Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! The first of three July live periods has come and gone and one major 2016 domino fell over the weekend - it shouldn't affect 'Nova directly though. I'll have a post up either tonight or tomorrow rounding up all the places 'Nova staffers were spotted at this past weekend.
And now, the "news."
Ernest Jones, 98-year-old dad of ex-Sixer star Wali, knows Philly sports history | The Philadelphia Tribune
Ernest Jones is a man who has been around a long time. At 98-years-old, Jones has a great deal of knowledge, energy and enthusiasm. He has lived through just about every important era in American history.
5-star recruit Jayson Tatum commits to Duke | SBNation.com
One of the best prospects of the 2016 class chose the Blue Devils over UNC, Kansas and Saint Louis.
Memphis finally grants Austin Nichols' release, with a bunch of conditions | SBNation.com
The forward is free to transfer, but it comes with heavy stipulations.
Hasheem Thabeet got ejected from a summer league game and it was really sad | SBNation.com
I remember when I thought this guy was actually going to be something in the NBA.
Carli Lloyd's New Position In U.S. Government | ESPN W
Carli Lloyd grabbed the Golden Ball and a new position in government according to her Wikipedia page.