Nothing But News: here’s some of what happened this week in basketball news…
November 21-27, 2020
Basketball News of the Week
Former WNBA player and Olympian Yelena Leuchanka was arrested in October in her home country of Belarus after peacefully protesting against President Alexander Lukashenko.
Auburn men’s basketball self-imposed a postseason ban for the 2020-21 season related to the bribery charges against former assistant coach Chuck Person.
The Charlotte Hornets inked would-be free agent Gordon Hayward through a sign-and-trade to a four-year contract worth $120 million after the player opted out of his $34.2 million deal with the Celtics for 2020-21.[stu alias="fivestar1"][/stu]
A number of others swapped teams in the NBA as the free agency period commenced.
Some WNBA players came out in huge support of “The W,” a new mode in NBA2K21 that allows users to access many of the game’s features as a WNBA hooper.
No. 1 Gonzaga pulled away from No. 6 Kansas, 102-90, in the men’s Division I season’s first massive matchup of the year.
The college basketball season tipped off with more than 100 games happening on the campaign’s opening day on Wednesday, but some coaches are openly questioning the decision to play.
WNBA players remain committed to the U.S. Senate race in Georgia, continuing the summer’s effort to support Democratic challenger Rev. Raphael Warnock over Republican Sen. Kelly Leoffler, who is also co-owner of the Atlanta Dream.
FGCU Athletics turned 20 this year, so the Naples Daily News put out a list of the top 10 women’s basketball players in the school’s history.
Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Basketball 2020-21 Preview
Belmont alum Steven Boero came through with an in-depth preview of the likely big players in the 2020-21 men’s OVC – Austin Peay, Belmont, Murray State, Eastern Kentucky, and a couple darkhorse spoilers.
We’ll be back next Friday to give you these same style of quick updates on the basketball news of the week!