If there was any doubt as to the value of a point guard, look no further than Boston University and floor leader D.J. Irving. There are a few reasons the Terriers have now won five games in a row and is tied with Stony Brook (who they beat last Saturday) atop the America East Conference, but Irving’s return to health following a concussion last month is chief among them. That was readily apparent to one opposing coach, who thinks he’s the Terriers’ best player.
“I think they’re at their best when the ball is in his hands and getting guys shots,” said Albany head coach Will Brown.
Michael Gbinije seemingly fulfilled the potential many thought he had, though he traveled a circuitous route to get there. Will it end up in the NBA Draft, or will he have to fight harder to make a roster?
The last Saturday of exclusively regular season play seemed to follow the script of many others. We look at notes from many of the day’s games of consequence.
College Basketball Books
Everybody Needs a Head Coach
Former college basketball coach Mike Jarvis has a new book out, Everybody Needs a Head Coach.
"As you read this book, I hope that Coach Jarvis' experiences inspire you to find your purpose in life." -Patrick Ewing, NBA Hall of Fame center
"Mike Jarvis' is one of my special friends. I am so pleased that he has taken the time to write this fabulous book." -Mike Krzyzewski, Five-time NCAA championship head coach, Duke Blue Devils
"In reading this book, I can see that Mike hasn't lost his edge or his purpose. Readers should take a look at what he has to say." -Jim Calhoun, Three-time NCAA champion, UConn Men's basketball
Review on Hoopville coming soon!
Coaching Changes and NBA Draft Early Entrants
The coaching carousel is moving. Keep track of the latest coaching changes right here on Hoopville.
Also, keep track of players who have declared early for the NBA Draft.
College Basketball Tonight
We hope you enjoyed COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT during the 2016 NCAA Tournament. COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT is a comprehensive look at the NCAA Tournament hosted by veteran college basketball broadcaster Ted Sarandis, along with co-hosts Mike Jarvis and Terry O'Connor, both former Division I coaches. It also included many great guests, including Hoopville's own Phil Kasiecki.