The big man, favored to ultimately pick Kentucky or Memphis, has some interesting rivals pushing for the top of the rankings by Matt Norlander @MattNorlander 9m ago • 6 min read NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Whether you're a college basketball fan or an NBA junkie who likes to keep track of elite high school talent in anticipation of future drafts, know this: the top end of the Class of 2019 looks like it's lacking. This development comes on the heels of a 2018 class that's viewed as a significant drop-off from what 2015-2017 provided. So it's got to be all the more dispiriting and unnerving to NBA franchises that American youth basketball talent is seemingly hitting a downturn. That's the general feel I got after spending four days at Nike's annual Peach Jam, which wrapped on Sunday. (D.C.-based Team Takeover won the tournament; you can get a recap of some of what else happened in Gary Parrish's look-back piece here.) Heading down south, I … [Read more...] about College basketball recruiting: James Wiseman’s hold on the No. 1 spot in 2019 now seems up for debate
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AFTER a longer stint in Russia than expected, England's World Cup heroes return home this weekend. Some with their reputations enhanced and others will have seen their stock dramatically fall this summer. And with the Premier League kick-off a month away, will any of Gareth Southgate's Three Lions be on the move? SunSport take a look at five England players who could be heading for the exit door or have big decisions to make before the transfer window closes. Harry Maguire When others were calling for Cahill or Smalling, Southgate wanted ball-playing central defenders in his back-three at the World Cup, and the Leicester City defender has repaid him big time. Maguire has been outstanding with a string of superb performances in Russia and capped a fine tournament with a goal in the quarter-final win over Sweden. The 25-year-old has made a mockery of the £17million fee the Foxes shelled out for him last summer from Hull. Boss Claude Puel will not be impressed with Riyad … [Read more...] about World Cup 2018: Five England players who could be on the move this summer
0 of 50 Prepare for nonstop rumors as the NBA's 30 organizations plan out how they will spend their money in 2018's free-agency period. Plenty of star power litters the top of these rankings, led by none other than LeBron James as he decides whether to remain with the Cleveland Cavaliers or join a different organization for 2018-19 and beyond. But this class is about so much more than just one player. You can find talent at each and every lineup slot, which we've run through one by one leading up to the heart of the offseason. If you need a recap of those prior articles, we've got you covered: Now, we're grouping them all together. Positions are no longer relevant as we mix the point guards with the centers and everything in between, seeking to determine the best buys based on current level of play, age and expected performance during the next contract. The lone rule is that our order can't deviate from the positional countdowns, with only Dwight Howard serving as a … [Read more...] about NBA Free-Agency Rankings: Top 50 Players on the Market
Marley Jay, Ap Markets Writer Updated 10:03 am, Thursday, April 26, 2018 Photo: John Daughtry, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 This undated photo provided by LPL Financial shows Ryan Detrick, LPL’s senior market strategist. Detrick said in an interview that even though a lot of investors have been selling lately, “you get rewarded by going opposite the crowd sometimes.” (LPL Financial via AP) less This undated photo provided by LPL Financial shows Ryan Detrick, LPL’s senior market strategist. Detrick said in an interview that even though a lot of investors have been selling lately, “you get rewarded ... more Photo: John Daughtry, AP Of Mutual Interest: Are stocks on the comeback trail? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery NEW YORK (AP) — Investors have been uneasy since … [Read more...] about Of Mutual Interest: Are stocks on the comeback trail?
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