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Thursday / February 22.
  • Cincy’s Bishop Returns to Jersey for RU, SHU; Four Tennessee Players Arrested

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    Cincinnati has been on national television quite a bit already this college basketball season. And every time they are, the announcers never fail to say that Rashad Bishop is from Newark, N.J. — not Paterson.
     
    But the fact is that Bishop grew up in Paterson and still calls the “Silk City” home. After spending four years at Paterson Kennedy High School, he commuted to St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark for one season and ultimately graduated from there.
     
    “If I’m doing an interview I make sure I tell them,” Bishop said by phone. “When they tell me I’m from Newark I make sure I say I’m from Paterson. I ain’t from Newark.”
     
     
    **Four Tennessee players, including star Tyler Smith, were arrested on drug and weapons charges. Read about it here.
     
    “We take these matters very seriously,” Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl said in a statement released by UT. “We are still gathering information. Once the appropriate authorities have provided us with all of the facts, we will act accordingly.”
     
    **New SNY.tv contributor Mike Waters also has a feature on Wesley Johnson of Syracuse. 
     
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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

    • One of the 4 was a local, Brian Williams

    • Well now we know what the Harris family saw in Knoxville..LOL Solid choice ,great program ROFL

    • What is going on with Bruce?

      He has lost complete control.
      When one focuses on party-celebrations and Pitino appetiziers…..it is very easy to loose control of the BB program.
      Waiting to hear from the AD….

      Any news on Josh S.???

      Josh Selby…

      The week prior to the New Year….

      Kansas made a run at Josh Selby.
      With Kansas behind the recruitment of Knight.
      Self attempted a Jan. official visit on its BACK UP recruit- Josh Selby.

      But, there are no open dates for Kansas.
      And a potential date of Febr. may happen.
      The BACK UP official visit date was moved to Febr…

      With the news of the BACK UP visit date to Kansas…..

      Calicats has to also reschedule to March.
      Knight is believed to be ready to commit to UK.
      So, the postpone date is a BACK UP plan in the event things happen.

      Good moves by Mrs W. …Josh S. is no ones back up recruit.
      Right Self. Right Cali.
      .

      Lets the games begin.

      ps- Another smart move by Mrs W….. running as fast as you can from Brucie and his appetizier delights.

    • Jessie, just wondering if Gilbert Arenas learned how to tote guns in the locker room at Point Guard U aka Gansta U? This makes a fight between some some football & basketball players at a midwestern university seem like small potatoes. What a loser.

      FYI Selby has never been a backup plan for Self. The kid already visited Lawrence once (on his own dime) and don’t be surprised if he follows through with his planned Valentines Day visit to Allen (Iowa St vs. KU).

      Now I will concede that the Mildcats are desperate for a player (any player) of his caliber so maybe your little program has a shot–albeit a longshot.