Recent Posts
About ZagsBlog
Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Follow Zags on Twitter
Contact Zags
Connect with Zags:
Saturday / September 23.
  • Hurleys Finish 1-2 in Nation

    Share Zagsblog Share Zagsblog
    Hurley_courtesy_usa_todayBob Hurley still is the boss when it comes to his younger son, Dan.

    Bob’s St. Anthony team finished No. 1 in the final prepnation.com poll after going 32-0 and winning its 10th Tournament of Champions crown. Danny Hurley’s St. Benedict’s team finished at No. 2 after going 24-1.

    Lance Stephenson’s Brooklyn Lincoln team ended at No. 6 after winning the New York State Federation Tournament of Champions title.

    St. Anthony and St. Ben’s also finished 1-2 in the USA Today Super 25 rankings and the ESPN High Elite 25.

    So the obvious question is, What has to be done to get those two teams in the gym to face off for a one-game state and national championship?

    Can a newspaper or soft drink company put up enough money to make it happen?

    Bob Hurley’s answer sent the media contingent at the T of C finals into outbursts of laughter.

    “I think that Mrs. Hurley would have to be involved in this,” Hurley said, “and she has champagne tastes with a beer budget. I’m not sure if the (Star-)Ledger can make up that difference. The tension in the household, it’s going to have to be some reward for us to move on that.”

    Previous National Prep Poll champions with records and coaches:
    1988–Bronx, N.Y., Tolentine (30-1), John Sarandrea
    1989–Jersey City, N.J., St. Anthony (32-0), Bob Hurley
    1990–Chicago, King (32-0), Landon Cox
    1991–Philadelphia, Simon Gratz (27-1), Bill Ellerbee
    1992–Baltimore, Dunbar (29-0), Pete Pompey
    1993–Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (30-0), Steve Smith
    1994–Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (30-1), Steve Smith
    1995–New Orleans, St. Augustine (37-1), Bernard Griffith
    1996–Jersey City, N.J., St. Anthony (31-0), Bob Hurley
    1997–Peoria, Ill., Manual (31-1), Wayne McClain
    1998–Frederick, Md., St. John’s at Prospect Hall (25-0), Stu Vetter
    1999–Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (31-0), Steve Smith
    2000–Compton, Calif., Dominguez (35-2), Russell Otis
    2001–Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (32-1), Steve Smith
    2002–Dallas, Lincoln (40-0), Leonard Bishop
    2003–Akron, Ohio, St. Vincent-St. Mary (25-1), Dru Joyce II
    2004–Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (38-0), Steve Smith
    2005–Niagara Falls, N.Y. (28-1), Dan Bazzani
    2006–Indianapolis, Lawrence North (29-0), Jack Keefer
    2007–Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (40-1), Steve Smith
    2008–Jersey, City, N.J., St. Anthony (32-0), Bob Hurley.

    Facebook Comments
    Written by

    [email protected]

    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.