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Why Tyler Roberson can be a consistently dominant rebounder for Syracuse

first_imgST. LOUIS – A video of Baylor’s Taurean Prince describing what a rebound is went viral after the Bears’ loss to Yale in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament. The simple question posed to Prince after the game: “How does Yale outrebound Baylor?”“You go up and grab the ball off the rim when it comes off and then you grab it with two hands,” Prince said, straight-faced but with more than a hint of sarcasm, “and you come down with it and that’s considered a rebound. So they got more of those than we did.”That may be how the majority of rebounds come, but the way Syracuse’s Tyler Roberson has asserted himself as a force on the boards this season extends beyond that. Many of Roberson’s rebounds come in scrums, where he doesn’t grasp the ball with two hands at its peak, but rather tips it with one. Then it’s back to two feet on the ground for each player involved and the aerial competition for a ball still in the air ensues.Roberson’s second jump, the height of his jump to contest for a tipped ball after he’s already jumped once, is what allows him to corral 50-50 balls in the air. He’s totaled 27 rebounds in the 66 minutes he’s played during the NCAA Tournament — averaging a rebound about every two minutes and 27 seconds he’s on the court — and provided a boost on the glass for a Syracuse (21-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) team seeded 10th in the Midwest Region, but set for a matchup with No. 11 seed Gonzaga (28-7, 15-3 West Coast) in the Sweet 16 in Chicago on Friday night.“His second jump, which is I think a rarity, his second jump is as quick and as explosive as his first,” said Dave Boff, Roberson’s coach at Roselle Catholic (New Jersey) High School. “I think that that really helps him get a lot of those second-tip rebounds that a lot of guys don’t get.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAgainst Middle Tennessee State in the Round of 32, Roberson grabbed eight rebounds in the first half. On one sequence, he blocked a Reggie Upshaw shot, tipped the ball up in the air before others contested it and eventually came down with the ball secured in his two hands.Later in the half, MTSU’s Perrin Buford missed a jump shot but followed the ball when it hit off the rim and tipped it up in the air. Roberson skied over Buford near Syracuse’s bench and secured the ball at its peak. He drew a foul while curling his left arm around the ball and untangling his right from Buford’s grasp.Roberson’s father, Edmon Roberson, said his son’s vertical jump hasn’t been measured since his freshman year of college, but that he boasts a 7-foot-3 wingspan. DraftExpress.com has measured prospects’ wing span-height relationship since 1987. There have been 82 players evaluated during that period that are measured at Roberson’s height of 6 feet 8 inches. Of that sample size, the average wingspan was 7 feet, one-sixth inch, giving Roberson an almost 3-inch advantage over the standard in addition to his second bounce off the ground.“I think it’s my second jump and also just going after it,” Roberson said. “Coach Boff is definitely right. I think it’s really crucial. It really helps me get a lot rebounds.”Up next for Roberson and the Syracuse frontcourt is Gonzaga, which boasts 6-foot-11 Domantas Sabonis. The Lithuanian has grabbed 26 rebounds in the Bulldogs’ first two Tournament wins and averages 11.7 on the season. Roberson is more than three rebounds below that at 8.4 boards per game and his inconsistency on the glass, which SU head coach Jim Boeheim has harped, has plagued his average.By total rebounds per game, Sabonis is the best rebounder Syracuse will face all season. He ranks seventh in the country in that category, but a year ago his wingspan was measured at 6 feet 10.5 inches, according to DraftExpress.Syracuse will counter the player who anchors the Bulldogs down low with the length of Roberson and Tyler Lydon, and possibly even the bounce of Malachi Richardson. But the Orange’s ability to neutralize one of the country’s best rebounders on the glass may hinge in part on the length of one player’s arms and the capability of his two feet.“He has a quick jump and if we can’t get it and we can kind of get it up in the air, we’ve got guys that have a lot of quick twitches,” SU assistant coach Adrian Autry said. “They get up off the ground fast, especially Tyler Roberson.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 23, 2016 at 9:44 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

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Woman’s death remains mystery

first_imgEditor’s note: Today begins a new weekly feature spotlighting unsolved crimes. A new case will be highlighted each Sunday. The cases run the gamut from the grisly to the bizarre. But they all share one thing in common: all remain unsolved. It has been nearly two years since two plastic bags dumped on Lexington-Gallatin Road in Pico Rivera yielded a woman’s head, arms and legs. Her torso turned up later in a Los Angeles trash bin. But her name and her killer remain unknown. Two of Un Sam Lee’s friends who hadn’t heard from her made a noontime visit to her condominium complex in the 13200 block of Gainsway Court in La Mirada. They discovered her bound, gagged and dead. The couple called lawyers first, then notified deputies, according to Detective Phil Martinez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau. Martinez said the 47-year-old Lee was asphyxiated. Five years later, the investigator is nearly certain that several people were involved in Lee’s death. And it wasn’t a random killing, Martinez added. “I had reason to believe it was a home-invasion robbery,” he said, adding that the suspects used a very unique way to enter the condo. “She was targeted. She probably knew her killers, based on evidence recovered at the scene and the investigation,” he said. But Martinez is keeping mum about the evidence and how the killers gained entry into Lee’s place. “We have certainly not ruled out anybody at all,” he said. Detective Jeffrey Leslie said Lee’s white Mercedes-Benz wasn’t taken, but her condo was ransacked. Leslie said co-workers last saw Lee on April 4 as she left her business, Happy Spa, in Santa Monica. Martinez said Lee didn’t have family here and recently married a 39-year-old man in Korea. Relatives had said she arrived in her La Mirada condo less than two weeks before the murder. The husband told Korean media that he last spoke to Lee April 5 and that her cell phone was abruptly cut off. After she was killed, detectives said, her family contested the marriage, contending it was not binding. Lee owned three to four massage spas in Los Angeles and Orange counties, as well as a hotel/ski resort in Korea, Martinez said. She came over from Korea, worked for various massage spas in both counties, then became an owner of several of these spas, he added. Detectives suspect Lee might have rubbed elbows with the wrong crowd. The case has taken investigators to Reno, Las Vegas and other parts of Nevada, but the solution, so far, escapes their grasp. Lee’s killing was the only homicide in La Mirada in 2002; one of 15 murders that year recorded in the sheriff’s Norwalk Station’s jurisdiction. Of the 317 homicides reported to the Sheriff’s Department in 2002, detectives solved 156 and determined 11 were unfounded. Anyone with information is asked to call sheriff’s Detective Phil Martinez at (323) 890-5629. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Then there is the armed robber who apologized while holding up a La Mirada bank – twice – and a Hacienda Heights bank last year. He is still on the loose. And the search continues for the killers of a La Mirada woman who was found bound, gagged and asphyxiated in her condominium four years ago. For frustrated detectives, unsolved cases like these exist in a state of limbo. Leads dry up, witnesses are scarce and sometimes victims remain unidentified. But often a single tip can yield the solution to a local mystery that has languished in the unsolved files for years. April 6, 2002 last_img read more

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DeMarcus Cousins “unlikely” to play again this season

first_imgAfter Cousins received an MRI on Tuesday morning, the Warriors ruled Cousins out … Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND — The Warriors consider it “unlikely” DeMarcus Cousins will return at any point in the NBA playoffs after being diagnosed with a torn left quad muscle, according to a league source. Click here if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.last_img

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Is consumer AR dead? Nope, says ODG, showcasing new glasses at CES

first_imgOsterhout Design Group (ODG) have announced new augmented reality (AR) glasses at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, keen to show the world that AR in the consumer market is not dead.The augmentation of objects works similar to the tech used in Microsoft’s Hololens, which can place them on real-world objects rather than a simple overlay onto a solid surface. To get technical for a sec: The R-8 and R-9 glasses are both powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 835 processor and run ODG’s own Android 7.0 Nougat fork, Reticle OS.See Also: Wearables find themselves increasingly going to workThe R-9 is the most expensive of the two, costing around $1,800. For that, customers will receive a 50-degree field of view, 1080p resolution, and a 13MP camera that can record 4K video. The glasses have an extension port to attach specialized modules, like an infrared camera, a feature specifically for the industry.Could mean cheaper AR for consumersFor more general consumers, the R-8 slashes $800 off the price but comes with a lower 720p resolution and a modest 40-degree field of view. It has no expansion port, but is lighter, at 4.5 ounces to the R-9’s 6.5 ounces.“As consumers look for more and more out of their mobile devices, we are seeing a shift taking place towards a new era of mobile computing,” said Ralph Osterhout, ODG founder and CEO. “This is so much bigger than just a device; it’s about a whole new computing medium that will transform how we interact and discover information and engage with people and objects in the world around us.”ODG expects to ship the R-8 and R-9 glasses in the second half of 2017.It recently completed a funding round and partnered with China Mobile’s Migu Video to fund the project. The expenses have been covered; now ODG is looking at building its content portfolio through a partnership with 21st Century Fox’s Innovation Lab, to ensure that consumers have something to do with the glasses. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Tags:#Android#AR#Augmented Reality#CES2017#ODG#Osterhout Design Group#Qualcomm David Curry Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Follow the Puck Related Posts Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

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The Only Thing Necessary

first_imgWhere do you draw the line?What do you stand for? What do you oppose with every fiber of your being?When will enough finally be enough?What has to happen for you to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves? Or for those who are afraid to speak for themselves? To whom will you lend your voice?What has to happen for you to forget what other people will think about you and for you to act for someone who can’t act on their own?When will you stand up for what is good and right, even though you may find yourself standing alone (though, I doubt you will stand alone for long).Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Good women, too.You have the power to do something. You have the power to say something. You can make a difference. The question is, “Will you?” Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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India as the cynosure of all eyes

first_imgDesi mania, Hindustani furore, or desi fever, call it what you will but India is in fashion. Currently India is the biggest international trend. Once a far dream, the transition from “trendbots” to trend-setters is now a reality. Brand India is in vogue, it is the flavour of the season across platforms- whether it is fashion, music, celebrities or sports.The IT revolution, “India shining,” the call centre craze and luxury brands were phase one that positioned us as an important global face; but a new era ushers in a fresh focus.International designers, celebrities and musicians are all trying to make in-roads into our urban hubs. The latest wave of global names that have recently launched their stores in the country include brands like Hackett, Simon Carter, Roberto Cavalli, to name a few. Renowned musicians and DJs are booking gigs here as well. The prestigious lineup boasts of big names like Enrique Iglesias, Norah Jones, Pitbull and Sean Paul who will perform this year while Megadeath, Lady Gaga, Avici, David Guetta, and Shakira have already seen packed houses. 2011 saw the successful launch of Formula 1 and its second season has all eyes focused on us.Conversely, fashion weeks abroad boasted of designers who featured India inspired collections for Spring/Summer 2013. Haute couture fashion labels and celebrity favourites like Marchesa, Vera Wang, Jean Paul Gaultier, Mathew Williamson, Joseph Altuzarra and Etro all presented India inspired collections. The sexy sari, the slinky churidar and the humble kurti were introduced in a unique avatar.While it’s not the first time that India has inspired fashion what was first a one-off thing is now a mainstream rage. Desi celebrities like Sonam Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut are getting front row seats at London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks. Even footwear, and ethnic Indian jewellery like Polki necklaces and earrings are a favourite on the international red carpet.The obsession with Frieda Pinto may very well be replaced by a fascination for actress Priyanka Chopra, Bollywood’s latest entrant on the international circuit. Piggy Chops launched her singing career with an international debut, being signed by an international record label.China may very well be eons ahead of us in the superpower race but we might just beat them when it comes to fashion and accessories. It’s designers of Indian origin like Prabal Gurung, Rachel Roy, Manish Arora and Bibhu Mohapatra that are dressing political heavyweights across the world and by the looks of it 2013 is all set to be an Indian summer.Ash has runway ablazeBollywood’s leading celebrities are busy attending Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s wedding, however, tinsel town’s favourite bahu, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is busy at work.The leading actress was in the capital on Monday to unveil the new Longines Saint Imier Collection of watches and celebrate its 180th anniversary.The leading actress walked the runway looking absolutely glamorous in a body hugging black gown.Ash seems back in shape and well on her way to regaining a sexy and slim figure. Silencing her critics, Aishwarya showed off a toned fit figure and even flaunted enviable curves in this floor length number.A silly slanging matchStolen designs and spiteful words are a regular feature in India’s fashion story.The latest scandal involves two leading designers, Manish Malhotra and Ritu Kumar; their sorry saga revolves around the Saifeena wedding. Both maintain they designed Kareena’s much talked about wedding ensemble.First it was Ritu Kumar who released a sketch of the ensemble to the press but Manish Malhotra countered her claim. “I am doing Kareena Kapoor’s wedding not Ritu Kumar… For the past two weeks, workers in my unit have been restoring Sharmila ji’s old wedding lehenga that Bebo will wear for her nikaah on the 16th,” he told a daily.While Ritu Kumar remains tight lipped, actress and Saif Ali Khan’s mother Sharmila Tagore came to her defence, stating, “I had given Ritu my mother in law’s wedding gharara to be restored and embellished and she has been working on it for a while now. Kareena is wearing that for the wedding ceremony. As for Manish Malhotra, he is a dear friend of hers (Kareena) and is doing the other wedding outfits, as well as some for different functions.”PM’s dressing sets the tone for her visitAustralian Prime Minister Julia Gillard arrived in the capital on Monday on a three-day official visit to the country.While the diplomatic talks being held between the two nations are aimed at improving bilateral ties, diplomatic fashion may well be the very first step.Dressed in a formal black skirt-suit, paired with a royal blue blouse, it was clearly evident that Gillard means business.It is a fact well known that power dressing ostensibly plays a big part when trying to project a certain image; this official deglamorised first look served that purpose to the T. Gillard is famous for her prim and proper attire and usually sticks to business suits. Even on day two, for a visit to a cricket camp for underprivileged kids at Asha project site, she stuck to her signature style, opting to wear a chic white jacket paired with navy blue trousers. She was spotted cheering on young girls while they played a game of cricket.Just when one thought that Ms Gillard would keep up the strong look and dress in monotones for the duration of her visit, later in the day she surprised everyone by wearing a bright orange blazer.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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18 days agoTottenham confirm Lloris out until 2020

first_imgTottenham confirm Lloris out until 2020by Freddie Taylor18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham have confirmed Hugo Lloris will miss the rest of 2019.The French goalkeeper dislocated his elbow in a freak incident against Brighton on Saturday.In a statement, Tottenham said: “Hugo Lloris has undergone further assessment this morning after sustaining a dislocated elbow in our match against Brighton on Saturday.”The findings have shown that although surgery will not be required, our Club Captain has suffered ligament damage and is not expected to return to training before the end of 2019.”Hugo is currently in a brace and will now undergo a period of rest and rehabilitation under the supervision of our medical staff at Hotspur Way.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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American Jewish Leader urges King Mohammed VI to “stop” controversial anti-Israeli…

first_imgCasablanca- A global Jewish human rights organization addressed a letter to king Mohamed VI urging him stop a draft law that seeks to criminalize normalized relations with Israel.The draft law aims to strengthen the legal arsenal against “trade”, “financial”, “banking” and “insurance operations” with Israel. A restriction would also be placed on “the participation of Moroccans, both those residing in the Kingdom or in Israel, in activities held in the Jewish state. According to the draft law, which was presented by five parliamentary groups, the presence of Israelis in Morocco would be strictly prohibited, and would be deemed an “offense” punishable by “two to five years of imprisonment and a fine between MAD 100,000 and MAD 1 million.”Dr. Shimon Samuels, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations, sent the letter to King Mohammed VI during his visit to the United States. In his letter, Dr. Shimon raised alarm about risks posed by the law on Morocco’s image as a country of tolerance best known for its warm ties with Jewish community around the world: “in your absence, various groups in your Parliament plan to damage Morocco’s reputation for tolerance, its standing as a Western ally and its long history of warm ties with the Moroccan Jewish Diaspora in the United States, Europe and Israel.”He recalled Morocco’s welcome of the Jews in the fifteenth century when they were expelled from Spain, along with the Muslims, and sought refuge in the country: “in 1492, your dynasty welcomed Muslim refugees, together with their Jewish neighbors, both expelled from Christian fundamentalist Spain. These Jewish immigrants contributed greatly to Morocco’s prosperity, just as their departure resulted in a sharp decline in Spanish power”.He also recalled that King Mohamed V, the grandfather of the current king, protected the Jews from the Nazi during the tough times of the second world war, highlighting that “over 250,000 of your former subjects still recall with affection the World War II protection they enjoyed from your grandfather, King Mohammed, in the face of the anti-Semitic laws of the Vichy-France administration. Thousands of Jews, most of them Israeli, now annually visit Morocco as tourists, pilgrims to Jewish grave-sites or business and cultural delegations.”The SWC’s director went on to explain the content of  the draft law when he said,“ Your Majesty, behind your back, a number of political parties aim to ram through Parliament a law, entitled ‘Criminalizing Normalization with the Israeli Entity.’ The law intends to prohibit all participation in activities of Moroccan citizens and residents in which Israelis or Israeli organizations are involved, with punishments of 2 to 5 years imprisonment plus fines of 10,000 to 100,000 euros. The relations to be penalized are listed as ‘economic, political, cultural, artistic or other contacts’”He also indicated the impact the draft bill could have, if approved, on the Moroccan economy and it image at the global level: “this law would not only endanger the Jews remaining in Morocco, it would set a precedent for the exclusion of other minorities, thereby wrecking Your Majesty’s 2011 newly enacted human rights based Constitution. Indeed, it may also deter foreign investment prospects, both current and future”.Dr. Shimon Samuelsargued that “the proposal includes ‘a declaration of diplomatic war’ against all countries that have citizens holding Israeli nationality, as well as against all Moroccans with family ties in Israel, in violation of anti-discrimination provisions of the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), where Morocco holds an observer status.”He concluded by urging the king to interfere in order to stop the draft law and ensure that “this unconstitutional and damaging draft law remains a draft.”Meanwhile, the controversial bill continues to raise concern in Israel. Joel Rubinfeld, co-chairman of the European Jewish Parliament condemns the draft law because it “threatens the opening of Morocco to Israel,” adding that “we must not allow radicalism to take over us.Jewish News One, an English news channel deemed the proposed bill as “anti-Semitic”.On the other hand, Jacky Kadoch, president of the Jewish community in Marrakech-Essaouira insisted that the said bill does not have the slightest chance of being passed in the House of Representatives, believing that “the king will never approve of this law.”The Simon Wiesenthal Center is a global Jewish human rights organization that fights anti-Semitism. According to the center’s official website, the rights group is accredited as an NGO at international organizations, including the United Nations, UNESCO, OSCE, Organization of American States (OAS), the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO) and the Council of Europe. Based in Los Angeles, the Center maintains offices in New York, Toronto, Miami, Chicago, Paris, Buenos Aires, and Jerusalem.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or or redistributedlast_img read more

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