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5 Second Round Picks That Can Immediately Make An Impact

Pat Connaughton

What do Marc Gasol, Manu Ginobili, Kyle Korver, Kenneth Faried, and Paul Millsap have in common? Yes, they all heard their names called later rather than sooner in their respective ... Read More »

NCAA Okays 30-Second Shot Clock In Men’s Basketball

shot clock

College basketball will be different when it comes to game play next season and still another overhaul has been approved by the NCAA. Men’s teams will use a faster shot ... Read More »

Bulls Issue Max Qualifying Offer To Jimmy Butler

jimmy butler

Jimmy Butler ain’t going anywhere; the Chicago Bulls made sure of that. Amid reports of Butler wanting to sign a short deal, reportedly with the Los Angeles Lakers, the Bulls ... Read More »

Lynx Use Tough Defense To Overthrow Mercury, 71-56

lynx vs mercury

The Minnesota Lynx spoiled Brittney Griner‘s season debut when they beat the Phoenix Mercury, 71-56, in front of a crowd of 9,113 at Target Center Saturday night. Griner was suspended ... Read More »

Badgers’ Bo Ryan To Retire From Coaching After This Season

bo ryan

University of Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan will likely end a Hall-of-Fame coaching career with the Badgers after one more season on the sidelines. The 67-year-old Ryan issued a statement ... Read More »

Yes, Steph Curry Can Dunk!


One knock on Steph Curry coming out of Davidson is his athleticism, or lack thereof. Now it’s the scouts’ jobs to find something wrong on some college kid’s game but ... Read More »

Random Thoughts About The 2015 NBA Draft

draft selfie

We expected one or a couple of blockbuster trades in the NBA Draft day, but 60 names came and went, and nothing with the magnitude of a DeMarcus Cousins change ... Read More »

2015 NBA Draft Recap: Surprises, Deals, and More

towns and russell

It had the signs of being a traditional draft, where the “projected” best prospects are going to get called first but chaos ensued after the Minnesota Timberwolves selected consensus top ... Read More »

Will Kentucky Be The Nation’s Top Team Again?


To answer that question straight up: PROBABLY with another five-star recruit committing to John Calipari’s factory of NBA prospects. Jamal Murray, who has now reclassified himself to be in the ... Read More »

Deaf 8-Year Old Hoops Star Zeke Ortiz Seeks To Defy Limits

zeke ortiz

Pretty much like most of us, Zeke Ortiz LOVES the game of basketball. It’s only that, he has to learn the game from a different perspective. Zeke is deaf but ... Read More »