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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In this episode, Brendan and Paul discuss:

  • Youth basketball rankings
  • College basketball recruiting
  • The new NCAA basketball recruiting rules
  • The Paul Biancardi Camp
  • And much much more!

You can watch it above or listen to it below or download it on iTunes here!

You can find more information on Coach Paul Biancardi on his website here.

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PAUL BIANCARDI BASKETBALL CAMP RECAP | CHARLOTTE, NC | SEPT. 1-2

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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, and you can read about that camp and see the highlights here!

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 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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WHAT IS THE JULY NCAA BASKETBALL RECRUITING “LIVE” PERIOD?

JULY NCAA BASKETBALL RECRUITING "LIVE" PERIODEach summer, for 3 weeks in July, thousands of AAU basketball teams and players take the hardwood around the country at AAU tournaments to compete in front of college coaches during what is known as NCAA basketball recruiting “live” periods.

Every year, the NCAA allows college coaches 5 “evaluation periods”, aka. “live” periods, during which they can hit the road and watch and evaluate potential prospects.

The NCAA actually has a whole men’s basketball recruiting calendar, and you can check out the 2017-2018 calendar here.

Two of the five NCAA live periods are in April, typically the last two weekends of the month, and run from Friday evening at 5pm to Sunday evening at 5pm.

The remaining 3 evaluation periods are always in July during the last 3 weeks/weekends of the month, but this time, the periods run from Wednesday evening at 5pm to Sunday evening at 5pm.

For various reasons, including the timing and length differences noted above, the July live periods are more important than the April recruiting periods for players hoping to get recruited.

Why?

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