Friday, April 10, 2009

Portsmouth Invitational/Coach Rumors

I just wanted to speak on BJ Raymond's outstanding performance last night at the Portsmouth Invitational. His team won and will play again tonight at 9 PM. If they win that game they will be in the championship tomorrow at 8 PM. Portsmouth has long been a camp for senior college players serious about a pro career in basketball. Usually the players that do well here are invited to NBA camps in Orlando and Chicago at the Moody Bible Institute. Mostly scouts from foreign teams occupy the stands. BJ made an impression with 19 points off of 4-5 from three point range in 31 minutes off the bench. I hope he follows up with another strong performance tonight. Raymond has a good chance to make good money playing a game he loves.

Also I wanted to speak quickly on the coaching rumors. Darrin Horn is saying he is not interested and no contact was made. IF I was a South Carolina basketball fan I would be more worried now than ever. That statement of 'no contact, no interest' is usually a harbringer that something is indeed going on. Another name that keeps surfacing that is intriguing to me is Jim Christian from TCU. Also xavierhoops has several interesting names being chatted about including Ron Everhart from Duquesne and Chris Collins at Duke. Hot rumor is Coack K called pumping Chris up. If we are going with an assistant coach the only choice there in my mind is Chris Mack.

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