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The Basketball Tournament, a single-elimination event in which the winning team will earn $1 million, will feature more than 40 former NBA players, including Royce White, Nate Robinson and Brian Scalabrine. The event began a year ago with a prize of $500,000 and featured 55 teams. This season, the field will include 97 teams after the open application process closed last week. The tournament will begin July 10-12, and the field will be split up into four regions: Philadelphia (Northeast), Atlanta (South), Chicago (Midwest) and Los Angeles (West).
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Hearing PG Jordan Taylor turned down a pair of NBA Western Conference camp invites to sign with Hapoel Holon.
Jordan Taylor will play the NBA Summer League with the Toronto Raptors. The PG spent his rookie season as pro with Virtus Roma’s jersey. Taylor has a contract for next season with Virtus Roma with an NBA escape.
Jordan Taylor re-signed with Virtus Roma for one more year, as Sportando anticipated yesterday. The new contract of the American PG is till June 2014. In the new agreement there is also an NBA Escape to exercise by August 1.
Bryan Colangelo was yesterday in Rome to see the practice of Virtus. The president and GM of the Toronto Raptors talked with the three NBA prospects of Virtus at the end of practice: Gigi Datome, Gani Lawal and Jordan Taylor. Gigi Datome was the main reason of Colangelo’s trip in the Italian capital. The captain of Virtus Roma could move to the NBA next season, despite one year remaining on his contract with Virtus.
Jordan Taylor is leaning toward accepting an offer to play on the Milwaukee Bucks’ Summer League team in Las Vegas next month. The former star point guard for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball wasn’t among the 60 picks in Thursday night’s NBA draft, so he’ll try to make a roster as an undrafted free agent.
The Timberwolves will work out a group of potential draft picks Tuesday at their workout facility in Target Center. The workouts are closed to the public. Among those who will take part include: Royce White, F, Iowa State; Jordan Taylor, G, Wisconsin; Drew Gordon, F, New Mexico; Draymond Green, F, Michigan State; Reggie Hamilton, G, Oakland University; Herman Pope, F, Seton Hall.
The Bucks opened a series of draft workouts Sunday at the Cousins Center, a session heavy on guard talent and featuring Marquette’s Darius Johnson-Odom and Wisconsin’s Jordan Taylor. Also competing in the six-player workout were 6-7 senior guard Kris Joseph of Syracuse, 6-6 senior guard Chris Johnson of Dayton, 6-5 freshman guard Tony Wroten of Washington and 6-4 junior guard Jared Cunningham of Oregon
Marquette’s Darius Johnson-Odom and Wisconsin’s Jordan Taylor were among a group of six guards working out for the Bucks on Sunday at the Cousins Center. Johnson-Odom revealed he received some friendly advice Saturday night from Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant. The advice came in a text message not long after Durant scored 18 of his 36 points in the final 7 minutes of the Thunder’s 109-103 playoff victory over the San Antonio Spurs. “I have a good friend in Kevin Durant and texted him last night about the game,” Johnson-Odom said. “He texted me back as soon as he got it. “He said, ‘It’s going to be hectic this month. You’ve just got to stay focused and stay faithful.’ He said, “It will all work out for you.’ I’m able to talk to him. He’s helping me out because he likes my game and he likes the person I am.”
Notable players not on the invite list include Wisconsin All-American point guard Jordan Taylor, Gonzaga’s Robert Sacre and Villanova’s Maalik Wayns and Dominic Cheek.
The NBA released the official list of 60 players invited to attend the 2012 NBA Draft combine on June 7-8 in Chicago. The event includes skill drills, scrimmages, athletic and psychological testing and interviews with players projected to be in the draft lottery. The order for the lottery is scheduled to be determined May 30. All six Kentucky players who entered the draft will attend. Among players not on the list is Wisconsin All-American point guard Jordan Taylor. Gonzaga’s Robert Sacre, Villanova’s Maalik Wayns and Dominic Cheek were also not on the initial NBA list of invites: Quincy Acy, Baylor. Harrison Barnes, North Carolina.
Jordan Taylor will play in the Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational that begins Wednesday. The invitational, in its 60th year, features 64 of the nation’s top seniors competing in a four-day, 12-game tournament. NBA scouts attend the invitational and assess the talent. Taylor helped lead the Badgers to an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance this season.
10. Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin – Smart point guard led the country in assist-turnover ratio, but I can’t get his awful NCAA tournament out of my mind: 8-for-35, and he was terrible in a loss to eventual runner-up Butler (four turnovers, five missed free throws). 9. Tyler Zeller, North Carolina – I maintain that if Harrison Barnes hadn’t been 3-point trigger-happy (2-for-9) in the Final 8 last year, Zeller (9-of-12, 21 points) would have beaten Kentucky. Zeller needs 15-20 shots per game. 8. Anthony Davis, Kentucky – John Calipari coached Marcus Camby about 15 years ago. Camby took UMass to the Final 4 and was the National Player of the Year. Calipari said Davis is a little ahead of where Camby was as a freshman. 7. Austin Rivers, Duke – Enamored with his game, insanely curious whether or not the likely 1-and-done star guard will fit into Coach K’s system. 6. Perry Jones, Baylor – He’ll lead Baylor to the Big 12 title. Note: I thought Kansas State would usurp Kansas last year. Didn’t happen.