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Manu Ginobili and the final stand against the Argentine Basketball Federation

Sports.yahoo.com  -  With the foundation they've laid for the future of basketball in their country crumbling around them, theĀ final chapter penned by the historic core of Argentina's national team may be its most important.At the 2002 FIBA World Championships, an Argentine team featuring a 25-year-old Manu Ginobili, 23-year-old Andres Nocioni and 22-year-old Luis Scola handed the U.S. its first post-Dream Team inter 3 hours

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Ranking the Most Complete Players for the 2014-15 College Basketball Season

Bleacherreport.com  -  It's hard to find a truly "complete" player in college basketball anymore. Not that it was ever easy, to be honest. After all, Larry Bird was never a tremendous athlete and Michael Jordan shot 16.4 percent from three-point range in his first four NBA seasons.Among the players today, big men want to be shooters and aren't interested in scrapping under the board. Small men are happy to chase reboun 21 hours

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Kansas State Basketball: How Dustin Yoder Endured to Make It on D1 Coach Staff

Bleacherreport.com  -  How much are your dreams worth to you? For most people, their pursuit of their childhood dreams are put to bed when the cost becomes too high. For most, they concede chasing a fantasy for the security of a steady job, consistent income and the chance to raise a family. Not Dustin Yoder. For the Kansas State video coordinator, the cost of health problems, poverty and uncertainly hav 23 hours

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Duke Basketball: Recruiting Pitches for 2015 Targets

Bleacherreport.com  -  When deciding on a college to attend, high school recruits find they have plenty of factors at work inside their heads. Playing on television, competing for championships and vying for playing time are just a few of the many things weighing on the minds of most recruits who have yet to pick a college.While most athletes consider many of the same factors, they often weigh the importance of those f 1 day 1 hour 53 minutes

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The Player Most Responsible for Each Great College Basketball Coach's Legacy

Bleacherreport.com  -  They say the first million dollars is the hardest, and the same should be said for the first 100 wins for a great college basketball coach.Sure, legends like Roy Williams, John Calipari and Mike Krzyzewski have no trouble landing top recruits and winning 30 games per year now, but what about back when they first started?What if Coach K wasn't able to sign Johnny Dawkins? Where would Billy Donovan 1 day 5 hours

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UNC Basketball: Grading Tar Heels' Targets at 2014 Nike Peach Jam

Bleacherreport.com  -  UNC basketball lives by its recruiting prowess, and that means keeping a close eye on events such as the 2014 Nike Peach Jam. The championships of the Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) played out in South Carolina last weekend, and a healthy supply of the stars who were on hand are on the radar of Roy Williams and his assistants for their 2015 and 2016 recruiting classes.Of course, some of tho 1 day 7 hours

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Gonzaga Basketball: Why the Bulldogs Can Be a Surprise Contender in 2014

Bleacherreport.com  -  Gonzaga won't be mentioned in preseason national championship talk.Not with Kentucky, which added three top recruits to an already stacked roster. Not with Duke, which ushered in Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones to an already potent lineup. And not with Arizona, which replaced Nick Johnson with Stanley Johnson.Don't sleep on Gonzaga, though. Even if there are a bunch of teams favored ahead of th 1 day 9 hours

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Michigan Basketball Recruiting: Sales Pitches for Top 2015 Targets

Bleacherreport.com  -  The Michigan basketball program has seen quite the revival under head coach John Beilein, as he has elevated the program to great heights, with the team getting to the 2013 NCAA title game as his obvious signature moment. Beilein should have no trouble keeping up that momentum as he gets set to make his mark on the recruiting trail once again. With the 2015 recruiting class probably at the forefr 1 day 11 hours

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