This morning's linkapalooza has a lot of updates on former UK players of fairly recent vintage. Plus, there is a lot of talk about Josh Harrellson's upcoming senior night on Tuesday. Every time I think of how Josh Harrellson has improved, it makes me smile. That kid has done himself more good in one year than any player I can ever recall.
And now for the links:
- Rush The Court :: Morning Five: 02.28.11 Edition
Former University of Kentucky big man Randolph Morris continues to be an unstoppable force in the Chinese Basketball Association.
Good for him. Glad to see he is doing well, even if it isn't in the NBA.
- Josh Harrellson Chat at Noon and "Jorts Day"
And for the University of Kentucky, nobody has a higher offensive rating than senior Josh Harrellson, who ranks No. 11 nationally in the statistic. Harrellson is used on only 13 percent of UK’s possessions when he’s in the game, and takes only 12.8 percent of the shots. (Many of those, by the way, are on offensive rebounds. Pomeroy has Harrellson ranked 15th nationally in offensive rebound percentage, but I get a headache when figuring out the formula for that.)
Hard to believe, but absolutely true. Harrellson is the 11th most efficient player in the NCAA. For those who don't know, the offensive rating (Ortg) is points produced per 100 player possessions.
Former Wildcat Ramel Bradleyto Have Knee Surgery
Get well soon, Ramel.
Even though the Gators are likely to win the SEC, don't make the mistake of obsessing on the standings because March arrives this week. Come March, Kentucky will be the more dangerous and dominant team.
I think this is right.
- Bat Cats earn series victory over Illinois-Chicago, move to .500 :: The Kentucky Kernel
- How Big Was the Win Over Florida?
- Former UK Big Man Jared Carter Has Career Night in PBL
- Stan Simpson says UK coaches will watch him this week :: John Clay’s Sidelines
Kentucky coach JOHN CALIPARI (11 league titles won ): "I’ve always done the big picture, and it’s always been about the seed in the NCAA Tournament. So the importance of conference games is more for seeding purposes than league champions.
"I may be wrong, but it’s what I’ve always believed. There are coaches who’ve had more success than me who’ve done it different, but it’s just what I believe.
Well, coach, whatever works.
- Kentucky Wildcat Basketball: Take It Easy, The Madness Is About To Begin
- BBL: Women nail down No. 2 seed, men still in the hunt :: John Clay’s Sidelines
- Cats have chatty Monday :: Brett Dawson - UK Beat
Tokoto to Announce March 4 :: ZagsBlog.com
It would be nice if he picked the 'Cats, but the chatter is against it.
- Emotion can help or hurt Liggins :: Vaught's Views
- Future Cat Michael Gilchrist the player to watch in New Jersey state basketball tournament
- Kentucky Basketball Preview: Vanderbilt Commodores at Kentucky Wildcats :: straitpinkie.com
- Rush The Court :: Weekly Bracketology: 02.28.11
- College Hoops Morning Recap :: Searching for Billy Edelin