TAG: Brandon Paul

College, NBA Draft / Jun 19, 2013 / 2:15 pm

We Asked 7 Second-Round Draft Prospects To Pitch Themselves To NBA Teams

Brandon Paul

Brandon Paul (photo. University of Illinois Athletics)

With the NBA Draft approaching, every guy going through the draft process is pitching themselves. Teams are looking at their on-court skills as well as their off-court demeanor as they seek to find who will help their team. I recently caught up with a number of second-round prospects and asked them to pitch themselves to an NBA team. Here’s what they had to say. Read More »

College / Mar 14, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Video: Gus Johnson Goes Berserk Over Brandon Paul’s Big Ten Game-Winner

Brandon Paul

It was only a matter of time before we got that Gus Johnson magic back in March. While Johnson’s been calling European soccer matches mostly this winter, he was back calling his bread-and-butter, college hoops, on Thursday at the Big Ten Tournament in Chicago. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Dec 19, 2012 / 3:30 pm

Fast 5: Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft Class, Vol. 3

Brandon Paul

Brandon Paul (photo. University of Illinois Athletics)

Each Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2013 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 Draft / Dec 12, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Fast 5: Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft Class, Vol. 2

Anthony Bennett

Anthony Bennett (photo. UNLV Communications)

Each Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2013 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 / Nov 22, 2010 / 10:30 am

Monday Madness: College Basketball Weekend in Review

Harrison Barnes (photo. Charlotte Observer)

Harrison Barnes (photo. Charlotte Observer)

Five NCAA teams that got my attention this past weekend for various reasons:

1. NORTH CAROLINA (2-2) Those who thought the Tar Heels were overrated — cracking the AP preseason Top 10 following an NIT finish — were proven right after UNC lost twice at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic, which happened to be their first encounter with major-conference competition. Read More »

College / Nov 17, 2010 / 11:00 pm

4 Matchups to Watch at the 2K Sports Classic

Pitt's Ashton Gibbs

Pitt's Ashton Gibbs

Right after ESPN’s exhaustive 24-hour national TV marathon, perhaps the signature symbol of the beginning of a new college basketball season is the 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden.

Kevin Durant had his national breakout as a freshman at the Classic in 2006. Derrick Rose did the same in 2007. Florida began its run toward the first of two straight national championships in 2005. Evan Turner‘s run toward his handful of National Player of the Year trophies made tracks through in Classic in 2009. Read More »

College / Aug 6, 2010 / 1:00 pm

NCAA Preview: 5 Teams With Something to Prove

Butler's Shelvin Mack

With college basketball schedules slowly being released, it is time to start looking ahead to the NCAA season. While every team from reigning national champion Duke to D-1 newcomers like Seattle U feels they have something to prove each year, these are five teams that have the most to prove this season: Read More »