Monday, June 28, 2010

News On The Horizon 6/28/2010

The BIAH NBA Draft Diary--Ballin' is a Habit

9. Utah Jazz – Gordon Hayward, Butler So. SF

Loving that the Jazz went back to the musical note logo! They should go one step forward and not allow shorts to reach within 4 inches of the knee cap. Furthermore, Mark Eaton, Jeff Hornacek and John Stockton should all be hired as the halftime trampoline act for all games in the Delta Center Energy Solutions Arena.

The Jazz acquired this pick along with one of three all-time “Tall White Lottery Pick” All-Stars, Tom Gugliotta, so how fitting that they use it to select the first Caucasion of the night. (Unfortunately, Hayward will not count toward future TWLP stats because he’s not a Power Forward or Center. He would, however, have helped defend my thesis since there is not a chance this kid succeeds in the NBA. That’s exactly what you want from your small forward, right? An unathletic kid that can’t shoot 3’s. This future Mormon will average more wives per season in Utah then he does minutes.)

Meanwhile, Larry Bird is going crazy in the Indiana Pacers war room. “Hayward’s gone? What other white people can we get to join Hansbrough, McRoberts, Foster, Dunleavy and Murphy? Who’s his teammate? Can we draft Matt Howard? Is Luke Harangody on the board? What do we do?”

Grading the NBA draft--Ball Don't Lie

Utah Jazz: Gordon Hayward(notes), Jeremy Evans(notes)

Hayward, at this point, is a scorer and not a shooter, and scorers need the ball and space. He won't get that in Utah, and while I'm hating myself for comparing him to another white dude, this could be an Austin Croshere(notes) situation. If Hayward is given chances, he could pull it off. If he's an afterthought in the offense, he could turn out like Croshere, who could have been better had he'd been given shots.

Grade: C

Proposed nicknames for all 60 2010 NBA draftees--Ball Don't Lie

9. Gordon "Iron Head" Hayward

Not all back Hayward as Jazz pick--The Indy Star
He's no long shot, according to Buckshot--Indy Star Butler Insider

Plenty Of Excitement At Ray McCallum Team Shoot

Jimmy Collins To Be Honored At LFAI Orchid

Halvorsen, Milosevic leave VU--The Post-Tribune
Halvorsen, Milosevic leave Valparaiso--Off The Mark
Milosevic to leave VU men's basketball team--The NWI Times
Halvorsen out, Van Wijk in at Valparaiso--Region Sports Extra

Saturday, June 12, 2010

News On The Horizon 6/12/2010

IMG Signs Brad Stevens, Head Coach of Butler University Men's Basketball Team--MarketWire
Sorry Butler, but you can say good night to Cinderella
Hayward set for Pacers tryout--The Indy Star
Horizon commissioner defends league--The Indy Star
2010-11 Butler Basketball Season Tickets On

Purchase A Game-Worn Butler Shooting Shirt For Breast

UDM Women's Basketball Announces Elite Camp
Stetzel Joins UDM Sports Information

UIC to play Pittsburgh in Coaches vs.
Men's Basketball To Play At

UWGB ranks high in academic progress--Green Bay Press Gazette

UWM to go on 10-day trip to Italy--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel--UWM Post
Nicholas Donation Creates UWM Camp Scholarships For
Panthers To Make Preseason Trip To
2010-2011 Season Tickets Are On Sale

Merrillville guard Jones-ing for D-I home--The NWI Times

CJ guard’s improvement earns him a WSU scholarship--Dayton Daily News
CJ’s Vest earns scholarship a year early--Mark Katz's Blog
CJ guard should still redshirt, but scholarship is right move--Mark Katz's Blog
Vest to receive scholarship for Wright State--Through the Arch
Vest to Receive Scholarship Next

WSU women’s basketball recruit a versatile athlete--Mark Katz's Blog

YSU women sign PG from Reading--Youngstown Vindicator
Guard Elizabeth Hornberger Signs as Boldon's First

Saturday, June 5, 2010

News on The Horizon 6/5/2010

RTC NBA Draft Profiles: Gordon Hayward--Rush The Court
NBA Combine Interviews: Bledsoe, Alabi, Hayward, Sanders, Whiteside--Draft Express

Bernard Scott Named To Viking Basketball

Titans' McCallum Receives 'Men Of Excellence' Award From Michigan
Men's Hoops Recruiting Class Lauded By

Women's Basketball Adds To Class Of

UWGB AD Bothof to appear on TV show--UWGB Basketball

Koonce resigns as UWM athletic director--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
UWM to play some games at Klotsche Center--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Franklin Participates In Pre-Draft Workout With

VU women's team to play in preseason WNIT--The NWI Times

AL HAMNIK: There's no quit in hard-luck Kenny Harris--The NWI Times

WSU nets spot in 2010 Chicago Invitational--Dayton Daily News
Wright State to be part of Chicago Invitational Challenge--Mark Katz's Blog
Raiders to play in Chicago Invitational Challenge tourney--Fairborn Daily Herald
Raiders Join #2 Ranked Purdue and Southern Illinois in the 2010 Chicago Invitational Challenge November 26-27 at the Sears Centre

Horizon help: Butler’s run aids Slocum with recruits--Youngstown Vindicator
Canfield’s Cullen joins YSU program--Youngstown Vindicator
Cullen named Director of Women's Basketball Operations--The Jambar
Titans' McCallum Receives 'Men Of Excellence' Award From Michigan