Tuesday, July 29, 2014

RAPPER WALE's DMV TEAM WINS EBC CELEBRITY CHALLENGE IN NYC - ALL-MET ELITE

RAPPER WALE's
 DMV TEAM 
WINS
 EBC CELEBRITY CHALLENGE
 IN NYC 
 ALL-MET ELITE 


The Barclay's Center was jumping last night for the star studded EBC Celebrity Challenge, which featured some of the best streetballers, and pros, from N.Y., L.A., Philly, and D.C. 

The New York squad narrowly defeated L.A. in their first game , which matched them up with Wale's DMV team in the finals. DMV had a solid backcourt consisting of the new Brooklyn Nets guard , Jarrett Jack, and former Duke standout, Nolan Smith, which was enough to propel the D.C squad to victory over N.Y. in the championship game. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

DC PREMIER WINS LAS VEGAS 48 CHAMPIONSHIP - ALL-MET ELITE

DC PREMIER
 WINS
 LAS VEGAS 48 CHAMPIONSHIP 
 ALL-MET ELITE 

Different name, same result.
Reserve guard Jamaal King had a team-high nine points, and DC Premier held on to beat Louisiana Dynasty 50-46 on Sunday in the championship bracket final of the Las Vegas Fab 48 invitational division at Bishop Gorman.

It is the second straight year a team from Washington D.C. won the top bracket in the tournament’s 17-and-under division.

 DC Assault took last year’s title and was rebranded DC Premier AAU. 

“I believe the kids are mentally tough. They didn’t let anything bother them,” DC Premier coach Corey McCrae said. “They did great in school this past year and they just kept working. It’s not about the organization, it’s about the kids in the organization.”

King hit a 3-pointer with 6:25 remaining in the second half to cap a 10-0 run that gave DC Premier its largest lead of the game at 40-32. Jon Davis hit two free throws with 10 seconds left after Louisiana Dynasty cut DC Premier’s lead to 48-46.

Leroy Butts, a Rhode Island commit, had eight points and nine rebounds, and Charlie Thomas added eight points and five board as DC Premier had nine players score. Davis and Marquez Letcher each had seven points, and teammate Develle Phillips, a 6-9 forward, pulled down nine rebounds.

The majority of DC Premier’s players were part of the DC Assault team that lost in the title game of the 16-and-under division at last year’s Fab 48.

“We told ourselves we’re going to leave with a bang for our last AAU season,” King said. “New team, new coach. We just said we’ve got to leave it all on the court.”

Louisiana Dynasty’s Jacob Evans, a 6-5 shooting guard ranked No. 144 in the nation by Rivals.com, had a game-high 15 points along with four rebounds. Evans’ driving layup cut DC Premier’s lead to 44-40 with 2:30 to play, and he made three free throws with 11 seconds left to bring Louisiana Dynasty within 48-46 before Davis’ game-clinching free throws.
Jahshire Hardnett added 12 points and four rebounds for Louisiana Dynasty, and teammate Jordan Andrews scored 10.

DC Premier held Louisiana Dynasty scoreless for the opening 5 minutes, 28 seconds and led 21-19 at halftime.

“It’s special. I believe we have the most talent in the country, and I just believe our guys fight very, very hard,” McCrae said. “It’s hard to win this tournament. We won nine games in a row; that was tough, man. We’ve got gritty, tough kids, and they just love to play basketball.”

GONZAGA HS. TYLER THORNTON WILL JOIN MARQUETTE COACHING STAFF - ALL-MET ELITE

GONZAGA HS.
 TYLER THORNTON 
WILL JOIN 
MARQUETTE COACHING STAFF 
ALL-MET ELITE

GONZAGA HS.
WASHINGTON D.C.
 

Several times last year, Mike Krzyzewski, unprompted mentioned that Tyler Thorntonwould make a good basketball coach. It was a compliment of Thornton’s basketball IQ, his understanding of the game.

Now, less than three months after graduating and ending his Duke career, Thornton is a coach. And he’s working for a familiar face.

Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski—who spent the past 15 years on the Duke bench as an assistant—announced Friday that Thornton was joining his staff in Milwaukee. Thornton is expected to work as a graduate assistant.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

RIVERDALE BAPTIST HS. GUARD KENNEY WORMLEY COMMITS TO SIENA - ALL-MET ELITE

RIVERDALE BAPTIST HS.
 GUARD
 KENNEY WORMLEY
COMMITS TO
 SIENA 
 ALL-MET ELITE
 
RIVERDALE BAPTIST HS.
UPPER MARLBORO MD.
 
Siena head coach Jimmy Patsos on Friday received a verbal commitment from 6-foot-3 point guard Kenny Wormley, who is entering his senior year at Riverdale Baptist in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Wormley, a lefthanded shooter, took an unofficial visit to Siena a couple of weeks ago.
“When I visited, I just liked the school and I liked the coaches,” Wormley said. “The coaches just told me I was their guy, so I trusted the coaches and I trust that this would be the best fit for me and I trust the coaches to make me a better player and the best player I can be.”

Wormley plays for the same AAU program, Team Takover, that produced Wright. They didn’t play together because Wright was in an older division.
Wright, from Waldorf, Md., made a strong impression as a Siena freshman last season. He finished second in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with 5.2 assists per game and made the MAAC All-Rookie team.

“When I visited, Marquis was like he loved playing for Coach Patsos and Coach Patsos brings the best out of a player,” Wormley said. “So I really liked that about the team and the coach.”
Wormley described himself as “kind of pass first, but I can score, too. I can get my teammates involved and make good decisions.”

The blueprint is for Wright to start at the point for the next three seasons with Wormely arriving as his understudy in the fall of 2015. Then Wormley could take over for the 2017-18 season, when he would be a Siena junior.

“Since Marquis is there, they said Marquis is going to be the starting point guard for the next three years,” Wormley said. “So Coach Patsos said he wants me to play the combo (guard) and when Marquis graduates, I’ll move over to the point guard position … They said if I worked hard enough and I can show them what I can do, I can probably play right away.” 

 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

UNC MEN'S BASKETBALL POINT GUARD - NATE BRITT - INTERVIEW - ALL-MET ELITE

UNC MEN'S BASKETBALL
 POINT GUARD 
 NATE BRITT 
INTERVIEW 
 ALL-MET ELITE 

OAK HILL ACADEMY
MOUTH OF WILSON VA.

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.