Anfernee Simons is a top-10 recruit in the class of 2018, but he is actually taking a year in a post-graduate program at IMG Academy. Now, he’s being declared eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft since he will technically be a year removed from high school and will be 19 years old by the time June comes around. Continue reading “After backing out of Louisville commitment, five-star PG Anfernee Simons could make shocking decision”
Louisville fills out new staff with former Duke guard
Louisville officially fired Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich “with just cause” this past week. That means interim head basketball coach David Padgett had to fill out his new staff and he plucked a coach who played for a new ACC rival. Continue reading “Louisville fills out new staff with former Duke guard”
Ex-Louisville coach Pitino files lawsuit against Adidas
Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino filed a lawsuit against Adidas on Tuesday, one day after the apparel company terminated its personal services contract with him. Pitino was officially fired by Louisville on Monday in the wake of an FBI investigation into fraud and corruption in college basketball. Continue reading “Ex-Louisville coach Pitino files lawsuit against Adidas”
Louisville fires Pitino ‘with just cause’ amid investigation
The University of Louisville’s athletic board voted unanimously Monday to fire Rick Pitino as men’s basketball head coach in the wake of an FBI investigation into fraud and corruption in college basketball Continue reading “Louisville fires Pitino ‘with just cause’ amid investigation”
Louisville places two assistants on leave
PRESS BOX: Louisville places two assistants on leave
Louisville placed two assistant coaches on leave Friday amid the FBI probe into corruption in college basketball as the university continued its investigation into NCAA violations involving paying a recruit. The suspensions leave the program with only acting head coach David Padgett to lead the Cardinals as practice for the 2017-18 season begins. The university announced… Continue reading “Louisville places two assistants on leave”
Report: Pitino received 98 percent of Louisville’s Adidas money
Suspended Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino received 98 percent of the money from the university’s current contract with Adidas, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Thursday. According to the newspaper, Pitino got $1.5 million of the money as part of his personal services agreement with the shoe and apparel firm, with the school getting only $25,000. The prior… Continue reading “Report: Pitino received 98 percent of Louisville’s Adidas money”
Louisville initiates action to fire Pitino with cause
The University of Louisville Athletic Association voted unanimously on Monday to initiate the process of dismissing head basketball coach Rick Pitino for cause. Pitino reportedly stands to lose $44 million remaining on his existing contract, per Yahoo Sports, if fired with cause. According to his contract, Pitino must be given 10 days’ notice before any firing… Continue reading “Louisville initiates action to fire Pitino with cause”
7 Questions With…Greg McClinton
By Marcus Shockley
Greg McClinton (SF, 6’6″, 2013) is an AAU teammate of Rodney Purvis and a great prospect from North Carolina. Greg has length and a ballhandling ability that will allow him to play the 3 in college and probably a lot of the 2. He’s a big time athlete with a good head on his shoulders, a quick first step and an ability to get above the rim. But all of that doesn’t tell you one of the most important things: He plays under control, keeps his emotions in check and just wants to help his team win. He doesn’t jaw at the officials or other players or showboat, which makes his explosiveness that much more impressive. It’s hard, as a fan of the game, not to like McClinton’s approach, and it’s not a surprise that he admires Harrison Barnes’ reputed work ethic.
He can defend multiple positions and moves very well laterally. If he can improve his consistency on his outside shooting, he’s going to really be difficult to guard and has the talent and potential to play beyond the college game.
Here’s our 7 Questions with Greg.
1. The first question (it always is): Which schools are you considering,
what offers have you received or what colleges have been communicating with you?
2. What visits have you taken or plan to take?
I have visited
I plan on visiting Miami sometime next year when I have the time.
3. What are the parts of your game that you feel are the strongest?
I feel that I do the little things. I can rebound, I have a nice pull up mid-range, I can get to the basket, and I think I’m a good defender. I have a good basketball IQ.
4. Are any coaches giving you feedback on your game, and if so,
what are they telling you they want to see?
They want me to play harder and be more consistent. They also want me to improve my shooting ability from deep.
5. What are the parts of your game you are currently working on?
I’m doing a lot of shooting and ball handling, and working on being a better finisher around the basket.
6. Can you name a current or past player or a coach (at any level)
that you may admire and why you admire them?
Harrison Barnes. I really like his game. I hear from people all the time that he has a great work ethic. I think he’s going to be a great player one day.
7. If you could tell people one thing about you that you wish
they knew, what would it be?
That I’m a good kid and I’m just trying to get better and be the best I can be.
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