Friday, May 6, 2011

News On The Horizon 5/6/2011

Draft decisions coming down to the wire--Andy Katz Blog

From what I can gather, NBA decision-makers expect the following players to return to school, regardless of what occurs the rest of this week or over the weekend:

Olu Ashaolu, Louisiana Tech
Laurence Bowers, Missouri
Kim English, Missouri
Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh
Jeremy Green, Stanford
Tu Holloway, Xavier
Terrence Jennings, Louisville*
Orlando Johnson, UC Santa Barbara
Reggie Johnson, Miami
Kevin Jones, West Virginia
DeAndre Liggins, Kentucky
David Loubeau, Texas A&M
Darius Morris, Michigan
Carleton Scott, Notre Dame
John Shurna, Northwestern
Hollis Thompson, Georgetown
Brandon Wood, Valparaiso**
*announced shortly after this was posted that he will sign with an agent and remain in the draft
**expected to graduate and then transfer as a graduate student, possibly to Michigan State
On Tuesday afternoon, Georgia Tech announced that Iman Shumpert would remain in the draft. He was one of the players whose decision was considered a bit of a mystery heading into these final few days. Here are the others:

Troy Gillenwater, New Mexico State
Scotty Hopson, Tennessee
Cory Joseph, Texas
Shelvin Mack, Butler
Cameron Moore, UAB
Ralph Sampson III, Minnesota
The biggest loss in this group would be Mack. Butler surely can't repeat consecutive national title game appearances without him or the graduated Matt Howard. Mack came in with Ronald Nored. The two are teammates, roommates and good friends -- and they no doubt wouldn't mind exiting together. Mack is likely a second-round pick this season in a guard-heavy draft but could possibly move up to first-round status in 2012 if he were to return. The possibility of a lockout and not playing until the winter will weigh on him as well. Of this group, Mack has the toughest call to make.

Goodbye, thank you, and good
Picking up where John left
UIC and Loyola working together for 'Weekend in Chicago'

Michigan Preps Podcast with CHD and Geoff
Shrewsberry felt move was necessary--ESPN
Butler's Howard to receive Sutton Award--Tulsa World
Butler's Howard wins dubious award--Eye On College Basketball
High school basketball: Okemos star accepts offer from Butler--Lansing State Journal
Utah Jazz management has some tough decisions to make on Free agents--Deseret News

Among the pressing issues:

Is Raja Bell, C.J. Miles or Gordon Hayward the answer at starting shooting guard?

Joe Sexson, 77, dies; was a Purdue player, assistant coach--Boiler Station
Matt Howard branches out in social media--ESPN
Sexson left quite a legacy at Purdue, Butler--The Indy Star
Butler's Hahn joining Ben Davis staff--The Indy Star
Lewis’ addition keeps Butler staff strong; all assistants are from Indiana--The Indy Star
Butler fills basketball coaching staff with former IU guard Michael Lewis--The Indy Star
Former IU guard Lewis joins Butler staff--The Indy Star
Mack remains undecided--Indy Star Butler Insider
Oddity of new assistant coach--Indy Star Butler Insider
Victory Firelight: Not dead.--Victory Firelight
Matt Howard Named Sutton Award

Women's Hoops Alums Named To 2011 Silver Anniversary

Vikings Announce Award Winners at Team

Women’s Basketball Adds Highly Touted Post Player Brie

Robinson named assistant at UIC--The Hoosier Scoop
Scott VanderMeer leads class of Chicago alums in the
Stew Robinson Named Assistant Men's Basketball

Loyola assistant Lewis leaves for Butler job--The Chicago Tribune
Loyola loses assistant to Butler--Daily Herald
Basketball signs another--Loyola Phoenix
Michael Lewis Resigns From Post As Assistant Men's Basketball Coach At

Women's Basketball Announces Summer Camp

State of Wisconsin Representatives Acknowledge Women's Basketball
Girls' Basketball Summer Camp Spots Still

Harris commits to UWM--UWM Post

Panthers Coaching Clinic Moved To The
Panthers Hand Out Post-Season Awards At Annual

MSU men's basketball: Valpo guard spends day at MSU--Lansing State Journal
Big-time schools seek help from Valpo transfer--Eye On College Basketball
Michigan State may add impact transfer from
Valparaiso’s Wood visits Michigan State--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso's Brandon Wood visits Michigan State--Off The Mark
Wood recevies offer from Michigan State--Region Sports Extra
Brandon Wood Update 2.0--Section EE

Crusaders add two guards, lose sophomore Gick to complete 2011-12 roster--The NWI Times
Women’s Basketball Adds Two

Raiders land a point guard--Dayton Daily News
After visiting WSU, senior point guard checks out Buffalo--Wright State University Sports
WSU president elected to highest NCAA Division I governing board--Wright State University Sports
WSU fills final scholarship with commitment from Charlotte point guard--Wright State University Sports
In 385 days, WSU coach transforms roster with 10 additions--Wright State University Sports
Is 5-foot-8 too short to be productive? The debate is on about Reggie Arceneaux--Wright State University Sports
Former WSU forward hoping to play with Athletes in Action team in Israel--Wright State University Sports
The strange case of new Butler coach’s quick Horizon League turnaround--Wright State University Sports

Women's Basketball Staff Sits Down for Group

Matt Howard Named Sutton Award Winner--Horizon League Network

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