Young, Sexton headline list of point guards in NBA draft

first_imgLATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced CONCERNS: Sexton is capable of hitting from outside, such as when he hit six 3-pointers against Auburn and had five other games with at least three made 3s. The trick now is becoming a more consistent threat after making just 34 percent (44 of 131) for the season.SHAI GILGEOUS-ALEXANDERKentucky’s latest one-and-done talent wasn’t the Wildcats’ top recruit but thrived after becoming a full-time starter in January to make himself a possible lottery selection.STRENGTHS: He offers good size at the point after checking in at 6-6 at the combine with a nearly 7-foot wingspan. And he improved as the year went on, averaging 16.4 points, 5.7 assists and 4.6 rebounds after becoming the starter. He also shot 40 percent from 3-point range on the year.CONCERNS: He’ll need to add bulk to a lean 180-pound frame to handle physical play both on the perimeter and driving to the rim.OTHERS TO WATCH:— JALEN BRUNSON: The Associated Press national player of the year doesn’t have eye-popping athleticism, but he’s a steady and efficient performer who led Villanova to a second NCAA title in three seasons. The junior is a potential first-round pick.— JEVON CARTER: West Virginia’s floor leader and two-time Big 12 defensive player of the year could sneak into the first round.— TREVON DUVAL: After one year at Duke, he is likely a second-round pick with good athleticism (third at the combine in max vertical leap at 41.5 inches) but a suspect outside shot (29 percent on 3s).— AARON HOLIDAY: The UCLA junior is a first-round prospect and seems next up after the trio at the top. He was the Pac-12′s leading scorer (20.3 points) while averaging 5.8 assists, though he’s a bit undersized (6-1, 187). MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ STRENGTHS: The 6-foot-2, 178-pound Young averaged 27.4 points and 8.7 assists while putting up his share of eye-popping numbers, including four 40-point games and a Division I record-tying 22 assists against Northwestern State. He ranked fourth nationally in 3-pointers per game (3.69) and can score in bunches from anywhere, positioning him to thrive in the NBA’s free-flowing game.CONCERNS: All the offensive stats were often fairly empty down the stretch as Oklahoma lost 13 of 18 before squeaking into the NCAA Tournament for a first-round loss. Young wasn’t the most efficient scorer; he was in the top four nationally in both overall shots and 3-pointers attempted but the percentages weren’t great (.422 on field goals, .360 on 3s) while he also led the nation with 167 turnovers. He also had the smallest wingspan (6-3) of players at the combine and could stand to get stronger to handle physical pro defenders.COLLIN SEXTONSexton led Alabama back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012.STRENGTHS: Athleticism — the 6-2, 183-pound freshman has plenty of it. He averaged 19.2 points while shooting nearly 45 percent, offering a quick first step and the aggressive edge needed to get to the rim. He had a solid floor game with 3.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. And while a similar height to Oklahoma’s Young, Sexton has a bigger wingspan (measuring a bit over 6-7 at the combine).ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Own-goal earns Iran 1-0 win over Morocco at World Cup Young is expected to be the first point guard chosen Thursday, while Sexton could join him as a top-10 pick.Here’s a look at the top prospects:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTRAE YOUNGYoung’s scoring and playmaking ability drew comparisons to three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry. 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(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)There’s little question about where to start when looking at the top point guard prospects in the NBA draft: Trae Young and Collin Sexton.Young was the national leader in both scoring and assists with the Sooners as a freshman, while Sexton provided an aggressive presence at the helm of the Crimson Tide’s attack in his only year at Alabama.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

Parsons to lead Dons

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 6:30 p.m. Gene Parsons, a former player and a long-time teacher and coach at El Rancho High School, has been named the Dons’ football coach. Parsons replaces Willie Reyna, who resigned after El Rancho suffered its first winless season last fall. Pasrsons played quarterback and wide receiver for El Rancho legendary football coach Ernie Johnson and was a member of the Dons team that lost, 21-0, to Loyola, in the 1963 CIF championship game played at the Los Angeles Coliseum. This is Parsons’ first head coaching job at the varsity level, although he was a head coach for the school’s freshman and junior varsity programs. He also served as an assistant under Dick Shelko and Reyna.last_img read more

Harbor teams up on graffiti

first_img“These crews will drive around on their own and be proactive; they’ll be looking for it before it’s called in,” Hahn said. Doug Semark, executive director of GAP, said graffiti has been turning up in new neighborhoods, such as Point Fermin in southern San Pedro. “The neighborhoods by the coast have been insulated from this,” he said. In addition to being an eyesore leading to blight, graffiti also is an indicator of gang activity, Hahn said. “It’s a way gang members use to communicate, and we’re not going to tolerate it,” Hahn said. “We believe there are a couple of `wannabe’ gangs that are forming and testing the waters,” Semark said. “Some of it is people who have moved from other locations, so they see this as virgin territory.” Sutton, who has worked with the Los Angeles Police Department and Boys and Girls Club to educate students at the high schools and middle schools, said property owners need to be more proactive. “The graffiti thing just makes us look terrible,” said Sutton, a San Pedro Chamber of Commerce board member. “We just have to have our own paint cans and spend five minutes to paint it out every single day if that’s what it takes.” GAP, which formed in 1986 and is based in Wilmington, has 21 people in its anti-graffiti department, which covers the entire 15th City Council District, from San Pedro to Watts. The new teams will bring a new focus to the southern part of the district while freeing up more GAP resources to continue fighting graffiti in Harbor City, Harbor Gateway and Watts, Semark said. The additional crews will identify “hot spots” in San Pedro and Wilmington over the next two years, Hahn said. Law enforcement officials monitor graffiti to determine which gangs may be moving into an area. “In a lot of cases we can identify (taggers and gangs) and know where these new little clusters of taggers and gangs are forming,” Semark said. “They’re doing public relations and marketing work through their tagging, saying `Pay attention to us. We’re bad.”‘ donna.littlejohn@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champFunding for the crews, in the amount of $100,000, comes from city fees collected from companies that operate fuel and natural gas pipelines running through Los Angeles. Two crews – made up of two to three people each – will be assigned to San Pedro and Wilmington. It’s good news to merchants and residents who have grown weary of fighting the trend. “We get creamed continually; all my glass is scratched,” said Mona Sutton, owner of the Omelette and Waffle Shop at Gaffey and 11th streets. “A lot of people are really disgruntled, embittered and angry. It happens all over the place, Ports O’ Call Restaurant got hit recently.” Sutton, who headed up a citizens panel to take on graffiti in 2007, said news about the crews is “fantastic.” The Gang Alternatives Program will oversee the crews. While GAP currently does graffiti removal for the city, it has become increasingly difficult to keep up with the pace of the growing vandalism, Hahn said. To combat an upswing in graffiti, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn announced Wednesday the establishment of new “tag teams” to more quickly paint out the vandalism in San Pedro and Wilmington over the next two years. “We’ve been experiencing a rash of taggers lately in the Harbor Area,” Hahn said. “I’ve been getting more than the usual number of calls. People hate graffiti, and it’s becoming overwhelming. “We’re not able to keep up with it.” Two graffiti removal teams will begin work in January, providing a mobile service aiming to paint out new graffiti within 24 hours of its appearance. last_img

PICTURE SPECIAL: ST MICHAELS GAA PRESENTATION DINNER DANCE

first_imgUlster Colleges All Star Marie O Reilly receives token for achievements from Suzi Roarty ladies board.Martin Mc Elhinney receives a token for his achievements with Donegal in 2014 from Patricia Kelly.Colm Mc Fadden receives token for his achievements with Donegal in 2014 from Nicola Ferry senior board secretary.Christy Toye receives token for achievements with Donegal from Annmarie Kelly minor board secretary.2014 St Michaels Senior Board Committee.Senior Players of Year Ciaran Rock Gallagher and Andrew Kelly receives award from Mick Mc Ginley.Reserve players of Year Sean Doak and Paul Creamer(accepted by James Alcorn) from Denis Harley.Oisin Langan young player of the year 2014 receives award from Seamus Sweeney.Moses Alcorn clubperson of the year receives his award from club president Brian Mc Ginley.Minor League champions.U 16 A County Champions.Above are a selection of images taken from the St Michaels GAA Presentation Dinner Dance which took place at the weekend.A large crowd of almost two hundred club members and players attended the presentation which was held in Arnolds Hotel in Dunfanaghy. The all-conquering St Michael’s U16 side who won the county championship title were awarded with their medals at the function. PICTURE SPECIAL: ST MICHAELS GAA PRESENTATION DINNER DANCE was last modified: January 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAANoticesSportSt Michaelslast_img read more

Southampton plot £15million transfer for Japan international

first_img Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? changes huge blow Clubs in Italy are reportedly monitoring the striker’s progress, while Leicester City were keeping a close eye on him during the summer.The Foxes were even reported to have made a £20million offer for the Japanese forward back in August, but it appears their interest has since cooled.Southampton remain in the hunt though and, according to Record, the Saints are readying a £15million offer for the in-demand forward ahead of the January window. Southampton are readying a £15million move for Portimonense striker Shoya Nakajima, according to reports in Portugal.Nakajima, 24, has bagged four goals in eight appearances so far this season in the Portuguese top flight and is the subject of strong interest from across Europe. Most Popular Premier League Stories latest How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings whoops gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 1 TOP WORK center_img Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Japan international Shoya Nakajima in action Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT predicted revealed Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update SORRY tense Mark Hughes is keen to add attacking reinforcements to his squad following a disappointing start to the season.Nakajima could well prove to be Southampton’s missing link as Hughes explores all avenues in an attempt to pull his team clear of trouble.last_img read more

LOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST PATRICK’S, DONEGAL TOWN

first_imgNEWSLETTERSt. Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town Fr. Willie Peoples 074-9721026Saturday 7th 9.00pm Holy SaturdaySunday 8th 9.00am Maggie Mc Mullin – Anniversary11.30am Joe Britton – AnniversaryMonday 9th 9.30am Joe Slevin – AnniversaryTuesday 10th 9.30am Patrick Mc Daid – AnniversaryThursday 12th 9.30am Donal O’ Riordan – Recently DeceasedFriday 13th 9.30am Geraldine Leahy – Recently DeceasedSaturday 14th 10.00am Bill Ambrose – Recently DeceasedSunday 15th 9.00am Leo Paul Mulhern – Anniversary11.30am Moya Sinclair – AnniversaryRECENT DEATH Lawrence Carr, Millbrook, Funeral was on Tuesday.EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – St. Patrick’s Church on Thursdays, from 10.00am -9.00pm. All Welcome! FUNDRAISING TRIPWe are holding a fund raising trip For St. Patrick’s Church on Donegal Bay Waterbus on Saturday 5th May, 2012. Boarding at 6.30pm, Sailing at 7.00pm. Music & Refreshments on Board. Tickets €20.00PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDESThis tour departs on July 16th ex Belfast, 5 nights Hotel Panorama – €709.00 per person sharing. For further details contact – Bob/Annie Faulkner – 0749721071or 087 4036252, Maura Caldwell – 0749723103 or 086 8875787, Patricia Ward -0749721737or 086 8855165, Joe Quinn – 0749722119 or 087 8362727, Fr. Peoples – 0749721026FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – 2012 – St. Patrick’s Church.GaelScoil Na gCeithre Maistri – 28th April, 11.00am Mass – Scoil Aodh Rua Agus Nuala – 5th May, 11.00am MassSt. Agatha’s Church, Clar Fr. Danny Mc Brearty 074-9721093Saturday 7th 9.00pm Holy Saturday – Anthony Mc Anaw – AnniversarySunday 8th 10.30am Easter Sunday – Anthony O’Sullivan – AnniversarySaturday 14th 6.30pm Georgina Martin – AnniversarySunday 15th 10.30am Joseph Thomas – Anniversary MASSES DURING THE WEEK Monday, Thursday and Friday – 10.00am. Wednesday – 7.00pmEXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT -Tuesday from 3pm -7pm in St Agatha’s Church, Clar.CEMETERY SUNDAY MASS Sunday 8th July at 10.30am, in St Agatha’s, Church, Clar. Please tell your family and friendsFIRST HOLY COMMUNION will be in St Agatha’s Church, Clar on Saturday, 19th May 2012 at 11.00am Mass.ACCORDWe are inviting graduate counsellors to apply to train in Marriage/Relationship Counselling. Applications are welcome from people who are warm, genuine, flexible and willing to support and carry out ACCORD’S vision and mission. Vacancies are likely to arise in the Donegal Town Centre. For further details please see our website www.accord.ie and click on “Joining ACCORD” “Becoming a Counsellor”, “Associate Programme”. Or contact Doreen Mulvaney at 015053118 or email dmulvaney@accord.ie Deadline for applications has been extended to April 13th. ACCORD Donegal Town Marriage Preparation Course Dates. April 27/28, June 8/9, October 5/6 & November 9/10. Limited Number of place still available on April Course Book online www.accord.ie or ring 074 9723944.SUPPORT GROUP FOR BEREAVEMENT AND PERSONAL LOSSOur Next meeting will take place on Thursday April 12th at 8.00pm at the Solace Centre, St. Joseph’s Avenue. Feel free to come along and bring a friend.DONEGAL DRAMA CIRCLEWe will present the Wizard of Oz at the the St. John Bosco Centre – Donegal Town from Tuesday 10th April to Saturday 14th April. This will mark the 30th Anniversary of the first “Wiz kids” production of the Wizard in 1982 and will bring 120 local children to the stage.” RETIRED NURSES ASSOCIATIONWe will hold our Annual Dinner on Sunday April 15th @ 2.00pm in Castlegrove House, Ramilton Rd, Letterkenny. To Book phone Pauline Quinn 074 9131137 before April 10thLOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST PATRICK’S, DONEGAL TOWN was last modified: April 6th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal TownLOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST PATRICK’Slast_img read more

GAA: INTERMEDIATE FINAL POSTPONED

first_imgThe Senior Intermediate Final, scheduled for Páirc Thír Chonaill at 2.30pm today, has been POSTPONED due to a brereavement in the Termon club.Termon had been due to play Aodh Ruadh.  GAA: INTERMEDIATE FINAL POSTPONED was last modified: November 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: INTERMEDIATE FINAL POSTPONEDlast_img read more

Every beak counts in census

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “It’s an important day for protecting the birds for the future – and to protect their habitat,” said Heather Medvitz of Calabasas. “Plus, it’s a wonderful thing to see a lot of birds. You never know what you’re going to see when you come out.” She was among more than a dozen volunteer birders who spent the morning at the Hansen Dam Recreation Area in Lake View Terrace, usually the busiest bird count location in the Valley, leader Jim Hardesty said. More than 100 different species are usually spotted in the area’s willow forest, lake and grassy areas. But many birds were hiding out early Monday morning because of the dark sky and rain. There was barely a chirp from the trees. But there were some sights, nonetheless. “There’s a little aerial ballet over there.” Hardesty pointed to the sky as two crows twisted, dipped and soared in tandem. The team kept on walking, eager to spot movement among branches or tall grass. Forgoing the crowds at the day-after Christmas sales, a dedicated group braved the rain and chill Monday morning in search of something to really sing about. There was the Cooper’s hawk swooping down from the sky and skimming the grass. And there was the tree that had dropped most of its leaves but was loaded with chipping sparrows. For several hours, bird watchers eagerly tallied species as part of the 106th annual Christmas Bird Count, the oldest and largest citizen science event in the world. Groups all over the country gather to walk their community and count the number of species and individual birds they see. The information helps experts study bird population trends. Organized by the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, teams covered seven different locations Monday morning, from Chatsworth Reservoir to Hansen Dam. Guy Commeau of Van Nuys has been “birding” or bird watching all his life and has participated in the Christmas count ever since he moved from his native France to the United States in 1970. He enjoys building a scientific record that people can use in the future to see what kinds of birds wintered in the area. He is also an accomplished birder planning a trip to Venezuela so he can spot his 4,000th bird species. “What’s good about birding is that you can go anywhere in the world and see a bird. Even if I don’t know anyone there, I will know a bird.” The results of the 2006 Christmas Bird Count are available at www.audubon.org/bird/cbc. — Kerry Cavanaugh, (818) 713-3746 kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Volleyball Opens Conference Play

first_imgFollowing the matchup against Chicago State, the Bulldogs return to the Knapp Center to host conference opponents Illinois State and Bradley Sept. 29 and 30, respectively at 7 p.m. Print Friendly Version vs. Loyola Live Video Story Links vs. Valparaiso Live Stats vs. Valparaiso Live Audio vs. CSU Live Stats vs. Loyola Live Stats center_img The Bulldogs take on Loyola in Chicago, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. before traveling to Valparaiso Sept. 23 for a 7 p.m. contest. Taking a brief break from Valley play, Drake closes out its trip with a 7 p.m. matchup at Chicago State Sept. 25. Senior Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) averaged a double-double over the weekend with 30 kills and 24 digs. Inderski continues to climb up the career record chart at Drake as she now has 1,195 career kills and 1,193 career digs, the third and fifth most in school history, respectively. Drake will be in search of their fourth-straight win in a conference opener against Loyola, who enters the conference schedule with a 1-10 record. Last weekend the Ramblers fell to Miami (Ohio) and then No. 15 Purdue.  Valparaiso enters their first weekend of Missouri Valley Conference play with a 7-5 record, also boasting wins over McNeese State and Western Illinois. Drake enters conference play with the best record in the Valley at 10-3, its most non-conference wins since the 2010 season. The Bulldogs wrapped up tournament play last weekend with a 2-0 performance at the WIU Buffalo Wild Wings Invitational. The Bulldogs defeated McNeese State 3-2 before sweeping Western Illinois 3-0. In the win over Western Illinois Drake hit an impressive .422 with 57 kills on 117 attempts and just eight errors, tallying the highest percentage in the Valley this season and the best by the Bulldogs since 2009. The Drake University volleyball team opens Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend with a pair of matches against Loyola and Valparaiso before concluding its non-conference season against Chicago State Monday evening.last_img read more

Katie Walker Named Assistant Volleyball Coach

first_imgBefore her season at Notre Dame, she served two seasons as an assistant coach at Seattle University. In addition to her on-court duties specializing with the team’s defense and serve/receive, she was the Redhawks’ recruiting coordinator and helped maintain the program’s budget.  Print Friendly Version “I am pleased that Katie has decided to join our program,” McBroom said. “She checked every box of what we were looking for to fill this position. She comes highly recommended to us with a wealth of experience, most recently at Notre Dame and she will be a great addition to our staff.” DES MOINES, Iowa – Katie Walker has joined the Drake University volleyball program as an assistant coach, head coach Darrin McBroom announced Friday, Jan. 25. Walker brings six years of NCAA Division I coaching and recruiting experience at various programs to Drake. Walker comes to Drake after a season as a volunteer assistant at Notre Dame where she actively assisted with the program’s defense and serving. She also aided in organizing the Fighting Irish’s recruiting efforts and team travel.center_img Walker joined the Seattle staff after a season as an assistant coach at Middle Tennessee State and two seasons as a graduate assistant at Northern Kentucky. She also accumulated tremendous experience as a club and high school coach in Kentucky, Idaho and Washington. “Katie is a very eager and ambitious young coach who is not afraid to put in the time and effort to achieve great things,” McBroom added. “She will bring a lot of great experience to our program, having served on several staffs and having served in a variety of capacities on those staffs.” A native of Kent, Wash., Walker played collegiately at Idaho State where she was a member of the Big Sky All-Academic Team. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human exceptionality from Idaho State and her master’s degree in education from Northern Kentucky.last_img read more