The Houston Rockets selected Louisville center Chinanu Onuaku with the No. 7 pick in the second round (No. 37 overall) of the 2016 NBA draft on Thursday night.
2016 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/13W 86-45
- 11/17W 87-52
- 11/21W 89-61
- 11/24W 85-41
- 11/28W 77-57
- 12/23L 71-67
- 12/5W 111-63
- 12/12W 86-53
- 12/16W 94-57
- 12/19W 78-56
- 12/22W 75-47
- 12/23W 98-68
- 12/2612L 75-73
- 1/3W 65-57
- 1/7W 77-72
- 1/10L 66-62
- 1/1420W 59-41
- 1/20W 84-65
- 1/23W 75-71
- 1/27W 91-83
- 1/3011L 63-47
- 2/12W 71-65
- 2/6W 79-47
- 2/8L 72-65
- 2/13L 71-66
- 2/17W 72-58
- 2/2020W 71-64
- 2/24W 67-60
- 2/2712L 73-65
- 3/1W 56-53
- 3/54L 68-46
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Don't sleep on Chinanu Onuaku
The 6-foot-10 big man was the only player in D-1 college hoops to rank in the top 40 in defensive rebound rate and block percentage while at Louisville.
Calipari: If he took it wrong, I apologize
Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari joins Mike Greenberg to clear the air regarding his controversial statements about Louisville coach Rick Pitino. Calipari says his comments were blown up.
Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari on Thursday apologized to Rick Pitino if the Cardinals coach interpreted his recent comment about scandals on campus as directed toward Louisville.
The 2016 NBA draft is just one day away, but it's not too soon to identify future prospects. The next crop of NBA All-Stars will be playing college hoops next season for the nation's top teams.
Kentucky vs. Louisville in NBA draft
Kentucky has dominated Louisville in terms of players selected in the NBA draft through the past seven years. A total of 24 John Calipari-products have been drafted since 2009, while five players from Rick Pitino's program have reached the league in that time.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino said he doesn't "have time to figure out what" Kentucky coach John Calipari meant in recent comments that appeared to be a jab at the Cardinals' program.
After relying on graduate transfers last season, the Cardinals are looking for a longer-term scoring solution.
Onuaku would be Spurs' top option
Chad Ford writes that San Antonio would be best served by drafting Louisville sophomore center Chinanu Onuaku with the 29th overall pick. Onuaku lacks offensive polish, but his defensive skills at the rim would fill a Spurs void. "Grade A" NBA mock draft (Insider)
The appetite for the next reality TV show seems to keep growing. So each top-25 college basketball team must have a candidate for that future show's star. Who's yours?
Freshmen can change the shape of nearly every top-25 college basketball roster, and next season's group is no different. Each top-25 team has a new player to get familiar with.
Rick Pitino raved about Louisville's potential next season while attempting to push past the program's lingering scandal.
Cards fall after Onuaku's departure
Louisville was No. 5 in our April preseason poll. After Chinanu Onuaku decided to stay in the NBA draft, however, the Cardinals are outside of the top 10 in our updated ranking. Way-Too-Early Top 25
Chad Ford provides the latest intel on which players are entering the 2016 NBA draft and which are staying put.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Louisville loses top shot blocker
Chinanu Onuaku will stay in the NBA draft, Rick Pitino tells ESPN. In his sophomore season, Onuaku led the Cardinals in blocks and was second in rebounds.
Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider
Down to 10 decisions before tonight's 11:59 deadline: Roscoe Allen (Stanford); Jaron Blossomgame (Clemson), Nikola Jovanovic (USC), Marcus Lee (Kentucky), Chinanu Onuaku (Louisville), Alec Peters (Valpo), Pascal Siakam (NM State), Caleb Swanigan (Purdue), Melo Trimble (Maryland), Andrew White (Nebraska).
Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider
Official decisions left (14 remain) before tonight's 11:59 deadline: Roscoe Allen (Stanford); James Blackmon (Indiana), Jaron Blossomgame (Clemson), Isaiah Briscoe (Kentucky), Tyler Dorsey (Oregon), Nikola Jovanovic (USC), Marcus Lee (Kentucky), Chinanu Onuaku (Louisville), Alec Peters (Valpo), Pascal Siakam (NM State), Caleb Swanigan (Purdue), Melo Trimble (Maryland), Andrew White (Nebraska), Troy Williams (Indiana).
Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider
Official decisions coming tomorrow for about 20 players who have tested the waters: Roscoe Allen (Stanford); James Blackmon (Indiana), Jaron Blossomgame (Clemson), Isaiah Briscoe (Kentucky), Dillon Brooks (Oregon), Tyler Dorsey (Oregon), Josh Hart (Villanova), Nikola Jovanovic (USC), Marcus Lee (Kentucky), Malik Newman (Miss St), Chinanu Onuaku (Louisville), Alec Peters (Valpo), Pascal Siakam (NM State), Caleb Swanigan (Purdue), Melo Trimble (Maryland), Andrew White (Nebraska), Isaiah Whitehead (Seton Hall), Troy Williams (Indiana).
Michigan State-Duke in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge will pit two of the best recruiting classes in the nation. Here's a look at all the games.
Onuaku on track for NBA draft
Chinanu Onuaku averaged 9.9 points, 8.5 rebounds and two blocks per game in fewer than 25 minutes per contest last season. Jeff Goodman writes that Onuaku is a player who many NBA executives project could slide into the back end of the first round. Will they stay or will they go (Insider)
Louisville sophomore Chinanu Onuaku says he will have a "minor" procedure to correct a heart arrhythmia which was detected during last week's NBA Draft combine in Chicago.
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