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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. San Diego State ready to rebound

    Diamond Leung

    After going to the Sweet 16, San Diego State knew it was going to have to rebuild when Kawhi Leonard declared for the NBA draft and four other seniors departed from a 34-win team. Yes, Steve Fisher was able to reload with a couple of talented 6-7 ...

    Blog | August 10, 2011
  8. Peyton Siva motivated by UConn clips

    Diamond Leung

    The clip of Louisville guard Peyton Siva falling down while trying to guard UConn's Kemba Walker was played over and over during the coverage of the NBA draft. Siva, who overall had good games against UConn, noticed the clips and now is using them...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  9. UL preparing for life without Peyton Siva

    Diamond Leung

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino has seen Samardo Samuels and Terrence Jennings unexpectedly depart the team and declare for the NBA draft in consecutive offseasons. Now Pitino is reportedly recruiting point guards in the event that Peyton Siva leaves fo...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  10. Mississippi State loses big man John Riek

    Diamond Leung

    John Riek is well-traveled as he has gone from Sudan to the United States, from Cincinnati signee to Mississippi State, and from NBA draft prospect to bench player in Starkville. Now he's on the move again. According to The Clarion-Ledger, Riek is...

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  11. San Diego State thanks Kawhi Leonard

    Diamond Leung

    It's not often an NBA draft pick does his farewell news conference in college after the big day, but it worked out well that way for Kawhi Leonard and San Diego State. Leonard helped take the Aztecs to unprecedented heights and the Sweet 16 before an...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  12. Draft parties go bad when going undrafted

    Diamond Leung

    Willie Reed and Greg Smith were early entries in the NBA draft and confident enough that they would be among the 60 selections that they each hosted draft parties and invited media members to cover the event. They ultimately went undrafted, and th...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  13. What will the NBA draft picks be wearing?

    Diamond Leung

    The NBA draft has become known as an event where players make fashion statements, stepping onto the runway while meeting commissioner David Stern. Being the best dressed or worst dressed Thursday night has no bearing on the court, but can create a c...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  14. The real reason Isaiah Thomas left UW

    Diamond Leung

    Washington guard Isaiah Thomas made the stunning decision to leave the Huskies behind for the NBA draft after his junior season, and in an interview with, he elaborated on what the story called "the real reason" he left school. Accor...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  15. U-19 players weigh in on one-and-done

    Diamond Leung

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The upcoming NBA draft could be the last of its kind if the one-and-done era is drawing to a close. With the league and players' union set to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement, up for debate once again is the curr...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  16. Ex-Oregon player won't meet with NCAA

    Diamond Leung

    Michael Dunigan is preparing for the NBA draft after playing for a year in Israel and Estonia following his abrupt departure from Oregon. He decided to turn pro following the arrival of new coach Dana Altman, and soon afterward, the school announced ...

    Blog | June 15, 2011