If July arrives and Tre’Von Willis finds himself playing in the NBA Summer League among other drafted or free-agent rookies in search of a job among the world’s best players, it will be as much for his know-how than anything.
Look at Justin Hawkins. He’s the exception. He’s the one who in middle school thought first about stopping the basketball more than scoring it, the one who turned on a television and mimicked the NBA actions of Bruce Bowen more than Michael Jordan.
Tulsa basketball has been alive and dribbling for 100 years now. Back in 1921, when it went by the name Kendall College, it won the AAU national title.
The more I watch Chace Stanback play basketball, the more I wonder what Ben Howland was thinking.
Playtime is over for now. UNLV has won its first two basketball games to open what should be a highly successful season, and yet we have learned just a couple of things about the Rebels, neither of which will mean anything when Wisconsin visits Saturday.
You knew what kind of UNLV basketball opener it was going to be when the biggest question had nothing to do with the Rebels’ opponent, but rather whether a kid who has never played a minute of college ball would see action.
Quintrell Thomas had logged several minutes of basketball Tuesday evening when he raised his hand toward the UNLV bench. He was gassed and needed a break.