Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
The players for the Jordan Brand All-America Game were announced today. The game is slated for April 17 at Madison Square Garden.
2010 Jordan Brand All-American Team
East Team Name Pos Hgt Wgt High School (School Location) College
Reggie Bullock G 6-6 190 Kinston High School (Kinston, NC) North Carolina
Kyrie Irving G 6-2 172 St. Patrick High School (Elizabeth, NJ) Duke
Perry Jones C 6-11 220 Duncanville, TX (Duncanville, TX) Baylor
Jelan Kendrick F 6-7 186 Wheeler High School (Marietta, GA) Memphis
Brandon Knight G 6-3 185 Pine Crest School (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Undecided
C.J. Leslie F 6-8 205 Word of God Academy (Raleigh, NC) Undecided
Roscoe Smith F 6-8 190 Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA) Connecticut
Jared Sullinger C 6-9 265 Northland High School (Columbus, OH) Ohio State
DeShaun Thomas F 6-7 220 Bishop Luers High School (Fort Wayne, IN) Ohio State
GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The Nate Robinson Era with the New York Knicks is officially over.
Robinson and rookie Marcus Landry were dealt to the Boston Celtics for Eddie House, J.R. Giddens and Bill Walker, ESPN.com reported.
Robinson, the co-longest-tenured Knick along with David Lee, stopped by Knicks practice Thursday to say his goodbyes to the team and issued this message on his Twitter feed.
“Love yall for the support over the years, since my rookie year my fans have made it EZ 4 me to LOVE NYC the best place on earth …”
A three-time Slam Dunk champion who was in and out of head coach Mike D’Antoni’s doghouse this season, Robinson is averaging 13.2 points per game. He sat out Wednesday’s game with the Bulls after the Knicks said he had “flu-like” symptoms.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The Knicks will acquire Tracy McGrady in a three-team deal with the Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings, according to ESPN.com, which cited “NBA front-office sources.”
The Knicks will get McGrady and his $23 million expiring contract and Sergio Rodriguez from Sacramento, while the Rockets will acquire Kevin Martin and Hilton Armstrong from Sacramento and Jordan Hill and Jared Jeffries from the Knicks. The Rockets and Knicks will swap first-round picks in 2011 and the Rockets will also receive the Knicks’ 2012 first-round pick.
The 2011 pick is top-1 protected and the 2012 pick is top-5 protected, ESPN.com’s Chad Ford reported.
“Houston bound now,” Hill, the No. 8 pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, wrote on his Twitter feed
Carl Landry, Joey Dorsey and the Knicks’ Larry Hughes will head to Sacramento.