My players of the year are John Wall of Word of God and Asia Williams of Durham Hillside.
Lisa Leslie has confirmed that her son, Word of God Christian Academy basketball player C.J. Leslie, has withdrawn the verbal commitment he made to N.C. State as a high school freshman, while making clear that she still likes NCSU and her son is still considering playing for Wolfpack coach Sidney Lowe.
"He just wanted to expand his visits to other schools," said Lisa Leslie, who added that she and her son had decided Saturday night to open the search again.
CHARLOTTE — Raleigh Word of God had one of its most impressive games
of the season as it easily handled Wayne Country Day in the
quarterfinals of the NCISAA 1-A boys basketball tournament, 71-48.
RALEIGH — Word of God bounced back from its Saturday night loss to Fayetteville Christian emphatically.
The Rams destroyed Ridgecroft School in the first round of the NCISAA tournament.
The Rams, the 2008 state champions but seeded third this year, play Wayne Country Day or Hobgood Academy on Thursday at 5:30 at Charlotte Latin.
Six players scored in double figures for Word of God.
John Wall, the top uncommitted player in the country, notched 10 points and N.C. State commitment C.J. Leslie got 15.
Points: RGS—Bilday 4, Britlon 11, Newbern, Pearce 2, Phelps 2, Sumner 8, Taylor 2. WOG—M.Baines 4, B.Daniels 10, J.Denning 2, S.Drane 16, C.Leslie 15, D.McDonald 18, J.Parker, J.Summerfield 8, J.Wall 10, D.Wells 12.
Wall joins Favors, Cousins, Sidney and Boynton as finalists for the award
Word of God boys are No. 3 in 1-A. Ravenscroft boys are No. 2 in 3-A and the Ravens girls are No. 3.
Brian Clifton, the director of John Wall's summer team, blasted the exclusion of the Word of God Christian Academy star from the McDonald's All-American boys game. Wall was left off the roster because he is a fifth-year senior.
Raleigh Word of God point guard John Wall, the top unsigned high school basketball player in the country, did more than score 32 points and block a potential tying shot in the closing seconds of a 72-70 overtime win over Wilson Greenfield on Wednesday night.
Wall also had 4 assists, 5 rebounds, and 8 blocks. He blocked a shot with less than two seconds left in overtime to preserve the win.
Greenfield's Brian Richardson finished with 24 points, including six three-pointers. Richardson, a junior, holds some ACC basketball offers.
For the game story go to: http://www.newsobserver.com/821/story/1402919.html
Wall and Plumlee join the nation's elite in the all-star game at Madison Square Garden.
Raleigh’s John Wall, rated by some talent scouts as the best high school basketball player in the country, has emerged as the latest example of how badly the NBA had mismanaged its draft rules.
The star guard on Word of God High’s team, Wall obviously has little or no interest in playing college ball at all, whether he winds up playing for a season with Baylor, Duke, N.C. State or somewhere else entirely.
Wall simply wants to get paid for his skills, and there’s not a thing in the world wrong with that line of thinking. Odds are, Wall isn’t nearly as good as he sees himself, but so what if he isn’t?