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Recruiting Insider: April 5, 2009 - April 11, 2009

Former Local Standout Transfers to Loyola

Former Annandale forward Erik Etherly, who played this past season at Northeastern, is transferring to Loyola. Etherly averaged four minutes in the 12 games he saw action in this past season as a freshman. He will have to sit out next season, but could make an impact when he returns...

By Josh Barr  | April 10, 2009; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Locals Win, Villanova Recruit Shines

Straight out of central casting: The name on the front of the jersey doesn't mean a thing, as the Capital All-Stars proved with their 31-point win last night in the Capital Classic. Montrose Christian All-Met center Mouphtaou Yarou snagged MVP honors with 20 points and eight rebounds in just 16...

By Josh Barr  | April 10, 2009; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Looking Back at the NHSI and Future of High School Hoops

Colleague B.J. Koubaroulis looks at this past weekend's National High School Invitational, talking to folks who were out at Georgetown Prep about the future of high school basketball....

By Josh Barr  | April 9, 2009; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Williams Likes WVU; Terps, Hokies, Cavs Out of It?

Colleague Paul Tenorio with the news that Loudoun County linebacker Chase Williams likes what he sees at West Virginia and picked up an offer from Rice. More interesting, however, might be how the trio of local ACC teams hasn't shown an overwhelming amount of interest in the son of the...

By Josh Barr  | April 9, 2009; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Season Will Start With Nick Lynch Classic

The high school football season will start next fall with the Nick Lynch Kickoff Classic, which is scheduled to bring together several top teams from Maryland and one from Colorado on Sept. 5 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Tony Kennedy, CEO of the non-profit organization Extra Point Productions...

By Josh Barr  | April 8, 2009; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Keeping Recruits Under Wraps

Here's an interesting twist. Most college programs like to publicize their latest recruits, hoping it helps them land other players. Southern Cal, though, apparently wants to keep things as quiet as possible, worried that any announcements just allows other teams more time to poach their verbally committed players....

By Josh Barr  | April 8, 2009; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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NHSI Gets High Marks

Give this past weekend's inaugural National High School Invitational an A-minus or B-plus, says one of the event organizers. "That's where I would lean," said James Brown, senior vice president for ESPN RISE, the cable network's division dedicated to high school athletics. "I wouldn't give it the total A." There...

By Josh Barr  | April 7, 2009; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Time for More All-Star Games

With the NHSI in the books, the high school basketball season winds down with more all-star games. The Capital Classic is Thursday at American University's Bender Arena and next week, on April 18, the Reebok All-American Game will be held at Bender. The Reebok main game features several players with...

By Josh Barr  | April 7, 2009; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Terps Still Rate for Recruits

Here's an interesting entry on Phoenix junior guard Terrell Stoglin, who late last week committed to play for Maryland. Stoglin, who plays for Santa Rita, apparently caught Maryland's attention while playing in Good Counsel's season-opening tournament that included many top teams and players, with plenty of college coaches making the...

By Josh Barr  | April 6, 2009; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Texas Recruit Shines as Findlay Wins NHSI

Congratulations to Findlay Prep of Las Vegas, which beat Oak Hill, 74-66, to win the National High School Invitational. Texas recruit Avery Bradley, a talented guard from Tacoma, Wash., was named the tournament's most valuable player. Not a bad week, considering only a few days earlier he won the slam...

By Josh Barr  | April 6, 2009; 9:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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