Kentucky’s Rob Dillingham declares for NBA Draft
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by Charlie Parent
2d ago
By CHARLIE PARENT Kentucky standout Rob Dillingham has declared for the 2024 NBA Draft without retaining his college eligbility, he announced Tuesday. The freshman guard averaged 15.2 points, 3.9 assists and 2.9 rebounds on 47.5% shooting this season. He is the No. 4 overall prospect on ESPN’s big board. “This was a decision I made with my family,” Dillingham told ESPN on Monday. “I felt prepared. Coach [John] Calipari taught me a lot about how to be a better teammate and that it was not all about me.” Dillingham was the SEC 6th Man of the Year and an All-SEC honoree. He played his senior sea ..read more
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Potential No. 1 pick Ron Holland out for season, undergoes successful thumb surgery
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by Charlie Parent
1M ago
NBA G League Ignite forward Ron Holland has undergone successful surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his right thumb and will miss the remainder of Ignite’s season, general manager Anthony McClish announced Tuesady. Holland is expected to make a full recovery. Before suffering the injury, Holland appeared in 29 games (28 starts) and averaged 19.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.3 steals per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field. Holland finishes his season as the franchise leader in several statistical categories, including steals (69), 30-point games (4) and 20-point game ..read more
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NBA Draft expands to two nights
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by Charlie Parent
2M ago
The NBA announced Wednesday that the 2024 NBA Draft 2024, presented by State Farm, will expand to a two-night format that features the first round on Wednesday, June 26, and the second round on Thursday, June 27.  The first round will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., home of the Brooklyn Nets.  The second round will take place at ESPN’s Seaport District Studios in New York. Smart move by the NBA: -showcases the 2nd-round picks more -gives teams more time to make decisions -expands the NBA footprint another day into the summer https://t.co/SFJeKgyNi6 — Adam Zagoria ..read more
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Head coach Kevin Boyle believes Montverde could have ‘four guys in the top-10 of the NBA’ within five years
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by Charlie Parent
3M ago
By CHARLIE PARENT SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Monteverde Academy (FL.) head coach Kevin Boyle has another potential No. 1 NBA Draft pick in high school phenom and Duke commit Cooper Flagg. The Eagles and Flagg dominated in Saturday’s 91-58 HoopHall Classic win over Brewster Academy (NH.). Flagg had a seamless 11 points on 4-for-8 shooting in 20 minutes of action. He posted 5 rebounds and 2 blocks as well. “He’s a great player,” Boyle said postgame. “He doesn’t have to score to be outstanding. A lot of times, he can block shots, get steals, his defense and rebounding, his ability to attract people and ..read more
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Duke commit Cooper Flagg wows NBA executives at Hoophall Classic
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by Adam Zagoria
3M ago
By ADAM ZAGORIA Duke commit Cooper Flagg continued to impress NBA executives and scouts on Friday night at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. The 6-foot-9 Flagg went for 25 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, 5 blocks and 2 steals in an 80-50 rout of Oak Hill Academy (VA). Flagg, the No. 1 recruit in 2024, committed to Duke over UConn in October and is the projected No. 1 pick in the 2025 NBA Draft. Flagg would be the fourth No. 1 pick coached by Montverde’s Kevin Boyle should he eventually go with the top pick. Duke is getting a young man who is not only very skilled but extremely competi ..read more
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NBA scouts set to flock to Cooper Flagg-Tre Johnson showdown in Las Vegas
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by Adam Zagoria
4M ago
By ADAM ZAGORIA & DYLAN LUTEY NBA scouts have been cleared to attend high school games this weekend during the NBA In-Season Tournament in Las Vegas, and they will be flocking to Friday’s game featuring Duke commit Cooper Flagg of Montverde (FL) Academy and Texas pledge Tre Johnson of Link Academy (MO). As reported by ESPN, that game will air on ESPNU at 11 p.m. ET. According to one 2025 mock draft, the 6-foot-9 Flagg is the projected No. 1 pick in 2025 and the 6-6 Johnson is No. 4. “The more exposure we have, the better we can determine their growth and potential,” one NBA scout told ZAGS ..read more
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Bronny James cleared for full return to basketball
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by Charlie Parent
4M ago
By CHARLIE PARENT Bronny James, the son of NBA legend LeBron James and four-star in the class of 2023, has been cleared for a full return to basketball following his cardiac arrest episode in July, a statement from the James family said Thursday. The 6-foot-4 guard rejoins a 6-2 USC team that received votes in this week’s AP Poll. James is expected to return to practice next week while resuming game action “soon after.” Statement from James family spokeperson Bronny will play alongside another talented five-star freshman in Isaiah Collier, as well as veteran guard Boogie Ellis.  ..read more
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More than 75 NBA scouts expected at Champions Classic
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by Adam Zagoria
5M ago
By ADAM ZAGORIA More than 75 NBA personnel from all 30 NBA teams are expected on Tuesday for the Champions Classic in Chicago, a source close to the event told ZAGSBLOG. No. 2 Duke faces No. 4 Michigan State at 7 p.m. ET, followed by No. 1 Kansas against No. 16 Kentucky at 9:30 (ESPN). According to the latest ESPN.com NBA mock draft, Kentucky freshmen Justin Edwards and DJ Wagner are the No. 5 and 10 picks in next year’s draft, respectively. Kentucky sophomore big man Ugonna Onyenso is also projected at No. 30. For Duke, sophomore forward Kyle Filipowski is at No. 9, sophomore guard Tyrese Pro ..read more
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Cooper Flagg reclassifies to 2024, eligible for ’25 NBA Draft
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by Adam Zagoria
8M ago
By ADAM ZAGORIA Cooper Flagg has officially reclassified to the Class of 2024 and remains eligible for the 2025 NBA Draft. With the Class of 2024 being generally considered week compared to 2023 and 2025, one NBA executive said it was possible Flagg would be the No. 1 overall pick were he eligible to be drafted in 2024 — which he is not. “He could be since there is no consensus No. 1 right now,” the executive said, adding that he’d like to see Flagg improve his 3-point shooting percentage and his ability to defend in space. “Let’s be honest,” the executive said, “he doesn’t have many weaknesse ..read more
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NBA Draft 2023: 25 players invited to Green Room
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by Adam Zagoria
10M ago
By ADAM ZAGORIA The NBA has invited 25 players to the Green Room for Thursday’s NBA Draft at Barclays Center, per ESPN. Here’s the list: Victor Wembanyama Brandon Miller Scoot Henderson Amen Thompson Ausar Thompson Cameron Whitmore Jarace Walker Anthony Black Taylor Hendricks Gradey Dick Bilal Coulibaly Cason Wallace Nick Smith Dereck Lively II Kobe Bufkin Jalen Hood-Schifino Jett Howard Jordan Hawkins Keyonte George Kris Murray (declined) Noah Clowney Olivier Maxence-Prosper Brandin Podziemski Rayan Rupert Jaime Jaquez Jr. For more on the Draft, read these five pressing questions on NJ.com. F ..read more
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