Fantasy Basketball: Top NBA rookies for the 2022-23 season
That means it's time to begin preparing for fantasy basketball drafts, which will begin tipping off in earnest over the next several weeks. [Get in on the fun this fantasy hoops season: Create or join a league now!] Regardless, Banchero is clearly the top fantasy rookie at this point with an early Yahoo ADP of 71.0 as of Wednesday. Keegan Murray, KingsUnlike Smith, Murray was on the short list of rookies who definitively boosted their stock at Summer League. If they don’t add another big man before the start of the season, Kessler is absolutely worth a later-round pick.wftv.com
Smith? Holmgren? Banchero? Magic own No. 1 pick in NBA draft
NBA Draft Forwards Basketball FILE - Auburn forward Jabari Smith (10) shoots a 3-pointer over Vanderbilt guard Jamaine Mann (23) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Feb. 16, 2022, in Auburn, Ala. Smith is one of the top forwards in the upcoming NBA draft. The freshmen have been considered the top three players available, in some order, in the NBA draft. The Orlando Magic will determine who goes first on Thursday night, with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets slated to follow. 4 pick, a spot that produced last season's Rookie of the Year in Toronto forward Scottie Barnes. “The NBA doesn’t just draft on who you are now.wftv.com
Ivey scores 22 as Purdue beats Yale 78-56 in NCAA tourney
Purdue Yale Basketball Purdue's Jaden Ivey shoots past Yale's Jalen Gabbidon during the second half of a first round NCAA college basketball tournament game Friday, March 18, 2022, in Milwaukee. 3 seed Purdue (28-7) won its NCAA opener for the fourth time in its last five tournaments. It was the first NCAA Tournament game for the Bulldogs since 2019. Jalen Gabbidon's driving layup got Yale within nine early in the second half, but the Boilermakers responded with a 17-2 run. WORTH NOTINGPurdue is one of five teams nationally whose only losses this year were to NCAA Tournament teams, joining Gonzaga, Kentucky, Tennessee and Villanova.wftv.com
No. 3 Purdue blocks Maryland in final seconds for 62-61 win
3 Purdue, boosted by Jaden Ivey's go-ahead three-point play, held off Maryland 62-61 Sunday. Maryland's Donta Scott drove hard to the basket from the right baseline, but Williams rejected the shot with five seconds left. It was 59-all when Ivey shook loose down the lane for his three-point play with 13.1 seconds left. Sasha Stefanovic scored 17 points, Williams added 12 and Ivey had 11 for Purdue. After Maryland took its largest lead at 48-36 with 11 minutes left, Purdue responded with 14 straight points for a 50-48 edge with 7:42 remaining.wftv.com
Ivey 3 in last second, No. 6 Purdue fends off No. 16 Ohio St
Ohio State Purdue Basketball Purdue guard Jaden Ivey (23) shoots the game winning shot over Ohio State guard Eugene Brown III (3) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. Purdue won 81-78. 16 Ohio State for an 81-78 victory Sunday. He scored eight straight points for the Boilermakers and Ivey capped the 10-2 run with a short runner to make it 34-23. Expect Ohio State to slip a few spots following a double-digit road loss against a strong foe that played a better all-around game.wftv.com
Phinisee's career game leads Indiana past No. 4 Purdue 68-65
Purdue Indiana Basketball Indiana's Rob Phinisee (1) reacts after hitting a three-point basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Purdue, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, in Bloomington, Ind. — (AP) — Rob Phinisee scored a season-high 17 points in the first half and then made the decisive 3-pointer with 16.5 seconds left to send Indiana past No. In a game when All-American hopeful Trayce Jackson-Davis struggled with early foul trouble, Phinisee became the star against his hometown school. BIG PICTUREPurdue: Coach Matt Painter has criticized his team's defense most of this season and against Indiana, it finally hurt. Indiana: The Hoosiers showed their resilience after struggling early and losing Jackson-Davis for most of the game with foul trouble.wftv.com
Stefanovic paces No. 7 Purdue in 96-67 win over Bellarmine
Bellarmine Purdue Basketball Purdue guard Jaden Ivey (23) shoots in front of Bellarmine forward Ethan Claycomb (0) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. — (AP) — Sasha Stefanovic made 5 of 6 3-pointers and finished with 23 points to lead No. 7 Purdue past Bellarmine 96-67 on Tuesday night. Zach Edey added 16 points, Isaiah Thompson had 15 points, Brandon Newman 14 and Jaden Ivey 11 for the Boilermakers. Bellarmine: The Knights are in their second season in Division I and aren't afraid to play the big boys.wftv.com
North Texas comes up big with 78-69 upset over Purdue
For an underdog named Javion Hamlet and his group of scrapping North Texas teammates, that was an easy question. “I’ve been waiting for this opportunity my whole life, just to show the world who Javion Hamlet is,” he said. North Texas’ pesky defense held them to 36% from the field. “You never know what happens when you get out there and scrap,” North Texas coach Grant McCasland said. North Texas moves on to play Friday night’s winner between Winthrop and Villanova.
Edey, No. 23 Purdue beat Indiana for 9th straight time
Purdue has won nine straight in the series, matching the second-longest streak in school history. The Boilermakers also won nine straight from 1929-35 when future coach John Wooden was playing, plus they won 12 straight from 1908-14. It quickly cut a 29-20 deficit to 35-31 early in the second half before the Boilermakers answered with eight straight points. Starting guard Armaan Franklin missed his fourth straight game (right foot). The Boilermakers won despite going 6 of 21 on 3s and having 15 turnovers.
No. 7 Michigan uses strong defense to rout Purdue 70-53
7 Michigan relied on a staunch defense to beat Purdue 70-53 on Friday night. Purdue made its first two 3s in the second half and cut the deficit to 42-32 with 14:58 to play. But the Wolverines answered with six straight points. Purdue: While the Boilermakers had been the Big Ten's hottest team, they sputtered without Stefanovic on the perimeter. ... Livers has had six straight games in double figures.