Vote for DJ Kennedy as the best wing in the FIBA Europe competition. Kennedy averaged 14 points /8 rebounds /4 assists for Russian squad Yenisey Krasnoyarsk, who finished fourth in the Euro Cup. The squad is based in Siberia, but traveled to Europe for competition.
Who do you think was the best performing small forward of the 2015/16 #FIBAEuropeCup season?— FIBA Europe Cup (@FIBAEuropeCup) May 19, 2016
Anthony Livingston, who was a grad transfer target of St. John's before the interest between the two schools cooled for some reason, has signed on to play his final year at Texas Tech and Chris Beard.
Arkansas State transfer Anthony Livingston has committed to Texas Tech, source told @CBSSports. Immediately eligible.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 19, 2016
California has signed a guard who is very familiar to St. John's redshirted freshman Marcus Lovett. Charlie Moore, a 5'11" guard from Chicago, committed to the Cal Golden Bears late after decommitting from Memphis after Josh Pastner's departure to Georgia Tech. Moore, a similarly aggressive penetrator to LoVett, was Mr. Basketball in Illinois in 2016. With the departure of Jaylen Brown, Moore should see time and have a chance to pass to an NBA-level center in Ivan Rabb next season.
Meanwhile, former Ohio State guard Austin Grandstaff, who transferred to Oklahoma in the middle of his freshman season, is leaving Oklahoma before playing a single game.
Hat-tip to VU Hoops for the intel - Villanova assistant Baker Dunleavy will interview for the Delaware Blue Hens basketball job. Delaware fired head coach Monte Ross about two months ago while not having an Athletic Director, and has proceeded to hemorrhage players over those months. The Blue Hens have four scholarship players left for next season.
Other coaches named as targets include Albany's Will Brown, Robert Morris coach Andy Toole, Miami assistant Chris Caputo, Notre Dame assistant Martin Inglesby, Xavier assistant Mike Pegues, Washington assistant Raphael Chillious and Duke assistant Jon Scheyer.
And for some reason, Delaware's president has some very high-minded ideas of where the program, located less than an hour from Philadelphia, should aim to be:
Incoming Delaware president Dennis Assanis also had some basketball-related remarks during Rawak’s introductory event that caught people's attention.
“I see the basketball program as a wonderful opportunity for the University of Delaware,” Assanis said. “I can see this as being one of the jewels of our athletics crown.
“There’s no reason why in four years we couldn’t be beating teams like Villanova,” he added.
Ok, friend. Dream big.
The men's basketball rules committee has proposed that coaches be able to call timeouts while their team is inbounding the ball - i.e., to ward off those pesky five second inbounding disasters. Currently, players have to call the time outs, as opposed to the old rule, where coaches could call a [momentum-killing] timeout from the sidelines.