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  • Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2000 | East St. Louis' Darius Miles

    Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2000 | East St. Louis' Darius Miles
    Ethel Miles didn't think her son had a chance. Even though 6-foot-8-inch Darius Miles is considered among the three best players in the nation, mom was convinced that Brett Melton of Mahomet-Seymour would win the Mr. Basketball of Illinois award. "I...
  • What kind of shot do the Sixers have at the No. 1 pick in 2015?

    What kind of shot do the Sixers have at the No. 1 pick in 2015?
    May 19 will be an important date for general manager Sam Hinkie and the Philadelphia 76ers. That's when the annual Ping-Pong ball extravaganza known as the NBA Draft Lottery takes place. The draft is set for June 25. While the Sixers might be able...
  • Magic notebook: Rookie Elfrid Payton returns to Massachusetts for the first time since a pre-draft workout

    Magic notebook: Rookie Elfrid Payton returns to Massachusetts for the first time since a pre-draft workout
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Elfrid Payton has visited this state just once before. But that visit helped shape his NBA career. On June 13, he participated in a pre-draft workout at the Boston Celtics' training facility in Waltham, Mass. He was matched...
  • Co-captain Haslem insists Heat will find way to recover

    Co-captain Haslem insists Heat will find way to recover
    The Miami Heat have been here before, after several grueling playoff runs, amid a spate of injuries. That, however, was then, co-captain Udonis Haslem insists. And, he said, it will not happen again. In the wake of winning the 2006 NBA title and...
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 23 points, helps D-Fenders improve to 4-10

    Jordan Clarkson scores 23 points, helps D-Fenders improve to 4-10
    Lakers rookie guard Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points on Thursday night, helping the D-Fenders improve to 4-10 with a 122-120 victory over the Sioux Falls Skyforce (5-7). Clarkson, who has struggled to crack the Lakers' rotation, got a valuable chance to...
  • UCLA, seeking tough basketball foes, will play Gonzaga, Kentucky

     UCLA, seeking tough basketball foes, will play Gonzaga, Kentucky
    UCLA hasn't had the toughest nonconference men's basketball schedule in recent years, but that is changing. The Bruins announced Wednesday they added a sixth brand name to their early 2014-15 schedule — perennial West Coast Conference power...
  • Lakers eager to learn position as they prepare for NBA draft

    Lakers eager to learn position as they prepare for NBA draft
    The Lakers are eager to learn the results of the May 20 NBA draft lottery. "It's hard to focus 100% on the draft until you know where you're drafting," General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Monday on Lakers.com. The Lakers finished the 2013-14 season...
  • Shane Larkin is enjoying 'fresh start' with the New York Knicks

    Shane Larkin is enjoying 'fresh start' with the New York Knicks
    LAS VEGAS — New York Knicks point guard Shane Larkin caught the basketball at the top of the 3-point arc, saw the screen develop and immediately dribbled to his left. As Larkin sprinted forward along the edge of the lane, he sped between two...
  • Thursday's multi-sport college and local roundup: Cleveland chooses U.Va.'s Harris with 33rd pick of NBA draft; ODU gains commitment from N.C. linebacker

    NBA: The Cleveland Cavaliers chose former Virginia star Joe Harris with the 33rd pick of the NBA draft -- the third selection of the second round -- Thursday night. Harris, who led U.Va.'s Cavaliers to the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season...
  • Orlando Magic seek progress in Year 3 of their rebuilding effort

    Orlando Magic seek progress in Year 3 of their rebuilding effort
    A heightened urgency hovers over the Orlando Magic these days. Practices have been more frequent this October compared to the previous two Octobers, and players say coach Jacque Vaughn has demanded more attention to detail. A bit more competition exists...
  • Magic's Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton hope to brighten lottery letdown

    Magic's Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton hope to brighten lottery letdown
    Aaron Gordon doesn't consider himself a consolation prize, even if Magic fans and the rest of the basketball world might. It's not fair to Aaron, of course, that he's considered as the fourth horse in a three-horse race. The Magic wound up with Gordon...