TAG: vanderbilt

NBA / Aug 23, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Dime Q&A: John Jenkins On His Vandy Career And Becoming The Next Ray Allen

John Jenkins

John Jenkins is one of the top shooters in the 2012 NBA rookie class. After helping to lead Vanderbilt to an SEC title game upset over then ranked No. 1 Kentucky, Vanderbilt went on to lose 60-57 to Wisconsin in the secound round of the NCAA Tournament. But that wasn’t the end of a basketball journey for many of Vanderbilt’s players, including Festus Ezeli and Jeffery Taylor, the 30th and 31st picks in the 2012 NBA Draft, respectively. We had the chance to catch up with the 23rd pick, John Jenkins, at the NBA Rookie photo shoot to talk about his college basketball career and his lofty goals to become one of the greatest shooters ever. Read More »

College / May 4, 2011 / 11:30 am

Meet The Next Brad Stevens

Rob Cross

It is 11 p.m. on Saturday night of Halloween weekend, one of the biggest party weekends of the year at Vanderbilt University. People across campus are putting on their costumes getting ready for the night’s festivities, including Vanderbilt men’s basketball manager Rob Cross. However, Rob then gets a text from Steve Tchiengang, power forward on the team, saying “Let’s shoot in 45 minutes.” Most sane people would say not tonight, but Rob is not sane when it comes to basketball. So at 11:45 he trudges over to Memorial Gym in full costume and rebounds for Steve before starting his night. This incident is just one of many that exemplify Rob’s undying commitment to Vanderbilt Basketball. Read More »

College / Mar 13, 2011 / 6:00 pm

NCAA Tournament Instant Analysis: Upsets, Matchups and Story Lines

Jared Sullinger

As the NCAA Tournament field was announced, we wanted hit you with some initial thoughts on the seedings and matchups. We will have a lot more content coming your way in terms of previews, features and more in-depth analysis, but this is what struck me off the bat. Let us know what you think and stay tuned for more…

– The four No. 1 seeds make total sense: Ohio State (No. 1 overall seed), Kansas, Pitt, and Duke. After watching all of these teams one after another this past week, it seems absurd to think of the other potential high seeds, specifically Notre Dame or San Diego State, as being among the top 4. The only legit case would have been North Carolina. They split the first two games with Duke and won the ACC regular season, but after getting cracked this afternoon, they more than took themselves out of the equation. Read More »