Guys on 10-day contracts with the Sixers this season haven't had the best of luck and their time in Philadelphia has been abbreviated. Maalik Wayns and Shelvin Mack couldn't stick, but Jeremy Pargo made a solid case on Saturday night in his Sixers debut to be kept around for a while.
Doug Collins has been known to bury guys deep on his bench for long stretches at a time this season. So many thought we wouldn't even get the chance to really see what Pargo could bring. That wasn't the case with the new guy last night as Pargo actually got quite a bit of run in the Sixers win over the Bobcats on Saturday night. In 29 minutes he put up 12 points to go along with 6 assists and 4 rebounds.
If Pargo's luck turns out to be anything like that of Wayns or Mack, this could be the best Jeremy Pargo Sixers' highlight reel we ever see.
But as Zoo says in the highlights, I don't know how Cleveland let this guy go! To Jeremy's credit, I'm not sure if Maalik or Shelvin ever got their own highlight package.
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What is there to say about the Philadelphia Phillies?
In doing my usual postgame perusal of the Internet after their 7-2 loss on Wednesday night, I visited Phillies.com to see what kind of "highlights" they could have possibly posted from another crushing defeat at the hands of the Colorado Rockies.
Thankfully, the first thing that caught my eye was a video titled, "Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby."
It was not Larry Andersen in the Phanatic's arms. Nor me.
And that's the Phillies season in a nutshell.
"You gotta question the parenting skills here," John Kruk said on the telecast. And he's right! What kind of parent would raise their kid to be a Philly sports fan?!?
The Phillies now have the worst record in all of baseball. They're 4-20 in their last 24 games. It's their worst start to a season since 1960.
Even the Phanatic doesn't have enough popcorn to mask all the pain.
If you want to read about the upbeat approach Pete Mackanin is taking, go give this a gander.
"In a long season, these things sometimes happen," Mackanin told reporters. "I remember Atlanta, the first half last year, was terrible. They had a real good second half. I believe we just need to get something going. We're going to put something together. I believe that."
That makes one of us.
The future of Villanova basketball just got brighter.
Brandon Slater, a 6-foot-6 wing and highly touted 2018 recruit, told Scout.com on Wednesday night that he has verbally committed to the Wildcats.
He later made the announcement on Twitter.
Among the 2018 recruiting class, Slater, a product of Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Virginia, is ranked in the top 30 by Scout.com and top 50 by ESPN.com. He's slated as a four-star talent by both media outlets.
Per ESPN, Slater had offers from Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Syracuse, USC and Virginia Tech. He is Villanova's first commitment for 2018.
"Going up there it just feels like a second home," Slater said, via Evan Daniels of Scout.com. "It gives me a good vibe. It's nothing like all the other schools. I just feel like a Villanova guy. It feels like PVI. It's already home."
Slater and Villanova head coach Jay Wright expressed their excitement on Twitter.