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 »
It hasn’t been a good weekend for UCLA basketball. On Friday, the NCAA declared top recruit Shabazz Muhammad ineligible for financing on unofficial visits it said doesn’t add up. Tuesday night, the Bruins needed a UC Irvine player to miss two free throws in the final seconds of regulation just to force overtime, where UCLA won. Read More »
Midnight Madness is over, and with it went the smoke machines, dunk contests and laser shows that kick off the season. College basketball begins now, and while the excitement still remains it’s time to peel the hype back and see who the nation’s best truly are. That’s why Dime has you covered with individual previews of the nation’s top 15 teams and a few others just outside, all over the course of the next few weeks. Today, UCLA. Read More »
Back in February the NCAA lit up its flares like a disabled motorist and warned anyone close to steer clear from what was behind it. It was Shabazz Muhammad, the overwhelming top senior in the country last year who would go on to choose UCLA as his destination. The relationships of the men who paid for his college unofficial visits and his traveling team were both in question. The former star from Las Vegas’ Bishop Gorman High hasn’t left those inquiries in the desert to the NCAA’s liking, it appears. Read More »
/ Mar 29, 2012 / 1:06 am
Lost amongst the Eastern contenders and pretenders is Boston. No one’s quiet sure what to make of them, especially now that they’re 13-5 since the All-Star Break and are threatening to overtake Philly in the standings. Kevin Garnett (23 points, 10 rebounds) has apparently found the fountain of youth, and last night he mugged the Jazz hard enough that the Celtics survived a monster third quarter from Al Jefferson, winning 94-82 … Read More »
Shabazz Muhammad certainly knows how to leave a lasting impression.
With about 30 seconds left in Bishop Gorman’s 73-65 victory over No. 5 Dematha at the Hoophall Classic on Monday, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2012 punctuated a 37-point performance with a sensational windmill dunk, later named No. 3 on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays. Even Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, sitting two seats down from Kentucky counterpart John Calipari on the baseline, raised an eyebrow. Read More »
With the official start of the high school basketball season just over the horizon, we thought it was time to update HighSchoolHoop.com‘s rankings of the Top 50 Players in the Country.
As always, we took into consideration everything that has gone down since the last time we released these rankings – the closeout of the high school season, AAU, summer camps, and everything else – to produce the most comprehensive Top 50 you will find anywhere online. Our rankings are simple: These are the Top 50 players in high school basketball, regardless of class. Read More »
/ Aug 28, 2011 / 12:00 am
Deron Williams isn’t scared or afraid. He’s also sick of justifying his decision. He wants to play in Turkey. The club over there, Besiktas, wants him to come. To him, that’s all that should matter. Williams spoke to the Salt Lake Tribune and vented on a number of things, most interestingly about his soon-to-be-realized trip to play professionally in Turkey. He says he saw the Rick Reilly piece we highlighted and isn’t concerned about the horror stories. Read More »
Through the years, the Boost Mobile Elite 24 has become one of the must-see events of the summer. And with the sixth annual game slated for this August back at Venice Beach, ESPN RISE has selected the first 12 players for the game headlined by Dime/2K Sports All-Americans Shabazz Muhammad, Perry Ellis, Tony Parker and three-time participant DaJuan Coleman. Read More »
Most 16-year-old boys are known for either playing sports or sitting at home playing video games. Alex Kline, however, is not your typical teenager. Alex runs TheRecruitScoop.com, writes for Adam Zagoria’s blog and has a huge following on Twitter. He is a great resource for players and college coaches that are looking to improve their stance. We had to opportunity to catch up with Alex to get to know how it all started and some of his opinions on the basketball world. Read More »