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The HOOPSCOOP ONLINE by Clark Frances Friday, July 11, 2003 The final rankings are complete from the NIKE All-American Camp and the easy winner as the #1-ranked player in camp was 6'8 Rudy Gay from Severn (Archbishop Spaulding) MD, who did everything but sell tickets on the final evening. Not only is Gay a big time athlete with a killer mentality inside, but he also plays every minute like it will be his last, can step out and hit the mid-range jumper, and is terrific in transition. And, when many of the other top players in camp had either left or wanted leave, Gay just continued to play better. Thursday, July 10, 2003 The results are in from the third day at the NIKE All-American Camp and the #1-ranked player in camp - 6'8 Rudy Gay from Severn (Archbishop Spalding) MD - gets the nod based on consistency. Did you know that Gay finished ranked #2 in camp on the first day behind 6'9 D.J. White from Tuscalooa (Hillcrest) AL, ranked #2 in camp on the second day behind 6'9 Brian Johnson from Arlington (Bishop O'Connell) VA, and ranked #2 in camp on the third day behind 6'8 Al Jefferson from Prentiss (H.S) MS? TOP PLAYERS AT THE NIKE ALL-AMERICAN CAMP by Clark Frances from Hoop Scoops Rank Player Height Class Position Hometown (High School) State 1. RUDY GAY 6'8 2004 PF Severn (Archbishop Spalding) MD 2. Al Jefferson 6'8 2004 C Prentiss (H.S.) MS 3. Brian Johnson 6'9 2004 C Arlington (Bishop O'Connell) VA 4. Joe Crawford 6'3 2004 2G Detroit (Renaissance) MI 5. Isaiah Swann 6'3 2004 2G Mouth of Wilson (Oak Hill) VA --------------------------------------------------------------------- From Prep Stars Online AT NIKE: IT'S MESS WITH GAY DAY July 7, 2003 by Prep Stars INDIANAPOLIS -- Rudy Gay nearly got the lead of this report Sunday night, and there was no way he was going to be deprived of it two days in a row. Based strictly on performance, Gay almost unquestionably has been the best player so far at Nike. The 6-7, 204-pound combo forward always has been a top run/jump athlete, and now it appears he's sewn up whatever holes there were in his game. more.... --------------------------------------------------------------------- RivalsHoops: 2004 Power Forward | last sorted on 7/7/2003 Name Pos. Rating Ht/Wt Hometown Schools 1 Dwight Howard F 6-10/225 Atlanta (GA) Southwest Atlanta Christian list 2 Joshua Smith F 6-9/210 Powder Spring (GA) Mceachern Indiana 3 Glen Davis F 6-8/345 Baton Rouge (LA) University Lab list 4 Mike Williams F 6-7/225 Camden (AL) Wilcox Central Texas 5 D.J. White F 6-9/230 Tuscaloosa (AL) Hillcrest Indiana 6 Marvin Williams, Jr. F 6-8/215 Bremerton (WA) Bremerton North Carolina 7 Rudy Gay F 6-8/205 Capitol Heights (MD) Archbishop Spalding list RivalsHoops 2004: The Rivals150 | last sorted on 7/7/2003 Compiled and updated by the staff of, The Rivals 150 is the premier ranking of the top basketball prospects in the nation. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- All-Nike Camp 2003 First Team MOP: Rudy Gay, 6-8, 204 WF (2004), Baltimore County (Md.) Archbishop Spaulding HS 2. Al Jefferson, 6-9, 255 PF (2004), Prentiss (Miss.) HS 3. Martell Webster, 6-7, 215 WG (2005), Seattle Prep 4. Malik Hairston, 6-5, 190 WG (2004), Detroit (Renaissance) 5. Darnell Jackson, 6-8, 235 F/C (2004), Midwest City (Okla.) HS 6. Corey Brewer, 6-7, 174 WG (2004), Portland (Tenn.) HS 7. Brian Johnson, 6-8, 240 PF (2004), Glenarden (Md.) O’Connell HS 8. Jordan Farmar, 6-2, 171 PG (2004), Van Nuys (Calif.) Taft HS 9. Jason Rich, 6-2, 183 CG (2004), Orlando (Dr. Phillips) 10. Greg Oden, 6-11, 215 C (2006), Indianapolis (Lawrence North) 2003 Nike All-American Camp Awards Top Senior (2004): RUDY GAY, 6-8 WF Top Junior (2005): Martell Webster, 6-7 WG Top Sophomore (2006): Greg Oden, 6-11 C Best Shot blocker: RUDY GAY, 6-8 WF (2004) Best Athlete: Rico Tucker, 6-0 CG (2004) Best Shooter: Brandon Myers, 6-5 SG (2004) Best Passer: Jordan Farmar, 6-2 PG (2004) Best Playmaker: Mike Gerrity, 6-0 PG (2005) Best Dunker: Rico Tucker, 6-0 CG (2004) Best Rebounder: Mohamed Tangara, 6-9 PF (2004) Best Defender: Alex Gordon, 5-10 PG (2004) Best Leaders: Jordan Farmar and Jason Rich, 6-2 CG (2004) --------------------------------------------------------------------- As of July 7, 2003 Name Pos. Rating Ht/Wt Hometown Schools 1 Shaun Livingston G 6-6/170 Peoria (IL) Peoria Central list Nation's top playmaker ... great handle ... sees the floor well 2 Dwight Howard F 6-10/225 Atlanta (GA) Southwest Atlanta Christian list Excellent NBA potential ... Great frame ... long arms and good offensively around the basket 3 Al Jefferson C 6-9/260 Prentiss (MS) Prentiss Arkansas Dominates opposing big men ... picked right up where he left off as a junior 4 Joshua Smith F 6-9/210 Powder Spring (GA) Mceachern Indiana Big forward with small forward skills ... explosive 5 Sebastian Telfair G 6-0/160 New York (NY) Lincoln list Creative with great handle ... exciting player to watch 6 Glen Davis F 6-8/345 Baton Rouge (LA) University Lab list AAU circuits most dominating player to date 7 Malik Hairston G 6-5/190 Detroit (MI) Renaissance list 8 Mike Williams F 6-7/225 Camden (AL) Wilcox Central Texas 9 D.J. White F 6-9/230 Tuscaloosa (AL) Hillcrest Indiana Proto-typical college power forward ... does everything well 10 Darius Washington, Jr. G 6-0/165 Orlando (FL) Edgewater Memphis Prolific scorer ... undersized shooting guard that can play some point ... great athlete 11 Daniel Gibson G 6-2/200 Houston (TX) Jones Texas 12 Marvin Williams, Jr. F 6-8/215 Bremerton (WA) Bremerton North Carolina Impressive near the basket ... strong and physical 13 Shawne Williams F 6-9/215 Memphis (TN) Hamilton Memphis 14 LaMarcus Aldridge C 6-11/215 Dallas (TX) Seagoville Texas Long and athletic ... room to grow ... potential is the key 15 Earl Smith F 6-5/180 Clarksburg (NJ) St. Benedict's Prep (NJ) list 16 Rudy Gay F 6-8/205 Capitol Heights (MD) Archbishop Spalding -------------------------------------------------------------------- Clark Frances Hoop Scoop National Rankings (July 5, 2003) Rank Player Height Class Position Hometown (High School) State College 1. Sebastian Telfair 6'0 2004 PG Brooklyn (Lincoln) NY 2. Dwight Howard 6'11 2004 PF Atlanta (Southwest Atlanta Christian) GA 3. Al Jefferson 6'9 2004 C Prentiss (H.S.) MS Arkansas 4. Shaun Livingston 6'6 2004 PG Peoria (Central) IL 5. Malik Hairston 6'6 2004 WF Detroit (Renaissance) MI 6. D.J. White 6'9 2004 C Tuscaloosa (Hillcrest) AL Indiana 7. Darius Washington 6'0 2004 PG Orlando (Edgewater) FL Memphis 8. Josh Smith 6'9 2004 WF Mouth of Wilson (Oak Hill) VA 9. Mike Williams 6'8 2004 PF Camden (Wilcox Central) AL Texas 10. Marvin Williams 6'9 2004 PF Bremerton (H.S.) WA North Carolina 11. Daniel Gibson 6'3 2004 PG Houston (Jones) TX Texas 12. Churchill Odia 6'6 2004 PG Rockville (Montrose Christian) MD 13. Joe Crawford 6'3 2004 2G Detroit (Renaissance) MI Michigan 14. Brian Johnson 6'9 2004 PF Arlington (Bishop O'Connell) VA 15. Randolph Morris 7'0 2004 C Fairburn (Landmark Christian) GA 16. Glenn Davis 6'8 2004 C Baton Rouge (University Lab) LA 17. Earl "J.R."Smith*** 6'6 2004 2G Newark (St. Benedict's) NJ 18. DeMarcus Nelson 6'2 2004 PG Sacramento (Sheldon) CA Duke 19. Jawann McClellan 6'5 2004 WF Houston (Milby) TX Arizona 20. LaMarcus Aldridge 6'10 2004 C Dallas (Seogoville) TX Texas 21. Arron Afflalo 6'4 2004 2G Compton (Centennial) CA UCLA 22. Isaiah Swann*** 6'3 2004 2G Mouth of Wilson (Oak Hill) VA 23. A.J. Price 6'2 2004 PG Amityville (H.S.) NY 24. Robert Swift 7'0 2004 C Bakersfield (Highland) CA Southern Cal 25. Juan Diego Tellos Palacios 6'8 2004 PF Centereach (Our Savior New American) NY 26. Justin Cerasoli 6'5 2004 PG Aurora (West Aurora) IL 27. Robert Vaden 6'5 2004 WF Indianapolis (Pike) IN Indiana 28. Jason Horton 6'1 2004 PG Cedar Hill (H.S.) TX 29. Cedric Simmons 6'9 2004 PF Shallotte (West Brunswick) NC N.C. State 30. Kyle Lowry 5'11 2004 PG Philadelphia (Cardinal Dougherty) PA 31. Russell Robinson 6'3 2004 2G New York (Rice) NY 32. John Lucky 6'5 2004 PG Waterbury (Sacred Heart) CT 33. JamesOn Curry 6'2 2004 2G Mebane (Eastern Alamance) NC North Carolina 34. Bryce Taylor 6'4 2004 2G North Hollywood (Harvard-Westlake) CA Oregon 35. RUDY GAY 6'8 2004 PF Severn (Archbishop Spaulding) MD CLASS OF -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2004 TOP 100 RANKING From Hoop Master 1 Shaun Livingston 6-7 PG Central Peoria, IL Arizona Duke Illinois Florida 2 Dwight Howard 6-11 PF Southwest Atl. Christian Atlanta, GA Alabama Duke Tennessee Kentucky Florida Florida State Georgia Georgia Tech Indiana Louisville North Carolina North Carolina State Texas Notre Dame Oklahoma Syracuse Virginia Wake Forest 3 Glen Davis 6-8 C University Lab Baton Rouge, LA Arizona Auburn Connecticut Cincinnati Kentucky Florida State Georgia Indiana Louisville LSU Marquette Miami (FL) North Carolina Mississippi State Tulane 4 Al Jefferson 6-9 C Prentiss Prentiss, MS ARKANSAS 5 D.J. White 6-8 PF Hillcrest Tuscaloosa, AL INDIANA 6 Earl 'JR' Smith 6-6 WF St. Benedict's Newark, NJ Connecticut Cincinnati Miami (FL) North Carolina North Carolina State Pittsburgh Seton Hall Syracuse Villanova 7 Mike Williams 6-8 PF Wilcox Central Camden, AL TEXAS 8 LaMarcus Aldridge 6-11 C Seagoville Dallas, TX TEXAS 9 Marvin Williams 6-8 WF Bremerton Bremerton, WA Arizona Duke Washington Kansas North Carolina Oregon UCLA 10 Joshua Smith 6-9 PF McEachern Powder Springs, GA INDIANA 11 Sebastian Telfair 6-0 PG Lincoln Brooklyn, NY Arizona Connecticut Duke Kentucky Georgia Tech Iowa State Louisville Pittsburgh Syracuse UCLA 12 Daniel Gibson 6-3 WG Jesse Jones Houston, TX TEXAS 13 Malik Hairston 6-6 WG Renaissance Detroit, MI Connecticut Kentucky Indiana Kansas Michigan State Missouri Ohio State UCLA 14 Jordan Farmar 6-1 PG Taft Woodland Hills, CA UCLA 15 Darius Washington 5-11 PG Edgewater Orlando, FL MEMPHIS 16 Jason Horton 6-0 PG Cedar Hill Cedar Hill, TX Arizona State Arkansas Florida Florida State Kansas Missouri 17 Robert Swift 6-11 C Highland Bakersfield, CA USC 18 Arron Afflalo 6-4 WG Centennial Compton, CA UCLA 19 Randolph Morris 6-10 C Landmark Christian Fairburn, GA Tennessee Kentucky Georgia Georgia Tech Louisville Notre Dame 20 Joe Crawford 6-4 WG Renaissance Detroit, MI Michigan Kentucky Kansas Missouri North Carolina Syracuse 21 RUDY GAY 6-8 PF Archbishop Spalding Severn, MD Arizona Connecticut Maryland North Carolina State Syracuse Villanova Virginia
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Varsity 2003 Summer Schedule

Posted by Michael Glick at Jul 6, 2003 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
All Ban the Brick summer league games will played at St. Albans High school in NW Washington DC........... Schedule/Results: WON 5/30 vs. DeMatha +10 WON 6/1 vs. Bishop O'Connell (VA) + 8 Fri 6/13 & Sat 6/14 Villanova Team Camp WON 6/15 vs. Garfield (VA) +12 WON 6/20 vs. Northwestern +16 And 1 Tournament WON 6/20 vs. McNamara + 8 And 1 Tournament Quarterfinals WON 6/21 vs. DeMatha + 25 And 1 Tournament Semifinals Loss 6/21 vs. Oxon Hill -5 2 OT And 1 Tournament Championship WON 6/27 vs. Robinson (VA) + 12 Loss 6/28 vs. Paul VI (VA) -5 Loss 6/29 vs. Gonzaga (DC) -11 WON 7/5 vs. Hayfield (VA) +12 WON 7/6 vs. Potomac (VA) +11 WON 7/13 vs. Edison (VA) +17 WON 7/18 vs. Whitman + 22 Sat 7/19 Ban The Brick All-Star Game TBA Fri 7/25 Ban the Brick PLAYOFFS at 8:45 vs ???
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Spalding Falls in And 1 Championship in 2 OT

Posted by Michael Glick at Jun 23, 2003 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
Oxon Hill Captures And 1 Tournament Title -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mark Thomas Magazine Staff Down 5 points with :31.6 left in regulation, it looked like curtains for Oxon Hill in their And 1 Tournament Championship match with Spalding. The Clippers weren’t ready to exit stage left or right as losers and rallied to tie the game, eventually winning in double overtime, 56-51. Oxon Hill now advances to play next Saturday in Philadelphia, where they’ll meet up with that region’s champion. Spalding could all but taste the championship waters before they evaporated. Oxon Hill’s swarming defense forced Spalding into turnovers, which ultimately did them in. In the crucial, end of regulation sequence, Oxon Hill’s Frank Gerald hit 2-2 free throws to cut it to 51-48 Spalding with :31.6 left. With under :20 left to play, Spalding tried to break Oxon Hill’s full court press. With few options at his disposal, Rudy Gay turned up court with the ball, heading down the middle of the backcourt. From behind, Carlton Williams was able to get a hand on the ball and knock it out. The Clippers pounced on the ball and took over with :14.1 left and trailing 51-48. In the half court set, Oxon Hill worked it to Will Gill in the left corner and Gill gave the ever-growing crowd a thrill, bottoming out a three-pointer to tie it at 51 with :02.7 left. The truncated overtime periods went 2:00. That meant that for once, winning the jump ball actually mattered. Neither team was able to score in the first OT. The song remained the same in the second OT, until the :38.9 mark when Oxon Hill’s Rob Robinson came up with a tip follow. The Clippers took a 53-51 lead and sank 3 free throws down the stretch to provide the final margin. Overall, both teams played with tremendous intensity and effort. Rudy Gay was a stat sheet stuffer, with 14 points, 14 rebounds, 3 blocks and some highlight reel slams. Oxon Hill was able to hold the pre-season all-American to 6-18 shooting from the floor. Jesse Brooks and Justin Castleberry added 11 points a piece for Spalding. Both were very adept at penetrating and getting points in the lane. Brooks had 4 assists and 6 rebounds. Castleberry had 5 rebounds. One thing Spalding didn’t get much of was any kind of perimeter threat. They made 1 of 8 from three-point land. Oxon Hill got a team high 14 points from Gill. Jeremy Johnson was a worker bee extraordinaire, scoring 13 points, grabbing a team high 8 rebounds and dishing out 4 assists. Frank Gerald was right there with him, contributing 12 points and 7 assists. Robinson provided the game winning points, which were 2 of his 7 for the game, and the follow also counts as one of his 5 rebounds. While Spalding was plagued by turnovers and not much of a threat from three, Oxon Hill was less than perfect from the free throw line, where they went 8-16. Either team could’ve sealed the game with a better performance in those categories and that is something there coaching staffs will point out to them. Oxon Hill was guided by summer coach Duane Moore, while Spalding was coached by capable assistant Andrew Sachs. Both did great jobs getting their teams through the tournament. Come from behinds were the theme of the day for Oxon Hill. In the semi-finals, they trailed a Brian Johnson-less O’Connell by 13 before rallying to win 58-54. Spalding had a much easier time, winning big over a quality DeMatha team. For some reason, Spalding just isn’t a good match-up for the Stags. The WCAC was well represented by tough squads from McNamara, Paul VI and St. John’s as well. McNamara and Paul VI played a nail-biter Sunday afternoon, that I believe the Mustangs were able to win. Both sides competed very hard, reflecting the nature of their head coaches. St. John’s hammered a Springbrook team that had two things working against them- number two option Louis Brookins is sitting the tournament out with an injured wrist and the other factor seemed to be disinterest. The Blue Devils beat St. John’s earlier this year at the High Point summer league, but today the Johnnies came out thirsty. They have an impressive lineup of players that are long and lean. They all seem to be able to cover the floor well. I was particularly impressed by Duane Anderson’s ability to run the floor and play in the half court. His long arms make him very effective. Freshman Nolan Smith looked nothing like a freshman, starting in the SJC backcourt. Suitland was also able to play well for stretches after a disappointing opening round loss to Chambersburg, PA.
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Rudy's Reaching New Heights

Posted by Michael Glick at May 31, 2003 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
May 31, 2003 Scott Vogelsberg( One of the more impressive players The Wolfpacker saw at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions was Maryland forward Rudy Gay. The slender, 6-9 forward plays at Archbishop Spalding in Severn, Md., for coach Mike Glick, who coached Levi Watkins as a sophomore and also Georgia Tech rising sophomore Jarrett Jack. Glick said that Gay has as high a ceiling as any player he has coached. “I think Rudy is wide open in every sense of the word,” said Glick. “From my perspective -- and I’ve had 17 Division I players and have been doing this for a while -- Rudy can be a pro. So I want him to look at schools with coaches that are well-grounded and have had success getting players better, because Rudy has a chance to be an NBA player if progresses the way he has. “NC State’s style and system and the way they go up and down the court would give him a chance to showcase his skills, but so would some others. Academics are very important to him, as well as a family environment and the coach. All those things will supercede location.” Gay journeyed to Archbishop Spalding last year after spending his childhood in Baltimore-area schools, with the hope of bettering his academics. Until he improves in that area, the Pack won’t recruit him, according to Glick. Gay is enrolled in summer school classes, however, and he took the SAT for the first time in May and is doing well at his new school. Many schools are monitoring Gay closely, and if he continues to make progress academically, the list could skyrocket for the versatile 16-year-old. “I still think he’s pretty wide open, and basically has a big a list of schools,” said Glick. “UConn, Maryland and Syracuse -- all three head coaches made a school visit. Also, Clemson and Villanova sat down and invested some time with him. “NC State was interested early, but they backed off because he has a little work to do academically.” There are few questions about Gay’s game on the basketball court. When we saw him play, he was a force on the offensive boards, displayed an effective mid-range jumper and swatted away a few shots on the interior. A hybrid “three/four” at this point, Gay would like to develop his small forward skills as he progresses. “He’s a great kid with the potential to be a great player,” said Glick. “His game has rapidly improved in a short period of time; this was his first year with us. “We have been able to play him outside as a ‘three,’ facing the basket, and he’s gotten tremendously better in the last six to nine months at facing the basket. He can really score facing the basket.” Gay told us that he knows that he needs to put on weight, and has added 15 pounds since last summer. When he arrived at Archbishop Spalding, he got his first taste of an organized weight-training program. “He just gets better and better,” Glick said. “He never really lifted weights until he got here, so he’s physically growing into his body. After nine months of lifting, he’s getting stronger, and his best days are ahead.” As his strength has improved, so has his all-around game. Glick said that college coaches who saw him play as a junior and then visited following the season had trouble believing he was the same player. “He has to work on his ball-handing and getting stronger, but other than that, he’s a pretty complete player,” said Glick. “He can score fading away, posting up, facing the basket, going to the basket … He’s underrated defensively. He can really guard guys his size, although 6-3, 6-4 guys give him some problems – he’s 6-9, but you get some matchups like that [vs. smaller players] in high school. “He just gets better by leaps and bounds. A lot of coaches who saw him in April said he was one of most improved players in country since October. He’s just gotten so much better from October and November to now.” And at 16 years old, Gay appears to have no limit on how good he can become. If he dedicates himself to the books and continues to refine his body and skills, the youngster could have his pick of schools.
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Junior Varsity 2003 Summer Schedule

Posted by Michael Glick at May 30, 2003 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
Schedule/Results Complete 2003 Summer Schedule to be updated in a few days.............