June 3, 2014 |
FOLLOWING the famed days of the "Southwest Philly Floater," former La Salle guard Tyrone Garland is trying to make his jump into professional basketball. Though he momentarily put basketball to the side and had graduation at the forefront of his mind following a disappointing season, Garland is taking another shot to advance his career. Garland recently signed with 23-year-old agent Gilad Berkowitz, of Berkowitz Career Ventures. Berkowitz is a current law student at Duke who is certified with the National Basketball Players Association.
March 23, 2013 |
St. Joseph's center C.J. Aiken will bypass his senior season to pursue a professional basketball career, the team announced Friday. The 6-foot-9 Aiken averaged 10.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.6 blocked shots for the 18-14 Hawks. "After lengthy meetings with C.J. Aiken and his family, C.J. has decided to pursue a career in professional basketball," coach Phil Martelli said in a statement. "There will always be a place in my heart for C.J. I wish him well in all his future endeavors.
March 23, 2013 |
St. Joseph's center C.J. Aiken will bypass his senior season to pursue a professional basketball career, the team announced Friday. The 6-foot-9 Aiken averaged 10.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots for the 18-14 Hawks. "After lengthy meetings with C.J. Aiken and his family, C.J. has decided to pursue a career in professional basketball," coach Phil Martelli said in a statement. "There will always be a place in my heart for C.J. I wish him well in all his future endeavors.
March 2, 2012 |
Today marks the 50th anniversary of arguably the greatest achievement in sports history, Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game. Accomplished with the Philadelphia Warriors in a win over the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962, Chamberlain's feat ranks as the highlight of a distinguished career. Paying tribute to it provides an opportunity to consider how he added a whole new dimension to his sport. Over a career that spanned from 1959 to 1973, Chamberlain was the most dominant basketball player of all time, as well as the greatest athlete of any kind to come from Philadelphia - a city that has produced a huge assortment of all-time greats, including Roy Campanella, Bill Tilden, Tom Gola, and Bernard Hopkins.
May 2, 2014
A WEARY country has found a new hero, it seems. Even those of us with little interest in professional basketball have sudden reverence for NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Silver's swift and fatal dispatch of Donald Sterling, the racist owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was emotionally cathartic and "viscerally thrilling," as sports blogger Will Leitch put it. Commissioner Silver boldly inflicted the maximum penalty against Sterling for his racist and irrational admonitions to his girlfriend to stop associating with African-Americans in public - particularly at his games.
July 1, 2014 |
WHEN JERAMI Grant, one of the Sixers' second-round draft picks, walked into the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine on Saturday, he did so with some exclusive company. Accompanied by his father, former Sixer Harvey Grant, Jerami Grant has something that his new teammates are lacking - a family full of NBA talent. But just like his fellow second-rounders, he's coming to Philadelphia with a chip on his shoulder. "We all try to make our own way, but we definitely try to learn from our parents' experiences," Jerami Grant said, his blue Sixers hat resting in front of him as he sat between fellow draft picks Pierre Jackson and Jordan McRae.
April 14, 2012 |
Late Thursday night, Juan Fernandez said he was thankful for his opportunity to participate in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. Understandably so. The Temple senior point guard signed a multiyear agreement Friday morning in Portsmouth, Va., to play professional basketball for EA7 Olimpia Milano, a top-level Italian team. He is expected to receive a high six-figure salary. "I'm obviously really, really happy," said the 22-year-old Argentine, who is on pace to graduate from Temple this summer.
November 8, 2012
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Inductees Here is a look at Thursday's other inductees to the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. For more information, go to www.phillyhall.org . Dan Baker (Legacy of Excellence award): The longtime Phillies public-address announcer also served as executive director of the Big Five. Debbie Black: The all-time leader in steals and assists at St. Joseph's, she also played in three women's professional basketball leagues. Doug Collins: A four-time NBA all-star during an injury-stunted 76ers career, the current 76ers coach, a member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic team, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1973 draft.
March 26, 2012 |
Dion Waiters decided to play his college basketball at Syracuse when he was in the eighth grade. But after just two years with the Orange, he's heading to the next level. Waiters, a 6-foot-4 sophomore from Philadelphia, announced Monday he will sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft in June. "I've decided to pursue my dream of becoming a professional basketball player by entering my name in the NBA Draft this spring," he said in a statement released by the athletic communications department at Syracuse.
February 14, 2013 |
For decades, Matthew White was remembered as the starting center on the University of Pennsylvania's 1979 basketball team, a fabled squad that captured the region's imagination by making the NCAA semifinals. But early Monday, White's life came to an unexpected end after his wife, Maria Reyes Garcia-Pellon, allegedly stabbed him in the neck while he was asleep. She did so, she reportedly told police, because she caught him viewing pornography. The crime stunned White's former teammates and coaches, several of whom he had stayed in touch with since his days on the Quakers.