Monday, June 20, 2011

News On The Horizon 6/20/2011

Top college hoops mid-majors for
Ranking the top 40 players for the NBA draft--Deseret News

24. Shelvin Mack, Butler guard: He'll be a scoring point guard if he succeeds at the NBA level. He has a gift for creating shots off the dribble. As with Jason Terry and Ben Gordon, the NBA seems more open-minded to guys with point-guard size and a scorer's mentality.
36. Norris Cole, Cleveland State point guard: In these days, when the no-hand check rule is so strictly enforced, point guards with Cole's lateral quickness, both on offense and defense, become more valuable. He's strong in the pick-and-roll.

Ohio State men's basketball: Assistant coach resigns--The Columbus Dispatch
Kampen brothers reunited at Butler--Muncie Star Press
U-19 World Championship team makes cuts--Eye On College Basketball

First, we’ll start with those that made the team:

* players who are incoming college freshmen.
Khyle Marshall, F, Butler

Busy day on phones for top college prospects--Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Resigning Ohio State assistant says next job will be outside of basketball--Resigning Ohio State assistant says next job will be outside of basketball--The Columbus Dispatch
2011 NBA Mock Draft 3.0--Sports Illustrated
Q&A: 2014 wing Sean Sellers--Indy HS Hoops
Indy HS Hoops

NBA draft: Non-BCS players getting new look--Deseret News

But this year's list of draft hopefuls goes far deeper than just a couple of stars.

Butler's tandem of Howard and Shelvin Mack have been busy attending workouts all over the country. Four mid-major players were among the six players working out in front of Bird on Thursday. Thompson, the son of former No. 1 pick and two-time NBA champ Mychal Thompson and brother of Washington State early entry draft prospect Klay Thompson, was another one in Indy.

Leonard has not been in town yet, but two other San Diego State players, Malcolm Thomas and Billy White have.

The potential lockout could speed up the process, too, because some of this year's top underclassmen decided to stay in school. That could open up some spots in a two-round draft for players such as Howard or Mychel Thompson to get selected.

NBA: High-character players available for Jazz--Salt Lake Tribune

Williams moved on and cleaned up his life, though. And embarrassing incidents for recent Jazz draft picks have mostly been anomaly for an organization that takes pride in selecting players who represent the best assets small-market teams have to offer.

Nowhere is that better seen than in 2010 selections Gordon Hayward and Jeremy Evans. The ever-smiling duo are as friendly, easygoing and accommodating as anyone in the league, and they were inseparable last season.

NBA: Six players work out for Utah Jazz--Salt Lake Tribune


The Jazz are expected to hold their final draft workout Monday. Alec Burks (Colorado), Klay Thompson (Washington State), Zach Graham (Mississippi), John Holland (Boston), Delvon Johnson (Arkansas) and Willie Reed (Saint Louis) are scheduled to attend. … Since the 2010-11 season ended, Utah’s Al Jefferson, Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors and Jeremy Evans have put in extra work at a high-performance training facility in Santa Barbara, Calif. Evans has added muscle weight and definition, while Jefferson and Favors drew extended praise from Corbin.

Ex-Butler coach Lickliter to Miami of Ohio--The Indy Star
Butler season ticket prices going up 20 percent--The Indy Star
Ex-Bulldog Miller leaves Ohio State coaching staff--The Indy Star
June a big month for Butler hoops--Indy Star Butler Insider
Butler’s season ticket increase--Indy Star Butler Insider
Busy day on phones for top college prospects--Butler Collegian
Listen To Brad Stevens Co-Host With Dan

Detroit Mercy Names Court In Honor Of Vitale--Rush The Court
Detroit names their court after Dickie V, an honor well-earned--Ballin' is a Habit
Detroit naming its floor in Dick Vitale's honor--Eye On College Basketball
Last week in the Rumble: Panik, Detroit game, recruiting, the future--Rumble In The Garden

The St. John's basketball schedule for next season comes together with another date, a nationally-televised game against the University of Detroit that will also serve as a dedication for a court named in Dick Vitale's honor. The former Detroit Titans coach Vitale had a sterling record in the motor city before going to the professional ranks and later, broadcasting. As for the game itself, Detroit could be a real challenger to the young Red Storm, with talent at the guard and wing and Big East-style height. The Titans are another good high-profile practice before conference play.

Detroit Mercy naming basketball court after Dick Vitale--The Detroit Free Press
UDM to name Calihan Hall court after Dick Vitale--The Detroit News
Detroit Mercy to rename court in honor of Dick Vitale--The Oakland Press
Press Conference Set to Announce Court
Lainie Bisbee Tabbed New Assistant Director of Sports
Titans Kickoff Camp Season with Elite
Detroit Titan Athletics to Rename Court in Honor of Dick

Utah Jazz: Intriguing group of players working out for Jazz on Sunday--Deseret News

The six-man session will include Kansas power forward Marcus Morris and Florida State small forward Chris Singleton, both of whom are lottery projections. Seeming first-round small forwards Jordan Hamilton (Texas), Tobias Harris (Tennessee) and Tyler Honeycutt (UCLA) will also workout, along with Illinois-Chicago's Paul Carter.

Devin Hill transferring to Loyola--ESPN Chicago
Ex-DePaul forward Devin Hill transferring to
Forward Hill to transfer from DePaul to Loyola--The Chicago Tribune
Loyola Legend LaRue Martin To Be Featured On HBO Show "Real Sports" On June

Summer TimeOut Featuring Julie
Green Bay Recognized at College Sports Video
Summer TimeOut Featuring Hannah
Future Members of Women's Basketball Team Compete in All-Star

Catching Up With...Jarvis
Catching Up With...Steve

Panoske To Play In WBCA All-Star Game

Christy Smith Leaves Valpo’s Women’s Hoops

Former WSU assistant hired at Xavier--Dayton Daily News
Ex-WSU star Duggins is ready for pro shot--Dayton Daily News
Commentary: Coach choices underline time commitment--Dayton Daily News
WSU basketball newcomers arrive on campus--Wright State University Sports
Former WSU star to join team in top German basketball league--Wright State University Sports
McCaffrey, Cooper and Hibberd Round Out Team and Departmental

Horizon League Moments: Seven Straight and Counting...--Horizon League Network
Horizon League Moments: Back-to-Back Final Fours--Horizon League Network

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