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Rookie Angel Goodrich stepped into the starting lineup in place of Diggins and scored a season-high 14 points for the Shock (4-13).
``Obviously, it was a big role to step into,'' Goodrich said. ``I just wanted to go out and be aggressive.''
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In evaluating the best frontcourts in college basketball, I took into account not just the individual players' potential and accomplishments, but just as importantly how the frontcourt players complement each other. In today's game, your big men must have the ability to affect the game on both ends. Elite frontcourt players can defend, are active, alert off the ball and can defend ball screens.
4. Michigan State
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Auburn coach Tony Barbee has dismissed sophomore Shaq Johnson for a "violation of team rules," the school announced Thursday. A source told CBSSports.com that the dismissal was caused by Johnson's recent arrest, after which he was charged with possession of marijuana and jailed in Lee County, Ala.
A jail official confirmed to CBSSports.com that a "Shaquille Jerrod Johnson" was jailed at 1:47 a.m. on Thursday and released six minutes later at 1:53 a.m. Johnson posted a $500 bond. Shaquille Jerrod Johnson is Johnson's full name, according to Auburn's official athletic website.
Clemson CB No. 21 is now plaintiff No. 19 in a landmark lawsuit against the NCAA.
Thursday, six current college football players added their names to a group of 16 former college football and basketball players who have joined to sue the NCAA, video game maker EA Sports and the Collegiate Licensing Company. One of those current players was Clemson senior cornerback Darius Robinson, who sees a striking resemblance between himself and a certain senior cornerback at Clemson in the NCAA Football 14 game recently released by EA Sports.
"That's me all the way," Robinson said in an interview Thursday night after attorneys filed an amended complaint to the case, which is being tried in federal court in the Northern District of California.
Adding Florida to my list
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Kansas, Florida, Kentucky, Georgetown, Louisville, Oregon, UConn and UNLV made the initial cut, and he says he has one official visit he wants to take.
“I want to take an official to Kansas,” said Oubre, who was watched by Kansas coach Bill Self, Kentucky’s John Calipari, UConn’s Kevin Ollie, Georgetown’s John Thompson III and assistants from the other schools.
Asked if the Kansas visit would be for “Late Night in the Phog” in October, Oubre said, “Most likely, yes sir.”
He added: “I’ve been talking to Coach Self for a while. I like his offense and his style of play.”
7/18/13, 1:20 PM
Every coach in the gym would take this Midwest backcourt if they could: Tyus Jones and Rashad Vaughn
7/18/13, 1:25 PM
Watching Tyus Jones: Richard Pitino, Calipari, Self, Drew, Izzo, Wojo, Boals
Ivan Raab is one of just three 2015 players on the USA West roster here.
On Thursday morning, Raab played well in front of a slew of high-major coaches, putting up 13 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks as the West team beat Canada, 93-77, in the Nike Global Challenge at Trinity Washington University.
“Schools that are recruiting me the hardest, Cal, Arizona, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Kansas, that might be it,” the 6-foot-8 Raab, who earlier this summer won a gold medal with the USA U16 team at the FIBA Americas Championship, told SNY.tv.
Arizona’s Sean Miller, Kansas’s Bill Self, North Carolina’s Hubert Davis and Ohio State’s Jeff Boals were among those on hand.
…Kansas also offered this past year.
Right now he has no preference about staying on the West Coast or going elsewhere.
“I’m keeping my options open,” he said. “I don’t know if it want to stay close or go away yet .”
Fun basketball at @NikeGlobal Challenge. Guys who've impressed me: Tyus Jones, Kelly Oubre, Rashad Vaughn, Stanley Johnson, James Blackmon.
Bill Self, Beilein, JT III, Larranaga, Sean Miller, Steve Alford, Mark Few, Tom Crean all at Trinity today for Nike Global Challenge in DC.
Nike Global Challenge
With so many events during each live period, it's not often we get multiple marquee individual matchups on a single night. But that was the case on Wednesday at the Under Armour/NY2LA Summer Jam, when No. 4 Cliff Alexander went against No. 6 Myles Turner on one court while No. 7 Karl Towns battled No. 9 Kevon Looney on a neighboring floor.
Everyone did their best to watch both games at once, with Rick Pitino, Bill Self, Thad Matta, Tom Izzo, Billy Donovan, Jim Boeheim, John Thompson III and others all in attendance. Kentucky, North Carolina, Duke and Arizona were represented by assistants.
The battles didn't disappoint.
…Turner owned the first half, as his length and athleticism were giving Alexander plenty of trouble. Alexander couldn't get any shots around the rim, and he looked frustrated. The second half was completely different, as Alexander began utilizing his strength and aggression around the rim.
Turner was outmuscled on multiple occasions, and his guards couldn't get him the ball. Alexander finished with eight points and eight boards, while Turner went for nine points and 10 rebounds.
Alexander wants to take official visits to Kansas, Memphis, Louisville and Arizona, though Michigan State, Kentucky and Illinois are thought to be in strong positions for his services. Turner rose from a non-factor to a top-10 prospect quickly and has dozens of schools on his list. Kansas, Duke, Louisville, Georgetown, North Carolina, Kentucky and Baylor are among the programs in the mix.
…Chase Jeter is making a name in his own right.
The 6-foot-8 power forward from Bishop Gorman (Nev.) is ranked No. 30 in the class of 2015 and is only getting better.
"I can be aggressive at both ends of the floor, getting defensive rebounds and offensive rebounds," Jeter said, "proving I'm worthy of playing at the next level."
Kansas, Duke, North Carolina, Ohio State, UCLA, USC, Oregon State, Oregon, Stanford, Texas, Indiana, Notre Dame and Arizona are all coming after him. Jeter has taken trips to UCLA, San Diego State and UNLV.
Well, this summer has been great, like I said. I don't know if you guys know this, but last summer I didn't play AAU at all. Unfortunately, I broke my ankle and that had me down for a while. No one was able to see me play and I only had a small buzz with colleges so coming into this summer my goal was to really show what I could do and let everyone know who I was.
I started off with a really strong tournament in Houston. My team won every game and I averaged about 20 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks. It was crazy! Reggie Rankin from ESPN was down there watching me and he really liked my performance and he released to the world who I was.
After that I went to the Jayhawk Invitational in Kansas and my team won the championship. I played really well and with a whole lot of energy and that's when the flood gates pretty much opened up for me.
I'd gone from mid major schools looking at me to a ridiculous amount of big time schools like Kentucky, Duke, UCLA, and big name schools like that starting to recruit me.
I recently counted up the schools that are on me and it's right at 60. Now I'm down to about 25 schools and then I want to probably cut it down again probably at the end of the month. It's tough, but it's just a blessing to even have this opportunity.
You've gotta remember, less than two months ago I was unranked. Now I'm top 10. The best word to describe that is awesome! I work really hard and that hasn't stopped now that people are taking notice of me.
USA Today Myles Turner blog
Under Armour NY2LA Sports Summer Jam
When: July 17-21
Where: Mequon, Wisc.
Why it’s important: Combine high-quality exposure and elite talent from coast-to-coast in a competitive arena and you have the UA Summer Jam.
What makes it unique: This event is unique because it allows players and travel programs of all levels to compete in an elite and exclusive tournament to maximize their exposure to hundreds of college coaches.
PF/SF Kevon Looney, PF/C Myles Turner and PG Dominique Collier
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