Saturday, September 1, 2012

Video: Brandon Knight Helps Build Playgrounds

Brandon Knight joins 200 volunteers and KaBoom! to build a playground for a local community center:

Ex-Players Say Billy Gillispie Broke NCAA Practice Rules


Some former Texas Tech basketball players have told Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com that head coach Billy Gillispie broke NCAA practice rules during their time there.

Here is an excerpt:

"We practiced a lot more than 20 hours a week," Wagner said.

Gillispie and Red Raiders athletic director Kirby Hocutt did not immediately respond to calls from CBSSports.com. A source close to Gillispie told CBSSports.com's Gary Parrish early Friday that "this is very, very serious" when asked whether Gillispie's job is in danger.

"We practiced two hours, then he told us to leave and go shave because he didn't like the way we looked," said Wagner, who is now at McClellan Junior College. "Then we came back, practiced two more hours before he told us to get a haircut. Then we came back and did about four more before he kicked us out."

Another ex-player, who did not wish to be identified, estimated the entire November practice lasted a total of 10 hours.

"We used to go more than four hours all the time," added Nash, who transferred to North Dakota after last season. "I remember that day when we went almost all day. We didn't leave until 9 p.m. or so. It was pretty bad. A lot of guys were really hurt after it. One guy had a stress fracture in both legs."

Texas Tech issued this statement about its basketball program: "We are aware and are looking into concerns within the leadership of our men’s basketball program. Student-athlete well-being is our top priority and a matter we take extremely seriously at Texas Tech. Texas Tech is devoting its full resources to look into this matter."

Gillispie also was hospitalized, and the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported that the coach was in satisfactory condition. Multiple coaches told CBSSports.com that they did not see Gillispie throughout the entire July recruiting period, a rarity for a coach known for his tireless work ethic.

Former players maintain it's more than just about an excess of practice.

"If you were hurt, he told you that you had to stay in the training room all day -- from 6 or 7 in the morning until 10 at night," Wagner said. "Stay in there and get treatment over and over and over. We couldn't leave. My mom had to come and bring me food."


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Friday, August 31, 2012

Big Blue Nation Invades Lane Stadium

A couple of members of Kentucky's Big Blue Nation made their way to Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium tonight:

Cambellsville Hires Matt Walls as Graduate Assistant


Campbellsville University has added former Georgetown College player Matt Walls as a graduate assistant.

Here is the release from CU:

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. -- Campbellsville University has hired former Marshall University and Georgetown College basketball player Matt Walls as its new men's basketball graduate assistant coach and head junior varsity coach, CU head coach Keith Adkins has announced.

"I am extremely excited about the opportunity to add Matt to our staff. Matt has been a part of successful programs everywhere he has been, both as a player and a coach," Adkins said. "He has a great knowledge of the NAIA and the high school scene in the state of Kentucky. Those two things will prove to be very valuable for us, moving forward."

Walls comes to Campbellsville from Scott County High School, where he served as an assistant coach in 2011-2012. The Cardinals finished the season 34-5 and runner-up in the Sweet 16 state tournament.

A native of Georgetown, Ky., Walls attended Marshall University as a freshman before transferring to Georgetown College for his sophomore season in 2008-09. During his three-year career with the Tigers, he helped lead Georgetown to two Mid-South Conference Tournament championships and three NAIA Tournament appearances, including the Fab Four in 2011.

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CCR to Hold Recruiting Education Seminar in Lexington


Custom College Recruiting will host a Recruiting Education Seminar on Saturday, September 22 at The Lexington School on Lane Alen Road in Lexington.

More details:

Recruiting Education Seminar


Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

The Lexington School
1050 Lane Allen Rd
Lexington, KY 40504

Coach Howard and Custom College Recruiting's goal with the seminar is to further educate coaches interested in learning more about the college recruiting process as well as offer an open forum for coaches like yourself to discuss the good, bad & in...

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Rick Pitino Compares Chane Behanan to Charles Barkley


Rick Pitino recently talked about his Louisville team to Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com.

During the conversation, Pitino said big man Chane Behanan is comparable to former NBA star Charles Barkley.

Here is an excerpt:

“He’s the first guy I’ve seen that reminds me of Charles Barkley since I’ve been coaching,” Pitino said. “They are both undersized, both can really rebound the ball. Chane has tree-trunk legs, but is extremely light on his feet.”

Pitino said Behanan’s off-court issues could be what stands in the way of him reaching his potential.

“If he doesn’t get distracted, and puts basketball at number one, he can be as good as it gets. He’s much better than I thought he was as a player. He’s got so much natural ability, but doesn’t take it seriously enough. If he approached it like Peyton Siva, this young man has greatness.”

That’s one hell of a statement. The 6-foot-6 Behanan was effective at times last season, averaging 9.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game as a freshman. He was in double-figures in each of the Cardinals five NCAA tournament games, including a near double-double against Kentucky in the national semifinals.

But he was inconsistent — and much of it has to do with his mental approach.

“He just needs to be focused,” Pitino said. “And he can be a star.”


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Kentucky No Longer in the Mix for Dez Wells


According to Evan Daniels, Kentucky and Xavier transfer Dez Wells have decided to go their separate ways following yesterday's visit.

EvanDanielsFOX Dez Wells & Kentucky go their separate ways ... http://scouthoops.scout.com/2/1216683.html

Billy Gillispie Facing Player Revolt at Texas Tech


Former Kentucky head coach Billy Gillispie is having a familiar problem at a different school.

According to a report by ESPN, Gillispie's players at Texas Tech have met with administration to complain about their treatment from Gillispie and other issues.

Here is an excerpt:

"We are aware and are looking into concerns within the leadership of our men's basketball program. Student-athlete well-being is our top priority and a matter that we take extremely seriously at Texas Tech. Texas Tech is devoting its full resources to look into this matter.''

Hired in March of 2011 to replace Pat Knight, Gillispie went just 8-23 overall and 1-17 in the Big 12 in his first season in Lubbock.

He was previously the head coach at Kentucky, Texas A&M and Texas-El Paso and a former assistant under Bill Self at Tulsa and Illinois.

"Compliance wanted to know what's going on,'' said one returning player who requested that his name not be used. "(The meeting) was about a lot of stuff that goes on in practice, everything within the program, the way we're being coached, the relationship we've got with our coach, practice hours and stuff like that.''

The player said that Gillispie is a "good coach, teacher and mentor, but he's not the most personable person, not the coach you can go and talk to. He breaks you down. But he doesn't build you back up. It's hard to play for him when that happens every day. You feel like you're getting torn down and you can't get back up.''

The player said there were a lot of "mental games'' being played
.

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LubbockOnline.com reports that Gillispie is currently hospitalized in Lubbock for an unknown illness.

Hard Work Paying Off for Enes Kanter

I'm not sure what Enes Kanter has been doing this summer, but it seems to be working out for him (no pun):

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Michael Porter Pleads Not Guilty to Sodomy, Abuse Charges


Former Kentucky men's basketball player Michael Porter pleaded not guilty this morning to charges of sodomy and sexual abuse with an underage girl.

Here are details from the Herald-Leader:

Former University of Kentucky basketball player Michael Porter pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of sodomy and sexual abuse with an underage girl he allegedly met through church.

Porter, flanked by his attorney, Jim Lowry, appeared before Fayette Circuit Judge James Ishmael Jr. Lowry waived formal arraignment and entered the not-guilty plea on Porter's behalf.

Porter, 25, is free on a third-party bond signed by a staff member of Southland Christian Church in Jessamine County.

Porter was arrested May 15 after a sting operation by Lexington police yielded evidence that he'd had oral sex with a girl he met at functions at a church where he was a group leader, according to court documents
.

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UK Emerges for Dez Wells, No Commitment Yet


Has Kentucky emerged as the favorite to land Xavier transfer Dezmine Wells?

According to Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com, it's difficult to imagine Wells landing anywhere but UK. Sources say Wells has not committed to Kentucky yet, but it certainly could happen.

Here is an excerpt:

The tough, physical wing has gone into shut-down mode since he got to Kentucky and the other schools -- according to sources -- have no idea if he'll still wind up checking out their spot. There was thought he'd be at Memphis today, but now that's become uncertain. One sources close to Wells told CBSSports.com that he has not committed to Kentucky, as of Thursday morning, but it certainly could happen. The tentative plan is for him to go to Memphis on Friday and visit Maryland over the weekend, but this recruitment could change -- and end -- any moment.

It's difficult to imagine Wells landing anywhere but UK, though. He's a North Carolina kid who is close with former 'Cats star John Wall.

Wells would be a quality piece for John Calipari -- or anyone, for that matter -- to add to his program, but the question would then become whether he could get a waiver to play this season. It's certainly not out of the realm, but it appears to be a long-shot because he was still kicked out of another university
.

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Surprise: Kevin Spurlock Leaving Sheldon Clark After All


One day after publicly criticizing the Big Sandy News for reporting news of his departure from Sheldon Clark High School, head coach Kevin Spurlock has announced via Twitter that he is indeed leaving for Perry Central High School.

KevinSpurlock24 Just 2 make it official. I have accepted the PCC boys bkb coaching job and will start there Tues, Sept 4. Other tweets 2 follow concerning

Video: Rajon Rondo Having Fun on Tour of Asia

Check out Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo having some fun with Taiwanese children during his recent tour of Asia:

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dez Wells Visiting Kentucky Today, Louisville Out


According to Evan Daniels, Xavier transfer Dez Wells is currently visiting the University of Kentucky.

Daniels also reports that Louisville is no longer considering Wells due to their scholarship situation.

EvanDanielsFOX Dez Wells is currently on Kentucky's campus, a source says.

EvanDanielsFOX According to a source, Louisville is no longer recruiting Dez Wells, due to their scholarship situation.

EvanDanielsFOX The Dez Wells situation speaks to how quickly things in recruiting change. This am, UK wasn't being mentioned. By night on their campus.

EvanDanielsFOX Getting asked me about Dez Wells & his situation at X. I'd take that dude on my team & if I'm Chris Mack I'm pissed at my administration.

Wells averaged 9.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game for Xavier in 2011-12. He was 20-53 (37.7%) from the three-point line.

UK Basketball Self-Reported Secondary Violation Involving Rod Strickland in 2011-12


According to the Courier-Journal, the University of Kentucky men's basketball program self-reported a violation involving Rod Strickland during the 2011-12 season.

The violation, which was labelled Level II Secondary, was minor in nature.

Here is an explanation from the C-J:

Men’s basketball – Level II Secondary
Rod Strickland, assistant to the head coach, “one one occasion … answered a student-athlete’s question concerning game film.” The violation came to light after the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that a player said he watched film with Strickland, who is not permitted to instruct players. In compliance officer Sandy Bell’s report, the athlete said he came to meet with head coach John Calipari, but he was busy with a visitor, so he stopped by Strickland’s office. Strickland was breaking down film, which he is allowed to do, and the player asked him a question about something on the film. Strickland answered and offered some advice on how to better handle a certain play. Strickland was issued a “letter of admonishment” and was prohibited from attending practice for two days. UK compliance agreed to address the related NCAA bylaw in the March compliance meeting with coaches and to educate student-athletes and staff members on the rule
.

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Some definitions from the NCAA:

Bylaw 19.02.2.1

A secondary violation is a violation that is isolated or inadvertent in nature, provides or is intended to provide only a minimal recruiting, competitive or other advantage and does not include any significant impermissible benefit (including, but not limited to, an extra benefit, recruiting inducement, preferential treatment or
financial aid)

All violations other than secondary violations are major violations, specifically including those that provide an extensive recruiting or competitive advantage.

Multiple secondary violations by a member institution may collectively be considered a major violation.

Level II Secondary Violations

All inadvertent, isolated violations not identified
as Level I violations are considered to be Level II
violations.

All Level II violations are either de minimis (do not
affect eligibility) or restitution (repayment of value
of impermissible benefit if $100 or less).

Dionte Ferguson Ends Up at South Alabama


Former Morehead State big man Dionte Ferguson has landed at South Alabama. As a transfer, Ferguson will have two years of college eligibility remaining.

Here is more from Al.com:

Ferguson, a 6-foot-7 native of Prattville, Ala., played in 37 games over two seasons at Morehead State and averaged 1.2 points per contest. He set a new career high with 12 points against Asbury in his sophomore campaign and grabbed seven rebounds against Mid-Continent.

"After talking with Morehead State's coaching staff, Dionte is a player they would like to have stayed, but he wanted to get closer to home," said Arrow. "He's a strong player that can get physical. He's mostly a '4' player that can go outside, but he's an athlete and strong. We feel like, after spending a year getting to know our system, he has a really good chance of coming in and playing a lot the next two years."


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UK Recruit James Young Transferring to Rochester High


According to Northoaklandsports.com, Kentucky recruit James Young is transferring to a new high school for his senior season.

Young, who now ranks No. 8 overall on the Rivals.com list for 2013, is reportedly headed to Rochester High School in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

Here is an excerpt:

Vic Fournier, athletics director at Rochester High, confirmed that Young and his family officially enrolled him at Rochester High on Tuesday.

Young sent out the announcement on his twitter feed earlier today.

“I first caught wind of the talk late last week, but he did officially enroll in the school (Tuesday)” said Fournier. “His mother bought a house recently in the district and came in and enrolled him. You hear rumors of kids transferring all the time. This was one of those we’ll-believe-it-when we see-it.”

Young, a 6-foot-7 senior-to-be, is ranked in the top 10 by numerous recruiting analysts. The swingman is the frontrunner for the 2013 Mr. Basketball award.

Young, who was an All-State First Team by the Associated Press, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press as a junior, averaged 25.1 points, 10.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals a game at Troy, which was upset in the district finals by Waterford Mott last winter
.

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Check Out Anthony Davis in Middle School

Check out this picture of former Kentucky star Anthony Davis while he was in middle school:



Davis, of course, would go on to have an almost unbelievable growth spurt before ending up as college basketball's top player and the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

Photo Credit: BallisLife.com

False Report: Kevin Spurlock Leaves Sheldon Clark for Perry Central


According to the Big Sandy News, Sheldon Clark head coach Kevin Spurlock is leaving to take the same position at Perry Central.

Spurlock led Sheldon Clark to a 26-7 record in 2011-12.

Head coach Allan Hatcher stepped down at Perry Central earlier this month to take a job in West Virginia.

UPDATE: Coach Spurlock went to Twitter to state that the Big Sandy News report is completely false.

KevinSpurlock24 The big sandy news report of me already being the PCC coach is a pure lie. They have heard from me and will hear from my lawyer #fact

KevinSpurlock24 if this were 2 happen then my bosses and my players would b 1st 2 know followed by an official announcement from me prob via twitter #fact

KevinSpurlock24 big sandy news just proved wat most people think of them as news agency. they should follow mike fields' lead and contact me for facts #joke

KevinSpurlock24 i'm never amazed when it comes to HS Bkb in EKY!!!!!

Tubby Smith Shares Thoughts on New NCAA Practice Rules

Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith shares his thoughts on the new NCAA rules for summer basketball practice:

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Rajon Rondo Impresses Campers on Asian Tour


Former Kentucky star Rajon Rondo on an Asian Tour for the Red Bull King of the Rock that includes stops in Chinese Tapei, the Philippines and Hong Kong.

Rondo has impressed campers on the tour.

Here is more from Philstar.com:

NBA superstar Rajon Rondo yesterday dazzled a select group of UAAP and NCAA high school and collegiate players with his moves, including dribbling skills and floaters, that highlighted the Red Bull Skills Clinic at the Ronac Art Center in San Juan City.

“Everything I’m teaching here are game-time moves, I use this depending on the situations on the floor and the opponent’s defense,” said the soft-spoken Rondo who came here as part of his Asian Tour for the Red Bull King of the Rock that includes stops in Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong.

Among those who attended the clinic were Ateneo’s Kiefer and younger brother Thirdy Ravena, San Beda’s Baser Amer, La Salle’s Thomas Torres, Letran’s Kevin Alas, Jose Rizal’s Nate Matute, Perpetual’s Scotty Thompson and Jett Vidal
.

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Photo: BeyondtheBuzzer.com



Hurricane Isaac vs The Bourbon Street UK Sticker

So far, the University of Kentucky sticker is holding up well on the Bourbon Stree Live Cam (click image to enlarge):


Julius Randle, Other UK Recruits Top New Rivals Rankings


Kentucky recruit Julius Randle has taken over the top spot in the Rivals.com rankings for the class of 2013.

John Calipari and the Wildcats are heavily involved with 4-of-the-top-5 in the the new Rivals 150.

Jabari Parker, Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison and Aaron Gordon round out the new top 5.

UK recruit James Young is No. 8.

Bullitt East star Derek Willis, who is already committed to Kentucky, has dropped from No. 95 to No. 126 in the new rankings.

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SI.com Picks Louisville to Win the Big East


SI.com picks the Louisville Cardinals to win the Big East Conference in 2012-13. The Cards are picked just ahead of Syracuse and Notre Dame.

Here is an excerpt:

1. Louisville: Last season's rollercoaster squad -- which began with lofty preseason rankings before a precipitous tumble out of the rankings in January -- surprised many by reaching the Final Four before being halted by Kentucky, but a smoother journey deep into March should be expected for this year's Cardinals. True, two of last year's top three scorers, swingman Kyle Kuric and guard Chris Smith, have graduated, but newly eligible 6-6 George Mason transfer Luke Hancock (10.9 points, 4.3 assists, 4.2 rebounds per game in 2010-11) will help replace some of the missing offense, as should expected second-year improvements from Chane Behanan and Wayne Blackshear. At the top and bottom of Louisville's lineup is the unmatched combo of senior point guard Peyton Siva, a strong candidate for conference player of the year, and junior center Gorgui Dieng, who averaged 9.1 rebounds and 3.2 blocks while anchoring the nation's most efficient defense last season. And yes, don't worry, there will be plenty more Russ-diculousness.

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New Footage of 2014 UK, UL Recruit JaQuan Lyle

Check out the latest footage of 2014 Kentucky and Louisville recruit JaQuan Lyle:



* Video by PrepHoopsTV on YouTube

Description: JaQuan Lyle 2014 Evansville Bosse (IN) at the Spiece Fieldhouse for the Run-N-Slam Classic and the GRBA Championships. JaQuan is being recruited by Cincinnati, DePaul, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, Michigan State, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Purdue, Tennessee, Texas, UConn, West Virginia and Xavier among others.

Video: Andrew Wiggins Highlights from the Summer

Check out Kentucky recruit Andrew Wiggins in action - without question, one of the top (likely THE top) high school player in the nation:



* Video by Hoopmixtape on YouTube

Rick Pitino to Keynote 3rd Annual TSNN Awards


Louisville head coach Rick Pitino will be the keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual TSNN Awards in Louisville.

Here is a release from TSNN:

The 3rd Annual TSNN Awards: Celebrating Trade Show Excellence, on tap Nov. 2-4 in Louisville, will feature a luncheon keynote given by legendary University of Louisville Cardinal’s Basketball Head Coach Rick Pitino.

An accomplished coach and leader, Pitino is the first coach in NCAA history to take three different teams to the NCAA Final Four.

In 27 seasons as a collegiate head coach at five different schools, he has compiled a 629-234 record, a .729 winning percentage that ranks him 11th among active coaches.

His current contract ties him with U of L through the 2016-2017 season
.

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Wayne Selden No Longer Considering Kentucky


Tilton (NH) star Wayne Selden is apparently no longer considering the University of Kentucky.

Selden recently cut his final list to six schools: Ohio State, Florida, UCLA, Missouri, Kansas and Syracuse.

Source

Photo: Rivals.com

Ricky Minard Signs Deal with Virtus Bologna


Former Morehead State University star Ricky Minard has signed a deal with Virtus Bologna in Italy's top-level SerieA league.

Minard finished last season with Italy's Novipiu Casale Monferrato. He averaged 12.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 12 games. Before that, he starred for Azovmash in Ukraine's top-level league.

Here is more from Eurobasket.com:

Virtus Bologna agreed a deal with Ricky Minard (196-F/G-82, college: Morehead St.) for the upcoming season, according to Bolognabasket. The team should announce his signing during the day. Minard finished last season with Novipiu Casale Monferrato. He joined them in February averaging 12.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists for 12 games. The player started last season with Azovmash. There he shined with 16.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.4 apg and 2.3 spg for 8 EuroCup games. Minard also added 16 ppg, 4 rpg and 2.7 apg for 21 games in Ukrainian championship. His numbers were lower in VTB United League. In 2010/11 season Ricky Minard played for Unics Kazan. Before that he split one year between Lottomatica Virtus Roma and Khimky Moscow Region. He also has experience from Reggio Emilia and Biella.

Source

Video: Folding Chair Welcomes Fab Melo to the NBA

Former Syracuse star Fab Melo hits the floor at NBA Rookie Day:

Monday, August 27, 2012

Jermaine Lawrence Says Kentucky in Top Seven


Jermaine Lawrence, a top 20 player in the 2013 recruiting class, recently tweeted out his top seven list of schools.

Lawrence said he's considering Cincinnati, Kansas, Kentucky, St. John's, Syracuse, UCLA and UNLV:

mainestory44 My Final Top 7 in no specific order Cincinnati, Kansas, Kentucky, StJohns, Syracuse, UCLA, UNLV

Lawrence, a 6-foot-9 power forward, ranks No. 19 overall on the Rivals.com list for 2013.

Antwain Barbour is Headed to Italy for 2012-13 Season


Former Kentucky star Antwain Barbour is headed to Italy's top-level SerieA league for 2012-13.

Barbour, who spent last season in Croatia, has signed a deal with VL Pesaro.

Here is more from Eurobasket.com:

Antwain Barbour (196-G/F-82, agency: Court Side, college: Kentucky) will continue his career in Italy. The American swingman penned a deal with VL Pesaro. He won the Croatian league title with Cibona Zagreb last season. Barbour had 10.3 ppg and 3.9 rpg for 15 domestic league games and was named to Eurobasket.com Croatian A1 League All-Imports Team -12. He also participated at the All-Star Game and was dunk contest winner. In Adriatic league, Barbour collected 12.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg and 2.6 apg in 24 games. He was named to Eurobasket.com Adriatic League All-Imports Team -12. Before Cibona, Antwain Barbour spent one year with Turkish Erdemir. He exploded there with 17.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg and 2.6 apg for 30 games. In 2009/10, Barbour played in Spain. He had 12.6 ppg and 2.8 rpg in 34 games with Lagun Aro. In the past, he was a member of LEB Gold teams Tenerife Rural and La Palma. In 2008 and 2009 Antwain Barbour was the scoring champion in LEB Gold with 19.5 and 18.9 ppg, respectively.

Source

NCAA Investigators Visited Friend of Nerlens Noel


NCAA investigators recently interviewed 21-year old Ryan Sweeney, a close friend of Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel.

Here is an excerpt:

Two weeks ago, representatives from the NCAA and the University of Kentucky visited Sweeney's home to discuss his relationship with Noel, a 6-foot-10 center who enrolled last week as a freshman at UK. The officials met with Ryan Sweeney for nearly an hour, according to his father, Providence attorney Michael Sweeney. He would not comment when asked what was discussed but SI.com, the website for Sports Illustrated, reported earlier this last week that the NCAA also stopped at the Tilton (N.H.) School to further investigate potential eligibility issues regarding Noel.

"Nerlens has been at our house many times. He is Ryan's friend," said Michael Sweeney. "I'm not sure why the NCAA wanted to speak with Ryan but we cooperated, and I got the sense that everything was fine when the meeting was over."

Asked if he's ever provided money to Noel, Sweeney said: "Nerlens came to Florida with us once on vacation and he visited Ryan once at college (Florida Atlantic University) and we paid for his ticket. I will say we are not boosters of Kentucky."


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Jodie Meeks Talks Basketball and More with KSTV

KSTV interviews former Kentucky star Jodie Meeks:

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Aaron Gordon Planning Official Visit to Kentucky


Aaron Gordon, one of the top players in the 2013 recruiting class, says he will definitely make an official visit to the University of Kentucky.

Gordon, a 6-foot-8 small forward from Archbishop Mitty (Cal.), plans to visit Kentucky, Washington, Arizona, Oregon and Kansas. He will also take an unofficial visit to California.

Here is more from ZagsBlog.com:

“I’m going to Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Kansas and Kentucky as officials and then in September I’m going to Cal on an unofficial.”

While winning the Peach Jam in July with the Oakland Soldiers, Gordon, 16, told SNY.tv that Washington, Arizona and Kentucky were his top three.

“Washington’s a really good school,” Gordon said then. “I love [head coach Lorenzo] Romar. I also like [Kentucky coach John] Calipari a lot. I like [Arizona coach] Sean Miller. I like all those guys. There’s no really No. 1. Those are very close to my top three
.

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