Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving is a well known athlete in the NBA. I know my posts are supposed to be about unknowns but Kyrie is my favorite player and I wanted to post one about him. He is a 6'2" point guard who was born in Melborne, Australia, and moved to New Jersey when he was 2. His mom died when he was 4 and his dad who played basketball in Australia had to take care of him along with Kyrie's aunts. He went to high school in Montclair Kimberly Academy his freshman and sophmore years.

His junior and senior years were spent at St.Patrick High School in Elizabeth, NJ. He went to college for one year at Duke university where he only played 11 games and entered the draft. He was drafted by the Cleavland Caveliers with the number one overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. He immediately made an impact and he won rookie of the year as well as getting the MVP at the NBA Rising Stars Challenge. This 2012 season he averages 23 points per and about 6 assists per game. He won the three point contest and made his first all star appearance. Kyrie Irving has a bright future in the NBA, with his jump shooting, finishing, passing and defensive skills.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Andrew Harrison

Andrew Harrison is a combo guard from Texas. He is a senior in high school this year, and is ranked number 2 on the ESPNU top 100. He has great size standing at 6'5" and is very athletic. He has a twin brother named Aaron. They have been on the same team together since they were young. Andrews wingspan is 6'8", and he has a great frame weighing in at 215 pounds.
He is a great ball handler and great finisher. He is also a good passer and a excellent shooter. He can shoot from beyond range with impressive fashion. The things he lacks is a good attitude, defensive effort at times, he gets tunnel vision, and he can be very streaky. Andrew Harrison is going to Kentucky next year to play basketball for one of the best programs in collegiate sports. He is arguably the best guard in high school. Andrew Harrison is a prospect to look out for.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Gabe York

Gabe York is a 6'2" shooting guard with outstanding range. He is not the tallest player but he has great finishing skills and he shoots three point and mid ranged shots very well. He has insane dunks, with strength and power. Gabe York is a freshmen at The University of Arizona and went to Orange Lutheran High School. Coming into this season, being a senior in high school he was the forty sixth ranked prospect in the nation, and the eleventh ranked shooting guard. He led his high school team to a championship his junior and senior years. His senior year he averaged 24.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 2.3 steals a game. His junior year he averaged 19.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 2.7 steals per game. He also played in a number of other leagues, such as the Compton Magic, where he dominated.