Archive for April 2010

Recruiting news for DePaul, Northwestern

DePaul was supposed to have three freshman recruits coming to campus next season. Walter Pitchford, Moses Morgan and Brandon Young were to be one of the few good legacies of the Jerry Wainwright era. Now it appears even that might’ve been a mirage. Word is that Pitchford is seeking his release from DePaul. Pitchford is... Read more »

Looking at Depth Ratio for Northwestern

Depth is important in college basketball, or at least that’s how the old adage goes. Teams can’t win if they’re not deep and have talented players coming off the bench. Yet the Northwestern Wildcats continue to challenge this maxim. It turns out Northwestern almost always has its best seasons when using the least depth –... Read more »

Is anyone ever happy in the Public League?

It seems like DePaul can’t ever do anything to please the Chicago Public League. The Blue Demons lose a bunch of games with Jerry Wainwright as head coach and the league abandons them. DePaul goes out and hires Oliver Purnell and the coaches revolt. Then Purnell hires assistants and the public league coaches take it... Read more »

NCAA Tournament going to 68!

Today the NCAA recommended that the Men’s Basketball Tournament expand to 68, not 96. This is a glorious day for all college basketball fans. Of course this expansion is still a bit unwieldy, but it’s way better than 96. Now, if they were to say… create four play-in games with bubble teams, would anyone complain?... Read more »

Benjy Taylor out as Chicago State head coach

Chicago State is now looking for a replacement for head coach Benjy Taylor. Benjy Taylor was one of the Chicago-area head coaches that I thought was definitely going to be around next season, but the Chicago State head man is apparently moving on. Chicago State released a press announcement tonight stating in full: Chicago State... Read more »

Mac Koshwal is going pro

By now you know that Mac Koshwal is going pro. The junior forward from DePaul is entering the NBA Draft instead of deciding to stick around and give it a go with new head coach Oliver Purnell. At first glance this decision seems quite a bit more prudent than Dar Tucker’s decision to jump to... Read more »

Brad Brownell, Alec Brown and Flavien Davis

Some reaction to recent news in college basketball as the coaching carousel continues to turn and recruiting gets ready to heat up. Brad Brownell is headed to Clemson: The DePaul coaching search has managed to impact UIC and Loyola as well. Wright State head coach Brad Brownell is going to become the newest head coach... Read more »

Paul Carter coming to Chicago

A very sad situation looks like it will bring a talented player back to Chicago. Minnesota’s Paul Carter is looking to transfer to a school in the Windy City to be closer to his 14-year-old sister Bria who is suffering from cancer. The Star-Tribune said that Carter is looking to transfer to one of the... Read more »

Loyola recruit Jon Gac and the Chicago High School Classic

Friday night brought a lot of graduating high school talent to Loyola’s Gentile Center for the Chicago High School Classic. Including one player, Mt. Carmel’s Jon Gac, who will be playing for the Ramblers next season. Gac was excited to play with so many talented players on the court he’ll play on next season. “It... Read more »

The Chicago High School Classic is tonight

If you want to see some of the future of college basketball I’d recommend you come to Gentile Center on Loyola (Ill.)’s campus tonight. There some of the top high school talent in the area is going to come together to play in the Chicago High School Classic. The doors open at 4:30 p.m., but... Read more »