Friday, September 12, 2014

Knott County's Evan Hall is Visiting Eastern Kentucky Unviersity This Weekend

Knott County Central big man Evan Hall is making an official visit to Eastern Kentucky University this weekend.

Hall, a 6-foot-7 small forward, recently visited IUPUI and Northern Kentucky University. He still plans to visit Morehead State.

WKU Says Jordan Green is No Longer with the Men's Basketball Program

Western Kentucky University has announced that freshman Jordan Green is no longer with the men's basketball program:

Nerlens Noel to Run Like Rocky Balboa

Former University of Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel is planning to run like Rocky Balboa soon.

Noel, now a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, plans to emulate Sylvester Stallone's runs through Philadelphia during the "Rocky" movies.

A camera crew will follow Noel around the city as the does the runs. Noel is hoping to use the runs to promote an annual "Nerlens Noel Rocky Run 5K" to raise money for charity.

According to

A camera crew will track Noel as he works out at 11 a.m., goes through a shootaround session at noon, and grabs lunch. Starting between 1 and 1:30, Noel will run at the various spots around the city that Stallone used in his movies’ iconic training sequences, including the Italian Market, Independence Hall, and Kelly Drive. Noel’s “run” will culminate around 3 p.m. at the Art Museum, where 100 to 150 middle-school and high school students will join him as he sprints up the steps. Then everyone will have Papa John’s pizza, since Papa John’s is one of the event’s sponsors.

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In case you've never seen the scenes from the movie:

Information on Kentucky's 2014 Big Blue Madness

The University of Kentucky has announced that Big Blue Madness tickets will be distributed on September 20.

Here are details about the distribution and more:

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Tickets for the 2014 Big Blue Madness at Rupp Arena will be available Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7 a.m. ET at the Memorial Coliseum ticket windows on Euclid Avenue and online at Madness, the first open practice opportunity for UK’s 2014-15 men’s and women’s basketball teams, is Friday, Oct. 17 at 7:00 p.m. Broadcast info will be released at a later date.

Tickets are free again this year, and there will be a limit of four tickets per person at Memorial Coliseum. Online orders will have a minimal service fee attached, and there will be a limit of four tickets per household. All duplicate orders will automatically be cancelled. All patrons require a ticket, regardless of age. Please note that due to the anticipated stage set-up inside Rupp Arena, the view may be partially obstructed during a portion of the event for the following sections: 11, 34-44, and 238-241.

Camping Out

At the request of campus public safety officials, fans wishing to line up ahead of time at Memorial Coliseum are asked to do so no earlier than 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17. At that time, campers are encouraged to be courteous to their fellow Wildcat fans and use caution when crossing the Avenue of Champions, over onto the Coliseum block to occupy a spot in line. Public safety officials will be on site to aid and assist in a safe move-in. Campers displaying unsafe/disorderly conduct risk being removed from line. The Athletics Department will provide portable restroom facilities, but the use of permanent, wooden-type structures; portable generators; and propane tanks or other open flames used in cooking is prohibited due to safety concerns. Alcoholic beverages or tobacco products are not permitted.

A maximum of four (4) control cards per tent will be issued to those camped out on Friday, Sept. 19, beginning at 2 p.m. Fans will receive a maximum of four (4) tickets per control card on Saturday morning. Fans are encouraged to start lining up for Saturday morning’s ticket distribution by 6 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. All fans must be present to obtain their control cards and only one control card per person will be accepted at distribution. Control cards will not be distributed after 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 and all persons with control cards must be in line by 7 a.m.

Parking and Transportation

As lines for Big Blue Madness ticket distribution begin next week, Parking and Transportation Services would like to remind the campus community of the parking options available to Big Blue Madness ticket seekers.

Fans camping out for the Big Blue Madness ticket distribution may utilize the Wildcat Plaza area located directly across Avenue of Champions from Memorial Coliseum for a maximum of five minutes to drop off campers or unload their vehicles; campers may also pay to use the metered spaces directly north of the Joe Craft Center for short-term unloading needs. Campus safety officials request that campers not block bike lanes and/or sidewalks with their vehicles at any time. Vehicles left unattended or creating a traffic hazard will be cited and/or towed. After unloading, campers must relocate their vehicles to the Black Lot, located south of Alumni Drive across from Commonwealth Stadium, where free parking will be available from Wednesday, Sept. 17 through Saturday, Sept. 20.

Free bus service will be available to transport fans back to the Memorial Coliseum vicinity. Lextran buses serve the Commonwealth Stadium area from 7 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. From 6 p.m. to midnight, the CATS Yellow Night Route will be in service. From midnight to 5 a.m., the CATS Bus On-Demand Service may be utilized by calling 859.221.RIDE (7433). For more information on bus routes and service, please visit Riders can view real-time location of all CATS buses at or with the free Transloc app. Riders can view the actual location of Lextran buses with the MyStop Mobile iPhone app or at

Beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, the gates of the South Limestone Garage (PS #5, located next to Kennedy’s Wildcat Den) will be open and the structure will be available for free parking. The garage will remain open overnight; however no camping or sleeping in vehicles is permitted. Cars must be removed by 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20.

New Dorms near Coliseum

With two new dorms complete on the Lexington Avenue side of the Joe Craft Center, campers are asked to be respectful of students residing in these buildings and not gather or otherwise loiter on the grounds of these new dorms near Memorial Coliseum.

UK Assistant Barry Rohrssen is Visiting Tyus Battle Today

Kentucky assistant Barry Rohrssen is in New Jersey today to see Tyus Battle:

Battle, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, ranks No. 16 overall on the list for 2016.

Taylor County's Quentin Goodin is Visiting Florida This Weekend

Taylor County High School star Quentin Goodin will visit Florida this weekend.

Goodin, a 6-foot-2 point guard, ranks No. 78 overall on the list for 2016.

Coaches from Tennessee, Alabama and Xavier visited Goodin earlier this week:


Morehead State Visits Taylor County's David Sloan and Brandon Berry

Coaches from Morehead State University recently visited sophomore David Sloan and senior Brandon Berry at Taylor County High School:

Kenneth Faried Disappointed Spain Lost: "I wanted to beat them in their own country"

Former Morehead State star Kenneth Faried is disappointed that Spain lost to France in the World Cup of Basketball.

Faried, who has been one of Team USA's top stars in the event, didn't mince words when asked about Spain.

After Team USA's 96-68 win over Lithuania in the semifinals, Faried said he is disappointed that the Americans won't be able to play Spain.

"I am disappointed," Faried said. "I wanted to beat them in their own country."

Here is more from

Faried, who along with Team USA guard Klay Thompson has been in the spotlight this summer more than he typically is in the NBA, was the exception in terms of revealing his true feelings about the Spaniards. He said some media members were guilty of giving Spain "too much hype" while being "borderline disrespectful" to the American big men and their chances of succeeding against brothers Pau Gasol and Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka.

"I've been trying to hold my tongue for this one," Faried said. "I felt as though we came out and did our job, and y'all kept saying, 'Oh, you're not going to beat Spain.' Spain couldn't even beat France. When Spain can meet us at the championship game, then come talk to me."

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

DeMarcus Cousins Scares Jonas Valanciunas to Death After Elbow

Team USA's DeMarcus Cousins gave Lithuania's Jonas Valanciunas a big time scare after the Lithuanian planted an elbow in Cousins' throat during today's game:

The game between the two rivals was chippy throughout. Even Coach K ended up in a scuffle after the game:

Dave Bezold to Participate in Coaches vs. Cancer Event at Paul Brown Stadium

Northern Kentucky head coach Dave Bezold will participate in the Coaches vs. Cancer of Southwest Ohio Tip-Off Reception at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati on October 16.

Bezold will be joined by Chris Mack (Xavier), John Cooper (Miami), Mick Cronin (Cincinnati), Billy Donlon (Wright State) and Archie Miller (Dayton).

Here are details:

Murray State Coaches Visit JUCO Forward Anton Waters of Gulf Coast State

Coaches from Murray State visited with 6-foot-6 forward Anton Waters of Gulf Coast State (JUCO) yesterday:

The Manimal is Ready for Battle Against Lithuania

Former Morehead State star Kenneth Faried says he doesn't care how tall, how strong or how big Lithuania's post players are. He's going to find a way.

Faried took offense to the suggestion that Team USA will struggle against bigger teams:

I'll take my chances on Faried, although he did come up short against Steph Curry in a shooting contest...from the bench:

Calipari Tells Malik Newman that Drake Might Be at Big Blue Madness

John Calipari apparently told 2015 star Malik Newman that rapper Drake might be at Big Blue Madness in October.

Here are some comments from Newman:

"(Calipari) said Drake might come this year," Newman said. "That would be a really good event to go to. It really lets me know what they're working with and that (Kentucky) has a lot of connections."

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John Calipari to Visit Isaiah Briscoe and Cheick Diallo

According to Adam Zagoria, Kentucky head coach John Calipari will meet with 2015 stars Isaiah Briscoe and Cheick Diallo next week:

Briscoe is a 6-foot-3 point guard at Roselle Catholic (NJ). He currently ranks No. 9 overall on the list for 2015.

Diallow, a 6-foot-9 power forward at Our Savior New American (NY), currently ranks No. 6 overall.

Paul George Deletes Controversial Ray Rice Tweets, Issues Apology

Paul George has deleted his controversial Tweets about the Ray Rice situation and issued an apology.

Obviously, it's way too late as George is currently getting destroyed on social media.

Paul George Should Ban Himself from Twitter Immediately

Indiana Pacers star Paul George has some interesting thoughts on the Ray Rice situation.

Rice, of course, has been shown savagely hitting his then girlfriend in the face in an elevator.

Here's George's take on the situation:

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

University of Pikeville Announces Game Times for Three Exhibition Games

The University of Pikeville has announced game times for the Bears three exhibitions against NCAA Division I teams.

UPIKE will battle University of Kentucky, University of Tennessee and Western Kentucky University in November.

Nov. 2 @ Kentucky, 4:00 p.m.

Nov. 3 @ Tennessee, 7:00 p.m.

Nov. 10 @ Western Kentucky, 7:00 p.m.

Outstanding Lineup Announced for Rowan County Coaches Clinic in October

An outstanding lineup of coaches has been announced for the Rowan County Coaches Clinic on October 19 at Rowan County High School in Morehead.

The list of coaches who will be presenting during the clinic includes Sean Woods (Morehead State), Kelly Wells (University of Pikeville), Shawn Thacker (Rowan County), Steve Wright (Southwestern) and Greg Todd (Morehead State women).

Here's a look at the schedule:

Rowan County Coaches Clinic

October 19th, 2014

Sponsored by rowan County basketball

2:00pm – 6:00 pm

Rowan County High School

499 Viking Drive
Morehead, KY 40351

Featured Speakers:

2:00 Steve Wright: Head Boys Basketball Coach, Southwestern High School
Topic: Building a Program

2:50 Kelly Wells: Head Men’s Basketball Coach, University of Pikeville
Topic: Full Court Defense and Half Court Motion Offense

3:40 Sean Woods: Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Morehead State University
Topic: Dribble Drive Offense and Preseason Player Development

4:30 Shawn Thacker: Head Boy’s Basketball Coach, Rowan County High School
Topic: Practice Drills

5:15 Greg Todd: Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Morehead State University
Topic: Special situations. Inbounds, last second plays, delay game & junk defense.

* Coach Todd has invited everyone out to watch the MSU Women practice at 7:00 pm in the AAC at MSU.

Click below for sign up sheet:

Division I Coaches Heading to Mercer County for Will Hager and Malik Dow

I am told by a good source that several college coaches are planning to visit 2016 star Will Hager and Malik Dow at Mercer County High School in the next week.

Coaches from Morehead State are going to visit with Hager and Dow today.

In a few days, coaches from Army (West Point) will be stopping by to speak with Hager and Dow.

Coaches from IUPUI are coming to Harrodsburg next Wednesday to check out Mercer County's Class of 2016 and 2017 players.

Hager, a talented guard, will make an unofficial visit to Furman on October 4:

Austin Peay Loses Starting Point Guard for Half the Season

Austin Peay has suspended starting point guard Damarius Smith for the first half of the 2014-15 season for what the school is calling a violation of athletic department policy.

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Damarius Smith, Austin Peay’s high-flying point guard, will miss the first half of the season after being suspended for what the school is calling a violation of athletic department policy.

Smith will miss all 14 of the Governors’ non-conference game, returning to play during OVC play.

“We have a standard we expected our student-athletes to adhere to and Deedee made a mistake,” APSU coach Dave Loos said. “He is going to pay a severe consequence for that mistake. But he has a chance to make it right during the second half of the season, during OVC play. It is up to him.”

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Coach Monty Williams Gets the Best of Anthony Davis After Team USA Practice

Watch as Pelicans coach Monty Williams shows that he still has a few tricks in the bag against Team USA star Anthony Davis:

Morehead State Adds Northern Michigan Transfer Matt Iverson

Morehead State has apparently added Matt Iverson, a 6-foot-10 transfer from NCAA Division II school Northern Michigan.

In 25 games last season, Iverson averaged 4.4 points and 2.0 rebounds per game.

Josh Chichester is No. 1 Pick in PBL Draft

Former Louisville basketball and football player Josh Chichester was the No. 1 overall pick in Monday's Premier Basketball League Draft.

Chichester, an athletic 6-foot-8 forward, was drafted first by the Grand Rapids Cyclones. He played in 6 basketball games for the Cardinals in the 2007-08 season. He also caught 11 career touchdown passes for the Louisville football team.

Former Morehead State player Cordaryl Ballard was also taken in the first round by the Lake Michigan Admirals. Ballard played two seasons for Morehead State before transferring to USC Aiken.


Grand Rapids Cyclones- Joshua Chichester
Racine Storm- Chris Gatlin
Danville Riverhawks- Mark Stevenson
Erie Hurricane – Xavier Jones
Lake Michigan Admirals – Cordaryl Ballard
Lima Express– Derrick Tate
Buffalo 716ers– Corey Bellovich
Indianapolis Diesels – Mike Wade
Pee Dee Vipers– Tyrel Evans
Rochester RazorSharks– Brandon McClester


Grand Rapids Cyclones – Tyrone Johnson
Racine Storm – MacDonald Mariga
Danville Riverhawks– Jerron Jamerson
Erie Hurricane – Issa Avery
Lake Michigan Admirals – Clinton Cunningham
Lima Express– Devaughn Buntyn
Buffalo 716ers– David Johnson
Indianapolis Diesels – Benjamin Cumbo
Pee Dee Vipers– Ryan Whitehead
Rochester RazorSharks– Marques Burks

Antonio Blakeney Hopes Rick Pitino is Ready for More Tattoos

Antonio Blakeney, a 2015 star who recently committed to Louisville, hopes head coach Rick Pitino is ready to get a couple more championship tattoos:

Army Coaches to Check Out Mason Faulkner, Tyler Sharpe and Bailey Rakes

Coaches from Army will be visiting Kentucky to watch several high school standouts this week.

According to a good source, Army will be checking out 2016 Caverna point guard Mason Faulkner and Bullitt East's 2016 duo of Bailey Rakes and Tyler Sharpe.

Faulkner, Rakes and Sharpe all play for Team Manimal AAU.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Belmont Coaches Check Out Ethan Snapp; Will Visit Carson Williams Tomorrow

Coaches from Belmont  University visited with Newport High School's Ethan Snapp today.

They are expected to visit Owen County's Carson Williams tomorrow.

Snapp and Williams are two of Kentucky's top players in the Class of 2016.

Virginia Tech Visits Apollo's Eli Wright; Other Coaches Coming This Week

According to a source, the entire Virginia Tech coaching staff was at Apollo High School this morning to visit 2016 star Eli Wright.

Several other schools, including Western Kentucky, are expected this week:

Report: LaMontray Harris Has Decommitted from Western Kentucky University

According to the athletic director at Robinson School, LaMontray Harris has decommitted from Western Kentucky University:

UPDATE: According to this report, Harris was never actually committed to WKU:

Source: Malik Dow Ruled Ineligible at Mercer County

I am told by a source that Ballard transfer Malik Dow has been ruled ineligible by the KHSAA to play this coming season at Mercer County High School.

The source adds that Mercer County has appealed the decision and there will be a hearing in several weeks.

My thoughts: The KHSAA continues to be incredibly inconsistent in their rulings.

Western Kentucky University to Hold Basketball Alumni Weekend

Western Kentucky University will hold a basketball alumni weekend in early October.

The weekend will include a golf outing and an alumni pickup basketball game at Diddle Arena.

Here are details from WKU:

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- The Hilltopper Basketball program is welcoming all former players back to campus for its alumni reunion weekend Oct. 3-4. On Friday, Oct. 3 the program is hosting a golf tournament at Bowling Green Country Club with a shotgun start at 1:00 PM. At 7:00 that evening, an alumni dinner and open house will be held at E.A. Diddle Arena.

The festivities on Saturday, Oct. 4 will start at 10:00 AM with an alumni pickup basketball game at Diddle Arena. The group will move to the football stadium at 4:00 for an alumni tailgate, and former players can receive two complimentary tickets to the football game against UAB at 6:00 where they will be recognized on the field during the contest.

The deadline to RSVP and request tickets to the football game is Friday, Sept. 26. Contact WKU Director of Basketball Operations Chase Richardson for more information and to RSVP at (270) 745-2131 or For information on the golf tournament contact Assistant Director of the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation Larry Cash at (270) 745-4370 or

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St. Catharine College Reloads with Talented D1 and JUCO Transfers

New head coach Matthew Taylor has been getting it done in his first few months on the job at St. Catharine College.

Taylor has reloaded the roster with some talented NCAA Division I and JUCO transfers.

The Patriots will feature six Division I transfers and six junior college transfers, including two JUCO All-Americans.

Here is a release from SCC:

13 points is all that separated the St. Catharine College Patriots from a berth in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ (NAIA) “Fab Four” in 2014. After being chosen as the 30th team of the 32 team field, the Patriots played the card of “Cinderella” tearing off blood pressure spiking wins to advance to the final eight teams in the NAIA National Tournament, including a win that took until 2 AM Eastern Standard Time to decide. Despite their tournament run ending too soon for the Patriots liking, a new coach and a new look team could be just what the doctor ordered to get another shot at an NAIA title.

The Patriots welcome new Head Coach Matthew Taylor to the helm following the departure of former Head Coach JT Burton to the University of Tennessee. “Matthew is a great fit for our program” said Athletic Director Tom Bystrek. “He knows our system and should hit the ground running.” Taylor spent time on the Patriots’ staff as associate head coach from 2010-2012 before taking the lead assistant position at the University of Pikeville for the past two seasons. “It’s great to be back to SCC" said Taylor. “My ultimate goal is to keep this program moving forward and make the national tournament a regular occurrence.”

Taylor has hit the ground running recruiting a Patriots’ roster that boasts 6 NCAA Division 1 transfers, two Junior College All-Americans, along with four additional junior college transfers. Leading those transfers will be 6' 6” Ben Vozzola from Cal North Ridge, Eddie Mitchell from Rider University, a major impact on the wing will be 6'6 Steven Mallory a transfer from Norfork State and finally the big man in the middle 6'10 Keith Coleman from North Texas University. Vozzola left high school ranked as 40th ranked player in nation for the class of 2010 by ESPN and a McDonald's All American nominee. In 2012 Vozzola ranked in the top five nationally for point guards at the top 100 Mullins’ Showcase. At Rider University Mitchell started 15 contests and racked up the second most assists and steals on the team while receiving freshman honors in the MAAC. Keith Coleman, a 6’ 10” senior from North Texas University could be the anchor in the middle for the Patriots. Coleman ranked second on his North Texas team in blocks. Among the junior college transfers will be former NJCAA All-America Aishon White from Chipola College in Flordia. “I owe this kid big for sticking with me” remarked Taylor. “He is a great athlete that was highly recruited to Division 1 schools right out of high school.”

The Patriots will not only feature a roster stacked with transfers, but they will return five key players, three of which regular starters. Among those is the starting backcourt of Chris Johnson and Nick Porter a combo that combined for 80 assists and just under 10 points per game. In the front court the Patriots return Julito Hutchinson a 6’ 5” forward that averaged 5.5 boards per contest while raking in just over seven points per night.

The Patriots will begin their season in late October with the first Mid-South Conference match up scheduled for November 13th when they will travel to Campbellsville University. “It’s a tough game to start out your schedule, but we are going to work hard in the pre-season to get these guys ready for anyone.”

University of Pikeville Men's Basketball Gets New Uniforms for 2014-15

The University of Pikeville has some new uniforms for the 2014-15 men's basketball season.

Check them out:

John Calipari Planning Unprecedented NBA Scouting Combine at Kentucky

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Kentucky head coach John Calipari is planning to host an "unprecedented" NBA scouting combine for his players in October.

Here is more from Wojnarowski:

University of Kentucky coach John Calipari is finalizing plans for an unprecedented two-day campus scouting combine for NBA executives to evaluate his star-laden roster of professional prospects, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Calipari has invited officials of the 30 NBA teams to send personnel to Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 11-12 to watch his players do everything from run full-court five-on-five and NBA-style pick-and-roll sets to individual skill work.

The event is a chance for Calipari to impress a throng of top high school recruits on campus visits and once again frame his program as college basketball's best NBA feeder system. Kentucky is expected to be a consensus preseason No. 1 in the polls.

After the combine, Calipari plans to shut out NBA executives and scouts from his practices for several weeks – perhaps even months – into the season, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

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KFC Yum! Center Gets a New Basketball Court

Louisville's KFC Yum! Center recently got a new basketball court. Check out the transformation in this video from Louiville Athletics on YouTube:

Monday, September 8, 2014

Rick Pitino, Tom Crean to Co-Chair Indiana Derby in October

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino and Indiana head man Tom Crean will co-chair the Grade II Indiana Derby in October.

The Derby will be held October 4 at Indiana Downs in Shelbyville, Indiana.

Indiana and Louisville will play each other on December 9 as part of the Jimmy V Classic in New York City.

Here's more from Indiana Downs:

Honorary Co-Chairs Head Coach Tom Crean and Head Coach Rick Pitino with Special Indiana Derby Honoree Guest Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Coach and Hoosier Legend Bobby “Slick” Leonard. Other special guests include: Pacers Legends Mel Daniels, Freddie Lewis, Darnell Hillman, Bob Netolicky, George McGinnis, Billy Keller and Don Buse, Members of the 1954 Indiana State Champions and Milan High School Basketball Team and 2013 Playboy Playmate of the Year Raquel Pomplun.

Saturday, Oct. 4: First Post 5:05PM

• 10AM – 2PM: 5K Walk/Run to Benefit Community Health Network Foundation
• 9AM – 2PM: Car Show in South Parking Lot
• 3:30PM: Andrew Young | This former Star Search Champion plays R&B music.
• 8:40PM: $200,000-added Grade II Indiana Oaks
• 9:30PM: $500,000-added Grade II Indiana Derby

More Big Stakes Racing:

• $100,000-added Michael G. Schaefer Memorial Mile
• $100,000-added Mari Hulman George Stakes
• $100,000-added Ta Wee Stakes
• $85,000-added Richmond Stakes
• $85,000-added Gus Grissom Stakes
• $85,000-added Hoosier Breeders’ Sophomore Stakes
• $85,000-added Hoosier Breeders’ Sophomore Filly Stakes

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DeMarcus Cousins Has Some Fun With A European Reporter

Former Kentucky star DeMarcus Cousins had a little fun with a European reporter this morning during an interview.

The reporter asked Cousins if he knows where Slovenia is located.

Cousins quickly fired back, "no, do you know where Alabama is?"

Chane Behanan Has Reportedly Decided to Play in the NBA D-League

Former Louisville big man Chane Behanan will reportedly sign to play in the NBA Development League.

In 91 games at Louisville, Behanan averaged 9.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals. He transferred to Colorado State but never appeared in a game there.

Coach K Gives DeMarcus Cousins an "A+" Following Win Over Mexico

Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski gave former Kentucky star DeMarcus Cousins high praise following Saturday's win over Mexico.

Coach K said, "he'd get an A-plus from me today, let's put it that way."

Here is more from

"I think it's just a matter of him continuing to get in better shape," Cousins told USA Today. "And so (they need) to look for him (offensively). And I think they see him more now. I think his defense has really improved. He tried to take three charges today, (and) played Ayon pretty well without getting help so (Mexico) couldn't get a three off of him."

"He'd get an A-plus form me today, let's put it that way."

Cousins didn't miss a single shot on Saturday, connecting on all five of his field-goal attempts en route to 11 points scored. He also grabbed seven rebounds, an assist and a pair of blocks.

"That's a couple games in a row where he has been a force for us," Krzyzewski said. "He's a different player than Anthony Davis, and that's kind of what we were hoping we would continue to move forward with, and DeMarcus is coming through for us."

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Clemson Reportedly Hires Richie Riley as an Assistant

Clemson has reportedly hired former University of Pikeville and Eastern Kentucky University assistant coach Richie Riley:

Riley worked last season as an assistant at UAB. He has also spent time as an assistant at Coastal  Carolina.

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