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  1. Chris Herren lends Florida a helping hand

    Diamond Leung

    A story of redemption will be told this evening when ESPN releases "Unguarded," a documentary on the troubled life of former NBA player Chris Herren. The former Boston College and Fresno State star from Fall River, Mass., who went through a decade of...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  2. Pac-12: Five Things I Can't Wait To See

    Diamond Leung

    Here are five things I can't wait to see in the Pac-12 this season: 1. How good are the freshman guards? The Pac-12 lost a boatload of talent to the NBA draft, but that doesn't necessarily mean the conference is short on star power. A number of...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  3. UC Santa Barbara's tale of two offseasons

    Diamond Leung

    Following UC Santa Barbara's second straight opening-round loss in the NCAA tournament, Orlando Johnson went back to work. The Gauchos' star guard worked out for NBA teams before deciding to withdraw his name from the draft, attended skills academ...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  4. UW scraps scrimmage due to NCAA rule

    Diamond Leung

    Washington cancelled an alumni scrimmage that would have featured the current team playing against NBA players such as Brandon Roy, Nate Robinson, Jon Brockman and Spencer Hawes because the scrimmage could have been a NCAA violation after coach Loren...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  5. Harrison Barnes just got his driver's license

    Diamond Leung

    For all the expectations and honors bestowed upon North Carolina star Harrison Barnes -- top overall recruit of the 2010 class, ACC Rookie of the Year, conference preseason player of the year, future first-round NBA draft pick -- there is a reminder ...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  6. NBA teams can scout at college practices

    Diamond Leung

    The NBA has clarified its lockout rules to enable team personnel to attend college practices for the purpose of scouting, according to NBA spokesman Tim Frank. College practices began last week, and it was previously understood that executives and...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  7. Kansas 'surprised' to be picked first

    Diamond Leung

    The Big 12 preseason poll, as voted on by the league's coaches, featured a familiar theme: Don't bet against Kansas. Despite losing the Morris twins to the first round of the NBA draft and adding seven newcomers, the Jayhawks tied with a veteran T...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  8. A healthy Lazeric Jones should help UCLA

    Diamond Leung

    The offseason discussion about UCLA has been about the NBA draft departures of Tyler Honeycutt and Malcolm Lee. And the much-anticipated arrival of transfers David and Travis Wear alongside big man Joshua Smith. And Jerime Anderson's suspension after...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  9. Isiah Thomas brings NBA stars to campus

    Diamond Leung

    In support of Isiah Thomas, the Miami Heat's Big Three are coming to the Florida International campus to play. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will host the South Florida All-Star Classic, with proceeds going to the foundation in honor of...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  10. 2005 NBA draft entrant turns pro at last

    Diamond Leung

    A California junior college center was the subject of major Division I interest, with coaches at Chabot College in Hayward, Calif., reporting it had received calls from Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Texas...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  11. Denver Nuggets coach college coaches

    Diamond Leung

    With the NBA lockout in place, Denver Nuggets coach George Karl and his staff recently found time to open up their doors and playbooks and hold a coaching clinic for the region's college coaches. According to nuggets.com, about 20 coaches were in ...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  12. Jimmer and friends resurrect hoops tonight

    Diamond Leung

    There's a basketball game on national television tonight, and Jimmer is playing in it. For fans lulled to sleep by the NBA lockout and the lengthy college offseason, the Jimmer's All-Stars event on the BYU campus will feature the professional debu...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  13. Memphis trainer is effective, mysterious

    Diamond Leung

    New Memphis strength and conditioning coach Frank Matrisciano is an interesting guy. A trainer to top NBA and college players, he was hired this offseason by Memphis coach Josh Pastner, who probably won't be putting a photo of the guy in a media guid...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  14. Casper Ware captures MVPs, NBA attention

    Diamond Leung

    Long Beach State has reached the championship game of the Big West tournament for the past two seasons. They lost both times and fell short of the NCAA tournament. Still, Casper Ware isn't looking back. "I can't cry about it or be sad about it," s...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  15. Portland on a roll with developing pros

    Diamond Leung

    When Portland visits Rupp Arena on Nov. 26, it will go up against a Kentucky program that under John Calipari has produced nine NBA draft picks (counting Enes Kanter) in the past two years. But did you know the Pilots also have an impressive track...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  16. Jimmer returns to BYU to host exhibitions

    Diamond Leung

    Jimmer Fredette hasn't played his final game at BYU after all, and when he returns, he's bringing his friends from the NBA. Fredette this morning announced this morning he'll be hosting rookie exhibitions in Utah -- Sept. 21 at the Maverik Center ...

    Blog | August 22, 2011