Latest High school basketball News

Huddled in locker room after shooting, team relied on texts

Nov. 14, 2019 10:02 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — When gunfire rang out Thursday morning at his high school, basketball player Noah Sanchez was working on his outside shot in the gym before class, listening to pop music playing in his headphones. He didn’t hear the shots in the nearby quad, but word traveled fast,...

Huddled in locker room after shooting, team relied on texts

Nov. 14, 2019 9:43 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — When gunfire rang out Thursday morning at his high school, basketball player Noah Sanchez was working on his outside shot in the gym before class, listening to pop music playing in his headphones. He didn’t hear the shots in the nearby quad, but word traveled fast,...

UCLA signs guard Daishen Nix to letter of intent

Nov. 13, 2019 8:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Daishen Nix has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at UCLA. Coach Mick Cronin’s first signing since taking over the program is a 6-foot-5, 205-pound guard from Las Vegas. Nix averaged 19.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists as a junior last season for Trinity...

USC signs nation’s top hoops recruit Evan Mobley

Nov. 13, 2019 8:48 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evan Mobley has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball with his older brother Isaiah at Southern California. The 7-foot, 210-pound forward is considered by many outlets to be the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit. He averaged 19.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.7 blocks...

Prep basketball takes backseat to AAU in recruiting game

Nov. 11, 2019 4:13 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Back when Bruce Weber was an up-and-coming assistant on Gene Keady's staff at Purdue, the coach would spend countless hours on planes and behind the wheel to catch as many high school basketball games as possible. He would walk into the gymnasium of an elite prospect on a cold...

Wiseman tops Memphis prep class and nation's freshmen

Oct. 30, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

It's hard to blame James Wiseman for signing with Memphis. The nation's No. 1 recruit had his pick of scholarship offers, but the star for East High School had the opportunity to stay home and he played both prep basketball and summer league games for Penny Hardaway, who is entering his second year in charge of...

High life: Fletcher takes emotional ride in Goodyear Blimp

Oct. 2, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — London Fletcher looked down and traced his unlikely path to football stardom. From more than 1,000 feet above his hometown, Fletcher gazed out one of the Goodyear Blimp's gondola windows and memories flashed before him. Below, he could see his childhood home on Giddings Road, where life...

LeBron James' high school jersey up for auction

Sep. 29, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A sweat-stained jersey LeBron James wore while playing Ohio high school basketball and during his first Sports Illustrated magazine cover shoot as a teenager in 2002 is being auctioned. The online auction listing says the gold mesh jersey from the NBA star's days with the St. Vincent-St....