Terrell Stoglin of Maryland declared for the NBA draft by Sunday’s deadline. But he wouldn’t have been able to return to the Terps next season in any event. The school announced Monday that Stoglin, the ACC’s leading scorer last season, was suspended for the year for violating the school’s athlete code of conduct. Mychal Parker, who had already announced that he was going to transfer, was also suspended for the year. Both would have been entering their junior seasons at Maryland in 2012-13. The NBA confirmed that Stoglin’s draft entry letter arrived at the league office by 10 p.m. ET on Sunday night, just two hours shy of the midnight deadline. ESPN.com (more…)
By Chris Ramirez
Blacksburgh, VA – Virginia Tech has chosen James Johnson to replace Seth Greenberg as its men’s basketball coach. Johnson will replace Seth Greenburg who spend five years as an assistant to the former head coach.
Greenberg was fired April 23 after nine seasons and one NCAA tournament appearance. Johnson left Virginia Tech on April 19 to take a similar job at Clemson. (more…)
By Chris Ramirez
College Park, MD - University of Maryland guard Terrell Stoglin has declared for the NBA Draft and Sophomore guard Mychal Parker was suspended for a code conduct violation. Parker plans to transfer to another school. (more…)
I am not sure how it spreads; whether through person-to-person contact, somehow through bodily fluids, or if it has become airborne, but flopping has certainly become a far too pervasive disease, throughout our country. It has most recently made a strong sighting in the most Southeastern part of the nation and seems to be extremely prevalent, in that area.
Okay, enough with the scientific dialogue and onto the facts of the matter. Flopping has become a huge part of basketball, college and professional alike, and it is a mockery of the sport and a complete degradation to all who have played before. The seriousness of this matter cannot be undermined and until the NBA starts “cracking down” on this, it will continue to plague the integrity of the game. The NBA finds reasons to fine guys or suspend them for about everything they possibly can and in light of the recent actions of Metta World Peace, I certainly do not disagree with all of them. However, to watch these “superstars” and so-called “role-models” exaggerate the smallest contact to make it seem as if they were hit by a truck really does not set the right example, now does it? (more…)
GM Bob Myers said if Warriors land a Top 7, giving them 4 total picks, they’re likely to make a draft-day trade. “Four picks are a lot of picks. We added three rookies last year. I don’t think its ideal to have four more, making it 7 in two years. Four is probably a number we would like to reduce or consolidate. … If we end up with four, we’re probably in the market to move up, move out or trade.” Sulia (more…)
By Chris Ramirez
Hattiesburg, MS – Donnie Tyndall has been hired in that position at Southern Mississippi. Tyndall took over a six-win team and turned it into a 25-win team five seasons later; its record improved in each of those five seasons. (more…)
The Warriors will have a better than 70 percent chance of keeping their first-round draft pick after winning the tiebreaker with Toronto on Friday. Golden State and the Raptors finished tied with the seventh-worst record in the NBA. A random drawing held by the NBA in New York broke the tie. The Warriors will be slotted No. 7 entering the draft lottery, and Toronto is slotted No. 8. Contra Costa Times (more…)
By Anthony Burrola
The NBA knows what it’s doing.
When talking heads called for the head of Metta World Peace following his wild elbow that sidelined Oklahoma City guard James Harden with a concussion, Commissioner David Stern and company didn’t rush to judgment; they took their time to make sure the right decision was made, devoid of emotion, but ripe with justice and veracity.
When seemingly all hope for professional basketball in the 2011-2012 season was lost as the Players Union and NBA Litigators met fruitlessly for months of negotiation, the NBA didn’t leave the fans out to dry; it came together at the 11th hour and awarded them the greatest gift of all on Christmas: NBA basketball. (more…)
By Brandyn Smith
Providence College has one of the best recruiting classes in school history. The class ranks fifth in the country this year, so the future looks bright for Coach Ed Cooley and the Friar faithful. I am going to focus on one of the stars from this class, Providence Friars incoming freshman Ricardo Ledo. He is considered to be the best scorer in the 2012 recruiting class. Ledo has the ability to score from anywhere on the floor, and his contribution will be felt immediately. With his size at 6 foot 6, Ledo will be able to create match up problems for opposing defenders. Although he does not have the strength to be a physical presence on the perimeter, he does posses the ability to absorb contact and finish at the rim consistently. He has a game that is similar to that of Kevin Durant. Ledo doesn’t have the height of Durant, but he does have the shooting range and the array of shots combined with the wiry strength. (more…)
By C.E. Peterson
In wake of tonight’s NFL Draft, I thought I would put a piece together that highlighted the college basketball players that would “potentially” be great football players, as well.
Now, don’t get me wrong having played football, there is something innate that you just cannot judge exactly who will be good at football, or have the toughness that comes to play certain positions. However, I also believe basketball is the most “athletic” sport and some of these guys are just complete freaks of nature. So here it goes; (In no particular order) (more…)