Posted on: July 1, 2009 6:16 am
Edited on: July 1, 2009 6:25 am
Just to recap ...
The week started with Carl Henry telling the Kansas City Star that his older son, C.J. Henry, is just as good as future Kansas teammate Sherron Collins even though C.J. hasn't played organized basketball in four years and despite the fact that he has never been considered an elite prospect. Carl added that both his sons plan to be one-and-done prospects and hinted that the reason Xavier isn't already at Kansas is because he doesn't want to go to class. Then the proud papa told a Kansas City radio station Tuesday that both his sons -- C.J. Henry and McDonald's All-American Xavier Henry -- might actually choose to enroll at Kentucky instead of Kansas because that's what Xavier wanted to do all along. But by late Tuesdya Xavier was text-messaging folks that he really is going to enroll at Kansas, cross his heart and hope to die.
In fairness, there's still a decent chance this all ends well for the Henry family.
But it sure as hell isn't off to a great start.
(Either way, I'm back to vacation .)
Posted on: June 30, 2009 7:01 pm
Edited on: June 30, 2009 7:05 pm
Posted on: April 22, 2009 12:44 pm
Xavier and C.J. Henry both plan to enroll at Kansas, sources involved in the recruitment have confirmed to CBSSports.com.
Barring a late change of plans, a formal announcement is expected in the next 24 hours.
C.J. was a walk-on at Memphis last season, and Xavier, a high school senior, committed to play there under John Calipari. But when Calipari left for Kentucky, the recruitment re-opened, and now it appears to have ended with the Jayhawks landing, in Xavier, a consensus top five prospect who will strengthen their hold on the top spot in the preseason Top 25 (and one) . As for C.J., it's unclear whether he'll be granted a waiver to play next season at Kansas. But sources said he will request one and deal with the result, either way.
Posted on: March 25, 2009 12:34 am
Eight schools have won a bowl game and NCAA tournament basketball game this season.
Three are from the Big 12.
Here's the list ...
Posted on: March 9, 2009 11:50 pm
Edited on: March 10, 2009 2:01 am
John Calipari has claimed he wants to someday produce an undefeated season culminating with a national title.
He might have a realistic opportunity on tap.
"I think Memphis is in the lead right now," John Wall, the nation's top point guard, told Scout.com's Evan Daniels on Monday night. "I think Memphis has been in the lead for a while."
Obviously, this could all change.
Baylor or Kansas or Miami could be Wall's "leader" tomorrow.
But Wall labeling Memphis his "leader" a day after DeMarcus Cousins committed to the Tigers qualifies as a news worthy development, because -- considering Xavier Henry has already signed with the Tigers -- it now appears likely that Calipari will have three top six recruits on his roster next season, specifically the nation's No. 1 point guard (Wall), No. 1 shooting guard (Henry) and No. 2 center (Cousins). In recent history, that sort of trio would compare favorably to Ohio State's 2006 class featuring the No. 4 point guard (Mike Conley), No. 2 shooting guard (Daequan Cook) and No. 1 center (Greg Oden), or North Carolina's 2006 class featuring the No. 1 point guard (Ty Lawson), No. 1 shooting guard (Wayne Ellington) and No. 1 power forward (Brandan Wright).
Posted on: February 26, 2009 2:32 pm
Here's Thursday's Dear Gary ...
Posted on: February 25, 2009 2:31 pm
Here's Wednesday's Dear Gary ...
Posted on: February 23, 2009 6:57 pm
Regardless of what happens in tonight's game between Kansas and Oklahoma, it's pretty clear that Bill Self and Jeff Capel -- plus Missouri's Mike Anderson -- deserve some serious accolades for the work they're doing this season. It's remarkable, really, that the Jayhawks (22-5), Sooners (25-2) and Tigers (23-4) are among the nation's leaders in victories. And to those who would claim all three are merely benefitting from playing in a league not called the ACC, I would offer the following information as a counter argument:
The Big 12 has two teams in the top 10 of the Coaches poll.
Just like the ACC.
The Big 12 has seven wins against non-league top 25 teams.
Just like the ACC.
The Big 12 has three teams in the top 15 of the CBSSports.com RPI rankings.
Just like the ACC.
The Big 12 has six teams in the top 40 of the CBSSports.com RPI rankings.
But the ACC only has five.
So I ask: Is the Big 12 really not at (or at least near) the ACC's level?