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May 11, 2017

HS basketball referees will now stop play for misconduct warnings

Beginning next season, high school basketball referees will stop games to give misconduct warnings to coaches and other personnel who are unruly. The National Federation of State High School Associations' (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee made the...


May 4, 2017

Maryland adopts shot clock for boys basketball

Maryland high school boys basketball will install a 35-second shot clock beginning with the 2017-18 season. The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) last week approved the change, along with a new mercy rule for both bo...


April 26, 2017

Michigan HS ‘Coach of the Year’ resigns over parents

A Michigan high school basketball coach, who earlier this year was named best coach in his class, has resigned. And he calls parents the No. 1 reason for his departure. Clayton Castor was the boys basketball coach at Gladstone High School, and las...


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. Or 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 p...


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...