Archive for April, 2012

Shedding the Light on John Calipari’s 5 Most Controversial Players at UK

Posted by Paul Ables on April 30 2012 Add Comments
Whenever John Calipari is your head coach, your program is bound to receive a lot of unnecessary negative press, and Kentucky fans know exactly what that's like.Ever since Calipari took control of this program, national sports writers and local bloggers alike have taken their jabs at the enigmatic UK coach, who has had controversy follow him ever since Marcus Camby accepted money from an agent during Calipari's days at UMass.Whether or not this controversy is ...

Ronnye Beamon Would Improve Youngstown State University Recruiting Class

Posted by Michael Metzinger on April 30 2012 Add Comments
Over the past seven seasons at the helm of the Youngstown State Men's Basketball program, coach Jerry Slocum's recruiting classes have gotten gradually better from year to year.This upcoming 2012 recruiting class may be his best yet.As of today, Youngstown State has signed three talented recruits in the class: Bobby Hain from Jupiter, FL, Ryan Weber from Indianapolis, IN, and Kamren Belin from Marietta, GA. In addition, YSU recently offered a place to Ronnye Beamon ...

Virginia Tech Basketball: Why Hiring James Johnson Is a Step into the Bizarre

Posted by Don Diablo on April 30 2012 Add Comments
Sources out of Blacksburg, Va., are stating that the Virginia Tech Hokies have hired former assistant James Johnson as the new head coach of the men's basketball team.I seem to be missing a few key components into the reasoning behind Seth Greenberg's sudden firing last week, but hiring a former assistant who just jumped ship for an ACC rival in Clemson is just bizarre. Greenberg had done a great job in Blacksburg. He coached the Hokies ...

Maryland Basketball: Breaking Down the Terps’ Roster Following Stoglin Departure

Posted by Ryan Satsky on April 30 2012 Add Comments
As reported by Chick Hernandez of Comcast Sports Network, reigning ACC scoring champion Terrell Stoglin has been suspended from the Maryland basketball program by University of Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson. Stoglin's suspension is for one whole year.Stoglin failed multiple drug tests, due to the use of marijuana. Former top-50 recruit Mychal Parker was also suspended from the program, most likely for the same reason. Parker has decided to transfer.Following his suspension from the Maryland basketball ...

Maryland Basketball: Terps Who Must Step Up After Terrell Stoglin’s Departure

Posted by Ron Miller on April 30 2012 Add Comments
Early Monday morning the Terrapins' 2011-2012 leading scorer and second-team All-ACC point guard, Terrell Stoglin, declared for the NBA Draft.After being suspended by the university for a year for failing multiple drug tests (the substance in question was marijuana), Stoglin made the decision to move on to the NBA rather than sit out the season. The news came as a shock to Maryland fans as earlier in the year the sophomore had dispelled rumors that he ...

College Basketball Recruiting: 15 Important Factors When Deciding on a School

Posted by Chris Stephens on April 30 2012 Add Comments
Every year thousands of high school basketball players pick where they want to play in college.Some are good enough to go to power schools like UCLA, Kentucky and Duke, while others are happy just to sign with a lower-level Division I school.When deciding on that school, wherever it may be, there are certain factors every recruit takes into account.Here's a look at 15 factors every recruit considers before committing and signing with a school.Begin Slideshow

Anthony Bennett: Reviewing Every No. 7 and No. 1 Prospect of the Past Decade

Posted by Max Rogers on April 30 2012 Add Comments
Anthony Bennett, the 2012 Rivals' No. 7-overall prospect, will likely be selecting which program he will be committing to in early May. Bennett is choosing among Florida, Kentucky, Oregon and UNLV.   Typically how good is a Rivals’ No. 7 prospect? Here we take a look at the Rivals' No. 7-ranked prospects from the past decade, including a comparison with the No. 1 prospects.  Recently, most No. 7 prospects have joined the one-and-done club, but ...

Kentucky Basketball: Just How Good Could They Be If They Land Anthony Bennett?

Posted by Thad Novak on April 30 2012 Add Comments
When Kentucky added Nerlens Noel to its stellar recruiting class three weeks ago, the Wildcats appeared to have sewed up the top-ranked group of incoming freshmen in the country. However, that distinction was snatched away when UCLA landed power forward Tony Parker to join Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson. The race, though, is far from over yet. Kentucky, which already has a superlative incoming frontcourt led by Noel, is among the finalists to sign the ...

Terrell Stoglin Ends Maryland Career, Declares for NBA Draft

Posted by Shae Cronin on April 30 2012 Add Comments
UPDATE (2:22pm ET): According to Chick Hernandez of Comcast Sportsnet, Terrell Stoglin was suspended after failing multiple drug tests. The drug in question was marijuana.ORIGINAL: Although there was a brief scare that reigning ACC scoring champion Terrell Stoglin would forgo his final two years of eligibility at Maryland and enter the 2012 NBA draft, fans rested easy when the barely 6'0" sophomore put those rumors to bed.It didn't last long.According to Jeff Ermann, the publisher ...

Troy Williams: 5-Star 2013 Recruit Deciding on Kentucky or North Carolina

Posted by Matt Overing on April 30 2012 Add Comments
Troy Williams is unique. When you watch him on the court, he'll stand out because of his lanky frame and smooth playmaking ability, most notably in transition. Off the court, Williams is just as rare.The 5-star 2013 prospect announced he would be making his college choice sometime this week, selecting between blue-blood programs Kentucky and North Carolina.His decision will most likely come before the decisions of high school seniors like Anthony Bennett and Amile Jefferson—so why so ...