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Our Daily Bears 4/25- Taurean Prince and Football

Taurean Prince shines for the Hawks and football news.

NCAA Basketball: Iowa State at Baylor Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

Taurean Prince:

Taurean Prince has really come on the Atlanta Hawks. The former first team All-Big 12 forward was named the best rookie of the playoffs by Kevin O’Connor of the Ringer:

Prince typically defends wings like Porter and Kelly Oubre, but he’s also spent time on John Wall. The important thing for a rookie is to make sound rotations, and he’s done that well.


Max Olson of ESPN has a nice look at Baylor’s use of a playbook:

"It's a lot different. But it's new, so it's fun," Smith said. "Learning this whole new offense and really learning every single coverage and knowing what happens on every play, I think it's going to help me a whole lot as a quarterback."

RGIII and Matt Rhule raised money for veterans. From KWTX:

Baylor Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III and Baylor’s new head football coach, Matt Rhule, joined forces Saturday night to raise money for local veterans in need and their families

The Robert Griffin III Foundation, a non-profit that Griffin started to help veterans and families in need, hosted the invitation-only fundraiser at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco. News 10 anchor Julie Hays served as emcee of the event.

The AP discussed changes in Baylor’s offense:

Take one play in particular during the Green and Gold game Saturday, when true freshman quarterback Charlie Brewer threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Ishmail Wainright , the four-year basketball letter-winner now a 6-foot-5, 235-pound tight end in his first organized football since his freshman year in high school.

A.J. Crisp of the Cleburne Times-Review has a good look at Zach Smith:

Smith, who is still overcoming an ankle injury, had several impressive throws in tight windows. The former Zebra All-American is expected to be the front-runner for the Bears’ starting quarterback in the fall, although Rhule won't publicly commit to one for now.

I’ll have the mailbag up late tonight. Sic ‘Em!