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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

 

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 MaxPreps.com.  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

 

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook was born on November 12, 1988, his parents are Russell Westbrook and Shannon Horton and he has one younger brother. He went to high school at Leuzinger High School.  He did not start until his junior year.  His senior year he lead his team to a state championship. He averaged 25.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 2.3 assists. He also connected on 57 three-pointers and made 76.0 percent of his free throws. He collected 14 double-doubles, scored 30 or more points on eight occasions and registered a career-best 51 points at Carson on January 6, 2006. Then he went to college in UCLA.   In his freshman year, Westbrook averaged 3.4 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 36 games. After Darren Collison was injured, Westbrook’s role on the team expanded. Westbrook saw his minutes increase significantly, and he finished the season playing in 39 games, starting in 34 of them. In the year Westbrook averaged 12.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.6 steals.  All the years Russell was part of the UCLA team they advanced to the final four.  He was named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year.  Then he was selected fourth overall in the NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics in 2008.  Finally, he was name NBA All Rookie First Team and has represented the US twice nationally.

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Posted by on February 6, 2014 in Boys Basketball, Freshmen, High School, Junior, Senior, Sophomore, Sports, Uncategorized