Monday, August 2, 2010

Monday Morning Dump

- Matt Jones of KSR has been all over this Pitino trial, and this weekend was no different. Here is a summary of the fifth day of testimony, highlighted by the cross-examination of Tim Sypher, as well as a top ten list of hilarious moments from the trial. As he is known to do, Gary Parrish provides us with some great insight on this trial. As much fun as it is to laugh about this, Pitino does have a wife and a kid that will never be the same.

- Speaking of Kentucky, there were quite a few rumors regarding Darnell Dodson over the summer, but it seems we have finally gotten an answer about the future of the Kentucky guard. As John Calipari announced last night on Facebook, Dodson will not be a part of the Wildcat program this season. It won't be a devastating blow to Kentucky -- Dodson only averaged 6.0 ppg last season, and Darius Miller, DeAndre Liggins (who really improved towards the end of last season), and Doron Lamb will all be capable of filling a role alongside Brandon Knight.

- Oh, and a good read on the late Melvin Turpin. Jeez, this is turning into a Kentucky blog.

- There is, and always has been, quite a bit of talent coming out of the NYC metro region. Jeff Borzello takes a look at the problems the area coaches -- Steve Lavin, Kevin Willard, Mike Rice -- have at keeping that talent at home.

- Anthony Davis, a Chicago native and one of the top recruits in the country, has added DePaul as a possible destination. While its tough to think that he will actually become a Blue Demon, the fact that they are in the conversation is a big deal. Maybe the hiring of Oliver Purnell will actually work out.

- So Bob Huggins fell because he took medication on an empty stomach? Color me a bit skeptical. This isn't the first time Huggins has been hurt during the summer either. In 2002, he had a heart attack, and in 2008, he tripped and hit his head in the airport.

- Andy Glockner takes a look at the most important transfers, with the list topped by New Mexico, who add Drew Gordon and Emmanuel Negedu. I wonder if Leonard Washington -- who left USC and is headed to Wyoming -- made the list.

- So could we have seen the last of William Wesley putting his touch on the collegiate ranks?

- Andy Katz caught up with Tom Izzo.

- Fanhouse wrote an article on Austin Rivers, a top five recruit and the son of NBA coach Doc Rivers.

- Herb Sendek doesn't like the "Princeton-style" label that his teams get.

- Former Providence forward Greedy Peterson is headed to Greece.

- Who was the most impressive college players in Vegas last week? Fran Fraschilla tells you.

We have talked quite a bit about Walter Pitchford this summer. He was the kid that DePaul would not release from an LOI. Well, he is actually pretty good.

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