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Remembering Dunbar’s Magical 82-83 Teams

On August 8, ESPN released a 30 For 30 documentary titled “Baltimore Boys” about the special high school basketball teams at Dunbar High School in Baltimore, Md. The documentary is about triumph in the face of real-life tragedy and overcoming extreme odds to see four players off the same high school team reach their dreams […]

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Final, Expanded 2014-15 FAB 50

All 50 ranked teams written up with explanations for why they were placed in these positions with comparisons to preseason ranking. The Grassroots Hoops FAB 50 is the official rankings of the National Sports News Service, which date back to the 1952 season. Montverde Academy of Florida is the 2014-15 mythical national champion, the first […]

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Remembering McClymonds: Winners of 3 Straight Titles

Montverde Academy of Florida won its third straight mythical national title by virtue of finishing No. 1 in the final 2014-15 Grassroots Hoops FAB 50 national rankings. We take a look back at the first team to finish ranked No. 1 for three straight seasons — McClymonds (Oakland, Calif.), which turned the trick between 1958-1960.

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FINAL FAB 50 National Rankings

Montverde Academy of Florida captures third consecutive FAB 50 title by virtue of winning 31 of 32 games on the court against its tough schedule. By closing out its season by winning the Dick’s Nationals tournament in New York, there is little debate the Eagles are the nation’s top team as compared to last season […]

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Updated FAB 50 National Rankings

Two newly-crowned state champions crack the second-to-last GrassrootsHoops.net FAB 50 of the 2014-15 season: Homestead (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and Creighton Prep (Omaha, Neb.). All state playoffs around the country are now complete with Dick’s Nationals in New York April 2-4 the only games left to be played. 

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New FAB 50 National Rankings

Four new teams crack this week’s GrassrootsHoops.net FAB 50, including No. 44 Wayne (Huber Heights, Ohio). Teams in the Buckeye State are still going as are the state playoffs in California, New York, Michigan and New Jersey. FAB 50 No. 23 Wing’s Academy (Bronx, N.Y.) is playing in the New York Federation tourney this weekend […]

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Updated FAB 50 National Rankings

For the second consecutive week, five new teams crack the GrassrootsHoops.net FAB 50, including fast-rising Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.). There were more state champs crowned around the country over the weekend, but from a rankings perspective the big news came off the court as Georgia Class AAAAAA champ and FAB 50 No. 6 […]

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New FAB 50 National Rankings

Five new teams crack this week’s GrassrootsHoops.net FAB 50, including fast-rising Garfield (Seattle, Wash.), which won the Washington Class 3A state title over previously ranked Rainier Beach (Seattle, Wash.). Rainier Beach is one of those teams that could climb back in the rankings if results involving other teams break in its favor and based on […]

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Updated FAB 50 National Rankings

Four new teams crack this week’s GrassrootsHoops.net FAB 50, including fast-rising Etiwanda (Etiwanda, Calif.), which has advanced to the semifinals of the loaded CIF Southern Section Open Division playoffs, where they face No. 7 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) on Tuesday evening. State titles have been captured in North Carolina and Florida with some of […]

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New FAB 50 National Rankings

Two new teams crack this week’s GrassrootsHoops.net FAB 50 national rankings and both have been previously ranked. Some games around the country last week were cancelled because of snow and icy weather, but the playoffs are beginning to heat up regardless.

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