Freshman Kodi Justice leads ASU past UNLV

 TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State cannot replace departed point guard Jahii Carson in kind, of course. The quickness that Carson used to push and penetrate is as hard to find as it is to defend.  In true freshman Kodi Justice, however, the Sun Devils just might have found Carson's successor.  The sample size is minuscule -- seven games, two starts.  But it is tantalizing.  "In...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Newcomers contribute, even stand out in ASU's Maroon-Gold scrimmage

TEMPE -- The season of melding for Arizona State's men's basketball team went public with the Maroon and Gold scrimmage Friday as the Sun Devils prepare for their first year in several without Jahii Carson and Jordan Bachynski. The starting group was the same that coach Herb Sendek identified at Pac-12 media day -- holdovers Bo Barnes, Shaquielle McKissic and Eric Jacobsen...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sun Devils sporting a new look this year

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona State had two certainties heading into the past two seasons: Jahii Carson at point guard and Jordan Bachynski clogging the middle at both ends of the court. With both gone off to play professionally and seven newcomers on the roster, the Sun Devils may have more questions than answers this season. ''The more new players you have, the more transition you...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Pac-12 Basketball Preview: #9 Arizona State Sun Devils

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a facelift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference, breaking down each team beginning with the Pac-12. In losing Jahii Carson, Jermaine Marshall, and Jordan Bachynski; the Arizona State Sun Devils have some major holes to fill from last year’s NCAA Tournament...
Via The Sports Bank
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft: James Michael McAdoo Among Early Entrants Not Selected

  While nearly half of the 60 selections in the 2014 NBA Draft were early entrants, there were many left without a team at the end of the 2nd round on Thursday night. A handful will sign low-risk high-incentive summer league deals but most will be forced to hop the pond for a non-glamorous deal overseas. Those undrafted players included the following:   James Michael McAdoo (North...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU's Carson and Bachynski go undrafted

PHOENIX -- Jahii Carson was considered a mid- to late-first round prospect following his redshirt freshman season at Arizona State and decided to return for one more season in Tempe. A year later, Carson went undrafted. Neither Carson nor fellow ASU product Jordan Bachynski were rafted Thursday, meaning both will likely have to earn an NBA opportunity in the Summer League. Carson...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Draft Guide – Point Guards

The Portland Trail Blazers are going into Thursday’s NBA Draft without a draft selection, but with many possibilities of acquiring a draft pick. Last week I covered the pros and cons of the team moving into the draft by either trading for a pick or buying a pick. General Manager Neil Olshey left us pretty convinced that this team will find its way into this draft, one way or another...
Via Oregon Sports News
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU's McKissic relieved, thrilled to return for 1 more year

TEMPE, Ariz. -- As Arizona State forward Shaquille McKissic awaited word on whether the NCAA would grant him a sixth season of eligibility, he stressed at times to the point of sickness, not knowing whether he'd play his next season at ASU or out of the country. "I couldn't sleep in the weeks leading up to it," McKissic said Wednesday. "It was really difficult." When word finally...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns Hold 1st Pre-Draft Workouts

Story Via Arizonasports.com   The off-season has officially begun for the Phoenix Suns after the team held their first pre-draft workouts Tuesday and Wednesday. They worked out six prospects on Tuesday, all projected second round picks. Michigan State point guard Keith Appling, Wisconsin-Green Bay power forward Alec Brown, Nevada point guard Deonte Burton, Russian center Artem Klimenko...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Carson makes his point for Suns

PHOENIX -- Jahii Carson learned to quit sweatin' the small stuff years ago. While tearing up the club-ball circuit as an East Valley grade-school phenom, it was posited he'd never be big enough. He wouldn't be big enough to dominate at the high-school level. By the time he finished at Mesa High, Jahii was best player in Arizona, hitting opponents for 32 points per game...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Combine reps from ASU, Arizona can get up

Smallest player, biggest jumper. Those titles both belong to Arizona State point guard Jahii Carson at the NBA Draft Combine, which is taking place this week in Chicago. The shortest player in attendance at 5-foot-9.75, Carson grabbed some attention Friday by posting a 43.5-inch vertical, tied for best among all players with Oklahoma State guard Markel Brown. See for yourself: Meanwhile...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA champion Shabazz Napier would love to dress in Celtic green

NCAA Champion and tournament most valuable player, UConn's Shabazz Napier, is from Roxbury and would be absolutely honored to play for the Celtics. Napier distinguished himself as the best point guard in college basketball distancing himself from Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart and Arizona State's Jahii Carson early in the season with his clutch play.He also outshone Syracuse's freshman...
Via Celtics Life
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona State’s Jahii Carson Declares For NBA Draft

This comes as no surprise. Carson said before the season that this would be his last year at Arizona State. The 5-foot-11 point guard was a first team PAC-12 selection both seasons. This year he led the Sun Devils to their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2009. “After discussing all my options with my family, teammates and coaches, I have decided to enter the 2014 NBA Draft...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU's Carson makes NBA intentions official

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State sophomore guard Jahii Carson made official Wednesday what has been known for the better part of a year -- he will forego the remainder of his college basketball career to make himself eligible for the NBA Draft. Carson was a two-time All-Pac-12 First Team selection who helped the Sun Devils end a five-year NCAA Tournament drought in 2014. He averaged...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

3 players leaving Arizona State basketball program

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Guards Calaen Robinson and Egor Koulechov and forward Brandan Kearney are leaving the Arizona State basketball program. All three were reserves for an ASU team that went 21-12 and qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time in five years. The Sun Devils are scheduled to lose four starters -- seniors Jordan Bachynski, Jermaine Marshall and Shaquielle McKissic...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Musselman reportedly leaving ASU position

Associate head coach Eric Musselman will not return to Herb Sendek's staff at Arizona State next season, according to ASUDevils.com, citing multiple sources. He will be replaced by Barret Peery, head coach at Indian Hills Community College, according to the same report. Indian Hills is coming off a 34-3 season, and its star player, guard Roosevelt Scott, signed with ASU last November...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Up next for ASU basketball: Major reconstruction

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Although the last few weeks left a sour taste, Arizona State had a remarkable season while making the NCAA tournament for the first time in five years.  Jordan Bachynski set school and Pac-12 records for blocked shots that may not soon be surpassed. Jahii Carson was the only player in the Pac-12 to average 18 points and 4.5 assists per game this season, his second...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 March Madness: Michigan Vs. Texas – Game Time, TV Schedule, Announcers, Line, Predictions

Twitter/@supprtbradyhoke Michigan was one of the only favorites to cruise past its opponent, defeating 15-seed Wofford 57-40. Texas, on the other hand, avoided near-disaster thanks to a buzzer beater layup by Cameron Ridley. The winner will play upstart Mercer, UMass, or Tennessee. Be sure to click here for more on Michigan and Texas. Also, check out our printable bracket here...
Via College Spun
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 March Madness: Texas Vs. Arizona State – Game Time, TV Schedule, Predictions

We know who the Biebs is taking. In one of the final games of the first Thursday of the 2014 NCAA Tournament, the nation will get to see Texas and Arizona – two teams that finished in the top half of major conferences – do battle in Milwaukee. Here’s some info on the matchup, as well as which squad we’re taking. Be sure to click here for more on Texas and Arizona State....
Via College Spun
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Carson leads ASU onto the NCAA stage

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Former Connecticut ringleader Kemba Walker, who knows a thing or two about long NCAA tournament runs, reached out with a gentle nudge to old friend Jahii Carson on Sunday after Arizona State was named to the NCAA field. "He said, 'On the big stage, big players shine and show up, so what are you going to do?'" Carson said. Carson's response included a slight smile...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

What They’re Saying: National writers weigh in on Michigan’s tournament chances

Dustin Johnston The Midwest Region was quickly labeled the most challenging in the NCAA tournament on Sunday night. Three of last year’s Final Four teams are in the Midwest  and the bracket is filled with blue bloods like Duke, Louisville and Kentucky along with undefeated Wichita State. Michigan drew a two seed, but won’t have a cakewalk back to the Final Four. Here’s a rundown...
Via UM Hoops
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Sun Devils headed to the Big Dance

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State fulfilled a season goal by making the NCAA Tournament, an emotional moment for many in the Sun Devils locker room, even as some were able to celebrate a split-second sooner than others on Sunday afternoon. "It was weird, because there was a wall between" two groups of the ASU viewing party, "and one side had a faster (TV) feed than us...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did Arizona State Get In The NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Arizona State Sun Devils were given a 10-seed in the Midwest-region. They are coached by Herb Sendek and hail from the Pac-12. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against Texas in Milwaukee on Thursday. Why: Arizona State finished with a 10-8 record in the Pac...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanford overwhelms, eliminates ASU in Pac-12 quarterfinals

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Chasson Randle scored 21 points and Stanford jumped on third-seeded Arizona State early in a 79-58 win over the Sun Devils in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals Wednesday night. Stanford (21-11) built any early 10-point lead, answered when Arizona State tried to make a run and pulled away down the stretch to give its NCAA tournament hopes a huge boost. Dwight Powell...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU's Vegas mission: Eliminate any doubts

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State refuses to enter the Pac-12 tournament in "safe" mode as it pertains to the school's impending NCAA tournament appearance, results notwithstanding, and that might be the safest approach. ASU seems to play better when the down-side risk is great, as a double-overtime victory over then-No. 1 Arizona and double-digit victories over Stanford and California...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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