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New FAB 50 National Rankings

For the second consecutive season, forfeit losses for a nationally-ranked club in the GrassrootsHoops.net FAB 50 shakes up the national rankings picture. Hamilton (Memphis, Tenn.) will forfeit 15 victories, including one to FAB 50 national title contender Oak Hill Academy of Virginia. What does this mean for Hamilton’s ranking? How does it affect Oak Hill […]

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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 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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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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Updated Midwest Region Top 20 Rankings

We go 20 deep from five separate regions of the nation. During the season, we rank 100 teams and nobody across the country ranks as many teams as StudentSportsBasketball.com. No. 1 teams are Oak Hill Academy (East), Montverde Academy (Southeast), Chicago Whitney Young (Midwest), Galena North Shore (Southwest) and Rainier Beach (West).

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New FAB 50 National Rankings

Roller coaster ride for Curie of Chicago comes to a close after Condors lose their first round game in Illinois Class 4A state tournament. This is the week we start to see some major movement because of playoff upsets, as three new teams crack the top 10 in additional to six clubs moving into the […]

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Making Sense Of Curie Mess

It’s been a tumultuous 12 days for Curie (Chicago) with most of the news surrounding its top-rated basketball team away from the court. While Curie’s plight brought national attention to Chicago basketball, the Condors finally returned to the court on Tuesday — and promptly saw their season end in an overtime loss. We examine the […]

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Updated FAB 50 National Rankings

An eligibility ordeal in Chicago that has drawn national attention did not shake up the Student Sports FAB 50 — at least not this week. Top-ranked Curie of Chicago had all of its regular season wins forfeited, but on Monday the IHSA ruled the Condors can compete in the Illinois Class 4A state tournament. Curie […]

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Updated Midwest Region Top 20 Rankings

We go 20 deep from five separate regions of the nation. During the season, we rank 100 teams and nobody across the country ranks as many teams as StudentSportsBasketball.com. No. 1 teams are Brooklyn Lincoln (East), Montverde Academy (Southeast), Chicago Curie (Midwest), Prime Prep (Southwest) and Rainier Beach (West).

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New FAB 50 National Rankings

Two of the nation’s top four teams need overtime to gut out playoff victories, including top-ranked Curie of Chicago, which had to go to four overtimes to pull out a dramatic victory over No. 8 Whitney Young for the Chicago Public League crown. No. 4 Mater Dei of Santa Ana (Calif.), meanwhile, needs an extra […]

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