North Carolina’s Kendall Marshall answers health queries at NBA Draft Combine (Video)

kendall_marshall

The Sports Bank’s Ngozi Ekeledo stopped by the 2012 NBA Draft Combine’s Media Day and talked to the former UNC point guard about the rehab process for his wrist and the mental capabilities he could add to an NBA roster.

[Read more…]

Tar Heels Kendall Marshall: among best point guards in draft? (Combine Video)

kendall-marshall

The North Carolina Tar Heels have four players who will be drafted by the NBA on June 28th: Harrison Barnes, Tyler Zeller, John Henson, and their point guard Kendall Marshall. All were in Chicago yesterday for the pre-draft camp. Media sessions are part of the agenda. When Marshall, one of the best point guards available in a kind of weak class for that position, talked to reporters, you can guess what one of the main topics of discussion was.

How’s his health? How’s the wrist?

 

[Read more…]

North Carolina Tar Heel trio (Barnes, Henson, Marshall) entering NBA Draft

kendall_marshall

The University said Thursday that Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Kendall Marshall will enter the 2012 NBA draft.

The school didn’t state whether the three sophomores planned to hire agents or not, or if they already had, in its press release announcing the departures, though it appears they’re in the draft to stay.

On the same day, Marshall won….

[Read more…]

UNC point guard Kendall Marshall improving, Heels preparing without him

kendall_marshall

North Carolina Tar Heels Coach Roy Williams says Kendall Marshall’s status remains uncertain for the Midwest Regional semifinal against Ohio Friday night in St. Louis. He also added that the mean is practicing/preparing for the next round as if he wasn’t going to play.

Marshall fractured his wrist last weekend in the win over Creighton, although he stayed in the game after suffering the injury.

“You’ve got me between a rock and a hard place,” Williams said today. “I cannot give you any answers. I’ve given everybody all the answers I can give because I’ve said honestly, I do not know.”

[Read more…]

North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall has broken wrist

kendall_marshall

North Carolina is a favorite in many of your brackets. Your bracket may have just taken a major hit as the Tar Heels suffered another set back today, as their floor general Kendall Marshall suffered a severe fracture to his right wrist. Just as they were getting John Henson back and healthy from a wrist sprain.

Marshall suffered the injury in the Heels’ 87-73 win over Creighton today. But he stayed in the game after the injury, so that’s a good sign he might be available when they take on the Ohio/South Florida winner next week in the sweet sixteen in St Louis.

Or not?

[Read more…]

The Sports Bank “My Boy” Team

derrick williams arizona

As the collegiate basketball season comes to a conclusion this evening, there is still hardware to be handed out that isn’t related to the National Championship. There’s the All-Americans, the Cousy Award, the Wooden Award and plenty of others, however here at The Sports Bank we like to honor players in a different manner.

By Peter Christian and David Kay

[Read more…]

North Carolina All-American Latest of Many to Praise Demetri McCamey

Demetri McCamey Illinois

During his college basketball career, Illinois point guard has received a lot of hype from the media, but also a fair amount of criticism. Illini fans have similarly (perhaps even more so) had a disjointed, and almost bi-polar assessment of Meechi.

This year however, it’s become increasingly clear that Demetri McCamey IS good. Period.

Yes, his defense can still be a bit….”Ben Gordonesque,” but it is improving. And he’s trying much harder at it than ever before (see his recent surge in “Matto” points, the Illini scoring system of hustle plays). He’s also more disciplined than ever. The NBA Draft workouts this summer inspired him to condition better and lose weight; and today he’s in fantastic game shape.

By Paul M. Banks

[Read more…]