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John Calipari Tweets About Kentucky’s NBA Draft, Says Undrafted Aaron Harrison “Will Be Fine”

The NBA Draft came and went last night and, once again, it was full of Kentucky players.  Karl-Anthony Towns went No. 1 to Minnesota, Willie Cauley-Stein went No. 6 to Sacramento, Trey Lyles went No. 12 to Utah, Devin Booker went No. 13 to Phoenix, Andrew Harrison went No. 44 to Phoenix and Dakari Johnson went No. 48 to Oklahoma City.  Only one of the Wildcats’ seven draft entrants...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Dekker is every white guy who has ever played in the NBA

Sam Dekker is a white guy. If you watched the NBA Draft on Wednesday night, or any Wisconsin basketball game over the past few years, you already know this. But you’d also know it by the player comparisons to Dekker.  As friend of AA Paul Pabst likes to always note, there’s a funny quirk when it comes to scouting reports and player comparisons where white guys always get compared...
Via Awful Announcing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Videos: Kentucky BB Releases Congratulatory Videos For All 6 Of Its NBA Draftees

Thursday night was a good night for the Kentucky men’s basketball program.  The Wildcats had six players get selected – Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Lyles, Devin Booker, Andrew Harrison and Dakari Johnson – and could have had seven if undrafted shooting guard Aaron Harrison had sneaked into the second round.  Kentucky’s video production team released congratulatory...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Releases Awesome “Coach K In The NBA” Graphic To Showcase All 31 Players He’s Had Drafted In The First Round

It’s no secret that Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has been running a successful college basketball program for quite some time, evidenced by his five national titles. But Friday morning, following an NBA Draft which featured another three former Blue Devils (Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow, Tyus Jones) being taken in the first round, the school’s Instagram account decided to...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski has a Twitter alias to follow Duke players

One of the things about Twitter that we never really stop to consider is that not every human being walking planet earth is on Twitter.  While the social media platform’s influence on modern culture is enormous, there’s actually a pretty sizable portion of the population that is not tied to 140 characters.  Hard to believe when you’re constantly operating inside the bubble...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari recaps Kentucky’s 2015 NBA Draft on Twitter

The Kentucky Wildcats had a great night during the 2015 NBA Draft. In total, six players heard their names called throughout the night. Karl-Anthony Towns went No. 1 overall to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Lyles and Devin Booker also went in the lottery, while Andrew Harrison and Dakari Johnson were second-round picks. Following the draft, head coach John...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky Wildcats congratulate 6 NBA draftees

The Kentucky Wildcats tied a record for having the most players selected in the NBA Draft lottery with four on Thursday night, while six Wildcats were drafted overall. Kentucky’s six NBA draftees were Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Lyles, Devin Booker, Andrew Harrison and Dakari Johnson. The Wildcats also have Aaron Harrison, who is expected to get a shot at cracking...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball: Success at the NBA Draft once again

The 2015 NBA draft was great for Kentucky basketball. The team had six players get drafted into the NBA. Four of which were drafted during the lottery. They are the second program to have four players drafted in the lottery. The first being North Carolina in 2005. They even grabbed the first pick with Karl-Anthony Towns. This successful NBA draft does great things for UK’s basketball...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyus Jones Returns Home, Thanks to Draft Night Trade

DURHAM, NC – FEBRUARY 18: Tyus Jones #5 of the Duke Blue Devils drives against Isaiah Hicks #22 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 18, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) After being selected with the 24th pick in Thursday night’s NBA draft, Minnesota’s basketball prodigal son is returning...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Shannon Scott to play for Spurs Summer League Squad

Meanwhile Ohio State point guard Shannon Scott will end up on the #Spurs summer league roster #Buckeyes — Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) June 27, 2015 The post Shannon Scott to play for Spurs Summer League Squad appeared first on The Buckeye Battle Cry: Ohio State News and Commentary.
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Tyler Ulis compares new teammate Skal Labissiere to Towns

Kentucky Wildcats guard Tyler Ulis has compared incoming freshman center Skal Labissiere to former teammate and reigning NBA Draft No. 1 pick Karl-Anthony Towns. Ulis made the comparison in a Q&A with Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal. On Labissiere Skal is legit. He’s the real deal. I had the same feeling about Karl when he came in. I’m not saying he’s Karl, but he’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke releases ‘Duke Forever’ IG graphic for 3 first rounders

Three Duke basketball players were drafted in the first round of Thursday night’s NBA Draft and the Blue Devils could not be more happy for them. They also know that even though their college careers are over, they will always be a part of the Duke family. Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow both were drafted as lottery picks in Thursday’s draft, while Tyus Jones was drafted later...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chinanu Onuaku debuts granny shot at FIBA Championships

Louisville Cardinals rising sophomore big man Chinanu Onuaku only shot 47 percent from the charity stripe last season, but he appears to be making a concerted effort to improve in that area for next season. In fact, it looks like he turned to basketball history in order to do so. At the FIBA World Championships, in a game that pitted the United States vs. Iran, Onuaku shot an underhanded...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: Graham and Weber go undrafted

For VCU basketball fans, June 25 was a day full of hope that inevitably lead to despair, as two former Rams failed to have their names called in the NBA draft. Treveon Graham and Briante Weber lead the Rams for the past three seasons, as the duo unparalleled to any other duo in VCU basketball history, had their eyes set on being drafted in one of the two rounds of the NBA Draft....
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Williams participating in Nike Basketball Academy

Indiana junior forward Troy Williams is among the nation’s top college players currently participating in Nike’s inaugural Basketball Academy at Santa Monica (Ca.) Airport’s Barker Hanger. The event, billed by Nike as an “effort to create a premium and seamless basketball experience with the game’s elite,” features both high school and college players and combines Nike’s...
Via Inside the Hall
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Thompson to Play for Summer League 76ers

Hinkie confirms slender wing Sam Thompson from Ohio State also playing for #Sixers this summer. — Tom Moore (@tmoore76ers) June 27, 2015 The post Sam Thompson to Play for Summer League 76ers appeared first on The Buckeye Battle Cry: Ohio State News and Commentary.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Paschal Chukwu Appears to be Orange

After flirting with programs like Michigan State and Kansas, it appears that 7-foot-2 Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu has decided to join the Syracuse University basketball program, according to a report from NYCHoops.net. The now former Friar averaged 2.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game as a freshman at Providence, and will have three years of […]
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Providence C Paschal Chukwu commits to Syracuse

Syracuse will be dealing with multiple sanctions from the NCAA within the next few seasons, but their reduction of scholarships hasn’t effected the mindset of young players looking to join the ACC squad. Former Providence center Paschal Chukwu shocked Friartown when he decided to transfer out of the program and, on Sunday, he finally found a new home with the Syracuse Orange. ...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Jordan Hulls and His Groomsmen (Including Victor Oladipo, Cody Zeller) Wore IU’s Candy-Stripe Pants

Indiana’s basketball uniforms and warmups might be the classiest in all of college basketball. They’re so classy, in fact, that they could be worn at a wedding.  So that’s what former Hoosiers’ guard Jordan Hulls and his groomsmen did.  Hulls, who yesterday married fellow IU grad Aubrey Wathen, had himself and his groomsmen (including Victor Oladipo, Cody Zeller, Christian...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Former Duke Star Jahlil Okafor Didn’t Actually Drop His Philadelphia 76ers Jersey Like It Was Trash

A video of Jahlil Okafor at his Philadelphia 76ers’ introductory press conference is currently going viral.  In the video, the former Duke big man, selected by Philadelphia No. 3 overall, appears to drop his new jersey onto the floor like it’s a piece of trash.  Here’s the video:  There was actually a table there, though. Okafor is just so tall you couldn’t see it. The...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Willie Cauley-Stein on John Calipari: “He was Teaching us about the League”

It’s no secret that John Calipari has put a lot of players into the NBA. In fact, no other school has produced as many NBA players as Kentucky during Calipari’s tenure. Yet, when he spoke to the media during his introductory press conference, Willie Cauley-Stein was exceedingly complimentary of an aspect people often overlook: How […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Indiana G, groomsmen wear striped pants to wedding

Your college pride will never leave you and the traditions will always carry on. So, when former Indiana Hoosiers guard Jordan Hulls was married over the weekend, he had to take a moment to remember the glory days on the court. Hulls married fellow Indiana grad Aubrey Wathen on Saturday and his groomsmen included some very popular former IU stars like Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Forward Vitto Brown Had A Funny Interaction Today With A Flight Attendant Who’s A Kentucky Fan

Wisconsin’s men’s basketball program and its fans likely won’t ever forget the Badgers’ victory against Kentucky in this past season’s Final Four.  The same can probably be said about the Wildcats and their fan base about their devastating loss.  A flight attendant/Kentucky fan hasn’t forgotten about it, anyway. Today, Wisconsin guard Vitto Brown wore a Badgers’ shirt...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Kansas’ Basketball Players Have A Pretty Sweet Setup On Their Long Flight To South Korea

We wish we could fly like Kansas’ men’s basketball team currently is.  The Jayhawks, who will represent the United States in the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea, are up in the sky on their 13-hour flight across the ocean.  They’re traveling in style.    We Out….. Let The Journey Begin… A video posted by Carlton Bragg (@xcarl_b) on Jun 28, 2015...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jayhawks hoops team flew to South Korea in style

The Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team is going to South Korea to play the World University Games in Gwangju. It traveled in style.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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