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Rookie survey: Dallas Mavericks’ Dennis Smith Jr. stands out from crowd

NBA.com - Last year's rookie class was, to put it nicely, underwhelming. Malcolm Brogdon won the Kia Rookie of the Year, having averaged just 10.2 points and 4.2 assists per game. Joel Embiid played just 31 games and Dario Saric wasn't very efficient. No. 1 pick Ben Simmons didn't play and the guy -- Kris Dunn -- fellow rookies picked to be the star of the class had a disappointing season, after which he was traded. This season's rookie class arrives with more fanfare. But interestingly, with the big names in the [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:07:59-04:00August 30th, 2017|All News, Uncategorized, Updates|

NBA Summer League: Online Auction Benefitting Hoops for St. Jude

The NBA Summer League is hosting an online auction to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a leading children's hospital pioneering research and treatments for kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Items that are up for auction include autographed jerseys from top draft picks like Lonzo Ball, Zach Collins, and Caleb Swanigan in addition to other signed memorabilia from veterans like Draymond Green, Brandon Ingram, and other Summer League alumni. All proceeds from the online auction will go to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital so be [...]

By |2017-08-31T13:30:11-04:00August 30th, 2017|All News, Event Management, Updates|

2017 Sports Business Classroom Alumni Start NBA Podcast: The Bench Mob

Alumni of the 2017 Sports Business Classroom have started their own NBA podcast called "The Bench Mob"  which will facilitate in-depth conversations about the NBA, its prospects, and team specific news around the league. How The Bench Mob began: "As our time at Sports Business Classroom drew to a close, there were quite a few of us who looked around the room, and did not want that feeling to go away. It was a feeling of camaraderie, of belonging to a group that had many shared interests, part of [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:07:59-04:00August 24th, 2017|All News, Uncategorized|

Lott IMPACT Trophy Names 42 Watch List Candidates

Newport Beach, CA - The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation has named 42 student-athletes to the 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List. The list of the top defensive players in the country includes 17 linebackers, 14 defensive linemen and 11 defensive backs. The Pac-12 Conference has the most players on the Watch List with ten (10) followed by the ACC with nine (9), the Big Ten with eight (8), the SEC with six (6), the Big 12 with five (5), the AAC with two (2) and two (2) independents [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:07:59-04:00August 15th, 2017|All News, Blog, Event Management, Updates|

HallPass Summer Concludes with adidas Nations

After completing the NBA Summer League and adidas Summer Championships in Las Vegas, Team HallPass turned its attention to adidas Nations in Houston, Texas. The adidas Nations Training Camp is a high intensity skill development program emphasizing both on and off-court preparation. This weeklong event hosts nationally ranked players in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 classes. All teaching is done by former NBA coaches, adidas basketball trainers and performance specialists. In addition to the top high school players from around the world, some of the top college talent were also [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:00-04:00August 9th, 2017|All News, Event Management, Uncategorized, Updates|