Thursday, April 30, 2009

Gibson and early entry

NMSU senior to be guard Jonathan Gibson is on the list of early entries for the NBA draft. Here is Teddy's story on it and following is the list, which includes a few WAC guys. Aggie OO7 is correct on a previous post that Gibson has nothing to lose by getting an evaluation. Marcelus Kemp did it before his senior year. I think there are a couple other guys on the Aggies who maybe have a better chance down the line, but it will be good for him to get some feedback

Darion Anderson, sophomore, G, Northern Illinois.
Ryan Anderson, junior, G, Nebraska
Dominique Archie, junior, F, South Carolina
DeJuan Blair, sophomore, F, Pittsburgh
Derrick Brown, junior, F, Xavier
Chase Budinger, junior, F, Arizona
Nick Calathes, sophomore, G, Florida
Earl Clark, junior, F, Louisville
Dwayne Collins, junior, F, Miami
Kareem Cooper, junior, C, Texas-El Paso
Kenneth Cooper, junior, F, Louisiana Tech
Brandon Costner, junior, F, N.C. State
Stephen Curry, junior, G, Davidson
Bryan Davis, junior, F, Texas A&M
Austin Daye, sophomore, F, Gonzaga
DeMar DeRozan , freshman, F, Southern Cal
Eric Devendorf, junior, G, Syracuse
Devan Downey, junior, G, South Carolina
Osiris Eldridge, junior, G, Illinois State
Wayne Ellington, junior, G, North Carolina
Chinemelu Elonu, junior, F, Texas A&M
Tyreke Evans, freshman, G, Memphis
Gary Flowers, sophomore, F, Chipola, (Fla.), JC
Jonny Flynn, sophomore, G, Syracuse
Jonathan Gibson, junior, G, New Mexico St.
Kyle Gibson, junior, F, Louisiana Tech
Taj Gibson, junior, F, Southern Cal
Blake Griffin, sophomore, F, Oklahoma
D'mond Grismore, junior, F, Huston-Tillotson (Texas),
Rogér Guignard, junior, G, Texas-Arlington
Daniel Hackett, junior, G, Southern Cal
Luke Harangody, junior, F, Notre Dame
James Harden, sophomore, G, Arizona State
Kevin Harris, sphomore, G, NW Mississippi CC
Paul Harris, junior, F, Syracuse
Gerald Henderson, junior, G-F, Duke
Jordan Hill, junior, F, Arizona
Jrue Holiday, freshman, G, UCLA
Damion James, junior, G-F, Texas
James Johnson, sophomore, F, Wake Forest
Mac Koshwal, sphomore, F, DePaul
Gani Lawal, sophomore, F, Georgia Tech
Ty Lawson, junior, G, North Carolina
James Lewis, junior, G, Fresno Pacific
Darnell Lindsay, junior, G, Tennessee Tech
Dior Lowhorn, junior, F, San Francisco
Ater Majok, freshman, F, Connecticut
Jodie Meeks, junior, G, Kentucky
Pat Mills, sophomore, G, St. Mary's, Calif.
Tasmin Mitchell, junior, F, LSU
B.J. Mullens, freshman, C, Ohio State
Ronald Ogoke, junior, C Paul Quinn (Texas),
Patrick Patterson, sophomore, F, Kentucky
Scottie Reynolds, junior, G, Villanova
D.J. Rivera, junior, G, Binghamton
Terrence Roderick, sophomre, F, Ala.-Birmingham
Magnum Rolle, junior, F, Louisiana Tech
Junior Salters, junior, G, Wofford
Donald Sloan, junior, G, Texas A&M
Tyler Smith, junior, F, Tennessee
DaJuan Summers, junior, F, Georgetown
Shawn Taggart, junior, F, Memphis
Jonathan Tavernari, junior, F, BYU
Jeff Teague, sophomore, G, Wake Forest
Hasheem Thabeet, junior, C, Connecticut
Malcolm Thomas, sophomore, F, San Diego City
Dar Tucker, sophomre, G, DePaul
Jarvis Varnado, junior, F, Mississippi State
Greivis Vasquez, junior, G, Maryland
Martez Walker, freshman, F, Riverside CC (Calif.),
Michael Washington, junior, F, Arkansas
Jeremy Wise, junior, G, Southern Miss
Nic Wise, junior, G, Arizona

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Does this sound familiar?

On a previous post, someone asked me what I thought about the situation at Nevada. I think it sounds a lot like the Herb Pope situation last offseason at NMSU. And then I read this Q and A on Parsing the WAC and it made me think back to when I spoke with Herb. The only difference I would say is the two players are vastly different. Herb was a program changing player who was granted his release. Cooke is a role player so I don't understand the difficulty unless there are APR concerns in Reno. Speaking of APR, it's going to be released on May 6. It will be interesting to see if the men's basketball team gets its scholarship back as Boston had hoped.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Nevada freshman booted

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada basketball coach David Carter has dismissed freshman forward Ahyaro Phillips from the team after he was arrested this week for alleged possession of a dangerous weapon on school property.
It marks the second time Phillips has been arrested in less than a year. He was suspended for several weeks at the start of the season in October when he and two other Wolf Pack players were charged with shoplifting at a sporting goods store in Sparks.
Carter said in a statement Friday the 6-foot-8 forward from New Orleans was given a second chance to follow team rules but unfortunately failed.
Phillips averaged about 2 points and 2.7 rebounds per game while averaging playing 9 minutes a game this past season.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Signing period

The regular signing period begins on Wednesday and runs through May 20. Don't expect anything soon. I talked to Coach Menzies on Tuesday. I get the feeling that the center and power forward are shoe ins, but he said he is going to take his time with the third scholly, most likely a guard but as he said before, they could hold it or give it to Tyrone Watson. Stay tuned

Friday, April 10, 2009

Oakland guard

Here is a story that I wrote on Bay Area guard Justin Standley, who does not have an offer from NMSU but is certainly high on the Aggies' radar but he's part of a class that seems to be more about developing some depth and role players than bringing in guys that will come in and play big minutes.

Thanks to my main man Kevin McCarthy, here are a couple links on Standley and this one.

As for the schedule, what do you think about the non-conference schedule. I think the students should be happy that the rivalry games come when students are in school.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sorry, but read this

I apologize for the lack of posts, but each time I thought perhaps the Aggies were interested in someone, that player committed. The two occasions recently were Michael Williams from Taft in L.A. and the other was Shannon Sharpe, another combo guard from Centennial High in L.A. Sharpe graduated last year and went to Laurinberg Prep but never played there and he committed to Colorado last week.

The Aggies have three scholarships to give, according to Coach Menzies. The Aggies have offers out to a center and power forward (if you remember a certain big man from Africa) and one out to a combo guard and there is also another guard the Aggies are interested in from the west coast.

This of course means that Terrance Joyner was issued his release, which shouldn't come as a surprise but the story will be online later this evening and I'll put a link up. Also included in that story will be a note concerning Assistant to the Head Coach John McMullen, who will be mulling over retirement this summer. Menzies said if McMullen does leave, he will not be replaced.