November 21, 2014

Calipari calls out Duke for flopping–SEC Quick Hits (VIDEO)

Mizzou basketball is banking on three letters of intent today from players in Rivals.com, top 150, including a pair of four star recruits in forward Johnathan Williams III,and guard Wesley Clark, along with three-star forward Torren Jones.

The 6’9 Williams is from Memphis and plays power forward. He committed to Mizzou in October and averaged 15.7 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game as a junior at Southwind High School.  6’0 point guard Clark is from Romulus, MI., and is Rivals.com’s 71st senior in the nation. He committed back in August, and 6’8 forward Jones, from La Porte, IN., just committed in October.

Frank Haith continues to keep Michael Dixon’s suspension under wraps and says he won’t comment again until Dixon is allowed to rejoin the team. Great pickup by Vahe Gregorian of the St. Louis Post Dispatch who offers insight when he caught Haith in a possible slip up during Tuesday night’s postgame press conference.

“We don’t have a lot of perimeter depth right now until December or when we decide with Mike’s situation,” Haith said.

In his postgame press conference, Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari said, “We’re better than we were against Maryland,” but his young Wildcats team ran into a better, veteran Duke squad. At halftime, Calipari told Andy Katz of ESPN, that the Blue Devils were getting away with flopping.

Afterwards in his postgame comments he shrugged it off, “It was a joke. You guys at Duke can take a joke, right?”

SEC men’s basketball scoreboard:
75-Duke (9)
68-Kentucky (3)

73-LSU
48-McNeese St.

90-Ole Miss
72-Coastal Carolina

78-Miss. St
58-Florida Atlantic

Georgia received a commitment from running back A.J. Turman from Boone High School in Orlando, FL. Turman chose Georgia over Tennessee and Florida State with Auburn and Miami also vying for his commit. Turman is ranked the nation’s No. 24 running back by ESPNU.com.  Video of Turman