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Drill of the Week

Our good friend and NBA Shooting Coach John Townsend demonstrates a great 3-point shooting drill called 2 & Out to work on streak shooting. Check out the full breakdown in the video below! https://www.youtube.com/embed/IC8nkNZf2eQ 2 & Out The drill involves 5 spots around the three point line: corners, wings, and the top of the key.

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Weir out as Head Coach at New Mexico

The University of New Mexico Director of Athletics Eddie Nuñez announced today that he and head men’s basketball coach Dr. Paul Weir have mutually agreed to part ways at the conclusion of the 2020-21 basketball season. “Paul and I agree that a change of leadership in our men’s basketball program is in our best interest at this time,” said

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BREAKING: Wichita State removes interim tag from Brown

Wichita State director of athletics Darron Boatright announced Friday that he will remove the interim tag from men’s basketball coach Isaac Brown. Brown has verbally agreed to a five-year deal and will be formally introduced on Monday as the 26th full-time coach in program history. Brown will also become the first Black men’s basketball coach ever to lead

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Baitey joins Emory U MBB staff

Emory Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jason Zimmerman has announced that former Eagle Gebereal Baitey has joined the staff as assistant coach.  Baitey replaces Kevin Sullivan who took a job in the private sector.  Baitey competed for Emory from 2015-16 through 2018-19, appearing in 105 games and drawing 54 starting assignments.  When he wrapped up his

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NCAA overturns Georgia Tech basketball penalties; Upholds show-cause order for LaBarrie

The NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee has overturned scholarship reductions and recruiting penalties for the Georgia Tech men’s basketball program. In its decision, the appeals committee determined the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions must reconsider the scholarship reductions penalty it had prescribed. However, Appeals Committee upheld its finding that former Tech assistant coach

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Hoop Insights: The Muss Bus is Rolling

by Aaron Hanshaw | Just Play Sports Solutions | Analytics Academy Every year, as the end of the regular season nears, we see some top teams falter in surprising ways. Top-ranked teams go down to bottom-feeders, and streaks come to an end. Whether it’s players with an eye on the postseason or just a lack of respect for teams at

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Former assistant lands South Carolina on 2-yr NCAA probation

Lamont Evans, a former South Carolina men’s basketball assistant coach violated NCAA ethical conduct rules when he accepted between approximately $3,300 and $5,800 in bribes from an individual associated with a professional sports agent, according to a decision released by the Division I Committee on Infractions. The PDF to the full decision can be found

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UPDATED: 2021 College Basketball Coaching Changes Tracker

UPDATED: 2/24/21 It’s that time of year again… We’ve officially launched the 2021 HoopDirt.com Coaching Changes Tracker, where we keep track of the movement at all levels of college basketball. The COVID pandemic slowed things down last off-season – what will this year bring? There has been a bunch of movement already (and more coming

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