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Tim Shoemaker

Staff

Columbus, OH (via Youngstown, OH)

Member since 13 August 2014 | Blog

Eleven Warriors' basketball beat reporter who also assists with football and recruiting coverage. Prior to joining Eleven Warriors I worked for the Columbus Dispatch and Ashland Times-Gazette. Send any news tips, comments, questions or concerns to tim@elevenwarriors.com.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: June 19, 2016
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Ed Reed
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Stephen Curry
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Nah
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 25 Apr 2017

For the 74th time, it's not about just "playing in the NBA." 

If he gets to work with NBA coaches and they tell him things he needs to improve on to play professionally — in the NBA or elsewhere — it's worth it. Kam can make a fine living playing professional basketball in Turkey, Italy, Spain or wherever.

And he can still come back to Ohio State for another season before pursuing professional options next year. 

Comment 25 Apr 2017

Again, this isn't a big deal. There is minimal downside to getting a potential evaluation from NBA scouts.

It's not necessarily about "determining your Draft value" when it comes to these things. Having the opportunity to potentially workout for and receive feedback from NBA personnel can help you improve as a player. They tell you a ton of things you need to get better at to play professionally — in the NBA or elsewhere — and they can work on those things.

Comment 21 Apr 2017

Actually think Michigan State is the favorite here, but Illinois is also a strong contender for obvious home school reasons. Ohio State fought like hell to get him to visit and it's probably his last visit before a decision so that could work heavily in their favor if all goes well.