It’s a festival of hoops

10:50 a.m.: The college coaches have all moved over to the 15-under Indiana Elite One team’s first game of the day. It’s a doozy, with Elite One up 44-18 at half.

Marshall Plumlee is running the floor well, South guard Spencer Turner and Perry Meridian guard Max Landis are making every shot they take and their opponents, Grand Rapids Storm, are pretty much helpless.

So when I say coaches, who do I mean? Buckley is sitting in the coaches area, along with an assistant from Purdue. UNC coach Steve Robinson (the Tar Heels are hard after Turner) just came in, and is hanging out with Illini assistant Jay Price. Louisville assistant Walter McCarty is here, as well. Then you have Butler, Dayton and an assortment of mid-majors. I am not seeing the head coaches (they could be at the Kentucky Expo, watching the rising seniors, or in Philadelphia at the Reebok Camp).

9: 35 a.m.: I am in Louisville, K.Y. today for day two of the Kentucky Hoopfest.

My schedule told me Harrison Barnes was supposed to be playing on court nine right now, but the top recruit is nowhere to be seen. I’ll let you know if I track him down.

In the meantime, a bevy of assistant coaches are watching Indy Fastbreak and Florida Elite go at it. We have coaches from Wisconsin, Ohio State and Georgetown in attendance, as well as Indiana assistant Tim Buckley.

I’ll try to keep you guys abreast of what’s going on as best I can.

One comment

  1. I have a really good feeling about the ’09 and ’10 classes. Crean is after some big names. And I think his selling point is perfect. These players have a chance to help lift a national and historical power back to the top. And not to mention he can almost promise playing time.

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