Archive for November, 2011
2011 National Prep Showcase & All Finklestein Team:
The National Prep Showcase in New Haven, Connecticut has long been a measuring stick for teams to go to and see where exactly they stand in comparison with the other elite prep school teams in the country.
This Showcase was no different. The lopsided victories suggests that coaches were not “2 feet in” on their teams, or maybe not all the way bought into playing a great game because they wanted to keep their record padded.
Whatever the case was, the most impressive teams of the weekend were as follows: 1) Hargrave 2) Brewster 3) Tilton 4) New Hampton 5) South Kent.
The reason these teams are noted is not only because of the team effort they displayed, but the individual talent they put on the floor was head and shoulders above the others. While teams like Notre Dame Prep are loaded at the guard position, they are depleted in other areas, which kept them from being the usually dominant Notre Dame. Massanutten got great individual performances from Corban Collins and Terry Brutus (day 2), but are thin in terms of depth.
Top to bottom though it was one of the best fields in NPS history, and everybody that went into the Albertus Magnus Coliseum came away feeling like they got their money’s worth.
Below is a list of the 2011 All Finklestein Team, which is comprised of the studs of the weekend. Each kid that you see on the list will be put in a typical RecruitDirt.com formatted report, with evaluation and contact #’s available to members:
With college basketball set to get in full swing here this weekend, we felt there was not a better time to put out the 2011-2012 NCAA Head Coaching Rankings.
With so many quality head coaches out there, the criteria was based on a “tie” basis. If coaches were even in recruiting classes, we went to victories. If they graduated their kids at the same rate, we went to the amount of pros they had.
We also looked at their situation. All things are not equal in a conference like the SEC, and true basketball minds know this. So, whereas there may be some questions as to why certain coaches are positioned where, trust that we have been breaking down schools, coaches, conferences, and everything else imagineable in determining these rankings.
Our first 6 conference rankings are the A10, ACC, Big East, Big South, Missouri Valley, and SEC.