ESPN ranked the top 50 rising stars in the NBA and Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert came in at No. 7 on the list.
Of Gobert, ESPN wrote, "Since the start of last season, opponents are shooting just 42 percent on shots within 5 feet of the basket against Gobert, the lowest figure allowed by any player."
As part of the ranking, they also released a short video that talks about Gobert as the best defender in the NBA.
Elder Harvey Langi headed to the NFL
It has been more than three years since NFL hopeful and former BYU playmaker Harvey Langi returned home from his two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but his draft profile for the NFL Combine refers to him as Elder as pointed out by Matt Brown on Twitter.https://twitter.com/MattSBN/status/831905538187345920
Dillon Brooks and his famous flop against Utah featured
Tal Pinchevsky of the New York Times looked at the play of Oregon star Dillon Brooks. As part of the article about Brooks, Pinchevsky first focused on Brooks' flop against the University of Utah.
After talking about Brooks' expectations for the season, Pinchevsky wrote, "What he never predicted was that to do any of that, he also would have to overcome viral video infamy."
Pinchevsky then quoted Brooks before breaking down the play in great detail, saying, "trying to defend Utah’s Sedrick Barefield as he dribbled in from the wing, Brooks tumbled backward — despite a glaring lack of contact — before flailing mid-descent and landing on the opposite side of the court."
After showing the video of the famous flop, Pinchevsky continued, "It was a spirited embellishment that Brooks had hoped would get him a foul call. What it got him instead was widespread infamy on social media, as reporters and fans alike crowned the play the worst flop they had ever seen."