Around The Blogosphere: July 28, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on July 28th, 2011

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General News

  • U of L basketball earns top academic honor: “The University of Louisville men’s basketball team has earned the 2010-11 BIG EAST Conference Team Academic Excellence Award, which recognizes the highest collective grade-point averages in each of the conference’s 26 sports.” (Card Chronicle)
  • Basketball Prospectus ranks Draymond Green the 14th best returning player in the country: The senior is expected to step up this year as the lone Spartan in the top 100. (The Only Colors)
  • Miller To Try Out For World University Games Team: “Kentucky forward Darius Miller is going to give international competition another try as the former U19 gold medalist will begin camp with Team USA Friday in hopes of making the World University Games roster. Miller is one of 22 players who accepted the invitations to the camp, which will be held in Colorado Springs and trimmed to the final playing roster August 8. The team will compete in China August 12-23 and will be coached by Purdue’s Matt Painter.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)


  • A look back at Indiana’s unprecedented recruiting run: A chronological recap of Indiana’s recent recruiting success. (Inside the Hall)
  • Terp-Centric Super Showcase Roundup: Harrison Twins Have Top 5: “The games of the evening happened to overshadow this perhaps more important basketball recruiting news: it would appear that Maryland is in the top 5 for Andrew and Aaron Harrison, twin guards in the 2013 class and two of the best players in the country: In terms of recruiting, there is a top five for both: Villanova, Baylor, Kentucky, Maryland and Texas.” (Testudo Times)
  • Houston Defenders Win AAU Super Showcase: Impressions of Terp Targets: A look at the recent performances of Maryland targets. (Testudo Times)
  • Kyle Anderson Or Bust: Georgetown Targets Top Class of 2012 Talent: The Hoyas are pushing hard for one of the top prospects in the class of 2012. (Casual Hoya)
  • July Evaluation Report – Jay Simpson: “2012 commitment Jay Simpson has reinforced what we’ve known about him for sometime now: he has the tools and skill set to be a really, really good player at the next level.” (Hammer & Rails)


  • When it comes to removing Jeff Hathaway, ‘why’ isn’t important: “This may shock regular readers, but I don’t think Jeff Hathaway is a good athletic director and I’ve been waiting for him to get fired for months now (even if I thought it would take longer than it has).” (The UConn Blog)
  • Doug McDermott, Ray McCallum and special cases: Comparing McDermott and McCallum to other notable freshman with some surprising results. (Big Apple Buckets)
  • UK Basketball All-Decade Team: 1950s Edition: Looking at the best players at Kentucky during the 1950s. (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • The Ups and Downs of UCLA Basketball: A look at the current state of UCLA basketball. (Bruins Nation)
  • Worrying the Point: Reviewing Pittsburgh’s difficulty finding a true point guard after the departure of Levance Fields. (Pitt Blather)
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One response to “Around The Blogosphere: July 28, 2011”

  1. mothball says:

    Somewhat surprised by Louisville’s academic record. How have Pitino teams fared in the past? Maybe it’s just a bad rep..

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