Three locals on Cincinnati's all-time top 50


Three locals on Cincinnati's all-time top 50

Three former Chicago area standouts have been named among the University of Cincinnati's all-time top 50 basketball players.

They are George Wilson of Marshall, Lloyd Batts of Thornton, and Levertis Robinson of King.

Wilson, generally regarded as one of the top five high school players in state history, led Marshall to state championships in 1958 and 1960, started on Cincinnati's NCAA championship team in 1962 and played on the U.S. Olympic team in 1964. He played in the NBA for seven years.

Batts, who graduated from Cincinnati as the school's second all-time leading scorer behind Oscar Robertson, was a two-time All-Stater at Thornton in 1969 and 1970. He played in Europe for nine years.

Robinson and Marcus Liberty starred on King's 1986 state championship team.

The top five players on Cincinnati's all-time list are Robertson, Jack Twyman, Danny Fortson, Nick Van Excel and Kenyon Martin.

Former Bulls center Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for violating NBA's anti-drug policy

Former Bulls center Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for violating NBA's anti-drug policy

The NBA announced Saturday that it has suspended former Bulls and current Knicks center Joakim Noah for 20 games without pay for violating the league's anti-drug policy.

He tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement called selective androgen receptor modulator LGD-4033, which is prohibited under the current collective bargaining agreement but would not have been under the new CBA starting next year, according to ESPN's Marc Spears.

It was announced in February that Noah would miss the remainder of the season with a left knee injury. His suspension will carry over into the 2017-18 campaign with only 10 games left this year.

Noah averaged 5.0 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game in 46 games in his first of a four-year, $72 million contract with the Knicks.

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Pittsburgh QB Nathan Peterman

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Pittsburgh QB Nathan Peterman

As part of our coverage leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of more than 100 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player.

Nathan Peterman, QB, Pittsburgh

6'2" | 226 lbs.

2016 stats:

2,885 YDS, 60.5 CMP%, 27 TD, 7 INT, 163.4 QBR | 72 CAR, 286 YDS, 3 TD


Third/Fourth Round

Scouting Report:

"Peterman's experience in a pro-style passing attack gives him a head start headed into the league. His physical attributes are just average, but his accuracy, composure and anticipation are what sets him apart from some of the more physically gifted quarterbacks in this year's draft. Peterman's tape is sure to catch the eye of at least a few teams in need of a quarterback and he should come off the board by day two with a chance to become a solid starting quarterback in the future." — Lance Zierlein,

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