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The Morning Mix

Jun 15, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

The first week of “the new & improved” Morning Mix is complete. Aren’t you glad that it’s back? I know I am. There’s not another place on the internet that will provide transfer updates and coaching changes in such entertaining fashion. Yeah, I said that.

Enjoy.

- Nerlens Noel, the flat-topped  heir apparent to the #BBN throne at Kentucky, had a cameo in music video. The song, “Skyline” by some dude named Moufy, features the shot-blocking sensation throwing an assist during a pick-up game. The song is actually pretty good, Nerlens Noel or not.

- If you are currently in the market for a luxurious new estate to call home, how about Rick Pitino’s $2.2-million home in the Mockingbird Gardens community outside of Louisville?

- Our very own Raphielle Johnson breaks down the top ten power forwards in the upcoming NBA Draft.

- The Crosstown Shootout is changing. It sucks and I don’t like it. I didn’t like Skyline Chili that much either

- The North Carolina Tar Heels lost a lot of size to the NBA draft. But with a crop of young guards on their way in to Chapel Hill, Roy Williams looks to rely on a backcourt-heavy offense

- Mike DeCourcy is high on Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart

- The incoming class of new Big-XII coaches is kinda loaded. LAst year the ACC saw the most high-profile coaching changes, but the ever-changing mid-southern-eastern-north-western power conference has a bevy of new sideline generals

- Providence has lost a couple of players to transferring, but has picked up a few in return.  The most recent addition to Ed Cooley’s arsenal is North Caronlina State forward Tyler Harris

- Speaking of Roy Williams, he commented on the UNC academic scandal by saying “It’s not a basketball problem”

- More on the interesting development on a company that’s been hired to monitor the social media accounts of college athletes

- I’m rooting for a bunch of guys in the upcoming NBA Draft. Iowa State’s Royce White is one of those guys

- Today marks a new day for the recruiting process. Starting today, Coaches will be able to use modern media to contact recruits in a way they were never allowed to. Rutgers coach Mike Rice is one of the coaches who is excited about the change

 

- Am I the only one who is kinda over the whole recruitment process of the Harrison twins? I can’t tell you how happy I am that they’ve decided to get this thing over with

- Highly touted Virginia Tech-transfer Dorian Finney-Smith has decided to attend Florida. (I just met my hyphen-quota for the week in one sentence)

- Don’t look now, but Larry Brown has reeled in another transfer at SMU. Everybody questioned Brown’s ability to recruit. Looks like there isn’t an issue with transfers

- Michigan-transfer (and All-Name Teamer) Carlton Brundidge has decided to transfer to Detroit

- In case you missed it, the CAA has decided to increase their exit fee to $million in the wake of Atlantic-10/C-USA defections. But the JMU Blog wants to know “What’s the deal”?

Troy Machir is the managing editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @TroyMachir.