It's getting close to the final cut of the Olympic team roster. Even though Anthony Davis has made the final pool, he is still a dark horse to make the team, according to Sean Deveney.
The Tweet of the Morning comes from Ben Roberts of NextCats:
UK has been in contact with Tyus Jones, according to @3starmeyer Jones is the top-ranked PG in the class of 2014.— Ben Roberts (@NextCats) June 18, 2012
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If this article doesn't remind you of something, it should.
Safety Dakotah Tyler has returned to the Kentucky football team, Coach Joker Phillips has announced. Upon the completion of summer-school courses, Tyler will be able to play in the 2012 season and will be a junior in eligibility. He sat out the 2011-12 school year for personal reasons.
This is pretty rare. But welcome.
It’s June 19, so what better time than to debate the relative merits for three top contenders for next year’s national title? The gents from CBSSports.com — Jeff Goodman, Gary Parrish, and Matt Norlander — each chose a team on Monday and made their case. Goodman chose Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals; Parrish chose John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats; and Norlander chose Tom Crean’s Indiana Hoosiers. If you believe these guys, the Mesopatamia of college basketball in 2012-13 lies somewhere near Otisco, Indiana.
Marquis Teague: You can't help but to see the youth in Teague's face. He has those soft Allen Iverson eyes and hasn't been beaten down by the media quite yet, as he was only a Freshman at Kentucky last season. Teague knows that stressing his defense is his biggest asset at the moment - defense and potential. It didn't take his brother long (Jeff Teague) to take over the starting gig with the Atlanta Hawks, and some think this younger brother has a brighter future.
Afterwards Miller said, "Yeah I'm good, I'm good its been a grind. I guess I hurt my hamstring or something today, pulled it a little bit but nothing serious so it's more frustrating than anything."
The most frustrating thing is that Miller was having a great workout, and making a very good impression on the Grizzlies Director of Player Personnel.
Nothing would tickle me more than stealing another top-ranked guard from the state of Indiana.
Jarnell Stokes was unstoppable in the paint, leading Team USA to an 83-64 win over Brazil that propels the Americans into today’s semifinal game at the FIBA Americas U18 Championships.
Man. I sure wish we had a scholarship available for Stokes. That kid is getting scary good.
Here's what he didn't figure: That detractors would be everywhere -- even within his own family. A normal high-schooler embarking on a year abroad might be praised for his curiosity or, at worst, subjected to the jealousy of less-fortunate peers. But the decisions of high-profile basketball recruits are scrutinized on a different level, and some thought Lattin was engaging in a self-detrimental experiment. It seems that it is one thing to lament that the European system is superior at skill development (a generally accepted fact among NBA scouts), and a whole different thing to actually reject American training in favor of going overseas.
Interesting reading, as always, from Luke Winn.
What Anthony Davis lacks, according to Marc Spears of Y! Sports: