The Friar Daily 8.23.12

dave@friarblog —  August 23rd, 2012 11:35 PM —  Comments
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All the notable news, links, tweets, pictures, and video in and around Friartown and college basketball all in one digestible, tasty place.

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Is this part of being a season ticket holder or something? I want Cooley holding up my name!


linkCollegeBasketballTalk: 2013 point guard Shane Rector heading to South Kent for senior season

We already know about Josh Brown possibly picking the Friars on Monday. Here is another 2013 guard who holds offers from PC, Dayton, Hofstra, and Massachusetts.

H/T @FriarFrenzy

One of the better point guards in the 2013 class is on the move, as Shane Rector (Bronx, NY) is transferring from St. Raymond’s High to South Kent (CT) for his senior campaign.

The news was first reported by Adam Zagoria of and Rector will be joined in that back court by 2013 shooting guard Kamall Richards, who played at St. Benedict’s Prep last season.

Rector played this spring and summer for Playaz Basketball Club (New Jersey), averaging 16.7 points and shooting 46% from beyond the arc in games leading up to the EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam.

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Mark your calendars. This one is at BC this year.

linkCBS NY: Rothstein Files: 10 Least Appreciated Players In College Basketball

I kinda thought LaDontae Henton had an outside chance to make this list, but oh well. He’s even under the radar, for being under the radar. Two other BIG EAST players were on it though: Jaquon Parker of Cincinnati and Junior Cadougan of Marquette.


THE SKINNY: There’s not enough room in this space to describe how much Parker means to the Bearcats. Pound for pound the toughest player in college basketball, the 6-3 guard regularly played out of position at power forward last season and 15 times had six or more rebounds in a game. As a senior, Mick Cronin will rotate Parker at both the 3 and 4 with the hope that Cincinnati wins an NCAA Tournament game for the third time in three seasons.

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