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#Dunkage: Darius Nelson

30 Oct

UTEP freshman Darius Nelson gets us started in #dunkage this year during a Miner scrimmage. The Sacramento native went the length of the court to ruin a teammates night. Nelson scored 19 points in his team’s win in front of 3,000 people.

Nelson is one of eight freshmen for Tim Floyd this year and one of 10 newcomers. The Miners are going through an identity search during the preseason. With eight players scoring in double figures between the two teams in the scrimmage, Floyd will have plenty to sort through as UTEP tries to figure out who they are exactly.

Because of opportunity, Nelson could be one of the top freshmen sleepers in the nation. He’s slimmed up his body, improved his skill set (which was already pretty strong) and confidence will certainly come as the season progresses. – Justin Young

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NHR Top 100: #72 Arsalan Kazemi, PF, Rice

19 Aug

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Number 72 – Arsalan Kazemi, PF, Jr., Rice

There are some guys that are great shooters. Others are great passers. Some players have a niche as top flight ball-handlers or tremendous rebounders. But how many players are lumped into the “just plays harder than everyone else” category? It seems like a diminishing group. At the top of the hustler list has to be Kazemi. Continue reading

NHR Top 100: #84 Keith Clanton, PF, UCF

11 Aug

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Number 84 – Keith Clanton, PF, Jr., Central Florida

When Keith Clanton was the anchor for Brandon Knight and Kenny Boynton on the AAU circuit, the accolades never really came Clanton’s way. They should have. He helped the team win the AAU Nationals and the Reebok Summer Championships in a matter of 10 days. That’s not an easy task. Clanton never sought the spotlight. He opted for playing, and playing well. Continue reading

NHR Top 100: #89 Will Barton, SG, Memphis

8 Aug

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Number 89 – Will Barton, SG, Soph., Memphis

The familiar cliché of “the best thing about a freshman is he becomes a sophomore.” Welcome to the world of Will Barton. Continue reading

NY2LA SUMMER JAM: January gets hot in July

14 Jul

By Danny Hazan
National Hoops Report

MILWAUKEE – Before getting on a plane in Los Angeles to head to Milwaukee for the Summer Jam, ICAN All-Stars’ 6-7 wing Anthony January gave UTEP a verbal commitment July 9 and shifted his focus to embracing the opportunity to travel across the country. Continue reading

Season highlights: SMU

30 May