“LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and the Quiet Brotherhood of the N.B.A.”—Vinson Cunningham
“Nets’ Jeremy Lin has ruptured patellar tendon; season likely over”—Adrian Wojnarowski
“Why Adam Silver is right for calling for end of ‘one-and-done’ rule”—Dan Wetzel
“Time Management: What Division 1 Student-Athletes Should Expect” An informative breakdown of the time expenditures of a D1 student-athlete plus questions to ask your prospective college coach.
De La Salle’s Justin Pratt has decided on UC San Diego as his college of choice. Below is the apex of the 2016-17 season for the 6-foot-3 talent:
Young’s role expanding Solomon Young, ISU’s lone returning starter from last year, is set to have his role change, potentially dramatically. The 6-foot-8 sophomore goes from being the fifth piece to being one of ISU’s constants. “He’s got more freedom offensively than he did last year,” (Iowa State Coach Steve) Prohm said, “because we’re going to Read More…
David Pick: “Source: Orlando Magic and Aaron Gordon couldn’t reach an agreement on extension as the former No. 4 overall pick bets on himself.” Here’s some background.
“Suns Exercise Options on Booker, Bender and Chriss“ “Chriss was named to the 2016-17 NBA All-Rookie Second Team for averaging 9.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting, 4.2 rebounds, 0.85 blocks and 0.82 steals while playing all 82 games. The 8th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Chriss led all rookies in games started (75) Read More…
6-foot-9 Mason Forbes will be attending Harvard University a year hence (by the way his sister has chosen California). Let it be noted that the Forbes family will have a greater chance of influencing history due to their educational underpinnings than 99% of the residents in this country. Possessing a Harvard degree is a door buster. Read More…
“The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have exercised the third-year team options on the Rookie Scale Contracts of centre Jakob Poeltl and forward Pascal Siakam and the fourth-year team option on the Rookie Scale Contract of guard Delon Wright. The contracts for Poeltl, Siakam and Wright are now guaranteed through the 2018-19 season.”
“Hawks agree to contract with point guard Isaiah Taylor“—Shawn Cunningham Taylor played at St. Mary’s-Berkeley before his family moved to Texas.
Seven Hawks out of Holy Names University have northern California roots: Colizel Lewis, junior 5-11 Franklin High/ UC Santa Cruz Marcelas Perry, junior 5-9 Capital Christian High/American River College Jason Webster, junior, 6-1 St. Patrick-St. Vincent/The Master’s College Andre Green, freshman, 6-3 Bear Creek High Jamarae Moss, senior, 6-6 Fairfield High/Solano College Dante Robinson, senior 6-5 Salesian Read More…
Four talents on the 2017-18 Alaska Nanooks roster sport connections to northern California: Derritt Scarver, guard 6’2″ 185 Millennium High Tracy, CA Amenofis Mitchell, forward 6’3″ 183 Cabrillo College LaDonavan Wilder, forward 6’7″ 195 Castlemont High/San Francisco City College Davis Kimble, guard 5’11” 170 Cañada College
Metro State in Denver features three northern California players: Ethan Eads, junior center 6-8 225 Central Catholic High/Hawaii Pacific/Fresno City College Andrew Mork, freshman forward 6-4 180 Freedom High Kendall McIntosh junior forward 6-8 215 Freedom High/CCSF
‘Gym rat’ is an oft-used term for someone who spends an inordinate amount of time working out in the gym. This definition would apply to 6-foot-4 Zack Perlstein of Vacaville High and the Bay Area Renegades but with a clarification. Yes, he ‘lives’ on a basketball court but with the dogged purpose of bettering his Read More…
“Cheshire Phoenix guard Robert Sandoval explains summer move and post-season goal”—Niall Gray He’s out of Clovis East High, Azuza Pacific and played for the Bay Area Hoosiers.
Former San Jose State and Castlemont High center Chris Oakes is on Coach Wyking Jones staff at California.
CCSF Men’s Basketball: “Former Ram Troy Thompson named preseason 2nd Team All-SWAC Link” He’s an Oakland Tech High grad.
“From couch to Clippers: Ex-Washington State hooper Ike Iroegbu inks with LA, stars in preseason game”—Theo Lawson Iroegbu is out of Franklin High.
Earl K. Sneed: “Per @MavsPR, the @dallasmavs have waived Brandon Ashley and signed big man Jameel Warney.” “Ashley (6-9, 230) was signed on August 3, 2017 and played in five games (one start) for the Mavericks this preseason. He averaged 3.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 13.9 minutes per game.”
“Rockets Cut Cameron Oliver, Danuel House”—Luke House “…Houston’s investment in Oliver makes it surprising that the team chose to take him off the roster. However, the rookie forward is currently recovering from a fractured right hand and isn’t expected to be re-evaluated until November, which may have impacted the Rockets’ decision…”
“Raptors waive Davion Berry in anticipation of role on G-League’s 905″—Daniel Reynolds “…Berry was always earmarked for the 905. And with the Exhibit 10 contract he signed with the Raptors, the plan was to entice him to the G-League with some bonuses therein. To wit: Berry receives $50,000 if he makes it past waivers, jumps Read More…
“Watching a Game With Jerry West…as his Warriors Divorce Unfolds”—Jack McCallum
What’s that line, ‘a match made in heaven’? Dylan Belquist is a 6-foot-7 three-point shooting wing out of Los Gatos High who loves to zoom up and down the floor and USF is a team that thrives on the three ball and a fast pace. This pairing has the makings of a happily ever after Read More…
Jayce McCain: “Blessed to receive an offer from Biola University” Chico State offered earlier as did Cal State East Bay to the Folsom High guard. » Read more in-depth analysis of the basketball recruiting process in my `Recruiting is a Seriously Funny Business’ cornerstone article.