Posted on: September 21, 2009 8:07 am
Edited on: September 21, 2009 8:09 am
Cameron Clark committing to Oklahoma wasn't the only recruiting development from this weekend.
Here are some others:
Rivers visits Duke: Class of 2011 star Austin Rivers visited Duke despite supposedly being committed to Florida. As Bruce Weber can attest -- you haven't forgotten the Eric Gordon recruitment, have you? -- there is no way to interpret this as a good thing for the Gators. Rivers taking that visit makes him by definition no longer genuinely committed to Florida, and it's only a matter of time before he acknowledges as much publicly. Scout.com ranks Rivers as the No. 4 prospect in the Class of 2011. He is the son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers
Wroten tears ACL: While Rivers was touring Cameron Indoor Stadium, fellow Class of 2011 star Tony Wroten Jr. was tearing his ACL in a football game, according to the Seattle Times . The paper reported that Wroten will have surgery this week and need seven-to-nine months of rehab, meaning he's done with football and basketball for the year. Scout.com ranks Wroten as the No. 8 prospect in the Class of 2011.
Quick hitters: Stacey Poole, a 6-foot-5 wing from Florida, told Scout.com that he'll likely pick between Kentucky and South Carolina by the end of the week. Poole is ranked 58th in the Class of 2010. ... Kyrie Irving, ranked fifth in the Class of 2010, eliminated Indiana from his list of possible destinations. The New Jersey point guard is still considering Duke, Kentucky, Georgia Tech and Texas A&M. ... One of the nation's top junior college prospects, J.P. Olukemi, committed to Oklahoma state. He's the fourth OSU commitment for the Class of 2010.
Posted on: September 14, 2009 4:12 pm
Edited on: September 14, 2009 4:15 pm
Kyrie Irving told Scout.com's Dave Telep on Monday that his college decision will, at least in part, be determined by his "role in the offense." Best I can tell, that's code for "I'm not interested in playing behind anybody."
And I respect that.
Too often, prospects act like they don't mind learning from upperclassmen or waiting their turn. But the truth is that somebody as talented as Irving ought to look for a place where he'll be the top option at point guard from his first day on campus, and that seems to be what he's doing.
Ranked fifth overall in the Class of 2010 by Scout.com, Irving has scheduled three of his five official visits for Duke (Sept. 25), Indiana (Oct. 2) and Texas A&M (Oct. 9). Among the other schools vying for his services are Kentucky and Connecticut. But those two programs could be affected by the presence of point guards Eric Bledsoe (at UK) and Kemba Walker (at UConn).
(Note: I do not expect John Wall to still be at UK by the time Irving would enroll.)
Irving has set no timetable for a decision.
Duke and Indiana are widely considered to be the leaders in his recruitment.
Posted on: June 15, 2009 4:39 pm
Edited on: June 15, 2009 5:46 pm
Chinemelu Elonu will remain in the NBA Draft and forgo his senior season at Texas A&M, a source close to the program told CBSSports.com on Monday.
Elonu averaged 9.8 points and 7.3 rebounds last season.
The 6-foot-10 forward is not expected to be a first-round draft pick.
This development paired with last year's departure of DeAndre Jordan means Mark Turgeon will lose a big man early for the second consecutive season. On the other hand, the Aggies also got some good news Monday when Donald Sloan and Bryan Davis each withdrew from the NBA Draft.
The deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft is Monday at 5 p.m. ET.
Posted on: March 23, 2008 4:41 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Donald Sloan is the Texas A&M player who took the last shot against UCLA.
Some people believe he was fouled on the play.
And pictures seem to back that opinion.
But I'll let you be the judge.
Click this link and look.