October 8, 2013 at 6:19 AM
Tuesday morning links
Programming alert: Media day begins 1:30 p.m. today.
Dive in because there’s plenty of links to get your day started.
TUESDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Draft Express ranks C.J. Wilcox the fifth best NBA draft prospect in the Pac-12.
— Nothing close to official, but Evan Daniels at Scout.com speculates Zylan Cheatham is leaning towards San Diego State. It’s hardly a surprise considering the Aztecs have been rumored to be the favorites for awhile. He visits New Mexico this week.
— Washington hosts UC Irvine Nov. 14 at Alaska Airlines. The Anteaters, which were picked to win the Big West Conference by Athlon Sports, Lindy’s Sports and USA Today Sports, should provide a stiff test. UCI finished 21-16 overall last season, tying the program’s third-most victories for a season in the school’s 48-year history. The ‘Eaters were 11-7 in the Big West in 2012-13 for the program’s most conference victories in 10 years.
— Jeff Borzello at CBSSports.com gives a rundown of the Mountain West Conference with a quick look at San Diego State. The Aztecs, which is picked to finish fourth in league, host Washington on Dec. 8.
— Here’s a quick glance at Indiana, the Huskies’ opponent on Nov. 21.
— New USC basketball Coach Andy Enfield liked what he saw from 7-foot-2 center Omar Oraby and junior guard Byron Wesley during the Trojans’ first scrimmage.
— Want to get a glimpse at Arizona? The Wildcats are streaming their Red Blue Game free on Pac12.com. Saturday’s game starts at 3 p.m.
— It’s a little old, but Arizona State sophomore point guard Jahii Carson said he’s turning pro after the season.
— There’s a lot to like about the Sun Devils.
— Nice story on Colorado junior guard Askia Booker.
— Dwayne Benjamin, a consensus two-star small forward recruit from Louisiana, talks about committing to the Oregon Ducks.
— Zach LaVine is projected to crack UCLA’s starting lineup.
— Still no word from the NCAA on appeal that would allow Joshua Smith, who transferred from UCLA, to start the season with Georgetown.
— The controversial graduate transfer rule has created free agency in college basketball. Some coaches think that’s a bad thing.