Norte Dame has landed their second commitment in the Class of 2016 as three-star recruit John Mooney pledged to the Irish on Monday morning, a source confirmed to NBCSports.com.
A 6-foot-9 forward from Lake Brantley, Florida, Mooney was originally committed to the Gators before backing off from that decision earlier this summer. He took a visit to Notre Dame this weekend with his parents, where he decided to commit to the Irish.
Mooney joins Temple Gibbs, a four-star guard from New York City and the younger brother of Ashton and Sterling, in Notre Dame’s 2016 recruiting class.
ESPN.com earlier reported that Mooney was expected to commit to the Irish.
A little more than seven months after his senior season ended with a shredded right knee, former VCU guard Briante Weber is back on the court.
An NBA court.
“I’ve always wanted to say this, ‘I’m taking my talents to South Beach,'” Weber posted on his twitter account after agreeing to a training camp deal with the Miami Heat.
“I appreciate all the love and texts,” he added, “but this is not final, it’s work to be done. But, for now, l’m going to live in the moment.”
Weber was the engine that made VCU’s defense run last season, a feisty, freak of an athlete at the point guard spot that was 12 steals away from setting the NCAA’s career record when his knee gave out coming to a jump-stop against city-rival Richmond. He tore the ACL, the MCL and the meniscus in his right knee, which ended his season and put a damper on any chance that he would have to get drafted.
Weber will be eligible to be assigned to the Sioux City Skyforce, Miami’s D-League affiliate, if he gets cut during the preseason and doesn’t get signed by another NBA team.
If College Basketball Talk looks different to you today, it should.
Last week, NBC Sports Digital announced that NBCSports.com will be getting a re-design and as of this morning, it’s here.
The redesign itself is geared around the things that NBCSports.com and the Sports Talk sites do well: Easier access to live streaming video and shorter video clips, the most up-to-date player updates and injury news, and a sports specific scoreboard. More importantly, it will provide a consistent look and feel across NBCSports.com and the Sports Talk sites regardless of whether they’re being read from a cell phone, a tablet or a laptop. Best of all, there’s a drop-down menu (just below the scoreboard, to the right of where it says “College Basketball Talk”) that lets you sort news by team.
Here are the details on the changes being made:
- An adaptable, responsive layout for four different screen sizes (desktop, tablet portrait and landscape, and mobile devices) for an optimal experience for all devices.
- Articles feature infinite scrolling and a “story explorer” feature that allows users to quickly browse content.
- A scoreboard ticker with team- and sport-focused imagery, optimized across desktop and tablets.
- NBC Sports Live Extra will be prominently featured within the new site experience, which incorporates a site-wide live streaming schedule, direct links, and a TV listings component with fixed scrolling position.
- The most up-to-date player news including injury reports, transactions, and stats from Rotoworld, which will be accessible in a dedicated team/player news section and integrated throughout many sections across the site.
So don’t worry, if you came looking for College Basketball Talk, you found it.
It’s just better now.