TAG: Jimmer Fredette

Bounce 27: We’re Focused, Man! The Latest / Aug 19, 2011 / 10:08 am

It took a minute, but Bounce #27 is here! Again, Ali “Prime” Danois knocks out a feature on our cover subject – Jimmer Fredette – that gives playground ball and streetball common ground. I hope you know the difference…Tobias Harris, the hoodburbian from Long Island, is all-business, all the time, and his tournament ball dedication while young is now reflected in his status as one of the top 20 new professional players in the world…Street Dogma covers Chicago’s Sonny Parker, who works hard to keep kids in the gym and off the mean streets. EBC’s Greg Marius provides a dedicated moment to one of New York City’s greatest modern day streetball players – John “The Franchise” Strickland – and we crush a whole lot with a cool story about the rise of one of the most underrated producers in modern music history – Mike Bivens – who stole entire backboards and poles to play ball back in the day. Enjoy!

I remember looking at last year’s draft board and salivating over Greg Monroe. The Detroit Pistons got a young Lamar Odom with a bit more post game and potentially, more versatile ball handling. I know Coach Naclario is smh right now, but Monroe has the game of a playground pro…one that gets better and more versatile every year. There are about 7 kids like him in the 2011 draft and I know some people at ESPN are looking at me like I just drunk from the drugged punch bowl at the pre-draft party but son, bring your own bottle and yo, see who got game… Read More »

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The Dunk! The Ram! The Slam! The Bong! Whatever you want to call it, it’s an art form, birthed on the playground, that has revolutionized the way the game is played.

And no dunk will reverberate throughout this year’s NCAA Tournament landscape quite like the one Derrick Williams’ delivered last night against Duke in the Sweet 16. Read More »

photo of UTEP’s Randy Culpepper: elpasotimes.com

Let’s be real. How many people, other than us true connoisseurs, were really up on Joe Dumars while he was killing it at McNesse State? Or John Stockton, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone or Dennis Rodman during their college days?

In today’s Deep Cover Chronicles, we’ll take a quick peek at some of the young fellas who are leaving bodies in their wake, despite some minimal coverage by the national media. But in the days and weeks ahead, with the glare of March Madness upon them, they’ll get an opportunity to show the world their superfluous stylistics. Cue the music! Read More »