February 18, 2015 |
KYLE MOLOCK, just 16 days after his 17th birthday, was in Anaheim, Calif., a long, productive summer of AAU ball down to one final tournament. He had been playing up one age group. He had committed to Purdue the previous fall. He was about to head back to his home in suburban Columbus, Ohio, to gear up for his junior year of high school, his basketball future jammed with possibilities as the winter of 2011 beckoned. So why exactly was Kyle Molock, 4 1/2 years later and now 21, seated on a winter's day in what used to be the press room at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse before it became Hagan Arena on the Saint Joseph's University campus?
May 7, 2014
Here is how the 76ers' Michael Carter-Williams stacked up against other top rookies in the NBA this season statistically: TEAM PPG. RPG. APG. SPG. Michael Carter-Williams 76ers 16.7 6.2 6.3 1.9 Victor Oladipo Magic 13.8 4.1 4.1 1.6 Trey Burke Jazz 12.8 3.0 5.7 0.6 Tim Hardaway Jr. Knicks 10.2 1.5 0.8 0.5
May 25, 2013 |
The NBA draft is scheduled for June 27 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and the 76ers have the 11th pick. Barring trades and other wheeling and dealing, here is how it could play out: 1. Cleveland Cavaliers pick Nerlens Noel (C, 19 years old, 7-foot-0, 206 pounds, Kentucky, freshman. With Cleveland receiving another top-five pick, it's obvious they're still building post-LeBron James. Even though they have a glaring need at the wing position, Anderson Varejao is extremely injury prone and nearing the end of his contract, so it opens up a great spot for Noel.
April 15, 2013
Trey Burke , the Associated Press men's player of the year, is leaving Michigan early for the NBA draft. Burke led Michigan to the NCAA title game as a sophomore. The 6-foot point guard averaged 18.6 points and 6.7 assists per game this season. He made perhaps the most memorable shot of the NCAA tournament, a long three-pointer in the final seconds against Kansas that sent the regional semifinal to overtime. Connecticut's latest victory parade had a French Quarter feel to it. About 10,000 fans lined Hartford's Bushnell Park on a cold and windy Sunday afternoon to cheer the national champion UConn women as they passed by on the top of a double-decker bus, tossing Mardi Gras beads to the crowd.
April 10, 2013 |
ATLANTA - At 11:45 a.m. Monday, in a ballroom with a few hundred people, Rick Pitino was officially announced as part of the Nasimith Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2013. At 11:45 p.m., 1.5 miles away before 75,000 fans in a giant dome, Pitino became the first coach to win an NCAA championship with two schools. His Louisville team withstood an incredible offensive assault from Michigan and won, 82-76. Pitino grew up in the shadow of Madison Square Garden, was a freshman point guard at Massachusetts on a team that had a senior named Julius Erving.
April 6, 2013 |
Trey Burke, the sophomore point guard who led Michigan to the Final Four, was named Thursday as the Associated Press' college basketball player of the year. Burke and Cazzie Russell (in 1966) are the only Michigan players to win the award. The Big Ten player of the year, Burke averaged 19.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 6.7 assists. He received 31 votes from the 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly top 25. Jim Larranaga, who led Miami (29-7) to the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season and tournament titles, was selected as coach of the year.
April 1, 2013 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - Trey Burke was a 16-month-old toddler the last time Michigan was playing this late in the NCAA tournament. That regional final 19 years ago, a loss that ended the Fab Five era, was played in a building that no longer exists. Where Reunion Arena once stood near downtown Dallas is now a vacant lot about 20 minutes from where the Wolverines finally get another chance to get back to the Final Four. "It's definitely crazy," Burke said Saturday. "Just to get this program moving back in the right direction means a lot to us. " No. 4 seed Michigan (29-7)
March 30, 2013 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - Trey Burke shook off one of his worst starts with the best shot of his life. Burke bounced back from a scoreless first half to score 23 points, including a long, never-a-doubt three-pointer in the final seconds of regulation, and Michigan rallied to beat Kansas, 87-85, in overtime in the South Regional semifinals Friday night. The fourth-seeded Wolverines wiped out a 10-point Kansas lead in the last three minutes of regulation, and Burke gave them their first lead since early in the game with another long three to open Michigan's scoring in overtime.
March 26, 2013 |
DAYTON, Ohio - Sometimes, it falls to a single player to heal a program's reputation. In Temple's case, it fell to, of all people, Khalif Wyatt. Temple entered this NCAA Tournament everyone's favorite loser, an annual disappointment just waiting to happen. The Owls made it to the Dance each of the last 5 years, but they won just one game. Twice, they lost their opener as a No. 5 seed, to a 12 seed. This time, propelled by Wyatt, of all people, they beat eighth-seeded North Carolina State on Friday in the East Regional, and they led top-seeded Indiana here Sunday until the final 79 seconds.
March 23, 2013 |
Glenn Robinson III scored 21 points, and Mitch McGary added 13 points and nine rebounds, helping fourth-seeded Michigan (27-7) overcome a rough night for Trey Burke in a 71-56 NCAA tournament victory over 13th-seeded South Dakota State (25-10) on Thursday night in Auburn Hills, Mich. Burke made only two field goals and left the game briefly in the second half after a hard fall under the basket. The star point guard came back after that, but he finished with only six points in the South Regional game.