April 14, 2008
Jarvis may be on rebound
Rex Walters is apparently leaving Florida Atlantic for the San Francisco coaching job. If that happens, we hope this will open the door for former St. John’s coach Mike Jarvis, who lives in Boca, to get back in the business.
Names we hear: Karl Hobbs of GW and Kevin Willard of Iona are both in the mix for Providence; Tim O’Shea of Ohio U. is an intriguing candidate at Brown. We personally hope Willard — who is a rising star in this business - stays at his current address for more than a year. Hope he remembers Iona gave him his shot and he has recruited very well for the future. His time will come.
Forward Taylor King, a 6-8 freshman who has received his release from Duke, is expected to resurface at Villanova.
Tyreke Evans of American Christian will announce his decision on Wednesday. We’re expecting him to commit to Memphis, but not sign a letter of intent just to make sure John Calipari doesn’t wander off to the NBA. The 6-6 Evans is a McDonald’s All-American and 11 points and 8 rebounds for the U.S. team in 20-point win over the Internationals at the Nike Summit in Portland. He could easily become the next Chris Douglas-Roberts in Calipari’s highly effective dribble drive offense.
We had no idea Danny Hurley of St. Benedict’s was involved in the Marist job before he withdrew. Pitt assistant Tom Herrion and Memphis assistant Chuckie Martin are viable candidates for that MAAC job.