Archive - 2007 - Article
By Adi Joseph
When the ball is tipped, hype disintegrates.
[img_assist|nid=3571|title=OJ Mayo - Dustin Snipes/Icon SMI|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=437]O.J. Mayo has learned that the hard way. Rated the top player in his high school class by some, Mayo came to Southern Cal with the intentions of taking the Trojans to new heights. With endless range, great quickness and a nose for the basket, Mayo’s potential was seen as endless.
By Aran Smith
Year of the Freshman, Part 2
By Kevin Duffy
Antonio Gates, Tony Gonzalez and Julius Peppers did it. All three of these one-time basketball stars- gave up their tank-top jerseys and mesh shorts for a helmet and shoulder pads as they entered the world of professional football.
By Adi Joseph
[img_assist|nid=3618|title=Michael Beasley - AP Photo/Charlie Riedel|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=445]You ain’t seen nothing yet. Last season, we watched as Florida toppled a group of heralded freshmen with four juniors, two seniors and a sophomore comprising their rotation. It’s a different year. It’s a different freshman class.
By Nick Prevenas
[img_assist|nid=3620|title=Sean Singletary - Chris Coduto/Icon SMI|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=406]Like most basketball players whose height hovers around 6-foot mark, Sean Singletary plays the game with a chip on his shoulder.
By Simon Dresden
Studs / Rising
The stud of the week honors go to Danilo Gallinari. He was really on shooting the ball going 7/11 from the field for 20 points against Cibona and even though he wasn't as productive as usual in the other categories, it was enough to plant his stock at the top of the list.