Around The Blogosphere: July 13, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on July 13th, 2011


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General News

  • Syracuse Basketball Exhibition Slate Includes Cal-State Los Angeles, College Of St. Rose: “The Orange will begin the 2011-2012 season with their usual two exhibition games in the Dome and they’ll playing two familiar exhibition foes, Cal-State Los Angeles and College of St. Rose. The Orange and the CSULA Golden Eagles will square off on Tuesday, November 1, and SU will host the CoSR Golden Knights on Tuesday, November 8.” (Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician)


  • DaJuan Coleman to visit in September: “Coleman said he would visit Lexington in September and will decide around Christmas where he will play his college basketball.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Georgetown’s July Recruiting Period Heats Up As 2011 Peach Jam Gets Underway: An update on some of Georgetown’s targets. (Casual Hoya)
  • Archie Goodwin waiting until the spring to pick his school: “Goodwin told Matt that he will not pick a school until the spring. The five-star shooting guard from Arkansas spent today playing under the watchful eye of John Calipari and remains one of Kentucky’s main targets and one of the three shooting guards (Shabazz Muhammad and Ricky Ledo are the others) that they’re pushing after for the class of 2012.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Terps Watch Auguste, More Love for Houston Defenders: An update on Maryland’s latest recruiting efforts. (Testudo Times)
  • Bob Gibbons Thinks Robert Carter Could Be A Cat Soon: “Long-time basketball scout and creator of the coincidentally titled, Bob Gibbons, took off for the Peach Jam tournament in South Carolina yesterday, but threw out a little teaser to Cats fans before he did.  Gibbons Tweeted out “Headed to the Nike Peach Jam. Prediction: 6-8 PF Robert Carter, Thomasville, GA, will commit soon to Kentucky. Remember where you heard it!“.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Learn More About Nerlens Noel: “Dave Telep, the senior recruiting analyst for ESPN, turned his focus one one of the same players Calipari chose to focus on today, Nerlens Noel.  Noel likely isn’t a name you’re too familiar with, as he is in the class of 2013 and not 2012, but it’s clear he’s a primary target for Kentucky and when you read more about him it’s easy to see why.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Leron Black wants to go to Kentucky: “Normally it would be a waste of my time and yours to discuss recruits from the class of 2014. Kentucky still doesn’t have a player from the class of 2012, so why would we worry about guys two years younger than those recruits? But Leron Black from Memphis stands out after a comment he made at the Eddie Ford Kentucky Hoopfest in Louisville this week.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Video: Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell Highlights at adidas Invitational: “Park Tudor and Indiana Elite point guard Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell is Indiana’s point guard of the future and the talented floor general put together an impressive string of performances at last week’s adidas Invitational at North Central.” (Inside the Hall)
  • Video: Zak Irvin and VJ Beachem at Adidas Invitational: “Michigan offeree Zak Irvin and his AAU temmate VJ Beachem both had productive performances in front of numerous college coaches at the Adidas Invitational in Indianapolis last week.” (UM Hoops)
  • Video: Collin Hartman Highlights at adidas Invitational: “2013 Indianapolis Cathedral and Eric Gordon All-Stars wing Collin Hartman is off to a hot start this summer and according to his AAU coach Matt Green, the IU commit has become much more aggressive offensively in recent months.” (Inside the Hall)
  • Video: Derrick Walton and Steve Haney at Adidas Invitational: “Derrick Walton put together a great week in Indianapolis, exploding for a handful of 30+ point performances on the national stage. Walton led his Michigan Mustangs 16U squad to the Elite 8 in the platinum bracket with a run that included an upset over the Eric Gordon All-Stars.” (UM Hoops)


  • Gary Parrish Latest Example of Media Obsession with Calipari: “While every college basketball reporter continues to seek out the silver bullet that will derail the Calipari train, I was under the assumption that all such attempts would at least follow the basic tenets of reporting and rely, at least somewhat, on some correlation to facts. Yes, Pete Thamel’s reports have more factual holes than Casey Anthony’s alibi, but they at least attempt to deal in the realm of actual events, rather than total raw speculation. I believed that in the future we could at least rely on reporters to deal with findings, instead of throwing something against the wall and seeing what would stick. I was wrong. Gary Parrish of CBS Sports has taken a step off the deep end of the Calipari obsession pool once again, this time under the cover of a “story” about Freshman UK player Anthony Davis.” (A Sea of Blue)
  • Basketball evolving in different ecosystems: Just why are the offenses in the NBA and the NCAA so different?: Analyzing the differences by looking at four key points. (Burnt Orange Nation)
  • NCAA Basketball Coaches: Figuring Out Who Is Earning Their Money: Attemping to see which coaches deliver the best value. (A Sea of Blue)
  • The ten greatest Louisville basketball players of all-time: A few of the names on the list may be unfamiliar to our younger readers. (Card Chronicle)
  • The argument for Phoenix to host the Pac-12 Tournament: “One more year and the Pac-12 Tournament is gone from Los Angeles and the Staples Center. That’s one year to figure out not only a new venue but a way to get one of the most poorly-attended college basketball tournaments out of the Big Six conferences some recognition, fans and sponsors.” (Arizona Desert Swarm)
  • Justin Burrell – Red Storm in Review 2011: star crossed or big tease?: A review of Burrell’s 2010-2011 season. (Rumble in the Garden)
  • Mind the gap: South Florida Bulls basketball: Previewing USF’s 2011-2012 season. (Rumble in the Garden)
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