Happy Thursday Nova Nation! I’m not going to lie Nation, it’s scrape the bottom of the barrel time here in the links department. Seriously, all I could find was Josh Hart and court cases. So instead, we’re going from “news” to ““““news”””” and searching around Twitter.
Surprisingly enough, the social media path was a lot more fruitful considering we’re in the basketball drought that is August. For example, this is video of actual Villanova players playing actual basketball. Enjoy.
#GSA Keating 1st D Set turns into a shot clock TO. to the Coaches back home. “What are you doing when no one is watching.” @KUHoops @RiderMBB @NovaMBB @WCU_Coach_Blair @BelmontMBB @SMUBasketball pic.twitter.com/gmY6ZwWyj9— GlobalSportsAcademy (@GlobalSports_US) August 12, 2018
Ah, like a refreshing glass of lemonade. Is it November yet? No? Ugh. Moving on.
Despite pleas for me to stop hyping Eric Paschall, I will do no such thing. Neither will he. Sure it’s an old video, but all the noise coming out of Nike camp is making the wait for college basketball even more unbearable!
If you squinted hard enough at the @nikebasketball Academy, it wasn't hard to envision Eric Paschall playing a similar role to Draymond Green, as he brings the same tough approach to his game— DraftExpressContent (@DXContent) August 14, 2018
Full @BIGEASTMBB Tournament interview with Paschall >> https://t.co/HWI5kF47Fm pic.twitter.com/j6H6JgOJ3C
And even the alums are balling out... kind of. Josh Hart threw out the first pitch of last night’s Dodgers game, a perfect strike of course.
Josh didn’t embarrass himself so that’s always nice pic.twitter.com/WcMwN1p9BY— Corey Hansford (@TheeCoreyH) August 16, 2018
Speaking of Josh, let’s actually get to those links. In other “news”, Josh Hart is great, Josh Hart was great, and basketball in the courtroom is no good. Enjoy!
Los Angeles Lakers have bonafide starter in Josh Hart | Lake Show Life
After completing his second Summer League with the Los Angeles Lakers, Josh Hart proved that he is a bonafide starter for the team.
Re-ranking the 2013 recruiting class | CollegeBasketballTalk
The best players from what was supposed to be an absolutely loaded Class of 2013. Josh Hart comes in at #9.
Convictions of Barry Bekkedam and Brian Hartline in Nova Bank fraud case upheld by Third Circuit | Philly.com
A federal appeals court this week upheld the convictions of Barry Bekkedam and Brian Hartline for their roles in an attempt in 2009 to obtain $13 million in bailout money for now-defunct Nova Bank. Hartline has already served his 14-month sentence.
Judge dismisses Rick Pitino’s lawsuit against Adidas – CollegeBasketballTalk
Pitino is going to continue to be in the headlines for a long, long time, it seems.