Friday, January 21, 2005

Hoops Notes

Jackets are looking to get back to their winning ways on Saturday....... Here's "everything you wanted to know about Ra'Sean Dickey"........... Looks like BJ Elder might return for the VT game. Personally, if there is even a shadow of concern I would hold him out or really play him limited minutes. Don't aggrevate anything if there's a chance he can be even more healthy for our next game - Wake Forest............ Here's a re-cap from the Hive from Coach Hewitt's call-in show......... So you hate the Atlanta Journal Consistution coverage and support of our team? It could be worse - if you are a UVA fan...... Over at ESPN their "experts" have compiled their "Power 16" lists. Here they are individually. Amazing how many don't have GT in their 16, but the way we're playing now I'm not surprised....... More on Alade Aminu - The 6-9 senior is averaging 19.5 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots for the Jaguars, who are in contention for their first Region 2-AAAAA championship.............. Here's a "Where are they now" segment with Kevin Cantwell........ HOw about the ties between Jeff Van Gundy and Paul Hewitt - link here.

Van Gundy remembers Hewitt as "a good solid player who was versatile and athletic.

"I always liked him," he says. "What he has accomplished in his career is mind-boggling. I know that one day he will be an NBA head coach if he wants to be because he has the knowledge, personality and communication skills."

Van Gundy also had a big hand in helping get Hewitt's coaching career started. He called Hewitt in 1990 and told his old rival that there was an opening for an assistant coach on Fordham's staff.