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Battle Of The States Mass vs Rhode Island

Battles are made to be won, Expressions Stores has done something that not many have been able to pull off.  2015 Expressions High School Showcase Two states Massachusetts vs. Rhode Island, Saturday December 12, 2015 Boston Ma. #BOTS 4:30pm Tech Boston (MA) vs. Classical High School (RI) The event tips off Saturday afternoon Tech Boston Continue reading


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Philmon Gebrehiwet reclassifying into 2018

Expressions Elite announced on Wednesday Philmon Gebrehiwet will be transferring from New Mission High School in Massachusetts to The Holderness School and reclassifying to 2018 in the process. Gebrehiwet is a six-foot-seven wing that adds to an already talented young core in the rising junior class with Sukhmail Mathon, and senior Thomas Jackson. Gebrehiwet is Continue reading


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Jermaine “Born Ready” Samuels

When you think of potential and upside the name that comes to mind is Jermaine Samuels the 6’7” shooting guard has been a name that has been in the national media for quite some time. Nationally ranked amongst the top 25 prospects in the country, Samuels is generally known for his athletic ability while attacking Continue reading


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Boston Trinity Academy

 Boston Trinity Academy is led by Super Senior and Bryant University commit Nisre Zouzoua The 6-2 shooting guard previously led Boston Trinity to the NEPSAC Class D championship. Zouzoua also earned Class D Player of the Year and championship game MVP honors. Zouzoua is a super athletic guard that can score in a variety of Continue reading


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Boston’s Best 40

Boston’s Premier End of Summer Event will take place Saturday August 17, 2014 @ Reggie Lewis Center Boston Ma, grades 5th-10th. New England’ s best will all be present at this event, don’t miss out on your chance to showcase your talents. for more information contact: Andrew Mirken coachmirken@gmail.com


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Donovan Mitchell has a final 10

One of the countries most sought after 2015 prospects has trimmed his list of schools to ten. In no particular order, Providence, Creighton, Florida State, Indiana, Georgetown, Villanova, Louisville, Kansas, Boston College, UNC remain. Mitchell attends Brewster Academy (NH) and runs with The City (NY) on the circuit.  He posses all the tools to become Continue reading


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NBA Mock Draft 1.0

With the NBA Draft being days away, we decide to reveal our first round mock draft, we combined information we have received from NBA workouts along with team needs.  We will release updated versions as we move closer to the Draft. Update June 23, 5:00pm 1 Cleveland Jabari Parker 6-9 SF Duke   2 Milwaukee Continue reading


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Updated 2017 rankings

After strong consideration and weighing both potential and production we decided to go with Jermaine Samules as the #1 player in the class of 2017. The 6’6 do it all wing has consistently produced at the highest level no matter the competition. #2 Tremont Waters pound for pound has to be one of the best guards Continue reading


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Rice Memorial High School

Statements rarely begin with an exclamation point. But that’s exactly what Rice Memorial chose to do. What transpired against Mount Mansfield Union High School — the type of Division I boys basketball championship performance not seen in a quarter-century — took even the Green Knights by surprise. “Better than we ever could’ve thought of, I Continue reading


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Believe Prep Academy Set to Play in Hoop Dreams Magazine Prep Classic

Believe Prep Academy to Play in HoopDreamsMagazine Prep Classic January 11-12 in Medford, MA at Tufts University Hoop Dreams Magazine will be hosting our 2014 Prep Classic. The field of competition consists of 21 prep school teams from across the U.S. One of the most explosive Prep school teams by way of Rock Hill South Continue reading


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Updated 2017 Rankings

Today we bring you our updated 2017 rankings.  This was by far the hardiest class to rank because at a young age, these prospects have yet to begin to reach their full potential.  We based our ranking according to a three-part evaluation. 1: Potential – Will the prospect become an impact player once in college. Continue reading


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Sneaker Watch: Air Jordan XX8 SE – Russell Westbrook PE

Jordan Brand previewed a new PE for Russell Westbrook today, taking the “why not?” approach once again with a wild camouflage colorway of the XX8 SE. This shroud-less version of the XX8 features a unique camouflage upper and outsole, utilizing colors from the Oklahoma City Thunder throughout. Take a closer look at Russell Westbrook’s Air Jordan XX8 SE PE below, and stay tuned for further release details.


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Abdul Malik Abu & Jared Terrell Press Conference

Two of Americas top 100 players on every 2014 national rankings, will announce their respected schools in a joint press conference Saturday September 7, 2013 3pm at the Reggie Lewis Center 1350 Tremont St Boston, MA. Abdul Malik Abu is down to Providence, NC State, Florida, and UCONN.  Abu has yet to give any indication that he Continue reading


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Abu, Terrell narrow there list to four

Expressions Elite teammates have cut their list of schools to four. Abdul Malik Abu Kimball Union Academy (NH) one of the best Power forwards in the country has cut his list to four schools, Providence, UConn, Florida, and N.C. State.   Taken off the list were St. John’s, UCLA, Iowa State, Miami, Kentucky and Kansas Continue reading


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Peach Jam Qualified

The Nike Elite Youth Basketball League regular season has come to an end this week in Minneapolis, MN.  Expressions Elite finished 3rd in their division going 13-5 in the league and most likely received an automatic bid into Peach Jam.  Boston’s other EYBL team BABC finished 7th in the toughest division in the league going 11-7 Continue reading


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Recruitment Catch-Up

It’s been a pretty hectic month in recruitment out of the New England region in terms of recruitment. With players in the 2014 class making a national name for themselves and the emergence of some future elite prospects in the 2015 class this amount of attention is a columnist dream. But the 2013 class is Continue reading


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Friday Notebook

Each Friday we will bring you a review of the past weeks and everything that has happen.  Today we present to you our first segment of Friday Notebook. MacDuffie School forward Phabian Glasco commits to Central Arkansas Brewster Academy’s Martez Harrison commits to UMKC Marianapolis Prep post-graduate Mike Mallory commits to Southern Connecticut State University. St. Thomas More post-graduate guard Marquis Continue reading


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Martez Harrison To UMKC

Martez Harrison is one of the toughest guards in the country with a motor that never stops going. Speedy Tez also had another tough decision to make this week when deciding on making college decision. Harrison fielding offers from a number of Mid-High Major. On Tuesday night while on a official visit Martez found out Continue reading


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Expressions Elite Takes EYBL By Storm

Newly sponsored NIKE team Expressions Elite made a name for themselves while in Los Angeles, CA for the first session of EYBL. The Expressions Elite opened up with a 67-43 victory over NIKE TEAM LOUISIANA, Jared Terell and Abdul-Malik Abu who combined for 31 points. Abu received rave reviews from media outlets who were seeing the Continue reading


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NEPSAC Playoffs Announced

Its that time of the year, after fighting all season long, just a few schools remain as all the hard work has come down to this final week. Compleate schedules of all playoffs games can be found below.  Stay tuned as we will bring you full coverage of from all classes. http://bit.ly/VKegM0     


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Brewster Tops Northfield Mount Hermon 86-58

  The defending NEPSAC AAA champions has had its best games against Brewster dating back to last years league championship.  In the first match up of the season NMH used that same momentum to come away with the 73-71 win. Brewster Academy figured they would try something new for this game, they decided to commit on defense Continue reading


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McCullough Tells Teammate To Save A Spot For Him

Just days after his Brewster Academy(NH) teammate Ron Patterson gave a verbal pledge to Syracuse University; Chris McCullough felt it was right to only do the same. McCullough is a Bronx, NY native who is regarded as one of the top 10 players in the class of 2014; McCullough on Monday evening became the latest Continue reading


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ESPN Top 50 Prospect Abdul Malik-Abu Summer Mixtape

Abdul Malik-Abu is a 6’8 forward that attends Kimball Union Academy  in New Hampshire. Malik-Abu is one of the most highly recruited players in the Northeast. Malik-Abu will look to carry this momentum into the prep season. The sky is the limit for this class of 2014 prospect who has developed a face up game. Continue reading


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Alex Oriakhi 2.0

  Oriakhi, a 6’9″ post player, played at the Tilton School in Tilton, New Hampshire. As a senior, Alex was named a McDonald’s All-American, a Parade All-American and the Gatorade player of the year for New Hampshire. Following his high school career, Oriakhi chose the University of Connecticut to play for Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun. Alex started most of his freshman season, Continue reading


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The Decision

September 24, 2012, Noah Vonleh, a 6’8 gifted student athlete from Haverill, Ma announced that he would reclass back into his original graduating class of 2013. As a reclassified recruit, Noah’s ranking is as high as #7 on most national recruiting sites.  Vonleh’s announcement to reclass ended speculation that buzzed around the recruitment world throughout the summer. Vonleh’s performance at Adidas Nations last month against Continue reading


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Wilbraham and Monson Academy “Prep Profile”

When a basketball program loses as much as six seniors to college, arguably the best player on the team transfers, and overall becomes younger, the last word that comes to mind is contender. Naturally, phrases like; a rebuilding year, inexperience, excusable, a throwaway season does come to mind. After stopping by on campus to watch Continue reading


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Luis Montero 2015 6′ 7″ (Point Guard)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCKFbPnM0h0&feature=plcp 6’7 Luis Montero has taken New England by storm, he has the skill set of a college player, the athleticism of a seasoned vet, and court awareness of a NBA prospect. When you add it all up you have Anfernee Hardaway aka Penny Hardaway.  Look for Montero to rank amongst the top 10 prospects Continue reading


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Jacquil Taylor: Proving his worth

Last summer, Jacquil Taylor was a rising sophomore with a lean body that he wasn’t afraid to throw around in the lane. The secret was, that he wasn’t nearly done growing or developing. Now a rising junior, Taylor  has completely reshaped his body, hitting the weight room and transforming his game from being primarily under the basket Continue reading


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Wayne Selden’s New York/Boston Summer Pro-Am Tour

Wayne Selden was one of the most electrifying prep prospects in the country this summer. Playing on the Nike EYBL circuit, camps in North Carolina, California, Florida, Maryland…ETC. Selden still found time to participate in Pro-Am’s traveling from New York back to Boston. Selden has been training all summer to prepare himself for a big senior campaign.


Next Best Basketball Presents: Kuran Iverson ULTIMATE Summer Mixtape: Fishburne Academy Bound!

Kuran Iverson’s rise back to the top of the class of 2013 rankings is broadcasted here in his Ultimate Summer Mixtape! After spending three years at Northwest Catholic, Kuran will attend Fishburne Academy in Virginia this year. Kuran played for LI Lightning the past the two years on the AAU circuit, and established himself as Continue reading


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Chris McCullough Chooses Brewster Academy

Looks like Brewster Academy will be adding another piece to the puzzle; Chris McCullough is the latest prospect to inform us that he will be attending Brewster Academy for the upcoming school year. McCullough ESPN’s #19th ranked prospect of the class of 2014 helped Salisbury School of Connecticut win a NEPSAC Class A championship last year, as he took Continue reading


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Sneaker Watch: Nike LeBron 9 Championship Pack

Nine years in the making, Nike Basketball presents the limited edition LeBron 9 Championship Pack, celebrating LeBron James’ first NBA Championship. The pack consists of the MVP LeBron 9 and the red-based LeBron 9 PS Elite James debuted in the Finals. Previewed and worn by LeBron in May, the “MVP” LeBron 9 features a gradient fade from red to black with yellow detailing on the upper. Additional Continue reading


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3-Peat For BABC

The most heralded AAU program in New England raises another banner. The BABC sophmore team has won their 2nd national title in back to back years as a group. A number of these players have been in the winning circle before(Bobby Ahearn,Johnny Joseph,Curtis Cobb and Tyree Robinson), after winning the freshmen national title in 2011. This championship is marks the Continue reading


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The Future Looks Bright

In 3 days HDM witnessed a lot of young talent and the future is looking bright for a number of prospects. Both Bay State Flash and Middlesex Magic took home the 17u crown at the 2012 Basketbull Hall of Fame National Invitational in Springfield, Ma. With big contributions from Chris Braley and Pete Miller the Magic Continue reading


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Steve Hailey On/Off The Court

Almost every youth growing up playing basketball has dreams of playing in the NBA one day. Steve Hailey had those dreams but found a different purpose for his talents and knowledge for the game of basketball. Hailey began his playing career at Trinity Catholic High School and was supposed to take over reigns of All Scholastic heralded Continue reading


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The Basket Tree

  A good catch by Designboom.com A/LTA architects members jean-luc le trionnaire, alain tassot, maxime le trionnaire, gwénaël le chapelain have designed “The Basket Tree” or  ‘arbre à basket’, a basketball court in the form of a tree that has been positioned in front of the maison des hommes et des techniques in nantes, france. the artistic installation Continue reading


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Elite75 Stock Risers

This segment of the Elite 75 recap is geared towards thosem players who used this event to boost their confidence going into live period. Arguably the MIAA top point guards Malik James and Aaron Calixte separated themselves from the other guards as they played the roles of facilitators rather than scorers for their teams. Both players have been known to Continue reading


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Elite 75 Standout Players

2013 Standouts Kuran Iverson, As other media outlets turned there backs on the once #2 player in the country Hoop Dreams Magazine stood by his side while crowning him the #1 player in New England in the class of 2013.  Iverson can score with the best of them, while playing point forward keeps his teammates Continue reading


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5 Former NE Prep Players Selected in the 2012 NBA Draft

Moe Harkless 6’9 SF – Was selected 15th in the 1st round by the Philadelphia 76ers. Harkless Had a great freshmen campaign while at St. John’s. Having to be a leader/coach on the floor for his teammates because his head coach Steve Lavin miss the season for medical reasons Harkless did just fine. As a matter of fact he did more Continue reading


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Sneaker Watch: Nike Air Yeezy 2 Platinum NRG – Video Review

Following the Video Review of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 Black/Solar Red we share the Platinum NRG in detailed. Featuring a 3M mesh upper, trainer strap, tech challenge sole, Foamposite booties, metal tip laces and glow-in-the-dark features. I think it’s safe to say by now that #sneakerheads Worldwide just experienced the biggest release, maybe in history. Take a closer look at Continue reading


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Heading to Camp

Its that time of the year again, the time when Elite prospects are chosen to attend national camps which are usually sponosored by sneaker companies.  Here is a list of prospects who will be heading to camp, to make a name for themselves nationally.   Nike Top 100 Location: St. Louis, MO This Camp is Continue reading


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Brewster Alumni game: Kyrie Irving, CJ Fair, Naadir Tharpe + more Participate in the

16 Div 1 schools and 1 NBA team were represented in the 2012 Brewster Academy Alumni Game. The game highlights the past and present players of Brewster Academy. Coach Jason Smith has coached arguably some of the best talent on the prep level. Alumni of Brewster Academy include Thomas Robinson(Kansas), Will Barton(Memphis), Eli Carter(Rutgers), Mark Continue reading


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2012 HOF Spring Classic: Recap

Another Great AAU event this spring is in the books. The 2012 Basketbull Hall of Fame Spring Classic was home to some of the best talent in the country. The NE Playaz, CT Select and TMT all came away with the crown in the high school division. In the 15u championship game we saw TMT Continue reading


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Hoop Group Providence Jam Fest Recap

In the 16u Gold bracket championship game we saw signs of growth in one of Rhode Islands top prep players. What is Henry Bolton position at the next level? That we don’t know but what we do know is that he has a knack for putting the ball in the basket and is a great team leader. Continue reading


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2012 End-of-Year Updated Transfer List: 300-plus and growing Per CBS Sports Jeff Goodman

Here’s the updated edition of the 2012 Transfer List. It’s now 300-plus strong and we’re a week removed from the national title game.  List created by Jeff Goodman CBS Sports     Please e-mail any corrections/additions to goodmancbs@gmail.com.   2012 TRANSFER LIST   Karon Abraham, 5-9, G, RS Soph., Robert Morris Will Adams, 6-4, G, Continue reading


Milt Kelley Tournament 2012

milt kelley 2012new                                                    BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF TAUNTON                  MILT KELLEY MEMORIAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT – MARCH 16-18, 2012  1. The Milt Kelley Memorial Basketball Tournament will be single elimination. Dates will be March 16-18, 2012. 2.     There will be four divisions: A) Boys 8th grade and under. B) Boys 9th Continue reading


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Breaking News: Nerlens Noel reclassifies back to 2012 class

The Class of 2012 received a significant boost Wednesday when Nerlens Noel (Everett, Mass./Tilton), the No. 2 overall recruit in the Class of 2013, told ESPN.com that he will rejoin his original class and graduate this spring. The move will make Noel eligible to play college basketball this fall. “I just thought over the season that I Continue reading


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Sneaker Watch: Nike Zoom KD IV – “NERF”

Following this past weekend’s hectic “Weatherman” Nike Zoom KD IV release, the even more popular “NERF” colorway will officially hit retailers this Saturday. Inspired by KD’s youthful personality and love for NERF sports, the shoe features the brand’s iconic graphics and bright color pops, complete with a special “KD35” graphic on the tongue in classic Continue reading


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#5 Tilton vs Worcester Academy: Recap

It’s not unusual to see Rene Castro and Wayne Selden on the court together. But what is unusual is seeing them opposite teams competing against each other. The two have not played against each other since their middle school days. I mean Castro is coming off a Nike EYBL national championship win with Tiltons starting Continue reading


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#3 Tilton vs #16 South Kent

One of the best games we have seen in a long time, # 3 Tilton vs. #16 South Kent; this was a battle from start to finish.  In attendance where head coaches Jim Calhoun (Uconn) Ed Cooley (Providence) Fred Hoiberg (Iowa State) Florida assistant, and Oklahoma assistant.  Tilton was without their anchor Georges Niang, because Continue reading


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Friday 12/2/2011 Game Recap

South Kent vs Worcester Academy, on paper you would think form the big name roster would scare Worcester away, wrong they challenged South Kent from the tip.  Chris Thomas caught fire early and didnt look back he finished with 22 points, Ricardo Ledo followed with 17 points and 9 rebounds.  Worcester was lead by the Continue reading


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Sneaker Watch:Under Armour Micro G Bloodline New Colorways

Under Armour’s Micro G Bloodline isn’t just a basketball shoe – it’s the story of the journey taken by Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings from the streets of Compton, California to the NBA. Every new colorway that is introduced represents an element of his life, both personally and professionally. Three new Bloodline styles have arrived at Eastbay Continue reading


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National Prep Showcase – Day 1 Recap

Lee Academy (ME) 70, Fork Union Military Academy (VA) 63 Game #1: National Prep Showcase Lee Academy faced off with Military Academy, Lee was lead by Drew Crudup scored 20 points, while Brandon Neel finished the game with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Hargrave Military Academy (VA) 115, Notre Dame Prep (MA) 91 Game #2: Xavier-bound Myles Continue reading


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Vote for New England’s Own Nerlens Noel aka “The Eraser”

Nerlens is up for the ESPNHS player of the year, and he needs your vote.  Click on the link below to vote, lets all help out and vote. http://espn.go.com/blog/high-school/boys-basketball/post/_/id/1013/fans-choice-k-anderson-vs-noel Nerlens Noel 2013, Tilton (Tilton, N.H.) No. 2 in the ESPNU 60  @NerlensNoel3 Challenging “The Eraser” at the rim usually has the same result: a ball Continue reading


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Our Ranking System

  Our rankings are based off a  (Basketball System) Five-ball prospect:   Prospects incredibly special, he should have an immediate impact at a high-major college and has potential to make money playing basketball ex NBA, Overseas. Four-ball prospect:  Player has the potential to contribute at a high-major school, and potential to average double figures throughout his college career. Continue reading


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T.J. Warren Commits to N.C. State

T.J. Warren the Brewster combo forward, had cut his list down 8 on July to N.C. State, Texas, Louisville, Kentucky, Kansas, Georgetown, North Carolina and Florida.   Warren took a visit to N.C. tate on 10/01/2011, then took a visit to North Caralina on 10/15/2011, and also took a visit to Georgetown on 10/22/2011.  After some hard thinking Warren Continue reading