Saturday, July 12, 2014

Japeth Aguilar Named to Philippines National Team for 2014

Former Western Kentucky University big man Japeth Aguilar has been named to the Philippines national team for 2014.

Aguilar spent last season with Barangay Ginebra in the Philippines top-level PBA league. He averaged 11.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.

Philippines National Team 2014

4 Kevin Alas 183-PG-91 NLEX RW Philippines
5 LA Tenorio 177-PG-84 Barangay Ginebra Philippines
6 Garvo Lenete 188-G-89
7 Paul Lee 184-G-89 Rain or Shine Philippines
8 Gary David 185-G/F-78 Meralco Bolts Philippines
9 Ranidel deOcampo 197-F-81 Talk N Text Philippines
10 Jared Dillinger 195-G/F-84 Meralco Bolts Philippines
11 Marcus Douthit 210-C/F-80 Smart Gilas Philippines
12 Beau Belga 198-C-86 Rain or Shine Philippines
13 Jay Washington 200-C-81 Globalport Philippines
14 Japeth Aguilar 206-C-85 Barangay Ginebra Philippines
15 June Mar Fajardo 210-C-89 San Miguel Beermen Philippines

Vincent Reyes Head Coach Smart Gilas Philippines

PRP's D'Angelo Hunter Picks Up Offer from Morehead State

D'Angelo Hunter, a 6-foot-7 forward at Pleasure Ridge Park, has picked up an offer from Morehead State according to his AAU team.


Hunter is one of Kentucky's top high school players in the Class of 2015.

Friday, July 11, 2014

LeBron James: "I'm Coming Home" to Cleveland

NBA superstar LeBron James has just announced via Sports Illustrated that he is coming back to the Cleveland Cavaliers:

From the article:

I’m doing this essay because I want an opportunity to explain myself uninterrupted. I don’t want anyone thinking: He and Erik Spoelstra didn’t get along. … He and Riles didn’t get along. … The Heat couldn’t put the right team together. That’s absolutely not true.

I’m not having a press conference or a party. After this, it’s time to get to work.

When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission. I was seeking championships, and we won two. But Miami already knew that feeling. Our city hasn’t had that feeling in a long, long, long time. My goal is still to win as many titles as possible, no question. But what’s most important for me is bringing one trophy back to Northeast Ohio.

I always believed that I’d return to Cleveland and finish my career there. I just didn’t know when. After the season, free agency wasn’t even a thought. But I have two boys and my wife, Savannah, is pregnant with a girl. I started thinking about what it would be like to raise my family in my hometown. I looked at other teams, but I wasn’t going to leave Miami for anywhere except Cleveland. The more time passed, the more it felt right. This is what makes me happy.

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Boston Celtics Officially Sign James Young, Marcus Smart

The Boston Celtics have officially signed draft picks James Young and Marcus Smart. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Here is a release from the Celtics:

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed their 2014 first round draft picks, guard Marcus Smart and guard/forward James Young. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Smart, a 6’4” guard, was selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. He was a two-time All-Big 12 First Team selection, and was also named to the Big 12 All-Defensive team, USBWA All-District VI and NABC All-District 8 teams. Smart finished his two-year OSU career with 189 steals, the second-most in school history, and averaged 2.94 steals per game in his career, a school record. During his sophomore season at Oklahoma State he led the Cowboys with 18.0 points, 4.8 assists and 2.9 steals per game. His 2.9 steals per game ranked third in the nation. Smart garnered All-America honors from the Associated Press (Honorable Mention) and NABC (Third Team).

Young, a 6’6” guard/forward, was selected with the 17th pick in the first round. Young was part of the Kentucky squad that finished runner-up for the 2014 NCAA National Championship. In the national championship game he posted a team-high 20 points and a game-high seven rebounds against Connecticut. He was selected to the All-Final Four Tournament Team and All-SEC Second Team. He was the second highest scorer on Kentucky this past season with 14.3 points and finished 10th in the SEC in three-point shooting connecting on 34.9 percent of his attempts. Young was also named to the All-SEC Freshman team and led the Wildcats with 82 three-pointers which was the seventh most in a single season in Kentucky history and second all-time for a freshman. Young increased his three-point accuracy during the NCAA tournament when he connected on 42.6 percent of his attempts and also shot 85.0 percent from the free throw line.

Young was held out of the NBA Summer League due to lingering problems from a recent vehicle accident. He was in Orlando and was taking a few shots:


DeAndre Liggins Closes Out Orlando Pro Summer League With Big Game

Former Kentucky guard DeAndre Liggins finished up the Orlando Pro Summer League with a solid game this morning.

Liggins started and scored a team-high 20 points for Detroit in a 96-87 loss to Orlando. He was 6-for-9 from the field and 2-for-3 from the three-point line. Liggins also grabbed 3 rebounds and dished out a team-high 7 assists.

In 5 games in Orlando, Liggins averaged 10.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.

Liggins will return to action in the Las Vegas Summer League where he will be playing for the Los Angeles Clippers.

University of the Cumberlands 2014-15 Men's Basketball Schedule

University of the Cumberlands has released their men's basketball schedule for the 2014-15 season.

The Patriots will host Indiana University Southeast on October 28 to open the season. They will then host Saint Thomas University, Ohio Christian University and Hiwassee College.

Mid-South Conference play begins early with a November 13 game against Georgetown College.

2014-15 Men's Basketball Schedule

Day Time Opponent Score Record

October

28 7:00 PM vs. Indiana University Southeast Williamsburg, KY
31 7:00 PM vs. Saint Thomas University Williamsburg, KY

November

4 7:00 PM vs. Ohio Christian University Williamsburg, KY
6 7:00 PM vs. Hiwassee College Williamsburg, KY
* 13 8:00 PM vs. Georgetown College Williamsburg, KY
* 15 4:00 PM vs. Shawnee State University Williamsburg, KY
* 20 8:00 PM @ Campbellsville University Campbellsville, KY
* 22 4:00 PM @ St. Catharine College Springfield, KY
26 @ Ohio Christian University Circleville, OH

December

* 4 8:00 PM @ University of Pikeville Pikeville, KY
6 4:00 PM @ West Virginia Institute of Technology Montgomery, WV
13 2:00 PM vs. Union College Williamsburg, KY
19 6:00 PM vs. Concordia College Selma Dalton, GA (Dalton State Classic)
20 4:00 PM vs. Dalton State College Dalton, GA (Dalton State Classic)

January

3 4:00 PM vs. West Virginia Institute of Technology Williamsburg, KY
10 4:00 PM vs. Point University Williamsburg, KY
* 15 8:00 PM vs. Cumberland Univ. Williamsburg, KY
* 17 4:00 PM vs. Lindsey Wilson Williamsburg, KY
* 22 8:00 PM vs. Life University Williamsburg, KY
* 29 9:00 PM @ Lindsey Wilson Columbia, KY
* 31 5:00 PM @ Cumberland Univ. Lebanon, TN

February

* 7 8:00 PM vs. University of Pikeville Williamsburg, KY
* 12 8:00 PM vs. St. Catharine College Williamsburg, KY
* 14 4:00 PM vs. Campbellsville University Williamsburg, KY
* 19 8:00 PM @ Shawnee State University Portsmouth, OH
* 21 4:00 PM @ Georgetown College Georgetown, KY
24 7:00 PM vs. Hiwassee College Williamsburg, KY
* 28 4:00 PM @ Life University Marietta, GA

* Conference Event
% Scrimmage
^ Exhibition

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Northern Kentucky Adds Ethan Faulkner, Dante Jackson to Coaching Staff

Northern Kentucky University head coach Dave Bezold has added Ethan Faulkner and Dante Jackson to his coaching staff.

Faulkner, who played high school basketball at Elliott County High School, played for the Norse from 2009-13. He was a student assistant at NKU last season.

Jackson previously served as graduate assistant at Xavier.

Ethan Faulkner:

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Head coach Dave Bezold has hired Ethan Faulkner as assistant coach. Faulkner, who played for Bezold as a guard from 2009-13, served as a student assistant for the team last season.

"I am extremely excited to bring Ethan back to NKU as an assistant coach," stated Bezold. "He was the starting point guard for all 27 games during our first year as a Division I program and was instrumental in our success. It may be cliché to say that Ethan was a coach on the floor, but it is entirely true. His knowledge of the program and our philosophies are going to allow him to make an immediate impact as an assistant."

"I'm honored and humbled that Coach Bezold has displayed enough confidence in me to hire me as an assistant coach," said Faulkner. "I'm extremely excited to be back at this great institution and play a small part in helping our student-athletes and men's basketball program reach its potential in Division I athletics."

Over his four-year career, Faulkner scored 728 points in 117 games played. He also left his mark in NKU's annals, dishing out the 10th-most assists all-time (350) and registered the 11th-best free-throw percentage (.806).

In NKU's first season as a Division I program in 2012-13, Faulkner poured in 179 points, which included eight double-digit scoring performances, and delivered 89 assists. He closed NKU's DII era during the 2011-12 campaign with 300 points, 130 assists and a spot on the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference Second Team. In NKU's NCAA Tournament game against Findlay, Faulkner poured in a career-best 24 points.

Dante Jackson:

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Northern Kentucky University men's basketball head coach Dave Bezold added Dante Jackson to his staff to fill the role of assistant coach. Jackson previously served as a graduate assistant at his alma mater Xavier.

"Danté is an upcoming coach with a world of potential," said Bezold. "His background as a Division I student-athlete at Xavier will be invaluable to our players. He has worked under Xavier's Chris Mack and Illinois' John Groce, who Danté served under while at Ohio. Both of those coaches employ similar philosophies to NKU, which will allow Danté to hit the ground running."

Jackson, a 2011 graduate of Xavier University, started his coaching career at Ohio University as a graduate assistant under John Groce, now the head coach at Illinois. Following a one-year stint with the Bobcats, he returned to Xavier and spent the previous two seasons as a graduate assistant under Chris Mack.

"I'm really excited to join the Northern Kentucky men's basketball program," said Jackson. "I am equally excited to work for Coach Bezold! I can't wait to get to work with our staff and fight through this transition period, and ultimately bring NKU to the NCAA tournament!

On the bench at Xavier last season, Jackson helped the Musketeers finish tied-third in its inaugural season in the BIG EAST Conference with an appearance in the semifinals of the league tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Xavier also earned an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Jackson left his mark on the court at Xavier. His 137 games played tied for the most in program history, while his 107 wins and seven NCAA tournament victories tied for the second most by a Musketeer. He amassed 795 points, 374 rebounds and 255 assists during his playing days.

In the 2009-10 NCAA Tournament, Jackson helped lead the Musketeers to the Elite 8, where they fell in double overtime to the Frank Martin-led Kansas State Wildcats. He is probably most known for his theatrics in the 2008 Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Jackson drilled a half-court buzzer-beater to lift Xavier past Virginia Tech in overtime. The play earned the top spot on ESPN SportsCenter's "Top 10" list.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Eastern Kentucky to Take Exhibition Trip to Australia

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will take an exhibition trip to Australia in early August. The Colonels will play four exhibition games between August 5-16.








Russ Smith, Samardo Samuels to Play for Pelicans in NBA Summer League

Former Louisville players Russ Smith and Samardo Samuels will be looking to open some NBA eyes in the Las Vegas Summer League later this week.

Smith and Samuels will both be suiting up for the New Orleans Pelicans in Vegas.

PELICANS 2014 SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER

Pos|No.|Name|Ht, Wt| College
G | 45 |Cameron Ayers | 6-5, 203 | Bucknell
F | 8 | Luke Babbitt | 6-9, 225 | Nevada
F | 21 | Josh Carter | 6-7, 195 | Texas A&M
F | 30 | Keith Chamberlain | 6-9, 240 | Grinnell
G | 41 | Drew Crawford | 6-5, 215 | Northwestern
G | 32 | Courtney Fells | 6-5, 205 | NC State
F | 12 | Abdul Gaddy | 6-3, 185 | Washington
F | 15 | Josh Howard | 6-7, 210 | Wake Forest
F | 20 | DeQuan Jones | 6-8, 230 | Miami
F | 24 | Samardo Samuels | 6-9, 260 | Louisville
G | 9 | Russ Smith | 6-0, 165 | Louisville
F | 31 | James Southerand | 6-8, 215 | Syracuse
C | 5 | Jeff Withey | 7-0, 235 | Kansas
C | 4 | Patric Young | 6-9, 240 | Florida

PELICANS SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE

Friday, July 11 vs NBA D-League 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 13 vs Los Angeles Lakers 1:30 p.m.
Monday, July 14 vs San Antonio Spurs 3:30 p.m.

Anthony Davis Returns to Chicago in Red Bull Video Series

Former Kentucky star Anthony Davis returns to Chicago in a recent video series by Red Bull.

Here is part 1 - Return to Chicago:


Daniel Orton Lands on Washington Wizards' Summer League Roster

Former Kentucky big man Daniel Orton has landed a summer league roster spot with the Washington Wizards.

The Wizards will compete in next week's Las Vegas Summer League.

Washington Wizards 2014 Summer Mini-Camp Roster

NO. PLAYER POS HT WT BORN LAST PLAYED FOR COLLEGE/FROM NBA EXP.
44 Khem Birch F 6-9 220 lbs 9/28/91 UNLV UNLV/USA R
27 Deonte Burton G 6-1 190 lbs 6/26/91 Nevada Nevada/USA R
54 Ian Chiles C 7-2 260 lbs 7/30/90 Morgan State Morgan State/USA R
21 Jarell Eddie F 6-7 220 lbs 10/30/91 Virginia Tech Virginia Tech/USA R
20 Kim English G 6-6 200 lbs 9/24/88 Chorale Roanne (France) Missouri/USA 1
40 Charles Garcia F 6-10 229 lbs 10/13/88 Ali Muharraq (Bahrain) Seattle/USA R
15 Christian Kabongo G 6-4 200 lbs 10/9/90 Idaho Stampede New Mexico St/Canada 1
12 Frantz Massenat G 6-4 190 lbs 1/17/92 Drexel Drexel/USA R
55 Daniel Miller C 6-11 275 lbs 6/24/90 Georgia Tech Georgia Tech/USA R
33 Daniel Orton C 6-10 256 lbs 8/6/90 Maine Redclaws Kentucky/USA 4
22 Otto Porter F 6-9 205 lbs 6/3/93 Washington Wizards Georgetown/USA 1
14 Glen Rice Jr. G 6-6 252 lbs 1/1/91 Washington Wizards Georgia Tech./USA 1
52 Daniel Theis F 6-9 215 lbs 4/4/92 Brose Bask (Germany) Germany R
5 Kwame Vaughn G 6-3 195 lbs 5/31/90 Agrigento (Italy) Cal St. Fullerton/USA R
6 Maalik Wayns G 6-1 195 lbs 5/2/91 Rio Grande Valley Villanova/USA 2
30 Jamil Wilson F 6-7 230 lbs 11/20/90 Marquette Marquette/USA R

Wizards 2014 Summer League Schedule

DATE OPPONENT TIME TV
Saturday, July 12 Atlanta Hawks 4:30 pm EDT Comcast SportsNet
Sunday, July 13 Minnesota Timberwolves 10:30 EDT Comcast SportsNet
Tuesday, July 15 Miami Heat 6:30 EDT Comcast SportsNet

Louisville Players Participating in Basketball Camps

Two Louisville players are currently participating in summer basketball camps.

Terry Rozier is a counselor at LeBron James Skills Academy in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, Mangok Mathiang is at Adidas Unrivaled camp in Chicago.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Karl Towns Literally Pushes SUV's to Build Leg Strength

Kentucky freshman Karl Towns has an interesting training program to build leg strength.

Towns, a 6-foot-11 center, literally pushes SUV's in what he calls The Weighted Envoy Heave.

Here is a little about the exercise from USA Today's Jason Jordan:

The How-To: "My trainer would put weights in the back of my Envoy SUV and I would have to push it down the street. Then I'd jump in the trunk and he'd throw it in reverse and go back two blocks and I'd have to push it up again. I do that six times with no water breaks. It's a really hard drill. Really, really hard."

The Pay Off: "It helps with your breathing because you have to breathe the right way in order to even attempt to do it. Plus it really, really helped with my explosiveness and it helped me to gain leg strength. That translates on the court in a big way."

Complete Article (with video)


Rashad McCants' Credibility is Walking on Thin Ice

Several weeks ago, former North Carolina star Rashad McCants made some claims of academic misconduct during his time as a student-athlete at UNC.

As a result, the NCAA has reopened its investigation of North Carolina athletics.

McCants' credibility might be drawn into question, however, following recent comments to News & Observer/Charlotte Observer. According to McCants, North Carolina and the NCAA are planning to open their checkbooks up soon...to the tune of $310 million:

“The question is what are we talking about, honestly. I mean I have a check being written to me from the University of North Carolina for over $10 million due to the exploitation of me as a player and the lack of education that I received. The NCAA has a check for me for over $300 million to help me facilitate these sports education programs across the country. These are things that's in the works.”

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My Thoughts: Such claims could bring McCants' credibility into question. Personally, I find it hard to believe that McCants will be collecting $310 million.

Steve Peterson to Play for the Georgia Roadrunners

Former Morehead State guard/forward Steve Peterson will suit up for the Georgia Roadrunners of the American Basketball Association (ABA) next season.

Here is more from USBasket.com:

Quinton Miles Jr. CEO and General Manager would like to welcome Steve Peterson (6'5"-G/F) out from Morehead State University and Alquan Mendenhall (5'11''-G-88, college: W.Alabama) to the Georgia Roadrunners. "We have 13 more spots to fill and i feel strongly about the two players we have here to lead us to a great season." states Miles

DeAndre Liggins, Kyle Kuric to Play for Los Angeles Clippers in Vegas

Former Kentucky guard DeAndre Liggins and ex-Louisville guard Kyle Kuric will play for the Los Angeles Clippers in the Las Vegas Summer League.

Liggins is currently playing for the Detroit Pistons in the Orlando Pro Summer League.

In two games with the Pistons, he is averaging 7.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game.

Clippers Summer League Roster:

Num Player Pos Ht Wt DOB Last Team/Home Country Yrs
24 Keith Benson PF 6'10" 230 8/13/88 Oakland University, USA 1
40 Jon Brockman PF 6'7" 255 3/20/87 Washington/USA 3
7 Lorenzo Brown PG 6'3" 195 8/26/90 North Carolina State/USA 1
17 Cameron Clark SF 6'6" 210 9/16/91 Oklahoma/USA R
21 Will Clyburn SF 6'6" 210 5/17/90 Iowa State/USA R
1 Armon Johnson PG 6'2" 195 2/23/89 Nevada/USA 2
12 Shawn Jones PF 6'7" 233 3/25/92 Middle Tennessee State/USA R
5 Kyle Kuric SG 6'4" 195 8/25/89 Louisville/USA R
14 DeAndre Liggins SG/SF 6'6" 209 3/31/88 Kentucky/USA 3
18 Amath M'Baye SF 6'8" 215 12/14/89 Oklahoma/USA R
34 Aziz N'Diaye C 7'0" 260 5/16/88 Washington/USA R
13 Delonte West SG 6'3" 180 7/26/83 St. Joseph's/USA 8

Head Coach: Brendan O'Connor St. Anselm

Assistant Coaches:

Armond Hill Princeton
J.P. Clark Flagler
Dave Severns Cal State University - Chico
Howard Eisley Boston College
Natalie Nakase UCLA

2014 Los Angeles Clippers Samsung NBA Summer League Schedule:

Date Opponent Time Site
July 12 5:30 p.m. Thomas and Mack Center
July 14 5:30 p.m. Thomas and Mack Center
July 15 3:00 p.m. COX Pavilion
July 16-21 TBD TBD TBD

All times Pacific

James Young to Miss NBA Summer League

Former Kentucky guard James Young will miss the entire Orlando Pro Summer League due to injuries suffered in a recent car accident.

Boston Celtics team president Danny Ainge said the team doesn't want to rush Young, who is still suffering from neck and whiplash issues.

Here is more from ESPN:

Young, the 17th pick in the 2014 NBA draft, has lingering neck and whiplash issues and hasn't been able to participate in most basketball activities for nearly a month. The team held out hope that he might be able to appear in game action this week, but Ainge ruled him out Monday amidst persistent curiosity about his status.

"He's still got symptoms from the car accident and he doesn't have enough time to learn the stuff, get himself in shape -- he hasn't played for 3 1/2 or 4 weeks, so we're just going to not rush it," Ainge said. "He'll be fine in a couple weeks. Maybe a week. We were just hoping that he would be able to play this week, but he's just not ready and we're not rushing him."

Added Ainge: "He had a little whiplash, but with whiplash comes concussion-like symptoms and dizziness here and there. We're just not messing with that stuff."

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Monday, July 7, 2014

ESPN Expects Kentucky to be Highly Offensive in 2014-15

ESPN's Myron Medcalf expects Kentucky to be one of college basketball's best offensive teams in 2014-15.

Medcalf names UK, Duke and Wisconsin as teams expected to have potent offenses next season.

Here is an excerpt about Kentucky:

Kentucky -- Many predicted the Kentucky national title game run before the 2013-14 season began, questioned that prediction throughout the bulk of the year and lauded it as the Wildcats improved each night in the final weeks of the season. It all came together for John Calipari's squad at the right time. Those young NBA prospects who couldn't get past Arkansas and South Carolina weeks before the tourney began ended the year as the national runner-up and likely No. 1 team in the 2014-15 preseason polls for the second consecutive season. Once the Big Dance began, Kentucky's fiery offense helped the Wildcats storm through the toughest gauntlet in the field. Kansas State, Wichita State, Louisville, Michigan and Wisconsin all fell.

They scored 78 points against the Shockers. They bounced back from a 13-point deficit against their rival Cardinals. They hit big shots late against Michigan and Wisconsin.

And now, they're back with NCAA tourney stars Aaron Harrison and Andrew Harrison. Willie Cauley-Stein will be healthy. Alex Poythress will be a junior. Plus, they'll boast the nation's most powerful frontcourt (Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee and freshmen Trey Lyles and Karl Towns). The Wildcats will also add Devin Booker and Tyler Ulis, a pair of guards who will enhance Kentucky's backcourt.

These Wildcats will have more inside-outside balance and depth than last year's team. They'll spread the floor. And defenses will be perplexed by their collection of offensive weapons. It'll be a more fluid offense led by a confident Andrew Harrison, who runs this squad now as both a point guard and a leader.

Complete Article

UCF's Donnie Jones Challenges Kentucky's John Calipari

UCF head coach Donnie Jones has issued a challenge to Kentucky head man John Calipari:


Vitale: UK's 2014-15 Roster Will Demand the Best from John Calipari

ESPN's Dick Vitale believes that Kentucky's 2014-15 men's basketball roster will demand the best from UK head coach John Calipari.

Vitale believes Calipari will need the ultimate juggling act to keep a roster filled with talent (9 McDonald's All-Americans!) happy.

Here is an excerpt:

The VBDI (Vitale Bald Dome Index) says that Big Blue Nation will have the preseason No. 1 team for sure. Duke and several others will be banging on the door in contention for a high ranking.

Here's a thought for you: How high would Kentucky's second team be ranked if it played together at a different school? I believe the talent off the bench would be ranked in the top 15 in America. I will go out on a limb and say Kentucky's A-team is numero uno, Kentucky's B-team is No. 12.

The challenge for Calipari will be simple: Keep people happy. This squad must understand that playing time will often be determined by performance in practice. That should motivate the young men. Practice will be special. Talk about competition, the toughest opponents these players will face may be staring at them during practice.

This will be the most talented team that Kentucky has ever put on the floor. There have been a number of exceptional teams in the Bluegrass State gracing the court at Rupp Arena, and Rick Pitino had a lot of talent with the 1996 national championship club. But he did not have nine McDonald's All-Americans.

Complete Article

Nazr Mohammed Hosts Annual Diabetes Fundraiser

Former University of Kentucky big man Nazr Mohammed continues to do good work on and off the court in the NBA.

Mohammed, a 16-year NBA veteran, is currently suiting up for the Chicago Bulls. Last season, he averaged 1.6 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.

These days, some of Mohammed's best work is done off the court. He has been an outstanding ambassador for the University of Kentucky and the NBA.

Most recently, Mohammed held his third annual fundraiser for diabetes.


Here is FOX 32 News speaking with Mohammed about his fundraiser:

FOX 32 News Chicago

Gorgui Dieng to Play for Minnesota in NBA Summer League

Former Louisville star Gorgui Dieng will be playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the upcoming NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

Dieng averaged 4.8 points and 5.0 rebounds per game last season for the Timberwolves. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team after the season.

Timberwolves NBA Summer League Roster:

No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Most Recently NBA Exp.
30 LaRon Dendy F 6-9 230 12/18/88 Ferro-ZNTU (Ukraine) R
24 Mamadi Diane F 6-5 205 11/09/86 Boulogne (France) R
5 Gorgui Dieng F/C 6-11 245 01/18/90 Minnesota Timberwolves 1
44 Kyrylo Fesenko C 7-1 280 12/24/86 Canton Charge (NBDL) 5
3 Brady Heslip G 6-2 180 06/19/90 Baylor R
31 Dennis Horner F 6-9 230 02/05/88 Bakersfield Jam (NBDL) 1
4 D.J. Kennedy G 6-6 215 11/05/89 Hapoel Holon (Israel) 1
8 Zach LaVine G 6-5 180 03/10/95 UCLA R
25 Jordan Morgan C 6-8 250 09/15/91 Minnesota Timberwolves R
15 Shabazz Muhammad G/F 6-6 222 11/13/92 UCLA 1
22 Glenn Robinson III F 6-6 220 01/08/94 Michigan R
1 Alexey Shved G 6-6 182 12/16/88 Minnesota Timberwolves 2
7 Markel Starks G 6-2 175 02/21/91 Georgetown R

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