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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. Terrence Jones goes off for 52 points

    Diamond Leung

    National player of the year awards are not won in the preseason, let alone in an intrasquad scrimmage. But Kentucky forward Terrence Jones managed to provide a reminder to those who may have overlooked him in the preseason discussion by scoring 52 po...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  3. A roundup of the SEC's offseason

    Diamond Leung

    The sounds of shoulder pads colliding at camp and spirited discussions about who deserves to crack the two-deep should signal that not only is it August in SEC country, but also that basketball season is right around the corner. It will be fall so...

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  4. Bracket reveal: 2K Sports Classic

    Diamond Leung

    When and where: Nov. 17-18 at Madison Square Garden in New York (each of the four featured teams will host two games on their home floor prior to the semis) Semifinal schedule for the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer Nov. 17: Texas...

    Blog | August 03, 2011
  5. Johnny O'Bryant hopes to go one-and-done

    Diamond Leung

    The addition of freshman Johnny O'Bryant at LSU is a big deal. Bringing in a 6-foot-9 McDonald's All-American who has a presence on the block should do wonders for a team coming off back-to-back 11-win seasons and last-place finishes in the SEC. L...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  6. 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
  7. John Calipari invites John Wall back to UK

    Diamond Leung

    Imagine a scenario next season in which the NBA lockout sidelines the players, and former John Calipari players such as John Wall and Derrick Rose head to Kentucky to get in their workouts. They'd be doing the John Wall dance in the streets of Lexing...

    Blog | May 05, 2011
  8. John Calipari organizes own draft combine

    Diamond Leung

    While there is uproar about the NCAA moving up the NBA draft early entry deadline, Kentucky coach John Calipari is citing an inadequate amount of time for testing the waters in announcing a "first-of-its-kind" combine for his draft-eligible players t...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  9. John Calipari laughs off NBA rumors

    Diamond Leung

    Kentucky coach John Calipari has certainly heard the rumors before that he might leave the college ranks to return to the NBA, and he's a veteran at downplaying that kind of talk. The instant success he's found at Kentucky gets his name bandied ab...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  10. Happy trails to Enes Kanter

    Diamond Leung

    Enes Kanter's journey from Turkey to our college basketball nation has been a strange one. It appears that after being ruled permanently ineligible once again, he's going to end up going from celebrated recruit to talented practice player to popul...

    Blog | January 07, 2011
  11. Mississippi State awaits Dee Bost's appeal

    Diamond Leung

    Maybe out of wishful thinking, Mississippi State has Dee Bost currently listed on its 2010-11 roster, even though the guard will need to be successful in an appeal to the NCAA in order to regain his eligibility. It was Bost who claimed he didn't k...

    Blog | September 14, 2010
  12. Comparing Kentucky to Portland State

    Diamond Leung

    John Canzano of The Oregonian has a look into how Portland State could be facing a postseason ban due to a low Academic Progress Rate that didn't show sufficient improvement in 2010. The Vikings certainly deserve their share of the blame, but Canz...

    Blog | June 03, 2010
  13. Lorenzo Romar speaks about Kentucky

    Diamond Leung

    Washington coach Lorenzo Romar saw Kentucky sign two recruits -- Terrence Jones and Enes Kanter -- previously committed to the Huskies, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have respect for the Wildcats program. In an interview with 710 ESPN Seattle o...

    Blog | May 25, 2010
  14. Evan Turner wouldn't mind being No. 1 pick

    Diamond Leung

    Evan Turner has been the presumed No. 2 overall pick in this year's NBA draft camp, but the former Ohio State star sure didn't mind stating his case to be the top pick to the Washington Wizards. Bulls.com has audio of what Turner said today at the...

    Blog | May 20, 2010
  15. Wizards win John Wall sweepstakes

    Diamond Leung

    Moments after learning his team was awarded the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft, Washington Wizards minority owner Ted Leonsis was interviewed on ESPN and had this answer to give on whether the Wizards were drafting John Wall. "Oh, I hav...

    Blog | May 18, 2010
  16. The return of Cameron Jones

    Diamond Leung

    In the least surprising NBA draft announcement since Kentucky announced John Wall was leaving school, Northern Arizona guard Cameron Jones has withdrawn his name from the draft and will return for his senior season. Jones sent in the paperwork yes...

    Blog | May 05, 2010