Friday, January 20, 2017

Russ Smith Reacquired by the Delaware 87ers

The Delaware 87ers have reacquired former Louisville guard Russ Smith.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fern Creek is No. 1 in New Bluegrass Preps Top 20 Rankings

Fresh off of winning the LIT and dismantling Jeffersontown, Fern Creek (19-2) is No. 1 in the BluegrassPreps.com Top 20 Rankings this week.

Here's a look at the new top 20:

BluegrassPreps.com Boys Top 20 Rankings (1-19-17)

1. Fern Creek
2. Bowling Green
3. Covington Catholic
4. Trinity
5. Scott County
6. Ballard
7. Cooper
8. Christian County
9. Dunbar
10. Lexington Catholic
11. Hopkinsville
12. Lexington Christian
13. Franklin-Simpson
14. Campbell County
15. Corbin
16. South Laurel
17. Apollo
18. Pulaski County
19. Dixie Heights
20. Valley

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Two Players Have Left the Western Kentucky Men's Basketball Program

Head coach Rick Stansbury says freshmen Marty Leahy and Mark Stajkovski have both left the Western Kentucky men's basketball program.



According to reports, Leahy is heading back to Australia to work on an engineering degree and Stajkovski plans to pursue a professional career in Germany.

Leahy averaged 1.9 points per game in 17 appearances this season.

Stajkovski, who plans to play professionally, did not score in 2 games.

The 60th District Basketball Tournament Has Been Moved to Lawrence County

The 60th District basketball tournament has apparently been moved to Lawrence County for this season:


The move will give Lawrence County and high-scoring guard Timmy Dalton a major advantage.

Teams in the 60th District:

Belfry 3-0 (8-7)
Lawrence County 2-1 (11-7)
Phelps 1-2 (7-9)
Pike County Central 0-3 (10-8)

John Calipari Interviews Rick Pitino and It is a Must Listen Podcast

John Calipari's interview with Louisville head coach Rick Pitino is out and it is a MUST listen podcast.

The two rival coaches discuss many topics that UK and Louisville fans will be interested in.

Give it a listen ASAP:

Monday, January 16, 2017

Murray State's Terrell Miller Named OVC Newcomer of the Week

Murray State's Terrell Miller was named OVC Newcomer of the Week on Monday.

NEWCOMER

Terrell Miller, F • 6-8, 250, Jr. • Jacksonville, Fla. • Murray State

In a pair of Murray State road victories Miller averaged 18.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals/game while hitting 59.1 percent (13-of-22) from the field and 66.7 percent (4-of-6) from 3-point range. He opened the week with 18 points and 14 rebounds at Eastern Illinois to mark his fourth-straight double-double. Against the Panthers the transfer from Southwest Mississippi Junior College, had two assists and was a perfect 3-of-3 from 3-point range. He concluded the week with 18 points, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in a win at SIUE as the Racers won for the fifth time in the past six games. Miller currently ranks third in the OVC in double-doubles (6), sixth in rebounding (8.0/game) and ninth in scoring (14.8 points/game).

Louisville Loses Starting Point Guard Quentin Snider for 2-3 Weeks

The Louisville Cardinals will be without starting point guard Quentin Snider for the next 2-3 weeks.

Snider suffered a strained hip flexor in the Duke game.

Here is a release from Louisville:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- University of Louisville junior guard Quentin Snider will be sidelined for 2-3 weeks with a strained hip flexor suffered in the second half of the Cardinals' victory over Duke last Saturday.

Snider suffered the injury on a layup with 18:48 remaining, but finished the game despite his discomfort. The injury should heal with rest and rehabilitation and does not require surgery.

Snider is the Cardinals' assist leader and second-leading scorer, averaging 12.1 points, 4.0 assists and 2.6 rebounds. He is third in the ACC and 32nd in the nation in assist-to-turnovers ratio (2.88). In the last three games, Snider has averaged 15.7 points and six assists. He has hit 12-of-24 three-pointers in UofL's five ACC games (.500), fourth best in the league.

Louisville (15-3, 3-2 ACC), ranked 11th in today's USA Today poll and 12th by the Associated Press, will return to action on Thursday in a home game against Clemson in the KFC Yum! Center.


If Snider misses the next three weeks, he will miss the following games:

1/19 vs. Clemson
1/21 at Florida State
1/24 at Pittsburgh
1/29 vs. NC State
2/4 at Boston College
2/6 at Virginia
2/11 vs. Miami (FL)

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