Draft Journal Vol. 1

Draft Journal Vol. 1

Michigan State’s Aaron Henry (The Only Colors) Welcome to the first volume of my Draft Journal. Every two weeks (or so) I’m going to publish a new installment. Over the course of the year I take a ton of notes, I wanted to create a column that is timely and...

Fueled By Family: The Paul VI Panthers Want It All

During a year that initially looked to be derailed by injuries, Paul VI’s youngest stars rose to the occasion and kept the train on its track. Now the Panthers are back at full strength, and they’re ready to compete with anyone in the country. Last year it looked like...

Peach Jam Preview

The Peach Jam is one of my favorite events of the entire year. It is the culmination of the highest level of AAU basketball, and the two finalists get to battle it out on national television. First, it is an amazing experience for the kids. The idea of playing on...

2019 Draft: Winners and Losers

This year’s draft did not disappoint. There was a lot of hype leading into the night due to the uncertainty and I think it lived up to the expectations. Per usual, some teams killed the draft, while others did not. It’s time for my annual winners and losers article....

Top 30 Big Board

After watching all of these prospects at various levels, whether it’s the Nike EYBL, FIBA Championships or Big Monday on ESPN, these thoughts have been swirling in my head for a long time. Once the season was over I spent countless hours watching any full game I could...
The Path Of a Mid Major

The Path Of a Mid Major

There are 32 automatic qualifying bids for the NCAA Tournament in March, many of these bids are occupied by teams known as “mid majors.” These teams don’t build resumes, with quadrant 1 wins and quadrant 3 losses, they don’t see the analysts debating whether they...

National HoopsFest Takeaways

National Hoopfest Takeaways  This past weekend was the annual National Hoopfest at DeMatha Catholic. It is one of the top high school events in the entire country, and is known to attract some of the nations top talents. Last year, Cam Reddish lit the DMV on fire as...
Gonzaga Eagles: Team Preview

Gonzaga Eagles: Team Preview

Gonzaga Eagles: Team Preview This week, I was fortunate enough to add another prestigious stop to my preseason open gym tour. I took a trip out to Eye Street to get a good look at this year’s Gonzaga Eagles. It was my first time attending a Gonzaga preseason...
New Year, Same Goals

New Year, Same Goals

New Team, Same Goals I took my annual pre-season trip to Paul VI, one of the top high school programs in the country, to watch their work out and catch up with the team. The focus of the work out was the same as it always is, all about defense—Coach Farello’s main...

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