24 Mar

Where Will Michael Porter Jr. Ball Next Season?

His senior year and season have come to an end. So what’s on the horizon for Michael Porter Jr.? The forward just came off an incredible season at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle. We do know he will be playing basketball in the NCAA on a full scholarship next season. We just don’t know where exactly and we won’t know for sure until he commits fully to a school because every school in the country would love to have him on their roster.
However, we do have a few leading candidates so far. One such candidate WAS the University of Washington but since they just had a fairly shocking head coaching change, all bets are now off, especially since Porter has since requested his release from his commitment to Washington. The leading candidate is now likely Missouri because Porter’s father has been offered a job on the team’s coaching staff and Porter’s brother attends college nearby so relocation would make sense as well. Another potential suitor for Porter could be Oklahoma because Porter’s former teammate and good buddy, Trae Young, will play for them next year. One way or the other, Porter is the number one candidate in the entire 2017 draft class so any school with a chance at landing him would be crazy to not do everything in their power to land him.

11 Jan

Hamidou Diallo Is Off To The Kentucky Wildcats… For Now

The tenth ranked high school basketball player in the nation, Hamidou Diallo, has committed to play his college basketball for the powerhouse Kentucky Wildcats. At 6’5 and 200 pounds Diallo is a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court. He played his high school ball with Putnam Science Academy in Putnam, Connecticut and had an incredible career there. He plays point guard and has gained fame for his tremendously devastating dunks and long reach.
Diallo may not actually see any time in the NCAA, however. He is draft eligible for the NBA as he has completed high school in New York and actually spent the last season at prep school in Connecticut. If he does make the leap to the NBA he should expect to spend some time in the developmental league before he ever sees any actually time on an NBA court – so it may make more sense for him to spend a year or two in the NCAA which could also help him propel his draft stock higher so long as he does not get seriously injured in college.

10 Nov

Top National Point Guard Commits To Oregon

The Oregon Ducks continued their recent winning ways by landing five-star point guard Troy Brown Jr from Centennial in Las Vegas, Nevada. Brown made the announcement on social media with a viral video. Brown is highly touted as one of the nation’s top point guards going into college and the 13th highest rated high school prospect. Oregon also landed commitments from several other top 50 prospects recently to solidify their upcoming NCAA campaign, one in which they are expected to, at the very least, return to the elite 8.
Brown (pictured) is 18 years old, 6’6 and over two hundred pounds which matches the physical attributes of such greats as LeBron James at that age. Other schools that Brown was considering for college were Ohio State, UNLV, Kansas, Georgetown, Arizona, Alabama, and California. His sophomore and junior campaigns were overall disappointments. However, Brown earned All-American honors in his last season in high school with ease nearly averaging a triple double. He capped off his incredible high school career by winning a gold medal at the FIBA U17 World Championship in Spain over the past summer. Brown remarked “I think I will be able to play a lot of minutes and be able to play multiple positions and be a big factor next season.”

23 Aug

Findlay Prep Will Need Yet Another Coach

Findlay Prep will have to, once again, undergo a search for a head coach as Andy Johnson announced that he will be moving on to accept a job as an assistant coach at South Utah University. The upcoming season for Findlay prep held a lot of potential and high expectations. Findlay Prep will now have to hire it’s fifth head coach in six seasons.
Johnson will be joining another former Findlay Prep Coach, Todd Simon, who is the current head coach for South Utah University. This will be Coah Johnson’s first collegiate coaching job after spending two years coaching in the high school ranks – both with Findlay prep. Assistant Coach Rodney Haddix has been named interim coach but is not expected to retain the position full time.
Since the basketball program started ten seasons ago eight players from Findlay have been selected in the NBA entry draft. Johnson & Findlay Prep’s athletic director were contacted for comment but neither have yet to get back to us.