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The Granny Style Free Throw Form Has Paid Off For Chinanu Onuaku

When Rick Pitino convinced Chinanu Onuaku to make a change to his free throw shooting form, the former Cardinal’s percentage improved, but not by much. Onuaku shot 58% in his final season at UofL shooting granny style, compared to 46% in his freshman season. Onuaku continued to shoot underhanded at the free throw line when […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 hour ago

Sacha Killeya-Jones gets high praise from Derek Willis

Sacha Killeya-Jones didn’t make the impact many hoped he would during his freshman year. Kentucky big man Sacha Killeya-Jones didn’t see a whole lot of playing time during his freshman season. Jones logged a total of 96 minutes for the entire season, shooting 17-29 from the floor while scoring 40 points, grabbing 31 rebounds, and blocking 10 shots. Arguably his best game...
Via A Sea of Blue
4 hours ago

2017 Villanova Basketball Season Recap: Donte DiVincenzo

The redshirt freshman was one of the team’s most improved players from start to finish. After his first season on campus was hampered by a broken foot, Donte DiVincenzo was set to have a small yet important role coming off the bench behind Mikal Bridges and Eric Paschall. But then Phil Booth’s injury happened, and DiVincenzo became the team’s 6th man and the only other...
Via VU Hoops
4 hours ago

2017 Recruiting: French guard Joel Ayayi commits to Gonzaga

He is raw, but his upside is huge. French guard Joel Ayayi declared he will attend and play basketball for the Gonzaga Bulldogs next season. The Zags were seen as a front runner for the explosive guard. Ayayi attended INSEP in Paris, and the Zags currently have one alum already on the roster in Killian Tillie (not to mention one from way back when in Ronny Turiaf). Ayayi is a little...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
5 hours ago

Xavier Season in Review: Kaiser Gates report card

Kaiser Gates remains an incredibly talented enigma on the outskirts of Xavier’s offense. Thanks to everyone who participated in our Banners on the Parkway postseason player report cards. We'll be breaking down each player's grades for the rest of this week and on into next week, where we'll reveal the top finisher according to the community. We'll also be assigning and explaining...
Via Banners On The Parkway
5 hours ago

Jacquil Taylor Cleared to Play

The hard luck big man can head into the summer ready to go. Purdue sophomore Jacquil Taylor has had a rough few years in regards to injuries. they limited his high school career, cut short his first year on campus, and caused him to miss the entire 2016-17 season. His only fully healthy season on campus was 2015-16, when he was a reserve behind Caleb Swanigan, Isaac Haas, and A.J...
Via Hammer and Rails
5 hours ago

Hamidou Diallo shows up in DraftExpress’ latest NBA Mock Draft

Hami is getting the feedback he seeks from the draft experts. Hamidou Diallo declared that he was entering his name into the NBA Draft on Sunday, but would not sign an agent, leaving the door open for him to return to Kentucky. With his name in, Draft Express has added him to their latest mock draft as the No. 33 pick, going to the Orlando Magic. That’d make him the third pick...
Via A Sea of Blue
6 hours ago

Can Joel Berry’s return help North Carolina in the Kevin Knox recruitment?

Now that the Tar Heels’ point guard is back, will this impact Knox’s decision? With the announcement that Joel Berry would be returning for this senior season, the dominoes that will shape UNC’s roster for the 2017-18 season began to fall. The wait still goes on for the final draft decisions of Tony Bradley and Theo Pinson, but Berry’s return does settle the important starting...
Via Tar Heel Blog
6 hours ago

Jacob Evans Season in Review

Evans proved that he can be a real game changer at any time on the court this season. The Numbers 31.6 minutes per game 13.5 points per game (17.2 per 40 minutes) 4.2 rebounds per game (5.2 per 40 minutes) 2.7 assists per game (3.4 per 40 minutes) 1.3 steals per game (1.7 per 40 minutes) Shooting splits: .473/.418/.732 In only his second year as a Bearcat, Jacob Evans...

Scheduling News! Hoyas to host Syracuse on December 16, 2017

They’re coming back. Mark your calendars, people- the traitors are coming to town. As first reported by Mike Waters of syracuse.com, the two schools have set a date for the third installment of their non-conference home-and-home series. Georgetown will face off against the Orange on Saturday, December 16th at the Verizon Center. Tip is tenatively scheduled for Noon ET, though timing...
Via Casual Hoya
8 hours ago

Rutgers Basketball: What We Know About Next Season’s Schedule So Far

The 2017-2018 men’s basketball season doesn’t tip-off until mid-November, but the schedule is starting to take shape. The Big Ten is a few months away from announcing their conference schedule, but the non-conference portion is coming together. Like it or not, don’t expect many big name programs or more than a couple road games next season. There are a few reasons for this...
Via On the Banks
9 hours ago

UNC Basketball: Isaiah Hicks 2016-17 season review

Isaiah Hicks helped the North Carolina Tar Heels win it all this season. What did he bring to the table to help the Tar Heels be so successful? Brandon Robinson | Shea Rush | Tony Bradley Jr. | Seventh Woods | Luke Maye | Kenny Williams | Joel Berry | Justin Jackson | Theo Pinson Isaiah Hicks was a […] UNC Basketball: Isaiah Hicks 2016-17 season review - Keeping It Heel - Keeping...
Via Keeping It Heel
10 hours ago

Colorado Buffaloes guard George King testing prospects for NBA draft

George King apparently is ready to discover exactly what moving into the professional ranks entails. Just don’t expect him to leave Colorado yet. In a somewhat surprising turn of events, the CU Buffaloes junior guard was among the draft-eligible underclassmen listed in a release by the NBA Tuesday night. A total of 182 college underclassmen and international players are eligible...

Transfer Forward Joins TCU Hoops

Ahmed Hamdy-Mohamed will be immediately eligible after transferring from VCU. Jamie Dixon continues to add to a roster that is looking to make their first significant NCAA Tournament run next spring, securing the pledge of Virginia Commonwealth transfer Ahmed Hamdy-Mohamed Wednesday evening, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports: Hamdy-Mohamed, who is a 6’9” forward, comes...
Via Frogs O' War
20 hours ago

Ranking the Kentucky Wildcats’ biggest 2017 recruits still available

Who does Kentucky have to get to round out their 2017 class? With the 2017 recruiting window closing, there are still some big names and potential key role players out there that Kentucky is hoping to bring in. The Cats have six commits (not counting Diallo), all of them five or four-star players. But for Kentucky to truly be great next year, they still have some holes to fill...
Via A Sea of Blue
23 hours ago

Barry preparing for NBA workouts

After a successful senior season at Florida, Canyon Barry is preparing to make the next step in his professional basketball career. Whether it’s playing in the NBA or overseas remains to be seen, but the 6-foot-6 Barry made a strong first impression earlier this month at the Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational. Playing in front of a number of NBA scouts in the seniors-only event, Barry...

Kentucky Basketball: National analysts predict Pitt transfer Cameron Johnson’s new school

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky basketball needs a shooter for next season and arguably the best available option, Pittsburgh graduate transfer Cameron Johnson, is on campus right now. He began an official visit with the Wildcats on Wednesday and it wouldn’t be a shock if he decides to make Lexington his next home by Thursday. The 6-foot-8 guard from Moon Township, Pa. — hometown...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Draft Profile: Luke Kennard

Luke Kennard: SG – Duke, turns 21 on June 24 Measurables: 6-6, 202 lbs. Strengths: Shooting, Scoring, IQ, Pump Fake, Work Ethic Weaknesses: Defense, Lateral Quickness, Length, Strength Conclusion: Kennard took control of the Blue Devils as 1-A or 1-B on offense alongside Jayson Tatum, which resulted in Grayson Allen opting to return for another year. Kennard was one of the most...
Via The Lottery Mafia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball Recruiting: Brandon McCoy commits to UNLV

The Michigan State Spartans lost one of their three remaining targets to UNLV. McCoy announced tonight that he would be committing at approximately 11 pm and then committed shortly after to UNLV. This now leaves two potential commits for MSU to add to their 2017 roster: Brian Bowen and Mark Smith. Smith has already announced that he will be announcing where he goes to school tomorrow...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

5 players making a mistake by leaving school early for NBA Draft

It’s difficult to begrudge any young player who chooses to forego additional time playing as an amateur when they could cash in on their talents by heading to the pros. Judging the financial standing of any young man or the motivation behind his decision to turn pro can get dicey.Making the choice to begin playing professionally is a huge proposition, and the timing of that decision...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Elijah Stewart blasts false draft report as trash

Elijah Stewart blasted a reporter for sharing false information about why he did not enter the NBA Draft.Stewart, who averaged 12.3 points per game as a junior this season for USC, was weighing his draft options. He ultimately decided not to test the waters and chose to return to school.There were some questions about what happened with Stewart, whom many were expecting to test the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chomp Stories - Jerome

Jerome is a light-hearted Gator fan from High Springs, Florida. However, underneath his pleasant demeanor is an intense passion for the Florida Gators that has led him to hundreds of Gator games over the years and even designing his house to display his collection of Gator memorabilia. Oh yeah, and he was also Billy Donovan’s tailor during Coach Donovan’s time in Gainesville.
Via Florida Gators Athletics
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Lands Big Time Hoops Transfer In PG Jaaron Simmons

Michigan will need a point guard next year with the departure of senior Derrick Walton. Looks like Jaaron Simmons, a grad-transfer out of Ohio University, will be that guy.  Simmons, who averaged 15.9 points, 6.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 4 turnovers last season for the Bobcats, will finish his career as a Wolverine: Simmons, an All Mac First Teamer last year, stands at 6-foot...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Basketball: Watch out for Tyus Battle and Taurean Thompson

Two man combos are what make teams great in college basketball, and the Syracuse Orange have a tandem that not many people are talking about in Tyus Battle and Taurean Thompson. The two upcoming sophomores showed the potential in their first season to lead the Orange. Battle will be the primary ball-handler for the Orange, which leaves them in good hands as he can space the floor...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft: Lonzo Ball assessment and player comparison

Lonzo Ball was one of the best high school players in the nation just a little over a year ago. These past few months, he was one of the best college basketball players in the entire country. What the future holds for him in the National Basketball Association is uncertain, but one thing is for sure. Everyone will be watching.At 6’6’’, Lonzo Ball is not your typical point guard...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nike exec unloads on LaVar Ball

If there was any question about whether LaVar Ball could hurt the earning potential of his sons with all the idiotic remarks he makes, a comment from one of the most influential people at Nike this week should remove all doubt.While being honored at the World Congress of Sports event in Dana Point, Calif., on Wednesday, Nike executive George Raveling offered a very harsh criticism...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Dawkins suing Stanford after being fired following just one NCAA Tournament berth

Johnny Dawkins was the head coach at Stanford from 2008-2016 before he was fired and became the head coach at UCF in 2016. Now that he’s been at UCF for over a year, Dawkins is taking the time to sue Stanford for a “breach of contract.”The lawsuit filed by Dawkins against Stanford is a “breach of contract lawsuit” according to The Mercury News and Dawkins is seeking more...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke’s Grayson Allen will return for senior season, subject himself to more boos

The most hated player in college basketball is coming back for more.Duke guard Grayson Allen announced Tuesday he will forgo the NBA Draft and return to school for his senior season. Via ESPN:“The last few weeks have provided the opportunity for a lot of reflection and prayer,” Allen said in a statement released by the school. “I’m a firm believer that when something feels...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco to host first NCAA Tournament action since 1939

The Golden State Warriors won’t be moving into their waterfront arena in San Francisco until the 2019-2020 season, but things are already in motion when it comes to hosting big events at the Chase Center.According to a release from the Chase Center’s official website and the Warriors, San Francisco will host the NCAA Tournament’s West Regional in 2022.“This marks the first...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA announces tournament host sites in 2019-2022, returns to North Carolina

On Tuesday, the NCAA announced more than 600 host sites for different rounds of various Division I, II, and III tournaments that will be held from 2019-2022.The biggest news came from the 2019-2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament sites, with North Carolina receiving 1st and 2nd round games in 2020 and 2021, but no regional hosting roles.The NCAA and North Carolina have battled...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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