Thursday, June 24, 2010
College basketball's ESPY nominations
By Diamond Leung
Kentucky's John Wall, who is expected to be the first overall pick in today's NBA draft, headlines college basketball's ESPY nominations with two of them. Wall will go up against Ohio State's Evan Turner among others in the category for Best Male College Athlete and is also nominated for Best Breakthrough Athlete.
Here's a rundown of the rest of the college basketball nominees...
Best Championship Performance:
Anthony Johnson's 34-point second-half outburst for Montana in the Big Sky conference championship game against Weber State
Prediction: If big names and big stages have the advantage, it's going to be hard to beat Drew Brees in the Super Bowl.
Northern Iowa shocks top-ranked Kansas in the second round of the NCAA tournament
Prediction: Y.E. Yang beating Tiger Woods in the PGA Championship was also a stunner, but Ali Farokhmanesh and Co. should walk off with the hardware.
Duke gets past Butler in the NCAA championship game
Prediction: Twins over the Tigers in a tiebreaker game? Canada over the USA in overtime for the gold medal? Unlike Gordon Hayward's shot, this one isn't close.
Duke's Mike Krzyzewski
Prediction: Phil Jackson seems to be the current sentiment, but Geno Auriemma could be a dark horse.