WNBA Players and Community React to NBA’s New “Select” G League Salaries

This week the NBA reportedly agreed to a new way for high school basketball players to begin their pro careers. They will be offered a “professional path” to the G League with select $125k base salaries, giving players an alternative to the “one-and-done” route. It didn’t take long for the news to garner responses from

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Adonis De La Rosa

Illinois Head Coach Brad Underwood Calls Transfer Adonis De La Rosa a “Basketball Savant”

Complimenting his team’s cohesiveness and IQ at Big Ten Media Day, Illinois men’s head coach Brad Underwood also made reference to his 7-foot transfer from Kent State, Adonis De La Rosa. This is the fourth stop for De Le Rosa, the Bronx, New York native who signed with St. John’s in 2014 and redshirted, then

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Carsen Edwards

Purdue Head Coach Matt Painter on Carsen Edwards: “I Never Want to Take Away From His Ability to Score”

Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year Carsen Edwards has a much different environment this season. Vincent Edwards, Dakota Mathias, and Isaac Haas were senior starters and anchoring contributors to one of the top teams in the country last season. This season, Edwards might need to take on more of a more aggressive role for

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Geo Baker

Geo Baker Ready To Be “That Guy” For Rutgers, Describes Team As Hungry

The expectation for a breakout season from Rutgers sophomore guard Geo Baker comes from head coach Steve Pikiell down to Baker himself. As a freshman, Baker helped the Scarlet Knights make a resounding impression in the Big Ten Tournament last March. He scored 15 points in the second round against Indiana and 25 points against

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Ethan Happ

Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ Talks About His Patient Game and Big Ten Players He’s Learned From

If you’ve paid any real attention to college basketball over the last few years then you know that Wisconsin big man Ethan Happ has been a dominant force of the Big Ten Conference. Happ has earned All-Big Ten honors in back to back seasons, and last season he tallied over 500 points, 250 rebounds, and

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JR Smith

Basketball Transforming Society: JR Smith and Brother Chris Smith Release Children’s Book

What does basketball do for society? Well, it’s given someone like Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith the platform and the ability to publish a children’s book with his brother, Chris Smith. “HoopSmiths” is now available for purchase on Amazon for $16.95 with the following description: J.R. and Chris both have dreams of playing in the

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Cappie Pondexter

Cappie Pondexter Speaks on WNBA Pay Gap: “It’s What We Deserve”

Many streams of dialogue have picked up steam around the WNBA this season, including from seven-time All-Star and two-time champion, Cappie Pondexter. The dialogue mainly stems from the drastic difference in wage gaps between WNBA players and their NBA counterparts. Pondexter recently commented that players would definitely take part in a potential strike it was

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Aidan Igiehon

Class of 2019 C Aidan Igiehon Narrows Down List of Schools to Four

Aidan Igiehon, the 6’10, 215-pound center out of Lawrence Woodmere Academy (NY) will be choosing between Louisville, Kentucky, Oregon, and St. John’s, as he just recently announced via social media. Aidan told me via text: These four schools all have a plan or me to obtain my goal which is to one day become a

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Glen “Big Baby” Davis Shares Emotional Experience of Depression Before Joining BIG3

Over the weekend the BIG3 concluded their second season with team Power winning the championship against 3’s Company at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Led by head coach Nancy Lieberman and former NBA-ers like Cuttino Mobley, league MVP Corey Maggette, and Glen “Big Baby Davis”, the team’s postgame presser after the championship game was full

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Basketball Society Interviews Fans in Brooklyn About the BIG3

With the BIG3 championship coming up in Brooklyn this Friday night, we talked to some people around Barclays Center about what they know and enjoy about the league in its second season. We talked to people about what they like about the style of play, some of their favorite players, what it means to have

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