Tyus Battle

Tyus Akili Battle (born September 23, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Iowa Wolves of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Syracuse Orange. He earned a gold medal with USA Basketball at the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Championship. A prospective target of many college basketball recruiters, he committed to the Michigan Wolverines in May 2015, but reopened his recruitment and committed to Syracuse. A native of Edison, New Jersey, Battle first became a nationally ranked basketball player in sixth grade. He played for Gill St. Bernard's School in Gladstone, New Jersey for freshman, sophomore, and junior year but then transferred to St.

Arron Afflalo

Arron Agustin Afflalo (born October 15, 1985) is an American former professional basketball player who last played for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for UCLA. As a junior, he was named a consensus All-American and was voted the player of the year in the Pac-12 Conference. After forgoing his senior year in college, Afflalo was selected in the first round of the 2007 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons with the 27th overall pick. Afflalo was born at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, only a few minutes' walk from Pauley Pavilion, where the UCLA Bruins play their home games.

Preston Shumpert

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Preston Anthony Shumpert (20 August 1979), also known by his Turkish name of Mert Shumpert, is an American-born, naturalised-Turkish professional basketball player. He was twice named to the All-Big East first team while playing college basketball for Syracuse. Shumpert appeared in 32 games in his freshman year with averages of 5.4 points and 2.4 rebounds. Shumpert earned the spot of sixth man in his sophomore year, and led the team in 3-point percentage with a 42.9 percent clip. He also made four starts, and averaged 10.4 points per game. In his junior season, Shumpert became a full-time starter and blossomed as one of the most prolific scorers in the Big East.

Evan Fournier

Evan Mehdi Fournier (born 29 October 1992) is a French professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played junior basketball at the French INSEP academy from 2007 to 2009. Fournier was born on 29 October 1992, in Saint-Maurice, a small suburb outside of Paris. He became interested in basketball in 2002, thanks to the 2001–02 Sacramento Kings team that was defeated in the Conference Finals by the Los Angeles Lakers. Fournier wears the number 10 on his jersey in honor of then-Sacramento King, Mike Bibby. In September 2009, Fournier signed a one-year deal with JSF Nanterre of the LNB Pro B.

North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball

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George Karl, former head coach of the Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers. John Kuester, advance scout for the Los Angeles Lakers, former head coach of the Detroit Pistons. Mitch Kupchak, general manager of the Charlotte Hornets, former general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers. Bob McAdoo, former assistant coach of the Miami Heat. Doug Moe, former head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, San Antonio Spurs. Mike O'Koren, former assistant coach of the New Jersey Nets, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers. Sam Perkins, former vice president of player relations for the Indiana Pacers.

Big East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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Big East Conference Men's Basketball Rookie of the Year. Big East Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Year.

Manu Ginóbili

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The 2007 NBA Playoffs saw him help the Spurs to defeat the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz, before sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers to win his third and San Antonio's fourth championship. Ginóbili was to play an even bigger role for the Spurs the following season, reaching career high averages in points, rebounds, assists, and three-point field goal percentage. On 11 February 2008, Ginóbili scored 34 points and recorded 15 rebounds in a 93–88 win over the Toronto Raptors, becoming the first guard in Spurs' history to have at least 15 points and 15 rebounds in a game.

Nick Johnson (basketball)

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Nicholas Alexander Johnson (born December 22, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for Türk Telekom of Turkish Super League. He played college basketball for the Arizona Wildcats before being drafted 42nd overall by the Houston Rockets in the 2014 NBA draft. Johnson attended Highland High School in Gilbert, Arizona from 2007 to 2009, before transferring to Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada for his junior year. As a junior in 2009–10, he averaged 14.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game as he led Findlay to a 32-2 record. In November 2010, he signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball at the University of Arizona.

Danny Green (basketball)

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(born June 22, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of North Carolina (UNC), where he played in more games (145) and had more wins (123) than any Tar Heel before him. Green is also the only player in the history of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) with at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 250 assists, 150 three-pointers, 150 blocks and 150 steals. He won an NCAA championship his senior year and was subsequently drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 46th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft.

John R. Wooden Award

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Wooden Award is an award given annually to the most outstanding men's and women's college basketball players. The program consists of the men's and women's Player of the Year awards, the Legends of Coaching award and recognizes the All–America Teams. The awards, given by the Los Angeles Athletic Club, are named in honor of John Wooden, the 1932 national collegiate basketball player of the year from Purdue. Wooden later taught and coached men's basketball at Indiana State and UCLA. Coach Wooden, whose teams at UCLA won ten NCAA championships, was the first man to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and coach.

2015–16 NBA season

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Nikola Jokić, Denver Nuggets. Jahlil Okafor, Philadelphia 76ers. NBA All-Rookie Second Team:. Justise Winslow, Miami Heat. D'Angelo Russell, Los Angeles Lakers. Emmanuel Mudiay, Denver Nuggets. Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers. Willie Cauley-Stein, Sacramento Kings. This season was the Sacramento Kings' final season at Sleep Train Arena before moving into the new Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento. The Kings played their final regular season game there on April 9, 2016 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

2014–15 NBA season

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Jusuf Nurkić, Denver Nuggets. Zach LaVine, Minnesota Timberwolves. Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics. LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers after four years with the Miami Heat. He had controversially announced his departure from Cleveland in a nationally televised special on July 8, 2010. The Charlotte Bobcats were renamed the Charlotte Hornets on May 20, 2014. The re-established Hornets retained the 10-year history of the Bobcats, as well as regained the original Charlotte Hornets records from the 1988–89 NBA season through the 2001–02 NBA season.

Charlie Scott

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Charles Thomas Scott (born December 15, 1948) is an American former professional basketball player. He played two seasons in the now-defunct American Basketball Association (ABA) and eight seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Scott was an Olympic Gold Medalist and was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018. Charlie Scott grew up primarily in Harlem, New York. A 6'5" (1.96 m) guard/forward, Scott attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City for one year before transferring to Laurinburg Institute in Laurinburg, North Carolina. He was valedictorian of his high school senior class. He was a legend at Rucker Park.

Randy Foye

Off-season free-agent acquisition Mike James was slated to start at point guard, Foye's most likely position in the NBA, with Ricky Davis at small forward and Rashad McCants at shooting guard. This left Foye to battle for minutes on a bench full of guards. In November, Foye's first month as a professional basketball player, Timberwolves coach Dwane Casey only gave Foye an average of 14.6 minutes per game. Foye, however, was productive whenever he was given minutes. He scored in double digits in each of the four games he was given 20 or more minutes of playing time.

James Harden

(born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Arizona State, where he was named a consensus All-American and Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2009. Harden was selected with the third overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder. In 2012, he was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year with the Thunder and helped the team reach the NBA Finals, where they lost to the Miami Heat in five games. Harden was traded to Houston before the 2012–13 NBA season.

Texas Longhorns men's basketball

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All-time NBA players Current NBA players All-time non-NBA professional players Current non-NBA professional players Four Longhorn men's basketball players have competed in the Olympic Games in men's basketball on six occasions, with three players winning gold medals. Kevin Durant was the leading scorer on the United States men's basketball team that won the gold medal in the 2012 Olympics. Durant's 156 total points during the Olympic tournament set a record for most points scored by an American basketball player in Olympic competition, surpassing the record previously set by Spencer Haywood in the 1968 Olympics by 11 points.

List of National Basketball Association franchise career scoring leaders

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a professional men's basketball league, consisting of 30 teams in North America (29 in the United States and one in Canada). The NBA was founded in New York City on June 6, 1946, as the Basketball Association of America (BAA). It adopted the name National Basketball Association at the start of the 1949–50 season when it merged with the National Basketball League (NBL). The NBA is an active member of USA Basketball, which is recognized by FIBA (a French acronym for "International Basketball Federation") as the National Governing Body (NGB) for basketball in the country.

Klay Thompson

List of National Basketball Association single-game scoring leaders. List of National Basketball Association career 3-point scoring leaders. List of National Basketball Association career playoff 3-point scoring leaders. List of second-generation National Basketball Association players.

2017–18 NBA season

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That same day, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame updates the length for players, coaches, and referees eligible for entry into the Hall of Fame to decrease by three years, allowing names like Steve Nash, Chauncey Billups, Ray Allen, and Jermaine O'Neal to potentially enter earlier than originally expected. On December 25, 2017, in a win against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Draymond Green became the sixth player in NBA history to record a triple double on Christmas Day. On January 1, 2018, DeMar DeRozan recorded the first 50-point performance of the year against the Milwaukee Bucks. He also broke the Toronto Raptors' franchise record for points with 52.

Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball

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The Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball program is the intercollegiate men's basketball program of the University of Kansas. The program is classified in the NCAA's Division I and the team competes in the Big 12 Conference. Kansas is considered one of the most prestigious college basketball programs in the country with 5 overall claimed National Championships (3 NCAA Tournament championships, 2 Helms National Championships), as well being a National Runner-Up six times and having the most conference titles in the nation. Kansas is the all-time consecutive conference titles record holder with 14 consecutive titles, a streak that ran from 2005 through 2018.

Boston Celtics

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The young team that lost 67 games the year before was dismantled, with David Wesley, Dino Rađa and Rick Fox being let go, and Williams traded to the Denver Nuggets for a pair of second round draft picks (Williams would return to the Celtics in 1999 and played for four years). Walter McCarty was also acquired in a trade with the Knicks. With a promising start, upsetting the defending champions Chicago Bulls at home on opening night, and hard play from the youngsters that led to leaderships in turnovers and steals, the team improved its victories from 15 to 36 despite many losing streaks.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

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The Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, first presented in 2018 to the top shooting guard. The Cheryl Miller Award, first presented in 2018 to the top small forward. The Katrina McClain Award, first presented in 2018 to the top power forward. The Lisa Leslie Award, first presented in 2018 to the top center. List of members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. List of players in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. List of coaches in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. FIBA Hall of Fame. American Basketball Hall of Fame.

Madison Square Garden

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It is the home to the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League, and the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. The New York Rangers, New York Knicks, and the Madison Square Garden arena itself are all owned by the Madison Square Garden Company. The arena is also host to the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament and the finals of the National Invitation Tournament. It also hosts selected home games for the St. John's men's Red Storm (college basketball), and almost any other kind of indoor activity that draws large audiences, such as the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and the 2004 Republican National Convention.