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2019 NBA Draft: Mocking the Lottery

2019 NBA Draft: Mocking the Lottery

The NBA tends to be pretty predictable. The same teams rule the regular season, earn top seeds and cruise to the NBA Finals. Golden State has been playing for a championship for each of the last four seasons and it’s doubtful that crazy run ends this year. As it stands, betting on the NBA Finals [...]

March 14, 2019 Anklesnap Mock Draft 2019, NCAA 0

Why We Love March Madness: The Surprising Benefits for Fans of College Basketball’s Biggest Stage

Why We Love March Madness: The Surprising Benefits for Fans of College Basketball’s Biggest Stage

March Madness is a unique cultural phenomenon. Sports-loving Americans are famous for forging strong emotional attachments to players, teams, and events–usually within the professional ranks of millionaire athletes and billionaire owners. Consider the annual pomp and circumstance surrounding the Super Bowl as exhibit A. The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, aka March Madness, is [...]

March 14, 2019 Anklesnap NCAA 0

March Madness Trends from Past 10 years Could Help Predict First-Round Upsets and Beyond

March Madness Trends from Past 10 years Could Help Predict First-Round Upsets and Beyond

On 17 March 2018, UMBC shocked Virginia 74-54 to become the first No. 16 seed in the history of the NCAA tournament to beat a No. 1 seed. And with that upset, the remaining 25 perfect brackets among the tens of millions completed before March Madness were ruined. The quest for the perfect bracket continues [...]

March 7, 2019 Anklesnap NCAA 1

Top NBA Prospect, Zion Williamson, Injured After Nike Shoe Blows Apart

Top NBA Prospect, Zion Williamson, Injured After Nike Shoe Blows Apart

Freshman sensation and top NBA draft prospect, Zion Williamson, suffered a knee sprain after his Nike shoe blew out during the opening minute of top-ranked Duke’s showdown with No. 8 North Carolina on Wednesday at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. Zion was injured on a bizarre play in which he dribbled near the top [...]

February 21, 2019 Anou Enright NCAA 0

NBA Draft Recruit Kevin Porter Jr. has Been Suspended Indefinitely

NBA Draft Recruit Kevin Porter Jr. has Been Suspended Indefinitely

According to USC head coach, freshman Kevin Porter Jr. has been suspended indefinitely for undisclosed “conduct issues.” Porter has been battling a thigh injury this season while still managing to stand out as a potential top 10 draft recruit. However, now that he has been suspended, the remainder of his season as well as his [...]

January 14, 2019 Anou Enright NCAA 0

Paul Pierce Believes This Season’s Duke Team Could Beat the Cleveland Cavaliers

Paul Pierce Believes This Season’s Duke Team Could Beat the Cleveland Cavaliers

Every so often a college basketball program comes along that’s good enough to convince people they could beat an NBA team. This year’s Duke squad is now that program—or so says Paul Pierce. Speaking on ESPN’s NBA Countdown, the Boston Celtics legend says he thinks this season’s Blue Devils could beat the 2018-19 Cleveland Cavaliers, [...]

November 9, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

A Ball Family Update: LaMelo Ball Headed Back to High School, LiAngelo Ball to Enter G-League Player Pool

A Ball Family Update: LaMelo Ball Headed Back to High School, LiAngelo Ball to Enter G-League Player Pool

While Lonzo Ball soldiers on with the Los Angeles Lakers, his brothers, LaMelo and LiAngelo are making moves. LaMelo, 17, announced on Tuesday he will return to high school for his senior season, this time at Spire Prep Academy in Geneva, Ohio: As SLAM’s Franklyn Calle noted, LaMelo is eligible to play at Spire because [...]

November 7, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

NCAA Changing Rule to Allow Undrafted Players to Return to College

NCAA Changing Rule to Allow Undrafted Players to Return to College

The NCAA has dealt with a lot of scrutiny in recent years (fully warranted) and after the FBI probe of college basketball it is fully aware that its archaic institution is in some need of change. That process has started as the NCAA announced that it will now allow undrafted players to return to college [...]

August 9, 2018 Ryan Bawek NCAA 0

Knicks President Steve Mills Intrigued by Oklahoma’s Trae Young

Knicks President Steve Mills Intrigued by Oklahoma’s Trae Young

With Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Emmanuel Mudiay, Courtney Lee and Trey Burke already on the roster, the New York Knicks don’t really need another guard. But that may not stop team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry from giving a long, hard look to Trae Young. Ahead of an individual dinner and [...]

June 5, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0

Despite Injury-Plagued Season, Michael Porter Jr. Says He’s Best Player in 2018 NBA Draft

Despite Injury-Plagued Season, Michael Porter Jr. Says He’s Best Player in 2018 NBA Draft

Who would Michael Porter Jr. pick with the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft if he were the Phoenix Suns’ general manager? Himself. Duh. Okay, that’s expected. It takes a special kind of self-aplomb to be a professional athlete. Few of this year’s prospects will just come right out and say they’re [...]

May 18, 2018 dfavale NCAA 0