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The Local High School Basketball Thread
« on: October 12, 2010, 12:38:34 pm »
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I personally believe talent at the high school level, rather than that at the collegiate or pro levels, is most indicative of the local talent pool. Even among the many private schools that recruit athletes, I'd bet that most live in the area (w/in 30 miles of the school).

Given my HS basketball obsession, and the fact that even the most elite AAU/HS tourneys (in which you see some of tomorrow's D1 and NBA athletes) are hella cheap (I've paid like 8 bucks for a whole day's worth of games), I hit up hs bball games pretty often. Fortunately, the places where I've lived, Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, NC; Houston, TX; and the Washington DC Metro Area have had some serious ballers.

Anyway, post the traditional and current HS bball powerhouses and some of their more notable athletes in the (metropolitan) areas in which you have lived or grown up!

I'll start.

Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill (lived here most of my life)
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1. Word of God Christian Academy; Raleigh, NC (John Wall- U of Kentucky/Washington Wizards; Bishop Daniels- HS Class of 2011/U of Miami Commit:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0URADE1yr4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0URADE1yr4</a>)

2. Hillside High School; Durham, NC (Greg Little- UNC Football Receiver)
3. Upper Room Christian Academy; Raleigh, NC (Rodney Purvis- Top-ranked player in Class of 2013, who was a baller even in 8th grade:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SOF5qP05lc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SOF5qP05lc</a>)

4. Riverside High School; Durham, NC (Weslye- South Carolina Football Tight End)

Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem (was born here and my dad works here)
1. Dudley High school; Greensboro, NC (Brendan Haywood- UNC/Dallas Mavericks)
2. Westchester Country Day (Deuce Bello- HS senior/Unofficially declared "best high school dunker":

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e_gbT1U0Cs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e_gbT1U0Cs</a>)

3. Greensboro Day School (Johnny Thomas- NC State:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAp0lAoxpc4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAp0lAoxpc4</a> )

Washington, DC and suburbs in MD/VA (Most of my relatives live here and I attend the U of MD).

1. Montrose Christian Academy; Rockville, MD (Kevin Durant- U of Texas/Oklahoma City Thunder; Linas Kleiza- U of Missouri/Denver Nuggets)

2. Dematha Catholic High School; Hyattsville, MD (Briant Westbrook- Villanova Football/Philadelphia Eagles Football running back; Keith Bogans- U of Kentucky/Chicago Bulls; Joseph Forte- UNC/Boston Celtics/Europe

3. Gonzaga College High School

Houston, TX and suburbs (I attended Rice Univ. in Houston during fall 06 and spring 07 semesters)

1. Yates High School

2. Alief Hastings High School (BJ Holmes- Texas A&M)

3. Alief Elsik High School

4. Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School
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Re: The Local High School Basketball Thread
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2010, 02:04:33 pm »
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To the DC Metro list, would add:

Archbishop Carroll: Eddie Jordan and John Thompson, Jr. (NBA former players/coaches) and Jamal Williams (plays for the Chargers)

Also, Michael Beasley, Carmelo Anthony, Rudy Gay, Len Bias (I know, I know, but he was awesome while he lasted), Sam Cassell and a bunch of others are from Maryland.
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Re: The Local High School Basketball Thread
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2010, 08:23:26 pm »
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To the DC Metro list, would add:

Archbishop Carroll: Eddie Jordan and John Thompson, Jr. (NBA former players/coaches) and Jamal Williams (plays for the Chargers)

Also, Michael Beasley, Carmelo Anthony, Rudy Gay, Len Bias (I know, I know, but he was awesome while he lasted), Sam Cassell and a bunch of others are from Maryland. 

Man, Len Bias was a baller; that shit was hella unfortunate. Damn, I forgot about Melo and Beasley! I don't think Carmelo Anthony went to HS in the immediate DC area; according to wikipedia, he went to Towson Catholic first 3 years and to Oak Hill for his final yr. Incidentally, it seems like SO MANY of the best ballers from DC/PG County ended up going to Oak Hill Academy in lieu of local powerhouses like Montrose Christian, Dematha, Gonzaga and Bishop O'Connell.

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Re: The Local High School Basketball Thread
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2010, 08:28:22 pm »
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That's cause Oak Hill is an NBA machine: 9 players in the NBA RIGHT NOW
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

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Re: The Local High School Basketball Thread
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2010, 06:52:39 am »
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rodney purvis = WTF? 8th gradE?

kid is nasty..

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Re: The Local High School Basketball Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2010, 10:56:56 am »
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rodney purvis = WTF? 8th gradE?

kid is nasty..
Chyyyea no doubt! Rumor has it that he's mad tight with John Wall. If he continues to improve consistently, the dude will leave the likes of JWall and BJennings in the dust! (scary thought)

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Re: The Local High School Basketball Thread
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2010, 11:58:39 pm »
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rumor has it, he's 16 year-old in his freshman year..
Lazy kid. Doesn't take training as extreme/serious as most of adarq.org

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Re: The Local High School Basketball Thread
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2010, 12:40:56 am »
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rumor has it, he's 16 year-old in his freshman year..

damn bro, you serious? I wouldn't be surprised though...a lot of blue-chip baller-types keep reclassifying themselves to put them at an advantage for recruiting purposes. OJ Mayo was 20 when he entered USC....shiiet
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Re: The Local High School Basketball Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2010, 05:56:25 pm »
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I watch this stuff, and since I'm in high school I just
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