Lonzo Ball said on Tuesday that he’s better than another player most see as superior to him: Washington point guard Markelle Fultz. In fairness to Lonzo, though, the margin between the UCLA point guard and Fultz is a universe closer than the one between his father LaVar and Michael Jordan. The Vertical’s Jonathan Givony currently has Fultz going No. 1 to the Celtics in his latest mock draft with Ball going to the Lakers with the second pick.
Sometimes when you watch a big game like Sunday’s Elite Eight thriller between North Carolina and Kentucky, you forget that these guys really are students. UNC’s Luke Maye hit the game-winning shot in the final second to send his team to the Final Four. Naturally, he received a standing ovation from his fellow students.
On Friday night, after UCLA lost to Kentucky, Bruins Coach Steve Alford told an ESPN reporter “I am absolutely 100 percent not going to Indiana. Staying at UCLA. I am happy. Love it here.” Today, Indiana’s AD Fred Glass offered more insight into Alford’s statement, according to WMHR Sports Director Dave Calabro. Calabro tweeted: In other words, Steve Alford probably made his announcement about staying at UCLA after learning he would not be offered the Indiana job, just as we had suspected. That’s a pretty important piece of information. It means that all the rumors and talk about Alford going to Indiana being a “done deal” were completely incorrect. It also means that UCLA is still stuck with