From Portage Northern.
Cool site. They grow up so fast don't they? I still my 2011 recruiting issue of The Wolverine with him on the front that says "The Victor?".
Jeff Goodman ranked CBB teams by NBA talent. Michigan is no. 5 ($):
and lo and behold he says that Stauskas is "a 6-foot-5 sharpshooter who has more to his game than just the ability to stand out on the wing and drain 3s."
An article by ESPN on Derrick Walton (not paywalled)
A pretty good article on what inspires Walton to succeed and a little bit of his past. I haven't seen anything like this on the board yet and it's a good read for anyone with some time.
Essentially, it's about how one of his good basketball friends died a few years back and that's what drives him now and why he wants to wear number 10.
Premium link, but title says it all...additional premium info in the link (including the other 4 finalists)
Says he could "make a decision at the Under Armour All-American game, but added that it could go to National Signing Day."
Tim Hardaway Jr. was sitting across from the Miami bench to watch one of the toughest blows in Heat history. Allan Houston's go-ahead shot with 0.8 seconds left in the deciding Game 5 of a 1999 first-round series is one of the lasting highlights of the fierce playoff rivalry the New York Knicks had with the Heat in the late 1990s. Hardaway's father starred for Miami, works for the Heat now, and on Friday both were reminded again of that shot.
A picture of it hangs in the younger Hardaway's new basketball home. The Knicks took him with the No. 24 pick in the NBA draft. ''It's very ironic,'' his father said at the Knicks' practice facility. ''The years that I played and the rivalry that we had, now it's coming full circle. My son is going to play for the Knicks. I'm very happy for him. It's not about me, it's about him, and it's about him being happy now and I'm happy for him.'' The elder Hardaway was with the Heat when they played the Knicks in four straight postseasons from 1997-00. His name hangs from the rafters in Miami, and he works for the team as a community liaison and scout.
Wearing a blue dress shirt that matched the Knicks' colors, his son seemed comfortable now on the other side. ''It's ironic but not awkward at all,'' Hardaway Jr. said. ''He's happy for me whatever team I went to and that's what a father should do. He should be happy for his son, whatever team it is, whether it's a rivalry or not. So it's a great opportunity.'' Hardaway played three seasons for Michigan, helping the Wolverines reach last season's national championship game, where they lost to Louisville. The 6-foot-6 guard averaged 14.3 points for his career.Read the rest here http://sports.yahoo.com/news/hardaway-jr-switches-sides-heat-192620735--...
9. Trey Burke: I had Burke going second overall in my mock draft even though I knew that probably wouldn't happen. I just wanted to make a point about how much I like him, and so I was hoping he'd land in a nice spot where he'll be able to flourish. Utah is that spot. Burke will be the NBA Rookie of the Year. I'd take odds on that right now.
I realize this is a story from yesterday but I thought it was interesting that someone was actually predicting Trey would be the Rookie of the Year in the NBA. It's good to hear that Utah is a great situation for him. I have a feeling Piston fans will not be very forgiving if this comes to pass.