Morning Five: 12.01.09 EditionPosted by rtmsf on December 1st, 2009
- We’ll have more on this later today, but the AP received the records of the NCAA’s response to Memphis as a result of the Derrick Rose SAT Scandal. In a succinct statement, it comes down to the fact that the NCAA believes that schools must fear punishment for using sketchy players, and if they don’t, they’ll act with impunity in recruiting those guys. It’s a very interesting argument, but not one that everyone is buying… more later.
- Very tough news for Villanova, as they will likely lose freshman center Mouphtaou Yarou for the entire season due to a viral infection that is not life-threatening. This puts even more pressure on Antonio Pena to contribute from the inside. There were already serious concerns as to how VU would replace Dante Cunningham in the post, and now we’re not sure that the Wildcats can even come close to doing that. Jay Wright may want to consider the four-guard lineup again.
- Seth Davis gives us his weekly Hoop Thoughts — make sure you check out page two for the best of the article.
- Mike DeCourcy riffs on the UNC-MSU game tonight, the irrelevance of polls (thankfully this isn’t football), and Alabama’s JaMychael Green (whom we’ve been hyping for a while now).
- Occasionally, we’ll find an amusing (often, non-PC) tweet from one of the coaches, players or media folks we’re tracking and we’ll put it up here for your enjoyment as well. Today’s entry is from UT-Arlington’s Marquez Haynes. Guess he was hungry?