TAG: Mitch McGary

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 16, 2014 / 11:30 am

Jabari Parker Should Declare For The NBA Draft

Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

Today the world will find out if Jabari Parker will remain a Duke Blue Devil for his sophomore season, or continue the path of fellow freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid by declaring for the 2014 NBA Draft. (The Chicago Tribune, however, which is Parker’s hometown newspaper, is reporting the freshman is still unsure about his plans.) The Wayman Tisdale Award recipient as college basketball’s top freshman has quite the decision on his hands–a decision everyone involved in basketball is anticipating. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jan 2, 2014 / 11:45 am

Fast Five: The 5 Best Center Prospects In This Year’s NBA Draft

Joel Embiid

Wayne Selden (John Rieger/USA TODAY Sports)

Every other week, 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 12, 2013 / 4:45 pm

The 10 College Basketball Games You Need To Mark On Your Calendar This Season

Patric Young

Patric Young (photo. UF Communications)

The college basketball season officially kicked off last week, and with the load of talent and hundreds of games being televised, it’s going to be tough to sort through the top games to watch this season. Don’t sweat it. That’s why I’m here. Read More »

College / Oct 17, 2013 / 3:30 pm

10 College Players Under The Most Pressure This Season

Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart (photo. Oklahoma State Athletics)

Pressure is something a lot of players this season are going to endure. Every player, to an extent, will feel pressure, from trying to achieve a greater number of wins than last season to freshman phenoms living up to the hype.

Here at Dime, I came up with 10 collegiate players that I think are under the most pressure this season. So press play on your iPod and listen to Queen‘s “Under Pressure and let’s take a look and see if you agree. Read More »

College / Oct 4, 2013 / 12:15 pm

The Top 10 Returning College Basketball Players This Season

Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart (photo. Oklahoma State Athletics)

Can you smell that? It’s the smell of college basketball. As Dickie V would say: IT’S BACK BABY! While the Class of 2014 has garnered most of the hype for this season, there is still plenty of talent returning to the college hardwood this season. Forget the likes of Wiggins, Gordon, Parker, Randle, etc. Enter names like Fair, McDermott, McAdoo, Smart, and more. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 28, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The Top 15 Pro Prospects In Next Year’s NBA Draft (With Highlights)

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins (photo. Nike)

Now that we closed the book on what turned out to be one of the strangest draft nights in recent memory, it’s time to turn our attention to more pressing matters, like our predictions for the 2014 NBA Draft! True, the dust has barely settled on the Barclays Center, yet here we are, already looking ahead to next year. That’s because it’s shaping up to be arguably the deepest collection of talent since the landmark 2003 Draft that featured future All-Stars, Olympic Gold Medalists, MVPs and NBA Champions like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh, as well as one of the most tragicomical draft busts of our collective lifetimes, the surly, frosty-quaffed Serbian himself, Darko Milicic. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / May 1, 2013 / 12:30 pm

Dime’s 2013 NBA Draft Tracker

Trey Burke

Trey Burke (photo. Michigan Athletics)

The NBA Draft is still more than two months away, but the dominoes are already falling into place. With an incredible high school class set to take over college basketball next season, most prospects want a taste of the money, leaving now while the food is still warm. Read More »

College / Apr 18, 2013 / 3:48 pm

Michigan’s Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III Say No to NBA Draft

mitch mcgary

About an hour from now there will reportedly be an official announcement via Michigan that Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III will be returning to school next year instead of entering the NBA Draft.

Nobody’s stock rose faster during the NCAA Tournament than did McGary’s – to the point where we were asking big questions about how high he could go in the draft. Glenn was also projected to be a first round pick, making these two and this monster the latest to buck conventional wisdom and turn down guaranteed NBA money. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 10, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft Class: 5 Prospects Whose Stock Improved In March Madness

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 / Apr 9, 2013 / 12:30 pm

10 Things I Learned From March Madness

Kevin Ware

Russ Smith (photo. Louisville Athletics)

There’s always a huge letdown on the morning after March Madness finally ends (even if it is technically April). You see the game. You watch “One Shining Moment” and then boom, no more brackets, no more upsets, no more score checking at work or office pools or Saturday afternoons spent in front of the television with the added benefit of actually valid excuses. The world is so much more dull. Read More »