After becoming a state champion in his native Indiana during his high school career, and spending four years at Duke under coach Mike Krzyzewski, seven footer Mason Plumlee found it simple to blend in with a Brooklyn Nets team last year with very real aspirations beyond the first round of the playoffs. In our conversation with Plumlee last week, we touched on his unending drive to get better, the self-sacrifice necessary to win, the fun of blowing up zombies and much more. Read More »
We already showed you the dunk contest from Duke’s “Countdown to Craziness,” but just like last year and the year before, the guys at Duke got a little help from the school’s improv department to take college hoops to a whole new level. Three words: Bobblehead is back. Also, check out their other spot, “Come Watch Us, We’re Watching You,” after the jump.
While everyone normally talks about summer hoops in NYC, L.A. and D.C., you’d be crazy to forget about Raleigh, N.C., and the Greater NC Pro-Am. Known by many as the “Rucker of the South,” this summer league brings out the best from the area, which last night meant Raleigh’s own John Wall going head-to-head with former NC State star Julius Hodge. In front of a packed house of 3,000 people, Wall (12 points) and incoming UNC freshman P.J. Hairston squeaked out a two-point victory over Hodge (20 points), Jawad Williams, Miles Plumlee and incoming Duke freshmen Quinn Cook and Marshall Plumlee.
With the 2011 McDonald’s All American Game taking place in Chicago this week, we have our guy Austin Rivers (the No. 1 player in the nation) checking in. In his second video diary, Austin chats with us after the Powerade Jam Fest (where he wore his dad’s jersey) with teammates Marshall Plumlee and Wayne Blackshear.
If you weren’t out in Chicago this past weekend for the fourth annual adidas Nations global experience, then you missed out on things like THIS. As one of the premier international grassroots basketball programs, the world’s elite 18-and-under players from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the U.S. battled it out all weekend at the Attack Athletics Center to make it to tonight’s championship and third place games held at UIC Pavilion. And with Quincy Miller and the Class of 2011 taking on Kyle Anderson and the Class of 2012, we suggest you tune in. Read More »