Sad, sad news about the passing of former SEC commissioner Mike Slive. One of the classiest people I have met doing this job. Spoke to him a few months ago and he was glowing about the state of SEC hoops and where it was headed.
Ben Simmons and Jayson Tatum have received most of the rookie attention, but Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell has also been terrific. Averaging 17.5 points and shooting 38 percent from deep. Simmons leads rookies in scoring (17.7), rebounding (9.5) and assists (7.5).