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November 12th Pick and Rolls
by: Matt Schaefer
November 12, 2007
Kentucky celebrated Billy Gillispie’s 48th birthday with a loss to an Atlantic Sun team and becoming a national embarrassment. Meanwhile, so far Tubby Smith’s tenure in Minnesota is going well.

The Atlantic Sun also took down Pac 10 and Big East teams in the same week, putting their conference on the map in only the first week.

The Washington Post seems to be very high on NC State stating:

“There are two potential Final Four teams on Tobacco Road -- and that's not counting Duke. The most intriguing team in the state resides in Raleigh. North Carolina State captured imaginations in the ACC tournament last season, when it advanced to the title game as a No. 10 seed. But it also proved the effectiveness of Coach Sidney Lowe’s offense, a gorgeous mix of backdoor passes, crisp cuts and pinpoint shooting. Lowe added McDonald’s all-American J.J. Hickson to a front court that already included Ben McCauley and Brandon Costner.”

Corey Stokes, perhaps the least hyped of the McDonald's All Americans, feels Villanova head coach Jay Wright is very similar to St Benedict’s head coach Danny Hurley.

Lute Olson’s leave of absence doesn’t appear to be serious and it seems his assistant has quite a pedigree.

Many seem to have forgotten that Virginia won a share of the ACC title and that Sean Singletary is the best returning point guard in the country.

The Seattle Post Intelligencer has a love/hate relationship with Gonzaga.

It seems that the University of Illinois gave an intriguing academic scholarship to a student whose father accomplished quite a bit in the state professionally.

Harvard isn’t supposed to beat Stanford or even come close but Tommy Amaker's debut went even worse than expected.

Duke’s freshman class made quite an impression in their debut.

Michael Beasley had a record breaking weekend. Fox Sport’s Jeffrey Martin breaks down how Frank Martin became the head coach at Kansas State and how it might have had a lot to do with keeping Beasley on campus.

The Arizona Daily Star’s Patrick Finley breaks down the top 10 coaching changes.

Wake Forest honored Skip Prosser prior to their season opener.

A very interesting article on how Rick Pitino started his coaching career at University of Hawaii and how he has basketball’s version of the Bill Walsh coaching tree in football.

UCLA got off to an 18-2 start against Portland State and Kevin Love had an impressive debut.

All Big 12 forward Richard Roby had a career low one point and Jeff Bzdelik wasn’t surprised his Colorado team struggled offensively.

A freshman is on the cover of ESPN the Magazine’s college basketball preview issue.

Gonzaga saw the debut of one of their highest ranked recruits but suffered a big injury to their frontcourt.

A preseason All-American is looking at game tapes of Mark_Price for improvement.

Georgia Tech lost their first opener since 1993 to a Southern Conference team.

The Hoosiers have surrounded DJ White with several talented big men.

Rick Pitino feels the Big East will be great and Jim Calhoun thinks 11 of the 16 teams have a chance to make the NCAA tournament.

Fox Sport’s Jeff Goodman breaks down the freshman class and leaves a glaring omission from his 12 man freshman team, Villanova’s Corey Fisher.
 


Feedback for this article may be sent to schaefer25@gmail.com .

 

Sidney Lowe
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Birthday: 01/21/1960
54 Years Old
Teams:
High School: DeMatha Catholic
Previous Team: , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #1 in 1983 Draft
by the Bulls
Positions:
Current: G,
NBA: G,
Possible: G
Quick Stats:
2.3 Pts, 2.0 Rebs, 4.2 Asts


J.J. Hickson
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 242 lbs.
Birthday: 09/04/1988
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Wheeler
Previous Team: N.C. State , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #19 in 2008 Draft
by the Cavaliers
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
11.1 Pts, 6.0 Rebs, 1.1 Asts


Brandon Costner
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Physicals
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Birthday: 07/21/1987
27 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Seton Hall Prep
Previous Team: N.C. State , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
15.2 Pts, 6.2 Rebs, 2.2 Asts


Corey Stokes
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Physicals
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 225 lbs.
Birthday: 04/24/1988
26 Years Old
Teams:
High School: St. Benedict Prep
Previous Team: Villanova , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
2.0 Pts, 3.0 Rebs, 0.0 Asts


Sean Singletary
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 184 lbs.
Birthday: 09/06/1985
28 Years Old
Teams:
High School: William Penn Charter
Previous Team: Vitoria , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #12 in 2008 Draft
by the Kings
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
10.4 Pts, 3.3 Rebs, 4.1 Asts


Michael Beasley
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 239 lbs.
Birthday: 01/09/1989
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Notre Dame Prep
Previous Team: Kansas State , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #2 in 2008 Draft
by the Heat
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: SF/PF
Quick Stats:
7.9 Pts, 3.1 Rebs, 0.7 Asts


Kevin Love
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 255 lbs.
Birthday: 09/07/1988
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Lake Oswego
Previous Team: UCLA , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #5 in 2008 Draft
by the Grizzlies
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF/C
Quick Stats:
17.0 Pts, 7.9 Rebs, 2.1 Asts


Richard Roby
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 203 lbs.
Birthday: 09/30/1985
28 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Lawrence Academy
Previous Team: Colorado , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
16.4 Pts, 4.8 Rebs, 0.6 Asts


Corey Fisher
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 201 lbs.
Birthday: 04/08/1988
26 Years Old
Teams:
High School: St. Patrick
Previous Team: Villanova , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG/SG
Quick Stats:
17.0 Pts, 3.0 Rebs, 3.4 Asts


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