Imagine if everyone reacted the same one when a basketball player intentionally fouled some one in transition versus giving their best effort in trying to guard him. In hoops, we blame the rule not the player. https://t.co/MnGY0A8IQq
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.
First Team All-SEC junior Tyler Davis is declaring for the 2018 NBA draft, a source told ESPN. Davis will not hire an agent at this time. The 6-10 center averaged 14.9 points and 8.9 rebounds in 29 minutes per game for Texas A&M, who made the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.
Tough debut for Billy Preston in Bosnia. Had 3 fouls in 6 minutes, scoring 2 points on 1/3 shooting with 2 assists, 1 rebound and 1 steal in Igokea's home win over second-tier Croatian team Zadar in the Adriatic League.
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).