Archive | May, 2011

Show me the money?

31 May

Duke bound guard Rasheed Sulaimon says student athletes should be paid.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

“I thought I heard the captain say
Pay me my money down
Tomorrow is our sailing day
Pay me my money down.”

Should college athletes be paid? It is a great debate that will never leave the water cooler club as long as amateurs remain amateurs. Continue reading

All eyes on us: EYBL L.A.

31 May

Nerlens Noel stood out in Los Angeles at the Nike EYBL Session #3.

By Ian Powers
For the National Hoops Report

The place to be for the Memorial Day Nike EYBL Session # 3 in Los Angeles. Ian Powers was there and he checks in for the National Hoops Report. Continue reading

Season highlights: Appalachian State

31 May

Weekend linkage

31 May

Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions
Friday – NBE Basketball Report (Alex Schwartz)
Saturday – NBE Basketball Report (Alex Schwartz)
North Carolina notebook – TarHeelIllustrated.com (Adam Powell) $
ESPN recap (Dave Telep)

Chicago Best Buy
Saturday – Scout.com (Evan Daniels) $
Sunday – Scout.com (Evan Daniels) $

EYBL Session 3 – L.A.
Saturday – Rivals.com (Eric Bossi)
Saturday – Scout.com (Brian Snow) $
Saturday – Scout.com (Josh Gershon) $
Saturday – NBE  Basketball Report (Raphielle Johnson)
Sunday – Rivals.com (Eric Bossi)
Sunday – Scout.com (Brian Snow) $
Sunday – Scout.com (Josh Gershon) $
Sunday – NBE Basketball Report (Raphielle Johnson)
Monday – Rivals.com (Eric Bossi)
Monday – Scout.com (Brian Snow) $
Monday – Scout.com (Josh Gershon) $
ESPN recap (Joel Francisco & John Stovall)

Great American Shoot-Out – Denton, TX

Saturday – TexasHoops.com (Damon Sayles) $
Sunday – TexasHoops.com (Damon Sayles) $

Just a Minute: May 31

31 May

Damon Stoudamire will try his hand at college coaching at Memphis.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

COACH MIGHTY MOUSE

I like Josh Pastner. Always have. Smart guy. Energetic. Enthusiastic. Motivated beyond sensible belief. He’s a think outside the box kind of guy.

Enter Damon Stoudamire, the newest member of Pastner’s staff at Memphis. Continue reading

Buyer beware: Are international players worth the first round draft pick?

30 May

Darko Milicic was selected No. 2 overall in the NBA Draft. He's the poster child or drafting international players over the last 10 drafts.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

With Dirk Nowitzki getting ready to play for his first NBA championship on Tuesday and with the NBA Draft coming up less than a month from now, I wondered…just how good are international players in the League?

The answer? Not good. Not good at all. Continue reading

Season highlights: SMU

30 May

Is Louisville leading for Staten?

30 May

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Juwan Staten’s father, Bill, broke the news to the National Hoops Report last week that his son would be re-opening his decision to transfer to Penn State from Dayton after Ed DeChillis announced he was taking over the Navy job.

As expected, the floodgates opened for the point guard from Ohio. The jet quick floor general may have been hinting to his next move on Twitter. Continue reading

Smack off

30 May

Baylor forward Perry Jones says he isn't ready for the NBA lifestyle. I say good for the sophomore-to-be for admitting that fact.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

I love honesty. I find it refreshing. As a competitive person, I don’t mind the occasional running of the mouth. In fact, I appreciate it.

A number of basketball people opened their mouths this past week and spewed some interesting comments. Continue reading

Inside the #s: NBA Predraft Combine

27 May

Georgia Tech guard Iman Shumpert was one of the top athletes at the NBA Predraft Combine.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The NBA released its information from the NBA Predraft combine. The numbers are interesting to sift through. Who stood out for the right reasons? Who disappointed in the strength, speed and jumping tests? Continue reading