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Matt Painter announced Wednesday the hiring of former Purdue captain Brandon Brantley as an assistant coach. Brantley spent the last two years with Basketball University and as the EG10 AAU Under-16 head coach.
How do you kill time while waiting for a flight to board? Prior to its flight Sunday to London, the Iowa basketball team used one of the moving walkways at O’Hare International Airport to shoot an impromptu music video. Best of all, Iowa posted the masterpiece to YouTube.
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There is no doubt that the 2014 NBA Draft will feature one of the most celebrated draft classes in NBA history. In addition to a talented core of college players returning to the hardwood next season, the much-heralded 2014 freshman class is expected to be one of the best in recent memory.
Northwestern’s Omar Jimenez goes by “O.J. Tropicana” on stage. Yes, he has a rap name. The CNN International intern and Northwestern journalism student put his talents on display Friday on Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel. And, let’s just say, he didn’t disappoint. Jimenez won the “Battle of the Instant Rappers.” His song: “Breakfast for Dinner.”
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So, evidently, the World Dwarf Games are on the campus of Michigan State this week. We know this because Michigan State star basketball player Adreian Payne posted a great video from the event on his Instagram account. In it, the players, who cannot exceed five feet, are running and jumping to give Payne – all 6-foot-10 of him – high-fives. Watch it in this post.
For a change, people are excited about Nebraska basketball. It’s easy to see why, too, what with Tim Miles’ track record and gregarious personality, and a young nucleus headlined by sophomore Shavon Shields. And then there’s the state-of-the-art Pinnacle Bank Arena, Nebraska’s new $179 million home this winter.
Indiana products Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller are no longer teammates, but they still play nice together. Tuesday at the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot, the former Hoosiers standouts had more than their share of fun together. First, they tossed around a frisbee on a random open field. Then, they went around posterizing fellow rookies, with a trash can as the hoop.