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Ray Allen

Born on July 20, 1975 in Merced, California, Ray graduated from Hillcrest High School in Dalzell, South Carolina in 1993 after taking the varsity basketball team to the State Championships. He was the 1996 Big East Player of the Year. As a junior, he was an All-American. He finished 3rd on the Huskies all-time scoring list with 1,922 points. In 1995-96, he hit 115 three pointers to set a UConn single season record. He was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1996 with the 5th overall pick. He never played for Minnesota and was traded with Andrew Lang to the Milwaukee Bucks for Stephon Marbury. Ray was an immediate starter and played in all 82 games as a rookie. In his career he won Joe Dumars Sportsmanship Award in 2002-2003 season, played four times in All-Star game and in 2000-2005, won All-Star 3-point shootout, also won “Good Guy” award in 2000 and 2001. He now plays for the Miami Heat who have won two consecutive Championships. 

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Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Boys Basketball, High School, Sports


Rajon Rondo

Rajon was born on February 22, 1986, in Louisville, Kentucky, to William Sr. and Amber Rondo. He attended Eastern High School. He averaged more than 27 points and seven assists per game as a junior, and led Eastern High to the championship of the Louisville Invitational Tournament.Rondo transferred to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, where he set school records for assists and led the basketball team to a 38-0 record. Named a 2004 McDonald’s All-American, he enrolled at the University of Kentucky. Then he decided to go to the University of Kentucky he set a school record with 87 steals in his first season and was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team. He then decided at the end of his sophomore year to enter the NBA draft. Rondo began his NBA career as the Celtics’ third-string point guard. He played under head coach Doc Rivers. Rondo was given the chance to start regularly in the season’s second half, and played well enough to make the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

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Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Boys Basketball, Freshmen, High School, Sophomore, Sports


John Wall

John was born on September 6, 1990 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Wall is the son of Frances Pulley and John Carroll Wall, Sr. His sister, Cierra, and his half-sister, Tonya was supported by his mother working multiple jobs. He went to high school at Word of God Academy. Wall played his first two years of high school basketball at Garner Magnet High School. After his second season, his family moved to Raleigh and Wall repeated his sophomore year at Needham B. Broughton High School. Despite a very impressive tryout, Wall was cut from the Broughton basketball team for attitude-related issues. As a result Wall transferred from Broughton to Word of God Christian Academy, also in Raleigh.In the summer of 2007, after his sophomore year of high school, Wall was invited to the 2007 Reebok All-American Camp in Philadelphia. .In 2008, Wall played in the Elite 24 Hoops Classic. He scored 10 points and earned co-MVP honors with Dominic Cheek. As a fifth-year senior in 2009 Wall averaged 19.7 points, 9 assists and over 8 rebounds for Word of God Christian Academy and was ranked as one of the best high school basketball players in his class. Wall led Word of God to the North Carolina Class 1A state championship where they were defeated by United Faith Christian Academy 56–53 after United Faith’s Ian Miller hit a 40 foot shot at the buzzer. Wall scored 11 points in the game. He was selected to participate in the 2009 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon. He scored 13 points to go along with 11 assists and 5 steals. He was also selected to play in the 2009 Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden where he notched 6 assists.





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Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Boys Basketball


Paul George

Paul was born May 2, 1990 in Palmdale, California.  He grew up with two older sisters: Teiosha, who played basketball at Pepperdine, and Portala, who played volleyball at CSU-San Bernardino.  He did not play organized basketball until his freshman year at Pete Knight High School.  He played for the varsity basketball team his last three years of high school under head coach Tom Hegre. As a sophomore, he began the season on the JV team, but was moved up to the varsity after the season started. During his junior year, he was the only non-senior on the varsity team starting lineup.  George verbally committed to Santa Clara, the first school that offered him a scholarship, but he later de-committed from them because his high school coach thought he should keep his options open After a positive experience attending Teiosha’s Midnight Madness event at Pepperdine Unicversity, George committed to Pepperdine on August 9, 2007. Midway through his senior season, he de-committed from Pepperdine after coach Vance Walberg resigned from the program. He ultimately chose Fresno State over offers from schools like Georgetown and Penn State because of greater opportunities for playing time.

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Posted by on April 24, 2014 in Boys Basketball, High School, Uncategorized


Larry Bird

He was born on December 7, 1956, in West Baden, Indiana. He graduated from Springs Valley High School in French Lick, Indiana in 1974. He attended Indiana University briefly, then transferred to Indiana State University in Terre Haute. He then embarked on an outstanding basketball career, establishing himself as one of the best shooting forwards in the history of the game. He led the Sycamores to the 1979 NCAA Title Game versus Michigan State that year. Bird then joined the Celtics in the fall of 1979 and played with them his entire career. He led the Celtics to five NBA Finals appearances, winning championships in 1981, 1984 and 1986. Bird won three straight league MVP’s, two NBA Finals MVP’s, NBA Rookie of the Year, and was selected as a first team NBA all-star nine times. Back injuries forced him to retire in 1992, and his number 33 was promptly retired by the Celtics.  He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. in 1998.
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Posted by on April 24, 2014 in Boys Basketball, Uncategorized


Aaron Harrison

Aaron was born October 28, 1994 in San Antonio, Texas. He and his twin brother attended Travis High School in Peacan Grove, Texas. He now goes to Kentucky and he and his brother lead the wildcats to a national NCAA championship game where they fell short to UConn.  But prior, he hit three game winning shots to get his team to the championship game. To beat Wisconsin in the semi finals of the NCAA tournament he made a contested jumper from well behind the three-point line the 6-foot-6 freshman had made just two baskets.  Only 5.7 seconds remained. Kentucky trailed Wisconsin by two, and the Wildcats’ highly touted shooting guard had been held to five points.

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Posted by on April 10, 2014 in Boys Basketball, Freshmen, News, Sports


Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker was born March 15,1995 in Chicago, Illinois. He is the son of former NBA player Sonny Parker. Parker attended Robert A. Black Magnet Elementary. Parker attended Simeon High School and has two older sisters who attended Simeon High School also. His freshman year he was the first freshman to start for Simeon ever. The team won the state championship game and he was named ESPN HS 2010 freshman of the year. His sophomore year he also lead his team to a state championship and was named ESPN HS 2011 sophomore of the year. His junior year they also won the state championship game and on April 12, he was announced as the winner of the national boys’ basketball Gatorade Player of the Year, also the ESPN HS National Junior of the Year. His senior year they won the state championship game and on March 21, Parker was named the Gatorade Illinois Boys Basketball Player of the Year, and on March 25, he repeated as Illinois Mr. Basketball. On April 9, he earned another National Player of the Year recognition, this time by  On April 17, he was a first team All-USA selection by USA Today, and on May 18, he was named a 2013 Parade All-American.


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Posted by on April 3, 2014 in Boys Basketball, Elementary, Freshmen, High School, Junior, Middle School, News, School, Senior, Sophomore, Sports