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Cliff Alexander Named Mr. Basketball USA

Cliff Alexander named 2014 Student Sports Mr. Basketball USA, Illinois’ first honoree since the 1999-2000 season and the first from Chicago since Kevin Garnett in 1995.

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POY Tracker: Alexander A Slam Dunk

With his epic performance at the recent Hoophall Classic, power forward Cliff Alexander replaces point guard Emmanuel Mudiay as the top Student Sports National Player of the Year candidate. Besides Alexander, Jahlil Okafor and Cheick Diallo garner first-place votes.

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Like Cliff: Memorable Individual Performances

Power forward Cliff Alexander put together a memorable performance to help Curie (Chicago) knock off the No. 1 team in the Student Sports FAB 50 over MLK weekend. It was the best solo performance on a big stage in recent memory. Naturally, we dug in our memory bank and archives for the other top individual […]

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2015 Jordan Brand Classic Team Announced

The 2015 Jordan Brand Classic team was recently announced, headlined by the West’s Ben Simmons and the East’s Jaylen Brown . Eight players not chosen to the McDonald’s All-American team (Malik Beasley, Jalen Coleman, Eric Davis, Tyler Davis, Tyler Dorsey, Austin Grandstaff, Skal Labissierre, Charles Matthews) were selected. 

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Simmons Tops 2014-15 Preseason POY Tracker

Ben Simmons, the most versatile forward in the country and the nation’s top-ranked prospect, leads voting in preseason Grassroots Hoops Mr. Basketball USA Tracker, now in its eighth year. The Montverde Academy do-it-all dynamo is the first unanimous selection in the history of the eight-year voting process to select our national player of the year. 


Mr. Basketball USA: Inside Look

Mr. Basketball USA is the title bestowed upon the boys basketball National Player of the Year as selected by GrassrootsHoops.net. We examine the resumes of five early favorites, five others with strong cases and list other potential candidates. The Mr. Basketball USA Tracker, which tracks the progress of the top candidates throughout the high school […]

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Preseason FAB 50: (16-30)

We continue our preseason Grassroots Hoops FAB 50 national team rankings release with an in-depth look at teams No. 16-30. We began with teams No. 31-50 on Sunday evening, November 2 and our final installment will be teams No. 1-15 on Tuesday, November 4.

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Preseason FAB 50: (31-50)

Today we kick off the 2014-15 high school basketball season with our first installment of the preseason 2014-15 Grassroots Hoops FAB 50 national team rankings. We begin with teams No. 31-50 and our second installment will be teams No. 16-30 on Monday, November 3. The complete FAB 50 rankings will be released by Tuesday, November […]


Pangos Camp Breakdown

We evaluated every session of the 2014 Pangos All-American Camp and rank its top underclass performers and fast-risers. We also take a look at the camp’s top five players at each position. Related: 2014 Pangos Camp Top 50 Player Rankings | All-Time Dandy Dozen Pangos Campers

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Pangos A-A Camp: All-Time Dandy Dozen

With the Pangos All-American Camp entering its 12th year, we decided to take a look at the national camp’s top dozen performers over the years. Many are now household NBA names, while others never seem to shine brighter than they did during this annual three-day basketball showcase.