Tuesday, August 26, 2008

News and Notes 8/26/08 4:37 PM

-Memphis should continue to be amongst the top teams in the country in the next few years because of a player they picked up today. CJ Henry, big brother of Xavier Henry a 6'6 Wing from Oklahoma City, OK/Putnam City, and the #4 player in the country by Best of the Best Scouting, has decided to play basketball with the Tigers instead of the Kansas Jayhawks. Of course, Xavier's co-leaders are Memphis and Kansas. But with his big brother on the team, I would bet that he picks Memphis. CJ, was drafted in the first round of the MLB Draft by the NY Yankees, but his been injury prone ever since. He will still play baseball in the summers while at Memphis. But here is also something interesting, I have heard that Kansas may be thinking about hiring Xavier and CJ's father, Carl as the director of basketball operations. Some even say he is the leader for the job. The job is now open because Ronnie Chalmers, father of Mario Chalmers, resigned after his son declared early for the NBA Draft this year. Pretty interesting stuff!

-Jamil Wilson a 6'7 Wing from Racine, WI/Horlick, a Top 30 player nationally in the 2009 class, by Best of the Best Scouting, is considered by many a virtual lock for Michigan State. Wilson is incredibly athletic, a great ball handler for his size, and a superb passer. He was hurt a good portion of this summer though. Michigan State, already a perennial powerhouse, is starting to get to the point, where they get basically whoever they want. Delvon Roe-Check, Keith Appling-Check, Derrick Nix-Check, the Spartan staff is getting it done, huge props to Izzo, Monty, DJ, and Garland. Can you imagine a team with Kalin Lucas, Chris Allen, Durrell Summers, Delvon Roe, Korie Lucious, Draymond Green, Jamil Wilson, Derrick Nix, Keith Appling, and Garrick Sherman. Pretty scary!

-Expect Texas A&M to start recruiting 6'9 PF Nate Lubick from Southborough, MA/St. Mark's. Basically everyone is trying to recruit this kid. He's bigtime!

-Indiana, may be down talent wise right now, but don't expect that to last for long. Matt Carlino a 6'2 Combo Guard in the 2011 Class from Scottsdale, AZ/Highland committed to Tom Crean and the Hoosiers over the weekend. Carlino is a Top 25 player nationally right now, and I can't see him finishing off his high school career any lower than Top 50. Indiana, reportedly is also in the lead for potential-pro Christian Watford a 6'9 F from Birmingham, AL/Shades Valley, although Watford may not be the best player right now, he has a tailor-made NBA small forward game. Also Indiana, has shot up very high on 6'6 Wing Dominic Cheek's for Jersey City, NJ/St. Anthony's list, and he is amazing; easy top 15 player nationally in the 2009 class. Cheek has taken a greater interest in Indiana because of the recent hire of Roshown McCleod, who is from Jersey City, NJ; and has known Cheek for years. Watch out Big Ten!

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