INSIDE THE NBA

Friday, February 15th, 2013

INSIDE THE NBA

Friday, February 15th, 2013

BARKLEY’S BACKBOARD BLOG

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

 
SHOOTERS YOU’RE LIKELY TO SEE IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT, NUMBERS 11-15
By: TheKingsburyFactor.com

TheKingsburyFactor.com is your preeminent source for Joycean musings on college three-point shooters, and once was cast as a backup dancer in a Jodeci video, before the director realized it wasn’t a person. Follow us on Twitter at @KingsburyFactor.
 

Here’s our second installment of “Shooters You’re Likely To See in the NCAA Tournament,” this time numbers 11-15, but in reverse.

15. ISAIAH CANAAN (Murray St, 6-foot-1, Senior)

66-of-171 from 3-point range (39 percent)
Average 3-pointers per game: 2.9

What You Need To Know: A strong, rangy guard with a nasty step-back jumper, Isaiah’s a three-year starter. And although he’s leading the Ohio Valley Conference at 21 ppg, he’s actually an even better shooter than he’s shown this year — he shot 46 percent last season and 48 percent as a freshman. He also loves dunking, but we can forgive that in this particular instance.

Game of the Year: He shot 6-of-11 from long range for a cool 32 points against Lipscomb, which is also a good thing to own if you have a mustache. (more…)

BARKLEY’S BACKBOARD BLOG

Monday, February 11th, 2013

COLLEGE ROUNDUP

This was one of the craziest weeks in one of the craziest college hoops seasons we have seen in years. Here’s the best and worst of the week that was, and a primer on who’s rising and who’s sinking. See if you can follow the bouncing ball:

Game of the week: Notre Dame 104, Louisville 101 (5 OT). Is it even close? This game was a snoozer for 39 minutes – until Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant decided to score 12 points in the last 45 seconds to send it into overtime. The unlikely hero for Notre Dame was 6-10 center Garrick Sherman, a transfer from Michigan State who did not play a minute of regulation, but who had 17 points and six rebounds in the five extra sessions to give the Irish the win. (more…)

INSIDE THE NBA

Monday, February 11th, 2013

BARKLEY’S BACKBOARD BLOG

Friday, February 8th, 2013

 
SHOOTERS YOU’RE LIKELY TO SEE IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT, NUMBERS 16-20
By: TheKingsburyFactor.com
 
TheKingsburyFactor.com is your preeminent source for Joycean musings on college three-point shooters, and once was cast as a backup dancer in a Jodeci video, before the director realized it wasn’t a person. Follow us on Twitter at @KingsburyFactor.
 

Apologies to those of who came to this blog expecting to find shirtless jpegs of Ernie Johnson. We’re The Kingsbury Factor, a blog dedicated to finding, documenting and desperately LinkedIn-ing the best 3-point shooters in college basketball. See what we’re all about at TheKingsburyFactor.com, and if you enjoy developing deep, lasting Internet friendships, give us a little follow at @KingsburyFactor.

During the course of the next two fortnights, we’ll be here on Barkley’s Backboard counting down the top 20 best shooters in college basketball you’re likely to see in the NCAA Tournament.This last part is important, so we italicized it. With apologies to Oakland’s Travis Bader and North Florida’s Parker Smith and anyone who plays for 0-20 Grambling State — even if you’re making 20 3s a night, and the net literally burns off NBA JAM-style every time you shoot — you’re not making this list if your team doesn’t have a realistic shot at making The Dance. We’re sorry. It’s not you, it’s your crappy, crappy team.

Anyway, now that all the caveats that our friend who’s dating a lawyer made us say are out of the way, we’re counting down, Casey Kasem-style, 20 to 1 – starting with Nos. 20-16: (more…)