News

Each weekend, we will recap the stories that came across the HoopSeen.com wire and consolidate them to one easy-to-find space. Did you miss a player feature or an event recap? No worries. Check the links below to find exactly what you were looking for.

Rankings release

We updated our class of 2014 rankings on Monday. Eight new players made the top 30 in Georgia's rising senior class. Find out who made the jump.

Player profiles

Kasier Gates, 2015: The top 10 rising junior is playing at the NBA Players Association camp this weekend. Where else has he been and what clues did he reveal with regards to his recruitment?
Devin Mitchell, 2014: A mid-week visit to Georgia and a weekend trip to Kansas State highlighted the week for the fast-rising guard. What else is new is his world?
Keith Pinkney, 2014: The top 10 rising senior enjoyed a quality spring. Which schools have offered the point guard? We asked him, he told us.

Notebooks
Just a Minute: With Phil Cofer off to Tennessee, what does he bring to the table for the Vols? And what does this mean for Jakeenan Gant, the top 2014 player in Georgia? And where does Justin Young think he'll play college ball?
Seen Around the Hoop: Robert Alfonso, Jr. drops some knowledge about how players can own team camp in June.

Coming on Monday: We'll roll out our updated class of 2015 rankings. Will a new player take over the top overall spot and how deep will we go into the class? Be sure to check HoopSeen around 3:30 p.m. EST for the list on Monday.

Off the board

It was a busy week in recruiting as three Georgia hoopers popped for a commitment.

A day later Campbell wing Dante Clark (2015) committed to Mississippi State. On Saturday, Wheeler forward Elijah Staley also popped for Mississippi State as a two-sport player.

Are you in?

We are hosting some of the top talent in Georgia and the South this summer. Starting things off is The Preview. What is it? Glad you asked. The Preview is an invite-only elite camp featuring the best of the best in Georgia. If you've been invited, have you registered yet? The Preview 2016 | The Preview 2017

The Best of the South is exactly what the name says it is. Our live-period event on July 18-21 will be the go-to event for college coaches and teams. Much like the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions, this will be the event that everyone is talking about. National media companies Scout.com and ESPN.com confirmed they will be attending this week. Will you be there? Best of the South

Hoops360 Video of the Week

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Filling a need is important for any basketball program. Several program are looking for a consistent shooter and scorer, Devin Mitchell provides both.

The rising senior has shown he can do both efficiently. Mitchell knows can shoot it from all over the floor and with some range. He also has a knack for scoring in the lane or transition. All Mitchell wants to do is find a place looking for these attributes.

SUWANEE, GA – Teams that decide to play up against the competition do so by only one year. Rarely are there travel programs that make a jump against opponents two years older than them.

Well, this is what the Karolina Diamonds have done this season. The 15U North Carolina-based organization has locked horns against teams with a number of 17U teams in the spring. And they have held their own.

Dante Scott travelled to Mississippi State over the weekend and saw enough to make a verbal commitment to the SEC school.

The NBA Top 100 camp starts on Wednesday and a handful of Georgia players will make the trip to Charlottesville, Virginia for the event.

Thirty-five seconds sit on the new square box that is fixated on the wall of Miller Grove's spacious Purple Palace gymnasium.

Some recognize it. Others dismiss it. A few don't even realize it is there until the horn sounds. And, boy, does it sound. Loudly.

Thirty-five seconds. Time to make a decision. Time to make a play. Time to speed up the pace.

For those coaches and teams playing in Miller Grove's summer league, it is also a time to try out an experimental shot clock. The Georgia High School Association, and the majority of other state associations, don't operate the basketball season with a shot clock.

Each weekend, we will recap the stories that came across the HoopSeen.com wire and consolidate them to one easy-to-find space. Did you miss a player feature or an event recap? No worries. Check the links below to find exactly what you were looking for.

ATHENS, GACameron Johnson has a flexible carefree approach to both his passions.

As a basketball and football player, Johnson understands he needs to make adjustments on the fly considering the positions he plays. Whether on the hardwood or football field, Johnson is always looking to give his teammates a helping hand. So, making the transition from both sports comes natural.

MARIETTA, GAAvery Patterson is greedy and hungry, which isn’t a bad thing in itself.

He steps on the court with one thing on his mind, beating his opponent. Patterson’s approach to the game is to go hard at all times. He does not to get beat in anything, nor does he want to be outworked by anyone.

It was a busy week at the Grassroots Capital as the Nike Memorial Day Classic came to town.

SUWANEE, GA – The hardest thing for any competitor is to concede defeat.

However, the toughest thing to do for any travel basketball team is re-arranging travel plans on a minimal budget. This is exactly what happened for the Houston Hoops DJ team.

SUWANEE, GA – Hoop Dream Kentucky imposed its will on every team in front of them during the Nike Memorial Day Classic.

The Blue Grass state dominated every aspect of the game, which culminated in an 82-59 win over the CP3 All-Stars on Sunday at Suwanee Sports Academy.

SUWANEE, GA – Drama can best describe the 14U championship.

The NC Heat came back from a double-digit deficit before winning the Nike Memorial Day Classic title 61-60 on Sunday at Suwannee Sports Academy.

Norcross wing Andre Chatfield is a smart guy. He's book smart, self-aware smart, on the court smart and now on the road to recruiting smart.

The key to the 6-foot-5, 185-pound guard's recruitment? Relationships.

The class of 2013 will turn the tassels this week around the Peach State and what better way to send of the graduates than with a hefty dose of senior superlatives.