Daily Archives: May 30, 2023

DeAndre Williams ‘not coming back’ to Memphis basketball, despite rumors of his return

[ad_1] Memphis basketball coach Penny Hardaway still has spaces to fill on his 2023-24 roster as June nears. That led to local media speculation recently that the Tigers are exploring the idea of bringing back all-conference forward DeAndre Williams. But that notion was shot down by his mother Tuesday afternoon. “He’s not coming back,” Samantha wrote in a message to …

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Sixers receive high marks for hiring 2019 champ Nick Nurse as coach

[ad_1] The Philadelphia 76ers were able to go out and make a splashy hire on the coaching market when they brought in Nick Nurse to replace Doc Rivers. The Sixers moved on from Rivers after three seasons of regular season success, but three consecutive Round 2 exits. Nurse is known for his outside-the-box thinking and the fact that he is …

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Warriors GM search: Bob Myers endorses Mike Dunleavy Jr. to take over role in Golden State

[ad_1] Getty Images As the Golden State Warriors embark on a new era after team president and general manager Bob Myers announced he was stepping down Tuesday afternoon, there’s already a potential name that could replace him. During Myers’ press conference on Tuesday he talked positively about the possibility of Mike Dunleavy Jr. taking over for him.  Dunleavy is currently …

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Ex-North Carolina star Caleb Love announces transfer commitment to Arizona

[ad_1] North Carolina’s Caleb Love (2) during an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin) Caleb Love is headed to the Pac-12. Love, North Carolina’s leading scorer last season, announced Tuesday that he is transferring to Arizona. Love entered the transfer portal in late March following three seasons …

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Nate Laszewski to take part in pre-draft workout for Indiana Pacers

[ad_1] As it currently stands, former Notre Dame forward Nate Laszewski isn’t anywhere near anyone’s NBA draft projections. Even though that’s unlikely to change, Laszewski figures he can at least improve his stock as far as professional aspirations. He’ll get that opportunity when the Indiana Pacers host him and four other players during a pre-draft workout: Laszewski, who mulled the …

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College basketball top 50 transfer portal rankings: Arizona lands Caleb Love, star of UNC’s 2022 NCAA run

[ad_1] Arizona’s reload took a major step forward Wednesday, when the Wildcats received a commitment from North Carolina transfer Caleb Love. The former McDonald’s All-American has two seasons of eligibility remaining and will pair with Alabama transfer Jaden Bradley and former five-star prospect Kylan Boswell to give Arizona a formidable 2023-24 backcourt. The Wildcats lost veteran point guard Kerr Kriisa …

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Caleb Love transfers to Arizona: Former UNC star heads to Pac-12 after previous commitment to Michigan

[ad_1] Former North Carolina guard Caleb Love committed to Arizona on Tuesday after taking an official visit with the program this weekend, he announced on social media. Love ranked as the No. 17 player in the CBS Sports transfer portal rankings and was one of the top players available in the portal before committing to Tommy Lloyd and the Wildcats.  During …

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Trail Blazers host Amen and Ausar Thompson for pre-draft workout

[ad_1] Amen and Ausar Thompson, twin brothers from Overtime Elite, reportedly worked out with the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, according to Sean Highkin of the Rose Garden Report. The two are each expected to be high lottery picks this year in the NBA draft given their overall skill set and potential. Amen is most commonly projected to be the …

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College basketball rankings: Elliot Cadeau reclassifies to 2023, puts North Carolina in early Top 25 And 1

[ad_1] 1 Kansas This ranking is based on the Jayhawks returning three starters – Dajuan Harris, Kevin McCullar and K.J. Adams – from a team that won the Big 12 regular-season title before securing a No. 1 seed in the 2023 NCAA Tournament. Bill Self has reshaped the roster with a top-10 recruiting class highlighted by former Michigan All-American Hunter …

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Jett Howard intrigued by following in father’s footsteps with Wizards

[ad_1] Could Jett Howard follow father’s path with Wizards? originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington CHICAGO — When Jett Howard interviewed with the Wizards at the NBA Draft combine in Chicago, head coach Wes Unseld Jr. made sure to point out their ironic connection to each other. Jett’s father, Juwan, began his NBA career with Washington, then known as the …

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Greatest second-round pick in NBA history key to Denver’s run

[ad_1] By the time the second round of the NBA draft rolls around, team executives take flyers on players. Maybe a player will become a contributor off the bench. Maybe he’ll turn into a starter. But no general manager expects to draft a future All-Star or two-time MVP in the second round. But that’s exactly what happened after former Denver …

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