Posted on: October 4, 2010 12:28 am
Cedrick McAfee made headlines a few weeks back when he committed to Florida International.
He made more headlines Sunday by committing to ... Auburn.
The 6-foot-2 guard from Melrose High in Memphis pledged his allegiance during a weekend visit with first-year Auburn coach Tony Barbee, a former Memphis assistant who still has strong ties to the city. McAfee chose Auburn over Baylor and FIU. Scout.com ranks him 99th in the Class of 2011.
Posted on: November 9, 2009 1:56 am
Edited on: November 9, 2009 1:59 am
It's disappointing that college basketball's Opening Day isn't more eventful, or even an event of some kind. There's no Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game, no Black Eyed Peas concert, no nothing. Just four games that are, on paper, mismatches with Florida International's Isiah Thomas coaching against North Carolina serving as the only notable storyline.
That'll be fun until tipoff.
Then we'll have a blowout on our hands.
So, no, the nation is not buzzing about college hoops today.
Why would it?
But college basketball is here, regardless.
And for that, I'm thankful (even if I'm convinced there's got to be a better way to open the season).
Anyway, here's Monday's schedule:
Posted on: August 7, 2009 2:27 pm
I was skeptical when Florida International hired Isiah Thomas.
And by skeptical, I mean dismissive.
It seemed like a gimmick, the kind that never works. So I paid it little attention in the grand scheme of things and just sort of thought Thomas would come and go with no real impact. I gave it two years, tops. He wouldn't last, I was sure.
But it looks like I might've been wrong.
Thomas gained a commitment from possible McDonald's All-American Dominique Ferguson on Friday.
This is huge because it's another sign in a growing list of signs that Thomas is going to be able to lure legitimate high-major prospects to his Sun Belt school. Ferguson is ranked as the 16th-best prospect in the Class of 2010, case you didn't know. He was considering UCLA, Kentucky, Indiana and Florida, among others. But he chose FIU, and now I'm not so sure this Thomas-to-FIU thing won't work.
Posted on: April 14, 2009 9:47 am
Edited on: April 14, 2009 9:52 am
Isiah Thomas has reached a deal to become the next men's head basketball coach at Florida International, a source told CBSSports.com on Tuesday.
Posted on: April 13, 2009 5:58 pm
Isiah Thomas is in discussions to possibly become the next men's head basketball coach at Florida International, a source connected to FIU confirmed to CBSSports.com on Monday.