Saturday, June 8, 2013

News On The Horizon 6/8/2013

Top Ten Mid-Major Point Guards to Watch in 2013-14--Mid-Major Madness
Kendrick Perry, Youngstown State: Perry will enter his senior year with the Penguins next season and you may start to hear his name more and more outside of the Horizon League. He has become one the nation's most efficient guard over the past couple of years averaging over 17 points, 4 assists, and 5 rebounds per game this past season. He helped lead the Penguins to the CIT this past year, which was the first postseason basketball appearance in school history.

Keifer Sykes, Green Bay: Speaking of the Horizon League, how about Keifer Sykes from Green Bay. In his sophomore campaign for the Phoenix he put up 16 points, 4 assists, and 3 rebounds per game in route to being named to the All-Conference First Team. Sykes will add some stability to a program that has seen its fair share of instability this offseason.

Spurs’ Tony Parker burns the Miami Heat at pivotal moments--Miami Herald
Before Thursday’s game, Spoelstra said the Heat had to be aggressive when it came to defending the quick and shifty Parker. When Miami was able to have Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole stay close, Parker was more apt to dish the ball off.

When they sat back a touch, as Cole did in the fourth, Parker attacked the basket and made Miami pay for it.
Said Cole: “A couple of them were just tough shots. That last one on LeBron was a busted play, a tough shot.”

Prior to that dagger shot, Parker’s biggest make of the night came at the midway point of the fourth when he turned the motor on and roared to the basket.

Parker left Cole frozen as he spun around and hit the layup to give the Spurs their first lead since the first quarter.
Focus of Heat's defense turns to Spurs guard Tony Parker--South Florida Sun Sentinel
The most disappointing aspect of Parker's strong finish is that the Heat defended well for three quarters. Problems arose when he beat Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole for a couple of baskets. That prompted Spoelstra to turn to LeBron James.

Detroit's Ray McCallum could have Detroit Pistons on his calendar soon--The Detroit Free Press

Loyola 1963 Men's Basketball Team To Enter Chicagoland Sports Hall Of
Former Loyola Guard DaJuan Gouard Named Head Coach At Danville Area

Green Bay announces addition Rutgers transfer Vincent Garrett--CollegeBasketballTalk

Panthers pick up Akeem Springs--PantherU

Ryan Broekhoff - 2013 NBA Pre-Draft Workout & Interview--DraftExpress
What If? -- Valparaiso Basketball Edition--The NWI Times

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Julius Mays--NBA Draft Blog
Raider Roundup for Season Ticket

Kendrick Perry Named Top Ten Mid-Major Point Guards to Watch in

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