It’s pretty common for players who just finished their collegiate careers to pen a note on social media thanking fans, the university, their teammates, etc. (see: Vince Biegel, T.J. Watt, Ryan Ramczyk, and Zak Showalter). For a parent to do so is possibly a little more uncommon. Talaya Davis, the mother of Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes, wrote and tweeted a heartfelt letter late Sunday night thanking fans, Wisconsin’s coaching staff, and the men’s basketball program. Her thoughts on former Wisconsin standout and prominent philanthropist/booster Albert “Ab” Nicholas are particularly touching. Hayes undeniably left a mark on Wisconsin on the court. He also showcased a great influence off of it,
To be fair, it wasn’t just any basketball game. It was Kentucky vs. North Carolina — two behemoths of the college basketball world in the last minutes of a nearly tied game. For Ohioans around Columbus (a region which has plenty of Kentucky fans), the game was interrupted at this crucial moment for a tornado warning, though what they ended up actually seeing was a blank screen. The overwhelming reaction went a lot like this: CBS10 apologized to viewers, citing a “massive technical failure.” But it also reminded viewers that peoples’ lives were in danger. This happens every year. March is the month of Madness, and also the first month of tornado season. It’s like oil and water. Or Wildcats and
The golden rule in the NBA scouting community is never overreact to a single game. It’s at the intersection of those two rules that we present a new mock draft in the wake of De’Aaron Fox’s thorough dismantling of Lonzo Ball in the Sweet 16. Fox didn’t just outplay Ball, he buried him: 39 points on 20 shots with the season on the line.