And while the NBA is trying how to figure out how to get the playoffs in to get some of that sweet TV money, former NY Knick superstar Patrick Ewing is hospitalized for CV.
Vince Carter retires. 22 years is a long time in the NBA.
Eddie Sutton passed away at 84. Over 800 wins, first to take four different schools to NCAA tournament, and a couple to Final Four. On the downside cheating scandal at Kentucky and DUI at Oklahoma State. Another mistake when leaving Arkansas for Kentucky he said he would crawl on his knees all the way to Lexington for that job. Needless to say that did not sit well with Razorback fans. Another man who could definitely couch, but had some other serious flaws.
In college one of my friends went to Pine Bluff to see his UofA beat #1 ranked NC with Jordan (wish I had of gone too).
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I think one of the most incredible stats about Izzo and MSU is that over his 25 years at MSU all of his recruiting classes (assuming they stayed 4 years) except 1 played in the Final 4.
I havent had much interest in sports since the pandemic hit; college basketball is my favorite so I wonder if that will change. I still don't think college kids should be playing in a pandemic but no one listens to me.
I've had season tickets at KSU for the last 7 years but that streak ends this year. They're not selling them. They're letting the players families attend, and plan on selling about 50 tickets per game. Which is 50 more than Duke is selling. I'm not a Duke fan, but I love the enthusiasm their students have at the games. I wasn't planning on attending any games this year anyway because of the pandemic.
KSU has some promising new players this year and should improve over last years 1-28 record. The first ranking site had them at 345 out 357 D1 schools (which is an improvement over last years final rating).
NBA draft is next Wednesday, Nov 18.
The potential Spartan draftees are Cassius Winston and Xavier Tillman, Sr.
X is projected to go in the first round but out of the lottery.
Yesterday was National Signing Day and the Spartans class is ranked #6 nationally: Jaden Reed, Max Christie and Pierre Brooks. Jaden is on a team with the #1 player in the country who is a junior and they play tonight at 8:30 on the Duece. I'll be watching. (oh, and the #1 player, Emoni Bates, is committed to the Spartans, but there's no guarantee he will ever play for us as the NBA is going back to letting HSers jump straight into the NBA starting in 2022. Peeps are hoping he reclassifies to 2021 so he gets one year of college ball.)