Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tuesday Morning Dump

- Conspiracy Theory alert: IMG is the mastermind behind expansionocalypse (This is a must-read)

- The Wooden Award top-50 list was released yesterday. Two players from the Atlantic-10 were listed. Four Tar Heels were nominated. Two Memphis Tigers are on the list. Andy Katz got some comments from various coaches on each of the 50 nominees. katz also takes a look at some of the names that aren't on the list now, but could be there at the end of the season

- Andre Drummond will remain eligible despite Adidas shoe video. Don;t know what we're talking about: click here

- Add "unofficial visits" to the list of things that concern the NCAA

- In case you still aren't aware that basketball doesn't matter, Gary Parrish drives the point home

- Purdue is going to have to rely heavily on Robbie Hummel. But Matt Painter is also going to have to get production out of Kelsey Barlow and Terone Johnson

- How on Earth did I miss this? former-Duke/Villanova forward Taylor King wants to convert to judaism in order to make money (The guy who wrote this is in my fantasy football league. I beat him for my first W of the season. Not sure what this has to do with Taylor King, but oh well)

- A man involved in the shooting of Arizona guard Kevin Parrom has been charged with attempted murder

- The addition of Syracuse and Pittsburgh to the ACC is going to hurt Boston College

- Adam Zagoria details why Rutgers is expecting big things from Sophomore Gilvydas Biruta (I'm a huge Biruta fan. This kid has some serious game)

- If you want a fantastic primer for the West Coast Conference, I suggest you read this article (#ShamelessSelfPromotion)

- Ed Isaacson provides a lengthy preview of the Big-Ten Conference

- Mike Krzyzewski is making a hard push for highly-touted big-man Tony Parker

- Five-star big-man Mitch McGary has cancelled the rest of his visits and will decide in the next 30 days. Michigan is said to be the early favorite to win his services

- Murray State got a commitment from Class of 2012 guard C.J. Ford

- Florida Atlantic picked up a huge commitment from power forward Chris Bryant. Speaking of Florida Atlantic, Sun Belt Basketball put together a solid season preview of the Owls

- Dayton and USC will begin a home-and-home series next year

- Rhode Island made a slight alteration to their non-conference schedule, will play season-opener at George Mason

- Curtis Sumpter was suppose to be a superstar at Villanova, but knee injuries hampered his career. Brian Ewart of VUHoops details how Sumpter is trying to get his game back

- UNC-Wilmington center Matt Wilson has not participated in team drills yet due to "minor medical issues"

- Don't look now, but the financial situation at Maryland is getting even worse

- Former-Greyhound standout Omari Israel has been named the new Director of Basketball Operations at Loyola (I played against Israel freshman year in high school. Sophomore year he was starting on varsity and I was looking for a new winter sport)

- A Daly Dose of Hoops takes an in-depth look at the South Florida Bulls

- Jared Sullinger does not like it when fans boo

- Big-XII Hoops is looking for some new basketball writers

For the drug addict/hoops fan/8-year-old kid in us all

(H/T Rush The Court)

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