Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Re-Verbal, Mullins Obituary, Nike National Video

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Sklyer Gick of Benton Central, Indiana is headed to Valparaiso University. Gick previously committed to attend Northwestern but had the scholarship offer pulled from her by the new Northwestern coaching staff a la Kara Elofson.
Gick averaged 15.1 ppg for the 14-7 BC team last year
Gick is the 20th player from the 2009 Indiana class to verbal and the 18th headed to a D1 program.
From the Munster Times.

Darryl Ladue, the new Williston girls basketball coach, has plans to change the direction. From the Williston Herald.

Former South Dakota coach Chad Lavin is coaching the 8th grade boys in Vermillion, SD. From KELO.

New Wisconsin Assistant Kathi Bennett blogs on her Madison experience.

Former Caledonia girls basketball coach Terry Mullins died on Sunday. His biggest win came in 1992 when they beat undefeated #1 Rochester Lourdes 48-47. Mullins, 245-42 in his career, is the Minnesota girls basketball coaches Hall of Fame. From the Rochester Post Bulletin.

Iowa State's Nicky Wieben is featured in the weekly Cyclone blog.

The Big 10 Network will expand video offerings.

Montana State has released their 2008-09 schedule. From KXMB.

Davenport will hold open tryouts on September 16. The Panthers were 28-6 last year.

Nike Nationals 2008 was another for the record books. The level of competition was the best in the nation as you will see in this You Tube video. (you will see some NT players if you pay attention). I asked Coach/Director Bill Larson of North Tartan about the last two years and the experience of this particular tournament... His response:

"As an individual and a club we are blessed to be part of the Nike Family.With out a doubt our kids and coaches get an overwhelming experience from April through July. This level of basketball is why our players that graduate from the program excel at the next level. When you play, on average, 17-20 of the top 25 kids in the nation every summer... you are prepared for anything. As for Nike Nationals... 24 teams... 400 is the highest level a team can possibly play at. North Tartan is blessed to be one of the 24 youth clubs".

When I asked him about Nike Nationals 2009 in Augusta... His response:

"I just hope the cameraman can keep up with the speed of the game..."

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