Saturday, October 16, 2010
Here is footage of Cousins following a recent game against the world champion Los Angeles Lakers:
* Video from kingsflix 's YouTube Channel
Dodson was arrested Thursday night after his reported involvement in a scuffle in downtown Lexington. He received disorderly conduct charges.
Here is an excerpt from LEX18.com:
Former UK basketball player Darnell Dodson pleaded not guilty Friday following his arrest early Friday morning in Lexington on disorderly conduct charges.
Dodson, who was dismissed from the team by coach John Calipari in August, was arrested at about 3 a.m. at Pine Street and Jersey near the Two Keys Tavern. The police report on the arrest says that when police arrived, Dodson had removed his shirt and was pushing and yelling at others.
Here is an excerpt from GeorgetownNews.com:
A great product with explosive entertainment.
These are the words of Bluegrass Stallions general manager Matthew DiLorenzo and president Kristin Nelson when describing their team who has just recently moved a step up from the ABA — a semi-professional basketball league — to the PBL.
Last year, Blluegrass Stallions owner Tony Chase introduced the Bluegrass Stallions to Lexington, showcasing former University of Kentucky players Wayne Turner, Lucas Obrzut and Ravi Moss. Along with the Wildcat alum, players from across Kentucky, including Georgetown College's Aubrey White and Justin Taylor led the team to a third-place finish in the ABA.
And with the majority of the fan base being from Georgetown and the final contracts up with Horse Park, Stallions' staff felt it would more than appropriate to make Georgetown its new home.
"It all came together so well," Nelson said. "It was a great fit. (Georgetown College) has a great understanding and tradition in experienced athletics, and I think it will work out to benefit us both."
"I loved it," Patterson said. "Just being here with my teammates, seeing the people, the history, the culture. The excitement and joy that I have from seeing the Great Wall and what it means to this country and the people. I had a great time."
The Racers’ start comes after a record-breaking season in 2009-10 that saw them win 31 games including one in the NCAA Tournament over Vanderbilt.
“Yes it’s a big day for us to have our first practice,” Head Coach Billy Kennedy said. “We’re excited to have the team together and get after it.”
One area that will define the Racers is the typical attention to playing defense for all Kennedy teams. Last season, the Racers dominated the Ohio Valley Conference and were the best in the league in scoring defense, defensive field goal percentage, three-point percentage defense, blocked shots and steals.
“We’re a defensive-minded team, so the first week of practice is usually real ugly and very physical,” Kennedy said. “We’re working hard on setting our identity; we’re a blue collar team.”
Leadership is an area that is in good shape. The Racers have three seniors on the club, B.J. Jenkins, Jeffery McClain and Isacc Miles, plus several other returning players that saw significant playing time last season.
“The leadership from this group if the best we’ve had here,” Kennedy said. “Last season’s leadership was good and it’s good now. They have demonstrated it on and off the court.”
“It is a great and well deserved honor for these three young men to be chosen by their teammates," said Lee. "All three have been in our program and have grown and improved each year, not only as players but also leaders.
"They understand the goals and expectations of our program and they are able to lead by example and also set the tone for our practices each day."
Ivey, a 6-foot-7 center from Owensboro (Owensboro Catholic HS), led KWC in field goal shooting (59.9) and blocks (23); finished second in rebounding (5.7) while averaging 6.9 points in 33 starts and 34 games.
Waller, a 5-foot-11 guard from Rockford, Ill. (Auburn HS), averaged 7.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 19.2 minutes where he started the last 11 contests of 34 games played. He shot 43.7 percent from the field, 35.6 percent from three-point arc and 71.0 percent from the foul line.
Williams, a 6-foot-5 forward from Versailles, Ky. (Woodford County HS), led the Panthers in rebounding (7.1 rpg); finished second in scoring (11.1 ppg), three-pointers (57), assists (58); steals (39); and minutes played (28.8 mpg) while starting 33 of 34 games played.
Lee added, "Being named a captain takes on a greater responsibility, you are an extension of the coaching staff and you must care for the greater good of the program above all us, these three young men exemplify that.”
Source: Release from KWC
My Thoughts: Terrible news. My prayers are with Robbie Hummel this morning.
The evening will include several activities, including three-point shooting contests for both teams, a dunk contest, and a scrimmage by the men’s team.
Fans will also get a chance to meet the new women’s basketball coaching staff, led by head coach Tom Hodges.
Afterwards, fans will get a chance to meet their favorite players and coaches as an autograph session with teams will be held.
The Eagle men went 24-11 in 2009-10 and advanced to the College Basketball Invitational. Returning senior Kenneth Faried was the OVC Player and Defensive Player of the Year. The Eagle women advanced to the postseason for the first time in school history, finishing 22-11 and setting a school record with a 14-4 OVC record. Chynna Bozeman, the OVC Player of the Year, returns to lead MSU again this season.
Morehead Opens Season with First Official Practice
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- The 2010-2011 Morehead State men’s basketball season officially got under way on Friday afternoon. Coach Donnie Tyndall, his staff, and his squad of 14 players participated in their first full team practice of the season in Johnson Arena.
This season the Eagles will start practice at 4 p.m. in Johnson Arena and all practices, unless otherwise noted, are open to the public.
Tyndall, who is entering his fifth season at the helm of the Eagle basketball program, which is coming off a 24-11 season, was very excited to get practice underway.
“We are very excited to get the season started, we had an excellent preseason, and our guys worked hard on getting their bodies right and in condition,” said Tyndall. “We have a tough schedule that we look forward to playing and we expect to have an exciting season of basketball ahead.”
The Eagles return just five players who saw court time last year, but leading that group is reigning OVC Player of the Year Kenneth Faried. Faried, who averaged 16.3 points per game and 13 caroms per contest last season, has been receiving numerous national preseason honors attention.
Enes Kanter with perhaps the greatest entrance in the history of Big Blue Madness:
Friday, October 15, 2010
Calipari expressed that he would rather play home games in Rupp Arena than travel to Hawaii for the Maui Invitational.
Here is an excerpt from Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader:
Dave Odom, the former coach at Wake Forest and South Carolina, is now chairman of the Maui tournament. He told The Maui News he took no offense at Calipari’s comments.
“Absolutely not,” Odom told the newspaper. “I’ve been where he is. I’ve been a head coach at the major college level. I’ve been at that arena. When you see comments and see articles from coaches like John, those are comments that are spontaneous and how he feels at the moment.
“If he goes through the 2010-2011 basketball season and, as expected, Kentucky has another outstanding year and we held this same interview in the middle of April and the team had played well into the NCAA tournament, if not winning it, the remarks would be much different. The answers would be different. Of course, if he doesn’t have that kind of year, he can pin it on Maui if he wants to - but there are seven other teams coming to Maui, and they’re not all going to have bad years. You can’t blame it on Maui.”
Each will receive a plaque on the wall in the university's William Exum Center and will be honored during halftime of the Homecoming game, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in Alumni Stadium against Clark-Atlanta.
The inductees are:
Willie French, Football, 1960-1964, Lexington, Ky.
Katie I. Williams,Cheerleading, 1957-1960, Sunrise, Fla.
Henry Ross, Football, 1974-1977, Commerce, Texas
J.B. Olinger, Baseball/Football, 1919-1921, Rockwood, Tenn.
Francis Gipson, Football, 1946-1950, Alexandria, Va.
Hilton Napoleon, Baseball, 1974-1976, Romulus, Mich.
Charles Francis, Basketball, 1968-1972, Delray Beach, Fla.
Albert J. Hawkins, Football/Track, 1951-1957, Washington, D.C.
Sam Sibert, Basketball, 1970-1972, Arlington, Texas
Harold Gipson, Basketball, 1968-1972, Columbus, Ohio
For more information or to purchase tickets to the banquet, call the Office of Alumni Relations at (502) 597-6511.
The Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team will have an entirely new look in 2010-11 as 10 of the 15 players on the roster are either new to the program or did not see any game action last season. Four transfers and five freshmen have to integrate themselves into the EKU program.
“We had a really good summer session, especially the second one,” Eastern head coach Jeff Neubauer said. “There is still a lot of learning to be done, but the challenge now is to get all of the players up to speed with the Division I game and to get everyone on the same page.”
There are a few familiar faces who return from the 2010 postseason trip to the College Basketball Invitational. Senior Justin Stommes was one of just two OVC players to total at least 400 points and 100 assists in 2009-10. Fellow senior Josh Daniel brings another veteran leader voice to the table. Senior Spencer Perrin and sophomore Willie Cruz can both rebound and are adept at passing the basketball. Meanwhile, junior Joshua Jones does all of the little things well on the court.
“Our returnees do give us a level of comfort heading into preseason practices,” Neubauer said. “They give us a good starting point and will need to help the newcomers learn our system.”
As always under coach Neubauer, the Eastern Kentucky offense will revolve around unselfish play and the ability to shoot the basketball. The Colonels ranked second nationally in three-pointers made (9.9 per game) and 11th nationally in three-point shooting (39.7 percent) one year ago. Stommes, Jones and Daniel are all proven shooters who fit well into the offense. Newcomers Jeff Allgood, Jeff Johnson and Ryan Parsons have the ability to hit the long range shots as well.
Players are needed to step up in the post area. Perrin is the lone returning true forward on the roster. Johnson, Taylor Filipek and Deverin Muff are three new additions who will battle for playing time alongside of Perrin. All three players are true freshmen and will need to adjust to the pace and play of collegiate basketball very quickly.
“We will spend lots of time on defense in the preseason,” Neubauer said. “We have to be a better one-on-one defensive team this year. On offense, we have to get everyone to understand the system.”
Complete Release from EKU
Here is the release from the Kings:
SACRAMENTO, CA, October 15, 2010 -- The Sacramento Kings today announced that they waived forward-center Connor Atchley, guard Joe Crawford and forward Marcus Landry from their training camp roster.
The Kings roster now stands at 14.
Despite the bad news, Crawford is still hopeful and upbeat on Twitter:
JoeCrawford5 Goal 4 Sacramento Kings Training Camp was b best pro on & off court! Mission Accomplished. Thanks Kings all the best 4 a great season!
JoeCrawford5 Sometimes u WIN when to everyone else it looks like u lost. But I feel like I'm moving in the right direction. Thank you lord
Georgetown received 81 voting points from the conference coaches, including all but one first-place vote. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.
The Tigers have won or shared seven of the last nine MSC regular season titles. Georgetown won the MSC Tournament last season after finishing second to Campbellsville University during the regular season.
Campbellsville is projected to finish second in the conference according the preseason poll. The Tigers received 67 voting points. Campbellsville won the conference last season with a 12-2 league mark.
St. Catharine College is third in the poll with 58 voting points, including the final first-place vote.
University of the Cumberlands and Pikeville College each received 57 voting points from the coaches' poll to tie for fourth, while Lindsey Wilson College is projected to finish sixth with 45 voting points.
West Virginia University Tech (31 voting points), University of Rio Grande (23), UVa.-Wise (20) and Shawnee State University (11) complete the 10-team coaches' poll.
The Mid-South Conference regular season tips-off on December 16, 2010 with the MSC Tournament set for March 4-6 in Frankfort, Ky.
Source: Release by MSC
His final three are Oklahoma, Kansas and Western Kentucky.
Link to Guerrero's USTREAM
Guerrero is rated as a 4-star recruit by Rivals.com and ranks No. 61 overall on the Rivals150 List for 2011.
Guerrero in action:
Here is an excerpt about Faried:
#2 Kenneth Faried
6-8 PF, Sr., Morehead State
On defense, Kenneth Faried is a possession-ender extraordinaire. He grabbed an amazing 36.1 percent of available defensive rebounds last season, the highest rate in the nation by more than six percent. He also blocks 8.1 percent of opponents' shots, ranking 53rd nationally, but it's mainly his skills on the glass, where he's established himself as the game's best all-around rebounder, that have earned him attention from NBA scouts.
Dodson allegedly participated in a fight and was arrested.
Here is a mug shot:
Orton currently weighs between 285-290 right now, which is about 10 pounds heavier than his last game at Kentucky, and the team wants him at 275.
Orton told the Orlando Sentinel, "My knee is fine. They just want me to lose weight."
Here is an excerpt:
But there’s another reason Orton hasn’t been practicing with the Orlando Magic: his weight.
Orton said the team wants him to lose 10 to 15 more pounds before joining the team for practices. He weighs between 285 and 290 right now — the Magic want him at 275.
“I’ve been working for about a week, but it’s more conditioning,” he said. “I’ve been working out three or four times a day.”
Thursday, October 14, 2010
"We talked a lot about leadership," Cobb said. "I'm always looking for ways that I can help my team to get back on track. It's been rough for us, it has, especially coming up short like we have. Coach Cal, me and him just sat down and talked. He gave me a few pointers."
Cobb said Calipari told him to concentrate on the little things that can help boost morale.
"(Calipari) doesn't know a lot about football, but he knows a lot about leadership," Cobb said. "He was just telling me that I'm a leader, it's obvious to see that I'm a leader, and I've got got use myself in ways that I normally wouldn't -- just reaching out to my teammates and telling them how much I can do to help them, to make their jobs that much easier. So I'm going to make sure I do that this week, try to find out all the little things I can to help my teammates out."
Jody Demling reports that WKU will host George Fant, Derrick Gordon and Vinny Zollo. Fant and Gordon have already committed to the Hilltoppers. There is a growing feeling that Zollo may follow.
Here is an excerpt from Demling's article:
McDonald will host commitments George Fant of Warren Central and Derrick Gordon (right) of Elizabeth, N.J., along with Clark County standout Vinny Zollo for Hilltopper Hysteria on Friday.
"Yes it will be us there," Gordon said.
The former Kentucky point guard had a double-double with 15 points and 11 assists. He also added 2 rebounds and 2 steals.
Wall in action vs. Milwaukee:
* Video by blazersedge
Here is an excerpt from Examiner.com:
"Rick Pitino was in the building last night," Rodriguez's AAU coach Art Alvarez told the Topeka Capital Journal. "He came with with his staff to watch Angel lift wights and play a little. I spent some time with Rick, and he seems to think Angel is one of the top point guards in the country."
North Carolina State and Kansas State have been recruiting Rodriguez longer than Louisville has been Alvarez insists the Cardinals have a legitimate chance to sign him.
Woods left Wake Forest following a suspension he received after pleading guilty to a charge of misdemeanor assault on his girlfriend.
Here is an excerpt from Courier-Journal.com:
“He’s looking for a good school, a good coach that can help him continue to develop and a good situation,” Parker said. “He has great grades and is a good kid. He’s just a kid that made a mistake.
“We’re looking for a place to give him a second chance.”
Louisville is the first visit, but Parker said the Cardinals are among “probably 25 or 30” schools that have been in contact. He said he’s also had calls from Kentucky, Georgetown, Xavier, Cincinnati, Auburn and others.
Woods won’t be able to enroll at a school until after the first semester ends in December and won’t be eligible until December of 2011 for his junior season.
Here is an excerpt:
University of Kentucky basketball player Enes Kanter was not made available for interviews during the team's annual media day on Thursday, and Coach John Calipari was not planning to address any questions concerning Kanter's eligibility status, UK spokesman DeWayne Peevy said.
Peevy did not address when Kanter would be allowed to resume practicing with the team or what Kanter's role would be in Friday's Big Blue Madness celebration in Rupp Arena.
In his only season at Kentucky, Dodson played in 35 games and averaged 6.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and shot 34.7% from the 3-point line.
Kanter ranks No. and Knight No. 9 on the list.
Here is an excerpt about each:
#9 Brandon Knight
6-3, PG, Kentucky
Brandon Knight is the second of what could be a long line of elite point guards to play for John Calipari at Kentucky; John Wall ran the show in 2009, and a third five-star floor general, Marquis Teague, arrives in 2011. Knight isn't a lock to go one-and-done like Wall, but big things are expected of the lanky Floridian, who led UK in scoring (at 25 points per game) with a 5-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio in an August exhibition tour of Canada.
#4 Enes Kanter
6-11, C, Kentucky
The "Free Enes" movement is sweeping Kentucky, as Wildcats fans are pleading with the NCAA to rule in Kanter's favor on his amateurism case. It may come down to the word of his former Turkish pro team, Fenerbahce (which alleges he was paid more than $100,000) against the word of Kanter and his parents, who claim he didn't accept any excessive benefits. The reason UK fans care so much? Kanter's performance in April's Nike Hoop Summit (where he scored 34 points and grabbed 13 rebounds against a U.S. all-star team) and his experience in Euroleague have made it clear he'll be a dominant big man at the college level. And the Wildcats, without him, will have no dominant big man.
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Calipari spoke and Robert Collias of The Maui News listened.
Collias has given some thoughts on Calipari's comments today at MauiNews.com. Here is an excerpt:
A few observations from a guy who has covered the Maui Invite 20 times:
—UK has come to this tournament every time it is allowed (once every four years, as per NCAA rule) before JC came to town. BTW, coach, this tournament does not need you to worry about its well-being;
—for one missed home game, UK gets to play three here in paradise against a loaded field that includes Michigan State, Connecticut, a very good Wichita State unit, Oklahoma and Virginia;
—UK’s semifinal opponent here could be Washington, the school that Calipari convinced Terrence Jones — one of the top recruits in the country — to forgo in favor of the Wildcats; one of Jones’ high school teammates in Portland, Ore., Terrence Ross, a highly-regarded player in his own right, is on the UW roster;
—it may not be 600-large, but I know that the UK team will be well compensated, in one way or another, for playing here by ESPN. If it is not directly money, it is certainly the exposure and prestige that playing here helps in recruiting, national recognition, etc. It is quite possible that when Terrence Jones — very liley a one-and-done college player — saw that UK was playing in Maui, it could have helped recruit him;
—whether he likes it or not, the Maui event will make Calipari’s team better;
—it is something the UK boosters count on every four years — these folks have set records for coming here several times, including loading two full planes they were here last in 2006;
—this tournament is good enough that Duke, Kansas, North Carolina, UConn, and Arizona, arguably the best of the best programs in the nation, including Kentucky, come every time they can;
—finally, and perhaps most important, I can’t believe the Kemper-Lesnik folks who run the tournament can be real pleased with Calipari’s comments. This is simply the best college basketball tournament held annually, outside of, say, the ACC postseason event, that there is in the nation.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Here is an excerpt from JSOnline.com:
Among the prospects expected to attend the event Friday at the Al McGuire Center is the state's top player from the Class of 2012 -- Menomonee Falls wing J.P. Tokoto.
"If his schedule permits, and he’s able to do so, he’d like to go over to Marquette’s festivities on Friday night," said Ritchie Davis, Tokoto's AAU coach with the Wisconsin Playground Warriors. "I know that’s local and the closest thing, but that’s something that he’s got on his schedule.
"It’s not 100 percent that he’s going to be there – the family has a lot of things going on -- but they’re trying to work it out so that he’s able to attend."
MU, of course, is one of many suitors for the 6-foot-6 Tokoto. In fact, he's entertaining offers from virtually all the heavy hitters in college basketball, including Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina.
Here is a video from the day:
* Video from rock19701 's YouTube Channel
During the trip, he was able to make his debut as spokesperson for Peak Sports Products, which is based in China.
Here is a press release issued by Peak:
Houston Rockets Shane Battier and Kyle Lowry Once Again Arrived in China
For the NBA China Games
The 13th Peak NBA Spokesperson, Patrick Patterson, Made his Debut Visit to Beijing
To Compete with New Jersey Net
(13 October 2010, Hong Kong) Houston Rockets ("Rocket") arrived in Beijing in high profile yesterday (12 October) to prepare for the competition with New Jersey Net in the first contest of NBA China Games held today (13 October). Three spokespersons of Peak Sport Products Co., Limited ("Peak" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries referred to as the "Group"; stock code: 1968) in Rockets, namely Shane Battier, Kyle Lowry and Patrick Patterson, who just became Peak's 13th NBA spokesperson, came all the way to China. In particular, it was Patrick Patterson's first journey to China.
On the first day of arrival in Beijing, Kyle Lowry and Patrick Patterson set off to Beijing Peak Center for Innovation and Design at Pingod, Dongsanhuan (東三環蘋果社區) to observe the design process of Peak's sports shoes. Accompanied by "Little Giant" Yao Ming and Rocket's veteran Battier, Lowry and Patterson were well received by basketball fans throughout the visit.
"I am very glad to have joined Peak as our cooperation offers me the chance to be part of this leading sports products brand in China. I am looking forward to wear Peak's sports shoes on courts and I hope to grow with Peak all along," said Rockets' forward Patrick Patterson.
Patterson, who just reached 20 years of age, was the freshman selected by Houston Rockets in the first round of the No.14 pick. Graduated from the University of Kentucky, a famous NCAA university, he was accredited as one of the top power forwards in the draft this year and was, considered by many experts, the rookie who would adapt to NBA games within the shortest time.
Peak's CEO, Mr. Xu Zhihua said, "Our endorsement philosophy changes as Peak grows. In the past, we needed star players such as Battier and Kidd to boost our profile in domestic and international markets. What Peak is seeking now as a well-established brand, however, are young accomplished players who can turn themselves into star players on their own in the future. Our endorsement with Patterson marked another bright spot for our star strategy."
Here is an announcement from ISU that was made in late August:
"Iowa State men's hoops would like to officially welcome John Lamb as a member of the team. A native of Indianola, Iowa, Lamb will join the Cyclones as a preferred walk-on. He was a INA First-Team All-State selection in 2007 at Indianola. He spent the last three seasons at Morehead State, making 55 career 3-pointers. Lamb will sit out this season as a redshirt and will be a redshirt senior in 2011-12."
2009-10 (At Morehead State)
Played in one game, making his only 3-point attempt.
2008-09 (At Morehead State)
Played in 26 games, averaging 2.3 points...started six games...tallied nine points vs. Florida A&M and Concord...was 15-of-48 (31.3 percent) from 3-point range...team qualified for NCAA Championship.
2007-08 (At Morehead State)
Played in all 30 games, starting 11...averaged 4.8 points and 1.1 rebounds...tallied 39 3-pointers, connecting on 32.2 percent (39-121 3FG) of his shots from downtown...tallied a career-high 18 points vs. Eastern Kentucky when he was perfect offensively (5-5 FG; 4-4 3FG; 4-4 FT)...had double figure scoring games vs. Bowling Green, Eastern Illinois and Kentucky Christian.
An INA First-Team All-State pick and a Second-Team All-State selection by the Des Moines Register in 2007...averaged 23.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists as a senior...team advanced to the substate final...averaged 11.9 points and 7.1 assists to help Indianola advance to the Class 4A State Tournament in 2006...was a two-time all-conference performer...played in the 2007 Iowa Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game.
Born Nov. 11, 1988 in Delta, Colo...son of Kathy Lamb...liberal studies major...former Cyclone star Jake Sullivan was his AAU coach and gave him his No. 25.
Friday, October 15 at 7 p.m. ET
Exclusive, behind-the-scenes access also available on FOXSportsSouth.com
FOX Sports South* will televise the University of Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness LIVE on Friday, October 15 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. ET. The Big Blue Network’s Dave Baker and Kyle Macey will cover the action from Rupp Arena.
In addition to live event coverage on FOX Sports South, FOXSportsSouth.com will have exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Big Blue Madness beginning on Friday, October 15 and continuing through the weekend. Highlights include:
· Video from Big Blue Madness rehearsal in Rupp Arena
· Exclusive interview with Coach John Calipari
· Pre-event access to the locker room and Wildcat players
· Video messages from the Wildcat players’ drafted in the 2010 NBA Draft
· All-access video from both the women’s and men’s team practices
· In-depth analysis from Kentucky insider and FOXSportsSouth.com’s Larry Vaught
And coming soon to FOXSportsSouth.com is the web-exclusive feature – Calipari’s Mailbag. Coach John Calipari will host live monthly chats with Wildcat fans across the country and answer fan questions via video on a weekly basis.
Photo Courtesy: Northwest Florida State College
Cousins was 6-12 from the field, including 1-1 from long range, and 7-8 from the free throw line on the way to a team-high 20 points. The former Wildcat also added 8 rebounds and was a dominant force in the paint.
Ex-Wildcat Joe Crawford was 1-2 from the field for 4 points in only 3 minutes of action.
Cousins May Start
Center Samuel Dalembert underwent an MRI yesterday and the Kings have confirmed that he will be out of action for 4-6 weeks with a left adductor (groin) strain.
The Sacramento Bee reports that Cousins will likely be the starting center for the team when the NBA regular season begins:
The Kings have started rookie DeMarcus Cousins at center during the preseason, and that could continue in the regular season. When Jason Thompson isn't at power forward, he is Cousins' backup.
Cousins fouled out of the previous two games.
"DeMarcus can block some shots, he can take some charges and clog the middle," Westphal said. "But he fights foul trouble, and he's not going to just be an eraser like Dalembert, like Hassan can be."
DIME: DeMarcus Cousins will win Rookie of the Year
Dimemag.com thinks DeMarcus Cousins will win NBA Rookie of the Year:
With names like John Wall and Blake Griffin gracing the Rookie of the Year headlines coming into the 2010-11 season, it seems many are starting to forget about DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins, the Sacramento Kings’ big man fully equipped with an even bigger attitude.
After averaging 15.1 points (55% FG), 9.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks during his 23.5 minutes per game as a Kentucky freshman, Cousins dropped to No. 5 in the Draft due to perceived “character issues” and questions about his work ethic and conditioning. Cousins, of course, believes he should have gone higher, and a lot of Philly and New Jersey fans may agree, considering how good Cousins has looked against NBA competition while Evan Turner (No. 2, Sixers) and Derrick Favors (No. 3, Nets) have been up and down.
"Mr. Miller is facing demons and wants to do right and pay restitution," said Millar's defense attorney, David Stewart.
MVSU will embark on a 13-game road trip that will produce roughly $700,000, money that is essential for the survival of the men's basketball program.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
For the uninformed, the Delta Devils inclusion to this list is perplexing. But if you’ve been reading and staying up to date with one-bid conference news (hopefully there’s not too many of you out there), then you're feeling a strong sense of intrigue towards this SWAC favorite just like we are.
On the tightest of budgets, Mississippi Valley State has, in short, the toughest non-conference schedule you could imagine. As a way to stay financially afloat in these tough economic times, head coach Sean Woods and his players will embark on a 13-game road trip that spans more miles than an American League East team heading west for two weeks in late July.
As a result for sacrificing home cooking and a supportive student section, the Delta Devils will receive upwards of $700,000 in total appearance fees to test their mettle in historic venues like Freedom Hall, Hinkle Fieldhouse and Rupp Arena. Lop-sided games like this occur frequently in the first weeks of the college basketball season - we all know this - but almost never weight a low-major's schedule like this.
Here is an excerpt from Jerry Tipton's article:
“Last year, we scheduled for the No. 1 seed (in the NCAA Tournament),” Calipari said. “Now I kind of screwed up a little bit. I over-scheduled. We’ll lose some games early.
“We probably need to get them to grow up. This team needs to get knocked around. Last year, we needed to learn to play together.”
Calipari added that he hopes to "under sell" and "over deliver."
Here is an excerpt from Goodman's article:
The ongoing investigation surrounds the recruitment of 6-foot-9 Hanner Perea, a junior from Colombia who transferred to LaLumiere High School in Indiana.
Multiple sources confirmed that Baylor assistant coach Mark Morefield sent dozens of texts to Perea’s AAU and high school coaches in July while they were coaching events, which is against NCAA rules.
Morefield, according to sources, had already been suspended by the school and was not allowed to recruit on the road in July for previous texting infractions.
Morefield also sent a text to LaLumiere coach Alan Huss, which was obtained by FOXSports.com, saying that if Perea didn’t go to Baylor, he wouldn’t be back in the United States.
"I guarantee u if he does [commit to another school] he will be in Colombia for the spring and summer and next year. Don’t forget it,” the text said.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Thamel has written a new article about Kanter and his NCAA (or N.C.A.A. if you're a young journalist with an anti-John Calipari agenda) eligibility.
Here are some excerpts of Thamel's latest work (I call it work only because I know a certain few groupies will break their hands patting Thamel's back on Twitter):
While Calipari is confident Kanter will play for the Wildcats this season, Karakas disagreed.
“It was a surprise for us to learn that the N.C.A.A. permitted Enes to practice with U.K.,” he said. “The documents we have provided the N.C.A.A. with should have been sufficient to decide.”
“On the contrary to what he had said about his academic approach, he himself was the one to negotiate the terms of his son’s salary,” Karakas said.
The GM from the land of Thanksgiving even went as far as to say that Kanter is not gifted academically:
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