With the majority of the summer AAU season’s coming to an end, the recruitments of the nation’s top players have started to rev into high gear. Below is a quick synopsis of where the Arizona Wildcats stand with the most notable targets. Marvin Bagley III Let’s be honest, he’s the only person Arizona fans (and, well, everyone else) cares about at the moment. He’s looking to reclassify and will visit Tucson the first week of August. Currently, Bagley is visiting Duke and then will head west. Stay tuned. Bol Bol The MVP of the Nike EYBL season, Bol Bol is now the third-ranked recruit in the nation. His size, 7-foot-2, and ability to shoot, 49 percent from behind the arc, make him a must-have target
BROOKLYN — Remember Travis Bader? The four-year star for the Oakland Grizzlies was a two-time first-team all-Summit League selection, made the All-Newcomers team in Oakland’s first season in the Horizon League, and...oh yeah...he holds the NCAA record for career three-pointers made. Unsurprisingly, Bader is currently playing professionally, most recently with Basket Recanati in Italy. But in the offseason, he suits up for Overseas Elite, the two-time-defending champions of The Basketball Tournament. Mid-Major Madness caught up with Bader after Overseas Elite defeated the Tampa Bulls, 84-76, on Friday in Brooklyn. First, a quick note: I introduced myself to Bader after the game and told him a
The Drive-by-Dunk Challenge is the latest social media trend taking the Internet by storm. Jaylen Brown and Anthony Davis are among the world's stars who have taken place in the latest trend of dunking in a stranger's driveway, and now Kentucky coach John Calipari has gotten in on the hottest meme in the sports with a highlight-reel dunk of his late at night on Friday. It looks like Calipari, 58, still has some of that bounce that netted him playing time in college at UNC-Wilmington and Clarion before jumping into the coaching world. As a head coach, Calipari has been known to keep up with the latest trends in staying hip -- starting his own podcast last season and taking social media by storm this summer by racing camels in Egypt -- so his latest antics should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed his career.