Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. John Calipari (pictured above) once again stole the show at the NBA Draft last evening.
By Josh Kramer
Is anybody else seeing blue? Eight first round picks came from Kentucky and North Carolina. Plus, six players out of Lexington were selected on the night (a record). That is a whole lot of blue. For the first time in NBA Draft history, the top two picks happened to come from the same University. In addition, the top three picks were not only all freshman, but they were all players out of the SEC East. Go figure. I thought the SEC was a football conference? These days, John Calipari is becoming more of a mainstay at the NBA Draft than David Stern. The following are ten observations from the night in no particular order. Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Tom Crean (pictured above) has reawakened Indiana basketball and currently has them sitting as a favorite for the 2012/2013 championship.
By Josh Kramer
6. 10. 12. Want to know what those numbers signify? The win totals for one of college basketball’s elite programs in 2009, 2010, 2011. Well have no fear Bloomington, the Hoosiers are here. After winning 27 games last season in which they defeated three top five teams at the friendly, or not so friendly (for opponents) confines of Assembly Hall, Tom Crean seems to have brought Indiana basketball all the way back from the dead.
Now I realize most feel like December 10, 2011 was the official reawakening of Indiana Hoosiers basketball. And maybe it was when thousands of students, alumni, and fans rushed the court in a wild scene following a Christian Watford three-pointer at the buzzer to upset the eventual National Champion Kentucky. There really were countless highs for the Hoosiers during a season in which Indiana made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008. With a stellar top-ten recruiting class set to arrive in Bloomington this Fall, expectations are high with the five-time National Champion Hoosiers. In my eyes though, yesterday was possibly the second biggest day in the reawakening of Indiana basketball.
Cody Zeller and Christian Watford will both return for the 2012/2013 season. Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Cody Zeller (pictured above) is projected as a sure-fire lottery pick. Yet, he is on the fence about whether he should stay in Bloomington or take his talents to the NBA. He has 20 days to make up his mind.
By Josh Kramer
Sunday was truly a “fun” day in the sporting world. Masters insanity. Carmelo put on a Broadway-esque performance in the Big Apple. And John Isner led the US Davis Cup team into the semifinals. It was a wild Sunday to say the least. Last week was fun. But this week is poised to be every bit as entertaining. Here are the events to keep an eye on.
5. Should I stay or should I go? Many college basketball players across the country are pondering this question as they heavily weigh their options on if they should spend more time at the collegiate ranks, or try to take their talents to the professional level. Every year there are guys that declare, that really have no business departing. Also though, there are always guys that could have left, that decide to stay for another year and continue to refine their skills 20 days remain for the non-seniors to make up their minds. Remember, only 60 players will get drafted come June 28th. Continue reading
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