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  • • Kenyon Martin Jr. will enter NBA Draft despite not going to college
    Kenyon Martin Jr. is showing there is more than one path to get to the pros. Martin will enter the NBA Draft this year, his dad told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday. Kenyon Martin Jr. played at Sierra Canyon High School in the Los Angeles area. He received scholarship offers from multiple programs, but rather than attend Vanderbilt, he decided to do a post-graduate year at IMG Academy in Flor...2020
  • • Gonzaga Eagles vs Boys Latin Lakers – High School Lacrosse
    Gonzaga Eagles vs Boys Latin Lakers – High School Lacrosse Lacrosse All Stars - Grow The Game®...2020
  • • A Coach’s Letter to the Class of 2020
    A Coach’s Letter to the Class of 2020 Editor’s note: Ryder Cochrane, the head coach of the boys’ lacrosse team at Mountainside High School in Beaverton, Oregon, pens a letter to the Class of 2020. To the Class of 2020, Most of you don’t know me, and I don’t know most of you. But that doesn’t matter – not really – because I’m […] Lacrosse All Stars - Grow The Gam...2020
  • • 11 important details you might not know about UTEP's historic upset of Kentucky in 1966
    Back then, UTEP was Texas Western College and its coach was just five years removed from coaching high school ball....2020
  • • Darius Slay announces he will wear No. 24 for Eagles in honor of Kobe Bryant
    Bryant played for Lower Merion High School and was a noted Eagles fan...2020
  • • NHLer Drew Doughty funds $10,000 essay contest for Canadian high school students
    The cash toward future education will go to the student with the winning essay on overcoming adversity and “a positive response to the world’s current situation.”...2020
  • • Chris Godwin willing to give up No. 12 for Tom Brady
    Tom Brady has made No. 12 central to his brand. One prominent member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, however, already has the number. Wide receiver Chris Godwin said Friday that he didn’t really want to give up No. 12, but he would do so if Brady asked in deference to the quarterback’s accomplishments, as the wideout told ESPN’s “NFL Live” on Friday, via Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com: “My phone has been ...2020
  • • Report: Falcons, Dolphins showed most interest in Todd Gurley before release
    Before the Los Angeles Rams released Todd Gurley on Thursday afternoon, they shopped him across the NFL. The Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons showed the most interest in Gurley during trade discussions, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and could be teams to watch in free agency. The Falcons moved on from their own Pro Bowl running back this offseason. Atlanta released Devonta Freeman this week and will...2020
  • • MLB faced with difficult questions regarding June draft
    The coronavirus pandemic has thrown professional sports into a state of chaos, with baseball in a particularly uncertain position given that its regular season hasn’t even started. But while much of the focus has been on when the season will start, that’s far from the only issue with which Major League Baseball and the players’ union are wrestling.  The June draft, for instance, represents a diffi...2020
  • • Watch LeBron James, Zion Williamson and more NBA stars in their high school basketball days
    ESPN2 is airing high school basketball games and dunk contests featuring some of the best players to take the court over the past three decades....2020

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  • • Every Basketball Movie and Documentary + Where to Watch 🎥🍿
    As we all know by now, the coronavirus pandemic is real and its effects are far-reaching. The NBA season has been suspended, March Madness has been canceled, and many state high school tournaments were brought to an abrupt end. These were necessary measures to stem the spread. Staying home can save lives.  Public health officials are […] The post Every Basketball Movie and Document...2020
  • • What do you want out of the final stretch of the season?
    Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images That and more of the week’s links Just a dozen games remain in the Columbus Blue Jackets season, so I wanted to check on the mindset of the fanbase after an exciting but exhausting season to date. The Jackets are in the thick of a playoff race, but with the injuries and the schedule it’s not clear if they can hold on. Given the odds, what is it that y...2020
  • • Kevon Looney had to play point guard for shorthanded Warriors
    The Golden State Warriors’ injury woes this season are creating some seriously strange sights in their lineup. Warriors big man Kevon Looney was relied on to play some point guard for the team during Saturday’s game against the Phoenix Suns with head coach Steve Kerr noting that the 24-year-old got time at the position in high school. Looney was pressed into action with Stephen Curry still sidelin...2020
  • • Lonzo Ball on brother LaMelo's draft status: 'Wherever he lands, he’s gonna help out a lot'
    As Lonzo Ball‘s younger brother LaMelo approaches the NBA Draft this summer, the elder Ball brother believes the potential first overall pick would be a good fit for the Knicks, Marc Berman of the New York Post writes. “Whoever has the No. 1 pick, I feel like that’s who’s gonna get him,” Lonzo said to the Post scribe. “He’s been in the spotlight since he was 15, plus I went through everything he’s...2020
  • • Raptors' Rondae Hollis-Jefferson embracing expanded offensive role
    Due to the continued injury absences of Norman Powell, Marc Gasol and Pascal Siakam, defensive-oriented forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has been used more frequently as a big man passing alternative to the Raptors’ point guard stable, notes Michael Grange of Rogers SportsNet. “I love doing it,” Hollis-Jefferson noted of his expanded role as a passer once defenses key in on Raptors guards Kyle Lowr...2020
  • • Orioles sign former first-rounder Kohl Stewart to major league deal
    The Orioles announced the signing of former Twins’ right-hander Kohl Stewart. Fellow right-hander Marcos Diplan has been designated for assignment to clear 40-man space. Stewart’s deal is a split contract that will pay him $800K if he stays in the majors, reports Roch Kubatko of MASN. While Stewart was used primarily as a reliever/opener with the Twins, he’ll be in line to compete for a permanent ...2019
  • • Prospect report: LaMelo Ball of the Illawarra Hawks
    The development of LaMelo Ball has been extremely eventful, to say the very least. He was fast-tracked into high school in order to play with his brothers – part of a team whose style of play was profiled by The New York Times and The Ringer. He was one of the headliners of what was, arguably, the single most hyped AAU game of all time. When his father, LaVar Ball, got into a disagreement with the...2019
  • • Projected top 2020 NBA Draft pick R.J. Hampton sidelined with hip injury
    The last thing NBA teams want to see is an elite pro prospect sidelined months before the draft is set to take place. That’s taken on new meaning with 2019 No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson still sidelined for the New Orleans Pelicans. Unfortunately, this appears to be the case with the projected 2020 top-five pick R.J. Hampton. Playing with the New Zealand Breakers of the National Basketball Lea...2019
  • • Kevin Love reportedly wants to be traded to Blazers
    Kevin Love wants to be traded to a contender if the Cleveland Cavaliers finally decide to move on from him, and his hometown team is reportedly at the top of his wish list. Love has his sights set on playing for the Portland Trail Blazers, Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer reports. Love was born in Santa Monica, but he grew up Lake Oswego, Ore., which located just minutes from the heart of Portland. He...2019
  • • Jamal Adams: I’m not going to get out there until I’m myself
    Jets safety Jamal Adams has never missed time with an injury. Not in high school, not in college, not in the pros. He could miss Sunday’s game. Adams got out of a walking boot two days ago, but his sprained ankle kept him from practicing Wednesday. He called himself day to day, declining to speculate [more]...2019

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High School trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Kenyon Martin Jr. will enter NBA Draft despite not going to college
    Kenyon Martin Jr. is showing there is more than one path to get to the pros. Martin will enter the NBA Draft this year, his dad told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday. Kenyon Martin Jr. played at Sierra Canyon High School in the Los Angeles area. He received scholarship offers from multiple programs, but rather than attend Vanderbilt, he decided to do a post-graduate year at IMG Academy in Flor...2020
  • • Report: Falcons, Dolphins showed most interest in Todd Gurley before release
    Before the Los Angeles Rams released Todd Gurley on Thursday afternoon, they shopped him across the NFL. The Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons showed the most interest in Gurley during trade discussions, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and could be teams to watch in free agency. The Falcons moved on from their own Pro Bowl running back this offseason. Atlanta released Devonta Freeman this week and will...2020
  • • MLB faced with difficult questions regarding June draft
    The coronavirus pandemic has thrown professional sports into a state of chaos, with baseball in a particularly uncertain position given that its regular season hasn’t even started. But while much of the focus has been on when the season will start, that’s far from the only issue with which Major League Baseball and the players’ union are wrestling.  The June draft, for instance, represents a diffi...2020
  • • Boras: MLB should hold separate drafts for college, high school players
    2020
  • • Jon Kitna announced as new coach at Burleson High School
    Jon Kitna is returning to the high school ranks. Kitna was announced on Monday as the new head coach at Burleson High School, which is south of Fort Worth in Texas. Kitna, 47, was a pro quarterback from 1996-2011, though he returned in 2013. He worked as a high school coach from 2012-2018 before joining the Cowboys as a quarterbacks coach last year. He was among the staffers let go when Mike McCar...2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: Let’s re-align the NHL
    Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images That and more of this week’s links This week, in a different part of the internet, some friends and I were discussing ways to fix the NHL’s playoff system. On one hand, it has succeeded in creating compelling first round match-ups and strengthening rivalries in the new divisions. On the other hand, this season has revealed the current imbalance between divisions...2020
  • • Once a top recruit, former Michigan football QB Shea Patterson just hopes to be drafted
    Michigan football QB Shea Patterson was rated the top pro-style passer in the country out of high school. Now, he just hopes to get drafted.       ...2020
  • • HS prospect Maker eligible for draft, if he applies
    High school prospect Makur Maker will be eligible for the 2020 NBA draft if he applies as an early-entry candidate, according to a memo sent to teams by the NBA's league office....2020
  • • Todd Haley to coach at Florida high school
    Todd Haley did not coach in the NFL this past season and has been off the radar since the Browns fired him midway through the 2018 campaign. But the former NFL head coach will return to the sideline in an unexpected role this fall. The former Chiefs HC agreed to become the offensive coordinator at Riverview (Fla.) High School, according to Doug Fernandes of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Haley has n...2020
  • • Mike Trout continues awesome tradition with high school jersey number
    When most MLB players return to their high schools, they see their jersey number retired by the stadium. Of course, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout isn’t most players, and his jersey number is part of an incredible tradition. Trout, who starred at Millville High School in New Jersey before being drafted by the Angels in 2008, returned to his roots to pass down his jersey number to the tea...2020

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  • • Jack Brennan Finds Solace in Maryland Lacrosse Family
    It was the last place Jack Brennan expected to be, and for a reason he could not fathom. Four days before his collegiate lacrosse debut, Brennan, a freshman attackman at Maryland, was back home in upstate New York, mourning the death of the man who helped introduce him to the sport. “He grew up playing lacrosse,” Brennan said of his uncle, Robert Knapp, who played lacrosse at Irondequoit High Scho...2020
  • • Derrick Henry's unreal high school football career: The stats, the highlights and the story
    Many believe the Titans star is the best running back in the history of high school football. This is why....2020
  • • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addresses Colin Kaepernick workout
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held a press conference on Wednesday to discuss a number of different issues. One of the topics broached by reporters was Colin Kaepernick’s workout in Atlanta last month. It has obviously been a point of contention in the weeks since Kaepernick cancelled the NFL-mandated workout and set up shop at a nearby high school. In talking about it Wednesday, Goodell noted th...2019

High School kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Marlins troll Yankees on Twitter over using wrong logo
    While the New York Yankees might be superior to the Miami Marlins on the diamond, we now know that the Marlins are far better on social media. When the New York Yankees tweeted out the lineups for Wednesday’s spring training game against Miami, the Marlins clapped back at them for using the wrong logo. The Yankees can’t even blame their social media blunder on the Marlins’ graphic being new. The t...2020
  • • Dwyane Wade has issue with son Zaire’s high school coach
    Sierra Canyon advanced to the semifinals of the California state boys basketball championship on Tuesday night with a dramatic 63-61 comeback win over Etiwanda, but Dwyane Wade wasn’t exactly stoked about it. Wade’s son Zaire plays for Sierra Canyon, and apparently he has not been playing as much as D-Wade would like. Ziaire Williams, one of the top college recruits in the nation, hit a buzzer-bea...2020
  • • Jon Kitna announced as new coach at Burleson High School
    2020
  • • Mike Trout's wife Jessica shares pregnancy news with great video
    Mike Trout and his wife Jessica announced some wonderful news on Monday. The two shared that Jessica is pregnant and they are expecting their first child in August. Both Mike and Jessica shared this great video compilation on Twitter that shows the day Jessica found out she was pregnant, their gender reveal, and the reactions of their loved ones finding out about the pregnancy. Both Mike and Jessi...2020
  • • Antoine Winfield Jr. making a name for himself at Scouting Combine
    If you compare apples to apples, the father was faster than the son. But for Antoine Winfield Jr., the memories of the day he realized he could outrun his NFL cornerback father in a head-to-head race stands out. Via Jarrett Bell of USA Today, the son recalled his sophomore in high school, when his dad [more]...2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: Let’s re-align the NHL
    2020
  • • Former NFL head coach Todd Haley now the offensive coordinator at Florida high school
    Todd Haley spent more than two decades in the NFL and is a former head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. Now he’s coaching teenagers at Riverview High School in Sarasota, Fla., where he signed on as the offensive coordinator. According to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Haley was introduced to the school’s head coach, Josh Smithers, and the two watched film together during last season. After the 2019 ...2020
  • • Jack Brennan Finds Solace in Maryland Lacrosse Family
    2020
  • • Morning Flurries: Is it Saturday yet?
    Feb 27, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) chases the puck against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period during a Stadium Series hockey game at Coors Field. | Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Final details for the Stadium Series game are coming together. Three. More. Days. #StadiumSeries #GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/IJvEkaBZhe— Colorado Avalanche ...2020
  • • Broncos interview John Pagano for spot on coaching staff
    The Broncos interviewed longtime NFL coach John Pagano earlier Thursday for their open outside linebacker coaching position, according to Mike Klis of 9News.com. Pagano is a veteran NFL assistant and has many ties to the Denver area. Pagano comes from a familial lineage of coaching. His father, Sam Pagano, was a wildly successful high school head coach at Boulder Fairview High School in Colorado, ...2020

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  • • LeBron to attend son's game on Lakers' off day
    LeBron James chartered a flight of his own on the Lakers' off day to fly to Columbus, Ohio, to see son LeBron James Jr.'s Sierra Canyon High School play his alma mater, St. Vincent-St. Mary....2019
  • • Chiefs had wild backup plan in place to avoid forfeit against Patriots if equipment didn't show up
    The Chiefs almost wore helmets belonging to a high school team on Sunday...2019
  • • Report: Aaron Rodgers’ family ‘dismayed’ by QB’s comments about religion
    Aaron Rodgers’ family was reportedly bothered by the quarterback’s recent comments about religion. Rodgers sat down with his girlfriend Danica Patrick for an interview on her “Pretty Intense” podcast. A video clip of Rodgers talking about his views on religion was posted to Patrick’s YouTube account on December 27. In the interview, Rodgers talks about how religion was a big part of his life when ...2020
  • • Patrick Mahomes' high school classmate predicted his Super Bowl win in 2014 yearbook
    Spencer Shaw always knew Mahomes was destined for NFL greatness...2020
  • • Parkland team to run plays on Super Bowl field
    The football team at a Florida high school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting will get a taste of what it's like to play in the Super Bowl....2020
  • • Kobe Bryant's stolen high school jersey returned to Lower Merion High School for ceremony
    Lower Merion was finally able to properly mourn the death of the Lakers legend...2020
  • • Mahomes goes to Disney: 'Spoke it into existence'
    Patrick Mahomes fulfilled a high school dream when he was able to say "I'm going to Disney World" after winning Super Bowl MVP. In an interview with ESPN at the park on Monday, he called the full-circle moment "amazing."...2020
  • • Stoneman Douglas players get SB LIV experience
    Members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School football team got the chance to sit in for the Chiefs and 49ers during a dress rehearsal for Super Bowl LIV....2020
  • • Crowd chants 'Kobe' as Arizona high school player hits game-winning shot while wearing No. 24
    The buzzer beater drew some inspiration from the Lakers legend...2020
  • • Patrick Mahomes breaks Madden Curse, fulfills high school Disney World dream
    Patrick Mahomes tweeted a Super Bowl win into existence and broke the Madden Curse all by the age of 24....2020

High School schedule, game

  • • Report: Falcons, Dolphins showed most interest in Todd Gurley before release
    2020
  • • Marlins troll Yankees on Twitter over using wrong logo
    2020
  • • What do you want out of the final stretch of the season?
    2020
  • • Ben Affleck Talks Role as Basketball Coach in ‘The Way Back’
    Starring in his first big sports movie, Ben Affleck plays the role of Jack Cunningham, a former high school basketball star asked to come back and coach his alma mater. The Way Back, directed by Gavin O’Connor and in theaters now, tells the story of that team and follows Cunningham’s personal struggles with alcoholism. SLAM […] The post Ben Affleck Talks Role as Basketball Coach ...2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: Let’s re-align the NHL
    2020
  • • Kevon Looney had to play point guard for shorthanded Warriors
    2020
  • • Yankees fan speaks out about trash-can trolling of Astros
    A New York Yankees fan became a social media sensation this week thanks to his recent antics during which he taunted the Houston Astros over their sign-stealing scandal, and now the young man has opened up about his brilliant bit of trolling. What played out at the Astros’ spring training facility in West Palm Beach, Fla., was surely a delight for anyone who believes the team egregiously violated ...2020
  • • Patrick Mahomes' college timeline, from mutli-sport HS stardom to Texas Tech highlight machine
    Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has had an interesting path to the NFL, from a high school baseball star to his highlight-reel college career....2020
  • • Take flight: A blueprint for how the Jets can become contenders once again
    The 2010s will be remembered as a decade of disappointment for the New York Jets and their fans. Now, nearly 10 seasons after the Jets last appeared in the playoffs, everyone wonders if this team might finally be turning a corner. It’s an especially important question as the Jets enter a critical offseason. Jets grounded in January: When the Jets last played in a playoff game, an AFC Championship ...2020
  • • 49ers star's hometown proclaims Super Bowl Sunday will be 'Raheem Mostert Day'
    Raheem Mostert burst onto the national scene with a legendary NFC Championship Game performance, but the running back’s hometown has known about him for a long time. A high school star in New Smyrna Beach, Mostert will be honored by his hometown, which has declared Feb. 2 — Super Bowl Sunday — “Raheem Mostert Day.” @RMos_8Ball#SBLIVpic.twitter.com/bfJ6ChvtkD— City of New Smyrna Beach (@CityofNSB) ...2020

High School rumors, scandals

  • • Dwyane Wade has issue with son Zaire’s high school coach
    2020
  • • Cannon Blasts: Let’s re-align the NHL
    2020
  • • Yankees fan speaks out about trash-can trolling of Astros
    2020
  • • Julian Edelman breaks out 'Say Anything' meme again over Tom Brady
    Tom Brady’s return to the New England Patriots next season is far from certain — in fact, far from it, according to widespread speculation — and Julian Edelman is doing everything he can to convince his longtime teammate to “come back.” Edelman is no stranger to social media chicanery, and the Patriots wide receiver dipped back into his bag of tricks Tuesday to get his message across about wanting...2020
  • • Crowd chants 'Kobe' as Arizona high school player hits game-winning shot while wearing No. 24
    2020
  • • Gerrit Cole brings sign he famously held up in 2001 World Series to first Yankees press conference
    Gerrit Cole’s introductory press conference as the newest member of the Yankees was highlighted by a cool moment that was sure to give fans all the feels. Holding up a sign that he famously brought with him to the 2001 World Series as an 11-year-old Yankees fan, Cole told reporters, “I’d just like to say—I’m here, I’ve always been here.” “Because it was my dream,” Cole told reporters when asked wh...2019
  • • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addresses Colin Kaepernick workout
    2019
  • • Why Stephen Curry is the NBA’s most underrated star
    It seems rather ludicrous on the surface. He’s won two NBA MVP awards and could be on the verge of winning his fourth title in five seasons. But since his days as a high school baller in North Carolina, Stephen Wardell Curry has been underestimated. First, it was the Duke Blue Devils failing to offer the smallish guard a scholarship. Curry would ultimately have to tag along with a small school in ...2019
  • • High school creates mascot inspired by Tom Brady Instagram post
    Hardly a day goes by when New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady does not make the news. This latest news involving Brady comes from a high school out of Virginia that is designing a new warrior-themed mascot — “Staunton Storm” — inspired by this quote from Brady:  “Fate whispers to the warrior, ‘you cannot withstand the storm.’ The warrior whispers back, ‘I am the storm.’” Per the report, Bra...2019
  • • Inside the March 2019 Edition of US Lacrosse Magazine
    Caitlyn Wurzburger has been making her impact on the high school lacrosse game since she was in middle school. She starred for American Heritage-Delray (Fla.), eventually leading to her commitment to Syracuse in 2016 — making her the youngest recruit in girls' lacrosse history. Now committed to North Carolina, Wurzburger is continuing to dominate high school lacrosse while competing for a spot on ...2019

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