TAG: Andrew Wiggins

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 »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 2, 2014 / 2:45 pm

5 NBA Draft Prospects That Could Transform Lottery Teams Right Now

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

To think that we’re only three weeks away from the start of the playoffs; the special time of year where all of the “It’s only the regular season talk” stifles and the “Win or go home” mantra begins. While 16 teams prepare their final rosters and create the lineups they believe will lead them to a title, the other 14 plan for the draft, as they wait to see where the ping-pong balls bounce this year. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Mar 31, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Who Would You Draft: Andrew Wiggins Or Jabari Parker?

Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker

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Jabari Parker (David Banks/USA TODAY Sports)

Earlier today, to the surprise of no one, Andrew Wiggins declared for the draft. He’s locked up a top-three spot and will surely factor into discussions of the No. 1 pick. Yet all season long, people have argued whether he’s even the best swingman in this class. Jabari Parker may or may not come out this year–GMs are starting to get worried that he’ll stick around Duke for his sophomore season–but the Blue Devil stud has been consistently productive from the very first game. Read More »

Latest News, NBA Draft / Mar 31, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Andrew Wiggins Declares For The 2014 NBA Draft

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

In a move that caught absolutely no one by surprise, star Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins announced in a press conference today he would forego his remaining three years of eligibility to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft. Flanked by his college coach, Bill Self, and his parents, Wiggins said he was pursuing “a big dream of mine,” to be the No. 1 pick. Read More »

College / Mar 26, 2014 / 3:45 pm

The 10 Best Moments From The NCAA Tournament’s First Weekend

Kevin Canevari

Kevin Canevari (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

This past weekend was one to remember in college basketball. The Madness always brings us excitement and this year was no different. The first Thursday and Friday of the tournament may be the best day in sports and can leave your bracket busted before you even reach the third round. This year we saw some classic buzzer-beaters, amazing comebacks and shocking defeats. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Mar 26, 2014 / 12:00 pm

NBA Draft Fast Five: 5 Undervalued NCAA Tournament Prospects

Dyshawn Pierre

Dyshawn Pierre (Timothy T. Ludwig/USA TODAY Sports)

Every other Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2014 NBA Draft are faring in college and overseas. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know and don’t know about the next NBA Draft class… Read More »

College, NBA / Mar 25, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Bobby Knight Says The NBA “Raped” College Basketball

Jim Nance, Bobby Knight

Jim Nance, Bobby Knight (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

One-and-done has become the normal trajectory for the top players in men’s college basketball after the NBA instituted an age requirement for eligibility in their Draft. The change has led to a lot of self-righteous indignation on the part of “educators,” believing the NBA offers a poor substitute for a college degree. That argument is the same that led to the NBA’s age requirement in the first place. But now, with the NBA set to debate the NBPA — whenever they decide to elect an executive director to replace Billy Hunter — about increasing that age requirement to 20 years of age, and the wide open NBA futures of some of the top players in this year’s freshman class, it’s opened the floodgates on the debate once again. Bobby Knight has walked right through that newly open terrain with his recent comments that the NBA has “raped” college basketball. Read More »

College, Mock Draft, NBA, NBA Draft / Mar 24, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Dime Mock Draft 2.0: Would You Still Take Andrew Wiggins No. 1?

Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid

Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid (photo. Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

Okay, so maybe this year’s NBA Draft class isn’t quite as good as we thought. There are no LeBrons. No KDs. There might not even be a D-Wade in here. The class from 2003 is much better, and let’s not even go into discussions concerning the ’96 class or 1984. With that being said, there is a ton of talent, and we also have to remember: it’s not even April yet. With so many young players coming out, we can guarantee your opinion of them will be drastically different once we get closer to the summer. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Mar 24, 2014 / 11:30 am

Dissecting Andrew Wiggins & What’s Wrong With The Internet Age

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins (Scott Rovak/USA TODAY Sports)

Attention in the digital age is a fickle, funny thing. When Kevin Durant drops game-winning buckets in Toronto, Twitter lights up with praise for this season’s likely MVP. If LeBron James has a paltry fourth quarter, the dissenters come out of the woodwork. The Internet gives us instant access to a wider scope of opinions than any time in history, yet our attention has become so focused on moment-to-moment interaction that we have lost sight of the future. Read More »

College / Mar 20, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 25 Most Exciting Players To Watch In The NCAA Tournament

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins (Denny Medley/USA TODAY Sports)

That time of year we all love so dearly is finally here–it’s March, folks. Once a year we crowd around our television sets and engulf ourselves with endless brackets to get a glimpse of potential upsets and stars of tomorrow. So who are they? Read More »