Thursday, June 20, 2013

News On The Horizon 6/20/2013

Spurs turn back Heat, are one win from NBA title--Miami Herald
Ginobili converted a three-point play after drawing a baseline foul on Ray Allen. He buried a hang-in-the-air floater over Norris Cole. He found Splitter for a reverse layup.

Finally, he scored on a six-foot bank shot, blowing past Cole and beating Udonis Haslem's block attempt.
Miami Heat struggles to slow down Spurs’ Tony Parker--Miami Herald
LeBron James’ subpar shooting underscores Miami Heat’s struggles--Miami Herald
• The Heat’s point guard play has deteriorated in the past week.

After an impressive showing earlier in postseason, Norris Cole has shot just 6 for 22 in the Finals. And after his 19-point, no-turnover gem in Game 2, Mario Chalmers scored 13 points on 4-for-19 shooting in the past three games, with more turnovers (10) than assists (7).

“We haven’t been getting the same looks we had in Game 2,” Chalmers said.
On fumes, title scent still there for Heat--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Sunday, though, it was Allen unable to contain Manu Ginobili, Norris Cole unable to corral Tony Parker, Mario Chalmers unable to control his worse instincts.

It was . . . a mess.
Hyde5: Five things the Heat need in Game 6--South Florida Sun Sentinel
4. Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole have to give something. Anything would be better than their Game 5’s. After four games, Tony Parker decided he was going to take them to the basket every time he got the ball. Cole, especially, may have played himself out of the series against the best point guard in the game (or anyone else, as LeBron and Wade also tried to cover him). On four straight possessions, Parker had four scoring plays (three field goals, two foul shots). What’s more, they’re not making Parker exert energy on defense. Chalmers shot two-for-10. Cole missed his only shot. Since scoring 19 points in Game 2, Chalmers has totaled 13 points in the following three games.
Heat point guards in search of ways to contain Tony Parker--South Florida Sun Sentinel
Milwaukee Bucks Free Agent
Cedric Jackson
Cleveland State 3/5/86 6'3" 190 lbs Guard

Played for the NZ Breakers for two seasons (2011-13) and was named the 2013 Australian NBL regular season and finals MVP. Played in the Australian NBL All-Star Game in 2013.
In 2009-10, played in 12 games for three NBA teams – Cleveland, San Antonio and Washington – and averaged 1.7 points, 0.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.
Played in the NBA D-League from 2009-11 with the Erie Bayhawks and Idaho Stampede, where he averaged 14.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game. Jackson participated in the D-League All-Star Game in 2011.
Spent two years at St. John’s for college before transferring to Cleveland State after the 2006 season. He competed for Cleveland State from 2007-09

Staying put: coaches whose jobs are older than their players--Run The Floor
In addition to Boeheim and K, Greg Kampe (Oakland), Rick Byrd (Belmont), and Fang Mitchell (Coppin State) have all been at their jobs since the mid-80s.

Athletic director’s contract renewed through 2019--UIC News

Harkness To Receive Muhammad Ali Award At Giants Awards

Pair of in-state forwards recieve GB scholarship offers--Phear The Phoenix

Thompson takes basketball skills to Indiana--Idaho Mountain Express
High school boys basketball: Indiana Seniors rule--South Bend Tribune
Triton’s Clay Yeo, a Valparaiso recruit, scored 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting and 2-of-2 free throws for the Seniors. Yeo’s total included a 3-pointers.
Video: Tai Odiase Talks Recruiting--Chicago Hoops
Yeo goes out on top--Pilot News
VU recruit Clay Yeo finds ways to contribute--The Post-Tribune
Valparaiso Basketball What If... (2011-12 Edition)--The NWI Times

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