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2013 AAU National Champions


In 2013 AAU National Championship game Howard Pulley defeated E1T1 79-72 at Disney World behind Reid Travis 25pts/10reb, Tyus Jones 20pts/3reb/8ast, Jake Wright 15pts, Sacar Anim 8pts/2reb, James Lawson 5pts/3reb and Sam Neumann 2pts/6reb. Congratulations players, coaches, Rene, staff and parents.

The EYBL Squad defeated the All Iowa Attack to win the 14th Annual 17U Howard Pulley Invitational. Congratulations Players, Coaches, Rene, Staff and Parents.

Congratulations Rene Pulley, Antwan Harris, Dedrick Jenkins, staff and players: Sacar Anim, Brock Bertram, Bjorn Broman, Amir Coffey, Josh Collins, Alex Illikainen, Jarvis Johnson, Sam Neumann, Brady Reinke, Joe Rosga, Daniel Tillo on qualifying for Nike EYBL Peach Jam for a record 17th consecutive year.  

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2014 Rosters:

EYBL Team – Sacar Anim - DeLaSalle, Brock Bertram - Apple Valley, Bjorn Broman - Lakeview Christian, Amir Coffey - Hopkins, Josh Collins - DeLaSalle, Alex Illikainen - Grand Rapids, Jarvis Johnson - DeLaSalle, Sam Neumann - Cretin-DH, Brady Reinke - Prairie Seed Academy, Joe Rosga - CDH.

16U:  Jordan Ammons - CDH, Allan Anderson - Osseo, Sam Baker - BSM, Jared Baptiste - Columbia Heights, Jordan Bolton - Apple Valley, Jalan Brown - CDH, Erik Davis - Hopkins, Brad Davison - Maple Grove, Seth Green - East Ridge, Jason Gumm - Burnsville, Elijah Hannah - Roosevelt, Amani Hooker - Park Center, Jordan Horn - Tartan, Jamil Jackson - Mpls North, Theo John - Champlin Park, Nik Keller - Blaine, Landon Kirkwood - Prairie Seed Academy, Trenton Krueger - St Croix Lutheran, Ade Lamu - St. Croix Lutheran, Walt McGrory - Edina, Amar Miller - Minnetonka, Tyler Peterson - Centennial, Gary Trent Jr. - Apple Valley

15U:  James Baker - DeLaSalle, Xavier Bonner - Park Center, Levi Brown - Roseville, Joshua Bryant - Kennedy, Jimmy Connell - Edina, Trevor Cook - Washburn, WI, Anthony Eagle - Cooper, Ishmael El-Amin - Hopkins, Denzel Fondungallagh - CDH, Brennan Hawkins - Mpls Southwest, Burt Hedstrom - Minnetonka, D. J. Hunter - Mpls North, Isaac Johnson - Mpls North, Tre Jones - Apple Valley, Jackson Martens - Burnsville, Savion Scott - Mpls Henry, Jaquan Sanders-Smith - Mpls North, Isaiah Simon - Park Center, Devantaye Sparks - Mpls Roosevelt, Adam Trapp - Esko, Simon Wright - Hopkins

14U:  Chris Coffey - Hopkins MS, Chris Kelly - Sojourner Truth Academy, Ryan Larson - Braham, Ian Lim - Maple Grove MS, Daniel Oturu - Stillwater Area, Deland Phillips - Murray Jr. High, Jacob Prince - CDH, Krystian Toliver - Sojourner Truth Academy, Calvin Wishart - Buffalo, Julian Wright - Central MS  


Congratulations to @Tyusjones06 on winning the McDonalds All-American Skills Challenge.

Freshman Walt McGrory named to the All-Lake Conference team.

Elk Mound senior point guard Zac Doll topped a talented list of area athletes recently when he was named the Dunn-St. Croix Conference boys basketball Player of the Year. 

Congratulations to Tyus Jones on being named Minnesota Gatorade Player of the year. 

Jamar Diggs was noted by the Cypriot League for his excellent organizational abilities. He was the player who was responsible for carrying the ball, setting the offense, running drills, scoring and at the same time playing solid defense. This is why he is awarded with the Cypriot Player of the Year Award. Jamar was also named Guard of the Year, First Team All League and All-Imports Team. 

AP Minnesota CO-PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tyus Jones.  FIRST TEAM ALL STATE: Tyus Jones - Apple Valley, Reid Travis - DeLaSalle, Alex Illikainen - Grand Rapids.  SECOND TEAM ALL STATE: Sam Neumann - Cretin-Derham Hall Amir Coffey - Hopkins  

CONGRATULATIONS to Tyus jones from his Howard Pulley family on being named the 40th MN Mr. Basketball. 

Zac Doll has been selected to play in Wisconsin All-Star Basketball Tournament to be held in Wisconsin Dells in June. 

Congratulations to Joe Rosga, Jake Wright, Reid Travis, Sacar Anim and Jarvis Johnson on being named to the Minnesota Stare Basketball Tournament All-Tournament teams.  And congratulations to Zac Doll on being named First Team All State Wisconsin Division-3

Congratulations to Reid Travis and Tyus Jones on being named to Jordan Brand Classic all-star game on April 18:

Congratulations to Tyus Jones and Reid Travis on being named to the 5 Finalist for MN Mr. Basketball.  

Congratulations to the Pioneer Press and Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year Tyus Jones

Congratulations to Tyus Jones on being named All-Metro First Team.

Congratulations to Reid Travis on being named All-Metro First Team.

Congratulations to Sam Neumann on being named All-Metro Second Team.

Congratulations to Jarvis Johnson on being named All-Metro Third Team.

Midwest Basketball Review - All Minnesota Team:  Sacar Anim - DeLaSalle, Wheeler Baker – Osseo, Bjorn Broman - Lakeview Christian, Kamali Chambers - Hopkins, Jarvis Johnson, DeLaSalle, Tyus Jones - Apple Valley, J. P. Macura - Lakeville North, Sam Neumann – Cretin-Derham Hall, Joe Rosga – Cretin-Derham Hall, Reid Travis – DeLaSalle, Andre Wallace - Eden Prairie, Brennan Witt - Champlin Park, Jake Wright - Hopkins

Apr 10 - It's a girl, Sawyer Grace for Kim & Tony Yazbeck, born at 7:15pm on April 10, 2014. 8lb 3oz. Mom and baby doing great.....Tony too.

Mar 7 - Congratulations to all of our Pulley family members who will be participating in the 2014 Minnesota State Boy's Basketball Tournament: Stevie Moman - CDH, Sam Neumann – CDH, Joe Rosga – CDH Jordan Horn – Tartan, Treyvon Edwards – Hopkins, Ishmael El Amin - Hopkins, Vincent Shahid - Hopkins, LaMichael Wade - Hopkins, John Warren - Hopkins, Jake Wright – Hopkins, Josh Collins – DeLaSalle, Jarvis Johnson – DeLaSalle, James Lawson – DeLaSalle, Reid Travis – DeLaSalle, Damario Armstrong - Maranatha.  *Zach Doll - Elk Mound, Wisconsin State Tournament.

Feb 25 - 30-year old Rick Rickert put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Wakayama and was named Asia Player of the Week for his double-double 26 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Chiba Jets.

Feb 25 - American Cory Johnson had an amazing evening in the last round of Swiss Basketball for EI Massagno that got him named Player of the Week award for round 21. The 25-year old forward had a double-double of 34 points and twelve rebounds, while his team beat Boncourt.

Feb 20 - Noah Dahlman had a great game in the last round for Balkan (Bulgaria) and received his 7th a Eurobasket Player of the Week award. Dahlman had a double-double of 23pts/13reb, while his team outclassed Kumanovo 96-69.

Feb 15 - This has not been a happy news for close friends of Rene Pulley and the Howard Pulley basketball family. Rene wants to give his heartfelt condolences to the Family, Relatives and Friends of two very close childhood friends of his who passed away this past week. Frank Davis and Sterling "Swifty" Nelson are real brothers who passed within 48 hours of each other and my sympathy goes out to all the Northsiders from back in the day who grew up with these fine men. Goodbye but never forgotten.

Feb 6 - 25-year old American point guard Jordan Taylor left Virtus Roma (SerieA). In 16 games he averaged 11.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.9apg (top 8) and 1.2spg this season. Taylor also played 8 games in Eurocup where he had 10.9ppg, 1.6rpg, 3.3apg and 1.5spg. He played there also last season. In 46 SerieA games he had 11.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.7apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to make it to the final. Taylor received NABC Division I All-District 7 1st Team award in 2012 at his college time. Taylor has played also professionally in Montenegro (Buducnost). He attended University of Wisconsin until 2012 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Feb 6 - Playing in Switzerland Cory Johnson landed on the Top Performer List after he posted 30pts/7reb/7ast in his last game for El Massagno.

Feb 5 - PJ Hill was named a Top Performer last week for his 18pts/3reb/5ast in Liepaja's (Latvia) victory. PJ joined his team in the last month and has been a top performer every game.

Feb 4 - American Noah Dahlman had an amazing evening in his last game for Balkan (Bulgaria) which led him to receive the Player of the Week award for the 6th time this season. The 24-year old forward had a double-double 16pts/20reb. Dahlman has become Balkan's top player in his first season with the team. Dahlman is league's best scorer averaging 19.3ppg and leads the league in rebounding with 12.4rpg. Dahlman also leads the league in field goal percentage at 73.4%.

Feb 4 - Top Serie A players (Italy) last week included American forward Trevor Mbakwe of Virtus RM. In his last game, Mbakwe scored 11 points and grabbed 19 rebounds. He is having a great season in Italy, where after 18 games, he is a league leader in rebounds with 10.2 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and is shooting 58.7% from the field.

Jan 29 - Congratulations to Tyus Jones and Reid Travis who were named to the East and West squads of the 2014 McDonalds All-American Team.

Jan 27 - NoahDahlman for the 5th time this season, named Bulgaria Player of the Week. He had 21pts/11reb in his teams latest win.

Jan 26 - After successful meniscus knee surgery, Jared Berggren has returned to his Belgium (Oostende) team. He is expected to resume play in approximately 2-weeks.

Jan 21 - William "Bill" Ross, a North HIgh Polar graduate who was a fixture of North Community sports and a close personal friend of Rene Pulley and a huge supporter of Howard Pulley Basketball has passed away. Bill was a community guy that everyone liked, respected and will surely be missed by one and all. He will be in our prayers and hearts forever.

Jan 17 - Cuongratulations to Pulley alum Marcus Williams (NDSU) who will play in Saturday's East-West Shrine Game in Jacksonville, FL.

Jan 7 - Congratulations to McDonalds All-American nominees Tyus Jones and Reid Travis.

Jan 6 - Jared Berggren who plays for Oostende in Belgium, is headed back to the US to undergo meniscus surgery on his right knee.

Jan 4 - Tyus Jones had an epic dunk today in Apple Valley's comeback win over Blue Mountain Northwest from Kansas. Here are some of the highlights: &

Dec 30 -  Noah Dahlman's double-double lands him Player of the Week award in Bulgaria for the 2nd time this season.

Dec 28 - With 20 points tonight Hopkin's Jake Wright went over the 1,000 point career mark. Congratulations Jake 

Dec 27 - Matt Janning is officially back with Montepaschi Siena in Italy where he played last year. Matt left Cibona in Croatia to sign with the club.

Dec 20 - Pulley alum & All-American Marcus Williams plays in the FargoDome for the last time tonight when NDSU faces New Hampshire in the semifinals of the D-1 FCS. Marcus and the Bison are going for a 3-peat as FCS National Champions.

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Former Howard Pulley PF Royce White was drafted 16th overall in 2012 by the Houston Rockets; Former Howard Pulley SG Brandon Rush was drafted 13th overall in 2008 by the Portland Trailblazers: Former Howard Pulley SF Harrison Barnes was drafted 7th overall in 2012 by the Golden State Warriors; and Former Howard Pulley PF Kris Humphries was drafted 14th overall in 2004 by the Utah Jazz. Organizational History:

Established in 1985, the Howard Pulley Basketball Program represents one of the premier basketball and academic programs in the country. This year represents the 28th consecutive year of providing opportunities for a diverse group of deserving youth. The vast majority of our young men have gone on to achieve personal success, either as a result of their academic achievement or professional aspirations.

The Howard Pulley Basketball Program is considered one of the top summer programs in the nation. It has a strong reputation for sending numerous kids to top Division 1, 2 & 3 colleges throughout the county on athletic scholarships. Some of the schools include Duke, North Carolina, Minnesota, Kansas, Wisconsin, Boston College, Oklahoma, Iowa State, Utah, UCONN, plus many others, large and small. Our alumni have also have been drafted by, played for, or are playing in the NBA for the LA Lakers, Utah Jazz, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves and the Memphis Grizzlies.

Program Highlights:

For the limited population size of the State of Minnesota and the Metro area of Minneapolis & St. Paul, the Pulley Program has developed an inordinate number of very high profile basketball players. When most people think about high school basketball hotbeds, they think of Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., New York City, Atlanta, Los Angeles, etc. Until recently, they have not included Minnesota in that illustrious group. That has all changed.

Since 1998, there have been 14 former Pulley Panthers that have been named freshman of the Year in their college's basketball conference, plus another 4 that made the all-freshman team. Many have had other honors bestowed upon them as well. The players and their honors are:

2012 - Royce White of Iowa State: In his Rookie season, posted one of the best seasons in Iowa State history, leading the team in scoring (13.4), rebounding (9.3), assists (5.0), steals (1.1) and blocks (0.9), the only player in the country to achieve the feat...earned Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America honors and Basketball Times' National Newcomer of the Year...was an unanimous All-Big 12 First-Team selection, USBWA/NABC All-District pick and Naismith Award Top-30 Watch list member...named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year...was the only player from a power-six conference to rank in the top-100 nationally in rebounding (34th- 9.3), field goal percentage (36th- 53.4) and assists (57th- 5.0). Royce was drafted by the Houston Rockets number 16 in the First Round.

2012 - Harrison Barnes of the University of North Carolina: Barnes was the ninth UNC Tar Heel to earn ACC Rookie of Year recognition, and the fourth to do so under Coach Roy Williams. During his freshman year at UNC, he became the 14th Tar Heel to earn Freshman All-American honors and also became the 11th freshman to earn first-team All-ACC Tournament honors. Barnes scored the most points, as a freshman, in the ACC tournament since Phil Ford scored 78 points in 1975. He then went on to the NCAA tournament where he scored 84 points, the most points of any UNC freshman in history. Harrison averaged 17.1 points per game as a sophomore and again was named All-American. Was drafted by the Golden State Warriors number 7 in the First Round.

2011 - Noah Dahlman of Wofford: Team captain for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 championship seasons and leading scorer on one of the all-time winning teams in Wofford men's basketball history. He led the Terriers as they won back-to-back Southern Conference Championships and made 2 trips to the NCAA tournament in 2010 and 2011. Dahlman was named Most Outstanding Player in the Southern Conference Tournament both in 2010 and 2011. As a senior, Dahlman led the Terriers with 20.1 points per game, ranking third in the Southern Conference in scoring and fifth in the nation in field goal percentage. In 2010 he was named Southern Conference Player of the Year and earned All-American Honorable Mention from The Associated Press. He earned All-Southern Conference first team honors from the media and coaches three times (2009, 2010 & 2011) and was named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll. Dahlman is Wofford College’s leading scorer in the NCAA Division I-era with 2,013 points and set a school record by scoring double figures in 81 straight games. He graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in History and completion of the Teacher's Education Program. Noah plays professionally in Europe.

2007 – Cameron Rundles of Montana/Wofford: Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year. Cameron led all conference freshman in scoring with an average of 8.2 points per game; assists 2.13 and three-point percentage of 48.1 percent. Rundles started 24 of Montana’s 32 games and he average 18.3 points per game over his final four games and is the first Grizzly to win the coveted freshman honor since 1989. Cameron transferred to Wofford College and helped the Terriers to back-to-back NCAA Tournament berths. He was named All-League and All-Tournament while playing in the Southern Conference. Cameron played professionally in Europe and is now a coach with the Wofford Terriers.

2007 – Romain Martin of Eastern Illinois: Ohio Valley Conference Co-Freshman of the Year. Romain who started 23-games, ranked seventh overall in conference scoring with a 14.8 average and was the number-one OVC free-throw shooter at 86.7%. Martin was one of just twenty-three freshman nationally to lead their teams in scoring and was named freshman of the week 5-times and was also named to the OVC All-Newcomer team. Romain now plays professionally.

2007 – Matt Janning of Northeastern: Colonial Athletic Association Freshman of the Year. Matt also was named to the All-Rookie team and made 29-starts for the Huskies. Janning scored in double figures in 13 of his final 15 games and ended the season with an 11.8 average which led all CAA freshmen. He was tenth in the conference with 54 three-pointers and dished out a team-high 89 assists and averaged 4.5 rebounds. In addition to his conference accolades, Matt was also named to the High-Major All-Freshman Team and Freshmen Mid-Major All-American.  Matt was the Huskies leading scorer during his junior & senior years and was named First Team All-Conference and All-American. Matt played for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA and now plays professionally in Europe.

2007 – Jamar Diggs of Wayne State/Wofford: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Co-Newcomer (freshman) of the Year. Jamar averaged 10.3 points; scored in double figures fifteen times, with a season high of 21 points and led the Wildcats in scoring three times during the season. Diggs finished eleventh in the conference in free-throw percentage with a 77% mark from the charity stripe. Jamar transfered to Division-1 Wofford College where he helped lead the Terriers to back-to-back NCAA tournament berths.  Jamar was named All-League and All-Tournament while playing in the Southern Conference.  He also plays professionally in Europe. 

2006 - Joe Krabbenhoft of Wisconsin: Joe Krabbenhoft is the second Wisconsin Badger to be named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team. He averaged 18.7 minutes and 5.1 rebounds in Big Ten games, second-best among league freshmen. He was also among the freshmen leaders in assists (third), free throws made (fourth) and scoring (eighth) during league play. Joe plays professionally in Europe.

2006 - Jadee Jones of Furman: Jadee Jones was named to the Southern Confernce's All-Freshman team where he ranked second in the SoCon among freshman in scoring during league games averaging 7.5 points per game. The 6-foot-2 guard, who averaged 6.9 points per game for the season, ranks fourth in the SoCon in three-point field goal percentage at 41.2% (42-102).

2006 - Brandon Rush of Kansas: Brandon Rush is the first freshman in Big-12 history to be named First Team All Conference and he was also named Freshman of the Year. Brandon was the top scoring freshman in the conference with 15.1 points per game, and also ranked seventh with 6.6 rebounds per game. He is the fourth Kansas player to surpass 400 points (408) in his freshman season. Brandon was a lottery pick of the Indiana Pacers and currently plays for the Golden State Warriors.

2005 - Dan Coleman of Minnesota: All Big-Ten Freshman Team. Dan was the only freshman starter for the Gopher's and was third on the team in scoring at 8.6 points per game and he averaged 3.8 rebounds and shot .432 from the field. Dan helped the Gopher's to a 20-win regular season and a trip to the NCAA tournament. Dan plays professionally in Europe.

2005 - Eric Coleman of Northern Iowa: Missouri Valley Freshman of the Year. Eric averaged 11 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest and was among the league leaders in field goal shooting at 57.4 percent. Eric helped UNI to a 21-win regular season and a berth in the NCAA tournament. Eric plays professionally in Europe.

2004 - Bruce Price of Tennessee State: Ohio Valley Freshman of the Year. Bruce was named the OVC Freshman of the Week a record 6-times and he was the only freshman named to the All-Conference team. Bruce led the conference in 3-Point shots made and he was a conference leader in 5 offensive categories. He was also named a Dick Vitale Diaper Dandy. Bruce has played professionally in Europe and the NBA's D League.

2004 - Kris Humphries of Minnesota: Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Kris was also named National Freshman of the Year, First-Team All Big Ten, First-Team Freshman All-American, All-American and he was the first freshman to ever lead the Big Ten in scoring and rebounding. Kris was also named a Dick Vitale Diaper Dandy and he was a Minnesota Mr. Basketball. Following his freshman year at Minnesota, Kris entered the NBA draft and was a lottery pick of the Utah Jazz and now plays for the Brookly Nets.

2003 - Rick Rickert of Minnesota: Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Rick was also named to the 2002-2003 Pre-Season Playboy All-American Team, he was named First-Team All- Big 10 and he was a second-round draft pick of the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2003 NBA Draft. Rick was also a Minnesota Mr. Basketball. Rick has played professionally in Europe, Australian and Japan.

2000 - Jake Sullivan of Iowa State: Big 12 Freshman of the Year. Jake was also named All Big 12 and he was Iowa States leading scorer during his career.

2000 - Nick Jacobson of Utah: Mountain West Freshman of the Year. During his career, Nick was Utah's leading scorer and he was also named All Mountain West and Mountain West Tournament MVP. Nick plays professionally in Europe. 

1999 - Troy Bell of Boston College: Big East Freshman of the Year. During Troy's college career he was also chosen All Big East 3 times, two-time Big East Player of the Year, two-time All American and he is the all-time leading scorer in BC history. Troy was also a 2003 NBA First Round Draft Choice and plays of the Memphis Grizzlies and now plays professionally in Europe.

1999 - Darius Lane of Seton Hall: All Big East Freshman Team. Darius was a 3-year starter for Seton Hall and he was named Minnesota Mr. Basketball. He played professionally in Europe.

1998 - Khalid ElAmin of UCONN: Big East Freshman of the Year. During his career Khalid was also named All-American, NBA All Rookie Team, McDonald All American and Minnesota Mr. Basketball.o Khalid was drafted by the Chicago Bulls and now plays professionally in Europe.

1998 - Jeff Boschee of Kansas: Big 12 Freshman of the Year. Jeff started at point-guard for the Jayhawks for 4 years.  


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