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Rosters released for the Nike Big Man and Point Guard Skills Academy

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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:

Point Guards:


  • 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

High School

  • 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

Big Men:


  • 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

High School

  • 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)

Nevada coach to honor his father, Flip Saunders with unique warmup routine

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Nevada will be honoring Flip Saunders and Bill Musselman with a pregame warm-up routine they’ve been practicing for the past couple of weeks.

Bill is the father of Eric Musselman, Nevada’s head coach. He was coaching the Minnesota Golden Gophers that included Flip as a player when they used this warmup routine in the 1970s.

“We start almost every practice with this pregame routine,” Eric Musselman said. “It takes some time to get it down and we will perform it live for the first time before the Portland State home game at Lawlor Events Center on Nov. 25.”

The routine, which Eric found in a diagram after his father passed away, is similar to something you’d see the Harlem Globetrotters do.

CBT PODCAST: Indiana, UCLA, Ben Simmons and Thanksgiving sides

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New podcast!

In today’s episode, we talk quite a bit about Ben Simmons. How good of a prospect is he? Why do people insist on calling him overrated? Does LSU actually have a shot at missing the NCAA tournament?

[MORE: Why scouts are down on Simmons]

[MORE: Will Simmons be relevant in March?]

We also talk about Indiana’s disappointing showing in Maui, just how good Vanderbilt and Kansas have looked, Marquette’s ability to bounce back and whether or not we should be concerned about North Carolina and Maryland.

Oh, and Thanksgiving sides.

Do people really call stuffing ‘dressing’?

As always, you can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes right here.