Wednesday, May 1, 2013

News On The Horizon 4/30/2013

Miami Heat’s reserves take on role as closers--Miami Herald
The additions of Ray Allen and Chris Andersen, and the further development of backup point guard Norris Cole, have bolstered the Heat’s depth to a degree not even the architects of the roster could have anticipated. In the 2012 playoffs, reserve Shane Battier turned out to be the key player who made the Heat’s offense click. Battier shot 29.4 percent from the field and 30.8 percent from three-point range in the first round, and it hardly mattered.
With his hawkish court vision, James has three distinct options when he blows past a defender. He can either (a) drive to the basket, (b) toss it to Andersen, who is rolling toward the hoop or (c) kick it out to Allen, Battier, Cole or Mario Chalmers. Someone is always open and, more often than not, James finds his man.

Winners and losers now that the NBA draft early-entry deadline has passed--The Dagger
6. Detroit: Ray McCallum faced a very similar decision to Doug McDermott, but the Detroit point guard made the opposite choice. Instead of returning for his senior season to play one more year for his father, the Detroit point guard opted to take his chances as a potential second-round pick in the NBA draft. McCallum, the Horizon League player of the year this past season, leaves a void that it will be very hard for the Titans to fill. He averaged 18.9 points, 4.5 assists and 1.9 steals as a junior as Detroit vied with Valparaiso for the Horizon League crown.
3-point shot: Baylor's focus on point guard--College Basketball Nation Blog
3. Ray McCallum Jr. announced his decision to declare for the NBA draft last week but it got lost amid other headline names making the tough call to stay or go. But don't dismiss the Detroit guard as an afterthought. McCallum Jr. could have easily gone to UCLA but chose to play for his father Ray at Detroit. McCallum will be an intriguing prospect to monitor throughout the team workouts and in Chicago over the next two months. Each decision is personal and that's why to guess what direction a player would go in this process is extremely difficult. McCallum chose to leave his dad's team and head to the NBA. Doug McDermott decided to stay and play for his dad at Creighton for one more year. McCallum, though, could very well end up being a higher pick in a draft that needs quality ball handlers.
Third Annual Titan Club Basketball Camp For Special Needs Players Set For June

UIC gets commitment from Texas high school senior--The Chicago Tribune

Members Of Loyola's 1963 NCAA Champs Team Honored By Chicago

Abuse accusations grow against UWGB's Wardle--The Chicago Tribune
Men's basketball: Bross outlines complaints against UWGB's Wardle--Green Bay Press Gazette
Teammate backs player's allegation against UWGB coach--Green Bay Press Gazette

Wisconsin-Milwaukee forward Demetrius Harris signs with the Chiefs--CollegeBasketballTalk
UWM’s Demetrius Harris to play for Kansas City Chiefs--UWM Post
Harris Will Start NFL Career With Kansas City

Seniors reflect on career--The Jambar
26th Annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet Set for Tuesday

Ursuline’s Davidson among YSU hires--Youngstown Vindicator
Barnes Announces Three Additions to Coaching

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