Showing posts from June, 2017

Kevin Knox's Decision

On Sunday May 7th, 2017, the entire college basketball world: players, coaches, and fans, held their breaths. That day, Tampa Catholic’s 5* recruit, Kevin Knox would announce his decision of where he would be playing his college basketball. Kevin is ranked number 10 in the United States for the class of 2017, according to He is a 6’8” 195 lb. small forward whose game has drawn many comparisons to Giannis Antetokounmpo. Knox had offers to play for 21 colleges, and eventually he cut that list down to 5: University of North Carolina, Duke University, Florida State University, University of Kentucky, and Missouri University.
Let’s examine the teams in Knox’s top 5 choices:
First we will discuss UNC. UNC just won the national championship last month in a thriller over Gonzaga. Their star small forward, Justin Jackson, had declared for the NBA Draft. Thus, at UNC, Knox would be the starting small forward the second he steps foot on the campus at Chapel Hill and he would be in …


Nike’s EYBL circuit allows elite high school basketball players (up to juniors) to showcase their ability against the best competition in the United States of America. There are 40 teams which were divided into 4 divisions. There are 4 sessions in which each team will play 4 games. After the 4 sessions, the top 5 teams from each division will advance to a final session in mid-July, Peach Jam. 4 other teams that just missed the cutoff will be able to play in and get a chance to compete in the last session as well. For those 4 teams, if you win that game, you are in and if you lose you get sent home early). The final session commenced this past weekend. Today I will be discussing my predictions for Peach Jam which will take place in North Augusta, South Carolina from July 12 to July 16.
First lets look at each of the teams that qualified from Peach Jam (bold indicates team that will have to win to get in):
Division A: All Ohio Red (13-3), Meanstreets Elite (Illinois) (11-5), New York Ligh…