Around The Blogosphere: July 18, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on July 18th, 2011


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General News

  • Leslie McDonald Tears ACL in NC Pro-Am Game: UNC was dealt a major setback with McDonald’s injury, which could keep him out for the entire season. (Carolina March)
  • Bullock Cleared To Play: Reggie Bullock returned to the court last week for the first time since early March. (Tar Heel Fan)
  • Anthony Hubbard Leaving Iowa: The controversial recruit is leaving the Hawkeyes before ever stepping on the court for them. (Black Hearts Gold Pants)
  • Arizona’s Jordin Mayes’ foot surgery is a bigger deal than you might think: An update on how Mayes is doing following his foot surgery. (Arizona Desert Swarm)
  • So, Maryland Assistant Dalonte Hill is Making $300k: “That’s what the Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Barker is saying, via a source. Which, in case you were wondering, is actually a couple dollars more than the entire assistant staff made during the 09/10 season.” (Testudo Times)
  • The Annual Syracuse Basketball Summer Slimdown Is On: An update on the Syracuse guards attempting to lose 10-15 pounds over the off-season. (Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician)
  • Kenner League Day 5 In Review: Tyler Adams Debuts, Otto Drains from Deep and Greg Monroe Returns: A recap of the action in the Georgetown-laden summer league. (Casual Hoya)


  • Peach Jam Notes: A variety of reports from the weekend’s action with different team biases. (Testudo Times: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3; Rumble in the Garden: Kyle Anderson and Ricardo Gathers; and Kentucky Sports Radio: Notes)
  • Alex Poythress picks up a UK offer: “According to the Recruit Scoop, Kentucky has extended a scholarship offer to 2012 recruit Alex Poythress of Clarksville, Tennessee. Poythress is a 6′8″ forward who Tyler Thompson introduced you to last week, and according to Rivals also holds offers from a host of other top schools, including UConn, Louisville, Florida and several others. He’s ranked as a four-star and the 13th-best at his position and #38 overall by Rivals, but the #4 small forward and a five-star by Scout.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Andre Drummond says he won’t play for UConn next season; will he ever?: “While Drummond, Rivals’ No. 2 player in the Class of 2012, is still unsure whether he’ll play in college — most likely at UConn — or go straight to the NBA draft, he is certain of one thing: He will not be suiting up for the Huskies this upcoming season.” (The UConn Blog)
  • Q & A: Hanner Perea talks improvement, mindset: An interview with the 5-star Indiana commit. (Inside the Hall)
  • Source: Kentucky in a good spot with Kaleb Tarczewski: “Kentucky is in a much better situation with Kaleb Tarczewski than is being reported and has a very strong chance of ultimately landing his services […] The seven-foot center, ranked by Rivals as the second-best center and #12 overall player in the class of 2012, has stated that he’ll announce his college decision in August.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • James Blackmon Jr. interview at adidas Invitational: A video interview with the 2014 Indiana commit. (Inside the Hall)
  • Trevon Bluiett talks recruiting, IU at adidas Invitational: A video interview with the 6’5″ recruit. (Inside the Hall)


  • Settle the Greatest Program Debate: An attempt at coming up with a mathematical formula to determine which program has been the most successful. (Kentucky Sports Radio: Introduction and Update)
  • D.J. Kennedy, the glue – Red Storm in Review 2011: “Despite stepping back on his scoring role, Kennedy became an integral part of St. John’s two way attack, tightening up his game. And his season capped an excellent four-year career for the Storm – he was possibly the best player Norm Roberts brought to the Queens campus. A look back at Kennedy, the player who tried to drag the Red Storm to victory for years.” (Rumble in the Garden)
  • Paris Horne – Red Storm in Review 2011: defense matters: “The soft spoken Paris Horne gave four very versatile years to the St. John’s program. A whole lot of dunks. Some nice frustrating defense. A big smile and dedication to his craft, whatever it needed to be that year.” (Rumble in the Garden)
  • Mind the gap: Rutgers Scarlet Knights basketball: An analysis of what the Scarlet Knights have coming back. (Rumble in the Garden)
  • Mind the gap: Seton Hall Pirates basketball: An analysis of what the Pirates have coming back. (Rumble in the Garden)
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