This is the first PantherU Catch-and-Shoot, which will come out every two days and is a gathering of links, on which we in the information age love to click, about the programs in the Horizon League.
– Potential Milwaukee recruit Shaq Boga continues to shine on the AAU circuit, dishing out enough dimes for 3rd place in assists at the prestigious Peach Jam Tournament.
– Lindsey Willhite from the Chicago Daily-Herald had more information and commentary on Jimmy Collins’ departure.
– Shannon Ryan from the Chicago Tribune says that Collins plans on “relaxing for awhile”.
– Wright State picked up its second commitment for the 2011 class, 6’5” shooting guard Kendall Griffin from Avon, Indiana. Julius Mays, the N.C. State transfer, was the first. Griffin cited close proximity to home and WSU’s Setzer Pavilion as reasons he picked the Raiders. Aside from coach Donlon, of course.
– RaiderFanatic from the WSU Proboard found this video of Griffin canning a three. Don’t get your hopes up to really break down his shooting stroke, the footage is shorter than William Henry Harrison’s presidential term.
– As you can probably tell, Paul Jesperson did not commit to the Panthers last night. The Merrill star will ply his trade at UVA.
– Paul Oren of the NWI Times was there as Valpo resumed practice. They’ll be headed to Cancun for their international trip. No word on whether or not coach Drew will appear in the new Girls Gone Wild video.
– Butler has added Mississippi Valley State to its non-conference home slate. MVSU, like the other non-conference home games, will be a Saturday afternoon game. Like days at Wrigley, I think the Saturday afternoon game at Butler is becoming a staple of the Horizon League. I’ve gone to several of those games myself, and there’s nothing quite like it.
– Speaking of Butler, they offered Georgian Malcolm Brogdon following the Peach Jam. Dave Woods at the Indy Star thinks he “sounds like a Ronald Nored who is a scorer.” All right, Dave, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
I don’t believe that C&S will be a daily thing, because frankly, other media tend to not come out with info daily on Horizon League schools. For instance, the Green Bay Press-Gazette has nothing on the Phoenix since July 2nd, although that could be because Rob Demovsky is on vacation.
Filed under: Horizon League, Recruiting, UIC, Wright State Tagged: | Billy Donlon, Butler, Homer Drew, Jimmy Collins, Kendall Griffin, Malcolm Brogdon, Mississippi Valley State, Paul Jesperson, Shaq Boga, UIC, Valparaiso, Wright State