Kings Rookie Davion Mitchell Credits The Most Boring City In Georgia For Getting Him To The NBA ‘The City Is Behind Your Back. But The City Did A Lot For Me.’

August 18, 2021

LAS VEGAS – A 2017 story by Business Insider listed Hinesville as the most boring city in Georgia, but Davion Mitchell fans back home begged to differ as they celebrated their native son during the 2021 NBA draft. JJ’s Bar & Grill inside the Econo Lodge was packed as locals watched Mitchell become the first Hinesville native to be selected in the first round when he was taken ninth by…


The Future Is Bright For Houston’s No. 2 NBA Draft Pick Jalen Green The Rockets Selected The 19-Year-Old, Who Played For The G League Ignite

July 29, 2021

At 17 years old, Jalen Green showed a commitment to basketball that impressed his coaches. Three times a week, he began his day at 4:30 a.m. to drive 55 miles from Napa California, to Dublin, California, for a 6 a.m. workout with Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry. After the workout, Green drove back to Napa in time for class at Napa Christian. And after the school day, he went…


Florida State’s Leonard Hamilton Is Creating History Helping Players Reach NBA Potential Since 2016, FSU Ranks Fourth For Players Drafted Into The NBA

July 29, 2021

Many may think of traditional schools such as Duke, Kansas and Kentucky as the renowned programs to produce the top NBA players. One school that should also be in that conversation is Florida State and its head coach Leonard Hamilton. Florida State is tied at fourth with Villanova and Washington for total draft selections over the past five years, behind only Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina, according to ESPN Stats…


NBA Draft Prospect Jonathan Kuminga: ‘We’re Trying To Make Africa Great’ The Congolese Basketball Star Wants More Players From His Home Country To Make It To The NBA

July 29, 2021

As Jonathan Kuminga was growing up in Congo, the 2021 NBA draft prospect had minimal access to American basketball save for 30-minute sessions (or an hour, if he was lucky that day) at the local internet cafe where he could load up highlights of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James on YouTube. When the combo forward, who averaged 15.8 points and 7.2 rebounds in the NBA’s developmental league this season, wanted…


Rockets GM Rafael Stone: ‘This Organization Hasn’t Been In A Position To Invest In The Future Like We Are Now’ Stone Prepares The Rockets To Select The No. 2 Pick In The NBA Draft

July 28, 2021

Houston Rockets general manager Rafael Stone is making franchise-altering moves less than a year into his new role. Stone, following in the big footsteps of former general manager Daryl Morey, hired a new head coach in Stephen Silas and traded nine-time NBA All-Star Russell Westbrook all since October. But most notably, Stone also dealt the face of the franchise in NBA superstar James Harden, who asked for the trade and…


How LSU Star Cameron Thomas’ Mom Helped Him Be All He Can Be Leslie Thomas, An Army Veteran, Played A Pivotal Role In Her Son’s Career

July 23, 2021

LOS ANGELES – It’s commonplace for NBA draft picks to thank their mothers for their love and support on draft night. But when former LSU star Cameron Thomas gets selected in the upcoming draft, he can also thank his mother for the mentality and work ethic she instilled in him on the court. Thomas enters next week’s draft as one of the best scorers in his class. The 6-foot-4 shooting…