TAG: Patric Young

College, NBA Draft / Feb 11, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The Top 15 Seniors In College Basketball

Doug McDermott

Doug McDermott (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

This college basketball season has been filled with a lot of undeniable talent, especially from the freshmen, such as Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle, Tyler Ennis and Jabari Parker. They have all been impacting this season. But not only have the freshmen been killing, but also the super sophs and juniors. Marquee players like Marcus Smart, Gary Harris or even James McAdoo have been under every college basketball fan’s radar. Read More »

College / Feb 6, 2014 / 4:30 pm

10 Schools With The Best Shot To Win An NCAA Championship This Year

Nik Stauskas

Nik Stauskas (Mike Carter/USA TODAY Sports)

We have entered the dog days of February and the madness is only a month away. This is the time of the year contenders separate themselves from the pretenders. Below is a list of teams that have the best chances of advancing to the Final Four and winning a national championship. These teams include programs that have coaches with a winning history and the recipe that will lead them to Arlington in early April. 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 / Mar 25, 2013 / 3:45 pm

5 Reasons Why Florida Will Make The Final Four

Erik Murphy

Erik Murphy (photo. UF Communications)

If it wasn’t already obvious through their first two tournament wins, the Florida Gators are a team to keep an eye on during the rest of March Madness. They posess all of the necessary tools needed to win it all. While they don’t have players who are locked-in lottery picks, what they do have is a veteran core that fills out their starting lineup. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft, Overseas / Feb 13, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Tracking This Year’s NBA Draft: The 5 Best Fits For New Orleans

Nerlens Noel

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 »

Smack / Mar 25, 2012 / 1:25 am

The Knicks Are Thinking Championship; Unexpected Help Gets Ohio State To The Final Four

Carmelo Anthony

There’s a photo of the NBA championship trophy above the locker of every Knick. Too much? Probably. But at least they can dream. Last week at this time they were closer to filming a horror movie. The Knicks destroyed the Pistons at home last night, 101-79, pushing their run to six of seven since Mike D’Antoni was pushed overboard. Carmelo Anthony was on the court a solid 90 minutes before tip trying to find his touch again, and while he only had 15, everybody else picked up the slack … Read More »

College, Featured Gallery / Dec 30, 2011 / 4:00 pm

The Book of Eli: Rutgers Freshman Flips The Script On Florida

Eli Carter

Eli Carter (photo. Rutgers Athletics)

After Rutgers stunned No. 10 Florida, 85-83, in double overtime on Thursday night, nobody could stop talking about the brilliant performance by freshman Eli Carter.

Everyone except, that is, for Eli Carter. Read More »

Smack / Dec 24, 2011 / 2:40 am

Kobe Bryant Can’t Be Stopped; Patric Young Gives Us The Block Of The Year

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (photo. Chris Sembrot)

Asking Kobe Bryant to sit out with an injury just isn’t happening anymore. Some of us want to believe he’s doing it for the fame – “Not even Jordan could play through this!” – but at this point, it doesn’t matter the motives. Mike Brown says he can’t even tell Bryant is injured at practice, and Kobe is promising he will play this weekend. Kobe is Christian Bale and Gary Vitti is Morgan Freeman. So what will happen? We’re not doctors, but NBA 2K12 took a stab at it for usRead More »

College, Featured Gallery / Nov 21, 2011 / 12:30 pm

Overlooked & Underappreciated: Meet Florida’s Scottie Wilbekin

Scottie Wilbekin

Scottie Wilbekin (photo. UF Communications)

One of the biggest storylines in college basketball this season is the Florida Gators’ backcourt. People are saying it is the deepest and most talented backcourt in the country, and comparing their lineup to the four-guard lineup Villanova employed in the mid-2000s with Randy Foye, Allan Ray, Kyle Lowry, and Mike Nardi that helped Nova reach the Elite Eight in 2005. People see the Florida backcourt and they see a fourth-year starter in Erving Walker, a third-year starter in Kenny Boynton, a 16-point per game scorer from the Big East in Mike Rosario, and a top-five recruit in Bradley Beal. However, what people don’t see when talking about that backcourt, or just choose to overlook, is Scottie Wilbekin. Read More »

Featured Gallery, NBA / Nov 9, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Top 25 Breakout Players & Teams To Watch In The NBA, College & High School This Season

Dime #66

John Wall, Dime #66

Sometimes when you’re putting together an issue it takes on a life of its own. That was definitely the case for Dime #66. Typically this would have been our NBA Preview Issue, looking at all the stars and storylines for the upcoming year. But with the 2011-12 NBA season indefinitely on hold until a new collective bargaining agreement is in place, a central theme began to arise while we were planning. Read More »