Sunday, January 31, 2010

Class of 2012 #2 Overall Dajuan Coleman (Jamesville-Dewitt, NY) Highlights

Dajuan Coleman of Jamesville-Dewitt High School, just outside of Syracuse, NY, is the #2 overall recruit in the class of 2012. The 6'8" 270 lbs center got the chance to go head to head with Will Regan of the Nichols School (Buffalo, New York), who is the #16 overall center in the 2010 recruiting class. Regan is committed to play for Tony Bennett at the University of Virginia, and Coleman got the chance to showcase his skills and did just that. He was a force on the interior and finished with 17 points and 9 rebounds in his teams 71-66 victory. Coleman's Jamesville-Dewitt team is the #1 ranked class "A" team in New York state. For more information email

2010 Virginia Cavalier Commit Will Regan Highlights vs Jamesville-Dewitt

Will Regan of the Nichols School (Buffalo, New York) is the #16 overall center in the 2010 recruiting class. He has signed on and committed to play in the ACC with Tony Bennett at the University of Virginia. On January 29th, 2010, Regan got the chance to showcase his skills against Jamesville-Dewitt (Syracuse, NY) and the #2 overall recruit in the class of 2012, Dajuan Coleman. Regan showed a solid versatile game, knocking down shots from long distance while also showing some strong post moves. He also controlled the boards finishing with 25 points and 19 rebounds in Nichols 71-66 loss to the #1 ranked class "A" team in New York state. For more information email

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fred Heldring (6'10" C New Trier) "Don't Mess With Big Fred" Interview with Daniel Poneman

Fred Heldring (New Trier 2010) is the fuel that fires the Trevian engine. Teammate Alex Rossi may get most of the glamor and headlines, but none of that would be possible without Mr. Heldring pulling down boards, blocking shots, dropping dimes from the post, and setting hard picks for him night in and night out. The skilled big man has a high "basketball I.Q." but his I.Q....I.Q. is probably a good deal higher, as he is a straight A student and will be taking his game to the Patriot League next season where he will play ball for the highly prestigious College of William & Mary. To give you a little perspective on how smart this kid is (he was heavily recruited by Harvard)- the college he will attend is also the alma matter of three US presidents (Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and John Tyler) as well as US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall; though none of them could ball like big Fred. This past friday (1-29-10) Fred helped lead the Trevians to a big victory over their rival- the Evanston Wildkits; a win that strengthens New Trier's case as one of the elite teams in Illinois and as a legit state title contender. This video features some highlights of the game as well as a post game interview with the big man himself...for more information email

Alex Rossi (6'6" SG New Trier) "Everybody Loves Alex" Interview with Dan Poneman

Alex Rossi (6'6 SG - 2010) has been New Trier's golden boy ever since he first laced up his green and blue kicks three years ago as a freshman on the varsity squad. Alex, who is signed to play ball in the Pac 10 for the California Golden Bears, has had quite the illustrious career in his four years as a Trevian and he did nothing but add to his legacy this past friday night as he led his team to a win over arch-rival Evanston- their second win against the Wildkits this season. After the game I got a chance to catch up with Alex and talk about everything from the game (the 10th in his career against E-Town), to the New Trier fans, to who is the better student between him and his fellow division one bound teammate Fred Heldring. This video features that interview, some highlights of the big game, and some more fun clips that help paint a picture of why the name Alex Rossi will be remembered in the hearts of the people who make up the New Trier community long after he leaves Chicago's near north suburbs for the sunny bay of Berkeley, California... For more info email

Greg Travis (Curie 2011) Highlights and Interview with Daniel Ponema

Greg Travis has been considered one of the top guards in Illinois for his class since before he even got to high school. At the MLK Classic at Whitney Young he reminded everyone in attendance why, scoring 14 points and holding national top 100 guard Ryan Boatright (who is also Greg's AAU teammate) to only 12 points in a big win for Curie over East Aurora, their sixth win in a row. This video features highlights from that game, and a post game interview with Daniel Poneman.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Donivine Stewart-PG class of 2011 one of the elite guards in Illinois

Donivine Stewart is one of the elite guards in the state. He is a junior point guard for Bartonville Limestone High School in Bartonville Illinois. He has offers from West Virginia, Illinois, and Bradley. Over his two and a half years of varsity play he has averaged over 23 ppg. He's a pure scorer but when he needs to has been known to post double doubles with ease. He is currently averaging 24pts 6 ast. and 5 rebs. His stock is quickly rising and this summer he will once again be playing with the All-Iowa Attack.

Peoria Richwoods Upsets #1 Champaign Centennial

The Knights of Peoria Richwoods High School recently upset the top ranked team in 3A Champaign Centennial Chargers. The Charger loss ended the states longest win streak (37) Richwoods was led by senior Mason Alwan who was 5 of 7 from the arc and finished with 25pts. Drake commit Rayvonte Rice of Centennial did his best to keep his team in the game as he paced them with 24 pts. The Knights were seemingly too much for the Chargers though. The Knights defense held Eastern Kentucky commit Jeff Johnson to just 5 pts and standout forward Josh Piper to just 4 pts. With the combination of Tony Frazier, T.J. Cole, and David Anderson in the post, the Knights controlled the game. Frazier chipped in 10 pts while Anderson had 8 pts to go along with a game high 12 boards. Senior guard Tylon Deal also had 8 assists and 9 boards for the Knights. This big win has launched the Knights into the #1 spot in class 3A and has proven that they are poised to take another short trip to downtown Peoria to contend for a state title.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Milton (GA) Star Recruits Dai-Jon Parker, Julian Royal, and Shannon Scott

Myck Kabongo (St. Benedict's 2011) : Canada's Point Guard Prodigy Highlights and Interview from City of Palms

Dwayne Polee Jr. (Westchester, California - 2010) City of Palms Highlights and Interview

Dante Holmes throws down a monster dunk at the City of Palms

Reggie Murphy swats a shot into the stands at the City of Palms

Wayne Blackshear pins a fast break layup on the glass vs East Aurora

Jereme Richmond throws down three monster alley-oops vs Deerfield

Aqui Shareef throws down a monster dunk on Chicago Washington

Jabari Brown throws down a dunk on Quality Education at the TOC

Purdue Recruit Anthony Johnson (Whitney Young) Sick Alley Oop from Ahmad Starks

Vincent Garrett (6'5 Chicago Marshall) Ridiculous Alley-Oop Dunk


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