Articles by Sam Joynt

Basketball

Duke vs UNC: Previewing basketball’s best rivalry

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of the most successful Division I basketball programs in the country. Year after year the Tar Heels have been able to assemble a cast of elite level amateur talents and are annually considered contenders for the coveted NCAA National Championship. They currently rank third all-time with five national titles to their name, and trail only Kentucky and Kansas on the all-time wins list. Each of the five…

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Andre Drummond, Shabazz Muhammad and the new CBA

With the expiration of the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement on July 1, and negotiations stalled until August, many issues have been blamed for this lockout. One talking point in particular, however, could impact the careers of high school phenoms Andre Drummond and Shabazz Muhammad. While not the central concern of either side, the age limit which currently rules players ineligible to declare for the NBA Draft until they are one year removed from their high school graduation, is a topic…

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Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats and the NBA Draft

With seven national championships under their belt, the University of Kentucky is home to one of the most storied programs in Division I college basketball. Over the past few seasons, while under the helm of recruiting guru John Calipari, they have been a serious threat to claim their eighth each year. Despite a series of early departures by one and done freshmen for the bright lights and bursting bank accounts of the NBA they are perennially…

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TheGP’s 2011 NBA Mock Draft

With the NBA Draft set for this Thursday, the combine long gone and player workouts practically over, it becomes increasingly obvious that impressions have begun to take form. It’s an NBA mock draft fan’s dream. At this stage we know who the top prospects are, so all that is left to be determined is how the chips will fall and where they will land on June 23. Each selection influences the next, and a chain…

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Bismack Biyombo’s rise up the NBA Draft board

With the 2011 NBA Draft now just a few weeks away, teams and fans alike are scouring for every available resource to find out all that they can about any prospect that could fall into their range on the big night. There are few unknowns with players like Kemba Walker and Brandon Knight having spent years in the national spotlight, dating back to storied high school careers. But still, amongst such household names at the…