Posts from the ‘NCAA Basketball’ Category

Kemba’s Been Snubbed!

Kemba Walker‘s heroics have been on full display all season long, especially the past four weeks, clear for the entire country to see. But as I watched the National Championship on Monday, a DMX-ish voice screamed between my ears: What’s. Really. Good?!

Kemba got snubbed this year, straight up. And it’s so obvious that if not careful, one could be duped into thinking otherwise. As awesome a year as Kemba had, and you’re telling me he wasn’t the best player in the country — or the conference? In the words of Ed Lover, c’mon son!

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KEMBA!!!

Sickest f cking stepback I’ve ever seen. Oh my god!

Corey Fisher Leading Way For Wildcats

In the late 90′s it Arizona was Guard U, but over the past few years, Villanova has taken the title. Corey Fisher is the latest in the lineage.

“You know, a lot of young people just want to come in and play right away, but I waited my turn, I worked hard, I played since day one, and now all my hard work is paying off.”

Taking the torch from Scottie Reynolds has been a smooth pass of the baton. Earlier this year, Fisher joined Reynolds, becoming just the second Wildcat to notch 1,500 points and 450 assists.

“I do whatever my team needs. My team needed me to score in the second half and that’s what I did,” said Fisher after scoring a career-high 34 points against DePaul. “When they were sending two at me, I was dimin’ ‘em, gettin’ dimes. Just doing whatever my team needs. If they need defense, I’ma [play] D, if they need scoring, I’ma do scoring. I’m just trying to do everything.”

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Juice Sees Glass Half-Full

Northwestern’s NCAA Tournament drought has been well-documented. Entering this season, with an expanded field of 68, some thought this may be the year they finally start dancing and stop being wallflowers; it still can be. If it is, it will largely be because of point guard Michael Thompson. If not, it won’t be for lack of effort on his part.

When “Juice” — as everyone calls him — arrived in Evanston in 2007, the Wildcats were coming off of a 10-18 season, including a 2-14 record in Big Ten play. While things did not turn around immediately, dedication and hard work have helped Thompson and the Wildcats get things rolling in the right direction.

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All In The Family

The Ray McCallum Jr story is a unique one, no doubt. One that you’ve surely heard before, even if it wasn’t in great detail, but just a thumbnail version: McCallum, a 2010 McDonald’s All-American, chose to attendDetroit Mercy, opting to play for his father, Ray McCallum Sr, neglecting offers from Arizona, Florida, UCLA and others in the process.

How he and his team are faring in his first season is what may now be more obscure.

It’s not that sons don’t opt to play for their fathers all of the time — because they do (Pat Knight, Bryce Drew, Steven Pearl, etc.) – but the rarely, if ever, is the progeny a consensus top-50 player in the nation.

Considered one of the top point guards in his class, McCallum’s name was mentioned in the same breath as Kyrie Irving, Brandon Knight, Josh Selby and Corey Joseph. A list of guys who have certainly all had their moments this year. Obviously, however, their bigger stages have provided more exposure.

McCallum, at UDM, a Horizon League school who’s last Tournament appearance came in 1999, has not had access to that same spotlight; that doesn’t mean he’s not doing his thing nonetheless, though.

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Staying Patient

The Illinois high school Class of 2007 was considered one of the best.

Remembering the damage that Derrick Rose did three years ago, and the phenomenal run Evan Turner put together last season, it is now time for Demetri McCamey — who teamed with Turner at St. Joseph’s High School in Illinois — to represent.

Coming off a quality junior season in which he earned First-Team All-Big Ten honors, leading his team in scoring and assists (his 7.1 dimes per game ranked second in the country), McCamey (who friends and fans call Meechi) and the Fighting Illini entered the ‘10-11 season with steep expectations.

Those expectations surely wouldn’t be so high had McCamey opted to make the jump to the League. After his junior season, McCamey entered his name in the NBA Draft before withdrawing in April….

This year, a pre-season Wooden Award candidate, McCamey has worked to do his part in validating his nomination, and continuing to move up the lottery draft board. Heeding the advice, he’s again leading his squad in points (15.7) and assists (7.1), averaging personal career-high numbers in the process.

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Watch My Feet: Shump

Haven’t done one of these in a minute, but bro has been hoopin’ in some heat lately:

Pearl Foams…

Flint XIII’s…

Chuurch!

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