As expected, the Los Angeles Lakers selected Lonzo Ball with the #2 pick in the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday. Lonzo posed on stage with NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

The 19-year-old 6’6” point guard averaged 14.6 points, 7.6 assists and 6 rebounds per game in his lone season at UCLA. He also set a single-season record with 274 assists.

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Medical Minute: Marfan Syndrome

Baylor men’s basketball standout Isaiah Austin will not realize his dream of playing for the NBA.

Austin has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes connective tissue problems due to fibrin weakness. People with Marfan’s tend to be tall, with lanky arms and legs. They may also suffer heart defects and serious problems with their lungs and eyes.

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ESPN’s acclaimed series of documentaries 30 for 30 profiles the tragic death of Chicago high school basketball phenom Benji Wilson who was shot and killed on the eve of his senior basketball season. Benji was 17 in 1984 when his promising young life was cut short.

Wilson was LeBron James and Kobe Bryant before the NBA changed its rule allowing high school prep stars to enter the NBA draft. Chicago natives Rev. Jesse Jackson, R.Kelly and rapper Common remember the Benji the world never got the chance to know. ‘Benji‘ was directed by Coodie and Chike.

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