Wednesday, July 23, 2014

VICTOR OLADIPO NAMED TO 2014 USA BASKETBALL MEN'S SELECT TEAM - ALL-MET ELITE

VICTOR OLADIPO
 NAMED
 TO
 2014 USA BASKETBALL MEN'S 
SELECT TEAM 
 ALL-MET ELITE

DEMATHA HS.
HYATTSVILLE MD.


“Being chosen for the Select Team is an honor and an important step in becoming involved in USA Basketball’s National Team program in the future. In the past, current national team players like Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, as well as many other outstanding players got their USA National Team start through the Select Team.”

Members of the USA Select Team will assemble in Las Vegas and train with the USA National Team July 28-31 (12:00-3:00 p.m. PDT).  All practices will take place at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center.

Friday, July 18, 2014

GONZAGA HS. - BRYANT CRAWFORD INVITED TO USA U17 TRAINING CAMP - ALL-MET ELITE

GONZAGA HS. 
 BRYANT CRAWFORD
 INVITED 
TO
 USA U17
 TRAINING CAMP 
 ALL-MET ELITE 

GONZAGA HS.
WASHINGTON D.C.

The 2013-14 USA Basketball Men's Developmental National Team now lists 38 of the top 17-and-under basketball players in the nation, 36 of whom will attend the 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team training camp that tips-off July 24 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC), the team's domestic training camp runs through Aug. 1, with finalists for the 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team expected to be announced on July 26 and the 12-member team will be named prior to Aug. 1.

The 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship For Men, hosted Aug. 8-16 by Dubai, United Arab Emirates, will feature 16 national teams that qualified through their FIBA zone tournaments. Players eligible for this competition must be citizens of the country they represent and have been born on or after Jan. 1, 1997. Two-time defending U17 gold medalist, the USA has a perfect 16-0 record at the U17s. The U.S. qualified for this year's U17s by virtue of its gold-medal finish at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship..  

TOP NATIONAL RECRUIT VJ KING WILL TRANSFER TO PAUL VI. HS. - ALL-MET ELITE

TOP NATIONAL RECRUIT
VJ KING 
WILL TRANSFER
 TO
 PAUL VI. HS. 
 ALL-MET ELITE 

PAUL VI. HS.
FAIRFAX VA.

The nation's number 13 overall basketball player in the nation for the Class of 2016, V.J. King, will transfer from St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron, Ohio to Paul VI in Fairfax, Virginia. 

The five-star small forward currently holds offers from Ohio State, Arizona, Connecticut, UCLA, Louisville, Michigan State, Wisconsin, and Georgetown, among others. Others in high consideration include North Carolina, Kansas, and Kentucky.

It is unknown how this transfer will impact Ohio State's status with what was the state's best rising junior, or if King will continue to play on his Ohio-based AAU team, King James Shooting Stars.

DAVID ADKINS JOINS WASHINGTON WIZARDS STAFF - ALL-MET ELITE

DAVID ADKINS 
JOINS
 WASHINGTON WIZARDS STAFF 
ALL-MET ELITE 

FLINT HILL HS.
RESTON VA


After a successful stint as an assistant coach for the Maryland women's basketball team, former Radford men's basketball standout David Adkins has taken the position of assistant coach/player development with the NBA's Washington Wizards. Adkins joined the Terrapins after spending 16 years as a high school assistant coach, but his coaching laurels reach far beyond the prep ranks. Widely known in basketball circles as an elite developer of talent, Adkins has helped develop the games of five NBA players, two McDonald's All-Americans, three Jordan All-Americans, three Maryland Gatorade Players of the Year, four Parade All-Americans and three Washington Post Players of the Year during his time teaching the game as a high school assistant, camp counselor and in private workouts. Additionally, Adkins has trained several high-profile European professionals, including former Maryland men's basketball standout Nik Caner-Medley.

Over the course of his career, he has helped ripen the games of five NBA players and many Division I athletes such as Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Linas Kleiza (Toronto Raptors), Greivis Vasquez (Memphis Grizzlies), Austin Freeman (Georgetown), Jeff Peterson (Arkansas), Jerai Grant (Clemson), Victor Oladipo (Indiana) and Alex Len (Maryland). 


Before Maryland, Adkins coached for three years at legendary high school power DeMatha Catholic in Hyattsville, Md., helping the Stags claim two conference titles and two city titles while compiling a record of 83-20. Prior to his stint at DeMatha, Adkins spent seven seasons as an assistant at nationally-acclaimed Montrose Christian High School in Rockville, Md. During his tenure, Montrose Christian was ranked No. 1 in The Washington Post final poll in 2003, 2005 and 2006 where it finished in the USA Today Top-10 each of those years.



Adkins' Coaching Credentials

• Assistant Coach, Washington Wizards (2014-present)
• Assistant Coach, Maryland (2009-14)
• Assistant Coach, DeMatha Catholic High School (2006-09)
• Associate Head Coach, Montrose Christian High School (1999-2006)
• Assistant Coach, Herndon High School (1997-99)
• Assistant Coach, Washington-Lee High School (1993-97)


High School:

• Flint Hill, 1983
• Lettered in basketball




Wednesday, July 16, 2014

University of Maryland to induct Len Bias into Athletics Hall of Fame - ALL-MET ELITE

University of Maryland
 to
 induct 
Len Bias
 into Athletics Hall of Fame 
 ALL-MET ELITE

NORTHWESTERN HS.
HYATTSVILLE MD.

More than 28 years after his death the University of Maryland announced on Wednesday it will induct Len Bias into its Athletics Hall of Fame.

Bias' college coach, Lefty Driesell, told the Baltimore Sun he is glad his former star player will be honored.

"It's great to hear about Lenny," Driesell said. "I was elated that he got in. It's a long time coming."

WHAT IF EVERY NBA PLAYER PLAYED FOR THEIR HOMETOWN - ALL-MET ELITE

WHAT IF EVERY
 NBA PLAYER 
PLAYED FOR THEIR 
HOMETOWN 
 ALL-MET ELITE 

After LeBron James decided he would be heading back to Cleveland, the internet started churning out possible starting 5s if every player in the league returned to their hometown. Some squads were complete garbage, while others were STACKED.

The Washington Wizards would boast a formidable lineup that includes Carmelo Anthony (Baltimore), Kevin Durant, Rudy Gay, and Ty Lawson (and Roy Hibbert).

We could also have Victor Oladipo on the team.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NBA 2K15 COVER REVEALED - KEVIN DURANT - ALL-MET ELITE

NBA 
2K15 COVER
 REVEALED 
 KEVIN DURANT 
 ALL-MET ELITE 

MONTROSE CHRISTIAN HS.
ROCKVILLE MD. 
NBA 2K15
NBA 2K15, gamers can expect to hear some of Pharrell Williams’ favorite tracks. 2K partnered with the “Happy” singer to create a unique soundtrack for the game (see the cover below), which drops October 7. Expect the list of exact songs later this summer.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

PAUL VI. HS.- GUARD KEVIN DORSEY WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA - ALL-MET ELITE

PAUL VI. HS.
GUARD
 KEVIN DORSEY
WILL ATTEND THE
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 
 ALL-MET ELITE
 
PAUL VI. HS.
FAIRFAX VA.
 
 
Minnesota is on the board in the Class of 2015 as a source told NBCSports.com that four-star guard Kevin Dorsey committed to head coach Richard Pitino and the Golden Gophers.
The 5-foot-11 Dorsey is considered the No. 84 overall prospect in the 2015 class, according to Rivals, and the native of Virginia is a nice fit for Pitino’s uptempo style.
 
Dorsey comes from a very successful Paul VI High School basketball program, and playing for Team Takeover in the Nike EYBL, Dorsey played in 16 games and averaged 12.5 points, 2.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game. The guard also shot 51 percent from the field, 73 percent from the free-throw line and 33 percent from the three-point line.