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The Morning Mix

May 9, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

- Your must-read-story-of-the-day comes from Steve Kerr. Yup, that’s right, five-time NBA Champion Steve Kerr. He urges the NBA to institute a 20-year-old age limit for the draft. Make sure you have time to read this

- You have to read this too: Pete Thamel tells us the the NCAA has travelled to Massachusetts to inquire about Nerlens Noel’s eligibility

- You all remember the Guerdwich Montimore/Jerry Joseph saga, right? Well even if you don’t, make sure you read Dave Telep’s take. He saw both of them on the AUU circuit. More importantly, make sure you read the Outside The Lines piece. This may be the most bizarre hoops-related story we’ve ever seen, and OTL does a phenomenal job detailing the saga

- Chad Ford ranks the NBA draft entrants by position (I could read stuff like this all day)

- Jimmy Kimmel is using his celebrity status to held UNLV land Anthony Bennett. It should be noted that this may be a potential violation, and more importantly, Kimmel only attended UNLV for one year before transferring to Arizona State

- Early on Tuesday morning, reports surfaced that Indiana would seek a non-conference game against Louisville. This would have been major news, especially since the Hoosiers couldn’t book a game with Kentucky. However, by Tuesday night, this report was all for naught, as the Hoosiers already filled their final non-conference opening. Let’s just say that Gary Parrish isn’t too happy (If Gary is pissed, so am I.)

- What about Kentucky vs. Cincinnati? I’d be down with that

- North Carolina is once again dealing with an academic scandal, and it looks like there may be basketball players involved. Regardless, Roy Williams is not too concerned. But it did spawn a hilarious article headline

- The Lexington Herald-Leader released a hilarious cartoon depicting John Calipari’s trophy case. Kentucky fans were not happy at all. Here is why the author decided to print the cartoon

- The match-ups for the once-popular Great Alaskan Shootout have been set.  Seven games will be televised on the CBS Sports network. The marquee first round game features Oral Roberts and Loyola Marymount

- Virginia Tech freshman Dorian Finney-Smith has decided to transfer. Apparently, this was a long-time coming, but is a quality player that the Hokies could not afford to lose

- Matt Roth is going to be a fifth year senior at Indiana. You would think he would have a scholarship to play basketball. Well, he did, but now he doesnt

- Who is the nation’s most important transfer? is it Mark Lyons or Alex Oriakhi? Is it somebody else?

- Hmm, this is interesting. Highly touted recruit Savon Goodman may be reclassifying into the class of 2013

- Wake Forest-transfer Tony Chennault has chosen to attend Villanova. The Wildcats are in need of some solid players with experience, which Chennault will be able to provide

- South Carolina-transfer Damontre Harris has cut his list to two schools, Florida and Kansas. Luckily, Harris was not hit with heavy transfer-restrictions and would be able to attend another SEC school

- Lamar assistant coach Joseph Price has been named the new head coach at Grambling State

- Norfolk State’s Kyle O’Quinn will be selected in the NBA draft, and here is why

- UConn will tear down their old football stadium in order to make way for a new basketball practice facility

- Sean Keely thinks former-Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese is full of crap. This cannot be confirmed nor denied

- Pitt Blather provides more on the Marinatto decision

Latest Posts
  1. Will Bill Self and Kansas play small-ball this season?

    Aug 27, 2014, 12:28 PM EDT

    Bill Self AP

    He’s broached the subject a number of times this summer.

  2. Zak Irvin will be good, but he’s not the next Nik Stauskas

    Aug 27, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    At this point, comparing the two is unfair to Irvin.

  3. Rice’s offseason workout regimen was intense (VIDEO)

    Aug 27, 2014, 9:26 AM EDT

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    It may not be surprising, then, to hear that their new head coach is a product of Shaka Smart’s VCU staff.

  4. Minnesota freshman forward denied admission

    Aug 27, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT

    Richard Pitino AP

    Richard Pitino had five recruits scheduled to join the program.

  5. Report: College of Charleston head coaching search down to two finalists

    Aug 26, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT

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    The College of Charleston is looking to replace Doug Wojcik, who was fired on Aug. 5.

  6. Winthrop is the third stop for the former Louisville, Missouri center

    Aug 26, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

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    The 6-foot-10 big man was dismissed from Missouri on April 10.

  7. Highlights from Under Armour’s Elite 24 (VIDEO)

    Aug 26, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Some of the best high school players in the country appeared in Elite 24 this weekend in Brooklyn.

  8. Former Oakland guard transfers to Dayton, eligible this season

    Aug 26, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

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    Dayton adds depth to its point guard position for the 2014-2015 season.

  9. Kerem Kanter becomes a late commitment to Green Bay’s incoming class

    Aug 26, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

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    The younger brother of Enes Kanter will join the favorite to win the Horizon League.

  10. Marlon Jones is headed to Junior College instead of Loyola (IL)

    Aug 26, 2014, 3:54 PM EDT

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    Porter Moser’s team should still take a step forward in the Missouri Valley.

  11. Memphis adds a shot-blocker in their 2016 recruiting class

    Aug 26, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT

    Josh Pastner AP

    Pastner continues to recruit the state of Tennessee well.

  12. The ‘unlucky’ label doesn’t fit Iowa and Utah

    Aug 26, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT

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    Some teams are unlucky in losses. It’s not bad luck when you blow games you should have won, though.

  13. Lindy’s releases their preseason top ten

    Aug 26, 2014, 1:09 PM EDT

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    Our top ten is different, but not by that much.

  14. Updates on potential sites for future Final Fours, First Fours

    Aug 26, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

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    According to a report, there are six sites vying for four Final Fours between 2017 and 2020.

  15. Report: UTEP has two incoming freshmen not qualify

    Aug 25, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

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    UTEP took a blow to its 2014-15 season as two freshmen failed to make the roster.

  16. Xavier goes 4-0 in Brazil and gets experience for six new freshmen

    Aug 25, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

    Chris Mack AP

    Xavier went 4-0 on a preseason trip to Brazil and got a lot of playing time for its inexperienced team.

  17. UConn awards scholarship to walk-on

    Aug 25, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

    Kevin Ollie AP

    UConn gave a scholarship to a former walk-on.

  18. Former Ole Miss star Marshall Henderson getting pro tryout in Italy

    Aug 25, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT

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    Former Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson will get a shot to play professionally in Europe.