A few items to catch up on from over the weekend. Labor Day represents the end of summer, and with football on the tube and a slight crisp in the air, hoops is really not too far away. Have a great day off, everyone.
- WVU head coach Bob Huggins was roasted by several of his colleagues in the profession on Friday night, and while coaches are notoriously rather unfunny people, there were quite a few chuckles on this particular night. Andy Kennedy, John Calipari, Ron Everhart and several others took turns at the dais, and even Huggs himself got in on the action. WV Metro News put together a highlights package of the event here.
- Duke’s Kyle Singler had his left knee scoped late last week in a routine procedure to alleviate some mild discomfort he was experiencing after a busy summer. The NPOY and All-American candidate is expected to be back at 100% prior to the beginning of practice in six weeks.
- Speaking of which… Austin Rivers, the Rivals #1 rated recruit in the Class of 2011, announced via Twitter that he’ll be attending Duke’s Midnight Madness on October 15. Duke is considered the favorite for Rivers’ services, so this is fairly strong evidence of where his heart may lie.
- Michigan State’s Korie Lucious pleaded guilty last Thursday to a lesser charge of misdemeanor reckless driving after he was pulled over for drunk driving earlier in the week. Let’s hope he’s learned his lesson on this one.
- Fanhouse is churning out some interesting stuff lately, and this post by Ray Holloman is no exception. He puts together the 2010-11 Two-Star or Less team, consisting solely of players who were pretty much overlooked by all the recruiting gurus when they were in high school. The starting lineup: Jimmer Fredette (BYU), Shelvin Mack (Butler), Tim Abromaitis (Notre Dame), Kenneth Faried (Morehead State), Mike Davis (Illinois). That’s a top five lineup.