Editors Note: The 2011 hot board has been updated. It is most likely not a complete list and I’m sure that it will continue to change over the next month.
Tim Hardaway Jr. played very well in a Chicago AAU tournament. So well in fact that the Sun Times high school basketball writers think he would be the #3 prospect in Illinois.
Speaking of the Mac Irvin Fire, the Hoops Report continues to be impressed with Tim Hardaway, Jr. The Class of 2010 2-guard out of Miami will be a perfect fit at Michigan. If Hardaway were in the state of Illinois he would certainly be one of the top five prospects in the senior class and probably check in at No. 3 overall behind Richmond and Leonard.
For reference, here is a list of Rivals top 150 players from the state of Illinois:Jereme Richmond (22), Meyers Leonard (61), Crandall Head (86), Anthony Johnson (88), Brandon Spearman (100), Lavonte Dority (115), Reggie Smith (117), Lenzelle Smith (118), Alex Rossi (129). Saying that Hardaway would be the #3 prospect in the state is quite impressive with that company.
- Trey Zeigler was named to ESPN’s first team after the LeBron James events. He was chosen ahead of Harrison Barnes, the nation’s #1 player, who ended up on the 2nd team.
- Spencer Turner continues to play well on the AAU circuit, he earned his first D1 offer over the weekend from IPFW.
- Justin Gant looked good at the Kentucky HoopFest, Etherington didn’t do much but still is drawing plenty of interest.
- The Michigan staff was at the Summer Classic East in New Jersey and watched Dwaun Anderson play twice. Northstar BBall has been impressed with Anderson, calling him one of the most exciting players at the Hoop Group camp. Anderson lists offers from Utah and Central Michigan as well as interest from Michigan and Michigan State however he lists his dream school at MSU.
- Go Blue Wolverine posted a series of videos from Elite/Team Camp (all premium): Matt Vogrich, Darius Morris, Blake McLimans, Eso Akunne.
- Allen Payne played very well at the Kentucky Hoop Fest, he scored over 20 points in an overtime win over Common Bond.
- Inside the Hall caught up with the Indiana duo of younger brothers Marshall Plumlee and Cody Zeller.
- John Beilein was at the Basketbull Invitational in Springfield, Mass on Sunday. He was reportedly checking out 6-foot-8 wing man Tyler Olander. Olander’s brother attends Fairfield and Olander attends Worcester Academy and is apparently repeating his junior year and will become a 2011 recruit (recent ESPN scouting report).
- Terry Mills wants to get into coaching college hoops.
- The Free Press has a nice article about the organization required to successfully cover the entire AAU circuit on the recruiting trail.