Archive - Nov 16, 2012
Ready to run: Christian Wood signs with UNLV basketball, leads long list of locals signing with colleges
Aaron Gordon cut Cal, Kansas and Oregon from his list of colleges for a final three that includes two Pac-12 powers along with last seasons NCAA Champion. Brother of former New Mexico player Drew Gordon, Aaron is seen as a high powered athlete that could translate to either forward spot at the college level.
After a strong season opener derailed by an ankle sprain, Isaiah Austin helped Baylor get an 84-74 win over Boston College. Austin had 16 points and 9 rebounds, also being credited with playing solid 2nd Half defense on Eagles star sophomore Ryan Anderson, who finished with 25. The real star of the game, however, was senior PG Pierre Jackson, who finished with 31 points and 7 assists.
After having to sit out his senior season of high school with a back injury, one might expect Ryan Arcidiacono to take some time to get into the groove of the college game. Instead, the freshman PG has stepped up to the challenge, averaging 18 ppg and 5.3 apg while leading Villanova to a 3-0 start. Last night Arcidiacono overcame 7 turnovers to lead the Wildcats to a 89-81 victory over Purdue in the 2k Sports Classic.