• Dr. Phillips win NHSI crown; Schaible bags MVP honors

    NORTH BETHESDA, Md. – It became evident in the third quarter. Separation was only a few well-executed possessions and a fistful of defensive clampdowns. It was a matter of time. When Sydnei McCaskill, the sly point guard from Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.), knocked down a 3-pointer from the top of the key,...

  • Gordon brightest star at McDonald’s All American boys’ game

    CHICAGO – Aaron Gordon made a case for player of the year honors Wednesday night at the United Center. Gordon, a 6-foot-7 Arizona recruit, was the star of stars, scoring a game-high 24 points and eight rebounds leading the West squad over the East, 110-99, in the McDonald’s All American boys game...

  • Go-To 25 Girls’ Basketball Rankings, March 27, 2013

    BENSALEM, Pa. – The Blue Star Media Go-To 25 high school girls’ basketball rankings are approaching the finish line. Now that the state tournaments have been completed, there’s still some unfinished business as we head into April. Three teams from the Go-To 25 rankings, No. 9 Dr. Phillips, No. 19 Dillard and...

  • Go-To 25 Boys’ Basketball Rankings, March 26, 2013

    BENSALEM, Pa. – The results are nearly all in. After 50 state and the District of Columbia championships, the season is over for most. The only thing left is the National High School Invitational, which tips off on April 4 in North Bethesda, Md. Seven of the eight teams in the Blue...

  • Taya Reimer, Jabari Parker recipients of Morgan Wootten Award

    OAK BROOK, Ill. – The McDonald’s All American® Games and Morgan Wootten, Hall of Fame coach and Selection Committee Chair, named Jabari Parker and Taya Reimer winners of the 2013 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Award. Parker, the 6-foot-8 prep star from Simeon Career Academy in Chicago is the 17th winner of the annual male Morgan Wootten Award. Previous winners...

  • Go-To 25 Girls’ Basketball Rankings, March 20, 2013

    BENSALEM, Pa. – Add three more state champions to the growing list of girls’ basketball teams in the Blue Star Media Go-To 25 rankings. Heading into the penultimate weekend of the high school season, three schools—two from California going head to head—go for the hardware. First, the champions. In what is a...

  • Go-To 25 Boys’ Basketball Rankings, March 19, 2013

    BENSALEM, Pa. – So, it comes down to the penultimate weekend for boys’ high school basketball and the Blue Star Media Go-To 25 are far from minted. Three schools in the Go-To 25 will play for state championships—No. 11 Mater Dei, No. 11 Pershing and No.16 Christ the King—in three of the...

  • Go-To 25 Girls’ Basketball Rankings, March 13, 2013

    BENSALEM, Pa. – Seems every year the Blue Star Media Go-To 25 high school girls’ basketball rankings go down to the wire, with teams jockeying for a coveted slot in the final rankings and invariably California figure prominently. Funny how things shake out that once again, California, is heavily involved with four...

  • Go-To 25 Boys’ Basketball Rankings, March 12, 2013

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Hard to believe that 250 fans showed up for a state championship final. Doubly hard to believe they could make so much noise in a sloppily played contest between a pair of national independent programs. The fledgling Sunshine Independent Athletic Association or Florida independent tournament was staged last weekend...

  • Go-To 25 Girls’ Basketball Rankings, March 6, 2013

    BENSALEM, Pa. – In a late season shocker, the Blue Star Media Go-To 25 high school girls’ basketball has a new No. 1. Last week the news of the O.C., saw previous top-ranked Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) knocked from its lofty perch. After winning the prestigious Nike Tournament of Champions elite...

  • Go-To 25 Boys’ Basketball Rankings, March 5, 2013

    BENSALEM, Pa. – Another interesting week for the Blue Star Media Go-To 25 national high school boys’ basketball. Upsets claimed plagued teams but other quietly took care of business inching closer to a state championship. There’s more in store this week. No. 13 Etiwanda (Calif.) sent shockwaves down the West Coast on...

  • Go-To 25 Girls’ Basketball Rankings, Feb. 27, 2013

    BENSALEM, Pa. – The postseason is in full swing. As the week started, 24 teams in the Blue Star Media Go-To 25 high school girls’ basketball rankings have either won or are on the verge of winning state, national or conference championships. First it’s time to mention the winners. Last week No....

  • DeShields, Milby earn Atlanta Tipoff Club national awards

      ATLANTA – Norcross (Ga.) guard Diamond DeShields is the 2013 Naismith Girl’s High School Player of the Year and Marion County (Lebanon, Ky.) coach Trent Milby is the 2013 Naismith Girl’s High School Coach of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced. DeShields, a North Carolina recruit, earned the national Player...

  • Go-To 25 Boys’ Basketball Rankings, Feb. 26, 2013

    BENSALEM, Pa. – The latest edition of the Blue Star Media Go-To 25 boys’ basketball rankings have no additions but two teams are trending in dangerous waters. No. 21 Bishop Montgomery (Torrance, Calif.) dropped 13 spots after being upset in the sectional playoffs. The Knights are expected to receive to next week’s...

  • Go-To 25 Girls’ Basketball Rankings, February 20, 2013

    BENSALEM, Pa. – Dreams will be realized and crushed this weekend. That’s because several state tournaments will be played. Only three teams in the Blue Star Media Go-To 25 high school girls’ basketball haven’t hit the postseason but that will change next week. The most high profile Go-To 25 team, No. 2...

  • Go-To 25 Boys’ Basketball Rankings, Feb. 19, 2013

    BENSALEM, Pa. – This is the time of year that all players, coaches, parents and hoop aficionados wait: The postseason! That’s right, the state tournaments are in full swing nationally as California opened last week and Texas is on the verge and the sectional playoffs in New York and Pennsylvania are just...