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College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 23, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The Top 5 PG Prospects In This Year’s NBA Draft

Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

I don’t think there’s any question that last year’s NBA Draft was one of the worst we’ve ever witnessed. Particularly, it doesn’t help that No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett had a horrific season with many already writing him off as a bust, and that other top five picks–Alex Len, Cody Zeller and even Otto Porter Jr., for the time he did play–disappointed fans this season. Read More »

Latest News, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 22, 2014 / 1:57 pm

Kentucky’s Julius Randle Declares For The NBA Draft

Julius Randle

Julius Randle (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

Kentucky’s Julius Randle officially declared for this summer’s NBA Draft in a live press conference this afternoon. The 19-year-old Randle is considered a lock as a top-10 pick, with a good chance to be drafted within the first five. A 6-9, 250-pound beast with incredibly quick feet, the freshman averaged 15 points and 10.4 rebounds this season, but had just 10 points and six boards in the team’s loss to UConn in the National Championship Game. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 21, 2014 / 1:30 pm

25 College Stars Who Were Busts In The NBA

Jimmer Fredette

Jimmer Fredette

NCAA seasons come and go before many of us can even comprehend that they happened. In around 40 games stars rise and fall, March serving as a showcase for what we think is the best that college basketball has to offer.

Unfortunately, America’s most exciting tournament isn’t always an indicator of future success. Whether it’s quality of competition, holes in their game, or problems that haven’t manifested themselves yet, many college basketball luminaries have seen their success come to an abrupt halt after stepping off campus. For some, their 15 seconds of fame in the One Shining Moment montage will be the pinnacle of their hoops careers. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 17, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Tyler Ennis & Jerami Grant Are Gone; Syracuse Must Rebuild & Reload

Tyler Ennis, Jerami Grant

Tyler Ennis, Jerami Grant (Mark Konezny/USA TODAY Sports)

I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need. Bad times are comin’ and I reap what I don’t sow/hey hey/Well let me tell you somthin’ all that glitters ain’t gold

Yes, this is indeed an Aloe Blacc/How to Make It in America reference. What better way to explain the conflicting futures of an institution caught off guard by losing two of its star players to the NBA earlier than expected, and said players on the verge of making bank in the upcoming months? Read More »

College, Latest News, NBA Draft / Apr 17, 2014 / 12:50 pm

Jabari Parker Declares For The 2014 NBA Draft

Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)

Duke freshman Jabari Parker sat down with Sports Illustrated’s Jeff Benedict to discuss why he’s decided to forego his three years of college eligibility to enter the 2014 NBA Draft. It was not a decision that came easily to the 6-8 standout from Chicago. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 16, 2014 / 11:30 am

Jabari Parker Should Declare For The NBA Draft

Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

Today the world will find out if Jabari Parker will remain a Duke Blue Devil for his sophomore season, or continue the path of fellow freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid by declaring for the 2014 NBA Draft. (The Chicago Tribune, however, which is Parker’s hometown newspaper, is reporting the freshman is still unsure about his plans.) The Wayman Tisdale Award recipient as college basketball’s top freshman has quite the decision on his hands–a decision everyone involved in basketball is anticipating. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Apr 14, 2014 / 2:30 pm

10 NBA Draft Prospects That Need To Return To School

Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine (Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports)

One and done. Make money now. Too good for school. Whatever you want to call it, this is the mindset of every college basketball star who believes they’re wasting time and their talents for nothing but a college experience and scholarship. Often, college standouts feel they could be out starting their professional careers already rather than obtaining a college education. Read More »

Latest News, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 10, 2014 / 12:15 pm

NBA Draft Rumor: Jabari Parker Arranged For Duke Sophomore Housing

Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

We always heard Jabari Parker was different, an old soul living in a teenager’s body. Recent rumors about his draft status confirmed that. Parker, probably the best freshman in America this year and a lock for one of the top three picks, is reportedly strongly considering returning to Duke. According to Tom Moore of The Bucks County Courier Times, Parker has now already arranged for sophomore year housing. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 10, 2014 / 11:30 am

8 Prospects Who Raised Their NBA Draft Stock In The NCAA Tournament

Cleanthony Early

Cleanthony Early (Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports)

March is over–isn’t that hard to believe? Not many people would have guessed that the University of Connecticut would be the team ripping down the nets when all was said and done. I mean, I had them losing in the second round to St. Joe’s–but they kept coming back and proving why we should never doubt a program as prestigious as UConn in the tournament. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Apr 3, 2014 / 6:10 pm

Dime Q&A: Seth Davis On Final Four & Why He’d Take Jabari Parker No. 1

Seth Davis

Seth Davis (Sean Dougherty/USA TODAY)

With the Final Four just days away, Dime had the opportunity to speak with Seth Davis, renowned college basketball reporter for CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated. We discussed a range of issues, including highlights from March Madness, NBA Draft prospects and the league’s age-minimum. Read More »