Friday, June 24, 2016

H.D. WOODSON GUARD DERQUAN WASHINGTON EXCLUSIVE TWITTER INTERVIEW - ALL-MET ELITE

H.D. WOODSON GUARD
 DERQUAN WASHINGTON
 EXCLUSIVE TWITTER
 INTERVIEW 
 ALL-MET ELITE
 
DERQUAN WASHINGTON
H.D. WOODSON HS.
WASHINGTON D.C.
 
Age, height, weight?
17, 5'10, 145.
 
What schools have you attended growing up?
Dunbar HS. and now HD Woodson HS.
 
What AAU, rec or boys and girls club have you played for?
Beacon House AAU and DC Premier AAU, Boys and Girls club #14 and Beacon House rec.
 
What did the undefeated season mean to you personally?
The undefeated season meant everything to me , I wanted it bad we put in lots of hard work and truly deserved it , personally because I was playing against my friends mainly.
 
What were your thoughts going into the season?
My thoughts going into the season were we were going to be a tough team to beat.
 
What were your thoughts after the season?
After the season, we were the best team in my eyes.
 
What schools have offered you?
Virginia Union.
 
What schools have interest in you? 
I have interest from UNC Greensboro, Navy, Mount St. Mary's , Manhattan, JMU, and UNC Wilmington.
 
What are you working on this spring/summer to be a better player?
I'm working on getting stronger, and working on my ball handling and off hand.
 
If you had to predict next season for HD what do you think it will be like, after an undefeated season?
I can predict that we will be the DCIAA champs again , and give the state championship a run for the money.
 
Who is your closet friend in the game of basketball?
My closest friend on the court is Kiyon Boyd, we been playing together since 5th grade.
 
What is the greatest strength in your game?
Three point shooting is the greatest strength in my game.
 
What are your spring/summer basketball plans?
My summer plans are to pick up more college offers from my play on the UA circuit.
 
Who is the hardest player for you to guard during the season?
The hardest played for me to guard this year was Chris Lykes, he has a complete game.
 
What made you decide HD was the best school for you both academically and athletically? 
I decided to come over and play at HD Woodson because Antwan Walker, Tamontae Chambliss , Jacob Montgomery were all my friends so I wanted to play with them and Kiyon joined me as well.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

2016 NBPA TOP 100 CAMP PLAYER ROSTER - ALL-MET ELITE EDITION

2016
NBPA TOP 100 CAMP
 PLAYER ROSTER 
 ALL-MET ELITE
 EDITION
 
NAJI MARSHALL
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT HS.
GREENBELT MD.
 
 
CHRIS LYKES - GONZAGA COLLEGE HS. - WASHINGTON D.C.
 
NAJI MARSHALL - ELEANOR ROOSEVELT HS. - GREENBELT MD.
 
DAVID McCORMACK - NORFOLK ACADEMY HS. - NORFOLK VA.
 
EJIKE OBINNA - VIRGINIA ACADEMY - ASHBURN VA.
 
NATE WATSON - O'CONNELL HS. - ARLINGTON VA.

KIYON BOYD - H.D. WOODSON HS. WASHINGTON D.C.

LUKA GARZA - MARET HS. -WASHINGTON D.C.

KELDON JOHNSON - PARKVIEW HS. STERLING VA.
 
The NBPA's Top 100 Camp is operated and coached by members of the NBA Players Association. 
 
The camp offers a valuable opportunity designed to prepare players for competition and life at the next level with an emphasis on character, education, and skill development.  
The camp also enables current and retired NBA players to work intensively with campers, coaching teams, teaching basketball fundamentals, and leading skill development stations as part of the NBPA’s Coaching Development Program.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

KEVIN DURANT PANINI TRADING CARDS - ALL-MET ELITE

KEVIN DURANT
 PANINI
TRADING CARDS
 COMMERCIAL
 ALL-MET ELITE
 
 He is an NBA MVP. A Four-Time NBA Scoring Champion. An Olympic Gold Medalist and the leader of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder. Every time Kevin Durant steps on the floor something magical happens and there is nothing more that he loves than the game of basketball.

As a bored young kid, Simon waits for his dad to finish cleaning the Oklahoma City Thunder gym, he begins playing with his Panini America Kevin Durant NBA trading cards and what happens next is amazing.

As you’ll see in this TV spot from Panini America, the exclusive Trading Card Partner of the NBA and the exclusive trading card and memorabilia partner of Kevin Durant via Panini Authentic.

Who Do You Root For?
#WhoDoYouCollect 

Friday, May 27, 2016

ADIDAS UPRISING TRAINING CAMP - ALL-MET ELITE

ADIDAS UPRISING
TRAINING CAMP 
 ALL-MET ELITE
 
 
 
Athletes of the adidas "Path" at the Uprising Training in Santa Barbara took part in a practice session while they were there with NBA coach Tony Brown.

2016 ADIDAS NATIONS TRAINING CAMP - ALL-MET ELITE

2016
ADIDAS NATIONS
 TRAINING CAMP
ALL-MET ELITE
 
 
The adidas Nations Training Camp in Miami, FL feature 30 of the top athletes from the class of 2018 & 2019. The camp was led by former NBA Coaches of the Year Mike Brown and Sam Mitchell. Here's an overview of the weekend!

Friday, May 20, 2016

USA MEN'S BASKETBALL U17 TEAM TRAINING CAMP INVITEES - ALL-MET ELITE

USA MEN'S BASKETBALL
 U17 TEAM
TRAINING CAMP
 INVITEES
ALL-MET ELITE

IMMANUEL QUICKLEY
THE JOHN CARROL SCHOOL
BEL AIR MD.
 
 Montez Mathis (Oak Hill Academy/Joppa, Md.)
 
Immanuel Quickley (John Carroll School/ Havre De Grace, Md.)

Jalen Smith (Mount Saint Joseph H.S./Baltimore, Md.)
 
The USA Basketball Men's U17 World Championship Team training camp will begin June 10-22 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The athletes will participate in the training camp in hopes of being selected to represent the United States at the 2016 FIBA Men's U17 World Championship, June 23-July 3 in Zaragoza, Spain.
Training camp will get underway at 5 p.m. (MDT) on June 10, and the team will practice twice a day June 11-17. It is anticipated that finalists will be selected on June 12 and the final, 12-member team will be announced no later than June 17.
 
Invitations to the training camp were issued by the USA Basketball Developmental National Team Committee, chaired by USA Basketball men's national team director Sean Ford. Athletes eligible for this team must be 17 years old or younger (born on or after 1/1/99) and U.S. citizens.
"This training camp will be extremely competitive based upon the deep pool of talented players on the USA Junior National Team and how hard each player has worked to improve their games over the past year," said Ford. "Our strength as a team will be athletic ability, length and the quantity of players capable of playing multiple positions."

The U.S. will open FIBA U17 World Championship play on June 23 against Taiwan and will face Turkey on June 24. Following a day off, the USA will cap preliminary play against Egypt on June 26. After playing each of the teams in their preliminary round group, all teams advance to the round of 16 on June 28. Winners from the round of 16 advance to the medal round quarterfinals on June 30. The semifinals will be played on July 2, and the finals will be on July 3.

Monday, May 9, 2016

KABIR MOHAMMED - NATIONAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY - EXCLUSIVE TWITTER INTERVIEW - ALL-MET ELITE

KABIR MOHAMMED 
SHOOTING GUARD
 NATIONAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 
 EXCLUSIVE TWITTER
 INTERVIEW 
 ALL-MET ELITE
 
NATIONAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
FORT WASHINGTON MD.
 
Age, height, weight? Age 19, height 6"5, weight 212lbs.
 
How long have you been playing basketball? I have been playing basketball for about 11 years now, I started when I was 7 or 8.
 
What was your mind state going into your senior season - what did you want to accomplish, in comparison to what was actually accomplished? Going in to my senior season was tough for me, knowing that I would have to do even more for the team but I fully embraced my role. All I wanted for my senior year was to go undefeated but we came up a little bit shot on that one but it still was a great year for me and the rest of the team, winning the beltway league was one of our goals and we accomplished that, because we lost in the finals the year before.
 
Your team defeated API earlier this year a very highly publicized and talented team what were your thoughts going into the game and also after the victory? Going into the game, we all knew they were a good team but we didn't let that get into our head. All we wanted was to go and play hard while everything puts itself into place, we accomplished the mission and came out with the victory. After taking the W. We got back in the gym the next day cause we had a mission to complete.
 
How would you describe your game? As for my game, I just want to be a complete basketball player first before any thing else, I like to touch every part of the stat sheet, my strength is going to the basket.


What do you feel you need to improve upon for the next level? For the next level, I will need to continue my focus on being a complete player and work on my jump shot which I have been doing and it's going good.
Are you considering a prep year or are you definitely going to college next school year? I'm not considering a prep year, I will be going to college this year.
 
What colleges have offered you and what schools are starting to show interest? After I was released from my commitment to the Citadel, the schools I have heard from are Hofstra, Quinnipiac , Illinois state, Missouri state, Iona, St. Louis, New Hampshire, and St. Peter's, they are really interested in me and are waiting for me to come for a visit, from the way things are going, they will offer once I go up there for a visit..
 
How has National Christian helped develop you as a player? National Christian has really helped me. As a ball player and academically also, the coaches made sure they brought the best out of me all the time even at practice, and the teachers at the school helped out with extra study time after school. They made me a better student by making sure I studied all the time and worked hard for my grades or else I would fail, even though I know I'm a good student they still made sure that I did what they asked. Which was great.
 
As a student-athlete what does the ideal college look like for you both academically and athletically? The ideal college for me, I believe if you do the right thing then success will surely come, I just want to be in a nice situation where I know I'm getting better in school, basketball and also getting better in terms of life in general.

Who are the most influential people in your life both on and off the court? The most influential people in my life on and off the court are my family and coach Shawn Harmon's family.

Friday, May 6, 2016

JOHN LUCAS INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL COMBINE - ALL-MET ELITE

JOHN LUCAS
INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL COMBINE 
 ALL-MET ELITE
 
 
 Good luck to all D.C. MD. and VA. area players participating this weekend.
 
International Middle School Combine

 

 

The IMSC is the standard for elite middle school talent camps. This is an invite only camp and we take players on a first respond basis. We may invite 150 players but will only take the first 100 to register and pay. On average we have 6-7 McDonalds All American committee voters watching these kids before they ever play a single high school game. The best of the best are trained and tested here in Houston.
 
 Each Camp Participant Will Receive Camp Memento

• A meal served to Players around 4:30pm on Saturday Only

• Education Sessions by Knowledgeable Guest Speakers

• Team and Individual Evaluation

• 8 Stations with Two (2) Coaches Per Station

• Staff of Former Professional and College Players

• 5 Competitive Games

• Evaluation Services