On Tuesday morning, the official rosters for the Nike Point Guard and Big Man Skills Academy were released. Run by John Lucas, the Skill Academies are a chance for some of the nation’s best college and high school players to work out together along side some of the NBA’s best young players.
The Big Man Academy will be headlined by Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, while Kyrie Irving, Trey Burke and Michael Carter-Williams will be working with the guards.
I’ll be heading up to New Jersey tomorrow morning to watch the workouts, but for now, here are the rosters:
Marcus Foster, SO, Kansas State
Chad Frazier, SR, UAB
TJ McConnell, SR, Arizona
Kevin Pangos, SR, Gonzaga
Chasson Randle, SR, Stanford
James Robinson, JR, Pitt
Terry Rozier, SO, Louisville
Juwan Staten, SR, West Virginia
Isaiah Taylor, SO, Texas
Fred VanFleet, JR, Wichita State
Isaiah Whitehead, FR, St. John’s
Delon Wright, SR, Utah
Joe Young, SR, Oregon
Jawun Evans, 2015, Kimball (TX)
AJ Harris, 2015, Dunbar (OH) OHIO STATE
Kendall Small, 2015, Mayfair (CA) OREGON
Corey Sanders, 2015, Kathleen (FL)
Levan Alston, 2015, Haverford School (PA)
De’Aaron Fox, 2016, Cypress Lakes (TX)
Stevie Thompson, 2015, Bishop Montgomery (CA)
Aaron Holiday, 2015, Campbell Hall (CA) UCLA
Bryant Crawford, 2015, Gonzaga (DC)
Jalen Adams, 2015, Cushing Academy (MA)
KeVaughn Allen, 2015, North Little Rock (AR)
Malik Monk, 2016, Bentonville (AR)
Jalen Coleman, 2015, La Lumiere School (IN)
Shake Milton, 2015, Owasso (OK)
Kenny Williams, 2015, LC Bird (VA)
King McClure, 2015, Triple A Academy (TX) BAYLOR
Nick Noskowiak, 2015, Sun Prairie (WI) MARQUETTE
Eric Davis, 2015, Arthur Hill (MI)
Justin Simon, 2015, Temecula Valley (CA) ARIZONA
Darius Carter, JR, Wichita State
Shawn Long, JR, Louisiana-Lafayette
Robert Carter, JR, Maryland
Jordan Mickey, SO, LSU
Perry Ellis, JR, Kansas
Jonathan Holmes, SR, Texas
Jaleel Cousins, JR, South Florida
Jarell Martin, SO, LSU
Cliff Alexander, FR, Kansas
Larry Nance, SR, Wyoming
Alan Williams, SR, UC-Santa Barbara
Bobby Portis, SO, Arkansas
Georges Niang, JR, Iowa State
Przemek Karnowski, JR, Gonzaga
Sebastian Saiz, SO, Ole Miss
Marcus Derrickson, 2015, Paul VI (VA) GEORGETOWN
Donta Hall, 2015, Luverne (AL) ALABAMA
Noah Dickerson, 2015, Montverde (FL) GEORGETOWN
Henry Ellenson, 2015, Rice Lake (WI)
Deyonta Davis, 2015, Muskegon (MI) MICHIGAN STATE
Moustapha Diagne, 2015, Pope John XXIII (NJ) SYRACUSE
Cheick Diallo, 2015, Our Savior New American (NY)
Makol Mawien, 2015, Granger (UT)
Jeremy Miller, 2015, New Hampton (NH)
Tyler Davis, 2015, Plano West (TX)
Jesse Govan, 2015, Wings Academy (NY) GEORGETOWN
Daniel Giddens, 2015, Wheeler (GA)
Doral Moore, 2015, Luella (GA)
Caleb Swanigan, 2015, Homestead (IN)
Ted Kapita, 2015, Huntington Prep (WV)
VIDEO: Arizona commit Terrance Ferguson throws down under-the-legs dunk after making 3-pointer
Arizona commit Terrance Ferguson has been known as one of the best dunkers in the country for the last few years. So you knew the 6-foot-6 wing was going to attempt the latest internet dunk craze that’s been going around.
Some call it the, “5-point play” in which the dunker makes a 3-pointer and immediately sprints following the shot release to catch the make for an under-the-legs dunk.
It’s as tough as it sounds and Ferguson makes it look easy.
Bol Bol is the son of former NBA center Manute Bol, and the younger Bol is earning quite a bit of attention himself as a five-star prospect in the Class of 2018.
The 6-foot-11 Bol showed off some of his freakish coordination and athleticism on Friday night, by ripping a steal and taking it coast-to-coast for an under-the-legs dunk in the middle of a game at the Jayhawk Invitational.
Bol will be one of the players to watch this spring as he plays with KC Run GMC.
Iowa State guard Naz Mitrou-Long gets hardship waiver to play additional year
“Everything happens for a reason and although it hurt to not be able to play for a group of guys I loved last year, my body needed time to recover and that time off allowed me to feel the best I’ve felt since my freshman year,” Mitrou-Long said in the release. “I’m glad I’ll be able to play for the best fans in the country and represent the name on the front of my jersey, Iowa State, one more year. Words can’t describe this feeling. Cyclone Nation, be ready for a special year.”
The 6-foot-4 Long played in eight games last season for Iowa State as he averaged 12 points per game. He missed the rest of the season to deal with pain in his surgically repaired hips. Mitrou-Long has been a very effective three-point shooter during his career at Iowa State and he should be a nice option to have for next season if he’s healthy.
CIAA will stay in North Carolina despite state’s LGBT law
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won’t move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite the state’s controversial new LGBT law.
The CIAA said in a statement Thursday that it will instead partner with the NCAA to educate its members on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues as it does on other issues, like graduation rates and concussion management.
The Charlotte Observer reports that the CIAA, the oldest African-American sports conference in the U.S., has hosted its annual basketball tournament in Charlotte since 2006 and announced it was moving its headquarters to Charlotte from Virginia in 2015.
The CIAA said Thursday that it will continue to “monitor the issues,” as it has since House Bill 2 passed.
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