Friday, August 31, 2012

News On The Horizon 8/31/2012

--South Florida Sun Sentinel

The 13 players already under contract for 2012-13 are LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Mario Chalmers, Shane Battier, Ray Allen, Rashard Lewis, Udonis Haslem, Mike Miller, Norris Cole, Joel Anthony James Jones and Dexter Pittman.

A month from camp, Heat have lingering issues--South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Loyola (MD) spins the realignment wheel again--Big Apple Buckets
One somewhat crazy idea:

Detroit — A Catholic school in Michigan, which is quite a ways outside of the current geographic boundaries of the MAAC. Has 3,000 students and is ranked #23 in the US News’ rankings for the Midwest. A strong basketball program which could be looking for a lifeline depending on how the Horizon League continues to react to this whole realignment business. Probably not the first call, but a possibility. (H/T: TitleBU)

The realignment game is just beginning here on the east coast. We’ll see where are the musical chairs land. Hey, maybe NJIT can even get into a real conference.

Smith Attends 9th Annual Coaching Clinic at

3-point shot: Huge addition for Cincy--College Basketball Nation Blog
3. The Horizon League is desperate for good news after the abrupt departure of Butler to the A-10. Loyola (Ill.) returned from an Italy trip with some dramatic uptick in numbers. The Ramblers averaged a meager 57.2 points a game last season but on a 4-1 trip they averaged 82.3 points a game. The Ramblers also hadn’t had a player average five assists a game since 2003. But Iowa transfer Cully Payne handed out 9.3 assists in the four games. Porter Moser is hoping to see a turnaround and the indication is that this trip may give the Ramblers the necessary bounce.

Milton Doyle will return home to play at Loyola-Chicago--CollegeBasketballTalk
What Milton Doyle means for Loyola Chicago--Run The Floor
Former Kansas guard now at Loyola University in Chicago--Eye On College Basketball
Ex-Kansas Recruit Milton Doyle Staying Home at Loyola--Mid-Major Madness
Milton Doyle lands at Loyola--The Chicago Sun-Times
Getting To Know The Newcomers: Tanner

Notebook: UWGB on short list for ex-Kansas basketball recruit--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB men's basketball: Ex-Kansas recruit will transfer to Loyola--Green Bay Press Gazette
Coaching Staff and Teammates Welcome Class of

Jerran Young to play for Raiders in

Women's Basketball Announces 2012-13

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