Monday, September 24, 2012

Maryland Standout Coming to Greensboro

According to Edgar Walker of is reporting that 2013 G/F Tevon Saddler (6'-4" Baltimore, MD/St. Frances Academy) has became the fourth player this fall to commit to play for UNCG. Saddler picked the Spartans over St Joseph's, Delaware, Miami (FL), Southern Mississippi, Towson, and South Florida.

- Here is the recruiting and commitment story on and the Baltimore Sun.

- Tevon is a 2 star rated player by ESPN Recruiting. He is ranked as the #8 player in the state of Maryland.

- Rivals lists Saddler as a 3 star recruit.

- Scouthoops also lists Saddler as a 3 star prospect.

- Recruiting analyst  Reggie Rankin named Tevon the breakout star of last fall's "Under Armour Grind Session" in Chicago. Rankin had this analysis ..
Saddler is an athletic wing who has good length and competes on both ends of the floor. He excels on the break and from the wing off the bounce, where he can get to the rim and finish above it with a clear path. He is a slasher who will give a lazy defender nightmares. Saddler can rebound and initiate the break and is a very good and willing passer, but he must work to extend his range and make his jumper a consistent weapon to take his game to the next level. He plays with great urgency and is a capable multiple-position defender as well.
- Here is an article from the Baltimore Sun from last fall that gives the reader a glimp into Saddler's recruitment as a junior in high school.

Videos ...

I-95 Challenge


Welcome to the Spartans, Tevon !!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Spartans Get Another NC Player

According to recruiting analyst Evan Daniels (and multiple other outlets now) 2013 PG Diante Baldwin (6'-0" High Point NC/High Point Christian Academy) has became the third in-state player to agree to play for UNCG next season. Baldwin picked UNCG over App State, Winthrop, UNC-Asheville and Wofford.

- Baldwin is a two star rated by player ESPN Recruiting and is ranked as the #24 player in the state.

- Basketball Elite listed Baldwin as the #6 PG in the state of NC. The website also posted this about Diante after a local summer tournament ...

Quick/strong guard who can get to the rim and finish with a variety of moves. Highlight reel maker with the ball on a string- quick crossover dribble move. Athletic. Good body control in the air.
- The recruiting blog Phenom Hoop Report posted several evaluations of Baldwin this past fall.

Baldwin has “sneaky” athleticism and has exceptional ball handling and passing skills. He sees the floor really well. Baldwin does have good strength and athleticism and even had a few nice dunks in transition. Overall, Baldwin is a very active PG that has good fundamentals and basketball IQ.
- Baldwin participated in Dave Telep's Carolina Challenge.

-Now a couple of videos.

- Also, here is a link to another video from this summer's Peach Jam.

Welcome to the Spartans, Diante !!!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Talented Wing Chooses UNCG

According to ESPN recruiting analyst Dave Telep, 2013 SF Tyrone Outlaw (6'-5" Roxboro, NC/Person County HS) has committed to play next season at UNCG. Outlaw picked the Spartans over UNCW, Mississippi, Furman and Lehigh. He was also receiving attention from Virginia Tech and Murray State.

- has Outlaw listed as a 3 star recruit.

- ESPN Recruiting has him listed as the #14 player in the state of NC.

- Basketball Elite ranks him as the #1 small forward in the state. They also call Tyrone ...

... of the most dynamic forwards in the class of 2013
- Outlaw participated in the prestigious Pangos All-American Camp in California this summer. He was also a participant at Dave Telep's Carolina Challange (alongwith fellow UNCG commit Clay Byrd).

- When referring to his performance at the Carolina Challange, one recruiting blog had this to say ...

Loved the way this kid played the game. He owns a strong 6’6” frame and competes on every possession. His strong takes to the basket stuck out to everyone in attendance and really describe his game. He didn’t back down to anyone and showed a lot of confidence out there. He also showed an ability to knock down the open outside jumper. Outlaw would be a solid get for any school simply due to his motor and strength.
Now for the long list of highlight videos.

From the Southern Jamfest.

More highlights.

From the Carolina Challange

Dunk Highlights

A few from the Wolfpacker ...

From everything I've read and seen anywhere, this is a very big deal for UNCG. With the style of play that the Spartans will play in the coming seasons under Coach Miller, having a dominant and athletic wing is absolutely needed. I can'twait to see this guy in a UNCG uniform.

Welcome to the Spartans, Tyrone !!!