Around The Blogosphere: July 27, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on July 27th, 2011

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General News

  • When Jim Calhoun says he doesn’t want to see anyone get fired, he probably means he wants to see Jeff Hathaway get fired: An update on the ongoing turmoil at UConn. (The UConn Blog)
  • Vitale ranks Louisville ninth: “Dick Vitale, in his infinite wisdom, has pegged the 2011-2012 Louisville Cardinals as the 9th-best team in the country.” (Card Chronicle)
  • World University Games 2011 — USA Announces Training Roster: “Late last week USA Basketball identified the 22 college players who will tryout for the USA World University Games men’s team, the training sessions to begin July 29 in Colorado Springs, CO. Two, Tu Holloway of Xavier and Jordan Taylor of Wisconsin have declined their invitations as of late last week. The twelve who are selected will represent the USA and should depart for Shenzhen, China, site of this year’s games, on August 8.” (Villanova by the Numbers)

Recruiting

  • Might Want To Start Learning How To Spell Tarczewski: “Just a few weeks ago Kentucky was nowhere to be found as one of Kaleb Tarczewski’s potential suitors, but that all changed at the Peach Jam.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Video: Nik Stauskas at Las Vegas Fab 48 Invitational: “2012 Michigan commitment Nik Stauskas put together one of his best tournaments of the summer at the Fab 48 Invitational in Las Vegas. Stauskas led his Grassroots Canada AAU team to the semifinals before they were bounced by the eventual champions, the Kansas City 76ers. Stauskas  averaged 22 points per game while knocking down 47% of his threes through seven contests.” (UM Hoops)
  • What does Jevon Thomas’ decommitment mean for the Johnnies?: A look at what the recruit’s change of heart means for how St. John’s will recruit a point guard. (Rumble in the Garden)
  • Meet Dakari Johnson: “Another day, another player for Cal to watch. This time it was 6’9″ center Dakari Johnson, a teammate of Michael Gilchrist last season at St. Patrick’s and one of the top players in the class of 2014.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Indiana interested in 2013 Flint Beecher point guard Monte Morris: “Another 2013 point guard has piqued the interest of Indiana according to our friend Jody Demling of The Louisville Courier-Journal. Monte Morris, a 6-foot-1, 160-pound floor general from Beecher High School in Flint, Michigan told Demling at the AAU Super Showcase in Orlando that the Hoosiers are recruiting him.” (Inside the Hall)

Analysis

  • Great Expectations for Louisville Basketball in 2011, but is it Final Four or Bust?: Taking a look at expectations for the Cardinals. (Card Chronicle)
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