Tags: Basketball (College)

Willie Naulls, Knicks All-Star and Celtics Champion, Dies at 84

Willie Naulls, a four-time All-Star forward with the Knicks, a member of three consecutive N.B.A. championship teams with the Boston Celtics and one of pro basketball’s early black stars, died on Thursday at his home in Laguna Niguel, Calif. He was 84. The cause was respiratory failure resulting from Churg-Strauss syndrome, a rare condition that…

N.B.A. G League to Offer Prospects $125,000 as Alternative to ‘One and Done’

Elite 18-year-old basketball players will soon have another alternative to playing a “one and done” year at college. The N.B.A. announced Thursday that beginning next year, select players would be able to earn $125,000 to play in its development league, the G League, for a year before entering the N.B.A. draft. After several years of…

That Coach Looks Familiar. And He Is. Welcome Back, Jim Calhoun.

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Sean Witecy knew exactly what he wanted after graduating in 2017 from Elkhorn High School in Nebraska. He wanted a big college. He wanted to play Division I basketball. He tried, with no luck, to play at Creighton and at Texas Christian, which he ended up attending as a freshman but…