Jersey Basketball – Official Penguins Site http://officialpenguinssite.com/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 10:08:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://officialpenguinssite.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png Jersey Basketball – Official Penguins Site http://officialpenguinssite.com/ 32 32 Morris Peterson on his ejection after slapping Vince Carter: ‘We’re still joking’ – Basketball Network https://officialpenguinssite.com/morris-peterson-on-his-ejection-after-slapping-vince-carter-were-still-joking-basketball-network/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 00:28:19 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/morris-peterson-on-his-ejection-after-slapping-vince-carter-were-still-joking-basketball-network/ There was nothing beyond the ordinary during the game until “Vinsanity” slapped Peterson on a dead ball in the closing seconds of the second quarter. © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports/© Lou Capozzola-USA TODAY Sports Before becoming the only player in NBA history to play 22 seasons across four different decades, Vince Carter was a true […]]]>

Before becoming the only player in NBA history to play 22 seasons across four different decades, Vince Carter was a true Toronto Raptors superstar. After playing arguably his most famous seasons with the Toronto team, Carter established good relationships with some of his teammates, including Morris Peterson.

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Holloway’s assistant coaching staff is complete https://officialpenguinssite.com/holloways-assistant-coaching-staff-is-complete/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 01:19:06 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/holloways-assistant-coaching-staff-is-complete/ Shaheen Holloway rounds out Seton Hall Basketball’s assistant coaching staff with the hiring of Corey Lowery, a Division 2 head coach who won big at the junior college level in Garden State, USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey has learned from several sources. Lowery served as the head coach at D-2 Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. His […]]]>
]]> Meet Isuneh Brady, UConn Women’s Basketball Player https://officialpenguinssite.com/meet-isuneh-brady-uconn-womens-basketball-player/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:17:31 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/meet-isuneh-brady-uconn-womens-basketball-player/ UConn women’s basketball rookie Isuneh “Ice” Brady has wanted to wear red, white and blue for Team USA since she was 13 years old. Six days after turning 18 this month, Brady made his first training for the USA team for the FIBA ​​U18 Americas Championship 2022 in Argentina. Two weeks later, on June 19 […]]]>

UConn women’s basketball rookie Isuneh “Ice” Brady has wanted to wear red, white and blue for Team USA since she was 13 years old.

Six days after turning 18 this month, Brady made his first training for the USA team for the FIBA ​​U18 Americas Championship 2022 in Argentina. Two weeks later, on June 19 in Buenos Aires, she won her first gold medal, helping the United States win their 10th consecutive gold medal at the FIBA ​​U18 Championships.

Brady, a 6-foot-3 post player from San Diego, turns the page on another chapter in her basketball career on Tuesday, joining her new UConn teammates on campus for the first time. His college career begins this week as the Huskies continue their summer practice session.

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Lakers’ new All-Star target once wore Michael Jordan’s iconic number, but snubbed it for LeBron James https://officialpenguinssite.com/lakers-new-all-star-target-once-wore-michael-jordans-iconic-number-but-snubbed-it-for-lebron-james/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 21:30:00 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/lakers-new-all-star-target-once-wore-michael-jordans-iconic-number-but-snubbed-it-for-lebron-james/ #23 is a sacred number in basketball. Ever since Michael Jordan loved the number for his playing career, jersey number 23 is Michael’s jersey. Michael’s global fandom has made the number famous around the world. LeBron James later made a point of wearing 23 as his jersey number in the league as a tribute to […]]]>

#23 is a sacred number in basketball. Ever since Michael Jordan loved the number for his playing career, jersey number 23 is Michael’s jersey. Michael’s global fandom has made the number famous around the world. LeBron James later made a point of wearing 23 as his jersey number in the league as a tribute to Michael. But for a certain portion of NBA fans and players, 23 is a number associated with LeBron and not Jordan.

And it looks like Washington Wizards superstar Bradley Beal is one of them. According to this resurfaced article, Bradley Beal wore No. 23 in Florida, for his high school team in St. Louis, Chaminade, and his AAU team, the St. Louis Eagles. But he changed his jersey number when he was drafted by the Washington Wizards. When asked what caused this, he had a surprising answer.

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Beal changed his jersey number because of LeBron James, not MJ. Beal said “I never saw Michael Jordan grow up” He continued “I grew up, ’23’ was LeBron. I’ve always heard of Michael Jordan, but I can’t necessarily take inspiration from him. I’ve always looked up to LeBron and the way he played all the time when he was in Cleveland. It really gives you an idea of ​​how newer generations of fans tend to forget about older generations of basketball in general.

A changing offseason for the Lakers

Last season was a monumental failure for the Lakers. They were one of the preseason favorites to win the NBA title or at least reach the Finals. The Lakers front office traded for Russell Westbrook in a big swing to assemble a “Big Three” in Los Angeles. They filled the list with veterans and hoped to be able to rely on their experience.

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But their season quickly fell apart. Due to numerous injuries, the team never had a rhythm. And in the end, one of the pre-season favorites couldn’t even qualify for the play-in tournament.

Coach Frank Vogel was fired after the season and thus began the offseason of change. New coach Darvin Ham has recently joined a new staff he is training. Players will be cut. There have been talks of a Westbrook trade. Besides, there has also been talk of signing a superstar free agent. This will be a fascinating offseason in recent Lakers history.

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Angel McCoughtry renovates Shively basketball court https://officialpenguinssite.com/angel-mccoughtry-renovates-shively-basketball-court/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 21:47:00 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/angel-mccoughtry-renovates-shively-basketball-court/ LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Angel McCoughtry is back on the court in Louisville. What do you want to know Angel McCoughtry is a WNBA player and member of the UofL Basketball Hall of Fame McCoughtry has opened a newly renovated basketball court in Shively Park A barbecue celebration followed the court unveiling The court is part […]]]>

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Angel McCoughtry is back on the court in Louisville.


What do you want to know

  • Angel McCoughtry is a WNBA player and member of the UofL Basketball Hall of Fame
  • McCoughtry has opened a newly renovated basketball court in Shively Park
  • A barbecue celebration followed the court unveiling
  • The court is part of a pledge to give back to Louisville

The No. 1 pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft and former UofL Hall of Famer went to town to encourage young kids to aim for the stars.

McCoughtry renovated a basketball court in Shively Park to show his love for the city where his career took off.

“It’s more about giving back to the community to reach out and show them that they can do whatever they want to do. The sky is the limit,” says McCoughtry.

The court is covered in a colorful design of McCoughtry in her retired No. 35 UofL women’s basketball jersey and a message to young players to reach for the stars.

The inauguration of the renovated basketball court was followed by a barbecue and a giveaway. McCoughtry signed autographs and took photos with those who walked out. (Spectrum News 1/Ashley N. Brown)

“All I did was start playing basketball at 8 and see what it got me, so the same can happen for kids who stick to their passion,” says McCoughtry. “When I was 8, we didn’t have that. We didn’t really have that kind of stuff, so being able to do that was awesome.

The Baltimore native says choosing Louisville for the project was an easy decision.

“Louisville has a special place in my heart and everyone knows that, like I said, it’s the place where I could reach for the stars,” McCoughtry said.

Makayla Voll has been playing basketball for as long as she can remember.

“My dream is to be the best basketball player,” Voll says.

During her young career, she has played on many grounds, but none compare to Angel McCoughtry’s Reaching for the Stars ground at Shively Park.

“It’s great. I like it. I like the range of your stars and I like the colors of the pitch because it’s like reaching for your dreams and making them come true,” the eight-year-old says.

A partnership with Adidas and Project Backboard made the renovation possible.

McCoughtry says there’s more to the game plan for Louisville.

“If they could just be inspired and have fun because it’s not the end, we’re going to do more things on the pitch, 3 on 3 tournaments, camps, tournaments, we’re going to do so many things so we’re going to be really excited about it,” McCoughtry says.

McCoughtry hopes the field will inspire kids to find passions that take them to great places like basketball has done for her.

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Former Clemson standout promoted to associate head coach https://officialpenguinssite.com/former-clemson-standout-promoted-to-associate-head-coach/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 13:29:31 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/former-clemson-standout-promoted-to-associate-head-coach/ Buckner was a fan favorite at Clemson (David Richard – USA Today Sports) Cleveland, OH – The Cleveland Cavaliers promoted Greg Buckner to the associate head coach, Cavaliers head coach JB Bickerstaff announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. Buckner was hired as an assistant coach for the Cavaliers in September 2020, after working for the […]]]>

Buckner was a fan favorite at Clemson (David Richard – USA Today Sports)

Cleveland, OH – The Cleveland Cavaliers promoted
Greg Buckner to the associate head coach, Cavaliers head coach JB Bickerstaff announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts.

Buckner was hired as an assistant coach for the Cavaliers in September 2020, after working for the Memphis Grizzlies (2016-19) and Houston Rockets (2014-16) alongside Bickerstaff. Prior to being named assistant coach of the Rockets, Buckner served three seasons as player development coach (2011-14). Last season, he was part of a coaching staff that helped Cleveland reach the NBA’s fifth-best defensive rating (108.9) and double its win total from a season ago with a record from 44-38. The Cavaliers also allowed just 105.7 points per game, fifth-lowest in the NBA, and held teams under 100 points 26 times.

As a player, Buckner was selected with the 53rd overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks, appearing in 570 games over 10 seasons with Dallas, Philadelphia, Denver, Minnesota and Memphis. In 2008, Buckner was traded from Minnesota to Memphis in a deal that sent Kevin Love to the Timberwolves.



A standout performer at Clemson University, Buckner became the first Tiger to lead his team in scoring for four straight seasons (1994-98) and guided the program to three NCAA Tournament bids. The Hopkinsville, Kentucky native started all 122 games of his career without missing a game, setting the school record for consecutive starts. Inducted into the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005, Buckner remains the only Tiger to win ACC Rookie of the Year (1994-95). Buckner’s number 21 jersey is one of 11 retired by Clemson’s men’s basketball program, which also includes Cavaliers legend Larry Nance.

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Former Clemson standout promoted to associate head coach
Former Clemson standout promoted to associate head coach
Three Tigers ranked among NFL's top 10 draft prospects
Three Tigers ranked among NFL’s top 10 draft prospects
NFL analyst: Hunter Renfrow
NFL analyst: Hunter Renfrow ‘really smart’ to bet on himself with new contract
Clemson offers the best WR in North Carolina
Clemson offers the best WR in North Carolina



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WNBA expected to expand to Eugene https://officialpenguinssite.com/wnba-expected-to-expand-to-eugene/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 13:03:04 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/wnba-expected-to-expand-to-eugene/ The Oregonian and The Athletic reported this week that Portland has made the shortlist of possible expansion cities for the WNBA, along with Oakland, Nashville, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Toronto. I’m saying Portland got its chance 20 years ago. Bring the WNBA to Eugene, where Phil Knight can buy a professional basketball team for a […]]]>

The Oregonian and The Athletic reported this week that Portland has made the shortlist of possible expansion cities for the WNBA, along with Oakland, Nashville, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Toronto. I’m saying Portland got its chance 20 years ago. Bring the WNBA to Eugene, where Phil Knight can buy a professional basketball team for a dime on the dollar.

Knight has already built an arena of the right size here. Kelly Graves developed our appetite for women’s basketball. Sabrina Ionescu is building her superstar career. Eugene deserves his chance.

The fire only lasted three years in Portland. In 2002, the NBA sold the league to local franchise owners, but Portland could not find a buyer, so the team folded.

Portland has grown into a bigger city since then, but with smaller ambitions. For many, it’s become an angry, dirty place where the future doesn’t look so bright. Housing prices, traffic, homelessness and a dysfunctional government have stifled the city for decades. Today, these issues divide and decay the city.

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Duke basketball star Grant Hill talks about his autobiography https://officialpenguinssite.com/duke-basketball-star-grant-hill-talks-about-his-autobiography/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 13:55:29 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/duke-basketball-star-grant-hill-talks-about-his-autobiography/ DURHAM, NC (WTVD) — Former Duke basketball star Grant Hill has penned a memoir to share some of his life lessons. The book is titled Game: An Autobiography and is out June 7. Hill recently returned to campus, not at Cameron Indoor Stadium, where his jersey hangs from the rafters, but at Page Auditorium. “It’s […]]]>
DURHAM, NC (WTVD) — Former Duke basketball star Grant Hill has penned a memoir to share some of his life lessons.

The book is titled Game: An Autobiography and is out June 7.

Hill recently returned to campus, not at Cameron Indoor Stadium, where his jersey hangs from the rafters, but at Page Auditorium.

“It’s awesome. It’s always fun to be back here on the Duke campus and it’s like coming home,” Hill told ABC11.

He was joined, not on a court, but on stage with new Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer, who was the moderator in front of a nearly packed auditorium audience.

Hill was on tour to promote her new book. It chronicles Hill’s career at Duke, winning back-to-back national titles, Olympic gold and becoming a seven-time NBA All-Star.

Hill was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018.

“Coming into the Hall of Fame a few years ago, I think that really sparked the idea of ​​sharing and writing a book,” Hill said. “When you have an achievement like that, I think naturally you reflect and look back and there’s a greater appreciation for what you’ve done.”

For more on Grant Hill, watch our full interview with the legendary basketball star in the video player above.

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Juan Toscano-Anderson went from watching the Golden State Warriors to playing for them https://officialpenguinssite.com/juan-toscano-anderson-went-from-watching-the-golden-state-warriors-to-playing-for-them/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 12:12:40 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/juan-toscano-anderson-went-from-watching-the-golden-state-warriors-to-playing-for-them/ It must be even bigger to know that the Warriors have been questioned more than ever. What defines this year’s version of the team compared to previous years when players like Kevin Durant played in the Bay? I think those early Warriors teams kind of spoiled Warriors fans. I say this as a lifelong Warriors […]]]>

It must be even bigger to know that the Warriors have been questioned more than ever. What defines this year’s version of the team compared to previous years when players like Kevin Durant played in the Bay?

I think those early Warriors teams kind of spoiled Warriors fans. I say this as a lifelong Warriors fan. It’s not regular, you know. Reaching the final, getting there several years in a row, is not regular. Winning that many championships is not the norm. Warriors fans have been a bit spoiled. That’s not to say anything bad about Warriors fans – they just got used to earning it. Those are big shoes to fill, ’16, ’17, ’18 teams. All these guys were veterans, they were stamped in this league. Now we have a team with guys who are trying to, you know, revive their careers. Or improve after injuries, like Otto [Porter Jr.]. Wigg [Andrew Wiggins] also tries to overcome a hump – there are people who say he is overrated. Then you have GP II [Gary Payton]myself, D Lee [Damion Lee], all of whom have been trying to make it into the league for so long. We just have a lot of guys with individual goals and journeys to run and manage. Watch GP. He’s been trying to break into the league for seven years and he’s finally found a home that’s allowed him to thrive. It’s nice to see, man. That says a lot about our depth and how the Warriors are developing their talent. They have an eye for it and gave us all an opportunity.

You also share the locker room with some of the best players in the history of the sport. What game did you absorb hanging out with guys like Steph, Draymond, Klay and Iggy?

Every game is different, bro. I think what was most important was the playoffs. It’s my first time here. Just watch guys like Draymond take his approach to the next level. His attention to detail and his attitude towards the playoffs are totally different. He’s super locked in a different way in how he approaches each game. I realize it now.

And off the field?

For me, I learned to accept criticism by watching it. Fans talk shit to everyone including Steph, Draymond, Klay. So who am I to think the fans won’t say anything about me? That’s something I really admire about these guys. They just approach the game with grandeur. Everything from how they present themselves in this profession to the people they have around them. They handle it all well and carry themselves to a different level. It’s the basketball championship. These guys are all future Hall of Famers. They act and work like that every day.

Yeah, it’s crazy how so many people talk wildly about Steph.

[Laughs] Yeah, that’s crazy. But you know people will say anything.

And the younger ones? How did he observe players like Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga and James Wiseman during their development?

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Dawson Garcia’s journey: Faith, basketball brings him back to U https://officialpenguinssite.com/dawson-garcias-journey-faith-basketball-brings-him-back-to-u/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 12:01:13 +0000 https://officialpenguinssite.com/dawson-garcias-journey-faith-basketball-brings-him-back-to-u/ One May morning in north Minneapolis, Dawson Garcia joined friends at a neighborhood gym. They bowed their heads in prayer, then bonded in sweat and rustles on the basketball court. Garcia officially joined the Gophers men’s basketball team this weekend. But almost every morning for months before that, he worked on both his basketball and […]]]>

One May morning in north Minneapolis, Dawson Garcia joined friends at a neighborhood gym. They bowed their heads in prayer, then bonded in sweat and rustles on the basketball court.

Garcia officially joined the Gophers men’s basketball team this weekend. But almost every morning for months before that, he worked on both his basketball and his spiritual game in Minnesota — something he needs more than ever.

“It keeps me grounded and on track,” said the 6-11 transfer to North Carolina and the former McDonald’s All-America at Prior Lake.

He is finally a Gopher. He thinks it’s a blessing to be able to help build the program and to be able to do it near his family members who mean everything to him.

Coach Ben Johnson, who has known Garcia since he was in ninth grade, is welcoming his valuable transfer to campus with the rest of the U basketball team to start summer school on Monday.

“But I don’t want him to feel like it’s a one-man show and he has to blame it all on the weight of the world,” Johnson said. “And just knowing Dawson, he’s not the kind of kid who expects that either. He just wants to come here and work.”

The Dawson Garcia training on the court in maroon and gold this week is not the same one who left his home country two years ago. Needing something other than basketball, Garcia began to rely on his faith even more.

Training with Hoops and Christ, a Minneapolis-based basketball and religious outreach program, has helped bring comfort to the 20-year-old’s life since returning in January – midway through last season in North Carolina – when his family began to suffer during the pandemic.

“One thing I’ve noticed about him over the past two months is his resilience to go through everything he’s been through,” said Hoops and Christ founder Chauncee Hollingsworth. “He’s in the gym all the time. … But he’s also surrounded himself with a good church community that has played a huge role, with our program as well.”

Garcia spends her evenings worshiping and fellowshipping with her peers at Bethel’s Rock Church in Apple Valley. Hoops and Christ fills his mornings with prayers, followed by intense dribbling and layup combos, and heavy doses of shooting and conditioning. This weekly routine tested her body and eased her mind.

Garcia is still waiting for the NCAA to approve his hardship waiver so he can play immediately. This is his second transfer, having moved from Marquette to North Carolina a year ago.

Earlier this year, after leaving the Tar Heels, Garcia hit a “low point” watching the people he loves suffer. Her grandmother passed away and her father recovered but had a long and frightening battle with COVID-19.

“I was in a tough spot with everything going on in my family,” Garcia said. “I felt like I had to be there for them and they needed my help. I will definitely say that faith really helps at those times.”

The NBA can wait

Sharing the gym with former Marquette teammate Theo John, Garcia’s tank top dripped in sweat as he repeated a jab step, crossover and jumper combo until eight out of 10 shots filled the net for further and further.

“Staying locked down is the biggest key,” said Garcia, who underwent similar drills while training in Memphis with former NBA player Mike Miller last summer. After declaring himself early for the 2021 NBA draft, Garcia participated in a pre-draft combination and worked for NBA teams before deciding to transfer to North Carolina instead.

“It was a good process and I learned a lot,” added Garcia. “I felt like my game really grew.”

Professional scouts are intrigued by Garcia’s perimeter skills for his size. He has three-point range, can facilitate and score the dribble, like a nearly 7-foot guard. At Marquette, he earned Big East All-Freshman team honors in 2020-21. He averaged 11.5 points and 6.2 rebounds, and shot 36 percent from long range in 43 games over two college seasons.

With his decision to leave Chapel Hill, Garcia missed the Tar Heels NCAA Tournament which ran until the championship game, where they lost to Kansas. Now it’s another offseason starting again with a new team. But this time there are more familiar faces.

“This is my home,” Garcia said. “I’m surrounded by a group of guys that I grew up with. I know this area so much with so many people [who support me]. This is a good thing. I’m excited.”

Finally, a hometown fit

Garcia attended games at Williams Arena growing up, so he described his final commitment to the Gophers this spring as “a very emotional feeling.”

Gophers fans first imagined this two years ago. For the Class of 2020, Garcia was the top prospect in the state behind Minnehaha Academy’s Jalen Suggs. But Johnson, who served as an assistant under Richard Pitino for five seasons, had left Minnesota to join Xavier’s coaching staff in 2018. A scholarship offer for Garcia only came after that. He made the difficult decision to sign with Marquette.

“But I have a lot of love for Minnesota,” Garcia said. “And now I have a lot of gratitude that I can put on this Minnesota jersey.”

When Garcia decided to transfer for the second time this spring, Johnson was quick to make contact.

“We talked about our system and our style and how I know it can fit in and be a good part of what we’re trying to do,” Johnson said. “He’s just ready to put in the work. Ready to hone his craft and get better. This kid has always been looking to improve. He loves to compete, loves being in the gym.”

The Gophers, who finished 13-17 in Johnson’s inaugural year, desperately needed an all-conference caliber addition. The only returning starter is leading scorer and rebounder Jamison Battle, but forwards Parker Fox, Isaiah Ihnen and Treyton Thompson are also back.

“These guys have a relationship that goes way back,” Johnson said. “So it was good for him. I think it’s important, especially when you make a transfer. You want to be part of it.”

Garcia’s dad, Dave, knows what it’s like to leave home to play varsity sports. A native of Colorado, he played basketball and became a standout quarterback at Black Hills State in South Dakota. It was there that he met Dawson’s mother, Stacey, a local basketball star.

Their son’s journey is now complete.

“Although it’s been tough, it’s been good for Dawson to be back home,” Dave Garcia said this spring. “But it’s bigger than basketball with everything going on.”

Garcia said her family still needs her support. He prayed for them every morning before the Hoops and Christ sessions.

Putting both faith and basketball at the center of his life has given Garcia stability and strength. He hopes to bring that to the Gophers.

“I just want to help take Minnesota to where it’s headed, by [the right direction]”, said Garcia. “I feel like if we try to do our best individually, everything will happen on its own.

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