NBA’s plan to get elite 18-year-olds in G League is curiously small

October 19, 2018

Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images Back in 2005, in his quest to get 18-year-olds out of the NBA, commissioner David Stern used a hatchet. In the course of high-pressure labor negotiations, Stern convinced the players’ union to agree to an age minimum that would prevent players from going straight from high school to the pros. […]

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The 4 biggest problems with the NBA’s new plan to pay elite high school players

October 18, 2018

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The NBA is making a proactive move to address the pitfalls of the one-and-done rule before it can officially abolish its age limit. The league announced a new professional path for top high school players on Thursday, offering $125K in pay and a year of development in the G-League for would-be […]

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Zion Williamson has been dragged into the FBI trial. What does it mean for Duke, Kansas and the NCAA?

October 17, 2018

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports The real intrigue surrounding the FBI’s college basketball corruption trial in Manhattan had little to do with if the prosecution could prove universities were “defrauded” by a few rouge individuals like Adidas executives Merl Code and James Gatto and agency middleman Christian Dawkins. Instead, the most compelling part of this trial […]

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Mike Krzyzewski thinks college basketball corruption is ‘a blip’. Does he forget these Duke player scandals?

October 16, 2018

Photo by Lance King/Getty Images for SiriusXM As the FBI’s college basketball corruption trial for disgraced Adidas executives James Gatto and Merl Code and agency middle man Christian Dawkins nears its conclusion in a Manhattan courthouse this week, the biggest name in the sport is dismissing the wiretaps, the under-oath testimony, and the heaping pile […]

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The NCAA’s method of blackballing coaches is now invalid in California

October 10, 2018

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports Reggie Bush’s last college football season was 2005. Five years and one big NCAA investigation later, the NCAA found that Bush and his family had gotten gifts from agents while he was in school, including cash, a car, and housing. The NCAA took away Bush’s Heisman Trophy and lots of USC […]

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Louisville basketball may get hammered by the NCAA, but it won’t get death penalty

October 10, 2018

Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images The key point for the FBI in its college basketball corruption trial is proving that universities were “defrauded” when cash payments were made to secure the commitments or future services of top recruits. To the FBI, the colleges involved in the scandal were the victim of a few rouge individuals […]

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Wendell Moore, 5-star recruit, commits to Duke over North Carolina

October 9, 2018

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Duke has landed its first player in the 2019 class. Wendell Moore, a 6’6 shooting guard out of Charlotte, picked the Blue Devils over offers from North Carolina, NC State and Wake Forest. This is Duke’s first commitment in the 2019 class. Moore is ranked as the No. 18 overall […]

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Pitt basketball made a tribute video for Mac Miller and it’s perfect

October 8, 2018

We came to get down. pic.twitter.com/PkHS5h0n36 — Pitt Basketball (@Pitt_MBB) October 6, 2018 The good news for Pitt basketball is that things can’t get much worse. The Panthers went 0-18 in the ACC last year and subsequently fired head coach Kevin Stallings. Jeff Capel is in charge now, coming to the program with a reputation […]

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Brian Bowen’s FBI scandal shows the many ways a college basketball recruit can get paid

October 5, 2018

Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Brian Bowen Sr. fought back tears in a Manhattan courthouse on Thursday when prosecutors asked him a question they already knew the answer to: “Is (your son) presently in college? Why isn’t he in college?” Brian Bowen II isn’t in college anymore, of course. He’s pictured above in a Sydney […]

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Arizona basketball is building a monster recruiting class despite FBI scandal

October 4, 2018

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports Josh Green has committed to Arizona. The five-star wing from IMG Academy by way of Australia picked the Wildcats on Thursday over North Carolina and a host of other major programs. He made his announcement on Twitter: COMMITTED‼️ pic.twitter.com/Iwk7B8uJk2 — Josh Green (@josh_green6) October 4, 2018 This is Arizona’s third commitment […]

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