The NCAA cleared Glenville State’s Phil Bledsoe for his senior season after the Division II college basketball player mistakenly used a new rule permitting only Division I players to declare for the NBA draft and sign with an agent while maintaining college eligibility.
In a revealing profile written by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, there’s an anecdote from his assistant coach at Saginaw High School, Bruce Simmons, where Draymond called him after a game against Ohio State his freshman year and told him he intended to leave Michigan State and transfer to another school. “He called and said, ‘Coach Bruce, I’m going to transfer. (expletive) this (expletive).’ And I said, ‘Noooo. We don’t do that. This is what you’re going to do. You’re going to go into practice. (Senior) Marquise Gray is getting your minutes. Bust his ass. Talk (expletive) to him. And then when you’re doing that, look at Izzo, because Izzo is putting this (guy) on the court instead of you.'”
Brendan Quinn: Michigan and Knicks assistant Howard Eisley are expected to complete a deal within the next 24 hours. He will finalize Juwan Howard’s coaching staff, joining Martelli and Saddi Washington.
Paul Pressey will be a special assistant to St. John’s basketball coach Mike Anderson, his former teammate at Tulsa. The school made the announcement Friday. The longtime NBA player and assistant coach was a teammate of Anderson’s under Tulsa coach Nolan Richardson.