Morning Five: 04.19.10 EditionPosted by rtmsf on April 19th, 2010
- Some weekend comings and goings… the latest big name to declare for the NBA Draft is Georgetown’s Greg Monroe, who has indicated that he will sign with an agent and will not return to college. Monroe is projected as a high lottery pick in June. Arkansas guard Courtney Fortson has also declared, but he will not sign with an agent. The diminutive point is not projected to go in either round, so this is probably just a fact-finding expedition for Fortson at this point. In coaching news, UNC-Wilmington hired former App State coach Buzz Peterson, who left his second go-round in Boone after just one season. This will be Peterson’s sixth head coaching gig in the last ten years (App State (twice), Tulsa, Tennessee, Coastal Carolina and UNC-Wilmington). With a great recruiting class coming in and a program on the rise, Missouri’s Mike Anderson formally refuted interest in the Oregon job after listening to their offer over the weekend. This Oregon thing is getting a little ridiculous. Give Eric Reveno or Randy Bennett a call and be done with it already.
- It seems as if the Big Ten is about to expand and it could happen very soon, ushering in a new round of conference switcheroos. Frankly, we’re a little tired of all of this conference realignment in the name of the almighty benjamin, but the reality is that nobody cares what we think and what we end up with in a few years after all the dust settles may look very different from what we currently enjoy.
- Did you recall that Arizona was actually still waiting to hear from the NCAA as to its self-imposed sanctions regarding the Lute Olson recruiting camps? Yeah, we didn’t either. Nevertheless, the school went in front of the NCAA Infractions Committee on Saturday and argued its case. They expect to hear in 8-10 weeks whether the sanctions they imposed on themselves were enough (loss of a scholarship in 2011-12 and limited recruiting).
- Siena starting guard Ronald Moore was arrested near campus early Sunday morning on suspicion of DWI. As a senior, Moore’s eligibility has expired but you still hate to see a young man putting his life and career in jeopardy in that regard.
- Superstar point guard prospect Josh Selby committed to Kansas on Sunday, ending his long recruitment with a situation that will allow him to walk into Sherron Collins’ starting position next season. Selby expects to be a 1-and-done player for Bill Self, and with his #4 Rivals.com ranking in tow, he has a good shot at fulfilling that dream.