Around The Blogosphere: July 19, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on July 19th, 2011

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General News

  • Maryland-Kentucky to Play First Game in Nets’ New NYC Stadium?: A look at the rumored game.(Testudo Times)
  • Josh Pastner takes after John Calipari – Memphis still doesn’t want to play Tennessee: “Look, there’s only one John Calipari, and Josh Pastner has a long, long way to go to even be mentioned in the same breath as the former Memphis, current Kentucky coach in terms of not just wins, but general disdain among Tennessee fans.  But he took a step in the right direction today on Sports 180 in Knoxville, commenting on the Tennessee-Memphis rivalry and his desire to discontinue the series.” (Rocky Top Talk)
  • David Salinas Connected To GU, Now What?: Exploring Gonzaga’s potential connection to Salinas. (The Slipper Still Fits)
  • Lute Olson tied to investment adviser under investigation for Ponzi scheme: “David Salinas, an investment-adviser and founder of a Houston summer league basketball program, was found dead at the age of 60, according to CBS Sports. The news here is that the report written by Gary Parrish and Jeff Goodman says that sources say Salinas might have had a Ponzi scheme going, and the United States Security and Exchange Commission was scrounging around, looking into Salinas’ dealings with several high-profile basketball coaches. One of those named was former Arizona coach Lute Olson.” (Arizona Desert Swarm)
  • Kenner League Day 6 In Review: An update from the Georgetown summer league. (Casual Hoya)
  • Europe ’11 — Villanova to Participate in Euro Jam 2011: A preview of the Wildcats trip to Europe next month. (Villanova by the Numbers)

Recruiting

  • Five story lines from the first July evaluation period: “With the first of two live evaluation periods in the books, Inside the Hall takes a look at five Indiana basketball recruiting story lines from the opening ten days of July recruiting.” (Inside the Hall)
  • What does Louisville’s play for Andrew White mean?: “What makes the interaction with White interesting – or perhaps, more accurately, troubling – is the fact that U of L has also reportedly talked to White about the possibility of reclassifying to the class of 2011, a move that would make him eligible to play in the upcoming season. Now Louisville isn’t the only school that has brought this up as a possibility (Borzello says BYU and Wake Forest have as well), and the optimistic Cardinal fan will view this as Rick Pitino merely doing whatever he can to land a talented prospect, but all this still begs the question: What if White commits to Louisville and does reclassify?” (Card Chronicle)
  • Marcus Hunt gets scholarship offer from Louisville: “Lost in the hubbub caused by Louisville’s interaction with Andrew White yesterday was the fact that the Cardinal staff also extended a scholarship offer to fellow class of 2012 small forward Marcus Hunt. Hunt is a 6-5, 215-pound slashing wing out of Georgia who has impressed coached this summer with a drastic improvement in his perimeter game. The 4-star recruit is the 91st-best player in the country according to Rivals, and the 22nd best forward according to Scout.” (Card Chronicle)
  • Harrison Twins to Visit College Park, and Nate Britt Garners Maryland Offer, Too: An update on the Terrapins recruiting efforts. (Testudo Times)

Analysis

  • 2011 Team Similarities: Princeton vs. Harvard: “The two teams were almost inseparable by any metric. Princeton won 25 games, Harvard won 23. Harvard finished 83rd in KenPom, Princeton 84th. It was obvious that these were two very good, not just Ivy League, but basketball teams in general. But what do similarity scores say about the debate? The answer is that it’s still almost too close to call. Here are the top ten comparisons for both Princeton and Harvard.” (Big Apple Buckets)
  • Terrence Ross Will Be The Huskies Leader Next Season: A look at the player that many expect to be the leader of the Huskies in the upcoming season. (Seatown Sports)
  • Does David Salinas’ Invovement With Summer Basketball Implicate Coaches?: Digging deeper into the allegations of ties between Salinas and college basketball coaches. (A Sea of Blue)
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