Past and present college basketball players are competing in the World Basketball championship. Among the current players, E. Ibekwe of Maryland (Senegal), Engin Atsur of NC State (Turkey), and Aaron Bruce of Baylor (Australia)
Fran Fraschilla, while being the color analyst of TeamUSA games jokingly took a shot at Boeheim's contributions to TeamUSA, commenting on the fact that TeamUSA rarely plays zone defense. He appeared to be joking but who knows if he has some history with Boeheim (Fraschilla was a coach at Manhattan and StJohns once upon a time)
If you needed any additional evidence of Matt Doherty's attitude problems, just read his blog. Among other brilliant things he said, "SMU is like Duke". Argggg!!! Memo to SMU: Fire him now before sends your program into Division 3!
Clearly in a more professional manner, Rick Pitino's blog has accumulated four days of practice updates, including the Andre McGhee brief visit to the hospital. This is quite an interesting read actually, with more on Derrick Caracter, a diet of bluerries and brussel sprouts (!), high praise for his four-man recruiting class and walk-on shooter Stuart Miller, thinking of emulating the 1996 Kentucky Wildcats style of play, an experimental big-man line-up with Caracter at the 4 and Juan Diego Palacios at the 3 and T-Will at the 2!, bring back the PHD, an hourglass prop, his debut at the Michael Jordan fantasy camp, double practice sessions without AC, going inside out for now, and some turnover psychotherapy!
CHN's 144 previews continue with a mid-major extravaganza of Northern Iowa, Winthrop, St Mary's, Cal and George MASON. George, MASON! George, MASON!
CSTV's daily news are jam-packed with news all over the country, including former Gopher Lawson finding a spot on the coaching staff, Bill Self's walk-on tryouts, a 290-pounder at McNeese State, Arizona's Jawann McClellan's redshirt situation for last year's injuries...
YocoHoops reports of a story on the situation at New Mexico State with Nelson and the implications on Reggie Theus.