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NBA Draft: Dominic McGuire
NBA Draft: Ramon Sessions
With the coaching carousel winding down lately, FOX Sports’ Jeff Goodman takes a look at who might be in the mix for a new head coaching position after next season. VCU’s Anthony Grant tops the “hot” head coaches list, followed by Tony Bennett of Washington State, Marquette’s Tom Crean, Chris Lowery of Southern Illinois, Nevada’s Mark Fox, and several others. He also discusses ten assistant coaches who could get a head coaching spot next year, led by Derek Kellogg of Memphis. Duke’s Chris Collins and Georgetown’s Robert Burke follow him
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Utah State junior guard Jaycee Carroll has announced that he will enter the NBA Draft. However, he is not expected to sign with an agent, leaving open the option of returning to the Aggies. "It has always been a dream of mine to play in the NBA and I owe it to myself and my family to do whatever I can to make that dream come true," Carroll said. "I think it is important for the development of my game to see how I compare against the best collegiate basketball players in the country." Coach Stew Morrill backed the decision, saying “Our coaching staff understands and supports Jaycee on his decision to explore the NBA. . . . Jaycee understands unless he is guaranteed to be a first-round pick that the wise decision would be to come back to school.” Carroll averaged 21.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game this past season, earning first-team all-WAC honors.
According to the Associated Press, Nevada junior guards Marcelus Kemp and Ramon Sessions have decided to enter the NBA Draft. However, neither player is expected to hire an agent, leaving open the option of returning to the Wolf Pack. Coach Mark Fox backed the decisions of his players. “I am supportive of Marcelus' and Ramon's desire to explore the NBA and gain the information necessary to make educated decisions," Fox said. Kemp averaged 18.5 points per game this past season, earning first-team all-WAC honors, while Sessions averaged 12.3 points and 4.7 assists per game, garnering second-team all-WAC accolades.
Portland State men's basketball has added another transfer to its roster with the signing of former University of Hawai'i team member Dominic Waters.
Waters will transfer to Portland State for the 2007-08 year and redshirt as per NCAA rules. He will be eligible to play during the 2008-09 season and have junior eligibility.
"I may sound like a broken record, but once again I am excited about another local kid who has decided to come back to Portland and play for Portland State," said Viking Head Coach Ken Bone in reference to Waters and another transfer, Phil Nelson.
Hawaii has promoted associate coach Bob Nash to the head coaching position. He replaces Riley Wallace, who is retiring after twenty years with the Rainbow Warriors. Nash has been at Hawaii since 1981, with the last twenty as an associate coach under Wallace. Athletic director Herman Frazier said, “We conducted a national search, and our national search brought us back to one of our own.” Nash never felt like he had the job wrapped up until he got the phone call. "I had to prove myself to (Frazier) that I was worthy of being the head coach," Nash said. "He saw I was up for the challenge to fight for this job. It was not a given." The Rainbow Warriors went 18-13 last season.
LOS ANGELES - The John R. Wooden Award Committee today announced the 10 student-athletes named to the 2006-2007 Wooden Award All-American Team as well as the top five finalists who will be invited to the 31st Annual Wooden Award presentation in Los Angeles. The Wooden Award Player of the Year will be announced on Saturday, April 7, live during a national telecast on CBS Sports from The Los Angeles Athletic Club (LAAC) at 2 p.m. EDT.
We're only a week through the 2007 Big Dance.. but its never too early to start thinking about next year's Tournament. Here's an early projection of the 2008 NCAA Tournament field:
Big East (8) - Louisville - (DePaul, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Providence, UCONN, West Virginia)**
Pac-10 (6) - UCLA - (Arizona, Stanford, USC, Washington, Washington State)
SEC (6) - Kentucky - (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, LSU, Tennessee)
ACC - UNC (5) - (Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, NC State)
Big 12 (4) - Kansas - (Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas)
- Good job by Bill Self clearing his bench in the Jayhawks easy 107-67 win over Niagara. 14 guys got in the game including little used Brennan Brechard (22 minutes in his career) who even got 4 minutes of PT. Nothing like the memory of getting a few minutes run in the Dance.
- Similar bench-clearing for Florida who ended up beating Jackson State by 43. This game was actually neck and neck for about 15 minutes. Jackson State led 26-25 with 6 minutes to go in the first half. It was 87-43 Florida the rest of the way..
- Bracketology: Selection Sunday Projection
- Bracketology: Saturday Night NCAA Tournament Projection
- Non-BCS Top 25: Creighton, Colorado St Rise
- College Basketball Top 50: Indiana Ends Regular Season #1
- Non-BCS Top 25: Valpo Replaces BYU
- College Basketball Top 50: Maryland and Iowa St Drop Out
- Non-BCS Top 25: Davidson In, Wyoming Out
- College Basketball Top 50: #2 Gonzaga Hits All-Time High
- Non-BCS Top 25: Air Force, Davidson Making Moves
- College Basketball Top 50: Another Week, Another #1