Author: Daniel Martin

Patric Young

Patric Young will reportedly return to Florida for senior season

Leave a comment

Florida forward Patric Young may already have the frame of an NBA player, but he’ll be returning to school for his senior season.

Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com is reporting that Young will not be among those entering the draft early and will return to Billy Donovan’s team in the fall. The 6-9, 249-pound Young averaged 10.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game this past season for the Gators.

With Young returning, the Gators will now have a formidable front line that features the senior and athletic freshman Chris Walker, a McDonald’s All-American who will make his way to Gainesville in the fall. Walker won the dunk contest at the All-American festivities this past week in Chicago.

Point guard Kasey Hill, another McDonald’s All-American, is also set to make his way into the Florida rotation next season.

Florida finished 29-8 this past season, including 14-4 in the SEC. The Gators lost to Michigan in the Elite Eight.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

Dan Patrick gives his take on Jim Boeheim/reporter feud at Final Four (VIDEO)

JimBoeheim
3 Comments
This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!

Dan Patrick gives his take on the feud between Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim and CBSSports.com reporter Gregg Doyel following the Orange’s loss to Michigan in the Final Four this weekend.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

Pepperdine assistant Jason Hart to join Andy Enfield’s staff at USC

JasonHartSyracuse
1 Comment

UPDATED 8 April 2013, 1:01 p.m. ET

To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here.

Former Syracuse guard and current Pepperdine assistant Jason Hart will leave the Waves and join coach Andy Enfield’s staff at USC, Pepperdine head coach Marty Wilson announced via Twitter Monday morning.

Hart is a native of the Los Angeles area, having played high school basketball at Inglewood (Calif.) and Westchester (Calif.). He went on to play college ball at Syracuse and graduated from the university in 2000 as the school’s all-time leader in steals. He was selected to the All-Big East first team during his senior season.

He then went on to play in the NBA when he was selected in the second round of the 2000 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Since his retirement in 2010 and before coming to Pepperdine, he was a fixture on the AAU circuit and at highly regarded Taft High School (Calif.). He led Taft to a 29-4 record two seasons ago and the Los Angeles City Section Division I title.

Pepperdine finished 12-18 this past season and 4-12 in the WCC.

Hart now joins a staff at USC that is being rebuilt for the Enfield era. Longtime assistant and former interim head coach Bob Cantu announced this weekend that he would not be returning to the staff.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_