With a nifty head fake, Daniel West beat his defender, dribbled into the lane and pulled up for a 10-foot jumper. It rattled out.
The casual fan believes Tennessee was two wins from reaching the NCAA Final Four this year. The hardcore fan knows the Vols were only a point guard away.
Finding a first-rate point guard is a lot like finding a four-leaf clover. The odds are against you, but you know good fortune is coming your way if you succeed.
Verdell Jones, a 6-foot-4 point guard from Champaign (IL) Central and who visited Minnesota earlier in October, had 22 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to lead the Maroons to an 81-69 win over #1 seed Centennial Friday with Tubby Smith in attendance. Central faces Normal West (16-14) in the Mount Zion Sectional semifinals Wednesday. Jones is considering Minnesota, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Saginaw (Mich.) High is chasing a state title. However, in the midst of the title run, senior guard Daniel West visited a southern school and found comfort.
The Bradley Braves got a jump on the Class of 2008 and locked down the first commitment from the state of Michigan.
October 19, 2006