Links to a couple of stories from around the world of college hoops starting with the scandalous…
- Two former players and an assistant coach for the University of San Diego Toreros were arrested for their involvement in a point-shaving scandal that took place in February 2010. They were 3 of 10 people arrested for their involvement in sports bribery, illegal bookmaking services, and distribution of marijuana. The drug charges makes me feel like the two players got caught up in the drug game and probably needed to make some money to get out of debt (pure speculation). Brandon Johnson, the school’s all-time scoring leader and star of the 2008 NCAA team that knocked off Connecticut, was the starting point guard for the team and clearly could shave points during any USD game. Don’t think he’s winning this year.
- Two Florida basketball players were arrested for third-degree burglary when they tried to rob a local bar during closing time. Erik Murphy, a seldom used reserve, and redshirt-freshman Cody Larson were the two players involved. Stealing cash from a bar boys? Didn’t they learn anything from Cam? Gator administrators are working with their athletes on exit strategies for any future crimes they might commit.
- Finally some news not related to the authorities: underclassmen making their NBA decisions. The University of Connecticut is holding a press conference today to allow its star Kemba Walker announce his intentions regarding the NBA draft. Seems like he’s going. Baylor freshman Perry Jones is doing the opposite and staying for at least one more year. Oh and how about this one: Harrison Barnes staying? UNC would be scary good next year. Duke fans must be trembling.