Archive for the 'College' Category

College, NBA Draft / Jun 5, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Video: Watch Zach LaVine’s Crazy 46-Inch Leap

Zach LaVine

Yesterday, we heard 2014 NBA Draft hopeful Zach LaVine had measured a ridiculous 46-inch vertical while working out for the Lakers on their El Segundo practice court. Now we’ve got the video of the of the much-discussed vault. Read More »

College, NBA Draft, Twitter / Jun 4, 2014 / 5:00 pm

UCLA’s Zach LaVine Measures Crazy 46-Inch Vertical

Zach LaVine

When UCLA freshman Zach LaVine declared for the 2014 NBA Draft, many were skeptical about whether the young man had the polish needed to play at the next level, especially when considering his lone — rather desultory — year with the Bruins. During a recent workout with the Lakers, LaVine proved he’s certainly athletic enough to play at the highest level. Read More »

College, High School / Jun 3, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Future Syracuse Stars Show Out In Successful Mary Kline Classic

Chris McCullough

Forty high school basketball players travelled to West Orange, New Jersey on Saturday night to play in an All-Star Tournament. Although they came for the competition, it was about a lot more than just that. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 3, 2014 / 11:00 am

5 Prospects Sacramento Should Take In NBA Draft

Julius Randle, DeAndre Daniels

Leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft – in the stretch run now, we are going to preview each team in the lottery for their needs. Taking a look at the teams individual strengths, weaknesses, roster, and what prospects would fit in with the current and future plans. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / May 30, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Deonte Burton Draft Diary Volume 1: The Combine, The Transition & Preparation

Deonte Burton

Senior Nevada guard Deonte Burton and Dime have come together to give readers an inside look at the life of an NBA prospect. Deonte brings basketball fans behind the scenes as he prepares for the Big Night: the grind of the travel, the sweat from preparing in the gym and weight room, and the emotions casual fans can only guess at on TV, are all documentd by Deonte for us here. Think the process is easy? Think again. As Burton informs us in his first installment of the DDD (Deonte Draft Diary): “Every step of the way is hard. You just have to push through it.” Read More »

College, High School / May 28, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Arizona’s Stanley Johnson Videobombed by Kansas’ Alexander & Oubre

Stanley Johnson, Rachel Annamarie DeMita

Top west coast high school player and incoming Arizona freshman, Stanley Johnson, was interviewed by Rachel DeMita when he was interrupted by two other top high school players: Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre. Both Alexander and Oubre are attending Kansas in the fall, so there was some light-hearted jawing with Johnson, who was just called the best player on the West Coast by Ballislife after dominating their all-american game to win MVP. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / May 27, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Video: Joel Embiid Looked Spectacular This Weekend

Joel Embiid

I don’t know what’s more popular, Joel Embiid or his back. Before his stress fracture injury which caused Embiid to miss the NCAA Tournament, he was the closest thing to a lock for the No. 1 spot in the 2014 NBA Draft. Now with the draft coming up later this month, the only remaining question — one Bill Simmons appeared to answer — is if there are any medical red flags that will be raised about his back. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / May 23, 2014 / 10:30 am

Joel Embiid’s Back Is Fine, According To Bill Simmons

Joel Embiid

The 2014 NBA Draft is set, and we’ve gone through an updated mock draft of the top 14 picks and where they’re likely to go. Today, by way of Grantland’s E-I-C Bill Simmons, comes word possible top pick Joel Embiid is a force to be reckoned with, and the back injury he sustained that kept him out of Conference and NCAA tournament play is healed. He’s reportedly moving around “as effortlessly as a 7-foot Serge Ibaka.” Read More »

College, Mock Draft, NBA Draft / May 22, 2014 / 11:45 am

Dime Mock Draft 4.0: Post-Lottery Changes

Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker

Even with his now-famous daughter Mallory Edens as a representative, Bucks co-owner Wesley Edens only got the second pick, and new Cavs GM David Griffin, with Nick Gilbert‘s bow tie in his pocket, were awarded the top selection setting off a firestorm of conspiracy theories since it was their third No. 1 in four years. More importantly, how does this change Dime‘s mock draft? Read More »

College / May 20, 2014 / 2:00 pm

5 Prospects Orlando Should Take In NBA Draft

Marcus Smart

Leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft – in the stretch run now, we are going to preview each team in the lottery for their needs. Taking a look at the teams individual strengths, weaknesses, roster, and what prospects would fit in with the current and future plans. Read More »