Former Kentucky standout Devin Booker wins Three-Point Shootout, sets new all-time record

Suns’ guard Devin Booker was feeling it Saturday night.

Booker won the Three-Point Shootout as part of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend, and he set a new record with 28 points in the final round. Booker’s 28 points beat Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, as both have had 27 in the past.

The former Kentucky standout, Booker, beat fellow finalists Tobias Harris and Klay Thompson.

Here are the highlights from Booker’s historic round:

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Booker spoke to Dennis Scott following the win:

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

The Suns drafted Booker with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.


Source: Saturday Down South

Bruce Pearl releases statement on the season-ending injury to Auburn’s Anfernee McLemore

The Auburn Tigers have had a fabulous basketball season so far, but on Saturday, things took a bad turn when the Tigers lost starting center Anfernee McLemore for the season.

McLemore suffered a fractured and dislocated ankle in the 84-75 loss to South Carolina. He’s out for the next four to six months, which is a huge loss ahead of the tournament.

Following the game, Auburn revealed that McLemore will have surgery Sunday to repair the damage, and Bruce Pearl released the following statement.

“Anfernee is a huge part of this team and this family,” Pearl said in the statement. “He is one of the most unique athletes in college basketball. He’s a 6-foot-7, shot-blocking, 3-point-shooting warrior. Our thoughts and our prayers are with him. The injury was gruesome and we do not have him for the rest of the season. But I promise you, Anfernee McLemore will not be held down. He will be back.”

McLemore took to Twitter to thank Auburn fans for their support and provide an update on his injury following the game.

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js


Source: Saturday Down South

Report: Former Florida head coach Jim McElwain joins Michigan’s staff

Former Florida head coach Jim McElwain is back in coaching, this time in the Big Ten.

ESPN’s Chris Low reported Saturday night that McElwain has signed a deal with Michigan to coach the wide receivers; however, he’ll also be involved in helping coordinate the offense and developing the weekly game plan.

It’s been somewhat of a foregone conclusion over the last week that McElwain would join Michigan’s coaching staff, but now, it appears like it’s almost official.

McElwain finished his Florida coaching career 22-12, including back-to-back SEC East championships; however, he was fired in 2017 in the middle of this third season. While McElwain really made his name as Alabama’s OC (helped the Tide win a BCS National Championship) before becoming Colorado State’s head coach, he’s coached WRs at Eastern Washington, Montana State, Louisville and Michigan State.

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js


Source: Saturday Down South