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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.  

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Ballislife All-American Game May 3

Many of the nation’s best boys high school basketball stars will participate in the 4th Annual Ballislife All-American Game set for May 3 at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, Calif. Mr. Basketball USA Cliff Alexander of Chicago and Maxpreps National Player of the Year and Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Basketball Stanley Johnson headline participants.

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Student Sports All-American First Team

Mr. Basketball USA Cliff Alexander, Jahlil Okafor, Stanley Johnson and Emmanuel Mudiay highlight 20th annual Student Sports All-American team. Elite honor squad includes 20-man first team and 30-man second team.

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JBC: Okafor Closes In Style

Jahlil Okafor, a Duke-bound center and the most decorated player in the 2014 class, closed out his high school career with another national all-star game MVP award. The Whitney Young of Chicago standout had 29 points and 9 rebounds to pace the East to a 158-147 victory at the Jordan Brand Classic in New York. […]

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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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Final 2013-14 POY Tracker

The final ballots are in and the closing to Jahlil Okafor’s spectacular season tightens the Mr. Basketball USA race. Cliff Alexander, Stanley Johnson and Emmanuel Mudiay are the three candidates to appear on every ballot.

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Final FAB 50 National Rankings

Montverde Academy of Florida captures second consecutive Student Sports FAB 50 title by virtue of winning 27 of 28 games on the court against murderous schedule to edge Mater Dei of California. Montverde Academy, which does not compete for a state title, closed out its season by winning Dick’s Nationals tournament in New York while […]

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Tuesday McDonalds Practice Report

We attended Tuesday’s McDonald’s All-American practice session and came away with the impression the West team is the favorite going into Wednesday’s game. Mr. Basketball USA candidates Stanley Johnson and Jahlil Okafor standout as does sparkplug guard Tyler Ullis.  

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McDonalds: Okafor Powers West

Local product and national player of the year candidate Jahlil Okafor helps his West team win and takes co-MVP honors at the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game in Chicago. West’s Emmanuel Mudiay (15 points) and Rashad Vaughn (14 points) also stand out.

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POY Tracker: Closing The Gap?

Mr. Basketball USA front-runner Cliff Alexander’s high school career at Curie (Chicago) is over, but the race for national player of the year is far from done. We explain the factors that can close the gap between Alexander and the other top candidates and how it can be done.

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