Kentucky Sports Radio: Lexington, KY considered eighth-best college basketball city, No. 33 in basketball overall
WalletHub, a financial help resource, put together a list of all of the best (and worst) basketball cities in America. According to the website's description, the study put together an equation that factored in attendance, fan engagement, stadium accessibility, and ticket costs, among 21 total key metrics.
Out of 290 total cities, Lexington, KY was rated as the eighth-best college basketball location and No. 33 in basketball (professional or college) overall.
Here is the entire list of top 25 college basketball cities in America:Durham, NC
Beyond Lexington, six other cities in Kentucky made the list, but they might not be in the order you expected.
Bruins Nation: UCLA Basketball: Mick Cronin Hires Michael Lewis as an Assistant Coach
The 2019-2020 edition of the UCLA Bruins men's basketball coaching staff looks to be complete, as UCLA and Mick Cronin announced the hiring of Michael Lewis as assistant coach.
I guess I should get these all in now before everyone else, but bringing in the writer behind Moneyball and The Big Short should really help the UCLA men's team in the classroom, where things are not going so hot. But, in all seriousness, here's to hoping the stores in Westwood have enough shaving cream in supply to support the #ChromeDomeCoachingStaff keep things looking fresh.
Salt Lake Tribune: Ronald E. Nehring, first non-LDS justice on Utah's Supreme Court, dies at 71
Ronald E. Nehring, the first Utah Supreme Court justice who was not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Friday from complications connected to radiation treatments he received years earlier to treat cancer. He was 71.
Nehring served on Utah's high court from 2003 to 2014, writing opinions on such hot-button issues as gun rights and whether life begins at conception. He did that job, his family said, with humility and humor.
His older daughter, Jesse Nehring, said that a lawyer arguing before the court once kept repeating the word "abide." "The lawyer was saying 'abide this' and 'abide that,'" she said.
Fansided: Iowa basketball: Three people most impacted by Jordan Bohannon's injury
I'll admit that I haven't always been the easiest on three-year starting point guard Jordan Bohannon, especially as he struggled at the beginning of last season, but I am also happy to admit I was wrong. The three-year starting point guard for the Iowa basketball team is the most important piece of Fran McCaffery's Hawkeyes. That's why even after star forward Tyler Cook left for the NBA and starting shooting guard Isaiah Moss transferred to Arkansas, I felt comfortable with this team heading into next season.
It was because they had Jordan Bohannon. He's a guy who has the stones to put a team on his back and carry the team to victory.
Fansided: Duke Lacrosse: Blue Devils season ends in heartbreaking fashion in 2OT
The Duke Blue Devils have not made it easy this postseason and that continued on Saturday afternoon in the Men's Lacrosse Final Four.
A two-goal loss to Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament, followed by two one-goal victories in the NCAA Tournament over Richmond and those same Fighting Irish in overtime.
A theme in those two victories in the NCAA, Duke held a sizable lead and could not create anymore separation and put its opponent away.
The same thing happened on Saturday in Philadelphia and it cost Duke its season and a chance at a fourth National Championship.
Fansided: Georgia Basketball: Claxton Needs to return for Junior year
Nicolas Claxton was one of Georgia basketball's bright lights this past season. It was head coach Tom Crean's first season at Georgia, and it wasn't pretty. However, if it wasn't for Claxton, it could have been a lot worse.
Claxton averaged 13 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.53 blocks, and 1.8 assists a game this past season.
He was the consistent guy; the one people could count on in the games. Crean and his staff recently signed the No. 9 overall 2019 recruiting class, giving Claxton some help.
Yes, Claxton is in meetings with NBA scouts and coaches, he's doing workouts with them, but he needs to evaluate and see if that's the best option for him.
Fansided: Michigan Football: 4 recruiting updates for the Wolverines
Jim Harbaugh and staff have been a busy bunch even though no one knows about it because all the attention has been concentrated on the basketball team. Just this week two High School athletes have committed to Michigan football and another committed a week before them.
Don't get me wrong, having Juwan Howard is exciting but football is right around the corner and it deserves just as much attention.
As we know, the season didn't end on a high note, although the draft was a complete success for the Wolverines. Michigan lost Devin Bush and Rashan Gary in the first round of the draft and you might be asking yourself, why is that good news?
Salt Lake Tribune: This summer could be make-or-break for Jazz big man Tony Bradley
This offseason will be absolutely pivotal for determining just how good the guy that the Jazz traded up to grab in the 2017 draft can be in the NBA.
But while the Louisville product will looking to ascend to superstardom, his fellow draftee of two years ago, center Tony Bradley, is still fighting to prove he belongs at all.
In two seasons, he has appeared in a total of just 12 NBA games, and has career averages of 2.1 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks per game, while shooting just 40.7% from the field -- numbers which don't exactly move the needle.
Eleven Warriors: Keyshawn Woods To Work Out For Charlotte Hornets
Keyshawn Woods is getting a shot in front of his hometown team.
In 2014, Woods was named North Carolina's Gatorade Player of the Year, and on Sunday, he'll participate in a group workout for the Charlotte Hornets. It's the first publicly known NBA pre-draft workout for Woods.
The other players in Woods' workout include Bruno Fernando (Maryland), Shizz Alston (Temple), Raaesan Davis (NCCU), Justin Simon (St. John's) and Lamar Stevens (Penn State).
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WholeHogSports: Musselman hires Moser to complete coaching staff
Arkansas coach Eric Musselman has hired his third assistant coach in Clay Moser, who has an extensive NBA background.
Moser, 56, will join Corey Williams and Chris Crutchfield on Musselman's first coaching staff at Arkansas. Williams previously was head coach at Stetson and Crutchfield was hired away from an assistant coach position at Oklahoma.
Moser was an assistant coach and director of basketball strategy for the Los Angeles Lakers since 2015. He was the Lakers' head advance scout between 2012-15, and previously was on the franchise's analytics committee specializing in advance opponent preparation.
Moser began working for the Lakers organization in August 2011 as the associate head coach for the Los Angeles D-fenders of the D-League.
Maize n Brew: Basketball commit Cole Bajema is "all in" for Michigan amid coaching staff changes
While the Michigan basketball coaching staff is in the process of being built under Coach Howard, more good news on the recruiting trail was announced. 2019 Four-star SF Cole Bajema from Lynden (WA) announced that he is holding strong with his commitment to Michigan.
"Having patiently waited for Michigan to name its new head coach, I am very excited Juwan Howard is the new head coach. I believe he will uphold the great culture that is Michigan basketball. I know there's been a lot of speculation out there, but I am ALL IN for Coach Howard and ready to report in June!
For Whom the Cowbell Tolls: Former Bulldog Teaira McCowan starts off WNBA career in style
McCowan, the third overall pick in this year's WNBA draft hit the game winning layup to beat the buzzer. A walking double double at Mississippi State, her game is fit for the WNBA. In the Indiana Fever's victory over the New York Liberty, McCowan posted 11 points and six rebounds. Her career averages with the Bulldogs included 13 points and 10 rebounds per game. Additionally, McCowan posted a total of 271 throughout her four years in maroon and white.
he and fellow former Bulldog star Victoria Vivians are at the center of Indiana's young core. McCowan, arguably the draft's best overall talent is sure to light things up with the Fever.
Fansided: Michigan Basketball: Gauging Cole Bajema's impact next season
Since Juwan Howard was officially announced as the head coach of Michigan basketball, things have been moving quickly.
Howard is obviously focused on building his staff and on Thursday, he announced on Twitter that he would be retaining strength and conditioning coach Jon Sanderson. Then, late Friday, Cole Bajema, the lone member of Michigan basketball's 2019 recruiting class, reaffirmed his commitment.
Bajema had been silent about the hiring of Howard as Michigan basketball coach until he put out this statement on Twitter:
It's great news for the Wolverines who couldn't afford to lose the only player still left in their incoming recruiting class.
Nation of Blue: Tony Delk On EJ Montgomery And The NBA Draft: 'I think he's staying in'
Former Kentucky star Tony Delk has been training and consulting EJ Montgomery this off-season as Montgomery explores his NBA Draft options.
Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader caught up with Delk and UK fans probably won't like what he had to say about Montgomery:
"I think he's staying in," Delk said of Montgomery on Friday night. "Just from what I've been hearing. He's already had a couple workouts with teams. So I guess he's got some good reports from GMs."
Delk, who said he is serving as a consultant, said Montgomery's departure to the NBA is not a 100-percent certainty.
Fansided: Illinois Basketball: Floor and ceiling for Ayo Dosunmu in 2020 NBA Draft
There are many reasons why the 2019-2020 campaign is so important to the Illini program. Let's first start off with the coaching staff. Brad Underwood is entering year three and he, finally, has his guys in place to make a run to the NCAA tournament. If a postseason berth isn't in store for the Orange and Blue, I believe a lot of fans, at best, are seriously going to question what is going on with this coaching staff.
Another reason this upcoming season is so important is for the future of Illinois guard, Ayo Dosunmu. Ayo picked Illinois over everyone else.
Denver Post: CU chancellor Phil DiStefano on the future of Larry Scott, the Pac-12, and expectations for Mel Tucker
Where Larry Scott goes, Phil DiStefano follows. Or vice versa, if the reports over the past few months are on the level. When the Pac-12 rearranges the deck chairs, as it did this past week with new men's basketball scheduling rules and other mandates, it does so now with the blessing of DiStefano, Colorado's chancellor who became chair of the Pac-12's CEO group last year.
Given the tumult that's shaken the Pac-12 since the autumn-- from jaw-dropping reports on Scott's spending habits to a league administrator overruling an officiating call in a critical football game -- The Post met with DiStefano recently to get his thoughts on a number of topics, most notably:<strong>Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott's job performance</strong>
"It's been a rough time, you know.
Keeping It Heel: UNC Basketball: Kenny Williams has big day at regional combine
Former University of North Carolina guard Kenny Williams was not one of the players selected to the NBA Scouting Combine in Chicago last week. He wasn't one of the players even selected to the G-League Combine.
But yet the NBA Draft hopeful found a way to make an impression.
Williams was one of the players participating in the Pro Basketball Combine held at the Mamba Sports Academy this past week. He left the combine leaving a big impression on scouts as he turned in impressive performances on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The guard was named the PBC Performer of the Day on Wednesday, taking home the top spot in the combine among all players there.
Eleven Warriors: Despite Many Changes, Big Ten Basketball Will Likely Still Be Strong Once Again
The Big Ten basketball landscape will be very different entering 2019. Many of the conferences top players- such as Carsen Edwards, Nick Ward, Ethan Happ, Bruno Fernando, and others- have departed, as has one of the best coaches in the game in John Beilein, who left Michigan to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers.
After receiving eight bids to the NCAA Tournament last season, the Big Ten went an incredible 7-1 in the first round, with the only loss coming by Wisconsin in a blemish against Oregon.
"It's the best league I've ever been a part of, this year in the Big Ten," Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said at the time.
Nation of Blue: Kentucky Basketball in the Mix for Nevada Transfer
Jon Rothstein has tweeted that Nevada transfer Jordan Brown has seen interest from Kentucky.
Brown averaged 3ppg and 2 rebouds per game in his freshman season at Nevada. He had high expectations going into the season being voted the Mountain West Preseason Freshman of the Year and listed on the Karl Malone preseason watch list.
Source: Nevada transfer Jordan Brown will visit Saint Mary's this weekend and Arizona State next weekend. Recently visited Arizona. Kentucky and Texas A&M also showing interest.
-- Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 24, 2019
Brown is a 6-10 power forward that wlll not be eligible until the 2020-21 season.
Detroit Free Press: 4-star recruit Cole Bajema sticking with Michigan basketball
A look back at the history of Juwan Howard, the former Michigan basketball star, on the national stage. Wochit, Wochit
Cole Bajema will play for Michigan basketball next fall.
Bajema, a 4-star prospect who signed with the Wolverines, reaffirmed his status late Friday night shortly after the conclusion of Michigan's coaching search.
"The departure of Coach Beilein came as a big surprise," Bajema tweeted. "Given Coach Beilein recruited me, I am sad to see him go but fully support him in his new venture at the Cavaliers. I cannot thank the entire Michigan basketball staff enough for their support.