By Arjun Karthikeyan
With Lebron James returning to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers many people began wondering what it would be like if all NBA players returned to their hometowns to play. While an interesting topic in its own merit, a peer and I began to wonder, what if colleges and NBA teams worked together to create a partnership? Imagine the excitement for fans that grow up in a city following both the collegiate and professional basketball teams that get to watch the best players for their collegiate team go on to play for the nearby professional team. The time overlap, for example, would allow Michael Jordan to play alongside James Worthy and then eventually Vince Carter in their professional careers. Forming this partnership would bring collegiate and NBA fans closer than ever. (more…)
By Chris Ramirez,
Colorado Springs, CO – USA Basketball has added DeMar DeRozan and Chandler Parsons to its training camp roster for the 2014 World Cup.
By Chris Ramirez,
Isaiah Austin’s dreams of playing in the NBA have ended, as the 7-foot-1 center from Baylor has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, an illness that leads to problems in connective tissues throughout the body.
By Jim Tal Evans,
Because of his historic and nonpareil achievements on the diamond, few sports fans associate Tony Gwynn, who sadly passed away this past Monday at the premature age of 54, with any other sport other than baseball. How could it be otherwise when Gwynn’s monumental status in the national pastime is the measuring stick. Compared with what he did between the foul lines, anything else pales in comparison and becomes little more than a footnote. (more…)
By Jim Tal Evans
Brewster Academy is a preparatory school located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. It sits on a postcard-like piece of property, hard by a picturesque lake. Brewster is an esteemed institution, celebrated for its academic excellence. It’s known for small classes, a first-rate faculty and an accomplished student body. But Brewster has developed a reputation for something else. Namely, being a big-time pipeline for some serious and elite Division 1 roundball talent. Some might even call it a basketball factory of sorts because acclaimed Bobcat coach Jason Smith is producing dynamite hoopsters like Detroit turns out cars. (more…)
In high school basketball there are the good and great teams. Many teams are good because they have the best players in the country. Other teams are good because thy have great coaching and chemistry. Then there are good teams just mainly on reputation. Well what makes determines who are the elite teams in the country. On February 1st Nike held a shootout featuring the best teams and players in the country. The event is called the Nike Extravaganza. It was held at Mater Dei high school a school, which has a tradition of not only winning but also having some of the best players in the country. (more…)
By Jimtal Evans,
Gabe York is arguably one of the most electrifying and intriguing talents in college basketball today. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound University of Arizona guard possesses an enviable and fan-pleasing skill set that very few hoopsters can match. Not only can he use his sweet and feathery stroke to bomb from long distance, but York can also elevate into the stratosphere to dunk with virtually anybody. Be it from downtown or flushing it from in tight, York can be a showstopper capable of taking your breath away. At his best, he’s a whirling and leaping circus act, performing impressive feats of derring-do in both the air and on the floor. (more…)
By Katia Dragotis,
Roy Devyn Marble knew when he chose the University of Iowa; he’d have some big shoes to fill. Devyn’s father, Roy Marble Sr. is the all-time leading scorer at Iowa and a one-time first-round draft pick; but Devyn has more than lived up to the famous name on the back of his jersey.
By Michael Almonte,
Former North Carolina Tar Heel P.J. Hairston has endured some rough times the past several months and it all ended with his dismissal from Chapel Hill after making multiple mistakes and violations.
Hairston missed the first 10 games of the season while the NCAA investigated potential rules violations and UNC announced on Friday December 20th they would not seek his NCAA reinstatement.
During his two years at Chapel Hill, the 6’6 guard averaged 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 71 games. He shot 38% from the field, 34% behind the arc and 80% from the free-throw line. (more…)
By Katia Dragotis,
When compiling a list of the top elite point guards in the NCAA, as Seth Davis would say, you can “go sharpie” with Andre Hollins of the University of Minnesota. The 6’2 junior from Memphis, Tennessee has more than proved that he has what it takes to be a leader for a team that’s seen a number of ups and downs since Hollins first stepped on the court at the barn. (more…)