The Passing Game, Vol. 8: Mudiay, Michigan State, Rondo

Welcome to The Passing Game, where we simply take the time to glorify the dimes being thrown all around us. Here were some of my favorite dimes from over the weekend… Emmanuel Mudiay has next level awareness as a passer. On this play he drew the defense down to the base line with a drive and

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The Passing Game Vol. 5: Isaiah Briscoe, John Wall, Steph Curry

Welcome to The Passing Game, where we simply take the time to glorify the dimes being thrown all around us. Here were some noteworthy dimes from Tuesday night’s action of basketball. Here’s to the first college player being featured on the passing game. Kentucky freshman (and fellow Jersey guard) Isaiah Briscoe recognized a numbers advantage

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VIDEO: UNLV freshman Derrick Jones Jr. has the early dunk of the year

Do not get in djones1___ way to the hoop! #UNLVmbb https://t.co/qbbPvuA6RH — UNLV Basketball (@TheRunninRebels) November 17, 2015 You’ll know and remember the name Derrick Jones Jr. after watching that. The UNLV freshman is deemed as one of the top dunkers in college basketball, and this early candidate for dunk of the year came during

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Video: 2015-16 NCAA men’s basketball rules

I doubt that you’re as excited as I am about the college basketball season starting up tonight, but in case you are, it might be beneficial to brush up on some of the rule changes that occurred during the offseason. There were over 25 rule changes made for officiating, which are meant to reduce physical

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Celtics rookie Terry Rozier mentioned in Katrina Powell’s book

Katrina Powell’s “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort” will change the landscape of Louisville basketball forever. This book revealed strippers and prostitutes were brought to Louisville during recruit visits by staff member Andre McGee. The book explicitly names recruits who McGee set up. According to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe, one section of the book

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Breakdown: Michigan’s Early Hand Off Action

My last breakdown was also a hand off series from the Miami Heat. This time I’m looking at the Michigan Wolverines and how Jon Beilein’s team has been attacking their hand off action. Much like the Heat, Michigan uses the hand off to start quick, aggressive, and early offense. Recently the Wolverines have had exceptional guard play

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Throwback Thursday: Melvin Ejim Scores 48 points for Iowa State

It wasn’t too long ago that Melvin Ejim had his historic night against TCU in his senior year. Since Melvin Ejim was just signed by the Orlando Magic the other day, I thought it would be nice to take a look back at Ejim’s historic game for Iowa State. Not only did Melvin Ejim finish

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Sacramento Kings interested in hiring John Calipari, Cal shoots down rumors

An NBA league source has told Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski that the Sacramento Kings are talking with Kentucky head coach John Calipari about his interest in a major role in the franchise. Talks have expanded to Calipari having complete control of the organization along with a head coaching position. These talks started after the rift between current

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Knicks looking at Kentucky’s Trey Lyles with 4th overall pick

Phil Jackson and the Knicks had hoped that this season’s blatant tank job would yield them a top-three pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, but New York was dealt somewhat of a disappointing blow to their rebuild efforts when they were awarded the fourth overall pick during last month’s Draft Lottery. No one has any

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New York GM Steve Mills says Knicks are ‘open’ to trading 4th pick

Are the Knicks looking to move their 4th overall draft pick? Last night’s NBA Draft Lottery left fans of the 76ers, Lakers and Timberwolves feeling ecstatic. A tumultuous season of tanking had proved to be worthwhile for the aforementioned teams, as they were each awarded a top-three pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Minnesota, who

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