LSU Frosh Reid declares for NBA draft, hires agent

LSU freshman forward Naz Reid announced his plans to enter the 2019 NBA Draft. Reid took to Instagram to share his plans with the world: The 6’10” big averaged 13.6 points and 7.2 rebounds and helped the Tigers get to the Sweet 16 in the 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament. He is projected as a late first round or early second round pick.

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Nike releases statement on Zion Williamson sneaker malfunction and injury

When Zion Williamson literally came out his shoe and went down 33 seconds into the highly anticipated Duke/North Carolina game, a collective breath was held by the Duke fatihtful, several NBA teams ( and a certain Oregon-based athletic company). Thankfully , for two of those groups, it appears there is no structural damage to the knee and it was just a sprain.  In lieu of the one of the most public wardrobe malfunctions since the Super Bowl XXXVIII, the Action Network’s Darren Rovell has reported that Nike has released a…

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Villanova’s Donte DiVincezo declares for NBA Draft

It was announced earlier today that Villanova redshirt sophomore guard Dante DiVincenzo will enter the NBA draft, however he will not hire an agent leaving open a return to school. DiVincenzo had a breakout season, garnering BIG EAST Sixth Man of the Year and Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. His 31-point performance on 10-15 shooting helped power the Wildcats to a 79-62 victory over Michigan in NCAA title game. Donte has consistently improved in his time at Villanova through dedication and a commitment to our core values. His…

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Syracuse will wear kicks honoring Pearl Washington Saturday versus Goergetown 

Though they have been already wearing “Pearl” warmup shirts since January, with their upcoming game this Saturday against former (and that is quite unfortunate) Big East Rival, Georgetown, they will debut sneakers that pay further homage to one of their own.  New kicks for Saturday 💯 🍊🏀 #PearlOut @OrangeEQRoom @nikebasketball pic.twitter.com/Guth4WkPBZ — Syracuse Basketball (@Cuse_MBB) December 13, 2016 The Orange’s shoes will have “31 Pearl” on the tongue in tribute to Syracuse legend Dwayne “Pearl” Washington  who balled for Syracuse from 1983-86 and his game help put Big East basketball…

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Villanova defeats UNC 74-77 on buzzer beater to win Nat’l Title

Well I can admit it, I was wrong. If you read my earlier piece from today, you know I predicted that North Carolina would win tonight’s national championship game against Villanova. I said the Tar Heels’ size and their defense would be more than the Wildcats would be able to handle. How off I was! Carolina was on target from behind the three point line in the first half, shooting a scorching 78% from downtown. This hot shooting helped them take a five point lead 39-34 lead into intermission. In…

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Anticlimactic Final Four culminates in UNC/Nova title clash

So here we are, just a few short hours away from the culmination of the college basketball season. The Final Four has come and went and ,considering some of the games we’d witnessed earlier in the tournament, the contests themselves were underwhelming. In the first game, Villanova served Oklahoma a record setting 45-point beatdown, 95-51. Naismith Player of the Year, Buddy Hield was dogged by the wildcat defense into a 9 point outing. The nightcap saw North Carolina defeat Syracuse, 83-66. The Orangemen tried their darnedest at times to make…

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Cut the BS NCAA! They are play-games!

The 2016 play-in games and the first weekend of the NCAA tournament have come and gone and what a first weekend it was. Half court buzzer beaters, crazy comebacks and upsets made this one of the best opening salvos ever of the tourney. I enjoyed every second of it but I must admit I completely abhor  the play-in games with a passion. The formula for getting in the field of 64 ( I still call it that because if you are truly in the field, you don’t have to engage…

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Kick watch: NCAA Tournament Opening Weekend

The NCAA tournament is currently going on and as we have been treated to some tremendous games and performances on the court. Here at SneakerShopTalk, in addition to focusing on some of the nuances of the games, we also kickwatch. Here are some of our favorites from the tourney’s opening weekend.      

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