Around The Blogosphere: June 29, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on June 29th, 2011

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General News

  • Austin Hatch Makes Progress, Continues to Fight: An update on the health of the Michigan commit following the recent airplane crash. (UM Hoops)
  • Calipari’s Buyout Helps Retain Him At UK: “John Calipari’s new contract extension already serves as a sign of a long-term marriage between himself and the school, but there’s a little provision that might have been overlooked earlier that might strengthen that. Calipari’s buyout is set at $1 million for each of the next three years, higher than what was included in the original deal. Under the previous agreement, Calipari had a $1 million buyout after this season, $500,000 after 2013 and no buyout in 2014.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • New assistant hoops coach has family ties to Arizona: A look at the background of newly-hired basketball assistant Joe Pasternack. (Arizona Desert Swarm)
  • FIBA Americas Cup 2011 — USA Beats Argentina Twice in 72 Hours, Takes Gold: Led by a group of talented high schoolers the US dominated the competition en route to the gold. (Villanova by the Numbers)


  • Does John Calipari’s Controversial Reputation Matter To His Recruiting?: Calipari has been on a historic tear with his recent recruiting classes, but can he still do it with the beating that his reputation is taking? (A Sea of Blue)
  • The Future of UCLA Basketball: Why Shabazz Should Say Yes and the Say No League: Trying to make a case for why uber-recruit Shabazz Muhammad should go to UCLA. (Bruins Nation)
  • Case in Point: Kyle Molock: A look at former Purdue commit Kyle Molock. (Boiled Sports)
  • Meet Anthony Bennett: A look at the 6’8″, 230-pound forward who was offered a scholarship by Kentucky. (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Shelt seeking dominance from IU commit Hollowell: “The difference in the impact of a focused Jeremy Hollowell versus the unfocused version is something that Lawrence Central coach J.R. Shelt is well-versed in.” (Inside the Hall)


  • Analysis: John Calipari’s New Contract: Looking at the details of Calipari’s contract. (A Sea of Blue)
  • FIBA U19 2011 World Championship — The Field is Set: A preview of the upcoming U19 World Championship. (Villanova by the Numbers)
  • What Would A 22 Game Season Mean?: Analyzing the pros and cons of the SEC’s proposed 22-game schedule. (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • We reminisce: Sean Miller’s bold defense forces Texas into 5-second count: A look back at one of the defining moments of this year’s NCAA Tournament. (Arizona Desert Swarm)
  • Casual Kenner League Preview: Top Five Questions: A Georgetown perspective on the summer league. (Casual Hoya)
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