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Three locals on Cincinnati's all-time top 50

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Three locals on Cincinnati's all-time top 50

Three former Chicago area standouts have been named among the University of Cincinnati's all-time top 50 basketball players.

They are George Wilson of Marshall, Lloyd Batts of Thornton, and Levertis Robinson of King.

Wilson, generally regarded as one of the top five high school players in state history, led Marshall to state championships in 1958 and 1960, started on Cincinnati's NCAA championship team in 1962 and played on the U.S. Olympic team in 1964. He played in the NBA for seven years.

Batts, who graduated from Cincinnati as the school's second all-time leading scorer behind Oscar Robertson, was a two-time All-Stater at Thornton in 1969 and 1970. He played in Europe for nine years.

Robinson and Marcus Liberty starred on King's 1986 state championship team.

The top five players on Cincinnati's all-time list are Robertson, Jack Twyman, Danny Fortson, Nick Van Excel and Kenyon Martin.

NBA Power Rankings: League on pace for best offensive season in decades

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NBA Power Rankings: League on pace for best offensive season in decades

The NBA season is off to an explosive start, with offense being the theme so far.

NBA fans have gotten to see great offense from all around the league. Rookie guard Trae Young went off for 35 points, the Pelicans scored 149 points in a (no overtime) game and even well-known downtrodden franchises like the Sacramento Kings have got in on the fun, putting up 131 points in a surprising win over the Thunder. 

If the pace of play keeps up league-wide, the 2018-19 season will end up being an offensive masterpiece, sure to spark change to defensive systems in the ever-evolving NBA.

With the Golden State Warriors still shaking off rust and the Rockets looking weaker, (relatively) new powerhouses like the Raptors and Nuggets have dominated this very early portion of the NBA season.

You can take a look here to see how the new hierarchy is shaping up in this week's NBA Power Rankings. 

NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Jags, Eagles, Bears all see stock fall

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NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Jags, Eagles, Bears all see stock fall

Take a look over the NFC landscape and try to find me a team that can compete with the Rams. 

Packers? Held back by Rodgers' knee and Rodgers' coach. Saints? Might not even win their own division. Washington? Does Alex Smith really scare anyone in the playoffs? 

The Rams have one of the easier paths to the Championship Round/Super Bowl that we've seen in some time. Will it likely stay that way? Probably not. But there's a difference between parity and mediocrity and right now the NFC is toeing the line HARD. 

Outside the NFC's "elite", how did your team do this week? 

You can take a look here and see where they landed.