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7/31
The New York Ravens were eliminated from the 17u AAU nationals in the round of 16.  They fell to Martin Brothers Select by a score of  97-79 despite 35 points from Julius Hodge. Story
7/30
Slight changes made throughout the Rankingss, UDC page also updated.
7/28
HoopsTv has a great story about the best ballers that have ever come out of Brooklyn, somehow they have Micheal Jordan.  Okay he was born in Brooklyn but he lived there for like 3 days before he moved to North Carolina so should he really count?
This from Patrick Jira of The Recruiting Beat about Wendell Gibson at the Nike Super Showcase: Wendell Gibson, JR, Riverside Church: Undersized power forward who is very strong. Stands only about 6'6" but he scored more then a few times in the paint vs bigger guys. Was the key man in Riverside Church's Championship run with Ben Gordon not in the tourney.
Dave Telep has evaluations of two of the players on the New York Ravens, Julius Hodge and Shagari Alleyne.  Here are his comments:
NY WG Julius Hodge continued his awesome summer by carrying the Ravens through the second round in the AAU's. This kid has quickly gone from good to great and he has the heart of lion and the stamina of no other. Gary Decesare should be proud of this future McDonald's All-American.
NY sophomore C Shagari Alleyne is going to be a good one. He dunked while never leaving the ground. In a game against a team from Minnesota, he caught a pass, stood on the tips of his toes and dunked without jumping. This 7-1 prospect is getting more coordinated by the day and is looks like he's going to be a highly-recruited player.


7/26
At the Nike Super Showcase Wendell Gibson and Ricardo Soliver were named to the All-tournament team despite their team losing in the championship to Athletes First by 1 point.  Wendell Gibson had 21 in the championship.
7/22
UNC has withdrawn their scholarship offer to Julius Hodge.  The reason is because they have recently signed a similar player in Jackie Manuel.  But everyone will agree that Hodge is a better player.  I feel the real reason they gave Manuel the scholarship is because they had a feeling that he is leaning towards a different school, which school it is I will keep off the record.  All-Star Report story
I was informed by Dwayne Murray that Ben Gordon has cut his list down to 6 schools, UNC, UNC-Charlotte, Seton Hall, Villanova, Duke and UConn.

7/21
Two players from New York were selected to the all-tournament team, Julius Hodge and Chris McRae both from the New York Ravens.  This weekend the Metro Classic takes place, but unfortunately I will not be able to make it.  I will try and post as many updates as possible.  Any coaches or players who are playing in the Classic please send me an email telling me so.
7/20
The Ravens played the Atlanta Celtics in the championship of the Adidas Big Time.  The Ravens could not score their second big upset of the tournament and fell 77-76 despite 29 points from Julius Hodge and 27 from Chris McRae.  Hodge hit a 3 to bring them with in 2 with 6 seconds left and then after 2 free throws by a Celtic player Hodge hit another 3 at the buzzer but it was too late.  Jonathan Hargett led the way for the Celtics wit 21.
7/19
The Ravens shocked the Michigan Mustangs with a 70-65 win behind Julius Hodge's 22 points and 17 from Chris McRae.  In the Semifinals the Ravens played Athlete's First.  Athlete's First was undefeated until dropping the game 86-85 in double overtime.  Julius Hodge hit the game winning shot with 7 seconds left.  The Ravens will play the winner of the Atlana Celtics and the New Orleans Jazz.
Only 1 team from the city is still alive at the Adidas Big Time, the New York Ravens.  They have advanced to the quarterfinals and Dave Telep has picked them to lose to the Michigan Mustangs by about 15.  They just might lose but just remember the last time the two stars of these teams played Julius Hodge had 20 points and Kelvin Torbert had 5 points.
7/17
All rankings updated including top 50.
UDC report.
Two New York teams are playing well at the Big Time, the Panthers went 3-0 in pool play and the Ravens went 2-1 in pool play, tournament play begins today.

7/15
I got a chance to speak to Ernie Lorch and he told me that Kason Mims will attend Quinnipiac college.  Mims had a great game today (20 points) at UDC despite his team losing.
7/14
Brooklyn All-Stars Invitational, click here for all of the information on enrolling your team and when the tournament starts.
7/12
Here is the list of players from NYC that ranked in the top 10 in a category:  Player Rating- Julius Hodge #1, Lenny Cooke #6.
Scoring- Julius Hodge #1, Lenny Cooke #6, Chris McRae #10
Rebounding- Lenny Cooke #3, Julius Hodge #4
Blocks- Jason Fraser #1
Field Goal %- Ben Gordon #5
3 Point %- Ben Gordon #5T
Free Throw %- Lenny Cooke #8T
Here is some of my thoughts from the camp:  The player who helped his stock the most is Chris McRae.  He showed that when he plays on the wing he can do basically what he wants and I think he will end up at either UMASS or Hofstra.  Jason Fraser showed he is without a doubt the best defensive player in the city and possibly the state.  Sebastian Telfair let everyone in the nation know that he is not overrated, and for the people that don't have him ranked #1 now know he is the best.  Some how Allan Ray was not invited to camp.  Anybody that has seen him play recently will tell you he would've been in the underclassmen all-star game.
I also heard that the camp may be moved to the west coast next year, I really hope it isn't because I want to see the camp next year because this is by far the most organized and best camp in the nation.  
7/10
ABCD Camp report.
7/7
Van Johnson from FastBreak Recruiting ranked the players at the NBPA camp, and the 2 City players that went were ranked #2, Julius Hodge and #31, Chris McRae.  Hodge was the camps 6th leading scorer at 14.3 points per game.  He was very consistent with his high game being only 18.
7/6
John Polanco former Gompers shooting guard will attend Stonehill Prep school next year.  
I've recieved conflcting reports about Balford McCloud.  I heard on a local news station that he would attend Delhi community college, but I was informed by someone that Delhi is a fallback school and he would much rather attend San Jacinito.
7/4
Daon Merritt the IS8 rookie of the year in the Spring Classic will either attend St. Raymond or Christ the King in the fall.  I received this info from two very reliable sources.  Personally I think that St. Ray's would be a better fit since they only have 1 point guard that will receive quality minutes next year.  Christ the King already has 3 point guards that will compete for the starting job, Sharod Thomlinson, Mike Claxton and Japhet McNeil.  Either school he decides to attend he will make them a serious contender for the championship if not the favorite.
7/2
Links page updated, Sleeper Report updated and Senior Rankings updated, Top 50 will be updated shortly.
7/1
One more New Yorker that I did'nt report about was drafted, Jacquay Walls.  Walls is the only player to be drafted this year out of the PSAL.  He was drafted late in the second round by the Indiana Pacers.  He may have the oppurtunity to step in right away and get major minutes because of the possible retirement and free agency of Mark Jackson.
Lenny Cooke, Kyl Jones profiles and Junior rankings updated.