Around The Blogosphere: May 16, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on May 16th, 2011

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  • Mark Turgeon Lands First Commitment at Maryland, 2012 Sleeper Guard Seth Allen: “Say what you want to say about Mark Turgeon, but he works fast. Just days after being hired, he’s already landed his first commitment of the 2012 class: Fredericksburg Christian (VA) 6-2 guard Seth Allen. Allen joins fellow Virginian Justin Anderson as the Maryland commitments in the 2012 class; the Terrapins will likely have at least five open scholarships in the class, thanks to the recent defections of Jordan Williams, Sterling Gibbs, Martin Breunig, and possibly Nick Faust.” (Testudo Times)
  • Maryland Meeting with Dalonte Hill: Who He Is and Why He Matters: Some background information on the Kansas State assistant and why Maryland is pushing to add him to their new staff. (Testudo Times)
  • Incoming ‘Cats Shun Team USA For Leg Up On Next Season: Michael Gilchrist, Marquis Teague, and Anthony Davis were among a group of 27 players that turned down an offer to play for the under-19 US National team in order to get ready to play college basketball. (A Sea of Blue)
  • Florida Releases Assistant Basketball Coaches’ Salaries: The three assistants will be making between $100,000 and $235,000 in salary along with various extra incentives. (Alligator Army)


  • Recruitment blowing up for 2012 big man McGary: “A year ago, Mitch McGary’s recruitment was limited due to question marks about his academics. So the 6-foot-11, 255-pound Chesterton native made the decision to transfer to Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire to focus on getting his grades in order and also to play against some of the country’s top competition. Fast forward to the spring of 2011 and McGary, now a member of the class of 2012, is making waves as one of the nation’s most sought after big men.” (Inside the Hall)
  • Q&A: 2013 PG Jalen James Talks Michigan Visit: “2013 Chicago point guard Jalen James made the trip from Chicago up to Ann Arbor on Sunday afternoon for an unofficial visit. James is a prototypical pass first point guard with good size and one of the fastest risers on the AAU circuit this spring, after playing at a smaller underexposed Chicago charter school.” (UM Hoops)
  • Jurkin’s right leg improving, could return for July: The Hoosier recruit appears to be getting better, which is good news for Tom Crean and Hoosier fans. (Inside the Hall)
  • Hollowell makes his return at adidas May Classic: A brief interview with the 2012 forward. (Inside the Hall)
  • adidas May Classic: Day Two: Some highlights from this weekend’s events. (Inside the Hall)


  • The NCAA Enforcement Experience: Are We Getting It Yet?: Taking a look at how the NCAA handles infractions and the criticism that they receive for how they handle those infractions. (A Sea of Blue)
  • A Post-Deadline Look at the Big East: Louisville Cardinals: Looking at a Cardinal team that should be significantly more talented than this season’s overachieving team. (Casual Hoya)
  • Kyrie or Derrick? Breaking Down the NBA Draft Lottery Sweepstakes: A look at what selection teams in the NBA Draft Lottery might make if they land the #1 overall pick. (Every Month Should Be March)
  • What About Tony Woods?: Weighing the pros & cons of the controversial transfer. (A Sea of Blue)
  • Tony Woods and the Unfortunate Power of the Media: Questioning how Woods has been portrayed in the media and how our view of sports can, at times, be distorted by their presentation of the sports world. (A Sea of Blue)
  • Filling Space: What Will Maryland and Mark Turgeon Do With Extra 2011 Scholarships?: Now that space has opened up in this year’s incoming freshman class Turgeon has some work to find suitable recruits. (Testudo Times)
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