SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert is in the Hall of Fame.
Well, at least his jersey is.
On Monday, @BasketballHOF, the official Twitter account of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, announced that Gobert’s jersey is on display in the hall.
Specifically, it is the jersey he wore when he broke the all-time record for dunks in a season.
That historic performance came on March 25, against the Phoenix Suns, when Gobert flushed his 271st dunk of the year.
We want to thank the @utahjazz for allowing us to display @rudygobert27 jersey from his game on March 25, 2019 against the Phoenix Suns in which he broke the record for most dunks in one season with his 271st. #HOFArtifact pic.twitter.com/k9qBP9Rzev— Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) April 8, 2019
City Edition, Bees style
Speaking of jerseys, the Salt Lake Bees announced their latest alternate jersey, the City Edition, just in case you didn’t already feel the need to buy some new and updated Bees gear this season.
Other Bees uniforms to make an appearance this season, and subsequently in the team store, will be the new Las Abejas uniforms, as well as throwback Buzz and Stingers kits.
Way-Too-Early Top 25
The 2018-19 college basketball season came to an end Monday night, with an overtime victory for the Virginia Cavaliers over the Texas Tech Raiders.
In what felt like mere seconds following the final whistle, or more likely after ‘One Shining Moment,’ minds and hearts turned to next season.
ESPN staff writer Jeff Borzelo and Stadium Basketball Insider Jeff Goodman each published their preseason Top 25 rankings late Monday night and the Utah State Aggies found their way into both.
Borzelo had the Aggies at No. 18 in his preseason rankings, behind No. 17 Arizona and ahead of No. 19 Florida.
Of Utah State Borzelo noted, “Craig Smith did one of the best coaching jobs in America this season, taking a team projected to finish ninth in the Mountain West and guiding them to a share of the conference title and a berth in the NCAA tournament. Smith might have to develop some complementary options next season, but he brings back one of the better inside-outside duos in the country in guard Sam Merrill (20.9 PPG) and center Neemias Queta (11.8 PPG, 8.9 RPG). Merrill and Queta are enough to carry them to another conference championship.”
Goodman, meanwhile, had the Aggies a spot lower, at No. 19, for many of the same reasons.
“Craig Smith and the Aggies won the Mountain West regular season and tournament titles last year and return their top four scorers,” said Goodman. “But let’s be honest here: the keys are guard Sam Merrill and athletic big man Neemias Queta, along with Smith coaching them up.”
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