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Josh Jackson throws out first pitch at D-Backs game, shows he made right sports choice with basketball

The Phoenix Suns selected Kansas product Josh Jackson with the fourth overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, and the Arizona Diamondbacks had the new local sports star on hand to throw out the first pitch before the team’s game on Friday night.And, well, the baseball throwing didn’t go smoothly for the 6’8″ swingman: Not quite 50 Cent bad, but still bad. Lonzo Ball also...
Via The Comeback
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes basketball: Bruce Brown, Lonnie Walker projected high in 2018 NBA Draft

Bruce Brown celebrates with fans after the Hurricanes’ win over 10th-ranked Duke last year. (Miami Herald) Sure, the NBA Draft ended less than 24 hours ago. But it’s never too early to look ahead, and in doing so, the Hurricanes like what they see. NBC Sports’ instant 2018 draft projection includes two players expected to star for Miami this season: sophomore guard Bruce...
Via Canes Watch
21 hours ago

FSU Basketball: Jonathan Isaac and Dwayne Bacon find new homes

Former FSU Basketball stars Jonathan Isaac, Xavier Rathan-Mayes and Dwayne Bacon found out where they’d be continuing their careers at the 2017 NBA Draft. June 22 was of crucial importance to three of the best players in FSU Basketball history: Dwayne Bacon, Jonathan Isaac and Xavier Rathan-Mayes. That’s because it was the night of the […] FSU Basketball: Jonathan Isaac and...
Via Chop Chat
22 hours ago

Lonzo Ball listed as early favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year

Only one day after the NBA Draft, prognosticators already have an eye on the Rookie of the Year race for 2017-2018. The award for this past season has yet to be passed out, but that didn’t stop Bovada from releasing odds for next season’s award. Lonzo Ball, selected with the 2nd overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers, tops the list as the early favorite for the honor. The former...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball: Derrick Walton Jr., Zak Irvin Getting NBA Chances

They weren’t drafted on Thursday night, but both Derrick Walton Jr. and Zak Irvin will have a chance to represent Michigan basketball in the NBA. It wasn’t a major surprise on Thursday night when D.J. Wilson was the only Michigan basketball player to be selected in the NBA Draft. But two of his former teammates, […] Michigan Basketball: Derrick Walton Jr., Zak Irvin Getting...
Via GBMWolverine
22 hours ago

Malik Monk admits he thought he would be a Knick

Depending on your perspective, Malik Monk may have dodged a major bullet in Thursday’s draft.After he was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the No. 11 overall pick, the former Kentucky star made a somewhat surprising admission.“I actually thought the Knicks would take me,” said Monk, per Zach Braziller of the New York Post.Kentucky head coach John Calipari made similar...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Markelle Fultz believes the Sixers are already a playoff team

Less than 24 hours after being drafted No. 1 overall by the Philadelphia 76ers, and former Washington guard Markelle Fultz is already making some bold proclamations. During his introductory presser with Philadelphia, Fultz clearly stated that his squad is bound for the playoffs this upcoming season.“I am serious when I say that,” Fultz said, via ESPN.com. “That is not just...
Via Sportsnaut
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pacers pick UCLA's Ike Anigbogu and Xavier's Edmond Sumner in the 2nd round

Indiana selects players with knee issues                

UCLA Basketball: Alford and Hamilton to play in NBA Summer League

Though undrafted, former UCLA Basketball graduated players Bryce Alford and Isaac Hamilton will play in the NBA Summer League. Though the NBA Draft is over, the wake of its actions are still being felt, especially with the UCLA Basketball team. The Bruins had four former players taken in the 2017 NBA Draft, but they also have […] UCLA Basketball: Alford and Hamilton to play in...
Via Go Joe Bruin
23 hours ago

WATCH: Ryan Mikesell 2016-17 Highlights

The St. Henry, Ohio native enjoyed a stellar sophomore season with the Dayton Flyers.
Via Dayton Flyers Athletics
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Miles Bridges slams troll on NBA Draft night

Michigan State basketball star sophomore Miles Bridges slammed a Michigan troll on NBA Draft night Thursday. Miles Bridges sat down to watch the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday night purely as a spectator even though many thought he’d be in New York just a few short months ago. Must Read: MSU Basketball: Tom Izzo’s all-time ‘what […] Michigan State Basketball: Miles Bridges slams...
Via Spartan Avenue
1 day ago

Michigan State Basketball: Miles Bridges No. 5 in early 2018 NBA mock

Michigan State basketball star Miles Bridges was chosen No. 5 overall CBS Sports’ 2018 NBA Mock Draft. The 2017 NBA Draft is already in the books and it didn’t take long for major publications to come out with a way-too-early 2018 mock. In fact, one has Michigan State basketball star Miles Bridges in its top five. […] Michigan State Basketball: Miles Bridges No. 5 in early...
Via Spartan Avenue
1 day ago

Coach K on Duke Players Selected in the 2017 NBA Draft

The Duke men’s basketball program matched a school record on Thursday night with four selections in the 2017 NBA Draft. Freshman Jayson Tatum (third overall), sophomore Luke Kennard (12th) and freshman Harry Giles (20th) were each first-round picks, while freshman Frank Jackson (31) was the first pick in the second round. Duke has had at …
Via Duke Report
1 day ago

2018 NBA Mock Draft: Will Killian Tillie depart early?

The Gonzaga forward is appearing on a few lists. Last night, Zach Collins and Nigel Williams-Goss both heard their names ring out during the NBA draft, marking the first time in a long while that Gonzaga has had two players drafted in the same year. What is even more interesting about it all, from a Gonzaga perspective, is both players were leaving the school early—and in the...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
1 day ago

WATCH: Duke Basketball in the 2017 NBA Draft

Last night was a big night for Duke Basketball in the 2017 Draft. Watch as each of their four draft picks have their name announced: Jayson Tatum Luke Kennard Harry Giles Frank Jackson
Via Duke Report
1 day ago

Alec Peters tears up, gets emotional after being drafted by Suns (VIDEO)

Heading into the 2017 NBA Draft, only five players in the history of the league had been drafted out of Valparaiso University. In fact, it had been 19 years since a player out of Valpo had even been drafted, with Bryce Drew receiving that honor. Alec Peters became the sixth on Thursday night, when the Suns selected him with the 54th overall pick. Peters was clearly thrilled about...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maryland basketball’s Kevin Huerter selected to Team USA’s U19 World Cup roster

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports Maryland rising sophomore Kevin Huerter was selected Thursday to Team USAs roster for the U-9 FIBA World Cup. Its his second straight summer on the national team. Twenty-eight players were invited to try out for the team. That list was trimmed to 18 on Tuesday, and the 12-man squad was finalized Thursday.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago

WATCH: Harry Giles Highlights

Harry Giles showcased some serious upside in his lone season at Duke!
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari thinks the one-and-done system is working just fine

The top-seven picks in Thursday night’s NBA draft were all freshmen, and no seniors were selected until the Spurs took Colorado’s Derrick White with the 29th pick. You can understand why NBA commissioner Adam Silver is rethinking the league’s position on one-and-done players jumping to the NBA, but Kentucky coach John Calipari — a champion of the one-and-done system — unsurprisingly...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pacers take UCLA's TJ Leaf with 18th overall pick

Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lydon's #DraftDay Message

Tyler Lydon has a message for #OrangeNation ahead of the 2017 NBA Draft.
Via Syracuse Orange Athletics
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Coach K advocates NBA allowing high school players into draft

Duke Blue Devils head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has continued to play the system to the best of his ability. Now that college basketball has morphed more into a one-and-done format for future NBA players, Coach K has had to change his recruiting process midstream.He’s no different than coaches for other elite-level college basketball programs throughout the nation. With...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2017-18 BIG TEN BASKETBALL #1 ALL TIME WAY TOO EARLY POWER RANKINGS

It’s never a bad time to rank Big Ten basketball teams, even in late June. This has been a mixed bag of an offseason for the Big Ten basketball. One the one hand, the Big Ten is coming off arguably its worst season since 2008 - saved only by a couple upsets by Michigan and Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Only one McDonald’s All-American will be playing...
Via Crimson Quarry
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Report: Luke Kennard Of Duke

Luke Kennard started the season projected as a 2018 draft prospect on Draft Express and was first ranked in this year's class in February as a late first rounder. Four months later, the six-foot-six sharpshooter is currently ranked 13th on the website's top 100 and is generally expected to be picked in the lottery. It's been quite a rise for Kennard, who didn't impress a whole lot...
Via RealGM - NBA
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino’s light suspension highlights former Tennessee Vols A.D. Mike Hamilton’s incompetence

Louisville coach Rick Pitino’s suspension compared to Bruce Pearl with the Tennessee Volunteers shows former athletic director Mike Hamilton’s incompetence.   The scandal surrounding Rick Pitino’s suspension has Tennessee Vols fans angrier than ever about the inconsistency of the NCAA. Pitino’s suspension stems from a prostitution scandal involving the school and his players...
Via All for Tennessee
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Report: Donovan Mitchell Of Louisville

After a disappointing start to the season when he hit just 36.4% of his shots through the non-conference part of Louisville's schedule, Donovan Mitchell hit up the rest of the way, averaging 21.2 points per 40 minutes [1] on 40% three-point shooting against ACC competition.The six-foot-three combo guard had the opportunity to run some offense towards the end of the year when Quentin...
Via RealGM - NBA
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting the 2017 NBA Draft

The 2017 NBA Playoffs are in the books and one thing is clear: people like the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. The TV ratings reached record highs as two of the most dominant teams we've seen in NBA history rampaged through their respective conferences on the way to a showdown that featured plenty of memorable moments, even while lacking in suspense. Barring an unprecedented...
Via Yardbarker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft Profile: OG Anunoby

OG Anunoby: Forward – Indiana, Turns 20 in July Measurables: 6-8, 232 lbs., 7-2 wingspan Strengths: Defensive Versatility, Length, Strength, Athleticism, Explosiveness Weaknesses: Raw, Shooting, Offensive Skills, Injury Concerns Conclusion: Unfortunately, Anunoby lost a lot of momentum midway through his sophomore season at Indiana after suffering a significant knee injury. Prior...
Via The Lottery Mafia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

After a Devastating Injury, Xavier PG Edmond Sumner is Ready to Prove Himself in The NBA

When Xavier made their run to the Elite Eight during March Madness, they did so without one of their best players. Edmond Sumner—a redshirt sophomore point guard—was averaging 15 points, 5 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game for the Musketeers before he went down in January with a torn ACL. Xavier head basketball coach Chris Mack calls Sumner "a fearless competitor and a terrific...
Via Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 NBA Draft Profile: Thomas Bryant

After a slightly disappointing sophomore season, Thomas Bryant is on the edge of being a first-round pick. How good can the big man be? Name: Thomas Bryant Height: 6’10” Weight: 241 pounds Stats: 12.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 38.3% 3PT, 55.6% FG Teams Worked Out For: Atlanta, Portland, L.A. Lakers, Philadelphia, Utah, Sacramento Overview: After a standout freshman...
Via Crimson Quarry
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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