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High School Hoops 2011 Edition No. 2

This week's edition starts out with player analysis on Marshall Plumlee and Quinn Cook, and then moves on to provide a bouquet of links to box scores and articles discussing the other Duke commits and recruiting targets. [private]

I watched Marshall Plumlee (7'0" 215) and Christ School take on Quality Education Academy via streaming video on the Internet, and I was pleased with some of what I observed. Plumlee ended the game with 10 points, including going 4 for 4 from the free throw line, and four blocked shots.

Quality Education Academy won by a score of 77-65 in a game that wasn't that close. The Fighting Pharaohs dominated the Greenies for the last three quarters after initially falling behind 12-3, but rallying to end the 1st quarter in a 15-15 tie. QEA utilized pressure defense and quick hands to exploit Christ School’s ball handling skills.

Plumlee worked hard in the low post on defense and was effective early in maintaining his position. Christ School played both zone and man-to-man defense in the game. Later in the game, Quality Education Academy repeatedly attacked down the middle of the lane and dished passes to the baseline for easy baskets as Plumlee attempted to step up and defend the ball.

On offense, Plumlee operated mainly out of the high post and delivered a couple of nice passes for assists. He also demonstrated the ability to drive the lane and score or draw a foul and convert from the charity stripe. This is how he scored 6 of his 10 points with the other two baskets coming from a dunk off a pass into the low post and a nice 10-12 foot jump shot in front of the free throw line.

A key point, which must be communicated, is the Greenies are a perimeter oriented 3-point shooting team that makes minimal effort to feature Plumlee in their offensive sets. Watching this game, I believe he made the most of his scoring opportunities.

The broadcast commentator commented while most high school seven footers are clumsy, Plumlee was quick off his feet and athletic. The commentator also remarked Plumlee's weakness on defense was a propensity to leave his feet too often on pump fakes and passes.

He needs to gain much more strength to be effective in the ACC and he will need to work on his left hand. Plumlee caught a pass in the low post and moved across the lane attempting a left handed jump hook, but he missed badly - air ball badly. Moreover, he was whistled for four fouls in the game as the quicker QEA players’ maneuvered by him with ease at times. One of his four fouls was for an illegal screen on an inbounds play and he committed a block attempting to break-up a fast break. The other two fouls were a direct result of him being out of position on defense. On the offensive end of the court, he was not effective rebounding the basketball.

Overall, I was impressed with Plumlee's play. He obviously still needs to improve in several areas; however, he demonstrated good skill sets and athleticism to complement his 7' 0" size, including a length of the court outlet pass off a defensive rebound, so I am optimistic he will be a valuable addition to the Blue Devil roster.

Earlier in the week, Plumlee scored 14 points and grabbed 18 rebounds as Christ School defeated Providence Day School 82-54. The day after the QEA loss, Christ School bounced back with a 94-60 victory over Ensworth. Plumlee’s stat line was nine points, eight rebounds and six blocked shots.

On Saturday afternoon, Quinn Cook (6’1” 160) and Oak Hill took on Quality Education Academy and once again I took advantage of streaming video, which was available on the Internet, at the IHigh website. Cook scored 13 points as Oak Hill came storming back, in the 4th quarter, from a double-digit deficit to defeat QEA 73-71.

Offensively, Cook is best described as smooth. He is comfortable with the ball in his hands and delivers crisp passes to teammates with ease. Cook also demonstrated the ability to attack the middle of the defense with nice drive and dish skills.

Cook orchestrates the offense with purpose quickly passing the ball to teammates or driving with the ball. He does not repeatedly pound the ball into the court without going anywhere, which is a weakness many young point guards demonstrate.

In this game, his outside shot was not falling as he only knocked down one 3-pointer even though he had several open looks. Cook has a reputation as a deadly 3-point shooter, he went 11-26 (.423) this past summer at the FIBA U17 World Championship, so I believe last night was an anomaly. All players have an off game shooting from time to time.

Defensively, Oak Hill switched up between man-to-man, a 2-3 zone, and a half court trap. Cook was aggressive in the zone and half court trap, but in the man-to-man he did not exert a tremendous amount of on ball pressure choosing instead to play off his man a bit. This could be a factor of the specific match-up or perhaps it is indicative Cook is still not fully recovered from his recent knee surgery.

Overall, Cook played a solid game and impressed me as a player who will have an immediate impact at the next level. While Cook did not demonstrate blazing speed a la Kyrie Irving or a deadly outside shot a la Andre Dawkins, he did demonstrate excellent ball handling skills and poise. With Irving most likely departed to the NBA, Cook will challenge to start and, at a minimum, be a significant contributor off the bench as a freshman.

At the Rotary Tip-Off Classic, Austin Rivers (6’5” 180) was named Tournament MVP with 28 points, 10 rebounds and four assists performance as Winter Park defeated Orlando Christian Prep 72-40 in the Championship game on Saturday night. On Thursday, Rivers scored 22 points on 8 of 12 shooting (3 of 6 on threes) as Winter Park defeated Spruce Creek 81-43, in the quarterfinals. On Friday night, in the semi-finals, Winter Park defeated Evans 74-55. Austin Rivers scored 15 points in the game.

In Richmond, Michael Gbinije (6’6” 180) was named Tournament MVP as Benedictine defeated Hopewell, 59-52, to win the Rebel Invitational. Gbinije scored 15 points in the Championship Game. He scored 28 points to lead Benedictine to an 80-76 victory over Meadowbrook in the opening game, while in the semifinals, Gbinije was held to five points, but Benedictine advanced to the championship game with a 59-45 victory over St. Christopher’s.

Rasheed Sulaimon (6’3” 180) scored 24 points on Thursday evening but Strake Jesuit dropped a 59-52 decision to Killeen Harker Heights in the opening round of the Aldine ISD Invitational. On Friday night, Sulaimon scored 20 points as Strake Jesuit defeated Waller 77-41. Strake Jesuit defeated Rosenberg Terry, on Saturday evening, 52-47.

Sulaimon is averaging 22.3 points per game through the first six games of the season. He has 18 assist against only five turnovers.

Rodney Purvis (6’2” 165) scored 18 points to lead Upper Room Christian Academy to a 75-61 victory over St. David's on Thursday night. Purvis scored 14 of his points in the 1st half.

In Wisconsin, J.P. Tokoto (6’6” 180) was held to 11 points as Milwaukee Marquette defeated Menomonee Falls 58-55 on Friday night. Tokoto was in foul trouble early and sat out most of the 1st half. On Saturday night, Tokoto exploded for 23 points including 14 in the 3rd quarter but Menomonee Falls lost to Milwaukee Washington 95-85.

Finally, wrapping up this week’s edition is Tony Parker (6’9” 265) and Miller Grove who defeated Milton 71-61. Milton was considered the number one team in the nation by several polls including USA Today. Tony Parker recorded a 20 points and 12 rebounds double-double in the big win. In this video interview, Parker credited defense as the key to the victory. Miller Grove improved to 4-0.

Duke Basketball Recruiting Update

As many of you know recruiting has been red hot around the basketball program of late and the Blue Devils entertained a bevy of prospects this past weekend.  Of those visiting, Quin Cook was the biggest priority in that Duke is looking to close on the PG prospect and they [private] will likely do so sooner rather than later.  I cannot give you an exact timeline but I feel from information gleaned from top notch sources close to the situation, that he could pull the trigger to become the newest Blue Devil very soon.  We'll keep you posted.

There were a few names have not been discussed here that often visiting as well, but for now I will focus on the kids which have the Blue Devils utmost interest.  Amile Jefferson will continue to be evaluated by Duke, but no offer is expected any time soon, meaning Krzyzewski wants some more views as he progresses.  Quite simply, Jefferson needs to put some meat on his frame to be effective at Duke and only time will tell if he can fill that criteria.

Quin Cook and Austin Rivers take in the action at Countdown to Craziness - BDN Photo, Rick Crank

On the other hand, Duke is solidly involved with Rasheed Sulaimon, who we interviewed last evening.  There is no offer but that could change down the road as Coach familiarizes himself with the prospects ability to keep improving.  If he shows the desire to get better and he progresses, he will land an offer and with him being a Duke fan, if that happens consider him a done deal.

Duke will also continue to recruit Rodney Purvis who from all accounts had a good time on his visit.  Purivs recruitment will go on for quite a while IMO, so don't look for too much going on here in the near future.

Still major priorities are Alex Murphy and Shabazz Muhammad.  In fact, consider them the top two kids on the radar past Cook and or count them all as equally important.  The Blue Devils will hang in there as long as it takes with Muhammad and they appear to be in good shape with Murphy.  Visits are being firmed up as I type, more on that down the road.

Duke is still quite interested in J.P. Tokoto as well and expect some things to start happening in the next six months on this front.  And let's not forget Tony Parker for he is starting to get a lot more interest and could well have an offer shortly down the road.

Finally on Tyler Adams ... Duke is still committed to him and as of now all is fine and they were aware of the visit.  Adams is keeping his options open a bit as is Duke, but this could all work out provided he does the work.  In fact, until further notice, I wouldn't worry too much about this.

I appreciate members patience in what has turned out to be the busiest time I can remember for me in a decade or so.  It makes it tough to get to many articles I have planned and get CTC pictures up.  I head to Charlotte tomorrow for ACC Operation Basketball, so keep in mind that I will check in when I can.  Remember that BDN covers the Duke Beat in person and we strive to bring you constant in person update with our own questions to players and coaches.[/private]

Rasheed Sulaimon enjoys his visit to Duke and Countdown to Craziness

Rasheed Sulaimon enjoyed his vist to Cameron Indoor Stadium and DUke. BDN Premium has his thoughts on the trip posted. BDN Photo/Rick Crank

Houston, Texas prospect Rasheed Sulaimon has made it no secret that he grew up following the Duke Blue Devils.  On Friday Rasheed made got a chance to make his first trip over to Durham to catch the opening of Dukes season and take in Coutndown to Craziness.  The 6’3 shooting guard got a chance to speak with the coaches and tour the school and BDN caught up with him to hear what he had to say.

BDN: Can you give the audience a quick recap of your trip to Duke this past weekend? Let them know what happened from your arrival to your flight back.

RS: When I got there I toured the campus a little bit with Coach K. I got to kind of walk through with the team and what they were going to do for Midnight Madness. And the next day I got to watch the practice and shoot around a little bit afterwards.  Overall the trip was really really good.

BDN: Did you speak individually with Coach K? If so, what did you talk about?

RS: Yes and at one point I got to sit down with the coaching staff and [private] chat with them for about 15 minutes or so.  We talked about my family and basketball , how they run things at Duke and Coach was saying that they had a really high interest in me and that they were going to continue to recruit me in the future.

BDN: What was your impression of him and the Duke coaching staff overall?

RS: They are really great people, all of them from Coach K to the rest of the staff.  I felt they were really genuine people. Coach K is really a tremendous coach with all of his accomplishments; it was almost weird speaking with him face to face because he is so great. I got a really great impression of them from the visit.

BDN: What was the first thing you told your parents about the trip when you got back?

RS:  I just told them how crazy (laughs) and tremendous the visit and Cameron was. The atmosphere and energy was amazing it was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before.  I spoke to them about my conversation with Coach K and how hard they practiced and how hard they worked in practice.

BDN: Did you have a favorite moment of your visit?

RS: Oh yea before it was Countdown to Craziness they showed us the rings and they were crazy.  They were really heavy and Mason Plumlee let me try it on and it just felt really cool being able to wear a National Championship ring and it just made me want to experience that one day.  It was really a great thing.  Another great thing was when they unveiled the National Championship banner.  That was just crazy, the fans just (laughs), man I can’t even explain it. I mean the energy in the building was just, man it was just crazy.

BDN: Sounds like you had a great time.  Out of all the recruits and players did you connect with anyone the most?

RS: Out of everybody there I think I connected with Andre Dawkins the most.  I kind of see myself like him a little bit.  You know he’s a great shooter, a great athlete and he can defend.  I was talking to him a lot about how they do things at Duke and how his transition from high school to college was; me and him really connected the most during my trip.

BDN: Did they mention whether they will offer you in the near future?

RS: I was talking to Coach James and he said if I keep it up that Coach K would come back to see me in the future and if I play my cards right that an offer would be soon.

BDN: Did you discuss a return trip? And would you bring your parents along?

RS: Yes we also talked about that.  Before I left me and Coach James were talking and he said that we’re going to try and schedule a future trip where I come back with my parents.

BDN: When you make the leap to college what position do you envision yourself playing?

RS: Me and Coach K actually talked about that.  I told him I don’t mind playing the 1 or the 2, the point guard or shooting guard. I’m just a combo guard and I feel comfortable playing in both positions. He kind of said the same thing to me.  He said wherever they need me the most he’d play me since I’m comfortable playing both positions.

BDN: Did you speak to them about any of the educational opportunities and support available at the school?

RS: I talked to one of the academic advisors; I talked to him really briefly. We talked about how they do things academically at Duke and the help they receive throughout the season but that’s about it.

BDN: Thank you very much Rasheed. Take care.

RS: Thank you thank you.

*thanks to Andrew Slater for help with questions*  [/private]

Top Prospect Rasheed Sulaimon is High on Duke

Rasheed Sulaimon is one of the nation's top guards in the class of 2012. Sulaimon took time to talk in depth about the recruiting process with BDN and you didn't need to prompt him to say good things about Coach K and his program. Sulaimon will visit for Countdown to Craziness on October 15th and BDN Premium will keep you abreast of the lates happenings leading into and after the event. It

Standing close to 6-3, Duke prospect Rasheed Sulaimon is often referred to as silky smooth, versatile and a throwback player to days gone by.  Sulaimon possesses the rare mid-range game which most kids no longer work on in this day and time, and the major schools are starting to recruit him hard.  Sulaimon sat down for an in-depth interview with Blue Devil Nation where he states that he grew up a Duke fan and that he is more than just a little excited to be visiting Countdown to Craziness on October 15th.  Sulaimon opened up in the interview and that allows you to get a really good feel for his character and thought process on the recruiting front.  He spoke of Kansas and a recent visit to Texas and, well, you'll have to subscribe to BDN Premium to read a very interesting interview you are sure to be pleased with.

Suppose that the audience has never seen you play.  Can you describe your game in your own words?

I would describe myself as a competitor.  Every time get on the court I play hard and 100% offensively and defensively and have one common goal and that's to win.  So, whatever it takes for my team to win I do.  I like to create for myself on offense but am always looking for teammates and I like playing defense.

And your go to move would be?

Yes, I really like the pull up jumper, so my mid range game is my strength.

So, you are a bit of a throw back player.  Do you feel that sets you apart from other prospects?

Yes, I believe so because now days the mid range shot is a lost art.  Everybody just wants to be three point shooters and slashers.  I do like to mix it up because I can shoot the three but if you cut me off going to the rim I have that mid range game to fall back on and those are high percentage shots that are hard to [private] stop.

What are your goals with concern to basketball?

My goal right now for highs school is to win the state championship and be a leader, but down the road I want to go to a great division one college that has great academics and basketball.  If I'm blessed enough, I will one day make it to the NBA.

Did you have a dream school growing up?

I was sort of a Duke fan.

Do you pattern your game after any particular players in the pro or college game?

I like Kobe Bryant and watch a lot of his games where I try and, well, you know, it's kind of hard to emulate him, but I try to pick up what I can there.  I like the way he goes to the rim.

So you are a big Lakers fan?

Yes, I like the Lakers.

Now, you recently visited Texas.  Can you tell me how that visit went?

The visit went great and I met with big people down there like the Athletic Director, the president of the school and academic advisers.  I was there with my family and we got a chance to see what Texas was all about and developed a better relationship with the coaches and the players, going to a football game and overall is was great.

Have you had any other unofficial visits in the past or recently?

Yes, I went to Texas A & m, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.  I have been to Baylor also and I will be going to Duke on October 15th.

So you will be going to Countdown to Craziness.  Are you excited about that?

Oh, yes sir, I am excited about it.  I just want see historic Cameron [Indoor Stadium] and how loud it gets.

Speaking of Duke, let me ask you about ACC schools for those are the ones I normally cover.  Have any other ACC schools been in contact with you besides them.

Yes, I have been contacted by Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Boston College and Virginia Tech.

Out of these schools which do you have the most interest in?

Who do I have the most interest in out of those schools?  Well, I like Georgia Tech and North Carolina out of those schools ... including Duke.

Are you planning on taking visits to those schools as well?

Um, as of yet I do not have anything planned but I will likely visit those schools.

Do you have a timeline for the process and making a decision?

As of now I am just talking with my family, so we'll make a decision when it feels right.

Will your parents be most influential in your decision or will you talk to coaches or others for input?

My parents will be most influential in my decision and also my high school coach Wayne Jones who has been a mentor in my life.  Those are the main people I will share and make my decision with.

Do you enjoy the recruiting process?

Yes sir,  it is really an inspiration to have so many great coaches call and want to talk to me, so I am really enjoying the process.

Back to Duke, who have you been talking with from there?

I first got contact from Duke from Nate James and we've developed a really good relationship through calls or messaging and he's been to my school once to see me.  And then Coach Wojo came to my school this past Monday.

I guess you're looking forward to meeting Coach K next week?

Oh, yes sir.  I talked to him on the phone about two weeks ago and I was very excited to speak with him and he said he couldn't wait for me to come down there and meet, so that really made my day.

If you visited say a North Carolina or Duke and they just blew you away, would you think about committing with somebody early?  What kind of school do you like and what kind of feeling do you need to have from a school to know you want to go there?

Well, if I take a great liking to a school I will greatly consider them and a committment, but like the trip to Duke, I'll be going there by myself.  The school I want to commit to I want my parents to consider as well.  So, I don't want to do it before my parents can see the campus and develop a relationship with the coaches.

You will have five official visits, do you think you will take all of those?

Right now, I'd say yes, but that might change in the future.

What are you like off the court ... tell me a little about yourself as a person?

Well, I take my academics seriously and have a 3.71 GPA.  Off the court, I just like hanging out but when I am free I generally work out and try to get better at my game.

Have you thought about what you might like to take in school?

Yes, possibly business or business management, but we'll see.

Can you give me a list of schools that have actually offered?

Yes, UT [Texas], Texas A & M, Baylor, Memphis, Indiana, Oregon State, Arizona, Georgia Tech, um ...

So, quite a few?

Yes sir.  I am sure I left out a few.

And there are several schools showing interest ...

Oh yes.  Kansas has been showing a lot of interest.  Coach Dooley and Coach Manning have been visited me this year and Coach Self is going to make it down to see me practice.  I've been hearing a lot from Kansas, Marquette, Georgia Tech, Stanford and also got an offer from Stanford or will be accepted if I apply.

How do you handle so many heavy hitters now getting involved in the process?

Well, I see it as a blessing and I just have to remain humble and keep working on my game for them to keep showing interest in me.  It's challenging because you don't want to get big headed, but just being around my family keeps me grounded.  I just keep working because I haven't done anything yet.  I am just a high school basketball player trying to make a name for myself.

When did you first learn your basketball skills?

I have been playing this game since I was two, shooting on the little Fisher Price goals. When I was four that was the first time I played organized basketball with six year olds.  I work out with my Dad and in the fourth grade I started to working out with a trainer and he is still with me.

Wow!  That's a long time and some serious work. So, your Dad kind of taught you your skill set?

He's kind of like a rebounder when I put up a lot of shots.

Did he play basketball?

No, he actually played soccer but he was a very big basketball fan.  He's from Nigeria so when he came here to the states he started taking an interest in basketball.

I see.  Nigeria has produced a lot of really good soccer players at the college level and beyond here.

He came here in the eighties and lived in New York but we moved down here to Houston.  He likes the Knicks.

So, there is no real time table at this point?

Yes sir, I feel like I might make a decision about this time next year, my senior year.

Tell me a bit about your high school team and the coming season.

Two years ago we had a really good team and lost in the state semi finals and last year we made a big strong push in the playoffs and fell just short of going to state.  From that team we lost three guys, so we'll have some experience this year after being very  young a year ago.  We'll have to work hard.  Our only disadvantage this year will be our height but we have a lot of guards who can shoot and defend.

Will you be forced to play more in the paint?

I'm still going to play the one and the two but on defense I will probably have to be on the block on zone, so I will be called on to rebound more this year.

What position do you see yourself playing in college?

Uh, you know, I just see myself as a good combo guard because I feel comfortable playing the point or off guard spot.  Whatever position a coach wants me to play, I'll feel comfortable playing.

You said you were in a tournament the other night the other night, right?

Yes, actually there is an article on the event on ESPN, an article by John Stovall I think?  It was called the Super 16 Extravaganza.

I appreciate your time and we'll check back in with you down the road.  You sound like a really good kid, grounded, talented and wherever you ultimately decide to go to school, I am sure you'll succeed.

Well, thank you sir, I really appreciate that and I hope you have a good night.

The bottom line - In my opinion Duke has the inside track on Sulaimon early on and if the visit to CTC blows him away - and it likely will - I would not be surprised if his parents didn't make a return trip in short time if he is offered.  The mere fact that Wojo went to see him after James might be Coach K's way of seeking more input and approval.  I am not privy to what Wojo saw, but Coach K did make the call and this a player they are seriously considering.  He is often compared to Daniel Ewing and I have only beamed in on his game three times on the AAU circuit.  That said, I do not feel I can give you a solid take in that you are all aware of my five view rule before making a strong analysis.  In short, I like to see a prospect play in a variety of situations, fresh, tired and such.  Sulaimon will follow up with BDN after his visit and we'll have an even better idea of what Krzyzewski thinks of the young, high character prospect.  Some might call him a good program kid, but his work ethic could make him much more than that.  Sulaimon beamed when talking about Duke and I approached him as Sports Nation Network in order to get straight answers, but I did tip my hand and tell him the interview would go on a Duke site once finished.  It'll be fun to watch and see how this one develops and we'll keep you informed along the way. Also, FTR, his name is pronounced as it looks "sul - lay - mon."[/private]

BDN Hoops Recruiting Update – Duke in home with Rivers on Tuesday and much more

Duke set to visit Rivers in home on Monday and more happenings from the recruiting trail are part of BDN Premiums latest update - BDN Photo

Just recently, we posted our latest hoops team and recruiting report, but even more information is coming in.  Let's start it off with talk of Austin Rivers. who recently had an in home visit with Roy Williams and North Carolina.  The Blue Devils get there turn this Tuesday when Krzyzewski and Chris Collins will head south.

Once they arrive in Florida Duke [private] hopes to start wrapping his recruitment up.  And yes, Austin will visit the UNC campus for certain.  We have no idea how the in home visit went with the Tar Heels but I can tell you that I still feel just fine with where Duke is at this point and time.

The Rivers camp has never sent anything other than good vibes Duke's way and it is not unusual for him to want to take a couple of visits.  I feel Rivers already knows where he wants to go but is simply going through the process due to what happened with his brothers choice of schools.

The Duke coaches had as much contact as is allowed with Rivers all the way through to Istanbul.  And as I told you, the action would sart in the Rivers camp only after Kryzewski returned stateside.

I think a key here is that Duke will get their visit after UNC's.  This one could be over as early as late October.  Austin and his Dad Doc know exactly what Duke wants.

There has been talk of Myck Kabongo but he seems to be happy with Kansas.  Duke could not and would not contact him and could only show interest if he were to re-open his recruitment.  There sole focus is on Cook at this time.

That means Quinn Cook joins Austin Rivers as the final two targets with offers.  While a lot of people didn't seem to know Cook held an offer, I can tell you that Kryzyzewski made it official in late July.  Duke is turning up the heat with Cook and I'm getting some good vibes with other information I heard which I cannot share at this time.  I can say that Nolan Smith is turning up the chatter with someone he is obviously very close to.

Despite what Savon Goodman said, Duke is still more interested in Amile Jefferson but they will keep an eye on both.  Jefferson needs to put on some muscle and Goodmans outside shot is a work in progress.

In the class of 2012 only Shabazz Muhammad and Alex Murphy have offers.  In short, Duke is in the proverbial evaluation stage with several players and one of those is Rasheed Sulaimon.  We hinted a while back that interest is picking up here and as you read in our last update Nate James dropped in on him recently and took in L.J. Rose as well.  We will not know Duke's full interest in Rose until Cook makes his decision.

Our last update let you know that Wojo was on the recruiting trail but we now know that list included J.P. Tokoto.  Duke still likes this kid and will hang in there with him.  We already told you he checked out Muhammad

Chris Spatola was also allowed to be out on thee road [three at any open period per NCAA rules] also checked out Grant Jarrett, a talented kid they will evaluate. and local sensation Rodney Purvis.

The Blue Devils still like Kaleb Tarczewski a lot and he will definitely be at the forefront in the future.

The football team will host a ton of prospects this weekend as well and we are putting something together on that and will have it up by Friday.

Finally, here is the list for Countdown to Craziness at this time - Austin Rivers, Michael Gbinije, Rodney Purvis, Amile Jefferson, Marshall Plumlee, Tony Parker and Rasheed Sulaimon. [/private]