Quick Nuggetology…

Some recent news that may or may not have hit your radar screen, complete with CAA: LAMM comments that have definitely not hit your radar screen:

Hofstra’s Antoine Agudio and Charles Jenkins were honored by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. Agudio earned first team honors while Jenkins was the rookie of the year. Comment: This is basically an All New York team. Also, Jenkins is a better player now than Agudio was as a freshman. But Agudio worked his buttocks off between his freshman adn sophomore years.

Marist’s leading scorer, Jay Gavin, is transferring to VCU. Gavin will be eligible for the 2009-10 season and will be a sophomore (basketball-wise). Comment: Gavin’s old coach calls him a scorer and hard worker. That fits Anthony Grant’s needs from a player and person perspective. Shuler is gone this year and Maynor next, and one college hoops differentiator is having a kid that can just plain score. VCU was after Gavin fairly hard when the player was in high school.

They are talking about Blaine Taylor replacing Trent Johnson at Stanford. Comment: This is very, very interesting. Why? Because most of the time these things are 98% writer-speculated stories. (Who can I make a logical case for? Good, I’ll write about that guy.) I know this for a fact: 75% of the time a coach’s name is discussed about a new job no chatting ever takes place between the coach and the school.  That said, the interesting part is that there is a reason a Stanford Clause exists in Taylor’s contract at ODU.

Georgia State has a presser today to announce they will begin playing football in 2010. Comment: With ODU cranking up the slobberknockers in 2009, suddenly the CAA has all kinds of options for both football and basketball when realignment shows its head again. And good for Georgia State.

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~ by mglitos on April 17, 2008.

3 Responses to “Quick Nuggetology…”

  1. I think you’re forgetting how good a player Agudio was as a Freshman. Keep in mind Hofstra wasn’t nearly as horrible then as they were last year also – fewer opportunities for a talented newcomer to get his shots back then.

  2. Time for Mason football? I’d rather have men’s lacrosse…

  3. http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/sports.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2008-04-23-0084.html

    Maynor made the right choice. Plus, it’s good for the CAA. I look forward to booing him next year.

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