3 Reasons To Watch The 2018 Chick-fil-A Classic, Including James Wiseman

Some of the best basketball players on the planet have participated in past editions of the Chick-fil-A Classic, and if you think that's an overstatement then check some of the ballers who've been here before: NBA lottery pick Mo Bamba, new Memphis Grizzlies stud Jaren Jackson Jr., and dunking machine Miles Bridges. 

The 2018 version is no different: The nation's No. 1 recruit James Wiseman, who's heading to Memphis next year, headlines the event. Wiseman alone warrants watching this event, but we'll give you a couple other reasons as a post-Christmas gift.

 Watch the 2018 Chick-fil-A Classic!

Here are three reasons to watch the 2018 Chick-fil-A Classic, which starts today in Columbia, South Carolina.

1. James Wiseman — Enough Said

The nation's No. 1 recruit is an absolute machine, and not just on the offensive end.

“Wiseman dominates at both ends of the floor,” said Paul Biancardi, ESPN national recruiting director. “The combination of his physical measurables, finishing ability and shot block talent make him the No. 1 recruit in the country. Not only will he bring a tremendous amount of talent to the school he chooses but also a consistent effort and an extremely coachable attitude."

Wiseman surprised some by sticking with his hometown Memphis Tigers, a huge win for Penny Hardaway's tenure at the club.

2. Big Men On Display Outside Of Wiseman

Two of the nation's better big men outside of Wiseman will also be wreaking havoc in Columbia, as Precious Achiuwa of Montverde Academy and Chandler Lawson — Wiseman's teammate at Memphis East — look to make statements of their own. 

3. Class Of 2020 Beast N'Faly Dante

Dante is a true big man, almost in the same strand as No. 1 overall pick DeAndre Ayton. Dante has broad shoulders, hungers for the ball in the post, and is a ridiculously smooth athlete and finisher. The star from Sunrise Christian in Kansas is certainly going to be fielding a lot of calls from Bill Self and the hometown Jayhawks, but you'll have a chance to see why the center is maybe the top get in next year's class.

William & Mary's Nathan Knight Named To Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Watch List

William & Mary senior Nathan Knight was named to the 2020 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award watch list, given to the nation’s top collegiate center, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today. A national committee of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates.

FloSports Announces Multiyear Partnership with ECAC

AUSTIN, Texas — October 15, 2019 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced a partnership in collaboration with Collegiate Sports Management Group to provide live and on-demand coverage of 120 ECAC Championship Games across the FloSports network and potentially many more. Fans can watch the games annually through 2022.

LaMelo Watch: Illwarra Picks Up First Win In Round 2

null

It was a busy week in the NBL and also a busy week for the league’s two high-profile, teenage American superstars.  

Chaotic CAA Media Day Signals Wide Open Season Ahead

CAA Men's Basketball Preview Show

The most chaotic day in the history of CAA men’s basketball might have been Feb. 28, 2015, when the final afternoon and evening of the regular season began with four teams within one game of first place and ended with those four teams tied for first place.

Hofstra Tabbed Favorite In Preseason Poll, Riller Is Player Of The Year

CAA Men's Basketball Preview Show

Hofstra, which earned the 2018-19 CAA regular-season title, is favored to claim the 2019-20 CAA men’s basketball championship, according to a vote of the league’s coaches, media relations directors, and media members.

FloHoops Is The New Home Of The Thanksgiving Hoopfest

Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, and Hoopfest Basketball Inc. announced a multiyear broadcast partnership to provide live and on-demand content and coverage of the Thanksgiving Hoopfest on FloHoops.com through 2021. 

LaMelo Watch: Ball Enjoys Solid Debut Despite Loss

It was the moment that basketball fans across the globe have been waiting for, as LaMelo Ball made his regular-season debut Sunday for the Illawarra Hawks. While the Hawks lost, it was a solid performance for the 18-year-old Ball, playing in his first regular-season game down under. 

CAA Announces Women's Basketball Schedule On FloHoops

The Colonial Athletic Association recently unveiled the 2019-20 women's basketball schedule, which will be streamed in its entirety live on FloHoops.com — a total of 139 CAA home women's basketball games.

FloSports Rebrands, Launches Android App

null

You may have noticed something different about FloHoops this week… 

CAA Announces FloSports Broadcast Schedule

The Colonial Athletic Association announced its 2019-20 men’s basketball schedule for FloSports, which will include over 100 broadcasts on FloHoops.com.