TAG: University of Florida

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Dec 12, 2013 / 3:00 pm

15 Colleges That Produce The Best NBA Players

Vince Carter

With All-Stars like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard running the league from an attention standpoint, it’s hard to argue that high schoolers can’t make the successful jump to the NBA. Even international players like Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have had Hall of Fame careers after coming to the states. Read More »

College / Dec 3, 2013 / 11:45 am

Shabazz Napier Hits Buzzer-Beater To Beat No. 15 Florida

Shabazz Napier

I feel like we’ve seen this before. Yes, UConn’s Shabazz Napier has made game-winners before. But the first time I saw this highlight, I thought of 1998. The NCAA Tournament. The Sweet 16. UConn. Washington. Richard Hamilton. For some reason, back-taps always seem to work out well for the Huskies.

Napier was a beast all night, lighting up the Gators for 26 of his team’s 65 points, pushing his sterling season averages to 16.4 points, 5.6 assists and an incredible 7.3 rebounds per game for the undefeated No. 12-ranked Huskies. 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

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 »

NBA, Video Games / Oct 28, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Bradley Beal Talks Call Of Duty: Ghosts & The NBA’s Hardest Player To Guard

Bradley Beal

The Washington Wizards haven’t had expectations this heavy since the Gilbert Arenas era. After five straight years without a postseason appearance and playing sub-.400 basketball, the Wizards enter the 2013-14 season with one thing on their mind: playoffs. Read More »

College, High School / Sep 17, 2013 / 10:30 am

Chris Walker’s Sick Summer Mixtape

Chris Walker

Chris Walker, a consensus top-10 prospect in the Class of 2013, hasn’t yet gotten himself eligible to play for Florida this year. And while he is currently taking online classes with a goal of being ready to join the team in December, the 6-9 forward was also taking care of some work on the court this summer. The super athletic forward looks like a future NBA pro, and he’s currently the No. 17 overall prospect in Draft Express’s Top 100. Read More »

High School, Video / Aug 16, 2013 / 4:28 pm

Video: One-Handed HS Player, Zach Hodskins, Offered A Roster Spot At Florida

Hodskins

The 190 pound 6-4 guard out of Georgia, Zach Hodskins, might seem to be just another high school senior with dreams of playing basketball on the NCAA’s highest level; except, Zach was born with a genetic birth defect and does not have a left arm below the elbow. Now comes word from Yahoo’s Prep Rally blog that Florida’s Billy Donovan has offered Hodskins preferred walk-on status. Read More »

Smack / Mar 31, 2013 / 10:29 pm

Louisville Destroys Duke To Get To The Final Four; Michigan Breaks Out A Secret Weapon

Kevin Ware

The last time Rick Pitino and Mike Krzyzewski met up in a NCAA Tournament game, they were a part of one of the most memorable moments in basketball history. This time, 21 years later, their latest matchup will be remembered for an entirely different reason. Read More »

Smack / Mar 30, 2013 / 12:50 am

Trey Burke Leads Michigan On A Shocking Comeback; LeBron Puts On A Shooting Exhibition

Trey Burke

It had been 19 years since Michigan had made the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament. But dabble in a little Trey Burke, and add in some copious amounts of the Kansas Jayhawks — who have a history of this sort of choking — and it all adds up to the best comeback of March Madness … After overtime, the final score read, 87-85, Michigan, but make no mistake: it wasn’t the Wolverines that won the game. It was their point guard. Read More »

College / Mar 25, 2013 / 3:45 pm

5 Reasons Why Florida Will Make The Final Four

Erik Murphy

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 »

Smack / Mar 10, 2013 / 3:17 am

The Knicks Get Terrible News; The NBA’s Most Underrated Big Man

J.R. Smith

With New York mourning the 16th anniversary (are we really that old?) of the death of Biggie Smalls yesterday, the Knicks gave the city something to celebrate. But fittingly, on this day, they also announced another injury to a major star, one that might murder the rest of his season … J.R. Smith had 24 points, and Steve Novak added another 20 off the pine in New York’s 29-point dismantling of Utah, a game that was never close after the first quarter. Read More »