I’ll tell you what. Why don’t we take all these bricks and build a shelter for the homeless, so maybe your mother will have a place to stay.
Welcome back to another edition of Full Court Pressed! Supposedly I missed last week’s post? I don’t believe you.
The NBA Regular season has begun, college squads are starting exhibition games and there’s always some new recruiting news. Let’s get right to it.
- The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics kicked off the NBA regular season last night. The addition of Ray Allen really takes this rivalry to a new level. I hope we get 7 games in the playoffs.
- The new look Los Angeles Lakers stumbled out of the gate against a rag-tag Dallas Mavericks team playing without Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Kaman. The Lakers are going to need time to get it together, but getting embarrassed by Eddy Curry and Elton Brand is not a good look.
- One of the most intriguing games of opening week is going to have to wait. The effects of Hurricane Sandy forced the budding crosstown rivalry game between the Knicks and Nets to be postponed.
- James Harden signed his max deal today. I fall somewhere in the middle in regards to the trade. If OKC had kept him, they would have been the only team to seriously threaten Miami. However, I can’t blame anyone for getting as much money as they can during their short career. Especially in a state with no income tax.
- I wouldn’t call myself a stat geek, but I really enjoy following Ken Pomeroy’s ratings throughout the college basketball season. Despite losing their top 6 players from a year ago, his computer likes Kentucky.
- Kyle Anderson has been cleared to play by the NCAA. Now UCLA just has to find out about top recruit Shabazz Muhammad.
- While everyone is waiting to hear what, if anything, the NCAA will do in regards to Lance Thomas or UNC’s academic scandal, the pimps in Indianapolis decided to remind every how important they were by making up some more rules they can selectively enforce.
- As a Kentucky fan, I’m incredibly biased when it comes to John Calipari. But there’s no way anyone can deny the impact he has both had, and is having on college basketball. Slam Magazine takes a look and the King of Innovation.
High School Recruiting
- The biggest piece of recruiting news is that Andrew Wiggins will be reclassifying to 2013. Wiggins, a 6’8″ forward, is touted as the best prospect since Kevin Durant, maybe even Lebron James. He’s long been thought to have been deciding between Kentucky and Florida State, but he recently said he wants to be recruited more. As a result, UNC and Kansas have both made recent trips to visit. Wiggins is not expected to announce his decision until the spring, so make yourself comfortable.
- 4 star center Beejay Anya will be announcing his college destination shortly. He’s expected to pick NC State. That’s nice and all, but the real story is that this kid has a 7’9″ WINGSPAN! Supposedly the longest ever recorded and he’s only 6’7″ tall. That’s crazy.
- Troy Williams picks Indiana over North Carolina and some people are beginning to worry about the Tar Heels 2013 class. It’s hard to deny that Roy just isn’t reeling in the players like he used.
- Former 2013 #1 player, Jabari Parker, visited Duke last weekend. His list has been trimmed down to the Devils, Michigan State, Stanford, Florida, and BYU.
Enjoy you basketball, we’ll do it again next week. Follow me on twitter @DLAGPrez