Jonathan Kuminga, the number one player in the class of 2021, reclassified to 2020 and announced that he will be playing for the newly formed G League professional pathway team designed for top prospects.
During the Nike Peach Jam during the summer of 2019, the rising junior averaged 27.4 points, 6 rebounds, and 4.7 assists, which vaulted him to the number 1 ranking player of the class of 2021 entering his junior season, according to ESPN, 24/7, and Rivals.
Spotify launched in 2008, and was available to everyone in the UK by 2009. Being an American, I wasn’t able to access the groundbreaking app until July of 2011, when it was released in the states, in which I signed up immediately.
It was a high school basketball showcase called the Metro Classic in 2018 where I watched one of the most exciting games I’ve ever seen in person. R.J. Barrett, who was the number one high school senior in the nation at the time, led Montverde Academy, the number one team at the time, to a come-from-behind win over Naz Reid and the number 21 ranked New Jersey powerhouse Roselle Catholic at the Harwood Arena on the campus of Kean University, a college in New Jersey about 45 minutes outside of New York City.
“People ask me when the last time I was happy. I genuinely almost always tell them Linsanity. I’m not joking. For two weeks, that was the best,” exclaimed restauranteur David Chang on Bill Simmons’ podcast in May (1 hour, 9 minute mark).
Montclair NJ holds a lot of memories me. A childhood friend grew up there, so I know the town well. They converted an old movie theatre into a music venue called the Wellmont Theatre. With a capacity of 2,600 it felt like the (now defunct) Roseland Theatre or Hammerstein Ballroom got airlifted and plopped into suburban NJ, plus some of the old-timey movie theatre flourishes.
The PrimeTime Shootout is a high school invitational tournament that started in 1976. Players that have appeared include LeBron James Carmelo Anthony, and Dwight Howard. Ever since the Nets moved to Brooklyn, I missed my fix of watching basketball in person.
One of my favorite things about discovering new bands is figuring out who their influences are. When I figure that out, it takes me back to the time when I was listening to those particular bands. These four bands had me mesmerized this year. I hope you appreciate them as much as I did.
Philadelphia’s music scene is one of the most vibrant in the country. Underneath the more higher profile acts War on Drugs and Kurt Vile in a scene in the truest sense of the word. Radiator Hospital play short low-fi power pop songs that run around two minutes. I spoke with frontman Sam Cook-Parrott about his influences, the Philly scene, and his views on the current state of the music industry.