Roundup: Utah's Kyle Kuzma staying in NBA Draft
Kyle Goon reports that Utah basketball’s Kyle Kuzma is hiring an agent and will remain in the NBA Draft. DraftExpress.com currently has Kuzma going late in the second round.
Jacob Thorpe reports that Washington State extended Ernie Kent’s contract by a year. Kent nabbed his first four-star recruit in Pullman on Monday and went 6-12 in Pac-12 play in 2016-17, a year after going 1-17 in league.
Well how about this – former MLB first round draft pick Donavan Tate is joining Arizona football as a walk-on quarterback. Tate was the No. 3 pick of the 2009 MLB Draft and will be a 27-year-old freshman come September.
Kansas men’s basketball transfer Carlton Bragg has committed to Arizona State, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports. The 6-foot-10 power forward also considered Illinois and was suspended on two separate occasions last season with the Jayhawks.
Our Alex Espinoza gives us the “Thursday Night Baseball” preview for USC-UCLA, with first pitch slated for 6 p.m. PT/7 p.m. MT or thereabouts.
Former Colorado men’s basketball guard Thomas Akyazili talks with BuffZone.com about his time in Boulder in this Pat Rooney-produced link. The Belgian guard decided to leave the program after two seasons and will look to play pro back in Europe.
Check out the BeaversEdge (Oregon State’s Rivals website) Q&A with Oregon State AD Scott Barnes.
Stanford baseball juniors Matt Winaker and Andrew Summerville were named CoSIDA Academic All-District on Thursday. On the diamond, Winaker and Summerville have helped the Cardinal to a nine-game winning streak.
Good article by Sports Illustrated’s Greg Bishop, who details the waiting game for Washington cornerback Sidney Jones during the NFL Draft. Initially considered a first-round pick before injuring his Achilles tendon, Jones went 43rd overall to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo! Sports explains how the addition of New Mexico transfer Elijah Brown will help the Oregon men’s basketball team. Brown, the son of Golden State Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown, averaged 18.8 points per game last year for the Lobos.
Kyle Bonagura writes that UCLA football is a bit of a mystery heading into the summer. The Bruins had their “spring game” on Saturday, not wanting to give away too much on tape to next season’s opponents.
Andrew Miller of California Golden Blogs gives us the skinny on new Cal defensive backs coach Gerald Alexander, who was drafted in the second round by the Detroit Lions and played in the NFL for five years.