Michael Rogner

Villanova’s Dominic Cheek to the NBA?

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This year Villanova head coach Jay Wright suffered his worst season as a head coach since his first years at Hofstra. And when it was over he learned that his leading scorer and 2nd Team All-Big East player Maalik Wayns was leaving for the NBA. Now sources are saying that Dominic Cheek will be joining [more]

Former top-50 recruit transfers to Auburn

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Things are looking up for Tony Barbee and the Auburn Tigers. In his second season (coinciding with the 2nd season of Auburn’s impressive new facilities) the Tigers improved from 11-20 to 15-16, and they’re bringing in a solid recruiting class headlined by consensus top-100 player Jordan Price. And today Barbee received more good news. Former [more]

Notre Dame’s Alex Dragicevich to transfer

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Notre Dame made a surprising turnaround this season after beginning 11-8. Eventually, they climbed their way back into the NCAA tournament for the 3rd straight season. To run that streak to four, they will be doing it without the services of part-time starter Alex Dragicevich. The 6-7 sophomore announced today that he was transferring. Dragicevich [more]

Under pressure: Peyton Siva at the point

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Peyton Siva has handled the pressure of being a Rick Pitino point guard, and helped lead the Louisville Cardinals to eight straight wins and a trip to the Final Four. But there was a time when pressure reduced him to tears. George Dorhmann – in his excellent chronicle of AAU coach Joe Keller – described [more]

The fantastic four: the most important player for each team

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No need to spin a tale or to try to impress you with my knowledge. Let’s get right to it. There are two games on Saturday featuring four very good teams. And here are the key players for each team. Kenctucky vs Louisville Kentucky has the most talent at the Final Four. And they probably [more]

Jeff Withey’s winding road to New Orleans

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Is there a player in the Final Four whose career has begun more slowly than Jeff Withey? The consensus top-40 recruit out of San Diego first committed to Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals. Then he changed his mind and enrolled at Arizona. Where, once again, he changed his mind. Only Arizona wouldn’t grant him [more]