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Thursday / November 21.
  • The recruitment of Mount Vernon (N.Y.) point guard Jabarie Hinds continues to be fluid.

    After initially trimming his list to Oklahoma State, West Virginia and UNLV, Oklahoma State is now out of the picture and Hinds will take an official to UConn.

    Although a specific date has not been set, Hinds, the No. 23 point guard in the Class of 2011, decided to visit UConn after a successful home visit Saturday.

    “They said they want me there now,” he said by text. “They like my style of play. They really think I can come in and help the team.”

    By ZACH SMART

    Special to ZAGSBLOG.COM

    Is Ian Baker his brothers’ keeper?

    Baker, a junior guard at Arlington Country Day school in Jacksonville, Fla., is certainly keeping the Baker name intact on the court.

    Seton Hall has recently offered Baker, a cerebral 6-foot-1 combination guard, a scholarship. Potential Division-I suitors such as West Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Kansas State have all expressed significant interest in Baker.

    The youngest in a Washington, D.C.-bred clan of brotherly ballers, Baker has come into his own and opened eyes. He’s no longer the little kid in the stands, witnessing his older brothers ply their trade on the hardwood.


    The Associated Press

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton said in January that the troubles within the Volunteers program must end.

    They haven’t — violations, arrests and a bar brawl have been among an embarrassing list of incidents.

    Now the NCAA is getting involved.

    The latest black eye for Tennessee came Friday when men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl acknowledged publicly that he gave misleading and incorrect information to the NCAA about possible violations during a 17-month investigation of his program.