Around The Blogosphere: Draft Day Edition

Posted by nvr1983 on June 23rd, 2011

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General News

  • Rotnei Clarke Gets His Release: The Arkansas star has been granted a release after a rather complicated discussion with Razorback staff. (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Kevin Broadus Rejoins the Georgetown Staff; Hired as Special Assistant to John Thompson III: The controversial former Binghamton coach will join the Hoyas next season. (Casual Hoya)
  • Ed O’Bannon and Baron Davis Return to Westwood to Finish Classes: The former Bruin greats are back on campus taking classes. (Bruins Nation)
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. Makes USA U19 World Championship Team: “USA Basketball announced today that Tim Hardaway Jr. made the cut for 2011 USA U19 World Championship team. That means that Hardaway will spend the next three weeks training in Colorado and traveling to Europe to participate in the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championships.” (UM Hoops)
  • FIBA Americas Cup 2011 — U16 Americas Cup Field is Set: An overview of Team USA’s competition. (Villanova by the Numbers)
  • Georgia Tech Transfer Brian Oliver Thinking Big East, Maybe Syracuse: “According to Adam Zagoria, Georgia Tech transfer Brian Oliver is thinking about moving to a Big East school in the Northeast and that puts Syracuse on the list.” (Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician)
  • Keith Urgo Lured to Penn State: “Patrick Chambers has plucked a Villanova coach for his staff at Penn State. Keith Urgowho was an Assistant Coach last year for Villanova will be heading to State College for the same role.” (VU Hoops)

Recruiting

  • Andre Drummond skipping college?: “The best big man in the 2012 class might be skipping college and heading straight to the league.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Rick Pitino’s class of 2011 is top five: “Scout.com has unveiled its final team rankings for the recruiting class of 2011, and Louisville’s group of Blackshear, Behanan, Price, Nunez and Ware checks in at No. 5.” (Card Chronicle)
  • NBA Top 100 Camp Q & A: Hanner Perea: An interview with Indiana’s power forward commit. (Inside the Hall)
  • UCLA Basketball Scores a Big Early Recruit in Jordan Adams: “Welcome Jordan Adams! Jordan Adams is the newest Bruin. Jordan is a 4 star small forward recruit out of Georgia via Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, also known as “Mater Dei East.”” (Bruins Nation)
  • Meet Kuran Iverson: “The newest name to pop up on the recruiting radar for Kentucky fans is 2013 small forward Kuran Iverson, a Connecticut native who put the Cats in his top three, along with UConn and Syracuse, at the NBA Player’s Association Camp this weekend.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Indiana among the early offers for 2013 wing Zeigler: “While word of Indiana’s interest in 2013 wing Byron “Bo” Zeigler just began percolating this spring, the Hoosiers have been tracking the 6-foot-6, 180-pound Detroit Community (MI) standout for quite some time.” (Inside the Hall)
  • 2012 Q&A: Sherron Dorsey-Walker Recaps U-M Visit: The guard prospect discusses his visit to Ann Arbor. (UM Hoops)
  • Georgetown’s Class of 2012 Recruiting Targets: The Guards: A look at which guards the Hoyas are targeting. (Casual Hoya)
  • Georgetown’s Class of 2012 Recruiting Targets: The Wings: A look at which small forwards the Hoyas are targeting. (Casual Hoya)
  • NBA Top 100 Camp Q & A: Jeremy Hollowell: An interview with one of Indiana’s current 2012 commits. (Inside the Hall)
  • Class of 2013 Intro: Point Guards: A look at some of the 2013 point guards that Indiana is recruiting. (Inside the Hall)
  • Prospect Introductions: 2012 guard Katin Reinhardt: “If there is one trend that we can immediately recognize from the direction of the 2012 recruiting class, it is that Donny Daniels is having a tremendous impact. The most recent addition to the Gonzaga coaching staff is one of the most established recruiters in the country, specifically in the state of California. Thus far, the 2012 prospect list has basically been a who’s who from The Golden State. The latest addition to that prospect list is Katin Reinhardt from Mater Dei High School.” (The Slipper Still Fits)

Analysis

  • The One And Done Rule Re-examined: “The one-and-done rule has been almost universally criticized by the sports press as well as by coaches, who either want to see the rule completely eliminated and players allowed to enter the NBA out of high school, or the rule lengthened to force players to attend at least one more year of college, and preferably more than one.” (A Sea of Blue)
  • Life After Klay Thompson: How Will The Cougs Move Forward?: “We’ve spent a lot of time this week talking about Klay Thompson’s NBA Draft prospects — rightfully so, in our eyes, given that he’s likely going to be the highest drafted Cougar ever. But while we’re proud of Thompson’s accomplishments, we’ll only be following his pro career from afar. What we’re truly interested in is what this team is going to do without him.” (Coug Center)
  • FIBA Americas Cup 2011 — USA Downs Brazil to Open Tournament: A possession-based analysis of the U16 team’s game against Brazil. (Villanova by the Numbers)
  • A look back: Arizona Wildcats drafted by the NBA in the last five years: Looking back at recent Arizona players selected in the NBA Draft. (Arizona Desert Swarm)
  • UCLA Basketball: Where Wings Soar: Looking back at the recent performance of UCLA wing players. (Bruins Nation)
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