Sunday, June 7th, 2015

 

Two-sport star Connaughton has sights set on the NBA

Pat Connaughton

The prevailing opinion that former Notre Dame guard/fireballing righthander Pat Connaughton prefers baseball over basketball has dogged him like a cranky debt collector for at least the last five years, so much so that Connaughton has had to stage a couple of high-profile public displays of hoops skill to convince people otherwise. The latest came last week at the NBA’s Chicago pre-draft combine, where Connaughton set the Twitterverse ablaze with the hashtag #WhiteMenCanJump after soaring to a 44-inch max vertical leap, easily the best in the combine and tied forRead More


White has extra motivation to make NBA dreams become reality

Aaron White

Five years ago, Aaron White was at a crossroads, staring a major life decision in the face and unsure how to proceed. The decision: where he would spend the next four years of his life, earning a college degree and playing basketball. A long list of suitors had been whittled to two final choices. White’s father Rick suggested writing them on a piece of paper and listing the pros and cons of each. One was Duquesne. The other was Iowa. White had been heavily recruited out of Strongsville, Ohio, whichRead More