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Now We're Talkin'!
Now We're Talkin'!
Published by Swampy Meadows
04-24-2012
Now We're Talkin'!

BEVERLY HILLS (MI) -- Welcome to Coach Archie Miller’s newest Flyer recruit, Khari Price of Salmen (LA) HS. Khari is only the second player in Flyer hoops history to come from the state of Louisiana and best of all, he’s a PG!

Scout.com’s Brian Snow gives us the rare freebie profile on Price, so click it while it’s hot!

http://scouthoops.scout.com/2/1180581.html

Khari’s commitment leaves Archie and staff with two scholarships left to give for the Class of 2012.

Among those in the running for the remaining slots are:

-- Former Ohio U commit Caris LeVert, who has absolutely blown up since obtaining his release from the Bobcats. Here are some LeVert links:

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stor...south-win.html

http://www.umhoops.com/2012/04/24/mi...-caris-levert/

-- Former Louisville commit Ryan Taylor:

http://blogs.courier-journal.com/jod...t-his-options/

http://www.flyernews.com/articles/vo...medium=twitter

-- OSU transfer Jordan Sibert:

http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcspor...jordan-sibert/

-- Chicago native Jerron Wilbut:

http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/sp...d-1359253.html

Sign with Archie now and avoid the rush, fellas!

-- In case you missed it, (or in case you happen to be Khari Price and want to bone up on UD hoops lore) here are “The Greatest Moments in Flyer Basketball History”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RglG...layer_embedded

-- It’s never too early to start thinking about the Class of 2013 recruits. Here is some video of Detroit Consortium’s Vincent Hunter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGfmF...ature=youtu.be

-- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says things have changed for freshman basketball players since he enrolled at UCLA in 1965:

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-bask...etball-players

-- These newly released NCAA eligibility requirements won’t take effect until 2015, so none of the guys listed above have to worry about them (now with PowerPoint slideshow goodness):

http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_..._Standards.pdf

-- The Basketball Prospectus analyzes “The Stevens Effect” by charting the average age of first-time Division I coaching hires in each of the last 21 years. This theory certainly came into play with Archie’s hiring:

http://basketballprospectus.com/arti...articleid=1824

-- Stat Sheet looks at this trend from a different angle -- by tracking the average age of college head coaches over the last 12 seasons:

http://statsheet.com/mcb/coaches/report_avg_age

-- UD’s Chris Johnson checked in at #10 on the list of “The Top 10 NBA Prospects at the Portsmouth Invitational”:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-b...b_1432768.html

-- The Atlantic 10 is serious about its status in college hoops, so says RushtheCourt.com:

http://rushthecourt.net/2012/04/23/a...ball-presence/

--UConn isn’t the only NCAA hoops team that has been ruled ineligible for the 2013 NCAA Championship due to a low APR -- so have the Toledo Rockets:

http://www.toledoblade.com/UT/2012/0...ball-team.html

-- Andy Katz says that the Jarrod Uthoff transfer ordeal at Wisconsin has caused college coaches to formalize their transfer policies:

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-bask...ansfer-process

Bo Ryan’s defense was that he’s only had one kid transfer from Wiscy in 10 years. Former Flyer Mickey Perry says hello, Coach.

-- Magic Johnson was in the Dayton area this week and Tom Archdeacon of The DDN caught up with him:

http://www.daytondailynews.com/dayto...cxtype=feedbot

Here is Arch’s blog post that has some more quotes from Magic, including a great story on how his dad negotiated his first contract for him with the Lakers:

http://www.daytondailynews.com/blogs...cxtype=feedbot

That’s it “From the Swamp.”
You can email me at: swampy@udpride.com
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