1. Paladins looking strong.
Before the season kicked off, Paramus Catholic (Paramus, N.J.) cornerback Jabrill Peppers told USA Today HSS that the Paladins had what it takes to take the top spot in the Super 25.
So far so good.
Will they keep the momentum going Saturday against St. Mark’s (Wilmington, Del.)?
2. High school hoops is knocking.
A handful of elite high school basketball teams have rolled out the balls to kickoff the season.
The road to No. 1 in the final USA Today HSS Super 25 begins now.
3. Can anyone knockoff the Tornadoes?
Booker T. Washington (Miami) has seemingly gotten better week-to-week, which doesn’t bode well for Northwestern (Miami) on Saturday.
Can the Bulls pull off the unthinkable?
4. Don’t count out Giles.
On June 12, Wesleyan Christian (High Point, N.C.) forward Harry Giles III tore the ACL, MCL and meniscus in his left knee; injuries he sustained during a 96-72 win over Argentina in the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Maldonado, Uruguay.
Word is, Giles, the consensus top player in the 2016 class, is making great strides in his rehab.
Could he actually play this high school season? Checkout our feature on Thursday.
5. Campus visits picking up.
Now that the college basketball season has officially kicked off, with team’s hitting the hardwood for practice Sept. 28; expect to see more and more recruits make both official and unofficial trips to campuses.
Nothing beats getting a true feel for how teams operate in season.
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