Around The Blogosphere: July 5, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on July 5th, 2011

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General News

  • Tony Delk officially named NMSU assistant: “New Mexico State University said that Tony Delk would be leaving Kentucky and joining Marvin Menzies’ staff as an assistant for the Aggies.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Updated 2011-2012 basketball schedule: A look at what we have of Louisville’s schedule so far. (Card Chronicle)
  • Doron Lamb makes Yahoo!’s All-Firecracker Team: The Kentucky sophomore is one of the players that is expected to have a break-out season next year. (Kentucky Sports Radio)

Recruiting

  • If Calipari Gets His Wish, This is his next Great Big Man: “[DaJuan] Coleman is John Calipari’s #1 powerful big man target for 2012. I am told that the staff sees Coleman as playing the same role as Josh Harrelson this past season, but with more skill. He is a banger and can shoot from the outside, while muscling down low with his 6′10″, 280 pound frame. HE will make an immediate impact in college basketball and could cement the post for UK in the 2012-2013 season.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • AAU Preview: adidas Invitational in Indianapolis: “The July evalation period kicks off this week with one of the summer’s best events: The adidas Invitational in Indianapolis. adidas’ premier event of the summer begins on Wednesday morning and runs through Saturday afternoon at North Central High School and venues throughout the city.” (Inside the Hall)
  • Peter Jurkin will not return for July evaluation period: “Peter Jurkin, the first recruit to join Indiana’s 2012 recruiting class, will miss the July evaluation as he continues to recover from a stress fracture in his right leg.” (Inside the Hall)
  • It’s July: New Basketball Recruiting Rankings and Things to Watch For: An update on Maryland recruiting. (Testudo Times)
  • Q & A: 2014 Speedway guard Justin Brent: An interview with the 6’4″ 2014 guard. (Inside the Hall)
  • Recruiting Analysts Invite The Big Blue Nation To Panic: A look at Dave Telep’s claim that the Wildcats are in trouble with their recruiting for the class of 2012. (A Sea of Blue)

Analysis

  • Could Kentucky Hypothetically Field Two Top 25 Teams Next Year?: “We all know the 2011-12 edition of the Kentucky Wildcats is going to be good. Perhaps even scary good. They will have experience (Miller, Jones, Lamb,) to blend with talent (Gilchrist, Davis, Teague, Wiltjer,) to make up one of the likely two best teams taking the court next year. Anyone who isn’t an idiot has Kentucky penciled in as 1 or 2 headed into next season – with the rest of the top 25 a guessing game. But could Kentucky take up two spots in the top 25?” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • What Are The NCAA Implications Of Calipari’s Invitation UK’s NBA Alumni?: “John Calipari’s recent high-profile invitation to former UK players now locked out by the NBA to come to Lexington to train and perhaps study has drawn a lot of comment, both serious and otherwise.  So what, if any, would be the NCAA implications of having professional players on campus during the summer?” (A Sea of Blue)
  • Could increased athleticism lead to a bolder offense for Tom Izzo and Michigan State?: “There’s no doubt Izzo is one of the best coaches in college basketball. But is he a bold coach?To this point in his coaching career, there’s a case that he’s the opposite. He’s a conventional, old-school coach and a highly successful one. His most successful teams have won by taking care of the ball, by playing unselfishly, by crashing the boards, by defending and by diving after loose balls. There’s little flash and an abundance of quiet substance to Michigan State basketball because of Izzo’s influence.” (The Only Colors)
  • Is slower better in college basketball?: Attempting to show a correlation between tempo and performance. (Big Apple Buckets)
  • Kenner League Recap: A review of the first two days of action in DC. (Casual Hoya: Day 1 and Day 2)
  • “Coach, you’re on the clock” Part I – Frank Haith: Laying out what new Missouri coach Frank Haith needs to do in Columbia to win approval. (Kitchen KC)
  • “Coach, you’re on the clock” Part II – Lon Kruger: Attempting to lay a plan for Kruger to lead Oklahoma back into the nation’s elite. (Kitchen KC)
  • “Coach, you’re on the clock” Part III – Frank Martin: The Kansas State coach has been consistent during his time in Manhattan, but can he keep it up with the change the program has undergone since last March. (Kitchen KC)
  • Napier off the bench, or why Jim Calhoun is a better coach than I am: Analyzing the decision to use Napier off the bench late in the season. (The UConn Blog)
  • Playing “What If” — Suffocats vs. 2009-10 Wildcats: A head-to-head comparison of the Kentucky teams that lost in the Elite 8 despite being the #1 seed in their respective regions. (A Sea of Blue)
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