Sunday, November 11, 2007

Bruin Recruiting: Prep News Roundup (11/12)

By Bruin Basketball Report

Prep News Roundup is published every Monday.


Brandon, Jrue, Tyreke and Lance. The Fantastic Four. The four best prep guards in the nation are staring out at you from the cover of the new issue of PUNKS Magazine that just hit newsstands this week. Brandon Jennings and Jrue Holiday rep the West Coast. (Well, at least Brandon did before transferring to Oak Hill Academy in Virginia). And Evans and Stephenson play with an East Coast attitude....“And Jrue Holiday is just an all-around great guard. He’s got a great physique, great skills. He can shoot the 3. He gets where he wants with the dribble because he’s so strong and I think he’s a really good defender.” SLAM 11/9

The first annual Nor Cal Tip Off Classic will make its debut on Saturday, Nov. 24 at Newark Memorial High School. The event will feature an assortment of Division I talent -- UCLA commitment Drew Gordon comes immediately to mind. ESPN 11/9

After three consecutive years in which the Pacific-Northwest region has produced the top high school basketball player in the West, Jrue Holiday brought that distinction back to Southern California. Holiday, a 6-foot-4 guard at Campbell Hall High in North Hollywood and one of two second-generation first-team selections on the 29th edition of the Press-Telegram's Best in the West squad, edged Demar DeRozan of Compton and Luke Babbitt of Galena High in Reno to head the voting for the 2007-08 season's version of the team. Press- Telegram 11/10

The two best high school basketball players in the western class of 2008 both play for schools located in schools in Southern California. But Jrue Holiday's Campbell Hall team and Demar DeRozan's Compton team, residing in different CIF Southern Section and state playoff divisions, haven't played. That is about to change, and maybe as soon as Dec. 15. Press-Telegram 11/10

There are those who believe that Jrue Holiday, a senior at Campbell Hall in North Hollywood, is not only the best high school basketball player in the West but that the geographical frame of reference should extend to points north, south and east, as well. Then, again, is he even the best player in his own family? What about the youngest children of Shawn and Toya Holiday, 14-year-old Lauren and 11-year-old Aaron? Press-Telegram 11/10

Canyon High School point guard Jerime Anderson will be signing his National Letter of Intent to attend UCLA on Wednesday, November 14, in the Canyon High School Gym at 1:00pm. Bruin Basketball Report 11/12


The Musketeers will be hosting Ari Stewart, a 6-7 forward from Marietta, Ga., who will be on campus and at the game on an unofficial visit. Stewart is regarded by Rivals .com as the 15th-best player in the 2009 class. Cincinnati Enquirer 11/9



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