Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, two of the US college basketball players detained in China for shoplifting last month, will be suspended the rest of the season, UCLA university said Friday. Riley and Hill had been suspended indefinitely along with a third player involved — LiAngelo Ball. Continue reading “UCLA players in China shoplifting incident to miss season”
SUNRISE, Fla. — Junior guard Marcquise Reed scored 22 points and reached a milestone on Saturday afternoon, leading Clemson to a 71-69 upset win over 22nd-ranked Florida in the annual Orange Bowl Classic at the BB&T Center. … more month. … Clemson plays host to rival South Carolina on Tuesday. While Clemson has missed the NCAA Tournament six straight years, South Carolina reached the 2017 Final Four. … Florida plays James… Continue reading “Clemson topples No. 22 Florida”
LOS ANGELES — UCLA has canceled its basketball game against Montana, scheduled for Wednesday night at Pauley Pavilion, because of concerns related to the nearby wildfires. “The health and safety of student-athletes, staff and fans is our top priority,” read a statement released by the school.
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Playing basketball can help you lose weight, but it is important to have a proper diet. If you do not cut down your calorie intake then you won’t be able to lose weight. For safe weight loss, create a daily deficit of 500 to 1,000 calories. Continue reading “Montana-UCLA basketball game canceled due to wildfire”
Duke basketball is considered one of the “blue bloods” of college basketball and a lot of that is thanks to Coach K. He’s accumulated over 1,000 wins with the vast majority of them coming at Duke and that means a lot of weeks spent as the No. 1 team in the AP Poll. Continue reading “Duke matches historic record after latest AP Poll is released”
LiAngelo Ball’s collegiate career at UCLA has ended without ever stepping foot on the court for a regular-season game. His father, LaVar, told ESPN that he will remove LiAngelo from the Bruins’ basketball team and the university as a whole on the heels of his son receiving an indefinite suspension for shoplifting in China last month. Continue reading “LaVar Ball removes son LiAngelo from UCLA”
Former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino sued the university’s Athletic Association for $37.6 million, claiming his contract was breached and that he was fired with no justified cause. The school dismissed Pitino in October in wake of the FBI investigation into bribery and fraud in college basketball Continue reading “Pay up: Pitino sues Louisville for millions after ouster”
The Kansas men’s basketball team will play a home-and-home series against Villanova over the next two years, the Jayhawks announced on Monday. The series will begin between the two powerhouse schools next season on Dec. 18, 2018, in Kansas with the matchup shifting to Philadelphia on Dec. 21, 2019. Continue reading “Kansas announces home-and-home series against two-time NCAA champions”
PORTLAND, Ore.– It wasn’t the best of starts for No. 9 North Carolina. Facing an overmatched foe in Portland, the Tar Heels needed a full half to put away the Pilots as Luke Maye led North Carolina to a 102-78 victory in the first round of the Phil Knight 80 Invitational on Thursday. Continue reading “No. 9 North Carolina rolls past Portland”
Senior Allerik Freeman scored 24 points and freshman Braxton Beverly added 20 to help unranked North Carolina State upset No. 2 Arizona 90-84 in the quarterfinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise … Continue reading “N.C. State upsets No. 2 Arizona”
For the 5th straight year I was able to head to down to beautiful Charleston, SC to cover the Charleston Classic college basketball tournament. Although the field of talent was not quite as good as the past few years, there was still a number of pro prospects here and some teams to watch out for as the season progresses. Temple, from the American Conference, defeated Clemson (ACC) in the championship team. Temple has size, athleticism, and several pro prospects– dont be surprised to see this team having a real shot at playing in March at the end of the year.
Here is my All-Tournament Team as well as Honorable Mentions from this years tournament below.
*List was made based on tournament performance alone
DeSean Murray, F, 6’3”, JR, Auburn
Workhorse in every sense of the word. Plays extremely hard, battles for rebounds, and goes for loose balls. Best offensive rebounder here. The Presbyterian College transfer 3 pt shooting has improved still needs to continue to improve in this area. To his credit he knows his role and doesn’t play outside his capabilities. Plays much bigger than his height. Solid European prospect.
Trey Porter, F, 6’10”, JR, ODU
Was consistent throughout the tournament and played big inside for Old Dominion. Pretty good athlete who plays with a high motor. Has really improved over the years at ODU. Stronger than he looks. Can score with his back to the basket, but needs to continue to improve his left hand. Is a good European prospect because of his ability to score and rebound the ball. G-League teams should also track him.
Obi Enechionyia, F, 6’10”, SR, Temple
One of the top pro prospects here at the Charleston Classic. Stretch 4 who can really shoot the ball from deep. Solid rebounder who can also protect the rim a bit. Not a bad athlete. Needs to improve motor. Skilled. Should be considered for the P.I.T. this year. Will have a shot to land on an NBA team because of his size and ability to shoot the basketball.
Quinton Rose, G, 6’8”, SO, Temple
Versatile and athletic wing who reminds me of Daniel Hamilton, a 2-way player for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Handles the ball very well for his size and can get to the paint where he can shoot the midrange or make plays for others. Shifty. Has a chance to be a pretty good defender, just needs to be in consistent effort on this end. His 3 point shooting needs to become more consistent but he can hit the corner 3 at this point and shot it well from deep in game 2. A player that NBA teams need to watch if they haven’t seen him already.
Donte Grantham, F, 6’8”, SR, Clemson
Talented and athletic forward. Tweener between the 4 and the 3. His 3 pt shot looks better this year and more consistent. Can handle the ball pretty well and can defend multiple positions. Needs to stay aggressive this season as his team will be relying on him heavily.
Darrell Davis, G, 6’5”, SR, Dayton
Confident scoring point guard who led the team in scoring in this tournament. Has a quick first step and can shoot the 3 ball. Showed the ability to get to the rim where he can finish with either hand. Solid European prospect and could find himself receiving a PIT invite if he has a big year in the A-10.
Shelton Mitchell, G, 6’3”, JR, Clemson
Best pure PG in the tournament in my opinion. Terrific playmaker who gets easy shots for his teammates. His a minor hitch in his shot but showed he could knock down the midrange pull-up as well as the 3. Terrific ball handler who can create space for himself. Changes speeds well and is a poised. Very quick 1st step and can finish at the rim. Moves his feet defensively. Has a shot to be a 2-way NBA player if not better.
Jordan Dartis, G, 6’3”, JR, Ohio
Good shooter who can score it off the bounce as well.
Gavin Block, G, 6’7”, JR, Ohio
High IQ stretch 4 who plays hard and rebounds.
Kostas Anteokunmpo, F, 6’10”, FR, Dayton
Versatile player with a high motor. Terrific defender. High upside because of length and athleticism.
Eli Pemberton, G, 6’5”, SO, Hofstra
Talented and smooth player who can score it all all 3 levels.