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Jonathan Wasserman: Santa Clara’s Brandin Podziemski gave scouts another reason to take him seriously with a 38-point game saturday. Obviously the shotmaking pops first but the timing of his first steps and bursts + runner/floater touch works well for 2PT scoring. Should be in the draft discussion.

Billy Packer, a Sports Emmy award winner and college basketball broadcaster for more than three decades, died at the age of 82, his family announced Thursday. “The Packer Family would like to share some sad news,” his son Mark shared on Twitter. “Our amazing father, Billy, has passed. We take peace knowing that he’s in heaven with Barb. RIP, Billy.”

LeBron James on Bronny playing at Oregon next season: 'There's a chance'

LeBron James said Sunday that “there’s a chance” his oldest son will play at Oregon next season and that he discussed the possibility with Altman last summer during an encounter on the Nike campus. “Dana knows,” James said. “He knows the interest. And it’s mutual.” James confirmed Altman hasn’t offered Bronny a scholarship, but dismissed the notion that it could mean the interest is actually a little more one-sided than LeBron had suggested. “I think Bronny can go to any college he wants to,” LeBron said.
“He’s going to make his own decision,” James said. “But there’s a chance.” UO and James share an obvious connection with Phil Knight and Nike. It would be foolish to ignore that as a factor, but James on Sunday put the focus instead on what Altman has built in Eugene and what it could do for Bronny’s career.