Dick Weiss

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    United States dominating competition in U 17 World Championships.

    ZARAGOZA, Spain– Is the United States’ U 17 that much better than the rest of the competition in the youth World Championships here? It would appear so, based on this past week’s pool play. The U.S. have blitzed Tawain,119-45; Turkey, 84-66; and Egypt, 104-57, to finish unbeaten in Pool A and will...

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    U.S. finally solidifies men’s Olympic basketball roster

    ZARAGOZA, Spain– USA Basketball announces its final 12-man roster for this year’s summer Olympics in Rio today in New York City but word has already leaked out about who will be on the team. It bares little resemblance to the talent filled 1992 Dream Team with Michael Jordan that won its games...

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    Is Michael Porter Jr. the next Kevin Durant?

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– USA Basketball’s U 18 Tournament of the Americas team has long been a launching...

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    Fultz Makes Meteoric Rise to USA Basketball Stardom.

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– The last time we heard about a fairy tale like Markelle Fultz, it concerned...

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    Carter’s Act Plays Well in U.S. Basketball’s U17 World championship tryouts.

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– Wendell Carter Jr. has no problem playing a leading role on CP3, his Nike...

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    USA Basketball U17s announce finalists for World Championships.

    UBA Basketball completed its initial cuts for the upcoming U17 World Championships in Zaragoza, Spain today at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Following four training sessions involving 36 hopefuls, 18 finalists were selected. They include 6-10 forward Brown of Woodcreek HS in Roseville, Calif., 6-6 guard Troy Brown of Centennial...

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    US Olympic women’s basketball team to conduct three game exhibition tournament in States

    The U.S. women’s national basketball team will host a four-team, three city exhibition tournament from July 27 through 31 before heading to Rio for the Olympics. The Americans will face France, Canada and Australia, playing games in Delaware, Connecticut and New York City. The tournament tips off July 27 at the University...

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    LeBron still undecided on Rio

    Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward LeBron James, a veteran of three Olympics and the star of the United State’s last two gold medal teams in 2008 and 2012, is still noncommittal about participating in this summer’s games at Rio. James, who was supposed to the highest profile player of this team along with two...

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    Curry Withdraws from Rio

    The U.S. Olympic senior men’s team just lost a huge chunk of its star power. Steph Curry, the Golden State Warriors 6-4 guard who won back to back MVP Trophies, has opted to take a pass on Rio because of a sore knee that has been bothering him throughout the playoffs. Curry...

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    Gasol Considers Skipping Rio

    PHILADELPHIA– Fears of the Zika virus are beginning to infect the thinking of some international basketball stars in regards to participating in the Rio Olympics this summer. Pau Gasol, the 7-1 center who led Spain to a pair of silver medal finishes in 2008 and 2012 summer games, is openly talking about...

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    Kingsway NJ Regional High celebrates Naismith Hall of Fame inductee George Raveling.

    WOOLWICH, N.J.– This has been a busy last five days for George Raveling. The 78-year old Nike Director of Global Basketball gave the commencement speech at Villanova last Friday before a sellout crowd at the Pavilion on the Philadelphia Main Line campus and received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from his...

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    Kris Dunn Overcomes Adversity on the way to the NBA lottery.

    CHICAGO– If Providence College’s 6-4 All American point guard Kris Dunn had left school early to enter the NBA at the end of his red shirt sophomore season last year, no one would have blamed him. Dunn spent a large part of his early life in a two bedroom apartment in the...

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    Ferguson, USA light up Internationals in Nike Hoop Summit

    PORTLAND, Ore.– Terrance Ferguson is undecided on his future after de-committing from Alabama. The 6-6 McDonald’s All American guard from Advanced Prep International in Dallas, may have sent out a hint when he wore an Arizona shirt to practice this week, but Kansas and Baylor are still in the mix. Ferguson is...

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    Nova Claims NCAA Title In Dramatic Fashion

    HOUSTON– It was the most dramatic finish I can remember in my 44 years of covering the...

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    Nova stands on the brink of immortality.

    HOUSTON– Villanova has not taken a traditional path to Monday night’s NCAA tournament championship game against ACC blue blood North Carolina here at monstrous 71,000-seat Stadium. There are no NBA first round draft picks on this Big East team and no one and dones on this roster. This is not Kentucky or...

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    Villanova lights up Oklahoma in national semi-finals.

    HOUSTON– In this unpredictable college basketball season, this was one of those unpredictable moments. Villanova wiped out whatever bitter memories remained of its ugliest loss of the season last night. The Wildcats scorched Oklahoma, 95-41, to advance to the NCAA championship game against North Carolina here Monday night before a sellout crowd...