Ohio State lost a four-star recruit on Wednesday when in-state Class of 2018 wing Darius Bazley opted to open up his recruitment. As a rising senior who is just finishing his junior season of high school, Bazley’s decommitment isn’t going to immediately hurt the Buckeyes next season. In a story with Adam Jardy of the Columbus Dispatch, Bazley opened up about why he decommitted from Ohio State.
In a message sent Wednesday to ESPN employees, network president John Skipper announced the company was beginning its next round of layoffs, a long-anticipated move that is expected to thin the ranks of ESPN's on-air and online talent. "A necessary component of managing change involves constantly evaluating how we best utilize all of our resources, and that sometimes involves difficult decisions," Skipper wrote. "Our content strategy — primarily illustrated in recent months by melding distinct, personality-driven SportsCenter TV editions and digital-only efforts with our biggest sub-brand — still needs to go further, faster ... and as always, must be efficient and nimble. Dynamic change demands
With the announcement that Joel Berry would be returning for this senior season, the dominoes that will shape UNC’s roster for the 2017-18 season began to fall. The wait still goes on for the final draft decisions of Tony Bradley and Theo Pinson, but Berry’s return does settle the important starting point guard question for next season. One of the other dominoes North Carolina is waiting on is Kevin Knox. The five-star forward is still yet to announce what college he will attend, but by all accounts, the Tar Heels appear to have a pretty decent shot. Now that the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player is back, will that have any impact on whether Knox will end up in Chapel Hill? Obviously, it should