Many Asians have crossed the Pacific to the NBA. Most of them are from China, headed by the immortal Yao Ming. China has been the Asian power to beat in the past two decades. They have a plethora of young big men that they can develop. With the lack of big men in the NBA, it won’t be long before the next Chinese beanpole descends on NBA shores. In the meantime...
The Oregon Ducks' Arsalan Kazemi got stuffed by the rim on this dunk attempt against Oklahoma State in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
Sometimes the hardest defender to beat…is the rim. Oregon’s Arsalan Kazemi found that fact out that hard way during the opening round of March Madness as his 12th seed Ducks take on Oklahoma State.
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As Arsalan Kazemi sat on the bench in the second half after struggling, he waited for a second chance, plotting how he'd play better if it came.
When the chance did come, his plan played out perfectly.
Shaking off a shaky first half, Kazemi scored 11 of his 14 points in overtime, helping Oregon outlast Washington 80-77 on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament...
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March 15, 2013
Oregon picked up their eleventh win of the season, but may have lost a key contributor in the process. The Ducks (11-2) beat Nevada 56-43, in a game of runs that included long scoring droughts for both teams, but Arsalan Kazemi left the game in the first half with a head injury.
Oregon says Rice transfer Arsalan Kazemi is eligible to play for the Ducks this season.
The 6-foot-7 forward was granted a waiver from the NCAA to play this season at Oregon after transferring from Rice in September. Normally players have to sit out a season before they are allowed to play.
Kazemi averaged 12.1 points and 10.2 rebounds a game last season for Rice. He is one of...
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November 15, 2012
Arsalan Kazemi completed the Rice gutting. Not only was he the sixth player to leave, but he was the leading scorer and rebounder.
But what's bad for one team is inevitably good for another. Yesterday we found out who the other is - it's the Oregon Ducks.
Attracting a player who led their team in scoring in rebounding is obviously a big deal. But - as we've...
The Rice University Athletics Department has granted a request by Owls basketball player Arsalan Kazemi for a release to explore transfers to another school. Kazemi, who has played forward with the Owls for three seasons, also may explore professional career opportunities.
Head coach Ben Braun said hes sorry to see Kazemi leave and praised his contributions to the team. Last season...
The score could have been named at any point during the evening thus the final tally was largely irrelevant. Coming out of a 10-day break for final exams, what was of critical significance was how Rice performed.
Would the Owls appear lethargic following their lengthy layoff, or were they chomping at the bit to take the court for the first time since Dec. 3? Would they pick up where...
It was difficult to predict exactly how things would unfold on Wednesday evening for Rice giving the gaping hole in its rotation.
Junior forward Arsalan Kazemi strained his back against Northern Iowa last Friday at the South Padre Island Invitational and played through the pain the following afternoon against Iowa State. He exhausted his resiliency this week during practice, forcing...