Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thursday Morning Dump

I'm not going to beat around the bush. The Morning Dumps have been terrible this week. But I'm stepping my game up. #OccupyDump

- Luke Winn primes us for the ACC with his selections for conference accolades and sleeper choices

- Dana O'Neil says that maturity will be the biggest reason why Terrence Jones will excel this season

- Dave Hess put together a fantastic statistical analysis of the most productive returning players in the country

- According to Andy Katz, Mike Rosario and Patric Young will be the keys to success for the Florida Gators

- Jeff Goodman does some terrific work in listing the top-25 transfers of the year

- The season hasn't even started yet, and there are already six ACC teams on the bubble

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- Say hello to your new killers of giant-killers...Aww, hell, you know what, I'll just go out and say it. Northern State (DII) beat Butler last night. Cue Gary Parrish

- UConn freshman Ryan Boatright will sit out of action while the NCAA reviews his eligibility

- Maryland's seven-foot-Ukrainian import Alex Len has been suspended for ten games by the NCAA

- Things could get kinda awkward for Billy Donovan

- The West Coast Conference is embracing the social media phenomenon

- North Carolina State got a commitment from yet another Top-100 recruit, this time in the form of T.J. Warren

- Pat Skerry doesn't have a lot to work with in his first season at Towson

- Gary Williams, Mark Turgeon and Jay Wright broke bread and traded quips at a Cal Ripken Jr. Foundation fundraiser

- There are five things that Chris Dortch can't wait to see in the SEC

- Old Dominion head coach Blaine Taylor has suspended redshirt-junior Nick Wright for three games

- Illinois' Crandall Head has been suspended for four games

- Since exhibition games tend to not "move the needle", it's nice to see programs using these scrimmages as a venue to show support for a worthy cause

- Vance Walberg, the assistant coach at UMass responsible for designing the dribble-drive offense, resigned yesterday

- Louisville freshman Wayne Blackshear tore his labrum last week and was thought to be done for the year, but there may be hope after all

- Ben Standig previews the backcourts in the DMV (That's the District, Maryland, Virginia area for you simpletons)

- Matt Norlander always pegged me as a guy who loves charts and graphs, and what would you know, Matt Norlander uses charts and graphs

- A preview of the point guards in the Pac-12 North division

- A not-too-shabby team preview of the Wichita State Shockers

- Not many people do a better video breakdown of plays than The Mikan Drill. Have a gander at the St. John's set

- A pretty cool look at what the Big-12 was like just ten short years ago

- Missouri-Kansas City joins the elite group of programs that have suffered an exhibition loss this season

- Tony Wroten Jr., Aziz N'Diaye and C.J. Wilcox are the three impact players for the Washington Huskies

- Corey Schmidt previews the top shooting guards in the Summit League

- A nice breakdown of the guard situation at Wyoming

- A fantastic, must-read preview on the Western Athletic Conference

- Rock Chalk Talk tries to figure out what the starting rotation will be for the Kansas Jayhawks

- A breakdown of five guys that people don't talk enough about

- A whole bunch of Ivy League preseason accolades

- If you have any interest in Siena Saints basketball, you should probably check this post out

- Seton Hall is going to have to lean heavy on the sharpshooting of Czech-born Patrik Auda

- This is the most ridiculously-awesome thing I've seen in college hoops in a long, long time

- Northwestern head coach Bill Caromody loves him some video games

Michael Gilchrist has yet to play a single real college basketball game and somehow he already has his own song

Kyrie and Nolan join in on the craziness

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