Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wale Named Washington Wizards' 'Creative Liaison' - ALL-MET ELITE

Wale 
Named 
Washington Wizards
'Creative Liaison'
 ALL-MET ELITE 

QUINCE ORCHARD HS.
GAITHERSBURG MD.


The Washington Wizards announced today that D.C. native and die-hard Wizards fan Wale will be the team's creative liaison for the upcoming season. Wale will be part of numerous initiatives, beginning with the team's home opener on Saturday, Nov. 1 against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Wale's songs Ambition and The Work will be included in the team's opening video throughout the season, and he will perform live on opening night as part of player pregame introductions. He will also partner with the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation to participate and promote a charitable project in partnership with the Wizards.

"I'm excited to start building as the creative liaison for the Washington Wizards," said Wale. "As a D.C. native and lifelong Wizards fan, this is truly an exciting and organic relationship for me. We've got some exciting projects up our sleeve that will roll out throughout the season so be on the lookout."

Throughout the season the Wizards and Wale will collaborate on designs for team merchandise as well as social media promotions and content for Monumental Network. Wale currently has 3.9 million followers on Twitter and 1.5 million followers on Instagram. Born in Washington, D.C., Wale attended Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Md.

"We are excited to be collaborating with Wale," said Joe Dupriest, Monumental Sports & Entertainment senior vice president, chief marketing officer. "His creativity and vision will help enhance our in-game experience, and his commitment to the Washington, D.C., community is a perfect blend with our charitable pillars.  This is truly a win-win relationship."

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CHRIS CLARKE VIRGINIA FOUR STAR GUARD WILL DECIDE COLLEGE CHOICE THURSDAY- ALL-MET ELITE

CHRIS CLARKE 
VIRGINIA 
FOUR STAR GUARD 
WILL DECIDE
 COLLEGE CHOICE
 THURSDAY
 ALL-MET ELITE 

CAPE HENRY HS.
VIRGINIA BEACH VA.


Cape Henry star guard Chris Clarke will make his college decision on Thursday afternoon.

Clarke, a 6-foot-6 guard, has narrowed his list to Connecticut, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Creighton.

Clark is a four-star athlete who is ranked No. 30 nationally by Phenom Hoop, No. 59 by both 247Sports and Rivals, and No. 63 by ESPN.

Last season, Clarke averaged 18.2 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and three steals.

Clarke, who was first-team All-Tidewater, led the Dolphins to the Tidewater Conference regular-season and tournament titles.

He also was named first-team all-state in VISAA Division I and was the TCIS Player of the Year and tournament most valuable player. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

TEAM TAKEOVER - JOHNATHAN McGRIFF - FASTEST HANDLE IN THE WORLD ?- ALL-MET ELITE

TEAM TAKEOVER 
  JOHNATHAN McGRIFF 
FASTEST
 HANDLE IN THE WORLD ?
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Watch the Trailer for HBO’s ‘The Offseason: Kevin Durant’ (VIDEO) - ALL-MET ELITE

Watch the Trailer
for
 HBO’s 
‘The Offseason
 Kevin Durant’ 
ALL-MET ELITE 

MONTROSE CHRISTIAN HS.
ROCKVILLE MD.

HBO has released the trailer for their offseason look at Kevin Durant and his world, ahead of next week’s premiere.

The spot features cameo appearances by Russell Westbrook and Steve Nash.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

POTOMAC GUARD - RANDALL BRODDIE COMMITS TO MEMPHIS UNIVERSITY - ALL-MET ELITE

POTOMAC GUARD 
 RANDALL BRODDIE 
COMMITS TO
 MEMPHIS UNIVERSITY 
 ALL-MET ELITE

POTOMAC HS.
OXON HILL MD.

  Two days after the Memphis Tigers' annual tip-off event at FedExForum, they got a verbal commitment from Randall Broddie, a point guard from Maryland. 

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound junior will be a part of the Tigers' 2016 recruiting class.

"I kind of knew I was leaning towards Memphis, but after Memphis Madness and taking my visit that was the icing on the cake," Broddie told Scout.com. 

Scout.com rates Broddie the No. 7 shooting guard prospect in the Class of 2016 and the No. 45 overall prospect in the nation. Their scouting report of Broddie reads, "The lefty has a scorer's mentality. He's quick with the ball in his hands and can score off the drive, but his jump shot is among his biggest weapons."

Broddie is the Tigers second commit for the 2016 class.

Friday, October 17, 2014

BROOKLYN NETS - POINT GUARD JARRET JACK - SNEAKER COLLECTION - ALL-MET ELITE

BROOKLYN NETS 
 POINT GUARD 
JARRET JACK'S
SNEAKER COLLECTION 
 ALL-MET ELITE 

Where we’re from in D.C., that’s just kind of how it is. Everybody is into the kick game,” said Jack, 30, who grew up just outside the nation’s capital in Maryland. “When you’re young you have very, very small goals. If you did work, cut some lawns or whatever, with the money you saved up, you’re probably going to buy some sneakers or some video games. 

Something like that. For me, that was the thing I took, too. Obviously playing basketball, (your sneakers) were a way to express yourself without having to speak.

“Not just playing basketball, but also walking around on the street. When I was growing up, I was told the first thing a girl looks at is you, the second thing a girl looks at is your shoes. So that was something I took with me.”

Jack has a collection of about 1,500 pairs of sneakers lined up neatly in his Atlanta home, the result of accumulating about 300 per year since joining the NBA and signing with Nike. His goal is to wear a new pair every day, which is why he brought more than 100 to his apartment in New Jersey after being traded from Cleveland.

Opening “the sneaker room” in Atlanta, as Jack calls it, requires a security code to prevent guests from stealing.

“A lot of friends, my homeboys and stuff, we all wear the same size,” Jack said, “and they got real sticky fingers.”

Jack has a system for which sneakers he collects and when. It’s broken up into three categories.


“If I think it’s wack, I’m not going to get it. If I think it’s dope, I’m going to get it,” he said. “If I think it’s super dope, I’m going to get it early, maybe like five months early.” 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Virginia Tech gets 2015 class point guard commitment from Justin Robinson

Virginia Tech
 gets
 2015 class
point guard
commitment
from
Justin Robinson
 
ST. JAMES HS.
HAGERSTOWN MD.
 
Justin Robinson, a 6-foot-1, 173-pound guard from St. James School in Hagerstown, Md., committed Sunday to Tech for its 2015 recruiting class. He also considered scholarship offers from Providence and Nevada-Las Vegas, and will arrive in Blacksburg with at least one strong endorsement.

“He was in our program two years,” said Boo Williams in a Sunday evening interview with Daily Press columnist David Teel. “Good kid, pure point guard. Good instincts, knows how to play, makes good decisions. Left-handed, decent shooter, highly skilled – highly skilled.”
Robinson, who transferred to St. James from basketball power Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Md. after his sophomore season, averaged 12.7 points, 6.1 assists, three rebounds and two steals per game last season for St. James.

Friday, October 10, 2014

HBO THE OFFSEASON: KEVIN DURANT - REALITY SHOW - ALL-MET ELITE

HBO 
THE OFFSEASON
 KEVIN DURANT 
REALITY SHOW 
ALL-MET ELITE 

MONTROSE CHRISTIAN HS.
ROCKVILLE MD.





The NBA’s reigning MVP sat down with the folks at HBO this summer for an unscripted reality special titled “The Offseason: Kevin Durant”. 

The 1-hour show will debut Nov.4 at 9pm.

Per The Oklahoman:

The unscripted special is a first-person account of the life of Durant from the end of the 2013-14 season (May 31) to the start of training camp in September. Cameras and microphones were embedded with Durant throughout his summer away from the Thunder, chronicling the NBA’s Most Valuable Player during his decision to step away from Team USA basketball, his camp appearances, business partner and brand commitments, and his time living in Los Angeles.

The film was executive produced by numerous people, including Durant and Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, who represents Durant through his Roc Nation agency.