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No. 12 Wichita State, No. 18 UNI set for MVC showdown

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Wichita State's unbeaten romp through the Missouri Valley Conference has brought both notoriety and scrutiny to the league. Northern Iowa now gets a chance to show that the Valley is about more than just the Shockers. The 18th-ranked Panthers (19-2, 8-1 MVC) host No. 12 Wichita State (19-2, 9-0) on Saturday in one of the most high-profile games in league history...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 12 Wichita State, No. 18 UNI set for MVC showdown

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Wichita State's unbeaten romp through the Missouri Valley Conference has brought both notoriety and scrutiny to the league. Northern Iowa now gets a chance to show that the Valley is about more than just the Shockers. The 18th-ranked Panthers (19-2, 8-1 MVC) host No. 12 Wichita State (19-2, 9-0) on Saturday in one of the most high-profile games in league history...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Shox don't need Carter to be great -- but they need him on the floor

Darius Carter doesn't necessarily need to be great for the Shockers; he just has to be, well, present. Over a 75-game span over the previous two seasons, former Wichita State post star Cleanthony Early played in 21 minutes or fewer in a game on just 18 occasions. Team Play Angry went 14-4 in those tilts, a winning percentage of 77.8. In the 57 contests in which Early was on the floor...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Wichita State tops Memphis for 33rd straight regular-season victory

  The No. 11 Wichita State Shockers pushed their regular-season win streak to a nation-leading 33 games on Tuesday, pulling away from Memphis in the second half for a 71-56 win at the Sanford Pentagon. The Shockers (2-0) lost consensus second-team All-American Cleanthony Early to the NBA Draft but returned preseason All-American guards Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet. Ron Baker figured...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Names may change, but Shockers' stifling D remains the same

New frontcourt. Same angry. Apropos, right? In a building named The Pentagon, defense was the order of the day as the Missouri Valley Conference power of now, No. 11 Wichita State, thumped a Valley power of old, Memphis, 71-56, in Sioux Falls, S.D. The two teams, which combined for 59 wins a season ago, got together and misfired on 67 of 112 field-goal attempts and 20 of 26 tries...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Names may change, but Shockers' stifling D remains the same

New frontcourt. Same angry. Apropos, right? In a building named The Pentagon, defense was the order of the day as the Missouri Valley Conference power of now, No. 11 Wichita State, thumped a Valley power of old, Memphis, 71-56, in Sioux Falls, S.D. The two teams, which combined for 59 wins a season ago, got together and misfired on 67 of 112 field-goal attempts and 20 of 26 tries...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas, Wichita State, K-State open hoops season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Rarely has there been a college basketball season that has been more anticipated in the Sunflower State than this one, which begins on Friday night. Fifth-ranked Kansas, buoyed by one of the nation's top recruiting classes, opens its season against UC-Santa Barbara with national title aspirations. The Jayhawks were bounced early in the NCAA tournament a year...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

New Mexico St.-Wichita St. Preview

(AP) - When last season finally ended for Wichita State and Gregg Marshall had a chance to reflect on it, the Shockers' coach relished just about everything. Five months without a loss. Five months climbing the polls. Five months in which Wichita State was nationally relevant after an inspired Final Four trip the previous season. Just about the only thing Marshall didn't care to...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 11 Shockers set sights on another Final Four

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) When last season finally ended for Wichita State, and Gregg Marshall had a chance to reflect on it, the Shockers' coach relished just about everything. Five months without a loss. Five months climbing the polls. Five months in which Wichita State stayed nationally relevant after its inspired Final Four trip the previous season. Just about the only thing Marshall...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Defining the Season: Fred VanVleet

Our 2014–15 NCAA basketball preview looks at five players and five games that will ultimately come to “define” the year in college hoops. Check out our other previews: Players: Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga; Jahlil Okafor, Duke Games: UConn vs. Florida; Wisconsin vs. Ohio State Last year, when Wichita State was in the middle of a 35-game winning streak, Fred VanVleet was already...
Via The Sports Post
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Knicks’ Cleanthony Early Throws Down Dunk Over 2 Dallas Defenders At NBA Summer League

Former Wichita State Shocker star Cleanthony Early threw down a monster jam over 2 Dallas Maverick defenders during the NBA Summer League on Friday. Early, who was a second round pick but should’ve been a first rounder, scored 13 points in the game. Follow Cleanthony on Twitter at @Clearly_BallLyf. [@.GIFDSPORTS] The post Knicks’ Cleanthony Early Throws Down Dunk Over 2 Dallas...
Via Diehardsport
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Knicks Draft Review

Round 2, Pick 34 #477464011 / gettyimages.com New York Knicks Selection: Cleanthony Early,  SF-Wichita State Grade: A The Knicks got a steal so late in the draft in Cleanthony Early. Believed by many experts to be a first-round choice, Early could contribute to the Knicks in a great way this season. If Carmelo Anthony does leave as a free agent, look for Early to fill a hole...
Via TopSportsReport
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Wichita State Head Coach Greg Marshall Discusses Knicks Forward Cleanthony Early

We caught up with Gregg Marshall to discuss promising small forward Cleanthony Early. Many analysts pegged Early as a pick just outside the lottery, but he slipped all the way to the Knicks at pick No. 34. Phil Jackson must have liked the Wichita State product. How does Early’s college coach feel about him?
Via The Lottery Mafia
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

MVC teams look to close gap with Wichita State

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Wichita State kept the Missouri Valley Conference in the spotlight last season with a 35-0 start, the best ever in Division I. The Shockers did so at the expense of nine league rivals who didn't even come close to an NCAA tournament bid. Wichita State went 21-0 against league opponents in 2013-14 and 18 of those victories were by at least 10 points. Though Wichita...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA scouts can measure everything about Shockers star Early -- except the dude's heart

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The book says he can't go left. The book says his shot is flat and has a hitch in it. The book says the dribble-drive game is weak. The book says he's a tweener, not quick enough to be a perfect prototype NBA small forward, not beefy enough to be dominant in the post. Of course, Cleanthony Early has read the book. Are you kidding? It's been in his back pocket...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Draft Position Rankings: Julius Randle Brings Muscle To Forward Class

Ranking “forwards” is sort of like ranking the top “human beings.” The category is so broad, it is nearly impossible to determine which traits override others. Does a wing forward’s shooting ability outweigh a bruiser’s rebounding instincts? Does a point-forward’s court vision trump a high-jumper’s potential to finish alley-oops? Who knows? Even NBA front offices...
Via NESN.com
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Giant Sim Bhullar And Key Small Forwards At Raptors Workout

There was a bona fide giant working out for the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday when Canadian Sim Bhullar returned home to take the court wearing the practice uniform of the team he grew up watching. All the buzz was about Bhullar, however, Wichita State forward Cleanthony Early, Michigan’s Glenn Robinson III and Syracuse forward Jerami Grant headlined a second group of players the...
Via Pro Bball Report
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Anderson, Cleanthony Early Look To Separate Themselves From NBA Draft Pack

WALTHAM, Mass. — In the everyday world, Cleanthony Early would be an unusual physical specimen. Standing 6-foot-8 and 219 pounds, he would stand head and shoulders — literally — over everyone else in virtually all walks of life. On the court at the Boston Celtics’ practice facility on Tuesday, however, Early was anything but unique. The Wichita State product was one of six...
Via NESN.com
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NC State’s T.J. Warren, Others Tabbed For Pre-Draft Workout With Celtics

Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics had to wait to see when their lottery pick in the 2014 NBA draft would fall, but they have known for a while that their second first-round pick will fall at No. 17. Armed with that knowledge, they got a head start on setting up pre-draft workouts with prospects projected to go somewhere around 17th. NC State’s T.J. Warren, Wichita State’s Cleanthony...
Via NESN.com
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics schedule draft workouts for seven players, get to know each of them

The NBA draft is in 30 days, and the Celtics are beginning the process of scheduling workouts for potential fits. Boston owns both the #6 and #17 picks in the draft, and for now they seem to be focusing mostly on working out guys who could be around with their second pick.According to CSNNE, the Celtics have five workouts scheduled, one with Marcus Smart (who's expected to be picked...
Via Celtics Life
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Mock Draft Part II

With 15 picks in the books our NBA Mock Draft hit the back half of the first round. Much like in an actual draft, our NBA Mock General Managers Gary Kester, John Lloyd and myself worked tediously to acquire future assets and/or role players to benefit our respective teams. Here are the final 15 picks from the first ever live #SOSNBAMock. 16. Chicago Bulls- Gary- SF/PF Cleanthony...
Via Standing O Sports
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Early NBA Draft Big Board

With all of the heavy hitters having either declared for the NBA Draft or announced that they will stay in school for another year, this is a good time to unveil my first ranking of the 2014 Draft prospects. Please note that this is a ranking of who I think the best players in the 2014 draft are, not where I think players will actually get drafted. It’s a bit early for one of these...
Via Bloguin Best
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleanthony Early, Doug McDermott Lead Impact Seniors In 2014 NBA Draft

So-called “one-and-dones” might be controversial, but they also dominant the 2014 NBA draft board. The top four players in NESN.com’s mock draft are college freshmen, and that is not atypical. The first and only upperclassmen projected to go in the lottery in most mocks is Creighton’s Doug McDermott. Yet even though the kids have the upper hand, a few of their elders are...
Via NESN.com
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ultra Early Top 25 for the 2014-15 Season, Draft Deadline Edition

Rosters for the 2014-15 season are closer to being set now that the NBA Draft deadline has passed and we are getting deeper into the regular signing period. Here is an updated version of the Ultra Early Top 25, reflecting roster changes that occured since the previous edition from April 8. 1. Kentucky Key losses: Julius Randle, James Young Key returners: Aaron Harrison, Andrew...
Via The Catch and Shoot
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Mock Draft: First Round

The NBA regular season came to a close yesterday, and for many teams, the NBA Draft is the next big event on the calendar. While we don’t know the draft order yet—the draft lottery takes place on May 20—it’s not too early to take a look at what might transpire, based on the final standings. We have also provided the percentage chance that each team in the lottery has at the...
Via College Spun
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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