Posted on: May 3, 2009 3:33 pm
Edited on: May 3, 2009 3:34 pm
Further proof that prospects are almost always more committed to a staff than a school came Sunday when former Xavier signee Kevin Parrom committed to Arizona, i.e., the new home of former Xavier coach Sean Miller.
Parrom (ranked 88th in the Class of 2009 by Scout.com) is the third top 100 prospect Miller has lured to Arizona in the past four weeks, joining Kyryl Natyzhko (ranked 48th by Scout.com) and Solomon Hill (ranked 58th by Scout.com). He's a 6-foot-6 forward from New York, one who should help Miller's transition to the Pac-10 be smoother than expected, his rebuilding job as Lute Olson's successor be quicker than most anticipated.
The development means 96 of Scout.com's top 100 prospects from the Class of 2009 are now off the board.
The four remaining uncommitted players listed are No. 2 John Wall, No. 8 Lance Stephenson, No. 37 Eric Bledsoe and No. 69 Deshawn Painter. Also available is Latavious Williams, a fifth-year player who is ranked as the nation's 17th-best prospect by Rivals.com. Williams will reportedly choose Monday between Georgetown and Memphis.
Posted on: April 6, 2009 1:25 pm
DETROIT -- Barring another last-minute change of plans, Sean Miller will be introduced as Arizona's next basketball coach despite the fact that he turned down the job late Sunday, a source has told CBSSports.com.
Posted on: April 5, 2009 11:42 pm
DETROIT -- Sean Miller, after meeting with his family and staff late Sunday, decided to reject an offer from Arizona and remain at Xavier, sources have told CBSSports.com.
Posted on: April 5, 2009 11:16 pm
DETROIT -- Xavier's Sean Miller was back home in Cincinnati late Sunday, meeting with his family and staff and debating whether to accept an offer to become Arizona's next basketball coach, sources told CBSSports.com.
Posted on: April 5, 2009 11:28 am
Edited on: April 5, 2009 11:32 am
DETROIT -- Xavier's Sean Miller boarded a private plane sent by Arizona officials early Sunday and flew to Albuquerque, N.M., to meet with athletic director Jim Livengood about coaching the Wildcats, sources have told CBSSports.com.
(Here's a link to the plane Miller boarded, according to a source close to the Arizona program.)
Posted on: April 3, 2009 3:20 pm
DETROIT -- Arizona has initiated conversations with Sean Miller in an attempt to see whether the rising star at Xavier will entertain an offer that could be worth more than $13 million spread over six years, a source close to the Arizona program told CBSSports.com on Friday.
Posted on: March 16, 2009 2:55 pm
Edited on: March 16, 2009 3:50 pm
NEW YORK -- Virginia fired Dave Leitao on Monday, opening the door for the school to possibly make a run at Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel, sources told CBSSports.com.
Another possible candidate beyond Capel should be Xavier's Sean Miller.
Miller has the Musketeers in the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in five years.
Another possible candidate beyond Capel should be Xavier's Sean Miller. Miller has the Musketeers in the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in five years.
Posted on: September 30, 2008 12:51 pm
A group of coaches -- including Pitt's Jamie Dixon and Xavier's Sean Miller -- will host a coaching clinic Oct. 16 at La Roche College in Pittsburgh. It's a rare midweek clinic on the Thursday night before colleges start practice, and all proceeds from the event will go towards the Dave Manzer Heart Fund.
Who is Dave Manzer?
He's the former head coach at Messiah College who is in a Milwaukee hospital awaiting a heart transplant. Meantime, his wife Kathy and three children -- Andrea (20), Erica (16), and Aaron (6) -- are left without a husband and father healthy enough to earn a living, meaning though times are tough for much of the country it's probably fair to assume most of our problems pale in comparison to the ones with which the Manzer family is dealing.
The cost of the event is $20.
For more information email Scott Lang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
But here are the basics ...
What: Coaches Clinic to benefit the Dave Manzer Heart Fund
When: October 16
Where: La Roche College in Pittsburgh
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