KentuckySportsRadio.com reports Kentucky coach John Calipar (left) will travel to visit Portland standout recruit Terrence Jones.
— The Oregonian’s John Canzano said Oregon needs to scrap the plan to bring in a high-profile coach and seriously contemplate offering the job to Saint Mary’s Randy Bennett or Portland’s Eric Reveno. Canzano also reports former Billy Gillispie was spotted at the Nike headquarters in nearby Beaverton, Ore. and implies Oregon may take at the former Kentucky coach.
— On its pay site, ESPN believes Oregon will now take a look at former Portland Trail Blazers star Terry Porter, former NBA coach P.J. Carlesimo, BYU coach Dave Rose, Gillispie and Bennett.
— Arizona State coach Herb Sendek declined an interview request from Clemson.
— California senior Jerome Randle is the early star at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, according to DraftExpress.com. In his first game, the Pac-10 Player of the Year finished with 18 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, four steals and four turnovers. He completed 7 of 13 field goals, including 2 of 5 on three-pointers.
USC’s Dwight Lewis (13 points on 6-for-14 shooting) fared better than California’s Theo Robertson (nine points on 3-for-10 shooting) in their first game at the PIT. Lewis’ team won 104-85.
Arizona’s Nic Wise (0 for 4 and six points) and Arizona State’s Eric Boateng (7 points, 4 rebounds and 5 turnovers) were also less than spectacular in a consolation game, while Cal’s Patrick Christopher tallied nine points on 3-for-7 shooting.
April 9, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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