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In the poll NYC/NJ High Hoops won easily receivin twice as many votes as any other site.  Real Scout Basketball came in 2nd and to my surprise my site came in 3rd (I thought it would be second).  NYC's Player site came in 4th and rounding out the voting was NYC Exposure.  This shows me I have more work to do, but also I put the poll up before I made a lot of changes like a sleeper report, my new rankings and more news.  
Balford McCloud a 6'6 PF from Gompers will attend Delhigh Junior College in the fall.  His teammate John Polanco will be attending prep school (if anybody is aware of the school name that Polanco is attending please email it to me).
Allan Ray profile
Yesterday 3 New Yorkers were selected in the NBA Draft, Craig "Speedy" Claxton, Erick Barkley and Ernest Brown.  Claxton went #20 to the Philadelphia 76ers, Barkley went 28 to the Portland Trailblazers and Brown went 52 to the Miami Heat.  Barkley and Claxton will both get major minutes this season as backups.  Barkley will backup Damon Stoudamire and will bring a better offensive game than what Greg Anthony (Free Agent)  has.  Speedy will backup Eric Snow at Philly and he will bring a much better offensive game than Snow, but while at Philly he will never start.  He will never start because there is no way in the NBA a team will start 2 players that stand just 6 feet tall.  Brown probably won't get significant minutes this year unless he learns how to play the small forward position.  Miami already has Alonzo Mourning at center and newly accuired power forward Chris Gatling.
I got this news from coach Pete Goyco (Bishop Ford).  He said he spoke to coach Beilien (Richmond) and he really liked Rob Legister when he visited the school this weekend.  Coach Goyco also gave me a long list of schools that are recruitng both Rob and Mark Riley.  Here are a few of the schools who are recruiting Legister: Richmond, Yale, Liberty and Columbia.  Legister maintains an average in the 80s as does Riley.  Riley is being recruited by James Madison, William & Mary, Brown and Stonybrook to name a few.  Legister scored a 1180 on his SAT and Riley scored a 1050.
Julius Hodge, Ben Gordon and Sean Dantzler profiles.
Kenny Adeleke story by Dave Telep.
Insiders Report has put up a message board for the top 2 players out of NYC in the class of 2001, Julius Hodge and Ben Gordon.
Sebastian Telfair and              profiles.
I have learned through an Insiders Report article that Ryan Williams will be attending Cheshire Academy and may stay there for 2 years.
I conducted an interview last night with Shagari Alleyne, here is the link.
Insiders Report stories by Mike Sullivan on Kevin Bishop, Julius Hodge and Chris McRae.
    The games that I saw today at Basketball City were, St. Ray's vs. St. Mary's (semifinal) and St. Mary's vs. Julian (Final).  In the St. Ray's, St. Mary's game St. Mary's eeked out a 86-84 win behind 30 points from Brian Preston.  The game was close throughout and St. Mary's led by 3 at the break.  In the second half and neither team would lead by more than 3.  With less than 30 seconds left Julius Hodge made a layup and was fouled, he then made the free throw.  Off of a miss a St. Mary's player tapped the ball in with 2 seconds left and took a 86-84 lead.  Ramel Harper took the ball out for St. Ray's and threw a pass 3 quarters of the court to Chris McRae who then tipped the ball over to a wide open Allan Ray who missed the 3 as time expired.  Hodge led the way for St. Ray's with 21 while Ray added 20.  
    The championship was completely dominated by St. Mary's as they won 70-58.  The score was not indicative of the game as St. Mary's led by as much as 22 before they went to the bench.  Brian Preston and Dwayne Byfield led the way with 18 and 17 respectively.  Anton Palmer had 20 for the losers while Sean Dockery added 18.  St. Mary's used a 14-0 run in the second half to put the game out of reach.  One thing that I came away with from this tournament is that St. Mary's will be just as good if not better next year than what they were last year.  This team can shoot the lights out, and will be led by Brian Preston (who's low game of the tourney was the 18 he had in the championship) and Dwayne Byfield who can really play the point guard position beautifully.
I was at Basketball City today for the first two sets of games.  In the game I watched in in the first set St. Raymond destroyed Academic (NJ) 95-40.  The game was so bad the second half was played with running running time.  Chris McRae led the way with 20 and Julius Hodge added 17.  I also got a peak at Old Tappan.  From what I saw, if Lenny Cooke doesn't score 40 every game they have no chance of winning, he had 39 and they only won by 3 in overtime.  In the second set of games I watched Bishop Ford get hamered by Memorial (NJ) 60-25, they sorely missed their star player Rob Legister.
I spoke to Bob Serafin of JFK Catholic he told me that he has a short list of Brown, Princeton, Boston College and Nortre Dame.  He has a 98 averaged in school and took the SAT on June 3rd.
Finally got some info on the Hofstra Team Camp for coach Pete Goyco from Bishop Ford.
Poly Prep- Ray Corrigan and Kyle Williams played good.  
St. Edmund's-  Pope played really goodbut hurt his hand on saturday Chris Bernard played good, young player for them.
Loughlin- Teddy Munford was effective and Sumpter was one of the better forwards in camp.
Molloy- Wendell Gibson was best player there, John Sikiric played well and was shooting the ball well.
I saw CTK a little, RobBarrett was playing good but I didnt see Kelvin "Petey" Nelson
Mike Grinnon a 6-4 fwd. played well for St.Dominic's, he is very skilled and can play good post defense, despite at being smaller than most forwards.  He gave Kenny A of Robeson all he can handle when they played each other.
Robeson was led by Kenny and the have a good core of young kids.  Muhammed Wilson who was originally at St.Patrick's was running point for them.  Shakim  Berry played well.
Holy Cross was led by Chris Fileti a tough small pg who will be a senior he is tough all around PG.  He will be a good D2 or low 1 PG he doesnt back off anyone as he was the case when Holy Cross played CTK and Omar Cook  in the Brooklyn Dioceasen tourney he gave Omar all he could handle.  He can shoot the three, and handle the ball.
Grady- Both guards hurt us (Tyquan Good and  Woody Soufrant).  They play very well together but  the problem is sometimes the tempo gets out of control.  They force teams to play fast and thats their style.  Mike Clarke played well,  he will be tough when its all said and done he is a low D1 forward.
For Utrecht it was Tiquawn Cannady, he will be big on how good they will be next season.  But he is a tough call on level, he is a low D1 but undersized,  I think if cannady has a big season, Utes will have a good season.
Tristan Smith is good forAmityville, he is a mid major combo.  he can distribute the ball or take it himself.  Jason Fraser was effective when they gave him the ball.
Bishop Ford-  Mark Riley played well, most consistent.  Khary Moore and Lamont Hamilton also played well.  Rob Legister was up and down.
The prep school that Rob Wiatre is reportedly going to attend is Oakwood in Poughkeppsie, New York.
Rob Legister of Bishop Ford will take an unofficial visit to Richmond this weekend.e
I have some info about Daon Merritt, but I will not post it until a certain person says it is alright, sorry.
I just came back from the St. Raymond, Julian High School (Chicago).  St. Ray's looks like they will be in trouble next year if they dont get a big man.  They're biggest player is a 6'6 shooting guard, Julius Hodge.  Julian Thomas was not at the game today so the rumor about him getting thrown out may be true.  The St. Ray's roster was: Allan Ray, Ramel Harper, Davonne Folks, Julius Hodge, Chris McRae, Kevin Johnson, Corey Simmons, Anwar Baptiste and Louie McCroskey.  Julian had one of the best players in the class of 2002, Sean Dockery and he was killing, he had at least 30.  He can shoot, dribble, pass and run his team.  Allan Ray showed me that he is the best true sophomore in the city, he had about 20.  Julius Hodge played in his first non-AAU game since he started to gain all of the recognition he has gotten, he didn't fair too well.  He only had 10 points, a technical foul and an intentional foul and was benched for the second half.  For the game St. Ray's lost by 2 80-78.  These two teams will likely meet up at Basketball City this weekend in the team tournament.   
Here is the Top 50
I have found out from a reliable source that Rob Wiatre of St. Edmund will be attending Prep School, and Will Modeste of Mt. St. Micheal told me he will be going to Monroe CC.
Fastbreak reports of top Players at the Rumble and the 16u championhsip
Julius Hodge report by Mike Sullivan of Insiders Report.
I made my freshmen and sophomore rankings, top 50 and potential rankings are coming.  With the freshmen I only did a top 15 becuase I don't kno what schools all of the kids are going to and I haven't seen too many of them play.  If anybody has information of rising freshmen and what schools they are going to, please email me.  I am also going to make a sleeper report (similar to NYCEB), and a page where I ask the viewers about some players.
I managed to fit time in to put my junior class rankings.
I finished my new rankings for the seniors only.  I had no idea it would take me this long to make the rankings and I have Regents all of this week and school comes first.  So I hope to have the Junior, Sophomore, Freshmen, Top 50 and my potential rankings up by Wednesday but for now I will take the Top 50 and Potential off until I finish them, and leave the old sohphomre and Freshmen rankings up.  Sorry for the delay.  I will also put my evaluations for the 17u division by Wednesday.
I spoke to Kenny Adeleke at the Rumble he gave me his list of school which includes, Hofstra, UMass and Clemson to name a few, he said he will narrow the list down after ABCD camp.
I forgot to mention that Jomo Belfor will be attending ABCD camp.
I will post player evaluations and my new Rankings tomorrow.
Oops again, I put that Shabar Ewing is going to Milford, he is going to Cheshire.
Jomo Belfor (Mt. Vernon) told me that his two favorite schools right now are George Washington and Ohio St.
Just found out today that Cory Hinnant out of Bayshore has committed to St. Peter's.  
Prep School news: Shabar Ewing-Cheshire, Tremayne Singletary-Crispus Attucks*(if Cliffone Ault does not go there), Roscoe Biggers-Kent, Eric King-Hargrave Military Academy.
Bob Gibbons Clinic- If any players decide to attend please notify me by sending me an email, thanks.
Joel Suarez update by Russ Blake of Insiders Report.
Mike Grinnon of St. Dominic High School in Long Island spoke to Russ Blake of Insiders Report, here is the link
BABC Shootout report by Matt Borello of All Star Report, Allan Ray and Julilus Hodge made the All-Tournament team.
Julius Hodge update by Matt Borello.
HoopsTv made a top 25 list for the 17u AAU teams.  Two New York teams made the cut, New York Ravens #3 and the Bronx Gauchos #16.  But they missed Riverside, I mean how can you not rank Riverside.  If you don't remember Riverside beat the Ravens easily earlier this season.
Jason Wingate profile updated
Lenny Cooke profile updated
Chris McRae profile updated
Shagari Alleyne profile updated.
Julius Hodge profile updated.
John Sikiric or Molloy article by Russ Blake of Insiders Report.  The article gives us Sikiric's early list and lets us know that he will play with the Riverside Church this summer.
Ben Gordon article by Rob Matera of All-Star Report.  The article conveys something that not to many players say, Gordon says he's not a big fan of summer basketball.
Over the next few days I will be updating my profiles, so check back for new profiles.
I finally got a Teddy Munford profile (made by Peter Benoit).
Jake Summers is reporting Charlie Villanueva and Roberto Felipe both of Newtown High School in Queens will be transfering to Blair Academy in New Jersey.  Becuase of the influx of underclassman leaving New York City to play out of state I will now rank players who play their high school ball out of the state but live in New York.
Albany Gym Rat Report from All-Star Report
Albany, NY-After making unexpectedly early exits in the 1999 GymRat CHALLENGE, the New York Gauchos left no unanswered questions in 2000 by completing an unprecedented championship sweep in all three age divisions. The Gaucho Triple Crown accomplishment is made even more impressive when placed in the proper historical context. Since inception, there had not been two GymRat CHALLENGE champions from the same STATE, needless to say the same city or the same program in this event that annually draws over 100 teams from throughout North America to Albany, NY during Memorial Day Weekend.
In the 15:U age division, the Gauchos moved past #8 seed Binghamton Stop DWI and #5 seed CNY Action Center to face the #7 seed Smyrna (GA) Stars in the final. The Stars had upset the Long Island RoadRunners in the first round of Championship Bracket play, and then moved past #6 Mountain B-Ball to meet the Gauchos. Despite impressive displays of athleticism from Smyrna'sWilliam Canady and steady perimeter shooting from Bryan Smithson, the Gaucho balanced attack led by Joe Sanberg's 21 points, wore down their Georgia opponents en route to a twelve point triumph and the first of three Gaucho victory celebrations.
Gaucho redemption continued in the 17:U age division one hour later when the eldest group avenged last year's first round Championship Bracket loss to Emeka Okafor and the Houston Lynx by defeating the Long Island Lightning GOLD 69-54 in the 17:U final. The Lightning reached the finals after ousting the 1999 GymRat CHALLENGE champs, Jersey Shore Warriors in the semis. In perhaps the most entertaining game of the tournament, the Gauchos edged out a 65-60 victory vs. the Diaper Dans of Virginia in the other semi final. The Dans, who reached the semis by defeating the San Antonio Future and Jersey City Bondsmen, were paced by Sam Giles' 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Ryan Williams of the Gauchos connected for 12 of his game high 18 in the second half. In the Championship contest, tournament Most Valuable Player, Ryan Williams of Cardozo led the explosive Gaucho offense with 17 points and 11 rebounds to offset a gutsy Lightning squad led by Tom Femminella's game high 26 point barrage.
The 16:U Gauchos completed the trifecta vs. their NYC rivals, Riverside Church, in perhaps the tournament's most bizarre finish. This hard fought Big Apple battle was tied with :24 remaining when Donnie McGrath scored to give the Gauchos a two-point lead. As Riverside attempted to tie, McGrath picked off a cross court pass and raced to the basket for a seemingly game clinching lay-up with :08 remaining to give his team a 64-60 lead. However, the 17:U and 15:U Gaucho teams watching the game could not contain their excitement, and rushed onto the game floor preventing Riverside from reaching half court. The Gauchos were assessed an indisputable technical foul in a scene reminiscent of the now infamous Stanford/Cal Band football game. Riverside's Rob Barrett calmly sank both technical free throws with :04 remaining to set up the possibility of a most unpredictable comeback finish. After two time-outs, Riverside inbounded the ball to Mikial Mikol whose buzzer beating three-point attempt fell just short. Barrett and Mikol led Riverside who reached the final by defeating Metro Boston, with 15 and 12 respectively. The Gauchos, who defeated their NY Metro rival Westchester Hawks in the semis, were led by a game high 18 from McGrath.

I created the poll just because I was curious on what you guys thought was the best recruiting site in New York City.  The poll will run from now until the end of the month.
Clark Francis of Hoop Scoop is reporting, Lenny Cooke will attend Old Tappan in New Jersey.  For those of you that did not know he left LaSalle a couple of weeks ago.
Former Rice star Kenny Satterfield has been chosen as a finalist for the Junior Olympic Team.