Scouting

NCAA – 2 Sides to the Coin

Kevin Ollie demands retraction in the latest news surrounding his dismissal from UCONN.  After winning a National Championship in 2014, things haven't been rosy for the former Crenshaw High Star, whose team posted a 14-18 record last season, missing the NCAA tourney. We're keeping an eagle's eye out on his situation and how the University... Continue Reading →

The Love of the Game

It's tough when it's all said and done.  You've been pushing the rock most of your life.  Then the final buzzer sounds, putting an end to your high school career.  You didn't get any offers and it's time to consider an alternate route.  Do I walk on?  How about JC?  Is it time to get... Continue Reading →

The Financial Gains from Black Athletes

Note: Comments and beliefs made/reflected on this site have nothing to do with student athletes, coaches or others.  They are strictly the opinion of Popscout. Next Man Up: 2019 Chino Hills 5 Star recruit Onyeka Okongwu (seen above) sporting a Dreamers Hoodie) is the next in line of top basketball recruits who may have a... Continue Reading →

The State of AAU

Major rule changes expected for July live recruiting period. Cherish those moments.  It might be the last time we witness AAU in all its Glory. The NCAA is expected to end the July live recruiting period as we know it. Aw, dang. No more Vegas Tourneys?? Here's an article on the issue. Popscout Elevate Yo' game

Bully Ball

Bullyball - The act of getting an and 1, or just physically dominating your opponent in basketball.  This sums up the next few players who seem to make a living taking what they want out there on the court. Ethan Anderson 6'0 PG 2019 Fairfax High Ethan has made a living over the past few... Continue Reading →

Floor Generals

Floor General - Usually the PG, this individual has the powers to make great decisions with the basketball in his hands. The players below may be undersized in stature but they make up for it with grit, heart, and work ethic. We list a few So. Cal. floor generals who look to take their game... Continue Reading →

Popscout Scouting Report

Taking a look at a few standouts from the Nike 32nd Annual Fairfax Summer Basketball Classic June 30, 2018 - Final Day of Action Cassius Stanley 6'5 G 2019 Sierra Canyon High School Dynamic play-maker with NBA skill-sets.  At 6'5, can handle in the open court while beating his defender off the dribble. Gets to... Continue Reading →

Controlling your Demeanor

Your body language says it all.  Are you moping around before and after games.  No attitude or expression on your face all the time?  Do you apply that same approach to your game on the court?  A missed shot and you go into depressed mode.  Make a mistake and you look over to the bench... Continue Reading →

The ‘Big’ Dilemma

The game is fast. Teams push the rock.  Guards look to jelly, shimmy, and euro step their way for buckets.  Set offenses are happening, but it's not the norm.   One might say Chino Hills and the Ball Brothers (including Lavar) set the stage for such antics.  Allowing players to ball at a frenetic pace, opened... Continue Reading →

Back Court Running Mates

We know, we know. It's a bit early to take a look at the 2018-19 campaign with the AAU summer circuit in full motion.  With that being said, here's a few stud- muffins who'll look to take their team to the promise land next season. Ashley Orozco & Mia Manzano Alemany High School Seniors -... Continue Reading →

Demar Derozan Tourney Schedule

Demar Derozan Tourney Schedule Compton High June 12-14, 2018 June 12 4pm Maranatha vs LB Poly 5pm Compton vs King Drew 6pm St John Bosco vs Alemany 7pm Mayfair vs Fountain Valley June 13 5pm Compton vs Warren 6pm St John Bosco vs Leuzinger 7pm Fountain Valley vs St Anthony 8pm Bishop Montgomery vs Maranatha... Continue Reading →

Popscout Scouting Reports

Taking a look at a few soldiers who appear to be separating themselves from the competition. Evan Mobley 6'11 200  PF/C Class of 2020 ESPN Rating: N/A Offers:  5 Evan is developing into a solid recruit, having offers from major D1's such as UCLA, USC, Stanford, Alabama, and San Diego State.  Appears to be finding... Continue Reading →

Adidas Gauntlet resumes today

The 2018 Magic Memorial Day Festival presented by Adidas kicks off today. Games will be spread out over the course of four days - March 25-28, 2018.  Click here for full schedule/teams/venues provided by eventexposure.com. Players who shine for their high school teams now find themselves under the radar at some of the top tournaments... Continue Reading →

Cal Supreme Showcase

Day 2 of the Supreme Spring Showcase hosted by Cal Supreme kicks off today at Maranatha High and John Muir High School. Day 2 - John Muir High Day 2 Maranatha Schedule Teams Competing in the 2 Day Showcase: Cal Supreme The Truth West Coast Elite Pangos Pumps BTI ACR Ballerz Cal Stars Cal United/SCU... Continue Reading →

AAU Girls Team Forming

Popscout Elevate Yo' Game Travel Team Tryouts Evaluation #1 (There may be two-three initial evaluations before players are selected) Date: March 31, 2018 Location: Ribet Academy High School Time: 1-4pm Ages: 7th grade and up (Flyer to Follow) Looking for players who are as passionate about the game as I am and are willing to... Continue Reading →

CIF Championship Scores

Congrats to all the teams who picked up a "Ship. Get some rest and be ready for State Playoffs. Popscout City Section Boys Open - Westchester 63 Fairfax 53 Div. I - George Washington 60 University 58 Div II - King Drew 62 Van Nuys 60 Div. III - South East 65 Manual Arts 44... Continue Reading →

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