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French teen Alexandre Sarr and UConn's Donovan Clingan headline list of top big men in the NBA draft

Jun. 24, 2024 14:11 PM EDT

This year's NBA draft features potential starters and valuable role players more so than no-doubt future stars. That becomes evident when looking at the headlining prospects among big men. French teenager Alexandre Sarr from France could go No. 1 overall with his length and defensive...

Made in France: How French basketball turned so many young talents into NBA players

Jun. 24, 2024 06:09 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Darius Pollock is hitting 3-pointers on a court behind the centuries-old Saint Paul church near Place de la Bastille and its famed column. The 20-year-old Parisian is one of many players who can be found on courts around the French capital any day of the week. And at...

NBA draft: Are there international prospects beyond France fans should keep an eye on? Oui!

Jun. 23, 2024 06:43 AM EDT

France isn't the only country producing top prospects for the NBA — it just sort of seems that way. Victor Wembanyama was the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft a year ago and went on to win the league's Rookie of the Year award. Two more Frenchmen — Alexandre Sarr and...

French teenager Risacher, G League's Buzelis headline list of top forward prospects in the NBA draft

Jun. 22, 2024 06:03 AM EDT

The upcoming NBA draft is filled with talented forwards who either played internationally or bypassed college basketball. French teenager Zaccharie Risacher could very well be the No. 1 overall pick and checked in at No. 2 in the latest AP NBA Mock Draft, while Matas Buzelis and Ron...

UConn's Castle, Kentucky duo, Tennessee's Knecht headline the list of top guards in the NBA draft

Jun. 21, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

John Calipari turned Kentucky into a factory for NBA talent, including 28 one-and-done players becoming first-round picks. Now at Arkansas, Calipari's last crop with the Wildcats features two headlining guards in the NBA draft next week in Reed Sheppard and Rob Dillingham. ...

Dalton Knecht hones game over 3-school basketball journey, now a projected lottery pick in NBA draft

Jun. 20, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Dalton Knecht has always packed one thing with him throughout his cross-country, multi-school basketball journey — a chip on his shoulder. Feeling overlooked has powered the guard from Colorado along his stops at Northeastern Junior College (Colorado), Northern...

Liberty to play Commissioner's Cup final at UBS Arena in Long Island. Barclays out due to NBA draft

Jun. 17, 2024 20:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty will play the Commissioner's Cup championship game on June 25 against the Minnesota Lynx at UBS Arena in Long Island because the NBA draft makes the Barclays Center unavailable, the league announced Monday. The draft is the next night and there...

Hawks GM Landry Fields is taking trade calls but insists he plans to keep No. 1 pick in NBA draft

Jun. 17, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks general manager Landry Fields says he likes his options for the potential top picks in the NBA draft — and he insists he's not planning on trading the No. 1 pick, even though his phone lines remain open. “I think we’re really excited by the...

Ex-Illinois star Terrence Shannon Jr., potential first-round NBA draft pick, not guilty of rape

Jun. 13, 2024 17:33 PM EDT

Former Illinois standout Terrence Shannon Jr., a potential first-round NBA draft pick, was found not guilty Thursday on a rape charge after a jury in Douglas County, Kansas, spent less than two hours deliberating the verdict. The 23-year-old Shannon was accused of committing sexual...

UConn's Karaban, Alabama's Sears and Arizona's Love back in college after withdrawing from NBA draft

May. 29, 2024 19:15 PM EDT

Two of last year's Final Four teams are returning key pieces for next season. UConn forward Alex Karaban is heading back to campus for a try at a third straight national title and Alabama guard Mark Sears also will be back after withdrawing from the NBA draft Wednesday. ...