Remembering Ater Majok, bracing for Jim Calhoun on TV, and a little on Derrick Jones
Remember his guardian/handler named Ed Smith, who seemed to be trouble? Well, he's certainly proven to be just that, and now it's Thon Maker, some say the most talented 16-year-old out there right now, that seems to be getting some less-than-stellar advice from Smith. Here's a story from the Sydney Morning-Herald in Australia that talks about the negative effects Smith seems to have on young, African basketball prospects. Majok and UConn are featured prominently.
*** Meanwhile, as we had reported back on Aug. 8, it appears Jim Calhoun will be doing studio work for ESPN this college basketball season.
Source tells me Jim Calhoun may do some work for ESPN this season. Calhoun says been offered, nothing finalized.
— David Borges (@DaveBorges) August 8, 2014
Now, it's The Big Lead that's reporting Calhoun will be joining ESPN. If this happens, it sure will be entertaining television.
*** Lastly, had a brief conversation with Terrell Myers, the New Haven product who coached Derrick Jones's AAU team this past summer. Myers said Jones, who will be getting an in-home visit from UConn next week, had a "great summer. His outside shot was a bit more consistent, he had confidence in handling the ball. He was maturing as the summer went on, learning how to be a leader."
Myers, who knows Kevin Ollie very well, said that he might be at the in-home visit on Tuesday.