Just like everything that has to do with basketball, whether it be college or professional, rumors are always swirling around. And yesterday there were a few floating around the Syracuse campus that center Fab Melo would declare for the NBA draft.
And today, there’s proof.
With Erving Walker headed for graduation this summer, the Florida Gators just received big news that their sharpshooter in Kenny Boynton has decided to forgo the NBA draft and return for his senior year in Gainesville. For much of the season, Boynton was Florida’s best shooter – (15.9 points per game, and shot 40.7 percent from 3-point range) – before heading into a 3-month slump, where his 20-point average took a 5-point dip.
This kid’s got BOUNCE!!!! Add him to the list of elite dunkers under 6′ tall…
In the midst of rumors of possibly leaving Kansas State for the SEC to coach The Gamecocks in South Carolina, K. State’s Frank Martin felt the need to reveal some past information during his defense of his senior player Jamar Samuels.
For those who don’t already know, Martin coached three high school teams during his time in Miami in the 90′s before he made his way to Northeastern University. And being the truth-telling, intimidating person that he is, Martin had no problem admitting that he used to give his former high school players money at the collegiate level whenever they needed help.
Yes, maybe I am still a little bitter after Florida’s own Austin Rivers — the son of Boston Celtics head coach, Doc Rivers — chose to surpass on being a Gator to become a Dookie. Can’t say I blame him, maybe the kid wanted a change of scenery for once in his life. But the more Bradley Beal plays the way he does, the easier it becomes to move on.
Like Beal, Rivers is more than likely a one-and-done player once his freshman season came to an end. And thanks to Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com, multiple sources have stated that is exactly what’s going to happen. Despite being upset in the first round of the NCAA tournament to Lehigh after a 19-point effort from the kid nicknamed “Sub-Zero,” Rivers still managed to average 15.5 points and 2.1 assists this season under Coach K.
Money really isn’t the issue for Austin so he could stay another year if he wanted to improve on his consistency, but most mock drafts have him going to Portland with the 11th pick. (At least the ones I saw) Still, nothing is set in stone until the words come from Austin’s mouth himself so in the meantime, Duke fans, enjoy Rivers while you have him because he could be gone quicker than he entered.
As my Lady Gators got manhandled (literally) by Baylor last night, Brittney Griner decided to add herself to the record books as she becomes the second woman in college basketball history to dunk in the NCAA tournament. It’s just a shame it came against Florida.
With March Mandess officially in full effect after tonight’s Selection Sunday, here’s the FULL version of the new Powerade commercial dubbed The Dance. Directed by Stacey Wall, Agency work by Wieden + Kennedy, and featuring yours truly Jeff Chen.
Wow! How dope are these? It looks like Baylor University is getting their Oregon on as they get ready to battle it out in the March Madness tournament. BaylorBears.com revealed their new adizero basketball uniforms earlier today, complete with a description of the new ‘fit:
The new adizero uniforms feature a limited edition design and coloring created only for this season’s NCAA tournament run. Each uniform’s amplified school colors pay homage to the high intensity of March Madness and the electrifying play during the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
The new print uses a pixilated pattern instead of a traditional, heavier, solid pattern to shed weight and add speed. The print’s camouflage design is inspired by teamwork and working together to attack the court as a group.
The adidas adizero basketball uniform is the lightest uniform in program history – more than 20 percent lighter than previous uniforms. The uniforms are adidas’ latest innovation to make athletes lighter so they can be faster and perform better on the court.
The site also states that Louisville and Cincinnati will also be wearing similar uniforms, just a different colorway, of course. These lighter unis should help players play a bit quicker and give them more energy. I guess we’ll find out in a couple weeks. Peep after the jump for a bigger version of the full uniforms.
It’s the underdog vs the world. #PowerThrough.
By the way, you might recognize a face or two in this commercial…
Holy sh*t!!!! That kid who got caught trying to jump with Gabe York is going to be having nightmares about this play for years! He might need to have an early retirement from the game of basketball. Arizona has always recruited skilled guards and Gabe York looks like he’ll be carrying on that tradition next year when he suits up for Coach Sean Miller. Hit the jump for some different angled videos.
Source – JerseyChaser