Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Ohio-Kentucky All Star Game

The Ohio-Kentucky high school basketball all star game will be held this Saturday at Thomas More College. This is a great event. The ladies play at 5:30 and the guys tip at 7:30 PM. Kenny Frease will be in the house and Chris Johnson from UD will be there. Last year I attended and it is great to see all the coaches there recruiting whoever has not committed yet. Dante' Jackson was the game MVP last year as he hit a three on a last second shot to win it. I also saw Clark Kellogg of CBS tournament fame there to watch his son Alex who eventually ended up in Providence. Clark has a son that is a sophomore in HS now who is dynamite. In any event I will be there and if you get a chance you should check it out. I would advise showing up for the girls' game because the gym will be packed.

Also keeping up with the coaching carousel it appears Bill Self has turned down OK State today and they are setting their sites on Billy Gillespie from UK. If UK were to lose their coach to OK State would they suddenly become 'mid major'? Just tossing it out there. Anyway I think that would be a move Billy should greatly consider. His success has been in that part of the country (A&M, UTEP) and the folks at OK State won't care too much about his reported jaded personality. I deal with a salesman who is a UK graduate and big supporter of the program and apparently BG has russled more than his players feathers according to him. UMASS' Travis Ford would be the hot candidate for that job. Their fan base also has him going to LSU so we'll see. Nice to be wanted I guess.

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