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Friday News and Notes

Highlighting the news in college basketball and around the NBA draft

Jarrett Culver officially entered the draft, and has every intention of staying in. His stock is as high as it is going to be, with Culver seen as a top ten lock having the possibility to go in the top five. A strong perimeter defender and driver of the basketball, his shot will need some work but the sophomore has plenty of potential to go with the already polished aspects of his game.

Southern Mississippi hired Jay Ladner to take over the , coaching duties at his alma mater. In five seasons leading Southeastern Lousiana his record was 76-88 after being handed a team that went 9-23 in his first year. Before heading to the college ranks, Ladner had a 511-189 record at the high school level.

Kansas filed an appeal to the suspension of center Silvio De Sousa. The sophomore is currently serving a two year suspension because he guardian allegedly took money from a university booster and agent. If the appeal is successful it would be big for Kansas who is expected to lose multiple players, however the suspension is upheld expect him to head to the professional ranks.

Texas Tech’s Khavon Moore has entered the transfer portal, announcing his intention to leave Lubbock. Coming out of high school, Moore was a 4 star recruit who broke his leg during his senior season. He played only 2 minutes this season, and Tech was expected to seek a medical redshirt for the missed year.

Mike Anderson has emerged as the front runner for the St. John’s job, and has reportedly finalized a deal to head to New York. Anderson has been at UAB, Missouri, and Arkansas with a career record of 369-200 while the Razorbacks with 16-18 last season leading to his departure. The fast paced style that he prefers to run should fit well recruiting in the tri-state area but the job comes with high expectations that no coach has been able to live up to in their recent history.

 

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