The @NCAA’s Rice Commission had good intentions but attempt to take over summer hoops is headed for disaster. Summer hoops is mostly fine. Adding HS “open gyms” completes it for me. @NCAA, please think twice.
First of all, rankings are subjective. Secondly, it’s far more important to get a team that fits together — chemistry and also on the court. Duke had talent, but was missing a point guard, leader, shooter and guys who wanted/could defend. https://t.co/Z0BHpzT1Bk
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).
After the NCAA declined to comment for our series on college athletics and sports betting, an NCAA employee emailed today wanting to make sure we saw their new release. If I may boil it down for you, dear reader, it says diddly squat. https://t.co/Uti6ysWJf1