5. De Matha 2004-05

Registration: 29-2

National Ranking: No. 9

Notable players: Jeff Allen, Mamadi Diane, Austin Freeman, Jason Green, Nigel Munson

Tiredness: Under third-year head coach Mike Jones, the Stags won their first league title since legendary head coach Morgan Wootten retired in 2002. DeMatha finished the regular season 13-0 in the WCAC game before winning the WCAC Tournament and the City Title Championship. This group was led by first-team All-Met Diane, second-team All-Met Munson and third-team All-Met Freeman.

6. Montrose Christian 2002-03

Registration: 20-1

National ranking: No. 9

Notable players: Troy Hailey, Linas Kleiza, Arvydas Lidzius, Fred Robinson, Joe Young

Tiredness:
All-Met Player of the Year Kleiza had a dominant senior campaign, averaging 20.5 points and 12.2 rebounds to lead a senior-laden field to a national top 10. Kleiza exploded for 28 points and 17 rebounds in a 73-65 victory over Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.). Hailey, Lidzius, Robinson and Young were all seniors who went on to play in Division I colleges.

7. De Matha 2008-09

Registration: 31-4

National ranking: No. 10

Notable players: Quinn Cook, Naji Hibbert, Victor Oladipo, Marcus Rouse, Josh Selby

Tiredness: An ultra-talented roster featured an embarrassment of riches as a loaded backcourt was headlined by third-team All-Met selections Hibbert and Cook. Along with Cook, future NBA talent on the roster included juniors Jerian Grant, Oladipo and Selby as well as then-freshman Jerami Grant. DeMatha went on to win the WCAC Regular Season and Tournament Championships.

Registration: 38-1

National ranking: No. 8

Notable players: Chase Adams, Louis Birdsong, Dejuan Goodwin, Dino Gregory, Kevin Swecker

Tiredness:
Entered the Alhambra Invitational Catholic Tournament title match undefeated before falling to DeMatha 70-55. All-Metro Player of the Year Birdsong averaged 12.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and two blocks while All-Metro First Team selection Goodwin averaged 12.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists to form a solid double. The Gaels set state records for single-season wins and most consecutive single-season wins.

9. De Matha 2018-19

Registration: 33-5

National ranking: No. 10

Notable players: Hunter Dickinson, Carsten Kogelnik, Justin Moore, Paul Smith, Earl Timberlake Jr.

Tiredness: Returned his entire start from a team that finished No. 6 in the national standings. Although the Stags were upset in the WCAC Tournament semi-finals, they finished tied for the top of the WCAC regular season standings. DeMatha swept his season streak with co-champion WCAC St. Paul VI (Chantilly, Va.) 3-0 after beating the Panthers in the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament title game.

10. De Matha 2017-18

Registration: 32-5

National Ranking: Number 6

Notable players: Hunter Dickinson, Carsten Kogelnik, Justin Moore, Paul Smith, Earl Timberlake Jr.

Tiredness: A youthful core did not feature a senior in the starting lineup, but battled their way to a second place finish in the WCAC regular season before winning the WCAC Tournament Championship and the Alhambra Catholic Invitational title. Despite a busy non-conference schedule, the Stags’ only non-conference loss came to eventual national champions Montverde Academy (Montverde, Florida).

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Top 10 high school basketball teams in New York since 2000 https://eight-fut.com/top-10-high-school-basketball-teams-in-new-york-since-2000/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 20:00:48 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/top-10-high-school-basketball-teams-in-new-york-since-2000/ New York is an undisputed hotbed of high school basketball, home to 33 players who played on the court in NBA games during the 2021-22 season, including Carmelo Anthony, Andre Drummond, Tobias Harris, Donovan Mitchell and Kemba Walker, among others. The Empire State produced the No. 7 high school basketball team in the MaxPreps Top […]]]>

New York is an undisputed hotbed of high school basketball, home to 33 players who played on the court in NBA games during the 2021-22 season, including Carmelo Anthony, Andre Drummond, Tobias Harris, Donovan Mitchell and Kemba Walker, among others.

The Empire State produced the No. 7 high school basketball team in the MaxPreps Top 25 this year in Cardinal Hayes (Bronx), who went 28-1 en route to the New York Federation State title.
That got us wondering where the Cardinals stack up against the best teams in the state since the turn of the century. By evaluating resumes, national rankings and roster talent, we’ve put together a list of New York’s top teams since 2000. See the full breakdown below.

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Andre Curbelo playing for Long Island Lutheran in his senior year in 2020.


Top 10 teams in New York since 2000

Registration: 28-1

National Ranking: #3

Notable players: Johnny Flynn, Greg Gamble, Rob Garrison, Paul Harris, Tyrell Lynch
Tiredness: Empire State’s most talented team of the 2000s was led by first-time All-State selection Harris, who averaged 19.7 points, 12.6 rebounds and 5.0 assists while overcoming a broken thumb on his shooting hand. Alongside Harris, sophomore point guard Flynn led a strong supporting cast. Wolverines won the City of Palms Classic title before impressing all season.

Registration: 27-1

National Ranking: No. 2

Notable players: Jack Leasure, Marty O’Sullivan, Ryan Pettinella, Tyler Relph, Andrew Struble
Tiredness: Given the nickname “Second Best to LeBron” after spending much of the year ranked second in the nation behind LeBron James led St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, Ohio). The Knights drew crowds of more than 10,000 fans for three straight days at the Blue Cross Arena for sections with lines forming in the streets. An experienced group was led by New York Mr. Basketball Relph.

3. Rice 2001-02

Registration: 29-2

National Ranking: Number 6

Notable players: Shagari Alleyne, Christian Brown, Keydren Clark, Russell Robinson, Jason Wingate
Tiredness: Despite playing without 7-foot-2 center Alleyne and two key reserves for academic or disciplinary reasons and starters Robinson and Brown fouling with over two minutes to go, the Raiders beat Henninger ( Syracuse) 61-53 in the Class A title game. Rice was paced with 16 points, four assists and four steals from Clark, while Wingate scored six straight points in the streak to secure the victory.

Registration: 29-4

National Ranking: No. 11

Notable players: Darwin Ellis, Justin Greene, Khalif Staten, Lance Stephenson
Tiredness: Won the Federation’s second straight Class AA state title 86-67 over Holy Cross behind a balanced effort that saw a team-high 20 points from Ellis while Stephenson had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Staten had 14 points on 6 of 6 shooting. Stephenson was later named New York Mr. Basketball as a senior and set a new state record for scoring with 2,946 career points. His record beaten by Joe Girard III in 2018.

Registration: 22-3

National Ranking: No. 10

Notable players: Hugo Bergström, André Curbelo, Zed Key, Drisssa Traoré, Kacper Klaczek
Tiredness: An experienced squad was led by an elite punch as third-team MaxPreps All-America Curbelo averaged 16.7 points, 8.1 assists, 7.6 rebounds and 3.6 steals , while fifth-team MaxPreps All-America Key averaged 18.9 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.7 blocks. The Crusaders were 95-10 in an impressive four-year run for their senior core.

6. Rice 2008-09

Registration: 24-3

National Ranking: No. 7

Notable players: Kadeem Jack, Jermaine Sanders, Durand Scott, James Stukes
Tiredness: After dismantling Lincoln 77-50 in the semi-finals, Rice was pushed into overtime in a 70-68 win over Newburgh Free Academy in the Class AA title game. Senior guard Scott knocked down a 3-point clutch to even things up with 15 seconds remaining in regulation, while Stukes had eight of his 18 points in the fourth quarter before Scott’s exploits. Scott finished with a team-high 23 points.

Registration: 26-3

National Ranking: No. 7

Notable players: Tobe Awaka, Elijah Moore, DJ Victory, Ian Jackson, Tarique Foster
Tiredness: The Cardinals have faced a busy schedule that has seen them split the season series with Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains) and St. Frances Prep (Fresh Meadows). Cardinal Hayes was led by senior forward Awaka who averaged 17.6 points and 14 rebounds to earn an honorable mention MaxPreps All-America and MaxPreps National Sophomore Player of the Year Jackson who averaged 19.8 points , five rebounds and four assists.

Registration: 27-3

National Ranking: No. 7

Notable players: Keith Benjamin, Dexter Gray, Shanty Robinson
Tiredness: This group forced Sebastian Telfair’s illustrious career to end in frustration by forcing the highly rated playmaker to 10 turnovers to defeat Lincoln 66-52 in the Class AA State Federation Championship game. Mount Vernon was paced by Robinson (19) and Gray (16) in the title match triumph.

9.Lincoln 2002-03

Registration: 31-4

National Ranking: No. 13

Notable players: Jamal Dart, Tone Pena, Deshawn Summers, Sebastian Telfair
Tiredness: Although junior star Telfair was fouled with 5:12 left in the fourth quarter and the Royals immediately took a 65-57 lead with 4:23 left in the contest, the Railsplitters showed resilience to push the contest into overtime and escape with a 75-73 win over Christ the King (Middle Village) in the Class A Federation title match. Pena, a second-year player with a 6-7 record , proved to be the hero, scoring eight of his team’s 10 points in overtime.

10. Rice 2007-08

Registration: 24-4

National Ranking: No. 17

Notable players: Dorvell Carter, Chris Fouch, Jeff Harris, Durand Scott, Kemba Walker

Tiredness: Although this group lost 64-62 to Holy Cross (Flushing) in the Class AA City Championship game, the talent was undeniable led by future NBA All-Star Walker and junior guard Scott. Walker was selected for the McDonald’s All American Game after averaging 18.2 points and 5.3 assists as a senior. Rice went 51-8 with a pair of top 25 nationals in his junior and senior seasons.

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Penticton youth basketball teams shine on provincial stage in Kelowna – Kelowna Capital News https://eight-fut.com/penticton-youth-basketball-teams-shine-on-provincial-stage-in-kelowna-kelowna-capital-news/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 19:30:00 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/penticton-youth-basketball-teams-shine-on-provincial-stage-in-kelowna-kelowna-capital-news/ Two Penticton-based basketball teams rose to the challenge yet again last week, winning division titles at the annual FYBA Kelownafornia Classic. Against some of the toughest competition in the province, Lake City Basketball’s U13 and U16 men’s teams finished the tournament atop their respective divisions on May 29. For the second time in three weeks, […]]]>

Two Penticton-based basketball teams rose to the challenge yet again last week, winning division titles at the annual FYBA Kelownafornia Classic.

Against some of the toughest competition in the province, Lake City Basketball’s U13 and U16 men’s teams finished the tournament atop their respective divisions on May 29.

For the second time in three weeks, the Penticton-based program has brought back computer equipment. In Coquitlam, May 14-15, the aforementioned U13 boys won a division title in a spring showcase tournament.

“We had contributions at every level all weekend,” said coach Chris Terris, who later added that some Lake City teams are good enough to play anyone in BC.

After the most recent tournament in Kelowna, the U13s are now a strong 11-2 this season, while the U16s are 10-4.

A win against Vancouver-based team “Cobra Red” was among the headliners for Penticton’s U16s in Kelowna, with Troy Isaacs, Carter O’Neil, Peter Kunka and Dezi Ducheck leading offensively.

The U13s, meanwhile, went undefeated in four games, beating teams from across the Lower Mainland and even Calgary, Alta. to win the division title.

“When we play hard, defend the team and go out in transition, we’re a tough team to play against,” coach Russ Reid said.

Penticton U12 and U17 were also in attendance, each finishing the tournament with a 2-2 record.

The local U13, U16 and U17 teams will be back in action June 17-19 when they take to the courts in Langely for the BC Basketball Club Championships.

Teams will play at the Langley Events Center and even catch a Fraser Valley Bandits game on site, a professional team that competes in the Canadian Elite Basketball League.


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]]> Penticton youth basketball teams shine on provincial stage in Kelowna – Summerland Review https://eight-fut.com/penticton-youth-basketball-teams-shine-on-provincial-stage-in-kelowna-summerland-review/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 19:30:00 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/penticton-youth-basketball-teams-shine-on-provincial-stage-in-kelowna-summerland-review/ Two Penticton-based basketball teams rose to the challenge yet again last week, winning division titles at the annual FYBA Kelownafornia Classic. Against some of the toughest competition in the province, Lake City Basketball’s U13 and U16 men’s teams finished the tournament atop their respective divisions on May 29. For the second time in three weeks, […]]]>

Two Penticton-based basketball teams rose to the challenge yet again last week, winning division titles at the annual FYBA Kelownafornia Classic.

Against some of the toughest competition in the province, Lake City Basketball’s U13 and U16 men’s teams finished the tournament atop their respective divisions on May 29.

For the second time in three weeks, the Penticton-based program has brought back computer equipment. In Coquitlam, May 14-15, the aforementioned U13 boys won a division title in a spring showcase tournament.

“We had contributions at every level all weekend,” said coach Chris Terris, who later added that some Lake City teams are good enough to play anyone in BC.

After the most recent tournament in Kelowna, the U13s are now a strong 11-2 this season, while the U16s are 10-4.

A win against Vancouver-based team “Cobra Red” was among the headliners for Penticton’s U16s in Kelowna, with Troy Isaacs, Carter O’Neil, Peter Kunka and Dezi Ducheck leading offensively.

The U13s, meanwhile, went undefeated in four games, beating teams from across the Lower Mainland and even Calgary, Alta. to win the division title.

“When we play hard, defend the team and go out in transition, we’re a tough team to play against,” coach Russ Reid said.

Penticton U12 and U17 were also in attendance, each finishing the tournament with a 2-2 record.

The local U13, U16 and U17 teams will be back in action June 17-19 when they take to the courts in Langely for the BC Basketball Club Championships.

Teams will play at the Langley Events Center and even catch a Fraser Valley Bandits game on site, a professional team that competes in the Canadian Elite Basketball League.


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Penticton youth basketball teams shine on provincial stage in Kelowna – Keremeos Review https://eight-fut.com/penticton-youth-basketball-teams-shine-on-provincial-stage-in-kelowna-keremeos-review/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/penticton-youth-basketball-teams-shine-on-provincial-stage-in-kelowna-keremeos-review/ Two Penticton-based basketball teams rose to the challenge yet again last week, winning division titles at the annual FYBA Kelownafornia Classic. Against some of the toughest competition in the province, Lake City Basketball’s U13 and U16 men’s teams finished the tournament atop their respective divisions on May 29. For the second time in three weeks, […]]]>

Two Penticton-based basketball teams rose to the challenge yet again last week, winning division titles at the annual FYBA Kelownafornia Classic.

Against some of the toughest competition in the province, Lake City Basketball’s U13 and U16 men’s teams finished the tournament atop their respective divisions on May 29.

For the second time in three weeks, the Penticton-based program has brought back computer equipment. In Coquitlam, May 14-15, the aforementioned U13 boys won a division title in a spring showcase tournament.

“We had contributions at every level all weekend,” said coach Chris Terris, who later added that some Lake City teams are good enough to play anyone in BC.

After the most recent tournament in Kelowna, the U13s are now a strong 11-2 this season, while the U16s are 10-4.

A win against Vancouver-based team “Cobra Red” was among the headliners for Penticton’s U16s in Kelowna, with Troy Isaacs, Carter O’Neil, Peter Kunka and Dezi Ducheck leading offensively.

The U13s, meanwhile, went undefeated in four games, beating teams from across the Lower Mainland and even Calgary, Alta. to win the division title.

“When we play hard, defend the team and go out in transition, we’re a tough team to play against,” coach Russ Reid said.

Penticton U12 and U17 were also in attendance, each finishing the tournament with a 2-2 record.

The local U13, U16 and U17 teams will be back in action June 17-19 when they take to the courts in Langely for the BC Basketball Club Championships.

Teams will play at the Langley Events Center and even catch a Fraser Valley Bandits game on site, a professional team that competes in the Canadian Elite Basketball League.


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Top 10 Indiana High School Basketball Teams Since 2000 https://eight-fut.com/top-10-indiana-high-school-basketball-teams-since-2000/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 22:14:02 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/top-10-indiana-high-school-basketball-teams-since-2000/ Indiana is known for its high school basketball. In 1990, the Hoosier Dome saw a record crowd of 41,046 fans for the State Finals. Hoosier State produced the No. 1 team in the nation in 2005-06 as Lawrence North (Indianapolis) went 29-0 en route to the Class 4A state title. That got us wondering where […]]]>

Indiana is known for its high school basketball. In 1990, the Hoosier Dome saw a record crowd of 41,046 fans for the State Finals.

Hoosier State produced the No. 1 team in the nation in 2005-06 as Lawrence North (Indianapolis) went 29-0 en route to the Class 4A state title.
That got us wondering where Lawrence North stacks up against the best teams in the state since the turn of the century. By evaluating resumes, national rankings and roster talent, we’ve put together a list of Indiana’s top teams since 2000. See the full breakdown below.

Photo: Randy Sartin

Trey Lyles in action for Arsenal Tech in his final year in 2013.

Indiana’s top 10 teams since 2000

Registration: 29-0

National ranking: No. 1

Notable players: Mike Conley, Greg Oden, Brandon McDonald, Qadr Owen, Damian Windham

Tiredness: Oden and Conley guided the Wildcats to 45 straight wins and three straight state titles, culminating in a national title in their senior campaigns. Oden was perhaps the most dominant high school center of the 2000s, averaging 22.1 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks while shooting 74% from the field in his senior year. .

Registration: 29-0

National ranking: No. 2

Notable players: David Barlow, Justin Cage, Courtney Lee, Robert Vaden, Darren Yates

Tiredness: Behind the 2003 Indiana Mr. Basketball Cage and future NBA guard Lee, the Blue Devils topped the table in impressive fashion. Pike capped his title run with a 65-52 victory over DeKalb led by a team-high 21 points from Vaden, 14 points and 13 rebounds from Cage and 15 points from Lee.

Registration: 28-1

National ranking: No. 7

Notable players: Matt Backs, Todd Chin, Allen Miller, Reggie Nevels, Zach Randolph

Tiredness: Future NBA star Randolph exploded for 28 points and nine rebounds on 13 of 22 from the field in a 62-56 victory in the Class 4A state title game against Bloomington North. Randolph largely outplayed Mr. Basketball’s selection Jared Jeffries, who shot just 5 of 17 from the field. The state championship was Marion’s second in three seasons and seventh overall.

4. Lawrence North, 2004-05

Registration: 24-2

National ranking: Number 6

Notable players: Donald Cloutier, Mike Conley, Brandon McPherson, Greg Oden, Tyler Morris

Tiredness: Oden, then a junior, displayed his dominance in the state championship game, finishing with 29 points, nine rebounds and six blocks for 14 of 19 from the field as Lawrence North cruised to a 63-52 victory over Muncie Central ( Muncie). Senior guard McPherson was the only other Wildcat to score in double figures with 11 points in the second of North’s three straight championships.

Registration: 27-2

National ranking: #3

Notable players: Mikey Jones, Trey Lyles, Jeremie Tyler, CJ Walker, Josh Whitfield

Tiredness: Led by Lyles, who averaged 23.7 points, 12.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists en route to Mr. Basketball honors, Tech won its only state title. The Titans have quality out-of-state wins over Ballard (Louisville, Ky.), Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.Va.) and Villa Angela-St Joseph (Cleveland, Ohio) as well as Central electricity independent of the State La Lumiere (La Porte).

Registration: 26-0

National ranking: No. 9

Notable players: Chaz Cooper, Darwin Davis Jr., Eric Fromm, Jordan Hulls, Spencer Turner

Tiredness: Boast of the largest margin of victory in the state, beating opponents by more than 24 points per contest en route to the Class 4A state title. The Panthers, led by three senior starters in Cooper, Davis and Hulls, cruised to a big victory over their only outside opponent Detroit Country Day (Beverly Hills, Mich.) 73-67 at the end of the year.

7. Lawrence North, 2003-04

Registration: 29-2

National ranking: No. 8

Notable players: Mike Conley, Brandon McPherson, Greg Oden, Stefan Routt, Anthony Sargent

Tiredness: This group laid the foundation for one of the most dominant streaks in Hoosier State history as Lawrence North finished the season in the top 10 nationally in each of his three consecutive title runs. of state. Oden and Conley led the way in a 50-29 fight against Columbia City in the 4A title game.

Registration: 32-0

National ranking: No. 14

Notable players: David Bell, Jesse Bingham, Antwaan Cushingberry, Dean Tate, Jakobie Robinson

Tiredness: The Warriors were tested throughout the 2017-18 season with 15 games decided by eight points or less and 10 games decided by five points or less. Senior guard Tate led all scorers with 22 points in the Warriors’ 54-48 win over Carmel in the 4A state title game to cap the unbeaten streak.

Registration: 26-1

National ranking: No. 16

Notable players: Luke Heady, John Michael Mulloy, Andrew Owens, Pete Suder, Karsten Windlan
Tiredness: After losing to Brownsburg 52-50 in January, the Greyhounds rallied to win 15 straight games to close out the season.

ten. Caramel, 2012-13

Registration: 25-2

National ranking: No. 15

Notable players: Ryan Cline, James Crowley, Zach McRoberts, James Volovic, Michael Volovic

Tiredness: After firing three starters from their state title run in 2011-12, the Greyhounds were able to repeat as Class 4A champions with a 57-53 victory over Cathedral (Indianapolis). Michael Volovic led the way with 19 points and seven assists on 7 of 12 from the field while Crowley had 14 points while connecting on 7 of 8 free throw attempts.

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