/ Sep 21, 2012 / 10:00 am
Last year, Anthony Davis put an unsuspecting frat boy on a poster at Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness. This year, they’re calling Nerlens Noel the next in line. But he sure didn’t mirror the Brow’s performance during the traditional playground game with the students. Sure, he recovered for a nice dunk, but that fall he took? It could’ve been bad. Very bad. Read More »
/ Sep 20, 2012 / 10:30 am
We already showed you Anthony Davis impressing Drake (the rapper and John Wall were the two coaches) from the recent Kentucky Alumni Game. Now for the first time, here are the full highlights from the night. DeMarcus Cousins dropped a game-high 42 points, and Davis had 40 while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist‘s patented hustle and defense probably felt completely out of place in this one. Read More »
As if the pageantry, history, fan fervor, national TV exposure, insane winning percentage, and the John Calipari hard sell isn’t enough to get you to commit to Kentucky, here comes another recruiting bullet in the Wildcat recruiting arsenal: a brand new, palatial dorm built just for the basketball team [Click for photos at the end of the post].
In a video posted on Calipari’s personal site, the coach gives viewers a tour of the brand new dorm, aka “The Wildcat Coal Lodge.” It’s a pretty good answer TO THIS. The dorm is ridiculous. Read More »
They used to call it one of the best draft classes of the last 25 years. Now, it’s looking more and more like Anthony Davis… and then everybody else. Still, this Thursday, the 2012 NBA Draft will bring hope, and hopefully new talent to some teams that desperately need it.
As we do every year, Dime will be holding you down with mock drafts, player interviews and diaries (you should check out Dion Waiters‘ draft diary), and we will also be bringing you draft profiles for every potential prospect deemed worthy. With this year’s crop of talent, that list is long. Our last profile was on the future of Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger. Now, we’re looking at Kentucky’s Terrence Jones. Read More »
They used to call it one of the best draft classes of the last 25 years. Now, it’s looking more and more like Anthony Davis… and then everybody else. Still, on June 28, the 2012 NBA Draft will bring hope, and hopefully new talent to some teams that desperately need it.
As we do every year, Dime will be holding you down with mock drafts, player interviews and diaries (you should check out Dion Waiters‘ draft diary), and we will also be bringing you draft profiles for every potential prospect deemed worthy. With this year’s crop of talent, that list is long. Our last profile was on the future of UNC’s Kendall Marshall. Today, we’re looking at Kentucky’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Read More »
Ever since I can remember, I have been in awe of NBA players. At the age of five I would cut out newspaper clippings of my favorite players like Allan Houston and Patrick Ewing and put them in a shoebox. I have basketball cards in stacks of binders that I’ve been buying since around the same age. My autograph collection is deep, ranging from guys like Houston, Jason Kidd and Allen Iverson to Primoz Brezec, Moochie Norris and Brandon Armstrong. Any time I had the chance to meet one of my favorite players I remember being more nervous talking to them than talking to girls. Read More »
Words. Eric Bressman
Back in December of 2009, I was home in Chicago for vacation. My younger brother, a junior in high school at the time, was playing in a small holiday basketball tournament with his high school team, the Ida Crown Jewish Academy. I didn’t get to see him play very often, so I was happy to head down into the city with him on a weekday morning to watch his team square off against that day’s opponent, Perspectives Charter School. Headlining the opposition was a little-touted, gangly, but nonetheless intimidating 6-foot-several-inches junior by the name of Anthony Davis. Read More »
Kentucky fans are excited at the possibility of Nerlens Noel and Shabazz Muhammad teaming up and playing together in Rupp Arena next year. Noel and Muhammad will announce their college decisions on ESPNU at 7:30 tonight. Speculation for the past weeks has been that the two could be next year’s version of Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. It is far from a done deal yet, but will college basketball fans want to see it happen? Read More »
They call themselves the “White Boy Academy,” and while you can hate on the dance moves, these dudes from off of Kentucky’s bench are rocking some serious bling. Championship rings can do a lot for someone, and apparently, they made Jarrod Polson, Kyle Wiltjer, Robbie T., Allen W., Matt L., & Derek K. do a Karaoke version of Akon‘s “Soul Survivor” (with audio from AJ Hochhalter). And they actually did it quite well, at least for college basketball player standards. Read More »
Nerlens Noel is considered one of the best high school prospects in the country, and is undoubtedly the best defensive big man that’s come out of high school since perhaps Greg Oden. Schools want him. Fans want him. Big-time basketball collegiate programs want him. Now the only question is what does the 6-10 shot blocker from The Tilton School in New Hampshire want? Read More »