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
Stocks on the move
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
PUBLISHED: 08:34 08 May 2018 | UPDATED: 08:41 08 May 2018 Russell Cook Officers are on the scene at Barton Mills. Stock image. Picture: JAMES BASS (C) Archant Norfolk 2016 Traffic was held up on the A14 near Bury St Edmunds this morning following a crash between a car and a motorbike. It happened at 7.45am, near Rougham, on the westbound carriageway of the road but police were on the scene to help move the vehicles to a layby. A spokesman for Suffolk police said nobody was seriously hurt but there were delays going towards Bury St Edmunds. … [Read more...] about Crash delays traffic on the A14 near Bury St Edmunds during rush hour
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Michigan State's Nick Ward on the clock: Test NBA draft or return? Michigan State basketball's Nick Ward, not expected to get a combine invite, must decide whether to return for his junior year or stay in NBA draft. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press Published 4:45 p.m. ET May 7, 2018 CLOSE Michigan State fell short of its goal of a national title with a 55-53 loss to Syracuse in Detroit on Sunday, March 18 in the second round of the 2018 NCAA tournament. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Nick Ward is in limbo. The … [Read more...] about Michigan State’s Nick Ward on the clock: Test NBA draft or return?