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The Hoya Breaks Down the 2015 NBA Draft

As the 2015 NBA Draft rapidly approaches, 30 NBA teams are preparing to choose which players they will select to improve their futures. The Hoya’s sports writers have broken down the most intriguing prospects that are in the draft class, and all the information you need to follow tonight’s picks. Towns,[Read More…]

by June 25, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Uncategorized
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Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis is expected to be selected in the top-ten picks of the NBA Draft.

COMMENTARY | NBA Draft Includes Trio of Elite International Prospects

Georgetown has a love affair with just about anything international. It includes a world-class School of Foreign Service. Study abroad is at the heart of the college experience for many students. The beloved mascot is an English Bulldog. So the 2015 NBA Draft, with its strong foreign contingent, should be[Read More…]

by June 25, 2015 0 comments Sports, Uncategorized
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Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky is one of the most interesting prospects in the NBA Draft.

COMMENTARY | NBA Draft Holds Bevy of Intriguing Prospects

In the NBA Draft, much of the attention is focused on the projected top picks. Many of the league’s current stars, including LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and Chris Paul were drafted in the top five of the draft. Indeed, teams are most likely to find superstars[Read More…]

by June 25, 2015 0 comments Sports
COURTESY MARK ZEROF- USA TODAY SPORTS
Karl-Anthony Towns is expected to be selected with the first overall pick in the NBA Draft.

COMMENTARY | Towns, Okafor and Russell Highlight Draft Class

Social media has taken a huge leap in terms of NBA Draft coverage, with Twitter and Reddit becoming mainstays for helping us get to know the prospects, both on and off the court. The internet has helped fans become familiar with aspects of players’ games that are not as widely[Read More…]

by June 25, 2015 0 comments Sports
FOOTE: NBA Should Not Eliminate Intentional Fouls

FOOTE: NBA Should Not Eliminate Intentional Fouls

The 2015 NBA Playoffs just wrapped up, with the Golden State Warriors taking home the championship. Their run to the title, powered by Stephen Curry’s exceptional shooting stroke and Andre Iguodala’s veteran play, made for great television but was hardly the biggest story of the playoffs. If you only tuned[Read More…]

by June 25, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
GUERTIN: One-and-done Rule Needs Reform

GUERTIN: One-and-done Rule Needs Reform

The NBA draft is this Thursday, June 25. While there are many highly touted prospects, most of them are young, even by basketball standards. In fact, as many as eight of the likely top 10 picks will be college freshman, projected ahead of veteran players like Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky,[Read More…]

by June 23, 2015 2 comments Sports, Sports - Top

COMMENTARY | Warriors’ Spectacular Rise Reaches Climax in NBA Finals

After the Golden State Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets to clinch a spot in the NBA Finals, Bay Area media reported that the Warriors players were hardly celebrating. No champagne bottles were popped, no cheers erupted behind closed doors; instead, players sat around the locker room, looking at their phones[Read More…]

by June 4, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
FOOTE: NBA Draft Needs Reform

FOOTE: NBA Draft Needs Reform

Rewind to 1995. Kevin Garnett, an 18-year-old from Chicago just one month removed from his high school graduation, declares for the NBA Draft. Graced with fluid athleticism and pterodactyl-like length, he is selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the fifth overall pick. Garnett would dominate almost immediately, going on to[Read More…]

GUERTIN: Thibodeau Deserved Better

GUERTIN: Thibodeau Deserved Better

On Thursday, the Bulls fired their coach, Tom Thibodeau. In itself, the firing is nothing surprising. NBA teams, and the professional sports world, treat coaches like fashion trends: numerous and easy to get rid of when you tire of them. Most franchises see frequent coaching turnover. For example, the Sacramento[Read More…]

by June 2, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
SANTAMARIA: Paul Boasts Complete Skill Set

SANTAMARIA: Paul Boasts Complete Skill Set

Chris Paul is the best point guard to ever play the game. That sounds insane, especially for someone with zero MVPs, zero NBA Finals appearances, zero championships and yes, zero conference finals appearances. But beyond the stats, Chris Paul really is the best to ever play the position, and this[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns