Stuff is flying around thick and fast. We have the committed but actually undecided Terrence Jones puzzling till his puzzler is sore. We have the Wear twins waving bye-bye to Ol' Roy, and some speculation that he may turn his baleful eye toward Portland and try to influence Jones, Sauron-like, to come all the way East instead of just most of the way.
Lots of fun. Enjoy, comment.
The clock has struck midnight for Cinderella Butler. Bulldogs star Gordon Hayward opts to stay in the NBA Draft and though he hates the move selfishly, Gary Parrish knows it is the right decision.
Pain Gone, Walton Talks With Zeal Once Again - NYTimes.com
I'm really glad he is feeling better. I always liked Bill Walton.
More after the jump.
Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting - Meyer's Mailbag: What makes Selby top PG?
Always interesting and informative.
Public Policy Polling: Looking at Calipari and Pitino
What a weird thing to poll. But, then again, its nice to see the favorable/unfavorable so high for Coach Cal. Not so much for Traitor Rick.
I like this. I think we should adopt this into our coaching contracts at Kentucky as well. For all I know, it is, but I haven't heard of it and I just wanted to say that I like the sound of it.
Asking that the coach pay some of his money into the scholarship fund ($100,000 seems like a good number) if the team APR is so low that the school loses athletic scholarships just seems like such a low threshold to meet. Just keep them in good standing, and you almost can't blow it. But if a coach does, I think he should pay.
- Kentucky’s Movin’ On Up In The Recruiting Rankings " MrSEC.com
Ballin' is a Habit: Friday Morning Dump
Lots of good, diverse stuff here including some Wildcats.
Introducing Plan E at the Power Forward Spot: Remi Dibo http://www.straitpinkie.com | straitpinkie.com
Straitpinkie has some deeper background on Remi Dibo.
There's nothing John Wall can't do on a basketball court. His length and athleticism indicate that, with the proper focus, he could become an elite defender in the Gary Payton mold. His speed and court vision suggest he may run the fast break with the smoothness and precision of Jason Kidd. His jump shot is smooth enough to suggest he will improve on his 32.5 percent shooting from 3-point range in college.
Interesting comparison between Derrick Rose and John Wall. Worth a read.
According to his Twitter page, it appears he's still undecided about Washington and Kentucky.
Is Terrence Jones still interested in coming to UK? I doubt it, but Percy Allen is the guy to follow on this.
Maybe not. Perhaps there still are a few pickings out there. Not surprisingly some UNC fans are wondering whether the top undecided 2010 prospect - combo forward Terrence Jones - would consider the Tar Heels.
Will the Dark Tower look West?