As part of the 2017 USA Basketball Junior National Team minicamp, 18 members of the 2018 high school class were in Colorado Springs over the weekend competing for a spot at April’s Nike Hoop Summit. The camp featured young players who will undoubtedly emerge as NBA prospects down the road, so let’s assess the top 12 in terms of their performance and pro potential.
Here and now seems like a good time and place to look back on how Dave Doc Roberts came to be the manager of a storied franchise in the midst of an epic season.
Here is the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh, and now, Aug. 22, a sudden downpour is soaking Roberts’ walk to the ballpark and driving the autograph-seekers away.
Authentic Mens Eric Fisher Jersey It’s fitting. Roberts is the skipper of the Dodgers, and Clemente started his pro career with their farm club in Montreal in 1954, the same year that Brooklyn player personnel director Al Campanis put The Dodger Way into book form.
The bridge crosses the Allegheny River, which passes through New York State just below Jamestown, which is where Roberts got his professional start in 1994.
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We were a Detroit farm team, he says, but that’s where I first learned the Dodger Way. Our manager was Dave Anderson, the former Dodger shortstop. God, I loved that year. I found out I could actually play professional baseball.
During one of his media availabilities last week, Irving was asked if he had seen plays and sets in which he and Hayward could thrive together this season. Irving’s face lit up and a big smile appeared. When a similar question was put to Horford recently, asking if he has seen glimpses of how Boston’s new Big Three can help one another, his face, too, lights up. Horford can’t muffle a smile as he begins to talk.