Monthly Archives: October 2012

Pre-season All-Americans Released

Credits AP

By James Schrader

Move over, Tobacco Road. With Indiana, Louisville, and Kentucky topping almost every legitimate preseason college basketball poll, it’s clear that the epicenter of the basketball world will not be North Carolina this season. The release of the Associated Press All-Americans confirms this. Three Big Ten schools are represented on the list, including Indiana, as well as one player from a Kentucky school—Murray State. With such a strong concentration of individual and team talent, powerhouses from Kentucky and Indiana as well as surrounding states will move the needle this year. The following All-Americans will lead the charge. 

NBA Chatter for October 26, 2012

David Stern

By Chris Ramirez

David Stern will step down as N.B.A. commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014, the league announced Thursday. “I don’t know what else to say other than to recite what I told the owners yesterday in executive session,” Stern, 70, said at a news conference. “I told them that it’s been a great run, it will continue for another 15 months, that the league is in, I think, terrific condition.” New York Times

College Hoops Chit Chat for October 26, 2012

Andrew Wiggins; Credits Max Preps

By Chris Ramirez

Rob Fulford reports his on Twitter said that Andrew Wiggins has reclassify from the class of 2014 to 2013. “Andrew and his father plus former NBA player Mitchell Wiggins are comfortable with him reclassifying to 2013. He wants to concentrate on school & season”; Mitchell Wiggins said. Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, Ohio State and Syracuse have began to pursuit Wiggins.

Andrew Wiggins is a 6-foot-8 small forward at Huntington (W.Va.) Prep who is considered the best high school player regardless of class in the United States.   “It’s time,” Mitchell Wiggins told USA TODAY Sports. “It’s time for him (to show) that he is the best in college right now. I think he is ready for the next step. Academically-wise he is doing great. Maturity-wise he is doing great. He has a lot of talent.

Video on UCLA’s Fab Four

Cali TV interviews two of UCLA’s incoming freshmen of Kyle Anderson and Shabazz Muhammed.

College Hoops Chit Chat for October 25, 2012

Shabazz Muhammad, Credits AP

By Chris Ramirez

UCLA freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad injured his right shoulder during practice on Wednesday.  A team spokesman said Muhammad was scheduled to undergo an MRI last night and would be reevaluated on Thursday.

Muhammad has been the subject of an ongoing NCAA investigation involving alleged improper benefits he received in his recruitment from boosters of his Las Vegas AAU program.,