School placed on lock down due to nearby explosion

first_imgGlades Day school in Belle Glade has been placed on lock down due to an nearby explosion.According to the report, a school resource officer called the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue just before 1 pm after hearing the explosion and seeing smoke in the area.Other sources claim that the device was thrown at the school from a nearby home.Authorities are currently investigating the incident.last_img

Carter-Williams joins long-time friend Nerlens Noel with Philadelphia 76ers as 11th pick in 2013 NBA Draft

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ NEW YORK — When Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel were AAU teammates for a handful of seasons with BABC, the NBA dreams that every young basketball player starts with were becoming more tangible. The two were both stars — eventually McDonald’s All-Americans — and almost shared a court again in college before Noel ultimately chose Kentucky over Syracuse.The two have been in New York the past few days leading up to the NBA Draft and spent some time together Wednesday, but with both being lottery picks, it didn’t seem like the two would have a chance to play together.But the Draft is unpredictable, especially this year’s iteration, and through a twist of fate the two are now both members of the Philadelphia 76ers.“I’m really excited. Me and Nerlens grew up together,” Carter-Williams said. “We’re best friends. We played on the same AAU team in high school. It’s like a dream come true. We always talked about how we were both going to make it to the NBA. For us to end up on the same team is a blessing.”Carter-Williams and the former Kentucky big man that Carter-Williams knew “before the flattop” will now anchor the rebuilding project that is the 76ers. Philadelphia traded up with the New Orleans Pelicans to land Noel with the No. 6 pick of the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, giving up All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday, then took the All-Star’s replacement, Carter-Williams, at No. 11.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith Holiday gone it makes it almost certain that Carter-Williams will see major minutes at the point this season, if not start — something he couldn’t even do in college until his second season.“I realize it,” Carter-Williams said. “I just — I have a lot of confidence in myself, and Philadelphia has a lot of confidence in me. I’m going to go there and play my best. I’m just going to go out there and perform every night like I can.”Carter-Williams led the nation with 292 assists and the Big East with 7.3 per game last season. He was the third point guard selected after Michigan’s Trey Burke, who was selected ninth overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves — then traded to the Utah Jazz — and Lehigh’s C.J. McCollum, who went to the Portland Trail Blazers at No. 10 overall.Noel was perhaps the best defensive anchor in the nation before tearing his ACL in February. The big man averaged 10.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game for the Wildcats to go with 4.4 blocks per contest.With Holiday gone and Noel likely out until December, Carter-Williams immediately becomes the young centerpiece of a team without a star, without much depth at his position, and without a head coach.“I look at the bright side,” Carter-Williams said. “They don’t have a coach. As soon as they get a new coach, he’s going to come in and want to get started on a positive note. He’s going to establish the way he wants to coach a team and the way he wants us to play.”And when Noel gets back, Philadelphia will have a chance to see the building blocks that will carry it into the cloudy future. Noel was projected to go as early as No. 1 and Carter-Williams was thought to be perhaps the first point guard to be taken, but through possible disappointment there is a tremendous opportunity to rekindle an old partnership at the sport’s highest level.“I was surprised he went sixth, but it’s how things end up,” Carter-Williams said. “It was meant to be.” Comments Related Stories Carter-Williams reflects on player, coach relationships on eve of NBA DraftSoutherland’s draft stock benefits from modern NBA’s need for floor spacersTriche’s future remains uncertain with Draft nearingcenter_img Published on June 27, 2013 at 8:46 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2last_img read more

Parris takes reps from struggling tight end Wales

first_img Published on November 14, 2013 at 10:53 am Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said tight end Beckett Wales needs to continue to work on his consistency.“He’s aware of that,” Shafer said during his weekly press conference Thursday.Wales didn’t catch a ball against Maryland and only has six receptions on the season for 43 yards. Redshirt freshman Josh Parris played 57 snaps against the Terrapins, bumping the former starter Wales’ down to just 17, according to The Post-Standard. Parris only caught one pass for two yards last Saturday, but has been more involved in the offense than he was at the start of the season.Against Wake Forest, Wales and Parris each caught one pass. The move to put both Brisly Estime and Ashton Broyld on the field together has resulted in a drop in the involvement of tight ends in the offense as a whole.Shafer said Wales is working diligently to earn back reps this Saturday against Florida State and going forward.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I thought his approach was good this week,” Shafer said, “the way he went after it at Tuesday’s practice and yesterday’s practice.”Shafer’s been impressed by Parris, who he said is a good athlete and a big, strong kid. The 6-foot-2, 255-pound tight end’s work ethic, coupled with his skill set, Shafer said, make him a viable option going forward.“He’s got really nice hands,” Shafer said. “Soft hands for a big old dog.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more