Eight former Wildcats, all in the NBA, have verbally committed to participate in the Big Blue All Stars exhibition games. Eric Bledsoe, Demarcus Cousins, Josh Harrellson, Chuck Hayes, Brandon Knight, DeAndre Liggins, Jodie Meeks, and Rajon Rondo.
Five or six of these eight will be at each stop of the tour. More stars could be added in the next couple of days. Here is the schedule and ticket information again.
To me there is no doubt Blake Griffin is the top player in the nation. Being a lifelong fan of Big Blue I have a soft spot for Jodie. Meeks has lifted a undermanned Kentucky team to some key wins and possible tournament berth (NIT), Curry is the media mid major darling, James Harden averages over 20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists per game and plays 35 minutes, and DeJuan Blair has been consistent each game and came up big against No. 1 Connecticut on Monday. Blair is a great candidate but you hate to leave Young or Fields out of the voting... College POY
Without a doubt, first and foremost among any fan’s postgame thoughts today have to be with Ramon Harris. The latest news we have at this point is that Harris collapsed outside of the locker room at halftime. Coach Gillispie said that he threw up, was taken to the hospital (and was conscious), and now is feeling better. There is no official word yet on the cause of the collapse, but Ramon is undergoing tests that will help determine what happened. I’ll minimize the speculation, but Ramon’s health has been an issue since his scary collision with Michael Porter in December. Head/neck injuries are always a troubling, tough to understand subject, so you have to be concerned. As a matter of fact, I’m watching the Mississippi State-Georgia game, and Jimmy Dykes just reported that Ramon has been discharged from the hospital, which is great news. Read more www.straitpinkie.com