The part-time painter double-majored in art history and sociology and finished with a 3.0 GPA. “I’ll take it,’’ Coby said. “It was extremely hard playing Division I [with two majors]. You have to really be disciplined with time management.” Coby said he believes NBA scouts essentially ignore Columbia. “[Spanish League] was the only thing I had,’’ Coby said. “It 100 percent hurt me. My teammate [Luke Petrasek of the Hornets’ G-League team], it hurt him as well. There’s always going to be people telling you [that] you can’t. You can’t listen to it. I’m 100 percent trying to make it in the NBA. I got my foot in the door. I’m here. You keep working and never know what can happen.”
Marc Berman: Columbia in the house. According to source, F Jeff Coby will sign his #Knicks contract Sunday.
By removing Noah from the roster, the Knicks can officially sign former Columbia forward Jeff Coby to the 20-man training-camp roster.
Ian Begley: Columbia’s Jeff Coby has agreed to a deal with the Knicks, league sources confirm. Coby, a Hatian National Team standout, has worked out w/the Knicks in informal sessions recently and impressed the staff. The Coby agreement was first reported by @NicolaLupo99.
September 21, 2021 | 2:49 am EDT Update
Who would Wolves staff consider to be early candidates for the most improved player on the roster? 2) Do the Wolves see McKinley Wright IV as a sort of “Pat Bev-in-training”? 3) Will there really be a concerted effort to apply full-court defensive pressure? — @Tresio The two players I have heard a lot of buzz about looking great in workouts: McDaniels and (drum roll, please) … Russell. Sounds like he is locked in right now.
The 21-year-old guard should thrive in pick-and-roll action with Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley as rim rollers, while the addition of Lauri Markkanen, who shot 40.2 percent from downtown last season, will help space the floor and open pick-and-pop opportunities. “I think Garland’s kind of gotten lost in the shuffle in terms of people knowing who he is because of Colin Sexton,” an NBA scout opined. “If he stays healthy, I like picking him.”
Myles Turner: Top – April 280 lbs 14% Body Fat Bottom – September 255 lbs 8.5% Body Fat Off Season Well Spent 💪🏾
I have heard A-Rod and the new ownership is bully on the Wolves. What major moves do you predict they will make to improve the product in the next couple years? — @SPORTSviKINGs17 So far, it appears like the immediate target is just modernizing things, bringing a franchise that has often been at the back of the pack to more of the cutting edge when it comes to technology and innovation — that sort of thing. Of course, the main goal will be to make the Timberwolves more competitive on the floor, but I think there is a real emphasis on everything around the basketball, as well. What can be done to change the perception of the organization? They are taking a long look at culture and values and defining characteristics. Those might seem like mumbo jumbo to dyed-in-the-wool hoop heads, but those are things that Lore and Rodriguez are very familiar with in their other businesses. They can dive in on them right away as they work to get up to speed on the intricacies of basketball, the collective bargaining agreement and the team in general.