Quick Hits 4/15/09
Paulus to Put on a Helmet
Former Duke starting point guard, Greg Paulus, has been visting with the Green Bay Packers and the University of Michigan about playing football. Yes football.
Paulus was a highly recruited player out of Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, New York. The former Gaterade football player of the year had scholarship offers from Notre Dame and Miami but choose to play got Coach K at Duke.
Paulus lost his starting job this season to sophomore Nolen Smith, but continued to be ready when called upon. Paulus acted like an assistant coach as his minutes continued to get cut, he averaged on six minutes in the teams final seven games.
Only one. Junior center out of UConn, Hasheem Thabeet. Hire an agent my friend. Get out of Storrs, CT before it gets ugly and make a ton of money.
It is being reported that Thabeet has not yet hired an agent, giving himself until June 15th to withdraw his name from the draft.
Rock, Chalk, Stay a Jayhawk
Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich are coming back to Kansas for another season. The best inside-outside tandem in the Big 12, will lead an experienced and talented team that is predicted by experts to be the No. 1 team next season.
With the possibility of signing McDonald’s All-American’s Xavier Henry and Lance Stephenson, Bill Self will have four top-100 recruits and an exciting team that will have little competition in grabbing the Big 12 crown and make a deep run in March.
Top Recruiting Classes
With all the coaching changes and releasing of players from the letters of intent, ESPN.com has updated their rankings for the top recruiting classes of 2009.
Once the seedings are set for the East and West conference, Matthew and I will do a little break down of the match-ups.
Plus, we will announce our choices for the NBA Award winners: MVP, Sixth Man, etc.
Isiah Thomas Gets Another Job
I would like to revisit this story in about 26 months. I don’t have a lot of faith, but you never know.