NCAA WiretapJanuary 2019 NCAA Wiretap

Zion Williamson Leaves Game With Eye Injury

Jan 12, 2019 7:35 PM

Zion Williamson left Duke's 80-78 last-second win over Florida State in the first half after getting poked in the eye. He did not return to the game.

"He had double vision. He came out in the second half -- Nate [James, associate head coach] told me, with about three minutes to go -- I wasn't out on the court yet; he ran back and said, 'Zion's got double vision.' And I said, 'Well, let's see. He can't play, obviously, if he has that,'" said Mike Krzyzewski. 


Krzyzewski was optimistic over Williamson's availability for their Monday game against Syracuse. 

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Tags: Zion Williamson, Duke Blue Devils, NCAA, NCAA Injury

Zion Williams, R.J. Barrett, Nassir Little, Ja Morant In Top-4 Of Latest ESPN Mock Draft

Jan 10, 2019 7:18 PM

Ja Morant of Murray State has climbed to No. 4 in the latest ESPN 2019 NBA Mock Draft. Morant is a sophomore point guard.

Zion Williams and R.J. Barrett are in the first two slots, followed by Nassir Little at No. 3. Cam Reddish rounds out the top-5.

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Tags: NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

RealGM Radio: Sam Vecenie On 2019 NBA Draft

Jan 10, 2019 3:46 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and draft expert Sam Vecenie of The Athletic (@Sam_Vecenie) catch up on 2019 NBA Draft prospects.

They discuss the stability at the top of the lottery, Bol Bol’s season-ending injury, the rising players on his board and much more.

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Tags: NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

Fred Hoiberg Prefers To Continue Coaching Rather Than Exec Job

Jan 7, 2019 7:04 PM

Fred Hoiberg went on the record to state he prefers to remain in coaching rather than returning to an NBA front office.

Hoiberg has been mentioned as a candidate for UCLA's head coaching vacancy.

"My passion is in coaching and I'm looking forward to what lies ahead," said Hoiberg.

The Minnesota Timberwolves could have interest in Hoiberg in either a head coaching or general manager capacity.

Hoiberg was fired by the Chicago Bulls earlier this season.

Hoiberg said he will keep an open mind in searching for his next basketball job.

"I am not prioritizing one over the other in respect to the NBA and college," Hoiberg said. "The jobs are so different that you cannot compare them, so I plan on evaluating whatever opportunities may come independently."

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Tags: Minnesota Timberwolves, UCLA Bruins, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Bol Bol Out With Season-Ending Foot Injury, Will Prepare For NBA Draft

Jan 3, 2019 8:42 PM

Oregon center Bol Bol underwent surgery to repair a fracture in his left foot. He is out for the college season, and will resume basketball activities in 8-10 weeks.

He is expected to enter the 2019 NBA draft. Bol averaged 21.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks on the season, including shooting 52% from the 3-point line.

The 7-foot-2 Bol is currently ranked #5 in the 2019 draft by ESPN, and is the top-ranked center. 

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Tags: NCAA, NCAA Injury, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General