Around The Blogosphere: August 29, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on August 29th, 2011

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General News

  • Andre Drummond Commits to UConn: In a surprise Friday night announcement, Drummond elected to not enroll for a post-graduate year and instead will be heading to Storrs. (The UConn Blog and A Sea of Blue)
  • Bradley to give up scholarship to pave way for Drummond: Redshirt freshman Michael Bradley will reportedly give up his scholarship to create room for Drummond. (The UConn Blog)

Recruiting

  • Ricardo Ledo Likely Off The Board: “It looks like another 2012 recruit is off the board and not headed to Kentucky. While Ledo has publicly tweeted that his announcement won’t be until next Thursday, the GoLocal Providence paper is reporting that Ledo has decided on Providence. Evan Daniels also reported that Ledo has “not yet,’ committed to Providence, suggesting that it is only a matter of time before it’s official.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Goodman De-Commits: “Savon Goodman, who had previously given his verbal commitment to play for Villanova, has recently re-opened his recruitment and will listen to offers from other schools. The talented 2012 Small Forward has not ruled out playing at Villanova, but his success and work on this summer’s circuit has brought him a lot more attention than he had previously been receiving.” (VU Hoops)
  • Muhammad and Anderson could be a package deal: “2012 super recruits Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson have talked to each other about the possibility of playing together in college. The two are hanging out together this weekend at the Boost Mobile Elite 24 event in California, and according to Adam Zagoria, Anderson says they are ‘thinking about it a lot.'” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Mitch McGary thinks he is visiting UK on Sept. 5: “According to Scout.com, Mitch McGary plans to take an unofficial visit to Kentucky on September 5th. The only problem is Coach Cal and his staff will still be in Brazil with the Dominican Republic National Team.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • T.J. Warren will visit Big Blue Madness: “UK needs to save at least one more seat next to Shabazz Muhammad and DaJuan Coleman. T.J. Warren announced he will take an official visit to UK for Big Blue Madness.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • Indiana Class of 2012 Rankings: “We conclude our look at the top players in the state of Indiana today with the class of 2012. Only three of our top 15 prospects remain uncommitted.” (Inside the Hall)
  • Luke Fischer recaps weekend trip to Bloomington: “2013 Germantown (WI) forward Luke Fischer checked out Bloomington for the second time on Saturday and the 6-foot-9, 200-pound junior says Indiana sits near the top of his list of suitors.” (Inside the Hall)
  • IU offers 2014 Louisville Central guard D’Angelo Russell: “2014 Louisville Central guard D’Angelo Russell, a top 20 prospect nationally according to ESPN.com, arrived in Bloomington on Sunday with two scholarship offers. He left the Indiana campus with a third offer.” (Inside the Hall)

Analysis

  • Are there now three powerhouse teams in college basketball?: “Since they cut down the nets last season and celebrated as college basketball’s final team standing, the Connecticut Huskies have spent more time in the headlines for their internal administrative fighting and APR failings than they have as potential back-to-back winners. But with the addition of Andre Drummond, has that now changed?” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
  • One title isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Back-to-back titles: A reflection on what Drummond’s surprise commitment means from Connecticut’s perspective. (The UConn Blog)
  • Rupp Arena could be “reinvented”: “Gary Bates of Space Group believes Rupp Arena could be reinvented if the Lexington Convention Center is moved. Space Group is the architecture and urban planning firm chosen by the Arena, Arts and Entertainment District Task Force’s Planning and Design Committee. Bates, one of the firm’s founders, presented the option of relocating the Lexington Convention Center in order to expand and renovate Rupp Arena.” (Kentucky Sports Radio)
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