TAG: San Diego State

We Reminisce / Jun 16, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Tony Gwynn Passes Away At 54; We Remember His Basketball Career

Tony Gwynn

Former San Diego Padres star and Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn passed away today at the age of 54 after battling cancer for the past several years. He’ll be remembered as one of the best hitters in the history of Major League Baseball. That part of his sports story, you probably already know. We’re here to tell you about the other part, the one involving his basketball career and how he was drafted by an NBA team. Read More »

College / Jan 10, 2013 / 2:02 pm

Video: Jamaal Franklin Threw A Backboard Alley-Oop To Himself From Behind The Arc

Jamaal Franklin

A month ago a dunk surfaced from the junior college ranks deep in Texas that I was ready to call the best dunk of the season. It’s hard to top an in-game dunk from the free-throw line, but I knew sooner or later someone would challenge it. Jamaal Franklin‘s insane throwdown for San Diego State just threw down the gauntlet as a worthy challenger. Read More »

Video / Jun 13, 2011 / 1:30 pm

“Vanilla Sky” Dunks All Over NBA Rookie Pooh Jeter

Unless you’re from the Los Angeles area, chances are you don’t know the name Tim McGrath. A standout at Santa Monica High School, where he averaged 16.6 points and 6.5 boards per game as a senior, McGrath chose head coach Steve Fisher and San Diego State over the likes of West Virginia, Miami and Texas Tech. But after two seasons, he transferred to Cal State Dominguez Hills, bringing his tremendous vertical and horizontal leaping abilities with him. So while DeMar DeRozan started the summer off right at the Drew League, watch the 6-5 McGrath (a.k.a. “Vanilla Sky”) dunk all over NBA rookie Pooh Jeter this weekend. Nasty!

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College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 6, 2011 / 3:00 pm

Dime NBA Draft Profile: San Diego State’s Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard

The NBA Draft is simply the most important time of the year for rebuilding franchises. Just ask the Portland Trail Blazers. Whether it is the next Michael Jordan and Kevin Durant, or the next Sam Bowie and Greg Oden, we are out to identify the legitimate prospects from the phony ones. Every week, we will deliver profiles of top prospects and breakdown their game. We will give you player comparisons, ratings, outside opinions on the prospects, and much more. Last we had UConn’s Kemba Walker, and next up is San Diego State University small forward Kawhi Leonard. Read More »

College, Video / Jan 27, 2011 / 9:30 am

Jimmer Fredette Lights Up San Diego State for 43 Points

Last night, in what was being billed as the “biggest game in Mountain West Conference history,” No. 4 San Diego State visited No. 9 BYU. Really though, it was SDSU vs. The Jimmer Fredette Show on a nationally-televised televised stage. The man did not disappoint, shooting off the collective faces of the Aztecs to the tune of 43 points (and that was even with him going long stretches without scoring).

In Smack this morning, we described Jimmer’s game for those who haven’t seen him play as a combo of “Deron Williams‘ ball-handling mixed with J.J. Redick‘s outside stroke and Stephen Curry‘s range.” Watch the carnage from last night and you will see what we mean.

And check out the kind-of-awesome BYU starting lineup intro video after the jump. Read More »

College / Dec 22, 2010 / 12:00 pm

Kawhi Leonard Has San Diego State Thinking Final Four

Kawhi Leonard

Last night, San Diego State sophomore Kawhi Leonard had his eighth double-double of the season with 23 points and 14 rebounds as the Aztecs (13-0) downed San Francisco 62-56 in the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic. And while Leonard may not be a household name yet, he will be soon. With San Diego State currently ranked seventh in the nation, you better believe they’ve set the bar high for this season. Read More »