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Profile: The Professor

Andre' "The Professor" Snellings is a sports fan with an honorary degree in basketball and a fantasy columnist for Rotowire.com.  He has previously covered the Memphis Grizzlies, Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens, but now he focuses on the NBA and provides weekly content for NBA.com, Yahoo! Sports and ESPN.com.  Snellings won the 2007 Fantasy Basketball Writer of the Year award given annually by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA).

In his off-time, Snellings is a post-doctoral research fellow in biomedical engineering with a focus on neural prosthetics at Duke University.  He is a graduate of Georgia Tech, and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan.

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6/5/2012 7:47:00 AMThese Conference Finals are Classics
5/30/2012 7:50:00 AMNotes on Conference Finals
3/28/2012 7:56:00 AMGreatest Players in NBA History: Kevin Garnett
3/22/2012 11:27:00 PMGreatest Players in NBA History: Kobe Bryant
3/14/2012 10:22:00 PMGreatest Players in NBA History: Larry Bird
3/7/2012 3:18:00 PMGreatest Players in NBA History: Jerry West
3/1/2012 7:54:00 AMGreatest Players in NBA History: Shaquille O'Neal
2/16/2012 7:36:00 AMGreatest Players in NBA History: Oscar Robertson
2/8/2012 7:05:00 PMGreatest Players in NBA History: Karl Malone
2/2/2012 3:59:00 AMGreatest Players in NBA History: Wilt Chamberlain
1/26/2012 4:17:00 AMGreatest Players in NBA History: Tim Duncan
1/17/2012 11:31:00 PMGreatest Players in NBA History: Earvin
1/11/2012 4:08:00 PMGreatest Players in NBA History: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
12/7/2011 8:55:00 AMAdvanced stats in the NFL explaining Tebow?
12/1/2011 3:33:00 PMShould we care that Paul wants to go to New York (again)
11/28/2011 7:07:00 AMFirst thoughts on the NBA season
11/23/2011 10:25:00 AMTebow: Do we know what we "know"?
5/12/2011 5:07:00 AMWore them down
5/2/2011 8:41:00 AMRemembering what 9/11 Meant to Me
5/1/2011 10:21:00 AMHeat vs Celtics: The Narrative-defining series
5/1/2011 9:00:00 AMThunder vs Grizzlies: The Other Guys
4/18/2011 12:11:00 PMNBA playoffs Weekend 1 Thoughts
3/23/2011 2:49:00 PMBest Player in the NBA by the Numbers
3/20/2011 5:48:00 AMJalen Rose and Grant Hill: Musings on "the Black Experience"
3/15/2011 6:41:00 AMBest Big Men in the NBA by the numbers
3/3/2011 9:33:00 AMPierce Confirms Why You Should Trade for Vets on Contending Teams
2/28/2011 7:53:00 AMBest Wing Players in the NBA by the Numbers
2/2/2011 8:03:00 AMBest Point Guards in the NBA by the Numbers
2/2/2011 7:45:00 AMAccidentally Went to My First NHL Game Last Night...
12/13/2010 7:01:00 AMWhy It Sucks To Be a Clipper
12/12/2010 6:32:00 AMDown on Bobcats
12/10/2010 5:09:00 AMI just picked up Jodie Meeks
8/20/2010 8:35:00 AMOdds of Super Friends II?
8/10/2010 5:30:00 AMThe Lakers Could Cool Off the Heat
8/5/2010 3:56:00 PMWill Shaq Help or Hurt Celtics' Title Aspirations?
7/22/2010 9:13:00 AMIs Backlash to LeBron's Decision Hypocrisy?
7/21/2010 8:17:00 AMYahoo Basketball mock draft: H2H
7/19/2010 7:18:00 AMVegas Summer League: Scouting Fantasy Prospects
6/3/2010 12:01:00 AMLakers vs Celtics Preview 3: The Generals
6/1/2010 2:37:00 PMLakers vs Celtics Preview 2: The Lieutenants
5/31/2010 8:03:00 AMLakers vs Celtics Preview 1: The Newcomers Since 2008
5/30/2010 11:50:00 AMAnother Disappointment for the Almost Champ
5/24/2010 11:47:00 AMDifference between 2009 and 2010 Celtics
5/2/2010 12:34:00 AMPostmortem of Cavs vs Celtics Game 1
4/23/2010 7:18:00 AMPlayoff Thoughts: Young Bulls and Thunder
4/17/2010 6:23:00 AMPlayoff thoughts: The Spurs, Mavs and Suns
4/16/2010 2:30:00 PMPlayoff Thoughts: The Celtics
4/8/2010 12:36:00 PMShaq/LeBron or Jordan/KG?
4/5/2010 11:40:00 AMDoes Manu's Impact Make You Re-think his Spot in NBA History?
3/28/2010 1:17:00 AMWall or Turner?
3/19/2010 8:03:00 AMPick Assists
3/14/2010 1:14:00 AMPick Up Toney Douglas and/or Bill Walker?
3/7/2010 8:43:00 AMWhy Durant Can Change the Game in Ways Melo Can't
3/2/2010 10:34:00 AMNo. 23 is off limits...but not No. 6?
2/25/2010 10:06:00 PMDoes Collison Spell End for Paul in New Orleans?
2/20/2010 8:28:00 PMParty like it's 2003
2/15/2010 9:00:00 AMFallout from the Mavs Wizards Trade
2/11/2010 11:04:00 PMRondo vs Westbrook
2/5/2010 9:16:00 PMOld Dog Days
2/1/2010 11:56:00 PMWhere is KG in Kobe's Milestone Monday?
1/30/2010 3:50:00 PMShould David Lee have been an All Star?
1/24/2010 11:55:00 AMZach Randolph vs Al Jefferson
1/22/2010 9:06:00 PMPau Gasol or Chris Bosh?
1/18/2010 10:31:00 PMVince Carter's Field Goal Percentage: Trend or Mirage?
1/15/2010 2:56:00 PMDwyane Wade's Field Goal Percentage: Trend or Mirage?
1/11/2010 9:12:00 AMThe Dalembert Dilemma
1/7/2010 3:22:00 PMGreatest MVP Seasons of Decade: Shaq, Duncan, KG and LeBron
1/5/2010 9:37:00 AMBest Ringleader of the decade: Duncan, KG, Kobe, Shaq
12/31/2009 12:56:00 PMBest Solo Missions of Decade: Kobe, Wade, TMac, KG
12/28/2009 10:06:00 AMMayo vs Love
12/26/2009 10:37:00 AMChris Kaman vs Kendrick Perkins
12/18/2009 2:10:00 PMHow Much Does Media Coverage Influence What We "Know" About Basketball?
12/17/2009 11:40:00 AMIs Kobe the Best Clutch Scorer in the NBA?
12/10/2009 8:28:00 PMTMac and Iverson...All Stars?
12/5/2009 8:57:00 AMRondo and Pierce shooting: Trend or Mirage?
12/4/2009 10:44:00 AMDuncan Free Throw Shooting: Trend or Mirage?
11/30/2009 3:01:00 PMWhat is Kevin Garnett's Value?
11/27/2009 12:17:00 AMWhat is Dwight Howard's Value?
11/23/2009 6:58:00 PMWas McGrady ever as good as LeBron?
11/19/2009 9:38:00 PMThe Killer ABs
11/15/2009 6:02:00 AMDominant Offense but Shaky Defense...Barkley and Dirk
11/12/2009 11:48:00 PMJennings vs Rose
11/8/2009 4:26:00 AMNBA: Was Jordan "The Greatest" Because Injuries/Tragedy Removed His Foils?
11/5/2009 11:35:00 PMWhat is Gilbert Arenas' trade value?
10/31/2009 10:32:00 PMPay Attention to Opposing Defenses? Or just the Celtics
10/29/2009 10:25:00 PMLate Round Foreign Invasion?
10/24/2009 1:51:00 PMRookie rankings revisited
10/22/2009 4:06:00 PMWhere to Rank Michael Beasley?
10/18/2009 8:49:00 AMLooking for sleepers using advanced stats
10/16/2009 6:46:00 AMCommissioners, Please Give Opinion on Sticky Situation
10/16/2009 1:29:00 AMThe NBA Stock Exchange
10/10/2009 5:12:00 AMRotisserie vs Points Based
10/8/2009 9:08:00 AMRotisserie vs Roto Head-to-head
9/10/2009 3:18:00 PMAngry Old Men
9/1/2009 2:15:00 PMDid Wolves make mistake drafting Rubio?
7/26/2009 12:12:00 PMLakers Better Not Let Odom Get Away
7/20/2009 6:34:00 AMSleeper Info from Vegas Summer League
7/9/2009 7:20:00 PMAnyone paying attention to the Spurs?
7/5/2009 6:16:00 PMReturn of the Super Team
6/20/2009 4:27:00 PMBoston Rottweilers, Orlando...Poodles?
6/16/2009 6:15:00 AMRespecting Kobe
6/11/2009 10:21:00 PMGame 4 is throwback to 95 Rockets vs 2002 Kings
6/10/2009 7:49:00 AMDefense completely ignored and other Game 3 thoughts
6/9/2009 12:17:00 PMRedemption of Gasol and Odom?
6/7/2009 9:34:00 AMKobe and Federer taking similar paths to history?
6/3/2009 10:35:00 AMHow the Magic could win
6/2/2009 7:45:00 AMWhy the Lakers should win the title
5/31/2009 6:15:00 PMPost-mortem of Conference Finals
5/27/2009 5:44:00 AMIs LeBron Skirting the Line Between Individual and Team Greatness?
5/22/2009 3:28:00 PMCan the Magic really beat the Cavs?
5/21/2009 10:29:00 AMThoughts on the Lakers and Nuggets
5/17/2009 8:09:00 AMIs Kobe's Legacy on the Line Today?
5/12/2009 7:23:00 AMFighting through injuries make Rockets and Celtics compelling
5/8/2009 11:53:00 AMThe Rehab of Dirk Nowitki's Image
5/7/2009 7:39:00 AMIs Kobe the new John Stockton?
5/6/2009 6:00:00 AMCan the Rockets Beat the Lakers in a Series?
5/5/2009 12:01:00 PMCan the Nuggets win the championship?
4/29/2009 10:23:00 AMCeltics and Bulls match-up part 2: The Garnett Effect
4/28/2009 6:38:00 AMMercy Rule in Basketball?
4/27/2009 8:57:00 AMAre the Spurs done?
4/23/2009 10:27:00 AMGame 2 Thoughts
4/22/2009 8:07:00 PMIs Mutombo a Hall of Famer?
4/20/2009 7:11:00 AMGame One Lessons
4/19/2009 8:41:00 AMBulls Win Over Celtics was Not an Upset (Part 1)
4/16/2009 3:18:00 PMAinge's day was worse than mine
4/16/2009 9:08:00 AMGarnett news caps truly terrible day
4/9/2009 11:21:00 AMJohn Stockton: GOAT vs Longevity
3/30/2009 9:27:00 AMIs this the Golden Age of the NBA?
3/26/2009 9:48:00 AMZeke and the Clippers?
3/19/2009 10:24:00 PMApathetic on March Madness
3/4/2009 7:43:00 AMOld School vs New: Larry Legend vs King James
3/2/2009 9:05:00 PMOld School vs New: Isiah vs Paul
3/2/2009 8:36:00 AMOld school vs new: Kareem vs Shaq
2/27/2009 9:52:00 AMIt's just me and Stephon
2/27/2009 9:26:00 AMAre the Lakers Better Without Andrew Bynum?
2/25/2009 2:24:00 PMWhat Happens When PER and +/- Collide?
2/13/2009 10:08:00 AMCan "Wins Produced" change how you watch basketball?
2/10/2009 7:10:00 AMBig Al and Free Love
2/9/2009 9:51:00 AMThe Criminally Underrated Lakers Frontcourt
2/8/2009 7:44:00 AMRamon Sessions a top-25 player?
2/7/2009 9:54:00 AMRivalries Bring in the Fans
2/6/2009 8:46:00 AMWho do you want to take the last shot?
2/5/2009 9:51:00 AMEarning Shares of a Win
2/2/2009 9:21:00 PMAndrew Bynum hates Memphis
2/2/2009 10:26:00 AMIs Kevin Durant a top 10 player right now?
1/30/2009 8:09:00 AMDid the Wolves Get "Screw Shafted"?
1/29/2009 7:46:00 AMKobe vs. LeBron by the numbers
1/26/2009 11:07:00 AMCalling out Gary Payton
1/22/2009 3:16:00 PMRating a Player’s Efficiency
1/15/2009 3:21:00 PMIs +/- the Real Key to Player Value?
1/5/2009 2:09:00 PMWhat is all the fuss about PER?
12/17/2008 1:13:00 PMCan math help you understand basketball?
11/19/2008 11:31:00 AMKidd vs. Calderon
10/27/2008 7:55:00 AMTwas the night before tip-off
10/14/2008 4:29:00 PMRoto Experts draft Tuesday, 8:30 PM EST
10/14/2008 1:14:00 PMThe Next Big Things
10/2/2008 9:45:00 AMThe Real Season is Coming
8/6/2008 7:29:00 AMGlobal Icon
7/29/2008 7:24:00 PMRon Artest to the Rockets
7/20/2008 12:59:00 PMWhat Happens in Vegas...
7/9/2008 12:08:00 PMElton Brand to the Sixers
7/2/2008 7:52:00 AMBaron Davis to Clippers
6/27/2008 6:35:00 AMDraft Impressions: Fantasy Perspective
6/26/2008 5:43:00 AMO'Neal and Ford Trade
6/18/2008 6:13:00 AMCertified
6/5/2008 7:48:00 AMLakers vs. Celtics 08: Kobe vs KG
6/4/2008 1:50:00 PMNBA Draft Talk
6/3/2008 9:38:00 AMBig Threes - MVPs vs the Other Two
6/2/2008 8:25:00 AMThe Perfect Script
4/19/2008 6:36:00 AMFour for History
4/3/2008 3:14:00 PMFantasy and MVP challenge: Bryant vs Garnett
3/27/2008 9:23:00 AMFantasy and MVP challenge: James vs Paul
3/13/2008 9:31:00 PMAvoid Have vs. Have-Not Matchups
3/8/2008 9:32:00 PMAvoid Stars from Losing Teams
2/25/2008 7:46:00 AMYoung Point Guard to Own?
2/15/2008 9:19:00 AMCan Diaw Party Like it's 2005?
2/11/2008 11:54:00 AMCan Smith or Wallace overtake Marion?
1/31/2008 1:47:00 PMIs it Groundhog Day again?
1/24/2008 10:26:00 AMNext Great Point Guard?
1/17/2008 8:48:00 AMBaron Davis or Deron Williams?
1/10/2008 10:49:00 AMCamby vs. Kaman
1/4/2008 9:56:00 AMOwnable Wolves?
12/28/2007 12:15:00 AMTrade Dwight Howard?
12/20/2007 10:02:00 AMPicking in-season sleeper candidates
12/17/2007 2:46:00 PMWhen do you cut an injured player loose?
12/6/2007 9:19:00 AMCeltics Settling Into Their Roles
11/29/2007 8:37:00 PMWorst game ever?
11/9/2007 11:21:00 AMEarly season trade thoughts
11/2/2007 9:02:00 AMShould you cut a nonproducing sleeper/rookie for a hot free agent?
10/25/2007 9:54:00 PMGo with your gut when drafting
10/19/2007 12:02:00 PMHow much should the preseason affect your draft?
10/11/2007 5:40:00 PMFavorite methods for choosing sleepers
10/5/2007 6:59:00 AMMining for deep sleepers in Minnesota
9/28/2007 3:26:00 PMLearning to love the Celtics
9/13/2007 6:20:00 PMIs Oden's injury devastating to the Blazers?

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