Roundup: Isaiah Thomas is the 'most surprising star in NBA history'

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Ben Cohen of the Wall Street Journal believes that Isaiah Thomas is the "most surprising star in NBA history" given where he was drafted (last). The four guys who were selected immediately in front of him in 2011 have never played in the NBA.

Oregon State

Please take the time to read this feature story on Oregon State volleyball star Lanesha Reagan courtesy of Mirin Fader of espnW, as it documents Reagan’s battles with depression, self-harm and eating disorders.


Matt McShane was named Cal volleyball head coach on Tuesday. McShane was the associate head coach for Rich Feller, who retired after 18 years at the helm. Also, read the statements from Cal athletics on rugby player Robert Paylor, who suffered an injury Saturday that paralyzed his lower body and left him with limited motion in his arms.


More LaVar, please: LaVar Ball said Michael Jordan couldn’t sell his shoes for $495 “because he ain’t Lonzo Ball” on FOX Sports 1’s “Undisputed.” Isn’t LaVar the greatest?


Closer Colton Hock broke Stanford’s single-season saves record Tuesday night in the Cardinal’s 4-0 win over USF. ‘Twas his 14th save of the season.


USC women’s golf is in third at the NCAA Albuquerque Regional after 36 holes and in good standing to advance to the NCAA Championships with one round remaining. Props to Robynn Ree for her 2-under 70 on Tuesday.


Oregon softball’s Jenna Lilley and Maggie Balint were named Pac-12 Player of the Week (Lilley) and Pac-12 Freshman and Pitcher of the Week (Balint) for their efforts in leading the Ducks to a sweep of No. 2 Florida State.

Arizona State

This was baseball, not football – Arizona State upset No. 13 Arizona 14-13 Tuesday night in Tucson, led by four-RBI games from Carter Aldrete and Tyler Williams.


And there was a wild one in Provo as well, as Utah baseball outlasted BYU 7-6 in 13 innings thanks to Josh Rose’s game-winning sacrifice fly.

Washington State

Sweet – Washington State is No. 22 in Sports Illutrated’s “way too early” college football top 25 for the 2017 season.


Zack Rosenblatt of the Arizona Daily Star writes that Arizona softball “gets some time to breathe” before the NCAA tournament. The Wildcats wrapped up the Pac-12 title Sunday and have a bye this weekend before regional play starts up the following weekend.


Doug Ottewill of Mile High Sports takes us through a round of golf with Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre, as he gives us some insight into Mac (and his golf game).

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