Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thursday Morning Dump

- Tons to read on Matt Painter: Gregg Doyel says if you want your coach, you have to pay up. Jeff Goodman praises Painter's loyalty. Brennan says that it doesn't matter whether or not Painter bluffed, he got what he wanted.

- I'm still saying Missouri got duped.

- Yes, Mike Vorkunov, this is AWESOME.

- We mentioned it in an article earlier, but Buzz Williams got a new deal to stay at Marquette. Louisiana Tech picked up a head coach today as well.

- Reggie Jackson has declared for the NBA Draft. He hasn't hired an agent, but after averaging more than 18 points, four boards, and four assists per game and proving to scouts that he has NBA Athleticism and playmaking ability, Jackson looks to be a late first round pick. He hasn't signed an agent, but don't expect him to return to a rebuilding program.

- Interesting idea brought up by Stewart Mandel

- Trey Bowman and Taran Buie, Penn State hoopers, were arrested after a fight. Buie is Talor Battle's cousin.

- Andy Katz gives his take on who could end up replacing Jim Calhoun at UConn. The guy he picks? I actually remember him playing college basketball. That makes me feel old.

- There is a lot of talk about the NCAA taking advantage of its athletes, but Matt Norlander had a new angle on the story that I enjoyed.

- I haven't listened to Jason Whitlock's podcast with Sonny Vaccaro, but I can tell you that I am really looking forward to it. A lot of people hate Whitlock. I love him.

- Jonathon Givony over at Draft Express takes you through everything you need to know about the early entry draft process. It appears that there may be a group workout in the one weekend that NBA Scouts will actually be able to attend. I'll try to get some reaction to this up tomorrow.

- Oregon tied up Creighton in the CBI series final.

- Santa Clara won the CIT.

- The NBA is looking into Jay-Z's venture into the Kentucky locker room after they made the Final Four. It doesn't look like UK can get in trouble for this.

- Roy Williams accepts a commitment from a recruit who will be taking his mormon mission before heading to Chapel Hill?

- The chick from the Kansas ticket scandal? 37 months in prison.

- Cuonzo Martin has brought along an assistant from Missouri State with him to Tennessee.

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