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Articles on prep basketball, whether it's high school, AAU and youth basketball, as well as reffing youth.

Tampa Bay Invitational 2015: FL Future dominates

The 2015 Tampa Bay Invitational gave a lot of players a chance to be exposed to possible scholarship offers below the division one level. Florida Future was the team that stood out amongst the rest at this tournament.

Spring Fling 2

There was plenty to see at AAU's Spring Fling 2. The very young talent was particularly noteworthy.

2015 Boo Williams Girls Nike Invitational

Philadelphia Comets - Genther take Darrin Donahoo Division of this year's Boo Williams Nike Invitational with some major changes surrounding the event.

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Mid-major recruiting: Norcross forward Allison Johnson verbals to Kennesaw State

2015 Roundball Academy Spring Classic

The 2015 Roundball Academy Spring Classic had quality prep talent of all ages in its 35-team field.

Neumann-Goretti wins National H.S. mythical title

With unanimous agreement by all four national prep polls, Neumann-Goretti High School of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been named as mythical national high school champions for the 2014-2015 high school season. St. Mary's finished second.

Swish Appeal Prep Poll of Polls

The high school season is winding down with just a few games of national impact left to be played.

FGB Spring Showcase was well worth attending.

With 45 teams, the 6th Annual FGB Spring Showcase had plenty of talent to wet your appetite.

Swish Appeal Prep Poll of Polls 2014-2015 (week of March 8, 2015)

March blew in like a lion and swept away seven teams. It also produced a clear number one for the first time since this poll began.

Swish Appeal Prep Poll of Polls

It has been quiet on the high school rankings front. Changes from playoff upsets are just starting to roll in.

Attempted throwing of girls playoff game

Herein, an attempt is made to look at the what and why of the embarrassing attempt of two Tennessee girls high school teams to throw a playoff game to each other.

Florida 2015 High School Championships

The recently concluded 2014-2015 Florida High School championships, held in Lakeland, Florida, from February 17-21 and sanctioned by the Florida High School Activities Association (FHSAA), may have been seen the combined best collection of talent

Catching up with Carol Blazejowski

A chat with Carol Blazejowski about the development of the women's game, her career, and a little about the WNBA.

Swish Appeal Prep Poll of Polls

The top seven slots remained unchanged from two weeks ago with four new additions near the bottom of the list.

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Nation's No. 1 prospect, Asia Durr, scores 53 points in a game

Swish Appeal Prep Poll of Polls #2

There was very little movement at the top of our second installment of the Swish Appeal Prep Poll of Polls compared to poll #1 two weeks ago. Four new schools joined the list in this week's edition.

Classic in the Country features prep talent

There was both good high school teams and college prospects at the twelfth annual Classic in the Country Challenge held in Berlin, Ohio.

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Nation's top prospect Asia Durr scores 43 points in victory

Introducing Swish Appeal's Prep Poll of Polls

Below is the first installment of Swish Appeals Prep Poll of Polls along with links to the individual polls it was drawn from.

Notes from officiating girls basketball

Observations and notes from officiating three games in Belleville, New Jersey

Arkansas, Michigan recruits shine at Naples

Division I recruits led both Long Island Lutheran High School and North Little Rock High School to victory at the 16th Annual Naples Holiday Shootout presented by Arthrex.

Title IX brings big time high school talent to D.C.

The Sixth Annual National Title IX Holiday Invitational Conference & Classic sponsored by The Sankofa Project brought high quality high school teams and individual talent to the District of Columbia.

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Northern California high school bans "I Can't Breathe" shirts from tournament

A high school basketball tournament on the Northern California coast has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing protests over police killings of unarmed black men after a school was disinvited...
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Katie Lou Samuelson, Mater Dei shine at Nike TOC

Mater Dei High School wins for the third year in a row. Katie Lou Samuelson is again the MVP of the Joe Smith (top) Division.

Annual Blake Classic

Here's coverage of the annual Blake Classic highlighted by a doubleheader that feature two middle school teams. One of those teams, Allendale, is coached by former Providence College player Pam Healy Costello.

Indiana High School Girls Basketball Coverage

In this fourth installment, Bob Corwin comes upon a sad basketball-related story and attends a local high school game.

Photos: Bob's Indiana Day 3 journey

Photo gallery that features some of the top prospects in the state of Indiana.

More basketball action in the Hoosier state

This day was spent watching 4A power Columbus North practice and then attending the highly anticipated Roncalli at Heritage Christian game in Indianapolis.

Former Notre Dame player gives back fundamentals

Fundamentals are truly an essential part of the game -- especially on the youth level, but sadly the teaching of them has almost become extinct. However, there are some coaches that still believe in teaching and developing those core fundamentals.

Bob's Indiana basketball journey

This week I'm traveling around Indiana looking for quality basketball on the high school and college fronts.

Photo gallery: 2014 Tennessee Turkey Jamm

Photos of the stars of the Tennessee Turkey Jamm during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Rellah Boothe Shines at HS tournament

At the Turkey Jamm Tournament in Tennessee, there were many girls stood out with their performances. But there was one that stood out amongst the rest, Rellah Boothe -- the 6-foot-1 sophomore forward from Potter's House dominated the competition.