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NBA Scout Believes Oklahoma’s Trae Young Will Be Surefire Top-10 Pick in 2017 Draft

NBA Scout Believes Oklahoma’s Trae Young Will Be Surefire Top-10 Pick in 2017 Draft

Some people doubt whether the rise of Oklahoma’s Trae Young portends a prolific future in the NBA. But at least a handful of scouts from the Association aren’t among them. Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman spoke with a few scouts about the 6’2″ point guard’s upcoming draft stock, and one common theme emerged—they all believe Young [...]

January 12, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

Big Baller Brand Goes to Europe: LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Sign with Pro Team in…Lithuania

Big Baller Brand Goes to Europe: LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Sign with Pro Team in…Lithuania

Big Baller Brand is headed to Europe! To be more exact: Big Baller Brand will be taking its pull to…Lithuania. LaVar Ball has made good on his promise to get his sons, LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball, overseas contracts after pulling the former out of UCLA and declaring that the latter, 16, would forego the [...]

December 12, 2017 dfavale NCAA 0

LaVar Ball Says LiAngelo and LaMelo Signed with Lonzo’s Agent, Will Officially Look to Sign Overseas

LaVar Ball Says LiAngelo and LaMelo Signed with Lonzo’s Agent, Will Officially Look to Sign Overseas

LaVar Ball wasn’t bluffing when he pulled LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA so him and his younger brother, LiAngelo Ball, could explore their overseas options. As LaVar told ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman on Thursday, LiAngelo and LaMelo have officially signed with Lonzo Ball’s agent, Harrison Gaines, and will now look to suss out their pro options [...]

December 8, 2017 dfavale NCAA 1

After LaVar Ball Pulls LiAngelo Ball from UCLA, Both LaMelo and LiAngelo Exploring Pro Options Overseans

After LaVar Ball Pulls LiAngelo Ball from UCLA, Both LaMelo and LiAngelo Exploring Pro Options Overseans

The Ball family is parting ways with UCLA—and, it seems, the NCAA in general. LaVar Ball told ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman on Tuesday he would be pulling LiAngelo Ball from UCLA’s basketball program: This decision comes on the heels of LiAngelo being detained for shoplifting while on a team trip in China. LaVar, apparently, isn’t happy [...]

December 5, 2017 dfavale NCAA 1

Did Top NBA Prospect Michael Porter Jr. Hint That He Plans to Still Play for Missouri This Season?

Did Top NBA Prospect Michael Porter Jr. Hint That He Plans to Still Play for Missouri This Season?

Back injuries are supposed to have ended Michael Porter Jr.’s lone season at the University of Missouri before it really started. The 19-year-old, who was in heavy contention to be selected first overall in next June’s NBA draft, isn’t supposed to play again before his professional career tips off. He underwent a microdisectomy of the L3-L4 spinal discs, which [...]

November 29, 2017 dfavale NCAA 0

Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr., Potential No. 1 Pick in 2018 NBA Draft, Out for Season with Back Injury

Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr., Potential No. 1 Pick in 2018 NBA Draft, Out for Season with Back Injury

And now for some really crappy news. The Missouri Tigers announced on Tuesday that freshman Michael Porter Jr., one of the candidates to be selected first overall in the 2018 NBA draft, will miss the rest of this season due to a back injury that will require surgery. SI.com’s Chris Chavez relayed some of the [...]

November 22, 2017 dfavale NCAA 1

LaVar Ball Has No Plans to Thank President Trump for Intervening with LiAngelo Ball’s Arrest on UCLA Trip to China

LaVar Ball Has No Plans to Thank President Trump for Intervening with LiAngelo Ball’s Arrest on UCLA Trip to China

President of the United States Donald Trump basically wanted a purple heart for intervening with the arrests of UCLA players LiAngelo Ball, brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley during a recent team trip to China. The trio was detained for shoplifting but eventually released and the charges dropped after [...]

November 21, 2017 dfavale NCAA 0

Lonzo Balls Says ‘It’s Nice’ to Have Brother LiAngelo Ball Back In States Following Arrest for Shoplifting in China

Lonzo Balls Says ‘It’s Nice’ to Have Brother LiAngelo Ball Back In States Following Arrest for Shoplifting in China

Lonzo Ball is happy his brother, LiAngelo Ball, has come home. LiAngelo and two UCLA teammates were arrested for shoplifting on a team trip to China. All three copped to being guilty, and the charges have since been dropped. Lonzo, a rookie with the Los Angeles Lakers, had the following to say on the matter,  [...]

November 16, 2017 dfavale NCAA 0

Ben Simmons Thinks NCAA is a ‘Dirty Business” and Believes He’s Learned More in NBA with 76ers

Ben Simmons Thinks NCAA is a ‘Dirty Business” and Believes He’s Learned More in NBA with 76ers

Ben Simmons is not holding back when it comes to calling out the NCAA. If you remember, the runaway Rookie of the Year favorite called the NCAA “really fucked up” in a Showtime documentary. Now, in an interview with Uninterrupted, he’s calling it a “dirty business.” Here’s the transcription (via Bleacher Report’s Tyler Conway): “It’s a [...]

November 10, 2017 dfavale NCAA 0

Longtime NBA Scout Says Top Four 2018 NCAA Prospects Would Have All Gone No. 1 in 2017 Draft

Longtime NBA Scout Says Top Four 2018 NCAA Prospects Would Have All Gone No. 1 in 2017 Draft

Sorry, Markelle Fultz. Apologies, Lonzo Ball. Sincere condolences, Jayson Tatum. Ditto Josh Jackson. Why are we offering apologies to the top-four picks from the 2017 NBA draft, the ostensible cream of an incredibly deep crop? Because according to one NBA scout, not one of them would have go in the top four of this year’s [...]

November 8, 2017 dfavale NCAA 0