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CATCHING UP WITH BEN BENTIL

by Alex Schwartz GALLOWAY, N.J. – Ben Bentil of St. Andrew’s (DE) is a player who is not particularly focused on his recruitment. The class of 2014 power forward, originally from Ghana, lets a couple people close to him handle much of that that aspect of his life. “I kind of don’t know . . . I don’t pay much attention to that,” Bentil said while at Live In AC of who has offered him. “I... [Read more]

LIVE IN AC – DAY II REPORT

by Alex Schwartz GALLOWAY, N. J. – The first full day of July’s final Live Period took place yesterday and NBE Sports was back in South Jersey for Live In AC. We had a chance to see several more teams in action as well as catch a few quality squads for the second day in a row. Ernest Aflakpui had a nice outing for the We R 1 16s squad. The 6-foot-9 center out of Archbishop Carroll (PA) has a big... [Read more]

ELITE 2015 PG ISAIAH BRISCOE TALKS SCHOOLS; PREP & COLLEGE

by Alex Schwartz GALLOWAY, N.J. – Isaiah Briscoe has been considered one of the top players in America in the class of 2015 for quite some time now, and his offer list is evidence of that. Speaking at Live In AC, Briscoe said he holds offers from Arizona, Florida, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, DePaul, Miami, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State, UCLA, Villanova, Syracuse, Florida State, Virginia,... [Read more]

LIVE IN AC – DAY I REPORT

by Alex Schwartz GALLOWAY, N.J. – The third and final Live Period of July is underway and NBE Sports is back on the road. On Wednesday, we took in the action at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey for the Live In AC event. The way Abdul-Malik Abu has played this summer despite fasting for Ramadan is extremely impressive. The 6-foot-7 power forward has shown no signs of exhaustion and played... [Read more]

KHADEEN CARRINGTON REMAINS OPEN; PLANS AUGUST VISIT TO CINCINNATI

by Alex Schwartz WASHINGTON – The 2013 Nike Global Challenge featured just one native New Yorker who actually goes to high school in the Empire State: Khadeen Carrington. NBE Sports caught up with the class of 2014 prospect on the final day of the event to talk about his recruitment and his game. Carrington listed scholarship offers from Connecticut, St. John’s, Wake Forest, and Seton Hall. He... [Read more]

CATCHING UP WITH NOTRE DAME HEAD COACH MIKE BREY

By Matt Whitfield Its July on the recruiting trail for college basketball coaches. While the action on the courts was hot, the temperatures on the east coast were soaring outside. Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey was kind enough to brave the heat and spend some with with NBE Basketball Report during the recent Nike Global Challenge in DC last week. Coach Brey spent some time reminiscing about the... [Read more]

NIKE GLOBAL CHALLENGE: USA WEST EDGES USA SOUTH FOR TITLE

by Alex Schwartz WASHINGTON – The Nike Global Challenge came to a close on Saturday, with USA West winning 98-95 over USA South to take the crown. NBE Sports was in the house to take in the action from three of the day’s four games. While there, we put together some observations of players in attendance, tracked what coaches were in the gym and talked to a few players for recruiting updates. Due... [Read more]

BIG SHOTS ALL-AMERICAN CAMP REPORT

by Alex Schwartz HYATTSVILLE, Md. – The Big Shots All-American Camp at DeMatha Catholic High School features some talented players from all over the country. NBE Sports was there to take in the action on Thursday and got to see eight of the 10 teams play as well as noticed quite a few college coaches in the gym. Darian Bryant of St. John’s College HS (DC) may not have a true position, but is best... [Read more]

KALEB JOSEPH TALKS RECRUITING; NO FAVORITES YET…

by Alex Schwartz KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. – When Mass Rivals needed him on Wednesday at The Hoop Group Summer Classic East, Kaleb Joseph stepped up. The class of 2014 point guard has a three-point play in the final 20 seconds of regulation and then a floater at the overtime buzzer to give his team a 57-55 win over House of Sports in the first round of the tournament. After the game, Joseph took the time... [Read more]

HOOP GROUP SUMMER CLASSIC EAST REPORT

by Alex Schwartz KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. – With one Live Period in the books, the second of the month got underway yesterday night. NBE Sports was in the house at the Competitive Edge Sports Complex for The Hoop Group Summer Classic East. While there, we had the chance to see five games featuring teams from the Northeast and took down some notes on player performances as well as tracked what college... [Read more]

‘THE SHOWDOWN’ EVENT RECAP

by Alex Schwartz PHILADELPHIA – While the Reebok Breakout Classic is in the rear view mirror at Philadelphia University, there is still more basketball being played there this week. The Showdown made the school its primary home on Saturday and NBE Sports was there to take in the action. Peyton Allen of Glenwood (IL) checks in at 6-foot-4, but the class of 2014 shooting guard has a sturdy frame and... [Read more]

CHINANU ONUAKU MAKING TOP SCHOOLS TAKE NOTICE THIS SUMMER

by Alex Schwartz PHILADELPHIA – If Chinanu Onuaku’s last name rings a bell, well, it should. The class of 2014 prospect is the younger brother of former Syracuse standout Arinze Onuaku. However, the Riverdale Baptist (MD) prospect said that Syracuse is not involved in his recruitment. As for who is recruiting him, Onuaku listed scholarship offers from Seton Hall, DePaul, Xavier, Virginia Tech,... [Read more]

ELITE SG RASHAD VAUGHN NOT READY TO NARROW RECRUITING FOCUS YET

by Alex Schwartz PHILADELPHIA – Rashad Vaughn is one of the most highly sought after players in the nation in the crop of rising seniors. A 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Minnesota, Vaughn holds offers from some of America’s elite basketball programs. While at the Reebok Breakout Classic, Vaughn said he has been offered by Kentucky, North Carolina, Baylor, Kansas, UCLA, Minnesota, Iowa State, Tennessee,... [Read more]

EMMANUEL MUDIAY PLANS KENTUCKY VISIT; EARNS CO-MVP OF REEBOK BREAKOUT CLASSIC ALL-STAR GAME

by Alex Schwartz PHILADELPHIA – Emmanuel Mudiay of Prime Prep (TX) has been regarded as one of the top players in the class of 2014 for a few years now. The 6-foot-5 point guard is a target of many high-major programs and discussed his recruitment while at the Reebok Breakout Classic. Mudiay said he holds offers from “pretty much everybody,” but there are no schools at the top of his mind right... [Read more]

REEBOK BREAKOUT CLASSIC — FINAL REPORT

by Alex Schwartz PHILADELPHIA – The 2013 Reebok Breakout Classic came to an end on Friday and NBE Sports was in attendance yet again. Each team played three games and we were able to see nine of them in action. The day was capped off by a fast-paced, high-scoring all-star game at night. Chris Clover is a class of 2015 shooting guard from St. Joseph’s Prep (PA) who possesses a quality frame. The... [Read more]

DUKE, LOUISVILLE, FLORIDA, NORTH CAROLIN LATEST TO JOIN RECRUITMENT OF DEVIN ROBINSON

by Alex Schwartz PHILADELPHIA – Devin Robinson of Christchurch (VA) is a player who really saw his stock skyrocket in the spring and now is loaded with high-major looks. The class of 2014 prospect spoke about his recruitment and more while at the Reebok Breakout Classic. Robinson listed scholarship offers from Indiana, Connecticut, Providence, Florida State, Rutgers, VCU, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame... [Read more]

WADE BALDWIN SEEING RECRUITING CONSISTENLY RISE WITH STRONG PLAY

by Alex Schwartz PHILADELPHIA – Wade Baldwin of St. Joseph’s Metuchen (NJ) is one of the best players in the Garden State in the class of 2014. A 6-foot-3 combo guard, Baldwin took the time to speak with NBE Sports about his recruitment while at the Reebok Breakout Classic. Baldwin said that he holds offers from Virginia Tech, Rutgers, Seton Hall, and Minnesota. The rising senior, who claims no... [Read more]

ADIDAS INVITATIONAL — DAY TWO

by ND Kendrick Indianapolis, IN – Day two of the second July “live period” was in full swing on Thursday and NBE Sports joined coaching staffs from numerous college programs at the adidas Invitational in the Circle City. Here is a rundown from Thursday’s long day of action… Standouts: Stephen Zimmerman (Dream Vision 17) – Zimmerman continues to demonstrate why he may have the brightest... [Read more]

WITH RECENT OFFERS FROM KENTUCKY & KANSAS; 2015 PROSPECT DERRICK JONES CONTINES BREAKOUT

by Alex Schwartz PHILADELPHIA – Derrick Jones of Archbishop Carroll (PA) has established himself as an elite forward prospect in the nation’s crop of rising juniors. A 6-foot-5 small forward with big-time athletic ability, Jones has offers from some top-level programs. While at the Reebok Breakout Classic, Jones said he has been extended scholarship offers by Kentucky, Kansas, Syracuse, Villanova,... [Read more]

REEBOK BREAKOUT CLASSIC — DAY II

by Alex Schwartz PHILADELPHIA – The Reebok Breakout Classic rolled along all day Thursday and NBE Sports had the opportunity to see 10 of the 12 teams in action on the day. As was the case on Wednesday night, some lesser known players made noise and some top recruits also showed what they can do. Future Louisville Cardinal Shaqquan Aaron showed why he is one of the best wings in the nation in the... [Read more]

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