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76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams named NBA Rookie of the Year

Michael Carter-Williams 76ers (2014 photo by TastyPoutine via wikipedia commons)

The NBA has announced that Michael Carter-Williams is the 2013-2014 Rookie of the Year.

The Philadelphia 76ers point guard beat out Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo and former Columbus Northland High School star and Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke, who finished second and third respectively.

The 22-year-old Carter-Williams, formerly of Syracuse University, is 6’6, 185 pounds.

He became only the third player since 1950-51 to lead all NBA rookies in scoring at 16.7, rebounds 6.3 and assists 6.2 joining Oscar Robertson (1960-61) and Alvan Adams (1975-76).

On December 3, 2013, he recorded his first triple-double with 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists in 47 minutes in a 126-125 double overtime victory over the Orlando Magic.

Northland product Burke starting for Michigan basketball team; plays 18 minutes in debut


Trey Burke (3) during time at Northland ( photo)

University of Michigan freshman Trey Burke, from Columbus Northland High School, was in the starting lineup tonight as the Wolverines opened their season against the Ferris State Bulldogs.

Last week in Michigan’s exhibition game, Burke scored seven points, dished out four assists and two steals against Wayne State, a 47-39 victory.

Michigan beat Ferris State, 59-33. A 24-3 run in the 2nd half iced the game. Burke had a typical game for a freshman as he learns the college game: 18 minutes of play, 1-7 from the field, 0-4 from 3-point land, 1-2 on free throws, 4 rebounds and 3 points.

Burke, was the Dispatch All-Metro Player of the year last season.


Info courtesy of the Michigan athletics

Columbus Northland’s Robinson accepts scholarship from UD Flyers


Northland H S basketball team Jalen Robinson is #32 in middle (photo courtesy of OHSAA)

Columbus Northland High School, the 2010-2011 Division I Boys state basketball tournament runnerups. dominated the University of Dayton team camp last weekend and star forward Jalen Robinson was the main reason.

The 6’9 forward came out the camp with a scholarship offer which he accepted quickly on Monday.

Robinson is one of the best players in the Columbus area and City League. He was being recruited by Florida State, Tennessee, UCLA and Wisconsin. He had a scholarship available at several mid-major schools Akron, Kent State, Ohio and Western Kentucky, but he decided on playing for the Flyers and join fellow Columbus City League alumnus, Chris Johnson of Columbus Brookhaven.

Robinson is listed by as one of the nation’s top-150 recruits for next season at #141. Only three Ohio players were ranked by the recruiting service.

Robinson, who averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds, is the Flyers’ first commitment for the 2012 class. UD still has four scholarships to give for that class.

Robinson’s team, Northland are the kingpins of the Columbus City League. They have not lost a City League game since 2006.


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Cincinnati LaSalle plays Columbus Northland in Division I Championship LIVE tonight on our website. HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE presented by SWIFT TAX SERVICES

(courtesy of LaSalle High School)

Northland Vikings (file photo)

The Satch Sullinger era at Columbus Northland High School comes to an end tonight as the popular and successful basketball coach calls it a career in the Ohio Boys Division I Championship Game, Cincinnati La Salle Lancers against the Northland Vikings at 8:30 p.m.

The game can be heard right here on the website. Click here to LISTEN LIVE.

(file photo)


La Salle (25-2) is coached by Dan Fleming, who has been at the school for 20 years with a record of 320-181.

The Lancers were state champions in 1996 and have been state semifinalists in 1967, 1977, 1979.

They have won 9 district titles, 5 regional titles and have only lost to Palm Garden, Florida Dwyer High School, 53-50 and to Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller, 50-45.

La Salle is a member of the Greater Catholic League’s South Division which includes all Cincinnati Schools: Elder, Moeller and St. Xavier.

Their star player is Junior Josh Lemons who was named 2nd team All-Ohio Associated Press.

The Lancers finished third in the final AP Boys Division I Poll.

The Northland Vikings (26-1) are trying to win their second state title in the past three years, are led by the retiring Sullinger, who’s 11-year record at the school is 177-74.

The Vikings are a member of the Columbus City League North Division which also includes Beechcroft, Brookhaven, Centennial, East, Linden-McKinley, Mifflin and Whetstone.

Northland, who is 124-5 over the past five years, finished the final Boys Associated Press Division I poll as the number 2 team.

Northland has won 6 district titles and 2 regional titles.

The Vikings are led by 2011 Ohio Mr. Basketball, 6’1 Trey Burke, averaging 24.3 ppg.

Jared Sullinger named Big Ten Player and Freshman Basketball player of the Week

Jared Sullinger (courtesy of Ohio State athletics)

Jared Sullinger had a record-setting week in Ohio State’s wins over IUPUI and Western Carolina last week to earn his second Big Ten Conference Player of the Week and fifth Freshman of the Week awards.

The 6’9 freshman from Columbus Northland High School, averaged 28.5 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting 64 percent from the field (16-25) and making 25-35 from the foul line (.714).

Against IUPUI, Sullinger scored 40 points, and Ohio State freshman record and the first 40-point game for a Buckeye since 1986. He connected on 12-of-17 shooting and set Ohio State freshman records for both made (16) and attempted (23) free throws.

He battled an illness against Western Carolina, Sullinger scored 17 points in just 22 minutes of playing time. He connected on 9-of-12 from the free throw line and 4-of-8 field goal shooting in Ohio State’s eighth win of the season.

Sullinger’s second player of the week honor marks the first time a Big Ten freshman has earned two in a season since Ohio State’s Greg Oden accomplished the feat in the 2006-07 season.


* 2nd 40-point game by a Big Ten freshman all-time.

* 57th all-time OSU player has scored 35 or more points in a game all-time.

* Last OSU player to score 40 or more points in a game was by Dennis Hopson (41) at Dayton in 1986.

* Last time a Big Ten player scored 40 or more points in a game was by Shawn Respert of Michigan State vs. Indiana on 1/11/95.

Info courtesy of Ohio State athletics