Tuesday's Links

Judge overturns NCAA rule on exempt tourneys    Courier-Journal

A federal judge's ruling yesterday overturned an NCAA rule prohibiting Division I basketball teams from playing in more than two exempt tournaments in a four-year period.

Iowa, Iowa State; Villanueva; recruiting news; more     The Sporting News

We'll start in the East, where the player with the most promise is 6-5 shooting guard J.R. Smith. Yes, I'm supposed to say point guard Sebastian Telfair. Maybe if Telfair remembers he is a point guard, I'll change my mind.

For now, I'll go with Smith. He doesn't have enough game in between his above-the-rim athleticism and stunning 3-point shooting. But he is a great shooter with range and a quick release, and he'll excel as a defender with good coaching.

 


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