April 14, 2009 |
Derrick Thomas has orally committed to play basketball for Drexel next season, a source close to the player said. Scouting reports praise the 6-foot-4 shooting guard from St. John's College High School in Washington for his shot and his ability to drive to the basket. He averaged 15 points, six rebounds and 3.5 assists this past season. Thomas joins Dartaye Ruffin, Darryl McCoy and Shannon Givens as new players for Drexel next season.
April 12, 2012 |
PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Ramone Moore finished third in the Atlantic Ten Conference in scoring this season. The Temple guard was an all-Big Five and all-conference selection, and the fifth-year senior was one rebound shy of a double-double in the recent Reese's college all-star game. But for all his college success, one big question about his future remains: Can he become an NBA-caliber point guard if called upon? That answer might go a long way in determining if he'll find his way onto an NBA roster.
October 2, 2009 |
Andre Iguodala spent the summer shooting jumpers, and it looks is if he will spend some of the winter playing shooting guard. Despite last season's failed experiment with Iguodala at the two-spot, 76ers new head coach Eddie Jordan has Iguodala, right now, starting in the backcourt with Lou Williams. Yesterday at St. Joseph's University, the Sixers finished their third day of training camp, holding both a morning and an evening session. Camp will end tomorrow. The Sixers will play their first preseason game Tuesday night in London, Ontario, against the Toronto Raptors.
May 21, 1988 |
The annual NBA draft lottery will be held in New York today, and the stakes are high. Just under 6 feet, 10 inches high. Danny Manning, who led the University of Kansas to the NCAA title this year, is considered by most experts to be the top prize available in the June 28 draft. The 76ers are among the six teams hoping to emerge from the lottery with the No. 1 choice. The Los Angeles Clippers, the Phoenix Suns, the New Jersey Nets, the Golden State Warriors and the Indiana Pacers are the other teams involved in the lottery.
June 9, 1995 |
Was Isaiah Rider in Philadelphia yesterday? Was he visiting the 76ers? A source said that Rider, the Minnesota Timberwolves' shooting guard, was in town to meet with coach John Lucas and owner Harold Katz. It is believed that Rider's visit was preliminary to a hoped-for official meeting, perhaps in the next several days. Lucas would not comment, but the logic seems basic: The Sixers would like to add a starting-quality shooting guard, a need that would become greater if Jeff Malone struggles to come back from the bruised right heel that allowed him to appear in just two games after Dec. 9 of this season.
January 16, 1998 |
Gina Torrente can play just about any position in basketball, Neshaminy coach Angie Scarengelli says, but it has become apparent in the last five games that the Redskins junior is definitely most comfortable at guard. Forced to play forward most of the season while senior Kate Farrell recovered from a severe ankle sprain, Torrente contributed for the Redskins but was hardly dominant. With Farrell back in the lineup the last two weeks, Torrente has blossomed at shooting guard. Torrente, who stands 5-foot-10, has scored 18 points in each of the last two games, a 59-55 loss Tuesday to Central Bucks East (13-3)
March 28, 2010 |
If you allow them to, the 76ers will depress you. The losses, the wins, the postgame comments, the on-court debacles, even the rare on-court execution - all of it. The losses are pathetic, the wins are worse, the bad play is unwatchable, and the good play is pointless. Welcome to your Sixers, version 2009-2010, a team whose slogan might as well have been: We lose even when we win. Eddie Jordan's days as Sixers coach are flipping off the calendar, each practice and game bringing Jordan that much closer to the end. Jordan's woes have been written, blogged, discussed, and tweeted.
July 30, 2008 |
Shooter? Check. Cross another item off Ed Stefanski's summer to-do list. Yesterday, Stefanski, the 76ers' general manager, officially announced the signing of shooting guard Kareem Rush. While the Sixers, per team policy, did not disclose terms of the agreement, a source familiar with the negotiations said Rush signed a minimum-level contract, which, for a player such as Rush, credited with six years of service in the NBA, would be $998,398. Rush made $770,610 last season with the Pacers.
December 13, 2008 |
Villanova put the finishing touches on arguably the nation's finest 2009 recruiting class yesterday when shooting guard Dominic Cheek of St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, N.J., announced his intention to play for the Wildcats. The 6-foot-5, 170-pound Cheek, ranked third nationally at his position by ESPNU and sixth by Rivals.com, chose Villanova over Kansas. He also had considered Rutgers, Pittsburgh and Memphis before recently reducing his options to a final two. "Villanova has been with me since Day 1, and they have been there with me during this whole process," Cheek said, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.