Friday, October 17, 2014

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

BROOKLYN NETS 
 POINT GUARD 
JARRET JACK'S
SNEAKER COLLECTION 
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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 
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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.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WALE - TO BE NAMED BRAND AMBASSADOR TO THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS - ALL-MET ELITE

WALE 
 TO BE NAMED 
BRAND AMBASSADOR
 TO THE 
WASHINGTON WIZARDS 
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 Wale The Official ambassador for the Washington Wizards. #DCrising wizkidz shinning big Ted and I got perfect timing 16h

This past week, Wale announced his partnership with NBA’s Washington Wizards as a Brand Ambassador during an interview on The Breakfast Club. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

GONZAGA HS. POINT GUARD BRYANT CRAWFORD COMMITS TO WAKE FOREST - ALL-MET ELITE

GONZAGA HS.
 POINT GUARD 
BRYANT CRAWFORD
 COMMITS 
TO 
WAKE FOREST 
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GONZAGA HS.
WASHINGTON D.C.

Landing Crawford is a big development for Wake Forest, which missed out on 2015 forward Samir Sehic (who committed to Vanderbilt) last week. The 6-foot-2 Crawford, who attends Gonzaga HS in Washington, D.C., is Wake Forest’s first verbal commitment in the Class of 2015. Crawford took three official visits before making this decision, with his trip to Winston-Salem coming in between visits to SMU in late August and Georgetown last weekend.

Crawford missed part of his junior season at Gonzaga with a broken finger, but his play during the summer led to his stock rising in recruiting circles. Playing with the Team Takeover program Crawford averaged 12.7 points and 3.6 assists per contest in Nike EYBL play. He was also invited to the NBPA Top 100 Camp and LeBron James Skills Academy in July, with his dunk on LSU commit Ben Simmons being one of the highlights from the Top 100 camp.

The addition of Crawford gives Manning a player he can build around as he looks to revitalize the Wake Forest program. The job now is to take the momentum gained from Crawford’s commitment and use it to attract more players capable of helping the Demon Deacons compete in the ACC on a nightly basis.

Friday, September 19, 2014

GONZAGA HS. BRYANT CRAWFORD SUMMER MIX-TAPE - ALL-MET ELITE

GONZAGA HS.
 BRYANT CRAWFORD
 SUMMER MIX-TAPE 
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GONZAGA HS.
WASHINGTON D.C.


2015 point guard Bryant Crawford had a big summer with Team Takeover in the EYBL circuit and carried his momentum into NBPA Top 100 Camp. The 6’3 Gonzaga HS prospect finished the summer in style, also playing in the Under Armour Elite24 game in NYC. 

As the success continued, more school’s were in contact with Bryant until he trimmed his list to seven. Indiana, Georgetown, Marquette, Memphis, SMU, Tennessee, and Wake Forest are all still in the running for the 2015 guard. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Washington D.C. vs. Baltimore in Hometown Madness - SYRACUSE BASKETBALL HISTORY - ALL-MET ELITE

Washington D.C. vs. Baltimore
 in
 Hometown Madness 
 SYRACUSE BASKETBALL 
HISTORY 
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Breakdown

SHERMAN DOUGLAS
SPINGARN HS.
WASHINGTON D.C.

COURTESY 
OF 
SYRACUSE.COM
Hometown Bracket Madness: Washington, D.C., vs. Baltimore
It's a Battle of the Beltway in the finals of Syracuse Hometown Madness. Syracuse players representing the cities of Baltimore and Washington have advanced through two rounds of play to today's championship game.

The two teams consist of some of the greatest names in Syracuse history. Baltimore is led by Carmelo Anthony, while Washington D.C. counters with three outstanding backcourt players in Sherman Douglas, Lawrence Moten and Dave Bing.

Washington D.C. and Baltimore rolled over their first two opponents.

Baltimore advanced to the final with wins over Rochester and an International team. In its semifinal win over the International group, Baltimore had 60 percent of the votes (274 to 181).

Washington D.C. cruised past California and Philadelphia. The semifinal against Philly had been seen as a close one, but D.C. had nearly 80 percent of the votes.

Washington's starting five includes Bing, Douglas, Moten, Jerami Grant and Arinze Onuaku. Baltimore's starters are Anthony, Herman Harried, C.J. Fair, Donte Greene and Michael Lloyd.

Harried, who has been serving as Baltimore's captain, said the Charm City team has too much size for Washington D.C.

"They are too small,'' Harried said. "They can't match our size and versatility. They are going down.''

Moten, the leading scorer in Syracuse history, said Anthony won't be enough to beat D.C.

"Too many guys on that team need the ball to make something happen,'' Moten said. "One great player will never beat a true team. We know our roles in D.C.''