Devan Dumes

Former Indiana Hoosier Devan Dumes facing gun charge

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Former Indiana Hoosiers guard Devan Dumes is facing charges of criminal recklessness and carrying a handgun without a license after allegedly firing shots into an Indianapolis home on Jan. 9.

According to the Indianapolis Star, Dumes and his brother began arguing inside the home about his brother’s refusal to hand over a set of keys. Dumes, carrying a handgun on his hip, was forced to leave by a woman in the residence. Once outside, Dumes fired numerous shots into the home. His 1-year-old nephew was reportedly inside at the time.

Police reportedly found 14 spent .40cal shell casings outside the house.

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Dumes began his college career at Eastern Michigan before transferring to Indiana. He played two seasons with the Hoosiers. In 2008-09, he averaged 12.7 points per game. In 2009-10, he saw a significant drop in his minutes and averaged 6.6 points per game.

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Report: Four-star center reclassifying to 2015; down to three

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An interesting recruiting development hit on Friday as Josh Gershon of reported that four-star center Jayce Johnson is reclassifying to the Class of 2015 and looking to join a program at semester break.

The 7-foot native of California is down to Cal, Colorado and Utah and Johnson is on an official visit to Utah this weekend after transferring to a charter school this week. As Gershon notes, only Cal has a scholarship to offer Johnson this season, but the family is willing to pay a semester at the other programs if it’s the right fit. Johnson would like to redshirt and train with his future college while playing against more mature players.

But if Johnson is persuaded not to redshirt, he could be an intriguing big man off the bench later in the season for a couple of teams looking to make a postseason appearance. As the No. 67 overall prospect in the Class of 2016, Johnson is a talented prospect and he isn’t afraid to score with either hand. With some time to fill out, Johnson can turn into a talented Pac-12 player down the road.

VIDEO: Utah Valley’s Mark Pope dances, lip syncs with daughters

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New Utah Valley head coach Mark Pope made quite an impression on fans at the team’s Midnight Madness celebration last night. That’s because Pope did a dance and lip sync routine with his four daughters that turned out to be pretty impressive.

The former BYU assistant looks to be the leader in the clubhouse for best coach dance so far this preseason. We’ll see if any other coaches pull out elaborate routines at madness celebrations the next few weeks.