Around The Blogosphere: June 9, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on June 9th, 2011

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General News

  • DeAndre Daniels commits to UConn: “DeAndre Daniels, a four-star power forward from Woodland Hills, California has committed to play at UConn this fall.” (The UConn Blog)
  • Daniels: Calhoun told me he’ll be back: The star recruit reportedly signed with the Huskies after Jim Calhoun told him that he would be there to coach him. (The UConn Blog)
  • Rick Pitino press conference highlights: A handful of interesting points from the recent press conference. (Card Chronicle)
  • St. John’s recruit Amir Garrett drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 22nd round: Garrett faces a difficult decision on which path to pursue. (Rumble in the Garden)
  • Jordan Williams Speaks on Decision to Enter NBA Draft: Some interesting quotes from the former Terrapin. (Testudo Times)
  • UCLA Basketball Hires New Assistant Coach: “UCLA Basketball Coach Ben Howland rounded out his coaching staff today with the hire of Korey McCray.” (Bruins Nation)
  • Scoop Jardine Headed To 2011 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Tryouts: The rising senior guard will be attempting to make the team after being cut last season. (Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician)

Recruiting

  • Maryland Hosting Top-5 Big Man Mitch McGary for Visit: “If there was any legitimate home-run prospect in the 2012 class that Maryland even had an outside shot with, it’s Mitch McGary. The 6-11 big man who plays for Brewster Prep in New Hampshire, by way of Indiana, absolutely exploded this spring, jumping into ESPN’s and Rivals’ top 5. He was a Maryland target before his explosion, and shortly afterwards claimed Maryland in his top four.” (Testudo Times)
  • Zeller’s 26 points, 19 rebounds lead All-Stars in win: “Cody Zeller’s final game in the Hatchet House was a memorable one. After receiving a pregame standing ovation, Indiana’s Mr. Basketball scored a game-high 26 points and pulled down a game-high 19 rebounds as the Indiana All-Stars held off the Junior All-Stars, 117-113.” (Inside the Hall)
  • Notebook: Indiana All-Stars exhibition at Washington: A review of the performances of some of the top players from Indiana in the exhibition. (Inside the Hall)
  • Curious About 2012 Recruiting? Josh Gershon of Scout.com Analyzes Top Gonzaga Recruits: A look at some of Gonzaga’s targets for the class of 2012. (The Slipper Still Fits)
  • Q & A: 2013 Belleville (IL) guard Malcolm Hill: An interview with the Indiana target. (Inside the Hall)
  • Class of 2013 Primer: Wings: A review of Michigan’s class of 2013 target. (UM Hoops)

Analysis

  • What up with that? Possible Louisville starter won’t be on scholarship next year: Looking at how Rick Pitino may be able to have one of his top players play without using up a scholarship. (Card Chronicle)
  • Malcolm Lee, Ben Howland and the UCLA Factor: Analyzing the assertion that UCLA guards tend to play  better in the NBA than when they were at UCLA. (Bruins Nation)
  • Derrick Williams versus Kyrie Irving: Who’s No. 1?: Debating who should be the first pick in the NBA Draft. (Arizona Desert Swarm)
  • Deandre Daniels to UCONN, More Texas Basketball Pain: Reflecting on the one-time Texas commit. (Burnt Orange Nation)
  • All Is Well In Kansas Basketball Land: A reaction about the DeAndre Daniels decision from Lawrence. (Rock Chalk Talk)
  • Yet Another Pundit Says Maryland Basketball is a Top 10 Job: Weighing in on another list of the top jobs in the country. (Testudo Times)
  • Top Fifteen Big 5 Value Add Returning Players: Rating the top returning Big 5 players using advanced metrics. (Villanova by the Numbers)
  • Katz: Hey, This Marshall Kid Might Be Important: Analyzing Andy Katz’s piece on the UNC point guard. (Tar Heel Fan Blog)
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