Skidding the ball into the ring from above - in the common people "DANK", was originally prohibited by FIBA rules. And really, why should viewers admire the athleticism of basketball players and the beauty of the "taking" of the ring? Let them enjoy the ingenuity of combinations and record runs that were not there. And so the players, even having brought the ball from above, were afraid to touch the ring - the ball might not have been defended. Or the foul could be…
Despite enduring an undeniably “down” year, even offering Big East and Big Ten fans their first opportunities to praise themselves as college basketball’s top conference, ACC Basketball still produced some exceptionally intriguing individual talents. Vernon Carey Jr, Elijah Hughes, Garrison Brooks, Cole Anthony, and Devin Vassell especially brought further attention to the conference once emerging as either freshmen acclimating to the college game by standards which few expected, or by just elevating their game from the year prior by a substantial level.
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According to recent reports, Robert Morris is expected to depart from the NEC and is a candidate to join Horizon League Basketball in the coming years. For much of the last few decades, Robert Morris has been one of the most consistent and successful programs in the NEC, and a move like this makes a lot of sense for their athletics programs. The challenge for their student-athletes would certainly be greater, even if it’s the challenge it once was in this conference.
It was destined from birth that Ty Jerome was going to be a basketball player.
His father, Mark, and mother, Melanie, both played college basketball. Mark was a high school and AAU basketball coach. While that doesn’t necessarily mean their child would become a hoopster, the way he was raised perhaps did.
The youth of college basketball has grown in importance as the one-and-done era has matured. Players are no longer consistently staying four years and winning championships, in part because it's no longer a prerequisite to success. 18- and 19-year-olds can make an immediate impact for title-contenders now more than ever before they hop to the next level.
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Center Micawber “Mac” Etienne is a 2021 prospect out of Suffield Academy in Connecticut. The four-star recruit, who stands at 6-foot-10 and weighs 220-pounds, is the No. 11 center in the country and No. 1 player in the state of Connecticut.
As a junior, Etienne averaged 15 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks for the Suffield Academy Tigers, leading to a plethora of Power 5 offers along the way. His team went 10-13, playing elite-level competition night in and night out.
This episode, JD and Donnovan focus on something much more important than sports — social justice. They discuss marginalized communities being mistreated in the U.S. and Canada, and protests that have erupted in cities across North America in recent days.
They then offer their perspectives on what it truly means to be an ally during a time screaming for change and what they believe society can do to make true equality a reality.
The remainder of the British Basketball League season has been cancelled following the continued impact of the coronavirus, the league announced today.
The decision was made after the member clubs unanimously agreed that there was no viable option to allow for the season to be completed in a safe and meaningful manner.
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CORRYVILLE - University of Cincinnati head basketball coach and assistant Tim Morris published their opinions Saturday on the weekend's unrest related to the death of George Floyd while being restrained by a Minneapolis police officer.
In his tweet, Brannen mentions having open discussions with his teams over how they are viewed in the community.