Sunday, March 22, 2015

3/22-24 News and Notes

Articles and Recaps
http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/3794175083340887128/boys-basketball-trenton-catholics-malachi-richardson-named-gatorade-new-jersey-player-of-the-year/
Malachi Richardson earns NJ Gatorade player of the year.

http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2015/03/the_impact_the_transfers_of_ron_patterson_and_bj_johnson_will_have_on_syracuse_b.html
Impact on what the recent transfers of BJ Johnson and Ron Patterson will have on the future outlook of SU recruiting.

http://www.tsn.ca/biosteel-all-canadian-basketball-stars-named-1.233939
Canada's version of the McDonald's game roster is released. Lots of names of young players to keep an eye on.

http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/2998740460554782215/boys-basketball-pope-john-lands-roselle-catholic-in-t-of-c-final-following-win-over-newark-tech/
Moustapha Diagne finishes with a double double of 11pts, 10rbs, and 5blks leading his team to a 78-59 win against Newark Tech in the TOC semifinals. Pope John will now meet Roselle Catholic in the finals on Monday.

http://cityofbasketballlove.com/2015/03/roman-shuts-down-king-for-first-state-title/
2016 PG target Tony Carr leads Roman Catholic in the state championship with 14pts, 6rbs, and 5ast.

http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/-4414677917796343860/isaiah-briscoe-leads-roselle-catholic-to-second-t-of-c-title-in-three-seasons/
Moustapha Diagne's Pope John squad falls short losing 57-45 in the NJ TOC finals. Diagne did his best to lead his team with 15pts, 9rbs, 4blks, 2ast, and 2stls.

http://www.newenglandrecruitingreport.com/news/nepsac-announces-all-new-England
Tyler Lydon makes first team NEPSAC AAA.

http://ottosgrove.com/mika-adams-woods-is-a-hoops-name-to-remember/
An early look at 2018 Bishop Ludden PG Mika Adams-Woods.

http://zagsblog.com/articles/syracuses-message-for-recruits-get-ready-to-come-in-and-help-us-win-a-national-championship/
SU's main recruiting pitch for recruits.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

3/17-18 News and Notes

Articles and Recaps
http://storiedrivals.com/sports/mbkb/gahanna_lincoln/2014-15/videos/Gahanna_vs_Northland_DistrictFinal
Highlights of Matt Moyer's season ending loss in the district finals.

http://syracuse.scout.com/story/1527643-duval-a-big-priority-for-syracuse-in-2017 (members)
Update on 2017 Guard Trevon Duval.

http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2015/03/syracuse_basketball_recruit_moustapha_diagne_heads_to_new_jerseys_tournament_of.html
Moustapha Diagne leads his team to the NJ TOC tourney.

http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2015/03/syracuses_class_of_2016_basketball_commit_matthew_moyer_finishes_season_stays_tr.html
Matt Moyer staying loyal to SU.

http://www.d1circuit.com/news_article/show/491076?referrer_id=790853
Nice article on the friendship of 2016 Philly prospects Tony Carr and Lamar Stevens.

http://news.nike.com/news/14th-annual-jordan-brand-classic-returns-to-Brooklyn
Jordan Brand Classic regional game roster released. Moustapha Diagne, Tyler Lydon, and Frank Howard all selected.

http://scouthoops.scout.com/story/1527882-kentucky-derby-festival-rosters
Thomas Bryant selected to play in the Kentucky Derby Festival on April 11th.

http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2015/03/matthew_moyer_syracuses_class_of_2016_basketball_commit_undaunted_by_boeheim_ret.html
Jim Boeheim retirement plans doesn't change Moyer's mind stance on SU.

http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2015/03/jim_boeheim_called_2016_recruit_tyus_battles_dad_before_announcement_became_publ.html
http://syracuse.scout.com/story/1528699-battle-remains-high-on-syracuse
Tyus Battle's father talks about his convo with JB today and where things stand. A visit at the end of the month could be possible.


Highlights

Matthew Moyer Junior year mixtape.


Thomas Bryant Senior mixtape.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

3/14 News and Notes

Articles and Recaps
http://storiedrivals.com/sports/mbkb/gahanna_lincoln/2014-15/videos/Gahanna_Chillicothe_DistrictSemi
Video highlights of Matthew Moyer leading the way with 16pts as his team advances to the district finals.

https://syracuse.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1746228 (members)
The latest on Tyler Lydon as his season recently came to an end.

http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/3998742460433781922/live-stream-and-chat-non-public-a-final-pope-john-vs-cba-5-pm-saturday/
Live stream video of Moustapha Diagne's Pope John squad against CBA in the Non-Public A finals at 5pm.

http://zagsblog.com/articles/syracuse-bound-moustapha-diagne-leads-pope-john-to-non-public-a-victory/
http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/3998748460562782239/boys-basketball-pope-john-defeats-christian-brothers-wins-non-public-a-title-in-resounding-fashion/
Moustapha Diagne scores 10pts and 5rbs in a 71-35 blowout win to win the Non-Public A state championship.

http://www.prephoopsohio.com/news_article/show/490527?referrer_id=1373117
Recap of Matt Moyer's season coming to an end in heartbreaking fashion, as his team blew a 14pt lead with 2:20 left in the game.


Daily Twitter Updates
Zach Fleer @ZachFleerLGHL 26 minutes ago
Matt Moyer knocks down a three and Gahanna leads 17-2 with 1:30 in the first. Everything falling for the Lions
 
Zach Fleer @ZachFleerLGHL 7 minutes ago
Matt Moyer playing at a high level. Has 13 points. Gahanna leads 39-33 with 3:17 in the third
 
Gahanna Boys Hoops @GAHANNALINCOLNB 11 minutes ago
Moyer with the nasty two hand jam!!!!! 52-44 Lions
 
Dean Francis @OttosWorld365  ·  26 minutes ago
The official full stat line from game today was 15pts, 14rbs, 4ast, and 4blks.
 
Prep Circuit @PrepCircuit 2 hours ago
Roman Catholic G Tony Carr () scores 19 PTS in a 58-57 win over Pennsbury
 
Mike Kinney @MikeKinneyHS  ·  8 hours ago
Mustapha Diagne presenting himself as low-post force early. He has 6 pts for


Highlights

Richardson vs Briscoe


Trevon Duval Sophomore year highlights.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

3/10-11 News and Notes

Articles and Recaps
http://syracuse.scout.com/story/1525672-boeheim-hopkins-reach-out-to-5-star-battle (members)
Coach Boeheim and Mike Hopkins reach out the Battle family for the first time since the NCAA sanctions were announced.

http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2015/03/syracuse_basketball_coaches_keeping_tabs_on_class_of_2016_point_guards.html#incart_river
SU coaches keeping tabs on a pair of 2016 guards such as Quinton Rose and Howard Washington.

http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/high-school/post/_/id/36380/d4-emass-boys-hamilton-wenham-64-cathedral-35
http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/03/09/boys/LTC5euaoBABF7zsOxPKvEM/story.html
Marcus and Max Zegarowski, twin brothers of MCW leads their team to the Division 4 Eastern Mass finals.

http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/5434294919097644394/wildwood-catholic-39-at-trenton-catholic-66-njsiaa-tournament-semifinal-round-south-jersey-non-public-b-boys-basketball/
Malachi Richardson scores 12pts in a 66-39 victory as Trenton Catholic advances to the Non-Public B finals.

http://highschoolsports.syracuse.com/news/article/6108012157955775621/former-su-player-mentors-bishop-luddens-young-star-meet-mika-adams-woods/
Keep an eye out on local 2018 PG from Bishop Ludden, Mika Adams-Woods. Nice story here about former SU guard Billy Edelin coaching and mentoring him.

https://syracuse.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1744947 (members)
2017 PG Malik Zachery on the rise.

http://highschoolsports.syracuse.com/news/article/6031549679921694419/jamesville-dewitt-high-school-basketball-coach-bob-mckenney-is-apparently-out/
Longtime local Jamesville-Dewitt b-ball coach is being forced out.

http://zagsblog.com/articles/moustapha-diagne-puts-syracuse-turmoil-aside-leaeds-pope-john-to-non-public-a-north-victory/
http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/3998738460419781932/moustapha-diagne-and-jeromy-rodriguez-lead-no-4-pope-john-to-north-jersey-non-public-a-title/
Moustapha Diagne leads Pope John with 18pts, 11rbs, and 4blks to win the NJ non-public A championship.

http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/3998738460420781925/boys-basketball-briscoe-roselle-catholic-rally-past-trenton-catholic-for-south-b-title/
Malachi Richardson had a team high 21pts in a losing effort in NJ non-public B championship game.


Daily Updates
BostonHeraldHS @BostonHeraldHS 21 hours ago
Boy is Marcus Zegarowski smooth with the handle

Brendan C. Hall @BHallESPN 21 hours ago
Marcus Zegarowski is just that dude today

Jake Fischer @GlobeFischer 21 hours ago
After 3Q: Marcus Zegarowski 22, Cathedral 21. Hamilton-Wenham has 48 in total.
 
HoopDreamsMag.com @HoopDreamsMag 21 hours ago
Marcus Zegarowski has put on a show hear at the TD Bank Garden. Doing what he wants when he wants.

Dean Francis @OttosWorld365  ·  11 minutes ago
Apparently SU checked out 2016 5'11 PG Braxton Beverly from Kentucky tonight.
 
Dean Francis @OttosWorld365  ·  2 minutes ago
LT: I think the evaluation of Beverly is more about looking for D1 quality type walk-ons that can help out when scholarships become limited.

Dean Francis @OttosWorld365  ·  44 seconds ago
 
Dean Francis @OttosWorld365  ·  3 hours ago
Pope John down 13-8 after 1. Diagne had a few nice finishes down low but the officiating has been awful so far.
 
Dean Francis @OttosWorld365  ·  3 hours ago
Monster block by Diagne, runs the floor and then finishes with a turnaround down low. Nice!
 
Dean Francis @OttosWorld365  ·  3 hours ago
Pope John down 22-21 at the half. Diagne has played well on both ends of the court.
 
Dean Francis @OttosWorld365  ·  2 hours ago
Heading into the 4th qtr, Diagne leads Pope John with 13pts and they lead 34-31.
 
Dean Francis @OttosWorld365  ·  2 hours ago
Diagne struggling on the last few possessions with turnover.
 
Dean Francis @OttosWorld365  ·  2 hours ago
Pope John up 4 with 90 secs left and Diagne comes up with a huge weak side block.
 
Dean Francis @OttosWorld365  ·  2 hours ago
Pope John plays terrific D in the end and holds on to win the NJ non-public A title 52-42. Diagne led the way with 18pts unofficially.
 
Dean Francis @OttosWorld365  ·  1 hour ago
18pts, 9rbs, and 4blks were Moustapha Diagne's official stat line in the championship game. Congrats to the big man.
 
Dean Francis @OttosWorld365  ·  2 hours ago
assistant Gerry McNamara is currently at 2016 commit Matt Moyer playoff game.
 
Dean Francis @OttosWorld365  ·  1 hour ago
Malachi Richardson had a team high 23pts in his season ending lost to Isaiah Briscoe's Roselle Catholic squad.

Gahanna Boys Hoops @GAHANNALINCOLNB  ·  2 hours ago
Ward and Moyer back in and Moyer slams one home.
 
Gahanna Boys Hoops @GAHANNALINCOLNB  ·  2 hours ago
Moyer with the effort rebound and put back!! 23-17 Lions.
 
Gahanna Boys Hoops @GAHANNALINCOLNB  ·  2 hours ago
Moyer with the and 1!! 35-31 Lions.
 
Gahanna Boys Hoops @GAHANNALINCOLNB  ·  1 hour ago
Moyer sinks 2 FT's. 51-44 Lions. Ward now to the line shooting 2.
 
Gahanna Boys Hoops @GAHANNALINCOLNB  ·  1 hour ago
Steal by Moyer and saves it to Battle. Battle to the line and makes both. 55-44 Lions.
 
Dean Francis @OttosWorld365  ·  20 minutes ago
2016 commit Matthew Moyer leads his team with 16pts to advance in the district playoffs.
 
Matthew Moyer @matthewmoyer13  ·  36 minutes ago         
Coach gmack came to see me play today and better yet we are going to district finals!!      
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Matthew Moyer @matthewmoyer13  ·  35 minutes ago
Coach gmack came to see me play today and better yet we are going to district finals!!
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, March 6, 2015

3/6-7 News and Notes

Articles and Recaps
http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2015/03/top_recruit_malachi_richardson_still_committed_to_syracuse_despite_ncaa_penaltie.html
Malachi Richardson says he's still committed to SU.

http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2015/03/recruit_frank_howard_definitely_will_honor_commitment_to_syracuse.html
Frank Howard reaffirms his commitment to SU.

http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2015/03/penalties_have_no_effect_on_moustapha_diagnes_decision_to_play_at_syracuse.html
Moustapha Diagne says the probation has no impact on his commitment to SU.

http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2015/03/tyler_lydons_parents_believe_hell_honor_commitment_to_play_at_syracuse.html
Tyler Lydon's parents says they believe their son will honor his commitment to SU.

http://zagsblog.com/articles/thomas-bryant-to-visit-indiana-as-syracuse-penalties-complicate-recruitment/
Thomas Bryant visiting Indiana over the weekend.

http://syracuse.scout.com/story/1524501-battle-has-zero-concerns-over-su-s-sanctions
2016 Guard Tyus Battle and his father are still high on SU.

http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/5434285919085644479/paramus-catholic-55-at-pope-john-80-njsiaa-tournament-quarterfinal-round-north-jersey-non-public-a-boys-basketball/
Diagne leads the way with 20pt, 8rbs, and 5blks in victory to advance in the Non-public A semis.

http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2015/03/syracuse_coaches_assure_recruit_matthew_moyer_hell_have_a_scholarship.html
2016 commit Matt Moyer says he has been assured that he'll still have a scholarship available for him and that he's still committed.

http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/5434288919097644477/boys-basketball-pope-john-rallies-to-edge-don-bosco-advance-to-non-public-north-a-final/
Diagne scores 10pts to help his Pope John squad advance to the Non-Public A finals.

http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/5434288919101644460/marist-39-at-trenton-catholic-72-njsiaa-tournament-quarterfinal-round-south-jersey-non-public-b-boys-basketball/
Richardson leads the way with 22pts as his Trenton Catholic squad advances to the Non-Public B semifinals.


Daily Thoughts
Well the NCAA finally came down with their final report and sanctions on SU today. There was no additional post season ban for next season, but the NCAA went hard at Jim Boeheim and the University in other areas. I personally think the NCAA wanted to send JB a serious message here. Now facing NCAA issues for the second time in his career, the NCAA made sure to take a hard stance on him. The most severe penalty for the b-ball program was the reduction of 12 scholarships over the next four years. That's a little extreme and I'm cautiously optimistic that it'll be reduced eventually. Until that happens, what it means for SU is that they'll have to be more selective in who they offer and land a commitment from. They won't be able to get away taking flyers on players that are considered projects and are going to need instant contributors. I do believe top notch prospects will still be very interested in SU and that they'll be able to stack up good and competitive rosters. Plus it is facts that JB has hardly gone past eight players in his rotation throughout his coaching career. The 2003 championship team had a rotation of eight. The 2009-10 team, which some feel was the best team after the championship squad had a rotation of seven. The recent final four team was basically an eight man rotation as well. So I don't think it's going to cripple the program if they were to have a roster of only 10 scholarship players for a couple of years. Major issues will be that the margin for error will be small when it comes to dealing with injuries and having several recruits not perform at a high major level consistently as we saw this season.

Daily Twitter Updates
Dean Francis @OttosWorld365  ·  24 minutes ago
MCW's younger brother in the 2017 class. ": Marcus Zegarowski is a BAD BOY. Toying with St. Clement's right now"

Paul Biancardi @PaulBiancardi  ·  18 minutes ago
Espn 60 Matthew Moyer "I just spoke to coach Boeheim and I am staying committed to SU, they assured me of my scholarship" Moyer told Espn

Dean Francis @OttosWorld365  ·  4 hours ago
": Saw ESPN 100 No. 22 Thomas Bryant behind the Indiana bench.
 
Dean Francis @OttosWorld365  ·  5 hours ago
For those that had any doubts yesterday about his commitment to SU ": I bleed orange. "

Prep Circuit @PrepCircuit 7 hours ago
St. Francis (GA) G Kobi Simmons () scores 27 PTS in a 96-81 win over Greenforest
 
Mike Rempter @The_MikeRempter  ·  9 hours ago
Richardson drains a 3 and leads to a Marist timeout. He has 13. TCA leads 28-12 with a minute left in the half
 
Mike Rempter @The_MikeRempter  ·  8 hours ago
TCA advances with a 72-39 victory over Marist. Powell, Floyd and Richardson all with impressive games.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

3/5 News and Notes

Articles and Recaps
http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/4434285919085644380/mater-dei-38-at-trenton-catholic-82-boys-basketball/
Malachi Richardson leads the way with 16pts on four 3's in a 82-38 blowout win to advance in the Non-Public B tournament.

http://www.newhampton.org/page/News-Detail?pk=968128&fromId=204869
Tyler Lydon chips in with 13pts in a 65-62 win over South Kent to advance in the NEPSAC AAA semis.

http://scouthoops.scout.com/story/1523447-updated-top-25-basketball-class-rankings
SU recruiting class ranked 10th in Scout's updated team rankings.

http://scouthoops.scout.com/story/1523904-jordan-brand-classic-rosters
The Jordan Brand Classic rosters was released today. Malachi Richardson and Thomas Bryant were selected to play on the East roster. The game will take place on April 17th.

http://ottosgrove.com/who-is-basketball-recruit-quinton-rose/
http://syracuse.scout.com/story/1524179-rose-on-syracuse-s-radar (members)
Info on 2016 Guard Quinton Rose.

http://storiedrivals.com/sports/mbkb/2014-15/releases/OCC_poy_results
Voted by the fans, 2016 commit Matt Moyer wins OCC Player of The Year. Much congrats goes out to the young man.


Daily Thoughts
-Kentucky was expected to pay a visit to Thon Maker once again. They have been pushing real hard for him recently and if Maker eventually ends up there, then that has to be good news in the Thomas Bryant department. Bryant has stated not too long ago that he isn't interested in being a bench warmer on the next level. Well with Skal Labissiere, a top 5 big already committed, along with the possible addition of Maker, and add other bigs that might return such as Marcus Lee and Dakari Johnson, you'll have to assume that situation will become very unattractive for the big man from Rochester.

-Mike McAllister @McAllisterScout  ·  54 minutes ago
Mike Hopkins in Rochester Blue Cross Arena to see Bishop Kearney's Quinton Rose tonight, a 2016 PG  
For those not familiar with Q. Rose. He has been somebody that the SU staff has been monitoring for over the past year. He's a 6'5 combo guard, who is known to be an athletic slasher. His jump shot is noted for an area of improvement, but he has plenty of time to get that weakness corrected.
 
-Something interesting crossed my mind recently. I remember years ago when there was a local HS event that was put on at Manley that featured games with the 2007 commits and other recruiting targets. Fans got a chance to see players like Scoop Jardine, Rick Jackson, and Donte Greene up front and close. Plus the night cap featured what most that attended called a classic duel between Jonny Flynn and Brandon Triche. I was wondering why events like that haven't happened recently when SU has big incoming classes arriving and other targets to showcase? Just imagine if there was a local showcase event that took place this season. You could've had matchups like Pope John (Diagne) vs New Hampton (Lydon), Trenton Catholic (Richardson) vs Paul VI (Howard), Gahanna Lincoln (Moyer) vs Gill St. Bernard's (Battle), and a sneak peek into the future with a PG battle between Nottingham and local favorite Malik Zachery vs the highly touted Trevon Duval of St. Benedict's.
 
 
 Daily Twitter Updates
Dean Francis @OttosWorld365  ·  44 seconds ago
2016 commit Matt Moyer had 7pts, 10ast, 8rbs, and 4stls in limited minutes due to an injury in a 88-49 victory tonight
 
 
 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

2/28-2 News and Notes

Articles and Recaps
http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/987606845378092550/notre-dame-53-at-trenton-catholic-67-mercer-county-tournament-final-round-boys-basketball/
Malachi Richardson leads the way with 19pts, 6rbs, 3ast, and 2blks in another Mercer county tourney championship.

http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/987600845381092615/hackettstown-47-at-pope-john-76-hunterdonwarrensussex-tournament-final-round-boys-basketball/
Moustapha Diagne produces a monster stat line of 18pts, 14rbs, and 4blks in another county championship for his team.

http://scouthoops.scout.com/story/1522000-giles-smith-light-up-ncsiaa-playoffs (members)
2016 PF Harry Giles has a big time performance in the NC state playoffs.

http://highschoolsports.syracuse.com/news/article/4434278919067644360/mclaurin-gets-his-points-but-jamesville-dewitt-earns-tough-win-over-no-1-seeded-comets/
James Boeheim scores 16pts to help JD make the finals of their sectionals.



Daily Updates
Franklin Howard with 10 in the 3rd quarter (18 for the game) as PVI is out front 62-36 4th quarter about to start.

'15 G Frank Howard finishes with 20 PTS, '16 SF VJ King finishes with 16 PTS and '16 PF Corey Manigault finishes with 14 PTS to lead PVI.

Wesleyan Christian (NC) F Harry Giles III () scores 16 PTS in a 79-71 win over Christ School

Roman beats King, 58-57, for the AAAA city title. Tony Carr 15, Gemil Holbrook and D'Andre Vilmar 13 apiece. Jabri McCall game-high 22 --MLK

Boys' Basketball @PVIHoops  ·  8 hours ago
Franklin Howard hits a deep 3 to tie it up followed by a steal by Brandon Slater a dunk by VJ King gives PVI back the lead 48 seconds left
 
Jamie Shaw @JamieShaw5  ·  8 hours ago
6'4 (Syracuse) Franklin Howard of Paul VI finished with 17 Points & 5 Boards in the state championship game
 
Dean Francis @OttosWorld365  ·  4 hours ago
Light work tonight for commit Matthew Moyer, who had 8pts playing limited minutes in a 50pt victory tonight.
 
Capitol Hoops @CapitolHoops  ·  3 hours ago
Congrats to (Melo Eggleston) who battled back from a mid season broken foot and now has won a capital beltway league championship
 
Prep Circuit @PrepCircuit 6 hours ago
Wesleyan Christian (NC) F Harry Giles III () scores 11 PTS vs. Greensboro Day

Tariq Sbiet @Tariq_NPH 7 minutes ago Markham, Ontario
This Trevon Duval character of St Benedicts is VERY talented. Only a Sophomore. Bright future.
 
cnyhssports @cnyhssports  ·  13 minutes ago
End of first quarter - leads Carthage 22-10. Boeheim with 9 points for Red Rams. McLaurin has 5 for Comets.
 
Tariq Sbiet@Tariq_NPH 2 hours ago
Trevon Duval (St Benedicts) has to be one of the top American guards in class of 2017. Built well top to bottom. Composed w/body control.
 
Barry Hayes @hoopstarscanada  ·  54 minutes ago
St. Benedict's (featuring 5 Canadians) take down Bill Crothers, 95-87. Elite 2017 point guard Trevon Duval leads the way with 29.

Prep Circuit @PrepCircuit 52 minutes ago
Huntington Prep (WV) F Thomas Bryant scores 32 PTS in a 85-63 win over Southwest Christian Academy
 
 
Highlights

2017 Top 25 PG Matt Coleman.