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Seven-foot-5 Canadian Sim Bhullar's decision to enter 2014 NBA Draft isn't as foolish as it may seem
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Having tracked Sim Bhullar's progress for well over six years now, its fair to say that we all knew this day would come. The opportunity for the growth of the sport was and is still one of the primary deciding factors why the six-foot-five Indian/Canadian has decided to enter the 2014 NBA Draft. Nothing to be take away from the hard-work and progress Bhullar has made on the court. His sophomore... [Read More]

Cavs Anthony Bennett caps off rookie season with a massive dunk (VIDEO)
Anthony Bennett's disappointing rookie season has finally come to an end the 2013 NBA first overall pick didn't live up to his potential in his first NBA season. The 21-year old Canadian finished the season with 51-in-game appearances and averaged just 4.2 points and 2.9 rebounds in just 12 minutes off floor time. Despite to struggles the rookie did have few nice highlights, including this mas... [Read More]

Michigan Wolverines' Nik Stauskas Declares For 2014 NBA Draft
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"For as long as I can remember I have had a goal of playing in the NBA, whether it was on my backyard court or winning the Big Ten title at Crisler Center," Stauskas said in a released statement. "Following some heartfelt discussions with my family, coach (John) Beilein and the rest of the coaching staff, I am ready to pursue my goals and begin my NBA career. Known primarily as an elite shooter... [Read More]

Michelle Plouffe Becomes Edmonton's First WNBA Player
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Wanna know what's cool? How about this? Edmonton's Michelle Plouffe, a four-year standout at the University of Utah, and a Harry Ainlay grad, was selected 19th overall in the 2014 WNBA Draft on Monday night by the Seattle Storm. Plouffe, 21, becomes the first ever Edmontonian drafted into the women’s pro basketball league. That’s cool. She was the second Canadian chosen in the 2014 draft. Natal... [Read More]

Guelph's Natalie Anchowa selected 9th overall by Indiana Fever at 2014 WNBA Draft
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UNCASVILLE, Conn. "Draft Day" It's a dream come true for Natalie Anchowa. The 6-foot-3 Notre Dame forward and once the youngest member of the Canadian Senior Women's National team (2002) was drafted ninth overall by the Indiana Fever at the 2014 WNBA Draft capping off a glorious collegiate career with the Irish and starting a new chapter after she tore her ACL just minutes before the Irish clin... [Read More]

Celtics Rookie Kelly Olynyk seizes late season opportunity
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Olynyk can even experiment. He’s been copying the shots of NBA players ever since he was a teenager in Toronto, with a father (Ken) who was coach of the Canadian national men’s team, and a mother (Arlene) who was a member of the Raptors scoring crew and a basketball referee. He’d watch Raptors games on television and run out to the driveway to try a shot he saw. “When I was younger I did tha... [Read More]

Iron Man: Consistent Tristan Thompson will play his second full season in a row
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Barring any last-minute trips to the hospital for bad health or bad luck (as if that could stop him), Tristan Thompson will play his 82nd game Wednesday when the Cavaliers host the Brooklyn Nets in their season finale. Two consecutive seasons, Thompson has started and played in all 82 games. His rookie season, he missed only six games. He is the Cavaliers' own Iron Man. "It's just rest, bein... [Read More]

DeMar DeRozan throws massive one-hander over Kyle Singler (VIDEO)
The kid is all grown up now! The Toronto Raptors are putting the final touches on what will be regarded as one of the best seasons in the franchise history. DeRozan exploded for a game-high 30 points on 10-of-19 shots in the Raptors 116-107 win over the Detroit Pistons. [Read More]

Former NCAA basketball player Alwayne Bigby charged in fatal shooting of mom of four
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Bigby captained Toronto’s Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute high school team for three seasons, winning the provincial championship in 2009. He went on to play college basketball at Northeastern University and at the University of Rhode Island. He was also once a member of Canada’s junior national team. A former NCAA basketball player is one of two young men charged with first-degree mur... [Read More]

SHAUN LIVINGSTON Feature-LIVING FOR THE CITY
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Nets Gain. By TIM DAVID HARVEY Amputation! That was almost the fate for 28 year old NBA player prodigy Shaun Livingston when he suffered a horrific knee injury back in 2007. A harrowing injury to his left cap in the form of a dislocation that still haunts those who saw his career discombobulate to this day. Shaun was a raw and rising star on a young Clippers team that was still trying to... [Read More]

Meet 7'5 Tacko Fall The Tallest High School Player In The World (VIDEO)
The tallest player in High School Basketball standing at 7'5 Tacko Fall is always turning heads and always plays his way to becoming the crowd favorite. He is already nearly two inches taller than Oklahoma City center Hasheem Thabeet – the tallest current NBA star. [Read More]

Coach’s Corner: Roy Rana Building Trust and Unselfishness
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World Team head coach Roy Rana enters the 2014 contest with back-to-back victories – the first coach in Hoop Summit history to accomplish that feat. [Read More]

UMass basketball player announces he's gay
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Derrick Gordon had kept his secret for too long. ''I was living life in shame,'' the UMass guard said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. ''It took a toll on me.'' Gordon became the first openly gay player in Division I men's basketball on Wednesday, making the announcement on ESPN and Outsports. ''I didn't know that it would be this long, but if I'm the first, then I'll start it o... [Read More]