TAG: James Young

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, GIFs / Apr 8, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Kentucky’s James Young Obliterates Huskies With Monster Jam

James Young, Amida Brimah

James Young, Amida Brimah (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

Yes, the Huskies won the 2014 National Championship last night, defeating the Kentucky Wildcats and their overrated, then underrated, coterie of freshman — led by possible lottery selection Julius Randle. And yes, there was a bizarre rumor that Wildcats coach John Calipari was headed to the Lakers. But all we could do was marvel at the oomph with which James Young threw down this slam on the Huskies midway through the second half. Read More »

College / Apr 7, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Don’t Hate: Kentucky Will Win The NCAA Championship

Julius Randle

Julius Randle (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

It wasn’t too long ago that John Calipari’s young freshmen lost back-to-back games late in the season. The Wildcats had fallen out of the Top 25 for the first time all season and the No. 1-ranked team in the preseason polls was an afterthought as the Madness began. It wasn’t until losing the SEC Championship Game did the ‘Cats turn it around. 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, Mock Draft, NBA, NBA Draft / Jan 27, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Dime Mock Draft 1.0: Andrew Wiggins Or Joel Embiid?

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 February 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, instagram, NBA Draft, Twitter / Jan 22, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The Top 30 NBA Draft Prospects To Follow On Twitter & Instagram

Russ Smith

Russ Smith (photo. Jamie Rhodes/USA TODAY Sports)

When you are a high-profile college athlete, the world is watching every one of your moves. The majority of college athletes have social media profiles. Some have used it more than others, while some have gotten into trouble with the NCAA for what they post online. With the 2014 NBA Draft receiving much hype, we decided to put together a list of the prospects you absolutely need to follow. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Nov 27, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Fast Five: The 6-10 Best Prospects In This Year’s NBA Draft

Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon (photo. Brian Spurlock-McDonalds)

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 / Nov 5, 2013 / 11:45 am

Kentucky Freshman Phenom Makes The Craziest Basket You’ll See All Year… On His Own Hoop

James Young

Back in the summer of 2011, I spent a day with Rudy Gay and his boys for a piece in Dime Magazine. I ended up leading that feature with a story that Gay’s friend told me. When they were kids, Rudy ran down a loose ball, cuffed it and lofted it backwards towards the hoop. Read More »

High School, Video / Apr 14, 2013 / 8:47 pm

The best high school ballers in the nation put on a show in Brooklyn

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College / Mar 25, 2013 / 2:30 pm

Kentucky Is Gearing Up To Destroy Everybody Next Season

Alex Poythress

Alex Poythress. (photo. UK Athletics/Chet White)

College basketball will always be preluded with the idea that the underdog can fight for another day. It precipitates the rise of an unknown team from small-town, America and gives them a chance at momentary grace with the upset of a legend. Read More »