Archive: July, 2010
La Salle yesterday released its non-conference schedule and announced that two sophomore guards have decided to transfer.
Parrish Grant and T.T. Carey have been granted releases to transfer, the school said.
“Parrish and T.T. played a significant role on our team last year,” coach John Giannini said in a statement. “I appreciate their efforts and support them.”
Saint Joseph's men's basketball opponents have been announced for the 2010-11 season, with a schedule that includes 12 games at the Hagan Arena and games against 15 teams that participated in postseason tournaments last year.
The Hawks will open the season against Western Kentucky at Hagan Arena, followed by a road game at Penn State.
Saint Joseph's will participate in the Philly Hoop Group Classic this season for three games. The Hawks will host Norfolk State at Hagan Arena, travel to Fairfield and face Rutgers at The Palestra in the tournament.
Scottie Reynolds' hopes of catching on with the Phoenix Suns as the third point guard are on hold.
Reynolds, who went undrafted, is in Las Vegas for the NBA Summer League but has not played because of an Achilles' injury suffered in training with Kyle Lowry, another former Villanova star.
"Even though it hurts right now I know it will all work out in the long run," Reynolds told the Arizona Republic. "I feel like there is a big opportunity for me and that is another reason I don't want to mess anything up for eight months. It's killing me. Slow death."
Temple’s Lavoy Allen, Syracuse’s Scoop Jardine and Kansas’ Marcus Morris—all with ties to Philadelphia—have been named to a 20-man USA men’s select basketball team that will train against the National Team July 19-24 in Las Vegas.
Villanova’s Jay Wright and Washington’s Lorenzo Romar will serve as co-head coaches.
- Phil Jasner
Villanova basketball coach Jay Wright has done rather well for himself and the program by recruiting in the New York/northern New Jersey area. According to the so-called experts, he has done so again. On Saturday, 6-3 senior point guard Tyrone Johnson, from Plainfield (N.J.) High, announced that he has given a verbal commitment to play for the Wildcats beginning in the 2011-12 season. Also a highly regarded quarterback, he had apparently narrowed his choices down to the Main Line, Georgetown and Rutgers. He is considered a top prospect, as are just about all the players Wright gets these days. Wright cannot comment until Johnson officially signs a national letter of intent, which can't happen until November. Johnson is the third player to commit to Villanova for that class. He joins Achraf Yacoubou, a 6-4 shooting guard from Long Island (N.Y.) Lutheran, and South Jersey's Markus Kennedy, a 6-9 center who was supposed to play for the Wildcats next season before deciding to spend a second prep year at The Winchedon (Mass) School.