Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thursday Morning Dump

- We lead off today with some sad news. Victor Page, the oft-troubled former-Georgetown guard who was the heir-apparent to Allen Iverson, was arrested on burglary charges in Maryland. The Big Lead provides a must-read piece on Page's recent downward spiral

- Jeff Goodman wrote a fantastic piece about the 2002 recruiting class and the number of cautionary tales that can be told. He also wrote on Lenny Cooke and caught up with all of the 2002 McDonald's all-americans. Only five are in the league.

- Andy Katz provides a player-by-player breakdown of the U.S World University Games squad

- A fantastic-read on how Montgomery County, MD (I'm MoCo 4Life) has prevented the University of Maryland from becoming great at basketball

- Andre Drummond made his decision yesterday, and decided to.... transfer to another prep school (You want pay-pay-for-play? well, we got players who can't even make decisions without holding press conferences. #bollocks)

- The guys at Basketball Prospectus put together an interesting-read about the average age of first-time head coaches

- The NCAA wants to trim some pages off the current rule book

- The TV schedule for the Big East/SEC Challenge was released

- The Governor's Holiday Hoops Classic will tip-of for the first time in 2011 featuring four of the best programs in the state of Virginia

- Former Fab-5 member Jimmy King was arrested on Wednesday for failing to pay more than $17,000 in child support

- Wisconsin-Milwaukee guard Kaylon Williams was arrested on suspicion of DUI charges. He was chased down by a K-9 unit. Bad move running from a police dog, Kaylon.

- USC reserve forward Curtis Washington is likely to miss the entire season because of a torn labrum

- South Carolina's Bruce Ellington wants to be a two-sports star.

- According to a former-Tennessee assistant, poor legal counseling led to the violations that were brought against the school

- The ex-wife of former-Kansas athletic official Ben Kirtland is being sued by federal prosecutors

- It should be interesting to see how Ken Bone and the Washington State Cougars handle life without Klay Thompson

- A nice preview of Vanderbilt's non-conference schedule

- The Thunderbirds of Southern Utah will embark on their final season in the Summit League before joing the Big Sky Conference in 2012-2013. provides a look back at the T-Bird's Summit League tenure (This is arguably the first time Southern Utah has ever found it's way into The Morning Dump)

- This final link has absolutely nothing to do with basketball, but if you are a guy between the age of 18-35, you will enjoy it

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