Rookie of the Year, best playmaker, best defender and funniest. Kris Dunn even received a vote for best shooter despite his jumper holding him back in pre-draft evaluations. Dunn – the Timberwolves’ No. 5 pick – cleaned up in the NBA’s annual rookie survey. But when it came to the most important question, Brandon Ingram – the Lakers’ No. 2 pick – claimed the top spot: Which rookie will have the best career? 1. Brandon Ingram, L.A. Lakers — 26.7% 2. Kris Dunn, Minnesota — 16.7% 3. Buddy Hield, New Orleans — 13.3% T-4. Dragan Bender, Phoenix — 6.7% Jaylen Brown, Boston — 6.7% Jamal Murray, Denver — 6.7% Ben Simmons, Philadelphia — 6.7% Others receiving votes: Dejounte Murray, San Antonio; Dario
The Coach Cal Celebrity Softball Classic brought Kentucky stars like Keith Bogans, Andrew Harrison and Karl-Anthony Towns and the likes of former UK quarterback Tim Couch and NFL Hall of Famer Chris Carter to Lexington to help aid Louisiana in conjunction with the Red Cross after the area suffered major flooding earlier this month. Towns’ team was the 18-12 victor over Team Calipari on the day. “This is amazing,” Towns said on CoachCal.com. “This is something that we get a chance to rarely do. We get to help the community out but at the same time have fun. There’s nothing better than doing something that we would do for free but for charity. This is something we’re going to have a lot of fun
The headliners for the 2017 CBE Hall of Fame Classic have been set. The CBE Hall of Fame Classic historically has included on-campus games and a flagship four-team championship round at the Sprint Center. This year’s headliners include Kansas, Georgia, George Washington and UAB. Certainly securing four high-majors is a significant get for the event, which will also likely coincide with the induction of the 2017 class of the Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. The 2016 class is highlighted by Mark Aguirre, Doug Collins, Dominique Wilson, Jamal Wilkes and Mike Montgomery.