Around The Blogosphere: July 22, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on July 22nd, 2011

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General News

  • McDonald Injury Update: An interview with Leslie McDonald talking about his injury. (Tar Heel Fan)
  • Lute Olson releases statement on David Salinas involvement, Arizona fans can breathe more easily: Olson says that he did not invest money with Salinas before his retirement. (Arizona Desert Swarm)
  • Johnson Sidelined for Europe Trip: “Incoming Villanova Freshman Tyrone Johnson will not be able to play during Villanova’s Summer Tour of Europe. The 6’3″ point guard sustained a broken foot during a pickup game last month and had surgery according to Joe Juliano who spoke with Head Coach Jay Wright.” (VU Hoops)
  • Kansas Prominently Featured As Part Of The 2012 Big 12/ESPN Big Monday Schedule: “SPN released it’s 2012 Big Monday schedule and it’s no surprise that Kansas will once again play a prominent role in one of the premier weekly matchups in conference play. For years Kansas has dominated the Big 12 Big Monday slate and with 4 of 7 slots scheduled this year, that continues.” (Rock Chalk Talk)
  • Calipari Thinks A Redshirt Could Work Out Well For Hood: “With the news that Kentucky junior Jon Hood tore his ACL in a pickup game Monday came the question of whether or not he would end up taking a redshirt this season while he recovered. The man that will ultimately make the decision, John Calipari, doesn’t think that’s a terrible idea. He’s not sold on it yet, but he’s definitely considering it. Calipari told ESPN’s Andy Katz, ‘We’ll see how it goes. It’s a possibility. It might help him.’ If they end up giving Hood a redshirt, Calipari thinks that it could help his career out in the long run by letting him spend this season working out with the loaded roster the Cats have in place. He would return next season with two years of eligibility remaining.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)

Recruiting

  • Video: Trevon Bluiett Highlights at Best of the Midwest: “Recruiting interest is on the rise for Park Tudor’s Trevon Bluiett as Arizona is now the latest school to express interest in the 2014 forward. Bluiett, who is playing AAU with Spiece Indy Heat, already holds offers from Indiana and Virginia and is being looked at by Butler, Florida, Florida State, Marquette, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon State, Purdue, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia Tech.” (Inside the Hall)
  • Video: Jaquan Lyle Highlights at Best of the Midwest: “Evansville Bosse sophomore Jaquan Lyle made the switch from the Eric Gordon All-Stars to Spiece Indy Heat prior to the July evaluation period and the 2014 guard admitted the adjustment was rough after his first game at the adidas Invitational. But the adjustment period appeared to be over when Lyle, the No. 10 prospect nationally in the 2014 class by ESPN.com, exploded for 42 points in a game at the Best of the Midwest in Indianapolis last week.” (Inside the Hall)
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