The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame welcomed two of the sport’s all-time greats as part of its 2014 class on Tuesday. Four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal and two-time NCAA champion Grant Hill joined Darrell Griffith at the top of a very unique and diverse class. The induction ceremony, which will be held in November, will also see Zelmo Beaty, an NAIA star at Prairie View A&M. Additionally, two head coaches LSU’s Dale Brown and Maryland’s Gary Williams—both of whom reached the Final
The Basketball World Cup (formerly known as the World Championship) will be held next summer in Spain, and the U.S. will be sending a team. Who will be on it? Who knows? We’ll have more on that in the upcoming days. As it is 30, elite basketball players (all listed below) will spend the next five days in a Las Vegas training facility with Team USA in a minicamp. Some of the NBA’s brightest young players are in attendance, hoping to show coaching staff
A busy week in the NBA continues to get busier. As the draft boards and playoff scenarios continue to change, we’ll keep you updated every day at 6 O’Clock. Here’s the latest news around the league:
It was an exciting and historic first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament over the weekend, with the blue bloods of college basketball reaching the second week of the tourney along with surprise teams including LaSalle, Wichita State and No. 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast. But what did it really take for the teams to win two, and in LaSalle’s case, three, games last week?
The NBA draft is all about projections and potential. A generation ago, most NBA executives’ strategy was to compare prospects based on their collegiate careers. Then the Fab Five arrived at Michigan, and suddenly the process was flipped upside down. Underclassmen were scrutinized, analyzed and scouted thoroughly by NBA clubs who wanted to get the next big-time prospect. While prospects with high upside are intriguing, they come with more risk than upperclassmen. The lottery is annually dominated by underclassmen, primarily freshmen.
Sheridan Hoops was well-represented at Thursday’s NBA draft in Newark, N.J. We had Joe Kotoch provide a pretty successful mock draft by anyone’s standards. We had Moke Hamilton breaking down a number of trades as he prepares for the firestorm of free agency that will start over the weekend. We had Nick Gibson offering his draft surprises, then following up today with his exhaustive draft grades. And we had yours truly and a trusty video camera, capturing some of the sights and sounds in and
By Terry Lyons of DigitalSportsDesk.com CAMBRIDGE, Mass — “Think-Tanks” abound in the congested enclave located across the Charles River from Boston. The bustling suburb of Cambridge is known for its smarts and, in fact, was named as the fourth “smartest” city by Forbes Magazine a year or two ago. But that survey surely factored in the dim bulbs of Wall Street in the 10001-10005 zip codes, and we know where their smarts got them. Down the road and across the river from