Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What to Make of Jared Sullinger

Before he was a two time All-American, Jared Sullinger was a five star recruit with a rating of 100 by ESPN and depending on which scouting group you subscribe to, fell anywhere from five to two among all high school seniors.  He won the Naismith Prep Player of the Year and took his talents to Columbus.    

And now, after averaging over 17 points and nearly 10 rebounds per game over the course of two years at Ohio State, Sullinger will be on the outside looking in at the NBA Draft.  This doesn’t mean he won’t be drafted; Sullinger will likely still fall somewhere in the first round, but only anticipated lottery picks get a draft day invitation. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The 21 Best Songs of Kanye West's Career

Kanye West is the greatest hip-hop artist of today.  Period.  Nobody is as musically gifted and nobody is as personally invested in the lyrics as is Kanye.  His producing abilities alone would place him among the field’s best.  He rarely makes bad songs (although Theraflu makes my head hurt, but I blame DJ Khaled) and all of West’s studio albums (yes, even 808’s) have been miles ahead of what any else is putting out in terms of complexity, substance, and overall listenability.