Wednesday, July 20, 2011

News On The Horizon 7/20/2011

Chat with Shelvin Mack--ESPN

Samba Johnson Named Director of Basketball

Knowing the Newcomers: Junior Gary

Women's basketball: Quilling, Wojta look to lead by example, build on UWGB's success--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's basketball: UWGB boosts coach Matt Bollant's pay following run to Sweet 16--Green Bay Press Gazette
Sneak Peek at the 2011-12
Phoenix Players Watch Premiere of A Season to
Green Bay's Matt Bollant Receives New

UWM announces hirings--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Ranked In WBCA Academic Top 25 For Fifth
Botham Hires Wilhite, Glover To Complete

Coaches size up their 2011-12 teams--Sports Illustrated

Michigan State

Tom Izzo wouldn't come out and say it, but if you read between the lines it's not hard to discern that there's a part of him that thinks losing Kalin Lucas and Durrell Summers will amount to addition by subtraction. That is not an indictment on the character of those two youngsters -- and nobody would claim they lacked talent -- but the chemistry on last year's team was clearly lacking. A fresh turnover of leadership may be just what Dr. Sparty ordered.

Those seniors are going to be replaced by a stellar freshman class headlined by Branden Dawson, a 6-6 bull who will help the Spartans reclaim the rebounding and toughness they have lacked the last couple of seasons. Izzo got another fortuitous addition in May when Brandon Wood, a 6-2 all-conference senior shooting guard from Valparaiso, transferred to Michigan State. Wood, who lit up Izzo's team for 24 points two years ago, will be able to play right away because he is a graduating senior with a year of eligibility remaining. "He can really score," Izzo said. "We need that."

ARC Upgrade!--Valpo Daily

Rohrs Refocuses on Life Off the Basketball

Farley, Peterson Abiad Headline River Falls H.S. Inaugural Hall of Fame Class--Horizon League Network

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