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  1. Kobe Bryant rips AAU basketball

    Jan 3, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles Lakers

    Kobe Bryant has some interesting takes on American and European basketball skill development at the youth level.

  2. Assigned Reading: The rise and fall of Curtis Malone

    Aug 20, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    Curtis Malone is serving a 100-month sentence after pleading guilty to being a part of a drug ring that brought in $80,000 in profits per month.

  3. Former NBA champion Robert Horry: ‘I hate AAU basketball’ (VIDEO)

    Jul 4, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Former seven-time NBA champion Robert Horry ripped AAU basketball in a recent discussion stating, “I hate AAU basketball.”

  4. Seven takeaways from the Pangos All-American Camp

    Jun 2, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    (Scott Phillips/

    This weekend’s Pangos All-American Camp in Long Beach offered a look at a lot of very good national and West Coast players.

  5. Five-star 2016 recruit Harry Giles: ‘I’m playing this weekend’ in Nike EYBL

    May 16, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

    Harry Giles

    Arguably the top rising junior is making his grassroots debut this weekend in Virginia.

  6. Top five grassroots storylines of 2014

    Apr 25, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

    Harry Giles

    A look at some of the biggest storylines surrounding the 2014 grassroots season.

  7. The top 25 players to follow on the grassroots basketball circuit

    Apr 25, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

    (Scott Phillips/NBC Sports)

    Introducing the top players in the 2014-15 grassroots circuit of high school basketball and the future stars of college basketball.

  8. A college basketball fan’s guide to the current grassroots basketball scene

    Apr 25, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    May 28-30 2011: EYBL tournament at Hanger Athletics in California

    Some questions and answers about the spring and summer basketball scene that drives rankings and dominates recruiting.

  9. Stanley Johnson, Kelly Oubre among Elite 24 skills competition contestants

    Aug 23, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT


    The Under Armour Elite 24 game is annually the final major grassroots event of the summer, with some of the nation’s best high school players taking the court in some of the sport’s iconic environments. Friday night the three-point and dunk contests will be held, with uncommitted 2014 phenoms Kelly Oubre and Stanley Johnson among…

  10. D.C. Assault co-founder Curtis Malone facing up to 40 years on drug charges

    Aug 14, 2013, 9:06 PM EDT

    Two days after a yearlong federal investigation resulted in his arrest, D.C. Assault co-founder Curtis Malone was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of drug trafficking Wednesday. Malone pleaded not guilty to the charges, and if convicted he faces anywhere from five to forty years behind bars as well as a fine ranging…

  11. ‘At All Costs’ aims to provide inside look at grassroots basketball scene (VIDEO)

    Jul 5, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT


    Much has been made about the impact that the growth of grassroots basketball has had on the sport as a whole, with there being no shortage of opinions (both in favor of and against grassroots basketball) on the topic. The makers of the documentary “At All Costs,” which will be released next spring, take a…