5-2 Maryland early
Mitch McGary with a career high 20 points against Portland with about 9 minutes remaining in the 4Q. On ESPN.
McGary hit the Blazers with this:
Florida State was trailing Miami (YTM) 62-47 with 4:38 to play last night in their ACC matchup in Miami. That's when freshman G Xavier Rathan-Mayes did something that might be hard to do in a video game. He went on to score 30 points in the game's remaining minutes...and the Seminoles still lost, 81-77! Rathan-Mayes hit six threes, two lay-ups and eight free throws in the final 4:38 of the contest, finishing with a season-high 35 points. It was his second 35-point game of the season, with the other coming against UNC in January.
He was the #30 recruit in the country in the class of 2014, per Rivals, with offers from a whole host of schools, including Kentucky, Illinois and UConn. Michigan didn't recruit him, as far as I can tell. While he has gone off a few times this season, you could definitely call him a chucker. Rathan-Mayes attempts 12 FGs per game, 5.2 from three and only shoots .411/.274/.694. To his credit, he also averages 4.5 APG, against 3.5 TOs.
Nice MLive article on 2016 recruit Jon Teske. He's grown an inch since committing, now a 7-footer. Put on some weight. Defense seems to come naturally to him (which is probably expected for a 7-footer in HS), with an outside shot and is described as a "crafty passer." So we'll have a true freshman with some size on the roster in two years. It is nice to have that going for us.
Now a Top 100 recruit, 4*, based on the 247 composite (#94). I believe he started as a 3* (and the article notes he was under the radar despite being 6'11"), hail Beilein.
There was a post a week or two ago about how Lebron's son is 'better at basketball than you' (which has since been taken down*).
As a follow-up Lebron James Jr. apparently already has some college offers...as a 10-year-old. Lebron Sr.'s thoughts?
"It should be a violation, you shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year-old kids.”
Also, another link that provides a quote from a rival coach:
"Ohio State coach Thad Matta has already said the younger James “will be” on his radar for recruiting."
*Although the last post on Lebron Jr. was taken down, this seems to be relevent to the board given past posts on the increasing emphasis on early recruitment.
It was just announced that Derrick Rose will miss the rest of the season because of another knee injury. What do you think we'll see first, Derrick Rose play 82 games in a season or Jim Harbaugh coach the Raiders?