But on Monday night, the Harrisons -- the identical twins widely considered first-round locks in the 2014 NBA Draft -- didn't seem like teenage athletes. Playing more than 1,500 miles from their hometown of Richmond, Texas, they were rock stars.
It was a surprising turn of events for the former Lake Clifton star. In the weeks leading up to the draft, he'd reportedly intrigued front offices with his unique combination of length, athleticism and natural scoring instincts.
Will Barton has done the research. He's poured over the numbers, he's tracked the stocks and he's talked with the experts. Something just doesn't add up. How could the most efficient swingman in college basketball not be considered a lottery pick in Thursday's NBA Draft?
Here's Henry Sims, sweating under the Georgetown logo at the Verizon Center. Sims, slapping high fives with Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell after his workout for Washington. Sims, talking about the 16 or so teams he is working out for. Saying he doesn't want to think about which team is going to draft him, just that it's a blessing someone likely will.
Bodemeister, the 4-1 morning line favorite, seemed to run effortlessly around most of track at Churchill Downs on Saturday, opening a lead of four lengths coming out of the final turn. But Bodemeister -- whose name comes from a nickname for trainer Bob Baffert's son Bode -- got tired. Baffert, who suffered a heart attack in Dubai in late March, appeared calm afterward.
Maryland guard Terrell Stoglin, the Atlantic Coast Conference's leading scorer this season, won¿t return to the Terps after being suspended one year for a rules violation of the Student-Athlete Code of Conduct. Stoglin is entering the NBA draft.
Confidence and ambition weren't enough for Maryland to overcome fourth-ranked North Carolina, which again used fast breaks effectively in an 85-69 victory that was its third win over the Terps this season.
Maryland responded to the postseason with its most energetic and complete game of the season, using fast breaks effectively and getting more balanced scoring than usual in a 82-60 victory over Wake Forest at Philips Arena on Thursday. It was Maryland's largest victory margin of the season.
Mark Turgeon needs bodies — the new Maryland men's basketball coach has just eight scholarship players remaining — and he said Thursday that he isn't ruling out turning to the football team for frontcourt help.
Under Armour, which has built itself from a basement startup to a billion-dollar enterprise, wasn't always able to afford the big endorsement deals of its more established competitors. So, the company instead turns to up and coming athletes to push its brand.
Chances are Maryland forward Jordan Williams will hear his name called at some point during Thursday night¿s NBA draft, though you might already be in bed by the time it happens. The majority of NBA draft experts have Williams, who was named all-ACC first team as a sophomore, pegged as a second-round pick.
The Washington Wizards were one of several teams that Maryland center Jordan Williams has worked out for as he runs the gamut before the June 23 NBA draft, and after Tuesday¿s workout at Verizon Center, he said he has a hectic schedule the next couple of weeks as he tries to improve his draft stock. But as the draft nears, Williams is a staple in the second round of mock drafts from many draft analysts.
2011 NBA Draft: Former Maryland center Jordan Williams arrived at Verizon Center Tuesday with an explanation for Terps fans on how and why he left the team after his sophomore season to pursue an NBA career. He worked out with the Washington Wizards.
After a workout with the Washington Wizards on Tuesday morning, former Terps big man Jordan Williams said that ESPN¿s Scott Van Pelt, a Maryland grad, was among those who advised him while he mulled over entering the NBA draft. Van Pelt ¿was a big factor in helping me make my decision,¿ Williams said.