New Jersey state investigators are reportedly looking into a scandal at Eastside High School in Paterson, which enrolled male and female international basketball players who endured poor living conditions while staying with coaches or other guardians in what one expert said sounded like a human-trafficking operation.
Last we heard from Shareef O’Neal, he was dunking over his father, Kazaam star Shaquille O’Neal. Shareef is a five-star power forward listed at 6-foot-8 and he’ll almost certainly grow some more, as he’s just a high school junior.
Colin Sexton is heading to Alabama next year to play for the Crimson Tide, but not before he lights it up one last time at the high school level. He’s playing in the All-American game tonight, and he’s spending his time creating outrageous highlights, such as this gyroscopic alley-oop assist.
Champlin Park High School came into the opening game of the Minnesota state tournament undefeated, and they left undefeated, thanks to a last-gasp buzzer-beater from senior guard Sam Dubois. The Rebels came back from an eight-point halftime hole with the help of 30 points from McKinley Wright, who missed a runner at…
LaVar Ball, father of UCLA freshman superstar Lonzo, has been in the news a ton lately. The ur-Sports Dad has wedged his way into every inch of airtime offered to him to talk shit about NBA legends, call their sons losers, and proclaim the supreme basketball ability of his three large sons. In case you were still on…
Outgoing Cal basketball coach Cuonzo Martin spent three seasons in Berkeley, where he put together a middling-to-good run. He won 62 of his 101 games and went 2-4 in three years worth of rivalry games against Stanford. Martin’s greatest accomplishment was recruiting Ivan Rabb and Jaylen Brown to come to the school in…
Blue chip recruit and high school junior Zion Williamson pulled off a cool-as-dang dunk two weeks ago. The sequel was even better.
High school basketball player LaMelo Ball, last seen calling his shot from half court, scored 92 points tonight. Ball is the youngest brother of UCLA star Lonzo, and he’s currently a high school sophomore at Chino Hills HS (Ca). Chino Hills had a 60-game winning streak going until they lost on Sunday to Oak Hill, and…
Six New Jersey high school basketball players, all from Puerto Rico or Nigeria, appear to have been living with their coach, have complained about going hungry, and are the subjects of a Division of Child Protection and Permanency investigation, according to an NJ.com investigative report.
Zion Williamson is only a high school sophomore, but he can already dunk a basketball with the force of a meteor impact. The second-ranked recruit from the class of 2018 went for 45 last night, including this big dunk (which was one of 12 on the night).
The best part of the highlight reel below, with all due consideration to Bol Bol swatting the daylights out of No. 3 at 1:45, is the way Bol’s teammates grin and giggle as they run back down the court. They look tiny compared to him, and they seem to be openly marveling that their new teammate is such a force.
Time for another edition of the quiz that we played here on Deadspin last Wednesday: “who had the best buzzer-beater tonight?” In order to reflect the nature of today’s choices, however, it will now be amended to “who had the coolest shot in the closing seconds of regulation last night?” (No, that is not quite as…
A quiz: Who had the best buzzer-beater tonight?
Pity the poor defender who found himself in sophomore Chase Hunter’s path on this play. He probably thought he had a chance at drawing a charge or at least not getting completely wrecked, but, sadly, that is not how things played out.
Here’s LaMelo Ball, brother of Lonzo Ball and 2019 recruit prospect in his own right, doing something dirty as hell for his Chino Hills (Calif.) HS team in a tournament over the weekend.
The Clarke High School (Iowa) Indians’ girls basketball 2016-17 team poster may be racist, but damned if it isn’t high-quality racism.
We are in a barren wasteland of basketball news right now (a minor feud between Jae Crowder and Marcin Gortat is almost newsworthy at this point). Thankfully, this teen (Isiah Stokes, a highly-regarded recruit) dunked the shit out of a basketball and brought down the whole dang basketball ring at a summer camp.