After leading Washington to back-to-back conference titles in the Pac-10 Tournament over the last two seasons, junior Isaiah Thomas (who also claimed back-to-back conference MOP honors in those same title runs) decided the time was right to test his talents on another level: the NBA. During his time in Seattle, the 5-9 guard was nothing short of an offensive force. After averaging 16.9 points and 3.9 assists a game as a sophomore, he returned this season to drop 16.8 and 6.1 per and navigate UW to a Sweet Sixteen appearance in the NCAA Tournament. And as the kid embarks on his journey away from college and into the pros, we wanted to give him his own space, and voice, to roam. So, follow along with Isaiah on his Dime NBA Draft Diary and the start to his journey as a member of the Sacramento Kings… Read More »
TAG: Wallace Prather Jr. Pro-Am
We’ve been showing you highlights from Pro-Ams and summer leagues around the country, but have you seen any of the action taking place in the ATL? The nation’s best ballers that spend their offseason in Hotlanta take their talents to the Wallace Prather Jr. Pro-Am, a group that includes Josh Smith, Lou Williams, Derrick Favors, Jarrett Jack and Damien Wilkins. See what went down…
When I first found out that all the NBA Summer Leagues were cancelled due to the lockout, I was initially devastated. Although the news was disappointing at first, once summer Pro-Ams kicked off, my complaints went down the drain. NBA players have always made appearances in Pro-Ams and summer leagues across the country, however this summer has definitely been one to remember. Since there’s no Vegas, Orlando or Rocky Mountain league to keep players tied up this summer, and they can’t workout with their teams, what else are NBA stars supposed to do to stay in shape besides get busy? Read More »
You’d be crazy to think that there wasn’t some serious hoop being played in Atlanta this summer. And if you’re searching for the best run, look no further than the Wallace Prather Jr. Pro-Am. Featuring NBA talent from the likes of Lou Williams, Josh Smith, Derrick Favors, Jarrett Jack and Damien Wilkins, you better believe the Rosel Fann Recreation Center gets busy. With that, check out some highlights from Saturday’s action.