Around The Blogosphere: August 16, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on August 16th, 2011

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General News

  • USA 112, South Korea 68: “Continuing their domination of Group D play, Team USA secured their third consecutive +30 point win over a Group D opponent Monday as they defeated South Korea 112-68 in the University of Shenzhen’s Main Gym.” (Villanova by the Numbers)
  • USA 102, Hungary 53: “The USA men’s team upped their World University Games record to 2-0 with a dominant performance over Team Hungary Sunday in the University of Shenzhen’s Main Gym.” (Villanova by the Numbers)
  • Cal Men’s Basketball Escapes Upsala Basket, 76-74: “A win is a win, right?  In an ugly, uneven game, the Cal Bears outlasted Upsala Basket by a slim, two-point margin. Allen Crabbe, Richard Solomon, and Brandon Smith lead the way. To be fair, senior standouts Jorge Gutierrez(ankle) and Harper Kamp (knees) did not play. Both Justin Cobbs and Robert Thurman had rough games, particularly on the defensive end.” (California Golden Blogs)
  • Fab Melo Helps Brazil Start World University Games 2-0: “Fab Melo and the Brazilian National Team are off to a great start in the 2011 World University Games.” (Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician)
  • Bruce Pearl Would Like To Sell You His Home: “With his future still up in the air until the NCAA decides just how much his stupidity should be punished, former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl is divorcing himself from the mansion he purchased a few years ago.  The 10,000 square foot home sits on a golf course and can be yours for a cool $2.69 million.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)

Recruiting

  • Danuel House cuts Louisville: “Danuel House, who became a consensus top 20 player after a strong summer with the Texas Pro AAU team, has dropped Louisville from his list of potential schools. The athletic forward says he is considering Arizona, Houston, Baylor, Missouri, Georgetown, Texas, Oregon, Kansas, Ohio State and Georgia Tech.” (Card Chronicle)
  • Cats Make The Final Five For Poythress: “Recent Lexington visitor Alex Poythress trimmed his list of potential schools to five this afternoon and Kentucky made the cut. The Cats were joined by Duke, Florida, Vanderbilt and Memphis.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Gopher Basketball Lands First Commit for 2012 Class: “Wisconsin native Wally Ellenson is the first to commit to Tubby Smith in this recruiting cycle.” (The Daily Gopher)
  • Meet Derek Willis: “Bullitt East star Derek Willis isn’t all that unkown to Kentucky fans, but the four-star power forward hasn’t really been given much attention since he committed to Purdue in April. Even after de-committing from the Boilermakers, the 6′9″ 2013 prospect appeared to not be an option for the Cats or the Cards when his dad said he didn’t trust either head coach. However, that seems to have changed as Willis took unofficial visits to both local schools over the weekend and his father came away with what the Cats had to offer.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)

Analysis

  • Kyle Wiltjer: What to Expect Based on the Stats of Similar Recruits: “Kyle Wiltjer is the least heralded of UK’s incoming recruits.  There are worse things in the world.  He still was a unanimous five star recruit.  What kind of impact can UK fans expect him to make next season?  To help figure that out, let’s once again look at the stats of similarly ranked recruits from the past five years.” (A Sea of Blue)
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