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After Villanova’s NCAA Title, Some NBA Execs Think Donte DiVincenzo Will Get ‘1st-Round Looks’

After Villanova’s NCAA Title, Some NBA Execs Think Donte DiVincenzo Will Get ‘1st-Round Looks’

Pore over the overwhelming number of NBA mock drafts on the internet, and you won’t find Donte DiVincenzo’s name woven into the presumptive ranks. After Villanova’s National Title victory over Michigan, though, that could apparently change. DiVincenzTo has morphed into a borderline household name over the past couple weeks, and his legend only grew on [...]

April 3, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

NCAA President: HS Athletes Should Be Able To Go Pro

NCAA President: HS Athletes Should Be Able To Go Pro

The current “One and Done” rule that disables players from entering the NBA Draft until they are a year removed from high school has been under a lot of fire in recent years as players, personnel and now the NCAA want reform. With the current FBI investigation looking into under the table money given to [...]

April 2, 2018 Ryan Bawek NCAA 0

Missouri’s Michael Porter Declares for NBA Draft, Still Expected to Go High in Lottery

Missouri’s Michael Porter Declares for NBA Draft, Still Expected to Go High in Lottery

After appearing in only a handful of games for the Missouri Tigers, freshman Michael Porter Jr. has officially declared for the 2018 NBA draft. The 19-year-old made the announcement as anyone his age, in this era, would: via his Instagram account. ?? A post shared by Michael Porter Jr. (@mpj) on Mar 26, 2018 at [...]

March 27, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

After Declaring for NBA Draft, Trae Young Says It Would Be a ‘Blessing’ to Play for the Knicks

After Declaring for NBA Draft, Trae Young Says It Would Be a ‘Blessing’ to Play for the Knicks

Congratulations, New York Knicks fans! One of this year’s top NBA draft prospects wants to play for your team. Oklahoma’s Trae Young, who just recently declared for June’s prospect pageant, was asked by First Take‘s Stephen A. Smith whether he’d be interested in joining the Knicks. His answer, brought to us by Bycycle’s Thomas Duffy, will [...]

March 22, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

Penny Hardaway Hired to be Next Memphis Head Coach

Penny Hardaway Hired to be Next Memphis Head Coach

One of the greatest players in Memphis Tigers basketball history is returning to his alma mater. Penny Hardaway, former 1st-Team All-NBA player and No. 3 pick of the 1993 NBA Draft out of Memphis (it was Memphis State at the time) has agreed to be the university’s next head coach. As previously mentioned, Hardaway starred [...]

March 20, 2018 Ryan Bawek NCAA 0

DeAndre Ayton Wasted Little Time Declaring for NBA Draft After Arizona’s Loss to Buffalo

DeAndre Ayton Wasted Little Time Declaring for NBA Draft After Arizona’s Loss to Buffalo

DeAndre Ayton’s collegiate basketball career is officially over. Sometimes, after a top NBA prospect’s NCAA season has concluded, he waits a little while before declaring for the draft. And during that time, people speculate about whether he might return to school for one last go-round. It’s a meaningless debate, make no mistake. Those billed as [...]

March 16, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

NBA Scout Says Trae Young Isn’t Worth Lottery Pick After Oklahoma’s NCAA Tourney Exit

NBA Scout Says Trae Young Isn’t Worth Lottery Pick After Oklahoma’s NCAA Tourney Exit

Get ready for Trae Young to slip down NBA draft boards everywhere, apparently. Shortly after Oklahoma fell to Rhode Island in overtime during the first round of NCAA Tournament, Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman relayed some quotes from executives and scouts that bring the point guard’s future under question. The most damning take of all? At [...]

March 16, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Thinks NCAA Should Let Players Return to College if They Go Undrafted

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Thinks NCAA Should Let Players Return to College if They Go Undrafted

Steve Kerr has an opinion about how the NCAA handles its players. This should surprise absolutely no one. The Golden State Warriors head coach has been unafraid to speak out on topics such as gun violence and racial inequality, so of course he has no problem addressing the current debate surrounding compensation and the well-being [...]

March 8, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

DeAndre Ayton Declares for NBA Draft, Could be No. 1 Pick

DeAndre Ayton Declares for NBA Draft, Could be No. 1 Pick

It’s official, potentially the next great NBA center will be entering the 2018 NBA Draft: DeAndre Ayton. Ayton is starring for the University of Arizona in his freshman season, averaging 19.9 points, 11.4 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 assists and was just named Pac-12 Freshman and Player of the Year. He is a 7’1″ 250 [...]

March 6, 2018 Ryan Bawek NCAA 0

Carmelo Anthony Would ‘Love’ to Sit Down with NCAA to Talk About Paying Student Athletes

Carmelo Anthony Would ‘Love’ to Sit Down with NCAA to Talk About Paying Student Athletes

Add Carmelo Anthony to the growing list of NBA players and personalities who support NCAA student-athletes getting paid for their services. On top of that, you can also count him in for a sit-down with the NCAA itself. He would love the chance to talk with its figureheads about compensating players beyond their scholarships, per USA [...]

February 28, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0