Tennessee guard James Daniel III finally has the chance to deliver a follow-up performance to his 2015-16 NCAA scoring title, an opportunity that essentially eluded him last season. After an ankle injury caused Daniel to play just two games last season at Howard, the 6-foot graduate transfer brings experience and offense to Tennessee’s backcourt. “I wanted to go on the biggest stage for my last year and try to pursue my hopes and dreams since I’ve been a little kid, which was to get to the NBA,” Daniel said.
Coach K went on Seth Greenberg’s podcast and dropped some interesting tidbits, including basically saying Grayson Allen would be a captain, that Marques Bolden has lost 15 pounds, which should be great for him, that he feels like he’s in great health and that without the work and pressures of USA Basketball, he’s able to focus much more on his team. Sounds like he’s tanned, rested and ready to go. Okay, tanned might be a stretch. But rested and ready! One interesting thing about this is remembering how Greenberg really, really didn't like Duke when he was coaching Virginia Tech. He couldn’t stand Cameron and really had his team pumped up for whenever the teams played. Bill Russell once said that
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