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For Mid-Missouri, lifelong memories of NBA-bound Porter are in Tolton blue

Jun 24, 2018 | by Daniel Jones, Columbia Daily Tribune

Nobody in Mid-Missouri had ever seen anything like Michael Porter Jr. before.

They’d certainly never seen anything like him on the doorsteps of their communities, soaring through their high school gymnasiums, squaring off against the best young basketball players their town had to offer.

Memphis pick Jevon Carter grew up going to Grizzlies games

Jun 22, 2018 | by Tashan Reed, commercial appeal

In the weeks leading up to the NBA Draft, people asked Cynthia Johnson where she wanted her son, Jevon Carter, to get picked. She didn't have to think about it for a second. "Well I only have one team," she replied, "and that's the Memphis Grizzlies."

Johnson, who was born in Memphis and moved back to Chicago just two weeks ago, said she knew ...

Lone Nittany Lion, Tim Frazier, in the jungle of the NBA

Jun 22, 2018 | by CRISTIAN FLORES. The Underground

The journey to make it to the National Basketball Association (NBA) has become more grueling and impossible to accomplish than ever before.

However, once a young athlete has made an NBA roster, they now face the challenge to stay there.

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Bulls select Boise State's Chandler Hutchison with No. 22 pick in draft

Jun 21, 2018 | by K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune
Bulls select Boise State's Chandler Hutchison with No. 22 pick in draft

The Bulls fulfilled a promise after all.

Rumors of them drafting Boise State small forward Chandler Hutchison persisted since he left the NBA draft combine last month, reportedly promised a first-round pick by the Bulls.

Toughness, tenacity, talent led to Stokley’s unique notification

Jun 21, 2018 | by Dan McDonald, Town Talk

Hundreds of athletes and prominent sports figures have been enshrined in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in its 60 years of existence.

None of them found out about their upcoming induction in the manner than Brandon Stokley did. But that shouldn’t be a surprise; normal and typical have never been terms associated with one of the top receivers in Louisiana ...

Kevin Huerter was expected to return to Maryland. Now he plays for the Atlanta Hawks.

Jun 21, 2018 | by Jesse Dougherty, The Washington Post

Before this all started, when Kevin Huerter was still a sophomore at Maryland, still a college basketball player and still a normal 19-year-old by many metrics, he was, more than anything, curious.

Huerter wanted to know what NBA teams thought of him. He wanted to see how he stacked up against the country’s best players. He wanted to toss his name ...

Can Justin Jackson Take Advantage of a Fortunate Situation?

Jun 20, 2018 | by Ricky Henne, Chargers.com
Can Justin Jackson Take Advantage of a Fortunate Situation?

There are currently five running backs on the Chargers’ roster.

Only two have experience carrying the ball in the NFL.

One, Austin Ekeler, is entering just his second season. The other is Melvin Gordon, who at the age of 25 is the elder-statesman entering his fourth season.

HISTORY AWAITS: CHANDLER HUTCHISON READY TO BECOME A FIRST ROUND NBA DRAFT PICK THURSDAY - THE FIRST EVER AT BOISE STATE

Jun 20, 2018 | by B.J. Rains, Idaho Press
HISTORY AWAITS: CHANDLER HUTCHISON READY TO BECOME A FIRST ROUND NBA DRAFT PICK THURSDAY - THE FIRST EVER AT BOISE STATE

NEW YORK CITY — It was this time last year, on the day of the NBA Draft, when Chandler Hutchison sent out a short, simple message on his Twitter account: 365 days.

Motivated by a decision to return to school for his senior season, the Boise State star hoped to be in the position a year later of those that he ...

WVU's Carter to Learn NBA Destination Thursday Night

Jun 20, 2018 | by John Antonik, wvusports.com
WVU's Carter to Learn NBA Destination Thursday Night

Abercrombie embracing being back in Tall Blacks environment

Jun 19, 2018 | by nzherald.co.nz

Tom Abercrombie is loving every moment back in the MBO Tall Blacks environment, the experienced swingman is one of the leaders in the group currently in camp in Wellington, first looking to make the final cut for the upcoming FIBA World Cup Basketball Qualifiers against Hong Kong (Rotorua June 28) and China (Auckland July 1), but also to prepare for ...

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