OAK HILL ACADEMY vs. IMG ACADEMY SCOUTING REPORT

Written By: Zain Motani

Oak Hill 2016-2017 Basketball Team
Oak Hill has a big-time winning history. Pictured here is the 2016-17 team.

In this era, it seems like transferring programs for top high school basketball prospects from local schools to top academies has become ubiquitous.

Reasons for transferring include a desire to win a national championship and the need to be challenged in practice and games in ways their previous schools cannot provide.

The summer of 2018 set off shockwaves in the high school basketball community – not because of the number of high profile transfers, but the number of transfers to high profile programs that already had a slew of high profile recruits.

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PODCAST: Paul Biancardi, ESPN National Director of Boys HS Basketball

 

Each week in the “Pick & Pop” series of the PSB Podcast, PSB co-founders, Logan Kosmalski and Brendan Winters, discuss and debate a relevant topic in their world of youth basketball.

For this episode though, Brendan talks with guest, Paul Biancardi, a former 20+ year college coach as well as current ESPN National Director of Boy’s High School Basketball.

In his current role with ESPN, Coach Biancardi’s job is to rank, grade, and evaluate the nation’s top talent, so he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the podcast.

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2018 SEPTEMBER PAUL BIANCARDI CHARLOTTE BASKETBALL CAMP RECAP

2018 September Paul Biancardi Charlotte Basketball Camp

We recently powered the first Paul Biancardi Basketball Camp of the fall season outside of Charlotte, NC in Concord on September 1-2 at Cox Mill High School.

Previously, we ran a Biancardi Camp last May in Charlotte that had a tremendous amount of talent.

This September 1-2 camp was another great event with over 70 boys players from 8th-12th grade and a staff made up of current college coaches and former college and pro players.

Coach Paul Biancardi, a former college coach of 20+ years at the DI, DII, and DIII levels and currently ESPN’s National Director of Boys High School Basketball, led the camp and had his hand and eyes in every drill, competition, and game.

While there were many good players at the Paul Biancardi Charlotte Basketball Camp, there was a handful that truly stood out.

Below are short write-ups from each of the camp standouts!

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PODCAST: How New NCAA Basketball Recruiting Rules Will Affect Youth Basketball

Each week in the “Pick & Pop” series of the PSB podcast, PSB co-founders, Logan Kosmalski and Brendan Winters, discuss and debate a relevant topic in their world of youth basketball.

In this episode, however, Brendan talks with a guest, Sim Frazier, about the new NCAA basketball recruiting rules and how they’ll impact youth basketball. There has been a lot written about the college basketball recruiting rules changes, including a recent article with college coaches saying they don’t like the new rules, but Brendan and Sim try to distill it down into understandable topics.

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PSB ELITE 17U UNDER ARMOUR ASSOCIATION CHALLENGE PREVIEW

By: Zain Motani

Pro Skills Basketball 15U, 16U, and 17U Elite teams will be participating in the Under Armour Association Challenge this week in Atlanta.

The 17U PSB Elite team faces a pair of teams out of Texas (Texas Impact; Texas Hardwork) and a team out of New York (NX Level) on Wednesday and Thursday before bracket play begins on Friday.

Below are some of the top PSB players to watch in Atlanta this weekend!

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