Rising Green Hope senior Bryce Dixon committed to N.C. State on Friday. Dixon, a 6-foot-3, 224-pound wide receiver, projects as an H-back for the Wolfpack and could line up in the backfield, on the line or in the slot.
It was a long, long, long wait for J.P. Tokoto, but the Philadelphia 76ers selected him at last on Thursday night with the 58th overall pick in the NBA draft. After watching his window to be selected grow narrower and narrower, Tokoto came off the board with the third-to-last pick in the draft.
North Carolina and the United States Basketball Writers Association on Wednesday announced the creation of a new college basketball award honoring Dean Smith. The USBWA annually will present the Dean Smith Award “to an individual in college basketball who embodies the spirit and values represented by Smith.”
Bad NBA teams are getting ready to do the kind of thing that makes them bad NBA teams again. There’s a lot of smoke around the NBA draft, but some conventional-wisdom scenarios have not only Karl-Anthony Towns but possibly D’Angelo Russell and Mario Hezonja going ahead of Duke’s Jahlil Okafor in Thursday’s first round.
The new package of rules designed to open up college basketball – starting with cutting the shot clock from 35 to 30 seconds – is a positive move but left in place the biggest impediment to attractive basketball: the college application of the block/charge call.