Sunday, March 29, 2015

IVAN RAAB News...The C.I.F. State Championship Final...Bishop O'Dowd 65 Mater Dei 64 FOT...CALIFORNIA CIF State Champs Division 1 goes to Class 2015 Top 5 IVAN RAAB and O'DOWD as its two schools vying for his services CAL and ARIZONA!..."SCHOLASTIC DAYZ" talking McDonald's All-American IVAN RAAB of the DRAGONS the baddest Schoolboy Hooper in CALI for 2015! @YoungIvee

Yes the best of Cali in Class of 2K15 Ivan Raab a consensus Top 10 in the Class of 2015 takes his Oakland, California Bishop O'Down Dragons Team to a 65-54 win over the Mater Dei of Santa Ana, California to win the CIF Division 1 State Championship.

Raab (Pictured right #23) considered by many as the best "Big" in the Class of 2K15 not named Ben Simmons had 19 points and seventeen boards including the game-winning free throw. He also has declared as early as this past week his final list of schools has come down to the home state California Golden Bears and the Arizona Wildcats.

The kicker is Raab's AAU Organization the Oakland Soldiers has sent it's last two stars Aaron Gordon  (San Jose, CA Arch Bishop Mitty) and Stanley Johnson (Santa Ana, CA Mater Dei) both to Sean Miller and the Arizona Wildcats.  Raab will have a tough decision to make as Cal Berkeley's Campus is just a stones throw from Bishop O'Dowd HS where Raab stars at.

Through my sources the #2 Prospect in the Class of 2K15 Jaylen Brown of Marietta, GA just recently visited Cal for two days stirring the pot of a Raab and Brown 1-2 Punch for Counzo Martin and the Bears in the 20115-1 season.

Stay tuned as Raab still has unfinished business with the McDonald's All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic...the Bluedude will be checking in at the McDonald's All-American Classic at the Madhouse on Wednesday April Fool's Day 2K15.

Note: Michael Cage Jr. plays for Mater Dei and is s Junior as he is the son former SDSU Aztec and NBA standout Michael Cage Sr...  

 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

KNICKS 80 BULLS 111 F..."SEE RED" needs the KNICKS on the Schedule 8 more times as THREEEEEEEEEEEkola MIROTIC strikes again!..."WEST SIDE Story Report" BULLS win on Homecoming Night beating that Lil' DEBBIE Snack Cake from GOTHAM City called KNICKS Tape! #NYKvsCHI #KNCISKnation #BULLSnation #WestSideStoryReport

Bulls move to 45-29 as they get six players in double figures as they hammer the Knicks on Bulls "Homecoming Night" 2K15 by the score of 111-80. It was Bulls #1 1 Donut-Runner Nikola Mirotic dba Threeeeeeeeeeeekola leading the "West Side Story Report" with 24 points and six boards in just under 26 minutes of action.

The Bulls led 54-34 at the break and cruised in from there as Pau Pau Pau added 19 points and a dozen boards with the "See Red Butler" Jimmy chipping in with 18. Knicks get 14 points from 2006 #1 overall pick Andres Bargnani of the Toronto Raptors. I know what your thinking and yes he is right behind "Free Darko" Milicic of the Pistons who went in front of one Carmelo Anthony to the Detroit Pistons in 2004.

Bulls now at 45-29 is just two games back of the Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA Central. The Knicks heading for Construction and the "Big Jah" Lottery as this might remind Knicks Nation of that 1985 NBA Draft when they needed help and took Hoya Paranoia's Patrick Ewing #1...stay tuned!

#3 NOTRE DAME 66 #1 KENTUCKY 68 F...The #BBN escapes the IRISH dba Team BREY in the nick of time!..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2k15 as Big BLUE Nation had the Seat Belt Lights on for the entire 40 minutes! #NDvsUK #FightingIrish #WeRUK #MidwestRegionElite8

If you would have told me Irish "Big" Zach Auguste would go for 20 points and nine boards on 10 of 13 from the field I would have told you the Irish stayed close. Add in Steve Vasturia's 16 points and Jerian Grant's 15 points and six helpers I would have said the Irish took them to the Buzzer didn't they?

As Grant's last second money ball went over the rim in regulation the Kentucky Wildcats seemingly out at 37-1 finds a way to win beating Notre Dame 68-66. It was Freshman Karl Anthony-Towns on the block and in and around the painted-area that wore the Irish out with a game-high 25 points . Towns also had five boards and four assists and two steals as that #1 pick for the 2015 NBA Draft might be "Big Jah" Jahlil Okafor of Duke but he has some serious company in Towns and Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky.

Notre Dame played a near perfect game as they assisted 16 times on 26 made baskets. That tells me their offense was super-efficient and they had an "All Hands on Deck" Approach. The Harrison Twins money ball and two free throws at the end were huge as they have been clutch since arriving to Lexington.

Auguste was dominant as well as the Wisconsin Badgers will take a page out of the Irish Playbook and try to give UK some of those same looks on offense. Problem is the Irish plays four guards and two of them are in wing forward bodies.

UK advances and will get the Badgers again this time not in Big D but in Indy...  

#2 ARIZONA 78 #1 WISCONSIN 85 F...Staples Center 2nd Half Forecast "CLOUDY with a Chance of MONEY Balls from the BADGERS"..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2K15 "FRANK the TANK" + #BADGERS & DEKKER = We run the WEST Region! #ARIvsWIS #BadgerHoops #ZonaBasketball

The Wisconsin Badgers had to be worried about "Pace" as the Arizona Wildcats took control late in the first half and went to the locker room with a 33-30 lead. That Chalk Talk for the Badgers plus a Staples Center Forecast that blew in right before the 2nd half tip of "Cloudy with a chance of Money Balls from the Badgers" took center stage and down goes Bear Down!

It was the "Frank the Tank" Kaminsky Show along with Sam Dekker the Sheboygan, Wisconsin G.O.A.T. that derailed any hopes of the Arizona Wildcats advancing to the Final 4 in Indy. Dekker's 27 points (5-6 3pt FG) was on the heels of two huge NBA-esque Triples and one had a Chef Curry lean and Swag to it steeping right back Badgers lead man Bo Ryan. Wisconsin shot 10-12 from the Arc in the 2nd half and 12 -18 on the night.

Arizona hung tough as Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Brandon Ashley both drop 17 points with T.J. McConnell adding 14 points and five helpers. The Badgers just controlled that all important "Pace" in the 2nd half as Kaminsky dropped a game-high 29 points (18 pts in 1st half). Arizona "Big" Kaleb Tarczewski played well but he was going up against arguably the best all-around center in College basketball in Kaminsky.

Both teams shot 30 plus free throws and the game was called even on both ends. The Badgers spoil the party for Arizona again and did it on the Left Coast again. If Kentucky wins it will be Wisconsin and UK in the National Semis with Logo Green Room Talent running a mock!  

Congrats Badger Land U.S.A....

Big 10 making moves in 2014-15 and take that Big 10 Haters including the Bluedude...Lol!
        

#3 NOTRE DAME vs #1 KENTUCKY in MIDWEST Region Final w/PLAYBOOK..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2K15 with the Fighting IRISH going against all odds as they get the #BBN #WeRUK the 37-0 KENTUCKY WILDCATS! #NDvsUK #FightingIRISH #UKWildcats #MidwestRegionElite8

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish gets the best of the best in the 2014-15 season in the Kentucky Wildcats. Can they upset the 37-0 'Cats well that's why they play the game?

#3 #FightingIRISH 
NOTRE DAME (32-5)

vs

#1 #BBN 
KENTUCKY (37-0)

Saturday March 28, 2015 @ the "Q" in C-Town 
Tip-Off at  8:49 pm ET

Projected Starters

#GoldenDomeHoops

PG D-Jack
SG "Bloodline" General Grant
WF S. Vasturia
WF Basbeall Man McConnaughton
C "Big Man"Auguste

#WeRUK

PG Harrison Twin Andrew
SG Harrison Twin Aaron
SF "Circle City" Lyles
C Big K.A.T.
C Cauley-Stein of Olathe, KS

Delicious Match Ups...N.D. Starting 5 vs UK 10 Deep

PLAYBOOK

Irish PG Demetrius Jackson will be under duress can he handle that for 40 minutes?

UK has the edge almost everywhere but at the guard play...'Cats must contain both Grant and Jackson...

How will the Irish stop the Kentucky Bigs x 5 don't tell me Auguste can do it all by his lonesome that is some Hog Wash!

UK "Pace" speed up the game and stay in "Attack Mode" to tire out the Irish and get to that thin Irish bench...

Vasturia and Connaughton don't need to play the game of their life or get an "Outta Body Experience" but they need to play darn close to that for N.D. to have a shot...


Harrison Twins 1st and Ulis/Booker 2nd...Irish how do you counter that as I have seen no one counter it yet as we have three games left?

Offensive Rebounding as Irish needs all five bodies on the defensive glass at all times...

Brey vs Calipari

Irish limit "Splash Plays" from UK as Transition "D" is imperative as all five bodies need to be ball level as the Orange gets over the mid-line...

Kentucky run shooters of Notre Dame off the Arc trading 2's for 3's...

Notre Dame if they keep it close lookout...say 5 points at the five minute mark 2nd half if they can pull that off...



 

#2 ARIZONA vs #1 WISCONSIN in WEST Region Final w/PLAYBOOK..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2K15 as we go BEAR Down and "A Whole BUNCH of BADGERS" 2.0 featuring the STAN-imal and BADGERS & DEKKER! #ARIvsWIS #UofACats #UDubMadisonHoops #WestRegionElite8

Let's get right to as Bear Down Hoops dba Arizona Wildcats wanted its rematch and they get it at the Figueroa Street Gymnasium in Downtown L.A. as the winner heads to Indy for the 2K15 Final Four.

#2 #BearDown 
ARIZONA (34-3)

vs

#1 #AWholeBunchOfBadgers 
WISCONSIN (34-3)

Saturday Match 28, 2015 @ Staples Center L.A.
Tip-Off at 6:09pm ET

Projected Starters

#ZONA

PG Commander McConnell
SG "STANimal"
SF R.H.J.
PF B-Ash
C "Tarzan"  

#BADGERnation

PG B.K.
SG Gas-Man
SF Badgers & Dekker
PF N. Hayes
C "Frank the Tank"

Delicious Match Ups (2)

Badgers & Dekker vs Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

"Frank the Tank" Kaminsky vs "Tarzan" Tarczewski

PLAYBOOK

Will the Wildcats double Kaminsky in the post...can't leave the shooters!

Can the Badgers contain Stanley "STANimal" Johnson?

Miller vs Ryan

the Money Ball who shoots it better

Nigel Hayes vs Brandon Ashley is a better match up than you think...

Sam Dekker vs Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has NBA Scouts drooling as Dekker tore up J.P. Tokoto and R.H.J. impacts games like Duke's Justice Winslow as its not always on the stat sheet...

"Pace" Badgers must corral 'Cats Commander McConnell and if he controls the "Pace" for more than 30 minutes...advantage 'Cats

Turnovers vs "Live" Turnovers for TD's...

Transition "D" vs Transition "O"...Badgers need to pick their spots but getting in an up and down or shirts and skins asphalt like atmosphere is a no no for Wisconsin...limit Arizona's "Splash Plays"

Shooters...Defense be aware of Shooters and where they are at all times and close out on making them make a play or shoot of the bounce i.e. "Make that Shooter uncomfortable"

Glass Work on the Offensive Glass as Wisconsin needs to keep the 'Cats namely Ashley, R.H.J. and the "STANimal" off the offensive boards...

Free Throw Line who gets their and often also has an edge getting to the winner's circle...

Both teams must treat each possession like their last as it's Do or Die in the Elite 8...#Urgency


EAST Region Sweet 16 the "AFTERMATH" in "CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2K15...Who would have though the EAST would be SPARTY and the 'VILLE as it's "IZZONE" vs PITINO! #Elite8EastRegion

The Louisville Cardinals have been playing their best basketball of the season and the N.C. State Wolfpack also playing some of their best ball of the season was on the other end the bad end of this one.  

Behind 'Ville All-American PF Montrezl Harrell's 24 points and seven boards the 'Cards advance to the East Region Elite 8 to take on the Spartans of Michigan State. A 75-765 'Ville "W" was highlighted by unsung hero and Bloodline Anton Gill's (Son of former Flyin' Illini and NBA Star Kendall Gill) 7 points in eleven minutes. His money ball with the score 59-57 Louisville was the back breaker for the Wolfpack.

'Cards PG Terry Rozier added 17 points and a whopping fourteen boards as Freshman Quentin Snider chipped in with 14 points. Louisville dodges that Trio of 'Pack Guards as Trevor Lacey led with 18 points.

Tom Izzo is no stranger to getting deep into Match Madness as they sneak by a game Oklahoma Sooners Team 62-58. "Izzone" struggled at the top end of the 1st half down by as many as ten points. They left the half down 31-27 and that was a huge Uncle Mo Builder for the Spartans leading into the 2nd half.

Spartans PG Travis Trice led with a game-high 24 points as his partner in crime Denzel Valentine added 18 points and seven boards as they hit six free throws in a row closing out with a 62-58 win.  "Boomer Sooner" fabulous Guard Buddy Hield was dynamite with 21 points with TaShawn Thomas adding 16 points and seven boards.

No we get at 2:20pm ET the 'Cards vs "Izzone" and the winner heads to Indy and for the 'Cards that would be a home game...

Friday, March 27, 2015

BLUE JACKETS 5 BLACKHAWKS 2 F...The HAWKS leave the "D" not n PHILLY but in RALEIGH as they suffer their 2nd "L" in a row!..."FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison as CRAWFORD stops just 9 of 13 SOG in 1st Frame! #CBJvsCHI #BlueJackets #FearTheIndianHead #FrozenTalkHawks

A wild first period broke out at the Madhouse as the Indian Head was on the wrong end of this what looked to be a scrimmage. The Columbus Blue Jackets shoot 13 at Hawks net minder Corey Crawford in net as 4 gets by him for a 4-2 Blue Jackets lead after one.

Brandon Saad (22) made it 1-0 Hawks as he "Lit the Lamp" just three minutes in some change in. The Blue Jackets answered Saad scoring the next two goals going up 2-1. Captain Serious scored his 24th of the season tying the game up at 2-2. That would be the last time the Hawks were tied or led as the Jackets score twice more before the first twenty minutes were up taking a 4-2 lead into the 1st intermission.

Crawford was pulled in favor of Scott Darling who who stopped all 13 SOG he faced but Jackets net minder Sergei Brobovsky stopped 31 of 33 SOG as the Hawks fail to make any ground on the Central leading Nashville Predators.

The Indian Head was out shot 33-27 and was 0-5 on the power play...  

Chicago with 94 points trails the "Preds" by six and the Blue Notes five. The Indian Head is at Winnipeg on Sunday March 29th...

#11 UCLA 62 #2 GONZAGA 74 F...The ZAGS zig zag their way through the BRUINS somewhat young core to get into the Elite 8!..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2K15 from NRG Stadium as ZAGS Nation tear it up your in the Elite 8! #ZagsGoElite8

The Gonzaga Bulldogs consistent play gets them to the Elite 8 as they beat UCLA with both stone cold from the arc. The Bulldogs relied on glass work (rebounds) and shooting at a 75% plus clip from the stripe. The Bruins lived and dies by the "J" as they also get outworked on the glass.

It was the Zags front court not Kyle Wiltjer (4-12 FG 8 pts 10 rebs) but Przemek Karnowski 18 points and eight boards with super-sun Domantas Sabonis adding a dozen points and eight boards. Kevin Pangos controlled the "Pace" as the Zags star guard had 10 points. Byron Wesley's 14 points were huge as he kept the UCLA trio of guards at bay.

UCLA's Bryce Alford (8 pts 3-11 FG)  was stone-cold as was Kevon Looney (9 pts 8 rebs). The Bruins experience along with not being able to match up across the board with the Zags spelled gloom and doom. Tony Parker added 16 points and ten boards as his game took a 360 degree turn in 2015 as he should be pre All Pac 12 in the 2015-16 season.  

Zags now await the winner of Duke/Utah to be played on Sunday... 

Top 5 Left Fielders in the SHOW 2K15..."WORD around the WARNING Track" is it BRANTLEY of the Tribe or GORDON Royals...who? #Top5LF

This is the only position in the outfield for 2015 that is up for grabs. There is a few big name players moving into left or moving into left for different teams. Hanley Ramirez moving from shortstop and Justin Upton moving from HOTlanta to Diego to suit for the Friars. Who is the #1 LF in the game as we are close to Opening Day 2K15?

Top 5 Left Fielders in the Show for 2015 (in order):

1. Michael Brantley #Tribe

2. Justin Upton #Friars

3. Alex Gordon #BeRoyalKC

4. Hanley Ramirez #Carmines

5. Corey Dickerson #RoxNation

Others worth noting...

J.D. Martinez #MotorCityKitties
Matt Holliday #STLCards
Bam 34 #NATitude
Starling Marte #Buccos

360 Degrees...

Brantley is butta in LF as he went to his 1st Mid Summers Classic in 2014. He also racked up a gaudy .327 average with 20 bombs and 97 ducks knocked in. Expect the same this year especially with a healthy Jason Kipnis hitting ahead of him or behind him.  

Upton was one of the bright spots for Atlanta in 2014 and he is capable of putting up MVP Numbers. Now he is in a crowded OF with Wil Myers and one Matt Kemp and nothing like friendly competition bring the bet out of a ball player. Expect Upton to go O-Zone layer with his 2015 digits at the dish.

Gordon has been a fixture on the Awards scene for awhile. Two-Time All-Star and four Golden Gloves in LF and he hits. Kansas City will be a force and expect Gordon again to be in the middle of it.  

Hanley in LF for the first time..calm down. Ramirez can hit with the bets of them and he will have to adjust to the Junior Circuit and then Green Monster but he should be fine with his superior Hardball Skills and athleticism. With Panda Smash Sandoval at the hot corner and Xander Boegarts at SS...where else were you going to put Hanley?

Corey Dickerson who?..Write that name down with Michael Cuddyer long gone "Tulo" Troy Tulowitzki and "Car-Go" Carlos Gonzalez gets a young stud in Dickerson. He can hit and field hence his 24 HR 76 RBI at .312 in just over 400 plus A.B.'s...shut up talking to the Bluedude!

Hardball 2K15 is almost here and checkout "A Cup of Joe in the Show Report" as well as the "Monster Series" like "Monsters at the Dish" and "Monsters on the Bump" and "Weekend Benders"  and more only at Bluedude Sportstalk.

Bluedude Sportstalk SPORTS SHORTS Take 204...@kdTREY5 goes "Under the KNIFE" x 2 out 4-6 months!...NORTH SIDERS vs BRYANT starring in "It's about the $$$$$"! @kdtrey5 Biz @KrisBryant_23

This is bad news for the Regulators report O.K.C. Star @kdTREY5 dba Kevin Durant, Nike Basketball, and the Logo. One of it's brightest stars and reigning "Fight for Mo" Recipient (NBA M.V.P. Trophy) Kevin Durant through reports will be out 4-6 months due to surgery #2.

Feet Ailments might be worse or just as bad as Knees and Back Issues and Durant needed the time off last summer but he doesn't need this type of timeout. OKC and GM Sam Presti have to be on pens and needles seeing the Franchise go down with his 2nd injury.

Now the Logo has two the last three NBA M.V.P.'s out with career-threatening injuries and that for the NBA is bad news 360 degrees. As for O.K.C. moving forward it's on Russell Westbrook, " Glad he's on our side"!

Turning to the Show and Cubbies and Theo Epstein Business as they star in , "Opening Day is not for Rookies with no Show Experience"! Yes the talented Hot Corner Bryant must know of all the stipulations of him not making the Opening Day Roster has to do with cash than anything else. Epstein has even eluded to the fact that he has never put a rookie with no MLB Experience in the fire opening day...it's the Cubbies Theo c'mon.

Stay Tuned Cubs Nation but go get that #23 Cubs Replica Jersey not an authentic as you never know...

Note: Bryant has some really good numbers at the Dish in Spring Training 2015...I know what your thinking Cubs Nation in Theo you waver with some doubts!  

EAST Region Slate in "CAMPUS HARDWOOD" March Madness 2K15 w/PLAYBOOK...the WOLFPACK of Carolina Red entertains the CARDS of the 'VILLE in Game 1...and the Nightcap features SPARTY dba "IZZONE" doing battle with BOOMER SOONER of the Hardwood and Team KRUGER! #NCSUvsLOU #MSUvsOKLA #EastRegion4

The North Carolina State Wolfpack is on a ride and that ride might continue as they have a slight edge over the sometimes offensively-challenged Louisville Cardinals. The 'Pack is riding both Anthony Barber and Trevor Lacey as they have lit a spark under Carolina Red. The 'Cards are following Terry Rozier as the lead guard and Montrezl Harrell in the painted-area.

In the nightcap the Michigan State Spartans doing their customary March runs are locked in and a dangerous team and a real threat to get to Indy. The Oklahoma Sooners are doing it behind the Rebuild-A-Program Master in the well-traveled Lon Kruger. This should be a battle all 94 feet of hardwood.

PLAYBOOK

From the Carrier Dome in Syracuse N.Y.

Game 1 at 7:47pm ET

#8 #Wolfpack N.C. STATE (22-13) 
vs #4 #Cards LOUISVILLE (26-8)

Both teams ant to get out and run but the Wolfpack's two might be better than the Cardinals one unless Louisville Senior Wayne Blackshear shows up. Lacey and Barber are going to come at Rozier as he needs someone riding shotgun. Then in the inside Harrell from Louisville can be a force and they must keep him away from "Splash Plays" and the no lay-up rule has to be in full effect. Gottfried vs Pitino as we have Three Stripes vs Three Stripes talking Adidas Basketball in this one.

Game 2 at 9:45pm ET

#7 #Sparty MICHIGAN State (25-11) 
vs #3 #BoomerSooner OKLAHOMA (24-10)    

Look it's as simple as Apple Pie as the Spartans run out two seniors in Branden Dawson and Travis Trice and underclassmen Denzel Valentine a nice inside/outside match. The Sooners roll with Big 12 leading scorer Buddy Hield and Ryan Springler in and around the paint. Both team are coached extremely well and the defense end is where they lay the groundwork for every outing. It will come down to half court execution and the transition game as well as what Izzo calls Turnovers vs "Live Turnovers" for TD's. The ladder is the killer and will put you in the red on most nights.