Good vibrations -- that's what the Bullets had when they selected him No. 1, the ninth pick in the NBA draft. Stan Love, a forward, was skinny but rugged, a 6-foot-9 shooter who'd starred for Oregon after growing up in suburban Los Angeles. What the Bullets got from 1971 to 1973 was a carefree, blond surfing dude with Beach Boy genes
Minnesota selected Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns with the first pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night, the first of three straight freshmen chosen before New York chose Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis, triggering loud, long boos from their fans inside Barclays Center.
Dez Wells and Pat Connaughton ended their senior years in college on about the same level in the eyes of many NBA scouts. Both were considered good all-around players and the emotional leaders of their respective teams, touted more for intangibles than the skills that easily translated to the pro game. As a result, the two shooting guards were also considered marginal NBA draft picks.
Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon met Wednesday in College Park with Jake Layman and the player's parents to discuss whether the junior forward would return for his senior year or enter the NBA draft.
Buck Showalter said the Orioles won't be putting the full-court pressure on Notre Dame hoops star Pat Connaughton to join the organization any time soon. But once he joins, the Orioles want the right-handed pitcher to focus on baseball.
Now 23 years old, Ian Chiles -- a 7-foot-2, 260-pound center at Morgan State for the last four seasons -- has spent the past month and a half practicing jump shots in workouts for teams as he prepares for Thursday's NBA draft.
Dez Wells took pride in wearing No. 32 during his first two years at Maryland, becoming only the second Terp to take the number in the nearly 20 years since former star Joe Smith left College Park as the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.
This past season, Jerelle Benimon and Davon Usher battled on the court as rivals, playing for the top two teams in the Colonial Athletic Association. Now they're both trying to latch on with NBA teams.
Trayvon Reed, a 7-foot-1, 235-pound freshman center who is one of the centerpieces in Maryland¿s top 10 recruiting class, will miss summer workouts with a fractured right ankle, Terps men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon said Tuesday.
Ten years ago, John Gilchrist led Maryland to the 2004 ACC tournament championship, a three-game sweep over the top three seeds that ended with an overtime victory against archrival Duke. Gilchrist was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player after averaging 24 points per game.
A quarter-century after Mark Turgeon began his coaching career on a team Danny Manning led to the 1988 NCAA championship, the two former Jayhawks will face each other when Maryland plays Manning's Tulsa on Sunday night at Comcast Center.
Dylon Cormier is smart enough to realize that he should not expect the Patriot League to roll out the red carpet for him and his Loyola men's basketball teammates as they begin their first season in the conference.
Marcin Gortat knew he wasn't going to be in Phoenix long the moment the rebuilding Suns drafted former Maryland center Alex Len fifth overall in June, but that didn't make any less startling the news he had been traded to the Washington Wizards.
Former Maryland basketball star Juan Dixon said Wednesday that he received a telephone call over the summer from current Terps coach Mark Turgeon, who asked if it would be all right for incoming freshman Roddy Peters to wear No. 3.
Pervis Ellison saw Trayvon Reed play last summer, when the Philadelphia-based AAU team the former Louisville star was coaching lost to the Atlanta-based AAU team on which the 7-1 rising high school senior was playing.
As a high school player in Ohio, Logan Aronhalt twice went with teams to Italy to play basketball. Aronhalt, who played as a graduate student last season at Maryland after playing three years at Albany, will now be going to Italy to start what he hopes to be a long professional career.