Today in the Evening Rumble, 25 young talents have been selected to train with the USA National Team, Arizona's star-studded recruiting class may lose it's sharp shooter, and Cal finally has it's coach under contract.
The 2016 USA Select Team unveiled their 25-man roster on Tuesday, as the unit gets set to travel to Las Vegas, Nevada in July for a three-day work out with the USA National Team. Former Providence point guard Kris Dunn and former Creighton forward Doug McDermott are the two current Big East representatives.
Also, Villanova head coach Jay Wright has been named as one of the USA Select Team assistant coaches. San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is the lead man.
Arizona has a recruiting class that is made up of four five-star recruits. Unfortunately for Wildcat fans, sharp shooter Terrance Ferguson is expected to play overseas instead of enrolling in the Pac-12 school. Ferguson attended Advanced Preparatory International in Dallas (originated from the school Prime Prep, which was flagged by the NCAA) and is projected to have issues clearing the NCAA protocol in order to become eligible.
Emmanuel Mudiay, who attended Prime Prep, opted to play one season in China instead of enrolling in SMU. Mudiay is now with the Denver Nuggets.
California head coach Cuonzo Martin agreed to a contract after playing the last two seasons under an offer sheet. Martin led the Golden Bears to a 23-11 record last season, making the NCAA Tournament with the presence of future lottery picks Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb.
Former VCU Ram Michael Gilmore had the best game of his young career in the NCAA Tournament's second round, scoring 12 points against Oklahoma. He opted to transfer from Will Wade's program to play closer to home and now the pick-and-pop big man is taking his talents to Coral Gables to play for the Miami Hurricanes.
Gilmore will sit out one season and has two years of eligibility remaining starting in 2017-18.
Another Calipari is headed to Kentucky! John's son Brad will officially be on the Wildcats roster this season, although its unknown as to if he'll be a walk-on or on scholarship. The 6-foot, 180 pound guard averaged 15.3 points, 3.6 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game in his final season at the MacDuffie School in Massachusetts.
Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported numerous injury updates on Monday and one of the more interesting developments is regarding the status of Maryland starter Dion Wiley. Wiley, who is coming off knee surgery, is a critical piece to Maryland's roster this season and will begin workouts this week.
Villanova guard Phil Booth made a full recovery following offseason knee surgery, but has not returned to the court yet.