Monday, April 26, 2010

Taylor Baxter Commits to North Dakota State

Taylor is one of the elite shooting guards in Illinois for the 2010 class. The 6'5 Fieldcrest guard was an unknown prospect at the beginning of the season but jumped onto the radar of schools such as Albany, Niagra, NDSU, and Ball State after posting 17 ppg 6 rpg and 4 asst this season. He led Fieldcrest to a 29-1 record and sectional semi-final appearence against eventual 2A runner-up Peoria Manual and also placed 2nd in the 2A State Dunk Contest (The kids got SPRINGS). Taylor is one of the most underated prospects in the state but expect big things from this future NDSU Bison.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dantre Langhorne - Lanky But Can Light You Up - Unsigned Class of 2011

Dantre Langhorne, 2011, plays for a small school way out on the east end of Long Island. He has been a part of a run by Greenport High School of 6 consecutive county championships, finally becoming the featured player this season after the graduation of Ryan Creighton, who is second on New York State's All-Time Scoring List behind Lance Stephenson. In Langhorne's first year as the star, he averaged over 21 points per game and showed a solid versatility, playing a lot of point guard while standing 6'5". Because he goes to such a small school, there has been a lack of buzz about his game, and there are rumors that he may be going prep after this year in order to get his name out there. During his sophomore season he dropped 25 on the historic Archbishop Molloy of New York City, and 28 in the state semi-final. Check this kid out, and for more information e-mail

Jamie Adams - Highlight Mixtape - Hales Franciscan - "Not Just Jerome Randle's Brother Anymore"

Mantas Dubauskas - The Lithuanian Legend - Highlight Mixtape - St. Joesph

Robert Robinson - De La Salle '10 - Highlights and Interview with Daniel Poneman

Aaron Johnson - Waukegan 2011 - Highlights and Interview with Dan Poneman

Deandre McCamey - St. Joseph - Highlight Mixtape - "Down But Never Out"

When Deandre McCamey entered high school, everything seemed to be going just right. The star on the sophomore team as a freshman, starting varsity point guard as a sophomore, and big time AAU tournaments with the Illinois Wolves- then injuries put everything on hold. After a long recovery period Deandre returned to the court, and though it took him some time to return to form, he had a terrific senior season for a very good St. Joes squad, playing for legendary coach Gene Pingatore and alongside fellow seniors Wayne Simon, Mantas Dubauskas, and Brandon Carr. had this to say: "This very strong and physical combination guard is an excellent passer and defender. McCamey wears two knee sleeves but it does not keep him from competing and attacking on both ends." Though being injured may have weakened his body, it strengthened his mind, resolve and work ethic. Whatever college ends up landing him is going to be getting a kid who will have an impact in their program from day one, as there aren't many players in the nation with as much knowledge, passion and experience as Deandre McCamey... For more info email

Henry Uwadiae - 6'11" Findlay Prep 2012- Interview w/ Dan Poneman - A Nigerian Kid with a Dream

An in-depth interview with one of the most extraordinary young men I have ever met. "I have the dream to become a very good player. It's my passion to play in the NBA. I am here to follow my passion...." Henry Uwadiae is not your average Findlay Prep player. Most kids arrive at Findlay with a polished game, a national reputation, and a long list of college suitors. When Henry, a 6 foot 11 inch 16 year old, touched down in Henderson, Nevada this November, he had nothing but a dream to one day become a great basketball player, and the passion and determination necessary to make his dream to come true. A young man with extraordinary size and endless opportunities- the only things greater than his potential are the caring nature and incredible maturity that define who he

Jay Harris - Oswego East 2010 - Highlight Mixtape - Second Coming of Stephen Curry

You would be hard pressed to find a player in America who finished their senior season on more of a tear than Jay Harris of Oswego East. The sharp shooting combo guard has been playing out of his mind. Harris ranks as the #5 prospect in Illinois on, which seems like a ridiculous jump considering some experts didn't even have him in the top 25 before the season started. Furthermore, I'll be the first to say that there is a chance that Mr. Harris could realistically be the second best player, and third best prospect in the state right now (behind Jereme Richmond and Meyers Leonard). Whatever college lands him is getting a gem- think Patrick

Mycheal Henry - Orr 2011 - Highlight Mixtape

Austin Weber - GBN - Highlight Mixtape - "Born Ready"

Alex Dragicevich & Dan Poneman Chat About Life and Notre Dame (Jan/2010)


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