Around The Blogosphere: July 12, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on July 12th, 2011

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General News

  • Former Kentucky Student Assistant To Play For Turkey National Squad: “Forever a former Wildcat in our hearts, Enes Kanter was listed among 18 players set to play for the Turkish National Team on their finalized roster. Kanter mentioned a handful of times that he would like to play for Turkey in the event of a lockout, so seeing this made official doesn’t come as much of a shock. Kanter will be joined by a few other NBA players including Hedo Turkoglu and a few other players you aren’t familiar with.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • FIBA U19 World Championship — USA Defeats Australia For Fifth Place: Team US was unable to win gold, but knocked off the Aussie in the 5th place game. (Villanova by the Numbers)
  • Erik Murphy Receives Deferred Prosecution: “Remember the incident at a St. Augustine bar in April that produced arrests for Florida basketball players Erik Murphy and Cody Larson? Murphy’s taking deferred prosecution for his part, according to the Orlando Sentinel, an arrangement that should keep him from doing time and in the Florida program.” (Alligator Army)


  • Scouting Michigan State basketball players in Lansing’s Moneyball Pro-Am: “This year’s league, organized by former Lansing Everett star and NBA player Desmond Ferguson, features current Michigan State players Draymond Green, Derrick Nix, Keith Appling (although he’s been away with Team USA), Adriean Payne, Dwaun Anderson, Branden Dawson, Brandan Kearney, Travis Trice, Alex Gauna and Brandon Wood. There are also a few former Spartans on rosters — Charlie Bell, Marquise Gray and Kelvin Torbert — and a collection of college players from Central Michigan, Oakland University, Toledo and University of Detroit, among others, and several guys currently playing professionally overseas.” (The Only Colors)
  • Mark Donnal at Adidas Invitational: Video of the class of 2013 big man in action and doing an interview. (UM Hoops)
  • Baby Boogie playing at the Eddie Ford Kentucky HoopFest: “Yep, same stare. Look familiar? That’s Jaleel Cousins, little brother of our beloved Boogie, DeMarcus Cousins. He’s playing for the Birmingham Storm in this week’s Eddie Ford Kentucky HoopFest in Louisville.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Antigua Checks Out TJ Warren Again: “While John Calipari is spending the day traveling to a destination for you to figure out on your own (most likely Milwaukee), assistant Orlando Antigua was back in Louisville this morning watching small forward TJ Warren again.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Langston Morris-Walker, SF, Berkeley: Cal Basketball Recruiting Target 2012: “It doesn’t get more local than Langston Morris-Walker. The kid balls only a mile away from Haas Pavilion at Berkeley High, and he’s one of those wings that’s loaded with upside.” (California Golden Blogs)
  • 2013 guard Darryl Hicks talks recruiting, Indiana: The 6’4″ guard discusses his current recruiting situation. (Inside the Hall)
  • The Perry Ellis Push Appears To Be Continuing: “The battle between Coach Cal, Bill Self and Coach K looks to be set to continue this week in a new destination as all three coaches are expected in Wisconsin tomorrow to watch him play in the NY2LA Summer Jam.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)


  • Team USA Under 19 Loss To Russia Causing A Stir: Taking issue with writers and players questioning the decision of some players not to join Team USA. (A Sea of Blue)
  • Mind the gap: Syracuse Orange basketball: A preview of what Syracuse is bringing back for this season. (Rumble in the Garden)
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