Michigan State: Brown Tosses His Name in the Hat

by - Published April 25, 2006 in Newswire



Brown Tosses His Name in the Hat: Michigan State junior forward Shannon Brown has left school to enter the NBA Draft to determine his value this year. He does not plan to hire an agent, so he can return to school if he does not like his projected value. Right now, scouts peg Brown as a late first-round selection at best. He averaged 17.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per game last season for the Spartans. [4/25/06]

Texas: Leading Longhorn Leaves for NBA, Maybe

by - Published April 25, 2006 in Newswire



Leading Longhorn Leaves for NBA, Maybe: Texas junior forward P.J. Tucker has entered the NBA Draft without the services of an agent. He could return to school if his stock does not rise. He currently is a likely late first-round or second-round pick. Tucker probably would need a guarantee from a team in the first round to remain in the draft. He led the Longhorns last season with 16.1 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. But he is considered undersized for an NBA forward, and he does not have much of an outside game. [4/25/06]

Bradley: Braves’ Giant Declares

by - Published April 25, 2006 in Newswire



Braves’ Giant Declares: Bradley sophomore center Patrick O’Bryant has entered the NBA Draft but will not hire an agent. The 7-footer could return to school after averaging 13.4 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game last season. But his value will never be higher after Bradley stormed into the Sweet 16 with upsets of Kansas and Pittsburgh in the NCAA Tournament. O’Bryant was phenomenal in the Braves’ two tournament wins. He has a ton of defensive skill, but he needs to improve his offensive game to be a force at the professional level. [4/25/06]

Arizona: Early Entry Parade Continues

by - Published April 25, 2006 in Newswire



Early Entry Parade Continues: Another player with slim first-round hopes has entered the NBA Draft. Arizona freshman forward Marcus Williams will enter the draft without an agent, allowing a possible return to Tucson if he’s not happy with his projected value. Williams averaged 13.0 points and 4.7 rebounds per game last season for the Wildcats. [4/25/06]

SMU: Doherty Movin’ on Up

by - Published April 23, 2006 in Newswire



Doherty Movin’ on Up: Matt Doherty is quickly working his way back into the realm of major conference coaches. Florida Atlantic’s first year coach and the former North Carolina coach has accepted the Southern Methodist position. In one season with the Owls, Doherty led Florida Atlantic to a 15-13 record and finished near the top of the Atlantic Sun despite early season predictions that placed them near the bottom of the conference. He coached North Carolina for three up-and-down seasons, in which the Tar Heels reached No. 1 in the polls in 2001 and finished with an 8-20 record in 2002. Doherty replaces Jimmy Tubbs at SMU, which fired Tubbs after an NCAA investigation revealed several violations. [4/23/06]

Manhattan: Jaspers Grab Pitt Assistant

by - Published April 23, 2006 in Newswire



Jaspers Grab Pitt Assistant: Manhattan has chosen Pittsburgh assistant coach Barry Rohrssen to be the Jaspers’ next head coach. Rohrssen has worked at Pitt under Jamie Dixon and Ben Howland for the past seven seasons. He has helped make the Panthers one of the best programs in the Big East. Dixon and his staff have deep recruiting ties to the New York City area, and Rohrssen hails from Brooklyn. Those ties should benefit Manhattan, one of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s stronger programs. [4/23/06]

Connecticut: Williams Joins Gay and Boone

by - Published April 23, 2006 in Newswire



Williams Joins Gay and Boone: Wrapping up Connecticut’s off-season defections, junior point guard Marcus Williams announced that he will enter the NBA Draft. With teammates Rudy Gay and Josh Boone already in the draft, Williams joins the list of Huskies leaving school early in search of fame and fortune at the professional level. Willams has not signed with an agent yet, his father said, which means he could return to school if he does not like his draft outlook. But because Williams averaged 12.6 points and 8.6 assists per game this past season, he figures to be one of the more highly rated point guards in the draft. [4/23/06]

St. Bonaventure: Lane is No Goat

by - Published April 23, 2006 in Newswire



Lane is No Goat: Former St. Bonaventure athletic director Gothard Lane and school officials have settled a lawsuit in which Lane sued the university for damaging his reputation. Neither side disclosed the value of the settlement. It ends Lane’s chapter of the embarrassing St. Bonaventure scandal involving an ineligible transfer student. Lane said he warned school officials, including the former university president and coach, that Jamil Terrell did not meet NCAA requirements for JuCo transfers. The NCAA ruled Terrell ineligible toward the end of the 2003 season, and the school had to forfeit all wins in which he played. In response, the team refused to play its final games of the season, creating a national uproar. St. Bonaventure officials tried to make Lane a scapegoat in the incident, and he refused to let the school slander his name. [4/23/06]

Creighton: Creighton Gets Good News

by - Published April 23, 2006 in Newswire



Creighton Gets Good News: Creighton’s star guard, senior Nate Funk, will be available for another season. The Bluejays received word that the NCAA granted Funk a medical hardship after he played in only six games this past season. Funk was a contender for the Missouri Valley Conference player of the year two seasons ago. He averaged 17 points and 4.7 rebounds per game before suffering a shoulder injury in January. [4/23/06]

Arlington: Mavericks Promote Assistant [4/21/06]

by - Published April 22, 2006 in Newswire



Mavericks Promote Assistant: Texas – Arlington has found a replacement for former coach Eddie McCarter in the Mavericks’ stable. Assistant coach Scott Cross will become the next Mavericks head coach after school officials decided his eight years an assistant made him worthy of a shot at the main job. Cross has deep roots to Texas – Arlington as a former player. He was an outstanding point guard and student-athlete in school, and if his floor leadership skills translate to the bench, the Mavericks have a solid leader at the helm. [4/21/06]

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