Friday, April 26, 2013

News On The Horizon 4/26/2013

Recruiting notes: Most of the IndyStar Junior All-Stars haven't chosen colleges
Based on the large number of early in-state commitments there has been in recent years, it might be surprising to note that only three of the 18 IndyStar Indiana Junior All-Stars have pledged to a college.

James Blackmon Jr., who will transfer to Marion from Fort Wayne Bishop Luers for his senior year after his father, James Blackmon Sr., was named the coach there on Wednesday, is committed to Indiana. Another of the six core members, Greensburg guard Bryant McIntosh, is committed to Indiana State. Wapahani’s Grant Evans, a member of the North group, is committed to Wright State.

Plymouth’s Mack Mercer, a core selection, is one of the 15 uncommitted Junior All-Stars when it comes to his college plans. The 6-9 Mercer was offered a scholarship this week by new Ball State coach James Whitford, adding to a list that includes Valparaiso, Belmont, Boston College, Indiana State, Kent State, Vermont, Rice and Miami of Ohio.

Bucks take the lead but still lose to Heat--Miami Herald
Norris Cole and Mario Chalmers defended Jennings with help from their friends.
Hobbled Dwyane Wade struggles in Miami Heat’s win over Bucks--Miami Herald
“We’re not one guy, two guys, three guys,” Wade said. “Everyone who came in there can make an impact. Birdman made a big impact tonight. Norris Cole made a big impact tonight. Guys can pick guys up, and that’s what we’re about.”
LeBron James, Ray Allen power Miami Heat past Bucks to take 3-0 lead--Miami Herald
The bulk of the run came with James directing the Heat’s four second-rotation reserves: Shane Battier, Chris Andersen, Norris Cole and Ray Allen. As if they’ve played together for years, Andersen and James once again provided the key second-half spark. Allen and Cole did the rest from behind the arc.
Spoelstra: We shouldn't have to rely on a bench burst--South Florida Sun Sentinel
While Chris Andersen, Norris Cole, Ray Allen and Shane Battier were uplifting off the bench in the series' first two games, Spoelstra bristled at the notion of his team being able to "flip a switch" when needed.

Former Flame Excels in Pro

Detroit’s Steward verbally commits to Youngstown St.--Mahoning Valley Tribune Chronicle

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