Saturday, July 23, 2011

News On The Horizon 7/23/2011

Dickie V Preseason Top 40: 21-30--ESPN

23. Butler: Brad Stevens lost Matt Howard and Shelvin Mack but will work his mid-major magic. Look for Khyle Marshall to step up and lead the Bulldogs.

Next coaching generation: Reason to fret?--ESPN

During last week's EYBL Peach Jam, surveyed 15 coaches on a wide variety of topics, including this simple question:

Do you trust the next generation of coaches to care for the future of college basketball?

Plenty did. Eight of the 15 said they had full faith in the next generation, with three more straddling the fence.

“Sean Miller, Brad Stevens, they’re such good men, so I do trust them,’’ said Louisville coach Rick Pitino, echoing the sentiments of many. “They’re so smart and so focused and they really do care, so I think we’re in very good hands.’’
This Final Four showcased two of the brightest young coaches in the game -- a pair of 34-year-olds, Brad Stevens and Shaka Smart -- coaches who did come up from their bootstraps, who boost even the doubters’ sagging hopes.

“My worry is that the game is tilting to the very young and you need experience and you need beacons of light,’’ said 56-year-old Phil Martelli of St. Joseph's. “Having said that, I think every administration right now is endeavoring to find the next Brad Stevens and he is a beacon of light. If we have guys like him, we’re in great shape.’’

Butler's title game runs rank among college hoops' top team
Morning Five: 07.22.11 Edition--Rush The Court

Excellent and difficult question by CBS Sports’ Jeff Goodman: on the list of college basketball’s great accomplishments, where does Butler making consecutive title games rank? Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim both had pretty high praise, as you’d expect. We’re not going to tell you where Mr. Goodman listed it, so you’ll have click on the above link to find that out, but one thing we’re wondering is…what about next season? If Butler doesn’t have another great Tournament run (Bulldog fans, we’re not saying it won’t happen, this is a hypothetical), you know there will be people who will say that Brad Stevens should have cashed in and switched jobs when the gettin’ was good. If you hear such things, after you’ve rolled your eyes, please do it again on our behalf.

Around The Blogosphere: July 22, 2011--Rush The Court


Video: Trevon Bluiett Highlights at Best of the Midwest: “Recruiting interest is on the rise for Park Tudor’s Trevon Bluiett as Arizona is now the latest school to express interest in the 2014 forward. Bluiett, who is playing AAU with Spiece Indy Heat, already holds offers from Indiana and Virginia and is being looked at by Butler, Florida, Florida State, Marquette, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon State, Purdue, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia Tech.” (Inside the Hall)

Coaching survey: Smartest guys around--ESPN

Ben Howland, UCLA: Brad Stevens and Jamie Dixon. “He looks pretty darned smart to do what he’s done. And Jamie’s winning percentage at Pittsburgh is incredible.’’

Jazz’s Burks, Hayward make quick connection--Salt Lake Tribune

CSU Basketball Incoming Freshman Arrive on
CSU Basketball Incoming Freshman Arrive on

David Gale Leads U.S. Team To Gold Medal At Maccabi

Men's basketball: UWGB's Fletcher to play in Dutch pro league--Green Bay Press Gazette
Fletcher Signs to Play Professionally for WCAA

Women's basketball: UWGB's Tetschlag, Hoewisch will play together in Belgium--Green Bay Press Gazette
Hoewisch and Tetschlag Will Remain Teammates

UWM to open against UW, play at Oklahoma, Baylor--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Valpo forwards to meet at World University Games--The NWI Times
Meet Griffyn Carpenter: Sharpshooter--SectionEE
Johnson Inks Deal With WCAA Giants of Dutch Basketball

UW-Green Bay coach staying to continue leading Horizon League bully--Wright State University Sports

YSU Men’s Basketball Summer

Johnson, Fletcher Headed to WCAA Giants of Dutch League--Horizon League Network
Youngstown State's Rohrs Refocuses on Life Off the Court--Horizon League Network

Hoewisch, Tetschlag to Continue Careers Together with Waregem of Belgian League--Horizon League Network

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