Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Steve Lavin knows other schools and coaches are using his prostate cancer recovery as a tool in negative recruiting.
And he’s taking them on when he talks to recruits — like former Texas A&M and current Johnnies point guard Jamal Branch (who must sit until December per NCAA transfer regulations).
“I brought it up right out of the gate,” Lavin told reporters Wednesday night at MSG before the Johnnies manhandled West Virginia, 78-62, behind a combined 42 points from freshmen Moe Harkless and D’Angelo Harrison.
As reported earlier today on my Twitter, former NBA point guard Rafer “Skip to My Lou” Alston is attempting a comeback and could be in the NBA D-League by Friday.
“He has to get picked up and he gets cleared for the NBDL Friday at 1 p.m.,” a source close to Alston told SNY.tv.
Alston, 35, had been coaching at Humble (Texas) Christian Life Center, but is apparently attempting to return to the NBA. The former Queens Cardozo and streetball star last played with the Nets and Miami Heat during the 2009-10 season.