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NBA Announces 40 Players To Attend Global Camp 2018

May 30, 2018 1:07 PM

The NBA announced the 40 players who are expected to attend the NBA Global Camp 2018, a pre-Draft showcase from June 2-5 at La Ghirada Sports Center in Treviso, Italy, for top Draft-eligible prospects from outside the U.S.

The camp will include team interview sessions, five-on-five games, shooting drills, and strength and agility testing in front of representatives from all 30 NBA teams, all under the direction of NBA personnel.

The camp will also feature a series of scrimmages among prospects from NBA Academies, the league’s network of elite basketball training centers around the world for top male and female prospects from outside the U.S., along with a team from Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence and top international prospects. Since October 2016, NBA Academies have been launched in Canberra, Australia; Jinan, Urumqi and Zhuji, China; Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), India; Mexico City, Mexico; and Thies, Senegal.

Berke Atar, Bandirma Kirmizi (Turkey)
Trae Bell-Haynes, Vermont (Canada)
Etienne Ca, Chalon (France)
*Emanuel Cate, Prat (Spain)
*Vasileios Charalampopoulos, PAOK (Greece)
*Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot, Paris Levallois (France)
Diego Flaccadori, Aquila Basket Trento (Italy)
*Gabriel Galvanini, Bauru (Brazil)
*Marc Garcia, FC Barcelona 2 (Spain)
*Stephane Gombauld, Lille Metropole (France)
Melvyn Govindy, Cholet (France)
Aleksa Ilic, KK Buducnost (Montenegro)
Karim Jallow, Bayern Munich (Germany)
Matas Jogela, Zalgiris II (Lithuania)
Kenan Karahodzic, Oviedo CB (Spain)
*Leon Kratzer, Wuerzburg (Germany)
*Arnoldas Kulboka, Capo d’Orlando (Italy)
*Aleksandar Lazic, KK Mega Bemax (Serbia)
*Xabier Lopez-Arostegui, Joventut Badalona (Spain)
*Matur Maker, CIBA (Canada)
*Vanja Marinkovic, Partizan (Serbia)
*William McDowell-White, Baunach (Germany)
MiKyle McIntosh, Oregon (Canada)
*Blaz Mesicek, Brindisi (Italy)
Adam Mokoka, Gravelines (France)
*Shekinah Munanga, Monaco (France)
Dzanan Musa, Cedevita (Croatia)
*Zoran Nikolic, KK Buducnost (Montenegro)
Andreas Obst, Gotha (Germany)
Viny Okouo, Unicaja (Spain)
Louis Olinde, Brose Baskets (Germany)
Erxhan Osmani, Bandirma Kirmizi (Turkey)
Jean-Marc Pansa, Nanterre (France)
Darel Poirier, Charleville (France)
*Marcel Ponitka, Asseco (Poland)
*Dusan Ristic, Arizona (Serbia)
Issuf Sanon, Olimpija (Slovenia)
Leonardo Tote, Verona (Italy)
*Michael Uchendu, Bauru (Brazil)
Yuta Watanabe, George Washington (Japan)

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Donte DiVincenzo Will Hire Agent, Remain In Draft

May 29, 2018 6:38 PM

Donte DiVincenzo has decided to remain in the 2018 NBA Draft and will hire an agent.

DiVincenzo had a strong showing at the NBA’s draft combine in Chicago and has performed well in team workouts. 

DiVincenzo could be a first round pick in the draft.

“I’m more than just a shooter,” DiVincenzo told Yahoo Sports during the combine. “I want to show teams that I can do more. Playing point guard is one big thing that teams want to see — if I can control the tempo, get into the offense, get shots and pocket passes.

“Teams that I’ve spoken to, it’s been all positive and going in the right direction. I believe the range teams see me as is a late first-round pick, so if I can keep growing and keep rising, that’s perfect for me.”

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

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RealGM Radio: Sam Vecenie On The NBA Draft

May 23, 2018 4:47 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and NBA Draft expert Sam Vecenie of The Athletic (@Sam_Vecenie) catch up on the draft process after the lottery and Combine.

They discuss Phoenix’s decision at #1, Luka Doncic’s expected value, the role of true centers, the future of NBA offense and much more.

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Wendell Carter Jr.'s Mother Compares NCAA System To Slavery, Prison System

May 7, 2018 8:10 PM

The mother of Wendell Carter Jr., Kylia Carter compared the current system of NCAA basketball to slavery and a prison system.

Carter declared for the 2018 NBA Draft as an anticipated lottery pick, but it reportedly was a difficult decision.

Kylia Carter's comments came at a meeting of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.

"When you remove all the bling and the bells and the sneakers and all that," she said, "you've paid for a child to come to your school to do what you wanted them to do for you, for free, and you made a lot of money when he did that, and you've got all these rules in place that say he cannot share in any of that. The only other time when labor does not get paid but yet someone else gets profits and the labor is black and the profit is white, is in slavery.

"To be honest with you," she said, "it's nauseating."

Kylia Carter played basketball at and graduated from Ole Miss.

"This would be even harder to say in the crowd, but I can say it here," she said in a hallway following the meeting. "It feels intentional. It feels like it was built this way intentionally. I can't move that from my thoughts.

"Should the NCAA be removed? Yes, because I don't trust it," she said. "You're not to be trusted because your intentions are clear. Let's call this group in the middle, let's call it something else. Let's put some real reform in there and call it something different and get rid of the current status quo because it's based on indentured servitude."

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NBA Announces List Of 69 Players Attending 2018 Draft Combine

May 7, 2018 5:32 PM

The NBA has announced the list of 69 players who are expected to attend the 2018 NBA Draft Combine.

The NBA Draft Combine is the first step in the Draft process for NBA hopefuls and features five-on-five games as well as strength and agility drills at Chicago’s Quest Multisport on Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18 with ESPN 2 providing coverage both days from 3-7 p.m. ET. 

Below is a list of expected attendees at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine.

Player (College/Club) 

Rawle Alkins (Arizona) 

Grayson Allen (Duke) 

Kostas Antetokounmpo (Dayton) 

Udoka Azubuike (Kansas) 

Marvin Bagley III (Duke) 

Mohamed Bamba (Texas) 

Jaylen Barford (Arkansas) 

Keita Bates-Diop (Ohio State) 

Tyus Battle (Syracuse) 

Brian Bowen II (South Carolina) 

Mikal Bridges (Villanova) 

Miles Bridges (Michigan State) 

Bruce Brown Jr. (Miami) 

Troy Brown Jr. (Oregon) 

Jalen Brunson (Villanova) 

Tony Carr (Penn State) 

Jevon Carter (West Virginia) 

Wendell Carter (Duke) 

Hamidou Diallo (Kentucky) 

Donte DiVincenzo (Villanova) 

Trevon Duval (Duke) 

Jacob Evans (Cincinnati) 

Bruno Fernando (Maryland) 

Melvin Frazier Jr. (Tulane) 

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Kentucky) 

Devonte Graham (Kansas) 

Devon Hall (Virginia) 

Jaylen Hands (UCLA) 

Kevin Hervey (Texas-Arlington) 

Aaron Holiday (UCLA) 

Kevin Huerter (Maryland) 

Chandler Hutchison (Boise State) 

Jaren Jackson Jr. (Michigan State) 

Justin Jackson (Maryland) 

Alize Johnson (Missouri State) 

George King (Colorado) 

Kevin Knox (Kentucky) 

Sagaba Konate (West Virginia) 

Caleb Martin (Nevada) 

Cody Martin (Nevada) 

Yante Maten (Georgia) 

Brandon McCoy (UNLV) 

De’Anthony Melton (USC) 

Chimezie Metu (USC) 

Shake Milton (SMU) 

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (Kansas) 

Malik Newman (Kansas) 

Josh Okogie (Georgia Tech) 

Jontay Porter (Missouri) 

Michael Porter Jr. (Missouri) 

Billy Preston (Kansas) 

Jerome Robinson (Boston College) 

Mitchell Robinson (Western Kentucky) 

Collin Sexton (Alabama) 

Landry Shamet (Wichita State) 

Anfernee Simons (IMG Academy) 

Zhaire Smith (Texas Tech) 

Omari Spellman (Villanova) 

Khyri Thomas (Creighton) 

Gary Trent Jr. (Duke) 

Allonzo Trier (Arizona) 

Jarred Vanderbilt (Kentucky) 

Moritz Wagner (Michigan) 

Lonnie Walker (Miami) 

PJ Washington (Kentucky) 

Austin Wiley (Auburn) 

Kris Wilkes (UCLA) 

Kenrich Williams (TCU) 

Trae Young (Oklahoma) 

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