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Watch Warriors draft pick Jordan Poole's 2018 March Madness game-winner

Watch Warriors draft pick Jordan Poole's 2018 March Madness game-winner

Jordan Poole wasn't a star during his freshman year at Michigan, but the guard made one of the most dramatic shots in school history during the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

With the Wolverines trailing the Houston Cougars by two points in the final seconds of their second-round matchup, Poole knocked down the buzzer-beater to send Michigan to the Sweet 16.

Michigan would go on to lose to Villanova in the championship game, but they never would have made it that far if Poole hadn't hit the dramatic shot.

Poole didn't start any of Michigan's 39 games during the 2017-18 season and averaged just 6.0 points in 12.2 minutes. Mo Wagner, a 2018 first-round pick of the Lakers, was the star of that team.

But with Wagner in the NBA, Poole stepped into a feature role this past season, averaging 12.8 points in 33.1 minutes.

The Warriors were impressed enough with Poole to take him with the No. 28 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft on Thursday night.

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Poole will get a chance to compete for minutes on a Warriors team that is ravaged by injuries and uncertainty surrounding free agents.

If he can make shots like the one he hit against Houston in 2018, the Warriors will love having Poole on the roster.

Warriors coach very impressed with Eric Paschall in one specific area

Warriors coach very impressed with Eric Paschall in one specific area

Considering what the expectations were, Eric Paschall has been nothing short of fantastic so far this season.

The rookie is averaging 15.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, while shooting just under 53 percent from the field.

“His work ethic has been impressive from the jump,” Warriors assistant coach Theo Robertson -- who works closely with Paschall -- told Ethan Strauss of The Athletic. “His goal this season was to get on the floor and to this point he’s done everything necessary to facilitate that.

"We spend a ton of time watching film. I’ve been very impressed by his IQ. He’s been well-coached and sees the game.

"Moreover, his ability to apply concepts or teaching points immediately has been very impressive. He can execute a game plan and really understands the ‘why’ in a lot of things.”

Paschall -- who turned 23 years old last week -- spent five years in college, and greatly benefitted by playing for Villanova coach Jay Wright.

He constantly communicates on the defensive end and knows where to be.

As Strauss writes:

Synergy Sports grades Paschall out as “very good” on defense so far, which is tough to do on a Warriors team that’s putting up historically bad defensive efficiency numbers.

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Ultimately, it doesn't matter if Paschall starts or comes off the bench. He's going to play around 30 minutes per night.

But moving forward, hopefully we will get to see Paschall share the floor as much as possible with Draymond Green. Those two need to learn each other's tendencies and develop chemistry on both ends of the floor, and that can't happen when the rookie checks into the game for the three-time All-Star.

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Ayesha Curry stars in series 'Fempire' helping female entrepreneurs

Ayesha Curry stars in series 'Fempire' helping female entrepreneurs

Ayesha Curry is continuing her busy schedule by adding yet another project to the list.

Ellen Digital Network in partnership with Lorissa's Kitchen have developed "Fempire," which will star Curry as the host of the six-episode original digital series. She will use her business savvy and wisdom to assist female entrepreneurs of all ages and stages to take their "Fempire" to the next level.

The series premiere is Wednesday where Ayesha surprises Melanie, an employee of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show,"  who has a side hustle operating Melanie's Bakeshop out of her home during her spare time. Melanie has two kids and a full-time job and wants to take her business to the next level.

That's where Ayesha comes in. She surprised Melanie at work joking she's the show's "new intern."

Curry's learned a lot building her own empire all while being a wife and mother of three. She's happy to pay it forward with what she's discovered with other powerful women.

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And we are pretty familiar with her culinary success as she showed us in "Cookin' with the Currys" series. 

You can watch the first episode here