Basketball

College Impact Awards: Catalyst Award Shortlist

Catalyst Awards

The following student-athletes have been shortlisted for the Athlete CRUSH College Impact Catalyst Award: Josh Bringuel, Bryana Robinson, J.T. Trauber, Julie Foeldes, Sara Hayes. The Catalyst Award is given to someone who takes initiative to make a change. In other words, this is a person who gets involved with or starts initiatives to do good not only…

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11 Athletes Who Supported March for Our Lives

Athlete CRUSH

America has definitely been experiencing a rough patch in its history in terms of gun violence. Even though gun violence has been a recurring theme throughout American history, it has never had such an impact on the youth. CNN reported that after only 12 weeks in 2018, there had already been 17 school shootings, averaging…

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Fultz Ready To Shine On NBA Stage

June has come, which amongst many things, means the NBA Draft is just a few weeks away. And this year’s crop of college stars has basketball fans especially excited. As NBA teams analyze the field and narrow down their choices, we’ve jumped the gun and made our own selection in the meantime. Coming to NBA…

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Jimmer Fredette In A Class Of His Own

Basketball player Jimmer Fredette stands out from the crowd for a number of reasons. Beginning with his name, the Glens Falls, NY native also brings a prolific scoring ability to the hardwood that helped earn him pop culture stardom and well-earned respect from the President of the United States of America during his senior year at…

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We Are The DunkBros: Never Apart

The art of the dunk is beautiful. It requires time, grace, and power. Many try, and many fail, to get the ball over the 10-foot rim. One is quite literally in rarefied air. Good thing Jake and Pete Randall have frequent flyer passes. It’s hard to find the twins away from each other, but it’s…

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Seeking to Transform a Franchise

If you don’t know who Ben Simmons is, you will Thursday night. The LSU point guard will likely be selected by the Philadelphia 76ers as the #1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. The question to be answered isn’t so much if Philadelphia will take him – it’s whether or not he will become the new…

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Russell Westbrook: A Thunderous Persona

Russell Westbrook’s ability to fill up the stat sheet is unmatched by any other player at the point guard position. His motor as a competitor just never seems to stop. As a playmaker and facilitator, he always looks to get his teammates involved, yet he is not afraid to take matters into his own hands…

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Curry: Making an Impact From Long Distance

73-9. With a winning percentage of just over 89%, the Golden State Warriors took the basketball world by storm in the year following their first NBA championship since 1975. And right in the middle of their success was back-to-back NBA MVP Stephen Curry. His electrifying play and enjoyable personality has made him one of the…

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Biyombo: The Pride of Congo

The role player: an important part of the NBA that seems lost on a generation of superstars. While some players can do it all, many are better suited to their own roles. Bismack Biyombo perfectly represents the role player persona. Additionally, Biyombo is only the fifth ever Congolese player to play in the NBA, which…

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Delle Donne: A Star on a Quest

First in points per game. Third in rebounds per game and blocks per game. Only missed 11 free throws all season (out of 218). Playoff Appearance. League MVP. This was the incredible season that Elena Delle Donne had for the Chicago Sky in 2015 in what was an WNBA MVP season. At 26 years old,…

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Ruling the Kingdom and the Court

Let’s face it – people either love or hate LeBron James. There is no in-between. King James is arguably the game’s best talent today. He’s also arguably a top 3 player amongst those who have played in the NBA…EVER. I guess that his talents (and the infamous “Decision”) are one reason why people love to…

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