Saturday, April 7, 2012

Robinson to Play in Portsmouth Invitational

Gerald Robinson, Jr., will play in the 60th annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. The games will take place April 11th to April 14th in Portsmouth, Virginia.

The PIT will bring in numerous professional scouts to evaluate players for upcoming NBA and international rosters. Current NBA players such as Jeremy Lin, Landry Fields, Jason Maxiel, and UGA's own Sundiata Gaines have made it to the NBA after showcasing their talent in the PIT.

Several other SEC players will compete in the 2012 tournament.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Cameron Newbauer to Louisville Staff

Great move for a great guy.

Louisville has a lot of fan support in both men and women's basketball. Although I'd like to see Newbauer back on the men's side of basketball, there is a lot of upside for him in the women's game.

He'll likely be a head coach in the next five years.

Congratulations, Cam!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

J.J. Frazier and Southern Kings

Didn't watch all of the video below, but I have to admit that I wasn't encouraged.

Frazier will have to grow some, develop his body a lot and learn to go to his right much more effectively. I want to be fair to our recent commit, but it's hard to dismiss the memory of seeing Kentucky put together their squad to win the SEC and ultimately the national championship.

Would Calipari have even considered Frazier? Would any other team in the SEC have offered or given Frazier their first 2013 scholarship?

Unless I missed something, my read is that Frazier will have a very difficult time defending bigger point guards. He'll struggle with finishing at the rim against SEC competition. Maybe we can get Tony Parker to commit and stay for at least a couple of years. Frazier's role might then be to break the press and set up for easy looks after our opponents double-team Parker in the post.

J.J. Frazier