Friday, April 30, 2010

News On The Horizon 4/30/2010

Is Butler's run proof mid-majors are closing gap?
Decision time draws near for

None of these three is in the category of Butler's Gordon Hayward. He's a lock for the lottery if he decides to stay in the draft.

His draft position is the reason Hayward doesn't need to work out for anyone this week. If he stays in the draft, he'll probably work out for only a handful of teams in the lottery.

Butler coach Brad Stevens said Thursday that Hayward has sat down with a few agents to get a vibe of the process and see where he stands.

"He's trying to decide if he's two feet in or not," Stevens said. "From the way he played this year, it certainly made him a marketable guy."

Stevens said Hayward has final exams Friday, Saturday and Monday, so there was no thought of working out this weekend.

He said Hayward paid to work out with a trainer in Indianapolis to get his body in better shape. But that's the extent of anything extra at this point.

"He got good feedback, and his ceiling is high enough that people really like him early," Stevens said. "But he hasn't made a decision yet."

If Hayward returns, the Bulldogs are a top-5 team. Ole Miss has a shot to be the SEC West favorite if White returns. BYU will likely be the pick to win the MWC if Fredette comes back. Bledsoe could be the star guard on a reloaded Kentucky squad that expects to challenge for the SEC East title again.

Iowa prep player visits IU, Butler--The Indy Star
Illinois guard Jones commits to Butler--The Indy Star

Student-Athletes Speak & Play At St. Ann

Koonce hires attorney to settle matter with UWM--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

FCHS' Hall commits to play basketball at Wright State--The State-Journal
Wright State’s AD Deserves High Marks--The Guardian
A Lesson For The Kids, Courtesy Of Paul Darkwa--The Guardian

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