Tag:North Carolina
Posted on: November 11, 2010 11:08 am
Edited on: November 11, 2010 12:41 pm

Zeller announcement coming up

Class of 2011 standout Cody Zeller is expected to announce his college decision this afternoon.

He's down to Butler, Indiana and North Carolina.

Most believe he'll pick IU.

We'll all know just after 1 p.m. ET.

(Click this link to watch Zeller's press conference live.)
Posted on: October 30, 2010 6:57 pm

Elite point guard decommits from Texas

Myck Kabongo, MaxPreps.com's No. 2 point guard in the Class of 2011, publicly decommitted from Texas on Saturday and told recruiting analyst Dave Telep that he's now considering Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina and Syracuse in addition to the Longhorns.

"I'm not opening it up to everybody, but I'm going to open it to certain schools," Kabongo said. "I'll look at Syracuse, Duke, North Carolina, Texas and Kentucky. That's it."

Kabongo committed to Texas in January 2009.

He's now the nation's highest-rated available recruit.
Posted on: October 7, 2010 4:30 pm
Edited on: October 7, 2010 4:32 pm

UNC dismisses Graves from team

North Carolina coach Roy Williams announced Thursday that Will Graves, a senior forward, has been dismissed from the Tar Heels for "failure to comply with team rules."

"This is 100 percent not related to any NCAA matters on campus," Williams said in a statement released by the school. "I hate this for Will. He worked extremely hard this summer to get himself physically in the best shape he’s been in years, but he did not do everything he needed to do to be a part of our basketball program. This is a huge blow to our team, but an even bigger blow for Will. Playing for the Tar Heels meant so much to him."

Graves averaged 9.8 points per game last season.

That ranked third on the team.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: September 30, 2010 11:53 am
Edited on: September 30, 2010 12:04 pm

Rivers ends recruitment, commits to Duke

Austin Rivers -- a star at Winter Park High in Florida who is ranked No. 1 at Rivals.com, No. 2 at MaxPreps.com and No. 3 at Scout.com in the Class of 2011 --has verbally committed to Duke, multiple recruiting analysts (Scout.com's Evan Daniels, Rivals.com's Eric Bossi and ESPN.com's Paul Biancardi) reported Thursday morning.

"He picked Duke because of [Mike Krzyzewski] and his staff," Winter Park coach David Bailey told Biancardi. "There is a ton of tradition at Duke, and it was the best place for him from a basketball and academic standpoint."

Rivers is a 6-foot-4 guard and the son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers.

He chose Duke over North Carolina, Kansas and Florida, where he was once committed.

Rivers' commitment to Duke leaves Adonis Thomas as MaxPreps.com's highest-rated prospect yet to announce his college decision. The 6-6 wing from Melrose High in Memphis is ranked No. 3 in the Class of 2011 and is still considering Arkansas, Florida, Memphis, Tennessee and UCLA. Thomas is visiting UCLA this weekend along with No. 12 Quinn Cook, a 6-0 point guard from Oak Hill Academy in Virginia.
Posted on: September 21, 2010 10:32 am

Henson: Even professors are making jokes at UNC

As you know from my Tyler Zeller column, I spent last weekend in North Carolina. Among the things I did there was sit down with UNC sophomore John Henson, who was great and candid while talking about last season's struggles. I'll write about that later. But for now I wanted to share his thoughts on the NCAA investigation that seems certain to devastate the North Carolina football program because of allegations of improper dealings with agents and possible academic fraud by a too-helpful tutor. Henson was great and candid about that, too.

"It's been rough, a lot of jokes," Henson said. "I kind of got upset at one teacher [last week], actually, because she was talking about how they put seven million dollars into the football stadium and none into the school, and I told her that they were building an academic center, and she said, 'For tutoring?'"

"She tried to get on [the football team]," Henson added. "So it's been kind of rough. Even professors are making jokes. So it's kind of rough because [everybody is] under the microscope."
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: September 16, 2010 9:08 am

Rivers now considering just three schools

Austin Rivers has cut his list of potential colleges to three -- Duke, Kansas and North Carolina.

"Those are the three schools I'm going with right now," Rivers told Scout.com recruiting analyst Evan Daniels. "I'm planning to visit all three."

Rivers told Daniels he's visiting North Carolina on Oct. 1 and Duke on Oct. 15, and that he's yet to schedule a visit to Kansas. Notably missing from the final three is Florida. Rivers was once committed to the Gators, but has seemingly eliminated Billy Donovan's program from contention despite it being just 120 miles from his home in Winter Park, Fla.

MaxPreps.com ranks Rivers second in the Class of 2011.

He's first at Rivals.com and third at Scout.com.
Posted on: September 3, 2010 8:52 am
Edited on: September 3, 2010 8:55 am

Rivers will attend Duke's Midnight Madness

Former Florida pledge Austin Rivers has announced he'll attend Duke's Midnight Madness on October 15.

"I'm going to Duke's Midnight Madness," Rivers Tweeted late Thursday. "My mom's already scheduled it!"

Rivers is No. 1 in Rivals.com's Class of 2011 national rankings and regularly described in recruiting circles as someone who will eventually sign with Duke. That said, the 6-foot-3 guard is still also officially considering Florida, Kansas, and North Carolina. He's the son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers.
Posted on: August 12, 2010 8:53 am
Edited on: August 12, 2010 8:55 am

Musselman raves about Zeller

Eric Musselman will be introduced today as the new coach of Reno's NBDL franchise.

Good for him.

I've gotten to know Eric over the past few years because of his work with high school prospects, and his passion for basketball is easy to spot. He's the son of a coach, someone who belongs on the sideline. So it's nice to see him get another opportunity at the professional level, this after spending the first part of the week instructing a group of Class of 2011 standouts in the adidas Nations tournament.

Yes, that was Musselman coaching the winning team Monday night on CBS College.

Asked for some thoughts, he told me LeBryan Nash and Quincy Miller were his two most talented players, that Deuce Bello is an "NBA athlete," and that it would've been nice to have coached Kevin Ware, a 6-foot-4 guard committed to Tennessee who was injured. But the highest praise was reserved for Cody Zeller, the 6-10 forward from Indiana, consensus top 20 national recruit, and younger brother of former Notre Dame player Luke Zeller and current North Carolina standout Tyler Zeller.

"I loved coaching him," Musselman said. "He's a winner -- a big who plays so hard and can shoot. Great kid."

Zeller is still considering three schools: Butler, Indiana and North Carolina.

He plans to visit all three before making a decision.
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