Around The Blogosphere: August 3, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on August 3rd, 2011

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General News

  • Austin Hatch Makes Slow Progress: An update on Hatch and his family. (UM Hoops)
  • Immediate help on the way? 2011 PF Jaylen Bond commits to UT: “Much has been made of the lack of depth in Texas Basketball’s 2011 – 2012 frontcourt. The Horns return seniors Alexis Wangmene and Clint Chapman as their only experienced post players. Obviously, Texas needed some help in the frontcourt, and they might have gotten it this evening with the commitment of 2011 Plymouth Meeting, PA PF Jaylen Bond.” (Burnt Orange Nation)
  • Rotnei Clarke will not be a Sooner after all: “Clarke has instead chosen Brad Stevens and the Butler Bulldogs as the destination for his final year of eligibility. Clarke will have to sit out the upcoming season due to NCAA transfer rules. It was believed that Clarke was on the verge of choosing OU, however when news broke last week regarding the NCAA/Tiny Gallon issue that caused enough uncertainty on Clarke’s part to go another way.” (Crimson adn Cream Machine)


  • Derrick Walton to Michigan: “2013 point guard Derrick Walton has committed to Michigan. Walton is the second 2013 commitment that the Wolverines have landed in as many days. Walton is a consensus top 100 recruit and is ranked 88th by, 77th by and 92nd by Those rankings were published before the July evaluation period where Walton excelled, exploding for over 30-points on several occasions in front of Michigan head coach John Beilein.” (UM Hoops)
  • Terp-Centric Basketball Recruiting: A recap of Maryland’s recent recruiting efforts. (Testudo Times: Part 1 and Part 2)
  • Texas Basketball Recruiting Summer Evals: An update on the players that Texas is targeting. (Burnt Orange Nation)
  • Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: Recruiting Roundup: An update on Kentucky’s recruiting efforts. (A Sea of Blue)
  • St. John’s basketball recruiting 2012, August update: An update on St. John’s recruiting efforts. (Rumble in the Garden)
  • Amile Jefferson’s List Grows: “One of the top Philadelphia-area basketball prospects in the 2012 class, Amile Jefferson, is fast approaching the beginning of his final year of high school. While many members of his class have already made their college decisions and are awaiting the early signing period to make them official, Jefferson’s list of schools continues to expand.” (VU Hoops)


  • Where Does Haukur Palsson’s Sudden Departure Leave Maryland, Now and in the Future?: “Smart-aleck answer: with 8 scholarship players, dummy. Longer answer: Palsson’s random declaration of leaving the program to pursue a pro career in Europe does indeed leave Maryland rather short-handed and is a pretty big blow for the short-term, but there might be a long-term silver lining.” (Testudo Times)
  • The Beilein Recruiting Trajectory: A look at how John Beilein’s recruiting has improved during his time in Ann Arbor. (MGoBlog)
  • Expectations for Thomas Robinson in 2011-12: Projecting what Robinson could do next season. (Rock Chalk Talk)
  • A Player by Player Evaluation of the Georgetown Hoyas at the Kenner League: “The Kenner League regular season wrapped up this past weekend, so it’s time for some overall player recaps before we head into the vaunted post-season. Keep in mind that my main qualification for providing this analysis is a sore back from the bleachers and an immune system that can withstand Kenner League hot dogs.” (Casual Hoya)
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: What to Expect Based on the Stats of Similar Recruits: Projecting what Kidd-Gilchrist might do next season. (A Sea of Blue)
  • Mind the gap: Pittsburgh Panthers basketball: A look at what the Panthers might look like with their returning roster. (Rumble in the Garden)
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