February 2008 Archives

Plenty Wrong With Post Season All-Star Game Selection Process

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By Roy & Harv Schmidt

The McDonald's All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic are the two most prestigious post-season all-star games in the country when it comes to high school basketball. However, we believe that the selection process with respect to choosing the players for each game is severely flawed. With that being said, we thought we would take a few minutes to point out the idiosyncrasies and offer a suggestion for improvement.

About Player Rankings

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By Roy & Harv Schmidt

It is truly sad that we feel a need to write this blog, because quite frankly it is a waste of our time. Unfortunately, it has become necessary, seeing as though another blogger on this site felt compelled to publicly share our player rankings without our consent. Since those who read his contributions may come away with the wrong impression with respect to why we have certain players unranked, we feel a strong need to offer a few clarifications. With that being said, here goes.

Underrated Back Courts? Look No Further Than Elgin

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By Roy & Harv Schmidt

Knowing that in recent years high school basketball has very much become a guard's game, there is often considerable talk throughout the state as to which high school teams have the most talented back court duos. One team whose back court combination has largely flown under the radar is Elgin High School's 6'2 Armani Williams and 6'1 Jeremy Granger. In this blog we comment on that, as well as some in-state universities that hit the recruiting trail hard this past weekend.

Why Brandon Paul Is #1 In 2009

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By Roy & Harv Schmidt

We thought we spelled it out long ago, but apparently there are some who just don't get it when it comes to why we regard Warren's Brandon Paul as the top player in Illinois from the class of 2009. Therefore, what follows is our recap as to the things that we believe separate Paul from the other top prospects in the junior class. But better yet, we feel a strong need to set the record straight as to why the reasoning given by those who question Paul's ability is totally off-base.

Cooley Commits To Notre Dame

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By Roy and Harv Schmidt

Rumors had been spreading that 6'9 junior Jack Cooley from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, IL was going to commit soon, and sure enough, those rumors came to fruition as Cooley gave University of Notre Dame coach Mike Brey a verbal commitment Monday evening. Cooley chose Notre Dame over Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa according to his Rising Stars AAU coach Mike Weinstein. Notre Dame, Wisconsin, and Illinois were all schools that had offered Cooley a scholarship.

Sky Is The Limit For Stan Simpson At Illinois

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By Roy & Harv Schmidt

Bruce Weber has received considerable credit (and rightfully so) for being able to wrap up early commitments from three of the top prospects in Illinois from the class of 2009. However, when it is all said and done, Weber's greatest recruiting catch over the past year (not counting class of 2010 commits Jereme Richmond and Crandall Head) just might prove to be his lone recruit from the class of 2008, that being 6'9 Stan Simpson from Simeon.

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