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Purdue's Hummel Picked 58th By T-Wolves

Jun 29, 2012 | by Glenn Marini, wane.com
Purdue's Hummel Picked 58th By T-Wolves

With Brad Miller retiring the Minnesota Timberwolves are tapping another Purdue product to help fill out their roster as the T-Wolves took Robbie Hummel with the 58th overall pick in the second round of Thursday's NBA draft.

Hummel is the 44th Purdue player to be drafted by an NBA franchise. Former Boilermaker stars JaJuan Johnson and E’Twaun Moore, two-thirds of Purdue’s ...

Tags: Robbie Hummel , Minnesota Timberwolves

Andrew Nicholson To Magic With No. 19 Pick In 2012 NBA Draft Pick

Jun 28, 2012 | by Kyle Hightower, Associated Press
Andrew Nicholson To Magic With No. 19 Pick In 2012 NBA Draft Pick

 

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Nicholson is expecting to contribute in a hurry to the Orlando Magic even though he may not have taken the traditional path the NBA.

A baseball player who didn't take up basketball until his junior year of high school, the Magic saw enough in the four-year power forward from St. Bonaventure to take him with the ...

Tags: Andrew Nicholson , Orlando Magic

Agent: Hummel going to have a great career in the NBA

Jun 28, 2012 | by Jim Peters, NWI.com
Agent: Hummel going to have a great career in the NBA

As tonight's NBA draft unfolds, the question regarding Robbie Hummel doesn't seem to be "if" as much as "when."

The Valparaiso High School and Purdue graduate's stock has risen during recent workouts to the point where his name could be called sooner rather than later.

Tags: Robbie Hummel , Minnesota Timberwolves

Hayward prepping for USA Select Team, future

Jun 28, 2012 | by Brent Glasgow, The Flyer Group
Hayward prepping for USA Select Team, future

Former Brownsburg Bulldog Gordon Hayward has experienced some of the greatest thrills in sports, but when he suits up for the USA Basketball Men’s Select Team next month, he’ll feel something only one thing can provide.

Along with 12 other NBA players, Hayward will be in Las Vegas July 5-12 to train with and scrimmage against the Men’s National Team that ...

Tags: Gordon Hayward , Utah Jazz

Jon Leuer makes point of making an impact

Jun 27, 2012 | by Brian Stensaas, Star Tribune
Jon Leuer makes point of making an impact

Jon Leuer sat Tuesday morning in the dimly lit gymnasium at Orono High School, which would host his basketball camp later in the day. Ripples of the same shy kid who honed his skills on that court were still present.

"You never forget the relationships you build in high school," said Leuer, an All-Big Ten forward at Wisconsin who opened some ...

Tags: Jon Leuer , Milwaukee Bucks

Brandon Rush gets qualifying offer

Jun 26, 2012 | by Associated Press
Brandon Rush gets qualifying offer

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors have extended a qualifying offer to Brandon Rush to make him a restricted free agent.

The Warriors announced the long-expected move Tuesday. The tender allows the team to match any offer Rush receives this offseason.

The 26-year-old Rush appeared in 65 games last season after coming over in a trade from Indiana for Lou Amundson. ...

Tags: Brandon Rush , Golden State Warriors

Ngata remains humble after enjoying NFL success

Jun 26, 2012 | by Jeremiah Jensen, KSL.com
Ngata remains humble after enjoying NFL success

Life is good for Haloti Ngata.

The 4-time all pro is considered by many to be the top defensive lineman in the NFL. He is listed by Forbes as the 12th highest paid athlete in the world. He made a career-high 64 tackles and recorded 5 sacks in 2011 despite playing most of the season with a thigh bruise.

He has been ...

Tags: Haloti Ngata , Baltimore Ravens

Boston wing Marquis Daniels offers young Mercer campers sage advice

Jun 26, 2012 | by Michael Lough, www.macon.com
Boston wing Marquis Daniels offers young Mercer campers sage advice

The crowd was mesmerized by simply being so close to somebody who had an exciting job title: NBA player.

The youngsters filling three or four sections at Mercer’s Hawkins Arena didn’t know much about the speaker, who grew up in Florida and played college basketball at Auburn.

So lost on them was the fact that they couldn’t have had many better guests ...

Tags: Marquis Daniels , Boston Celtics

Joe Ingles top scores as Australian Boomers beat Greece by 40 points

Jun 25, 2012 | by Russell Gould, Herald Sun
Joe Ingles top scores as Australian Boomers beat Greece by 40 points

AS their second game together in a long campaign the Aussie Boomers second straight thumping of Greece tonight provided a step towards where coach Brett Brown wants his men to be.

But he's well aware there's plenty of tidying up work for his team before they get really Olympic ready despite a convincing 91-51 win.

The increase in phsyicality Brown was after ...

Tags: Joe Ingles , Regal FC Barcelona

Sophomore Expectations: Davon House

Jun 25, 2012 | by PackApologist
Sophomore Expectations: Davon House

Continuing our look at the expectations of second and third year guys. Earlier we looked at Randall Cobb. This next installment sticks with a true NFL sophomore from last year's draft class: Davon House.

The last two drafts have each been a bit lopsided in their own way. Last year wasn't quite as dramatic in how it unfolded as this year, ...

Tags: Davon House , Green Bay Packers

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