Tuesday, July 12, 2011

News On The Horizon 7/12/2011

Best mid-major coaches--Rivals.com
Adidas Invitational Thursday Update--Fivestarbasketball.com

Standout performers:
* Chris Harrison-Docks, Michigan Mustangs - Butler head coach Brad Stevens had to be excited watching his future floor general perform brilliantly over the past two days. The 6' point guard who looks every bit a Butler man is super quick, makes great decisions, controls the tempo of the game, and can shoot the lights out from deep. Docks led the Mustangs with 20 points in their 87-82 defeat of the Compton Magic. He was arguably more impressive in their comeback win over Illinois Old School, a game in which Docks was matched up with the equally smart and almost as effective Michael Orris, a recent Creighton de-commit.

Video: VJ Beachem Talks Recruiting at Adidas Invitational--UM Hoops
Nineteen thoughts from 2011's FIBA U19 World Championships--Sports Illustrated

7. And the U.S. forwards/centers:
Khyle Marshall, Butler (13.3 mpg, 5.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg): He proved to be an excellent offensive rebounder in the NCAA tournament, and true to form in Riga, he had more offensive boards (14) than defensive (13). He's a more valuable player in the Bulldogs' team-oriented setting than in a situation like this one, where the U.S. offense often devolved into AAU-like freelancing. Impressively, he stayed behind at the gym to watch every Australia game in Riga, because he wanted to support future Butler teammate Jackson Aldridge, the Emus' starting point guard.
11. Beyond McDermott and the U.S. staff, which consisted of Hewitt, Randy Bennett of St. Mary's and Cliff Warren of Jacksonville, I saw five college coaches in the gym. Boise State assistant John Rillie, a former Australian pro, was there tracking two Broncos commits, Anthony Drmic and Igor Hadziomerovic, and other Aussie recruits. Butler assistant Terry Johnson stopped by for a day to check in on Aldridge. Dayton assistant Allen Griffin was following the Canadian team closely, in particular Dyshawn Pierre, and Utah assistant Andy Hill was checking on the Polish team, among others. Duquesne's Ron Everhart dropped in on the final two days after working a Latvian coaching clinic next door.

Possible Temple-Butler basketball game in the works--Temple Owls Examiner
USA U19 team gains experience in Latvia--Andy Katz Blog
Field set for the 2012 Maui Invitational?--Ballin' is a Habit
2012 Maui Invitational Field Looks Set; WAC Likely Expanding Again--Blogging the Bracket
U.S. picks up victory--The Indy Star
U.S. edges Australia to complete U-19 tournament--The Indy Star
USA tips Aussies for 5th--Indy Star Butler Insider
Should Butler pay athletes more?--Indy Star Butler Insider
Butler Teammates To Meet At World Championship--ButlerSports.com
USA Places Fifth At U19 World Championship--ButlerSports.com
Bulldogs Nominated for an ESPY Award--ButlerSports.com

NBA Lockout Could Provide Big Opportunity for Cleveland State Basketball--Cleveland Leader

18 holes with … Howard Moore--The Chicago Tribune
Knowing the Newcomers: Freshman Rob Robinson--uicflames.com

Five Ramblers Named To NABC Honors Court--LoyolaRamblers.com
Loyola Men's Basketball Season Tickets On Sale Now--LoyolaRamblers.com

Women's Basketball No. 19 in WBCA Academic Top 25 for NCAA Division I--uwgbathletics.com
SummerTimeOut Featuring Katie Bushman--uwgbathletics.com
Lukan Earns Spot on Junior National Team--uwgbathletics.com

Green Bay Men's Basketball Summer Preview--uwgbathletics.com

Recruiting the region a challenge for Valparaiso--Off The Mark
Valpo All Decade Team 2000-2010--Section EE

Former Wright State signee leaving Clemson after one season--Wright State University Sports
88-year-old Loyola gym becomes rubble in video, and Detroit builds a floor--Wright State University Sports

Women's Basketball Recognized in WBCA's Academic Top 25--ysusports.com

Perspectives: Behind the Curtain--Horizon League Network
IMG, Horizon League Form Multimedia Rights Partnership--Horizon League Network
Milwaukee, Youngstown State and Green Bay women's basketball teams crack WBCA Top-25--Horizon League Network

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