Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The 2016 Hoophall Classic Was Crazy

This year's Hoophall Classic was a crazy one.  Wether it was Frank Jackson scoring 49 points, Bruce Brown dominating the game, or the Ball brothers of Chino Hills captivating the crowd, everyone loved this years showcase of the nation's best talent.  As time goes on Buzzer Beater Basketball will be releasing more highlights and mixes, but for right now let's look back on some of the best moments of the weekend.

Arizona Commit Kobi Simmons Drops 34-11-9

Miami Bound Bruce Brown Balled Out at the 2016 Hoophall Classic 

#1 Chino Hills and The Ball Brothers Took the Hoophall Classic by Storm 

Duke Bound Jayson Tatum Drops 40 Against DeMatha

Montverde Proved to be the Country's Deepest Team

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Azar Swain Balls Out and Drops 48 at the HDM Prep Classic

Last weekend Rivers Academy's Azar Swain went off and scored 48 points at the Hoop Dreams Mag classic.  Although Rivers actually lost in the final few seconds, Swain's game was one of the best the NEPSAC has seen this season.  Almost every shot he threw up fell through the nylon en route to a season best


Monday, January 11, 2016

Mamadou Diarra Had A Dominant Weekend In Boston

Putnam Science Academy's Mamadou Diarra was dominant this weekend.

On Saturday he and his team beat Jean-De-Bredeuf (Canada) at the Hoop Dreams Mag Prep Classic.  Diarra collected 23 points and 12 rebounds with 19 of his 23 coming in the first half.  Many of his points came off of second chance points, and Diarra barely got to play in the second half because they held a hefty lead even at half time.

On Sunday, the Putnam big continued his dominant play.  En route to a 80-67 win over MacDuffie, Diarra scored 19 points in a high intensity game at the Ballas TV Invite.  The two teams dogged each other right from the tip of the game with both John Calapari (Kentucky) and Jamie Dixion (Pitt) in attendance.

Diarra proved this weekend that he is ready to compete at the next level.  The UConn commit is going to be a force next year in the American Conference.  With his display of strength in the paint and the ability to finish like a grown man, do not be surprised if Diarra actually ends up stealing minutes from some of UConn's key players next year.

Highlights from Diarra's dominant weekend are below:

P.S. - Stay tuned for more Putnam Science highlights and updates as the season continues.