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Mason’s 3 Point Shooting May Boost Draft Position

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Frank Mason's 3-point shooting key to upward-trending draft stock | Smithology |
In 2013, Frank Mason III showed up at the University of Kansas as a 5-foot-11, 185-pound freshman and, given the lack of recruiting buzz around him, a bit of an afterthought. At the time nobody other than Mason envisioned the quiet, compact point guard from Petersburg, Va., transforming into the consensus national player of the year of serious NBA prospect.

KU notebook: High-flying Kenny Gregory still holds NBA Combine vertical jump record
“As far as the vertical I can’t believe no one has broken the record 16 years later. I was telling a friend today that the only thing I remember is I didn’t think I jumped very well that day until I saw the results the next day. Go figure,” Gregory wrote in a Facebook message to The Star from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

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2017 NBA Finals: Cavs-Warriors III could ultimately be decided by these four stats -
The Warriors and Cavaliers face off next week in the NBA Finals for the third straight time. The two teams are separated by a single game over the past two seasons, regular season and playoffs. But there are crucial stats that will decide this series, and here are four among them.

David Stern: Lakers could have traded for Chris Paul, but Mitch Kupchak panicked -
David Stern was an extremely successful commissioner of the NBA. The mark he left helped set up the NBA for the massive levels of success it enjoys today, but there are a few blemishes on an otherwise perfect record. Pushing through the NBA dress code and allowing the SuperSonics to leave Seattle come to mind. However, none are as infamous as the Chris Paul trade veto.

Shaquille O'Neal considers LeBron James a mixture of Michael Jordan, Magic and Shaq -
"He's a mixture of Michael, Shaq and Magic," O'Neal told "Shaq, because he's bigger and stronger than everybody. Michael because he can score whenever he feels like it. And Magic because he does a great job getting everybody else involved. He's been like that his whole career. Even in high school. I knew he was a special guy in high school."

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Trump considers major changes amid escalating Russia crisis - The Washington Post
That includes proposals for more travel and campaign-style rallies nationwide so that Trump can speak directly to his supporters, as well as changes in the pace and nature of news briefings, probably including a diminished role for embattled White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

White supremacist arrested in fatal stabbing of two men after anti-Muslim rant in Portland - LA Times
35-year-old white supremacist with a criminal record has been arrested in connection with the stabbing deaths Friday of two men on a light-rail train in Portland, Ore., who intervened when he began to hurl anti-Muslim epithets at two women, one who was wearing a head scarf, police said.

Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Pioneer, Dead at 69 - Rolling Stone
Gregg Allman, the singer, musician and songwriter who played an essential role in the invention of Southern rock, has died at the age of 69. Allman's rep confirmed to Rolling Stone that the artist died Saturday afternoon.

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Snakes are now hunting in packs, scientists discover - ABC15 Arizona
A scientist from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has discovered that a species of snake, the Cuban boa, hunts in groups, and through teamwork improve their chances of catching prey.