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April 17, 2017

Crafting basketball plays to maximize talent

A lot of us have been there. You watch videos, read books or attend clinics to improve your coaching knowledge. You pick up some play or pattern you really like. You take notes, redraw your diagrams and look down proudly at the nugget that could put ...


April 5, 2017

St. Anthony High School in New Jersey to close

One of the nation's best high school basketball programs has played its last game, as St. Anthony High School (New Jersey) will close at the end of the current academic year. [caption id="attachment_23396" align="alignleft" width="266"] Bob Hurle...


March 21, 2017

Auriemma: ‘If your body language is bad, you’ll never get in the game’

Video from a Geno Auriemma press conference during last year's NCAA women's Final Four is getting a lot of attention this week, and it's worth revisiting given its strong message to young athletes. Auriemma, who has led UConn to 109 straight wins ...


March 20, 2017

Examining a young athlete’s chances of playing pro basketball

Parents might think their child has a great shot to make the pros, but statistics suggest otherwise. Figures from the NCAA show just how few players make it to the NBA. During the 2015-16 school year, there were 546,428 high school boys basket...


February 9, 2017

N.J. coach suspended for allegedly housing six players

A New Jersey high school basketball coach is under investigation after state officials apparently discovered as many as six of his players living at his home.  Paterson Eastside High School boys basketball coach Juan Griles has been suspended whi...


February 7, 2017

College of Charleston found using ‘improper basketballs’

The Colonial Athletic Association has reversed the outcome of two College of Charleston women's basketball games after discovering the team used "improper basketballs." According to a report from ESPN, the association would not elaborate on what m...


January 25, 2017

Prep hoops coach who confronted fan won’t return to team

A Pennsylvania high school basketball coach who confronted a fan during a game last week will not be allowed to return to the team. Strong Vincent High School girls basketball coach Paul Przepierski was already suspended after going into the stand...


January 19, 2017

Prep basketball coach suspended after altercation with spectator

A Pennsylvania high school basketball coach has been suspended after going into the stands during a game to confront a boisterous fan.  Strong Vincent High School girls basketball coach Paul Przepierski, who teaches at a separate school, was lead...


December 15, 2016

Morehead State basketball coach resigns after battery charge

Morehead State men's basketball coach Sean Woods resigned today amid allegations that he physically abused players during a game last month. Woods had already been suspended for three games following the incident, which allegedly took place during...


November 22, 2016

NFHS survey: High school football decline is slowing

The latest national participation survey by the National Federation of State High School Associations revealed that more kids are playing prep sports than ever before. That’s a fine achievement, but the focus continues to be on football and whether...