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That moment looked a lot like Nick Young‘s celebration of a missed three-pointer years ago:
It also looked like Kemba Walker‘s mini-Harlem shake during a shot that rimmed out:
Phoenix went on to win, 120-103, and Barbosa finished with 16 points off the bench. But the Brazilian Blur recorded just one assist and could have had another one had Dudley made the open shot.
His teammate apologized on Twitter after the game:
For one, Alabama has signed the No. 1 class for seven straight seasons. For another, there probably aren’t enough five-star-type targets who are legitimately considering the Hurricanes. But this class does have a different feel, and a top-10 class for the first time in years is certainly possible. And Miami’s schedule is forgiving, with Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, and Georgia Tech all coming to Coral Gables. It could have its best season since 2003 if it finds a replacement for QB Brad Kaaya.
Bill C’s team of the day Thursday was FIU! It’s the most experienced team in the country. I also really like how FIU is recruiting. While FAU gets all the headlines for its recruiting and Lane Kiffin, FIU is actually doing a better job recruiting high school players, which makes sense given the presumptions of how long the respective coaches will be at their programs.
An emerging name to know is Melbourne (Fla.) Central Catholic runner Lavonte Valentine, who has picked up his first five offers in the last five days: from Kentucky, USC, Southern Miss, Oregon, and Akron. That’s a great way to start a recruitment.
Valentine’s team won the state title, and I would have likely seen him had the FHSAA’s credential policy not been archaic, banning media members who cover recruiting. Valentine has excellent size, at 6’2 and 190 pounds, and this spring he ran the fastest 60-meter time in the U.S. at 6.77. I’ll have more on Valentine soon.