Buddy Boeheim has, in recruiting circles, forever been known as little more than Jim Boeheim's son -- a nice mid-major prospect who most assume will walk-on and play for his father at Syracuse. And he still might. Probably will. But a funny thing happened last week: Buddy Boeheim was super impressive on a big stage. The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 13.5 points and shot 55.9 percent from 3-point range while helping his team (City Rocks New York) advance to the quarterfinals of the prestigious Nike Peach Jam. He made five 3-pointers and got 18 points last Friday in an 81-47 blowout of a Team Penny squad that featured four top-40 national recruits. And now this: Yes, Gonzaga's Mark Few is actively recruiting
It’s all about being ahead of the times these days in college basketball, and no man does that better than John Calipari. His Kentucky basketball program is staying ahead once again, as with all the new stuff they’re getting at Rupp, they’re also getting a new interactive dribbling tool for the practice gym. They demonstrated it yesterday, and Sports Illustrated took notice. If you’ve ever played Guitar Hero, you can see the similarities between the two games Interactive video game or not, if it’s helping Kentucky players with their handles, it can’t be a bad thing, right? Johnny David certainly seemed into it as he demonstrated. It’s always interesting to see how college and professional teams
Hugh Freeze has stepped down as Ole Miss head coach, the school announced Thursday. Assistant head coach Matt Luke has been named interim head coach, and defensive coordinator Wes McGriff has been promoted to the title of associate head coach. Earlier this year, Ole Miss self-imposed a one-year postseason ban following a notice from the NCAA over multiple rules violations.