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Ohio State, Oregon, USC, Michigan Considered Possible Schools For Bronny James

Jan 20, 2023 10:52 AM

Bronny James is currently the highest rated point guard of the 2023 high school class who has yet to commit to a college. James will most likely wait until after his high school season to take more college visits and a late decision is expected.

Ohio State, Oregon, USC and Michigan have emerged as possible landing spots for James.

James took an official visit to Ohio State in early September, which is only known campus visit. 

Given the fact that James already signed a Nike shoe deal, his likely college path will be a Nike program. 

Krysten Peek/Yahoo Sports

Tags: Michigan Wolverines, Ohio State Buckeyes, Oregon Ducks, USC Trojans, High School, NCAA, NBA

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Lakers Had Juwan Howard As No. 1 Choice For Head Coach Job

Jun 3, 2022 3:08 PM

Juwan Howard was the preferred candidate of the Los Angeles Lakers during this coaching cycle, sources tell Marc Stein of Substack.

The Lakers "made such strong overtures to Howard that the implication was clear: The job was his if he wanted it," writes Stein. The Lakers had Howard ahead of Doc Rivers and Quin Snyder on their wish list. 

Howard has connections to the Lakers via his collegiate teammate Rob Pelinka, and through LeBron James. James and Howard were teammates with the Miami Heat.

Howard decided to remain at Michigan where he will soon coach his sons.

The Lakers eventually decided to hire Darvin Ham as head coach.

Marc Stein/Substack

Tags: Los Angeles Lakers, Michigan Wolverines, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Juwan Howard Could Become Candidate For Lakers

Apr 11, 2022 11:57 AM

Juwan Howard has surfaced as a candidate for the head coaching position of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Howard was linked to the Lakers' job in 2019 when he instead became head coach of Michigan.

Howard has ties to both Rob Pelinka from their playing days on the Fab Five Michigan team, as well as to LeBron James when they were members of the Miami Heat.

Howard served as an assistant coach with the Heat from 2013 until 2019. Howard led Michigan to the Elite Eight in 2021 and the Sweet Sixteen in 2022.

Jake Fischer/Bleacher Report

Tags: Los Angeles Lakers, Michigan Wolverines, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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March Madness Saturday Second-Round Odds & Best Bets

Mar 31, 2022 4:34 PM

Buckle up for another loaded weekend of March Madness college basketball betting. The first round did not disappoint, and we’ve got some excellent matchups in store this weekend as these teams look to punch their ticket to the Sweet 16.

For Saturday’s second-round slate, we’re looking at No. 3 Tennessee as a -6.5 favorite over No. 11 Michigan at DraftKings Sportsbook. We’re also watching No. 4 UCLA as a -3 favorite over No. 5 Saint Mary’s, as well as No. 4 Arkansas as a -6.5 favorite over No. 12 New Mexico State.

 

Saturday's College Basketball Betting Lines To Back

Tennessee -6.5 over Michigan

Michigan showed plenty in a second half comeback win over Colorado State Thursday. Now the Wolverines are in for a much different type of game against a Vols team that plays elite defense and can rip off quick scoring runs at any point. The Wolverines didn’t look nearly sharp enough to compete with a team like this, and they’ll really feel the loss of guard Isaiah Livers today. The Vols could start to run away with this one in the second half, and we’re on Tennessee -6.5.

 

Saint Mary’s +3 over UCLA

It’s not easy to do what Saint Mary’s did Thursday, blowing out an Indiana team that entered with plenty of momentum after a First Four win over Wyoming. The Gaels played as well as they have all season and proved they belong among the top teams in the nation. UCLA survived a battle with Akron and the Bruins should be concerned. They shot 36.4% from deep, made 11 of 13 free throws, posted a 14-8 assist-turnover ratio and still only beat the Zips by four. The Gaels are one of the few teams in the country that prefer to slow it down even more so than UCLA, so they’re totally comfortable in this matchup. We’re totally comfortable backing them with the points. We’re on Saint Mary’s +3.

 

Arkansas -6.5 over New Mexico State

 

The Razorbacks survived a scare against Vermont to advance, while New Mexico State upset UConn, 70-63. It wasn’t your typical upset. The Aggies controlled the game pretty much from start to finish and completely shut down the Huskies’ offense. UConn wasn’t built to come back in games like that, but Arkansas is a different story. The Razorbacks are a senior-led, guard-oriented team with plenty of experience and offensive playmakers. Very few are talking about Arkansas’ potential to make a deep run, but we expect the Razorbacks to impress and handle an Aggies team that’s in trouble given the matchup. We’re on Arkansas -6.5.

 

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Dan Kilbridge, Bookies.com

Tags: Michigan Wolverines, UCLA Bruins, Arkansas Razorbacks, Tennessee Volunteers, Saint Mary's Gaels, New Mexico State Aggies, NCAA, Gambling

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