Around The Blogosphere: August 1, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on August 1st, 2011

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General News

Recruiting

  • Questions abound as Andre Drummond’s coach says he doesn’t know where he’ll play this year: “As recently as two weeks ago it seemed clear that star recruit Andre Drummond would be spending the next year back at St. Thomas More in Oakdale. Now? Not so much. St. Thomas More coach Jere Quinn spoke with the Norwhich Bulletin on Thursday and said this: ‘I really don’t know what he’s doing.’ and this ‘I’ve been trying to get an answer and he hasn’t told me. We met about a month ago and his mother (Christine Drummond) said she would let me know the first week of August.'” (The UConn Blog)
  • Zak Irvin to Michigan: “After officially trimming his list to just two schools last week, Irvin made the call today and informed John Beilein that he wanted to join the Wolverines – as was confirmed by his AAU coach. He is the third 2013 commitment for John Beilein, joining Austin Hatch and Mark Donnal in the class. Irvin is also the third commitment from the state of Indiana in Michigan’s 2012 and 2013 classes” (UM Hoops and MGOBlog)
  • Ricardo Gathers commits to St. John’s. What are the Johnnies getting?: Analyzing the 6’7″ forward in the class of 2012. (Rumble in the Garden)
  • Q & A: Harris reflects on AAU season, looks ahead: “With his final AAU season coming to a close and his senior year at Hamilton Southeastern set to begin in a couple of weeks, five-star guard Gary Harris sat down with reporters to discuss a variety of topics at the Spiece Fieldhouse on Saturday in Ft. Wayne. Harris is playing in his final AAU event this weekend with D3 Pride in the GRBA National Championships.” (Inside the Hall)
  • Archie Goodwin, SEC battle for his services?: The shooting guard is apparently deciding between Arkansas and Kentucky. (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Arnaud Adala Moto Cuts List, Maryland Doesn’t Make It: “Maryland’s small forward prospects seem much more grim than they did about a week ago. The latest wound comes from Arnaud Adala Moto, the Cameroonian SF playing for Team Takeover and Episcopal (VA), who cut Maryland from his list. Moto’s list includes Florida, Miami, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest – and no Terps.” (Testudo Times)
  • 2014 Wapahani guard Grant Evans on the IU radar: “After a freshman campaign at Class 2A Wapahani where he averaged 20.7 points and 5.2 rebounds, 2014 guard Grant Evans is beginning to see his recruitment pick up traction this summer.” (Inside the Hall)

Analysis

  • UCLA and Arizona battle for Pac-12 basketball recruiting supremacy: A look at how the two teams are battling over players on the West Coast. (Arizona Desert Swarm)
  • Rising expectations and rising negativity: How has the Texas fan base come to its current view of Rick Barnes?: “Just how did expectations for Texas basketball get so high? And why are we, as a fan base, so damn negative about Rick Barnes?” (Burnt Orange Nation)
  • UCLA Basketball: A Front Court to Fear: A look at what should be a very good front court for the Bruins. (Bruins Nation)
  • Mind the gap: Providence Friars basketball: A look at what Providence has coming back next season. (Rumble in the Garden)
  • Gonzaga Mens Scrimmage, Gaz’s Take: Updates from Gonzaga’s open practices. (The Slipper Still Fits)
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