A few good reads for you to catch up with this weekend as the “Best of the (Basketball) Net” column returns. Enjoy the hits from around the ‘net!
Seventeen-year-old Jeremy Tyler (Remember him? The “the first American to skip his senior year of high school to turn pro”?) is struggling even to earn playing time in Israel. Imagine that. At this pace, Tyler might become the youngest-ever athlete to get the “Where Are They Now?” treatment on ESPN – say in 2011, the year he could, in theory, enter the NBA draft.
European Prospects makes a nice assessment of Lietuvos Rytas’ Martynas Gecevicius – everything you’ve always wanted to know about a “Euroleague Rising Star” candidate and potential NBA Draft prospect.
From the Gotta Love An Argument Trigger Department comes The Starting Five’s list of “The Starting Five All Time All Around NBA 25.” This fan loves Sir Charles in the starting power forward spot but ain’t buying Hakeem Olujawon as no. 1 center…
Hoop doctor R.S. DeFrance is playing Waiting For Gasol, yet still likes the Los Angeles Lakers’ chances.
Finally, score of the week goes to our friends in the ‘States, Slam and Freaknick, who have Taquan Dean blogging – find out why Dean reckons the ACB is the second-greatest basketball league in the world and how Rick Pitino spoiled him.