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West Coast Premier Basketball Academy Spring Invitational, Day One Recap

West Coast Premier Basketball Academy Spring Invitational, Pomona, California, May 14-15, 2011 DFW Gold 44, Cal Ballaz 23 DFW came last year with 2012 Moriah Jefferson – who just committed to Connecticut this week. This…

East beats West 78-66 in McDonald’s All-American game, MVP Elizabeth Williams sets records

Ariya Crook Williams (Long Beach Poly, Long Beach, CA) won the skills competition in Monday night’s Jam Fest. Rosters and coaching staff Led by the record-setting performance of Duke-bound Elizabeth Williams (Princess Anne High School,…

High School: McDonald’s announces finalists for the Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Award

McDonald’s announced the finalists for the Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Award today. The annual award recognizes the nation’s top boys and girls high school senior student-athletes. Winners will be announced March 15, 2011.…

2011 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Team announced

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the McDonald’s All American High School Girls Basketball Game. Teams are made up of the country’s top players. A selection committee of prominent high school coaches, prep scouts…

Congratulations to Leta Andrews!

On Tuesday night, Granbury, Texas high school coach Leta Andrews became the winningest high school basketball coach in history. Granbury’s Lady Pirates secured her record with a 64-45 win over Midlothian at the James Wann…

Texas A&M’s Gary Blair opines on the demise of the WNBA Houston Comets

In an article in the Houston Chronicle, Texas A&M coach Gary Blair gave his opinion on the demise of the four-time WNBA championship team Houston Comets. Blair, while discussing the plethora of girl’s basketball talent…

Feature report: The rise of club ball and its effect on recruiting and high school teams

Several nights a week all spring and most of summer, they are there at the gym practicing: layup and box-out drills, running plays, practicing transition and defense – all to the soundtrack of their own…

The legacy of Marques Jackson: “He never left a girl behind”

Marques Jackson attends the signing of Akil Simpson to SMU. (Photo courtesy of LaMonithal Harris-Simpson) DALLAS — On a rainy weekend in Dallas, mourners gathered to celebrate the life of Marques Jackson, 46, the founder…

Stanford-bound Chiney Ogwumike wins Morgan Wootten award

Stanford-bound prep star Chiney Ogwumike is the winner of the 2010 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Award for her accomplishments on and off the court. McDonald’s along with Morgan Wootten, legendary coach and McDonald’s…

Millionaire gives back by coaching and funding girl’s hoops

Story from USATODAY.com: Millionaire coach Jim Justice boosts prep girls hoops team

2010 McDonald’s All American Basketball Games rosters announced

The McDonald’s All American Basketball Games selection committee announced final rosters today for the 33rd annual Boys Game and ninth Girls Game on the ESPNU McDonald’s All American Selection Show. The Games will be played…

WBCA High School All-America Team announced, Sims selected as Player of the Year

The 2010 WBCA High School All-America Game will be played on the same court as the NCAA Women’s Final Four in San Antonio, Texas. The college-style regulation game is free to the public and is…

Top high school hoopsters compete at FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Women

The USA Women’s U16 National Team landed in Mexico City yesterday for the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship. The tournament is a qualifier for the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship scheduled for July 16-25 in…

Notre Dame signee Skylar Diggins named national high school athlete of the year, Parker and Moore win ESPYs

In a ceremony before last night’s ESPY awards, Notre Dame women’s basketball incoming freshman guard Skylar Diggins won Gatorade Female High School Athlete of the Year honors. Diggins is the fourth women’s basketball player to…

College coaches hit the road for July recruiting, Big State Flava Jam a big draw

The July recruiting season is in full swing. After an Independence Day weekend break, college coaching staffs hit the road for a month long session of heavy-duty recruiting. For nationally ranked players, last week’s Nike…