Marvin Menzies shows Jahmar Young and Jacoby Patton the door; Eliot Williams is gone, and more in the Dig.
High Stock: Troubled NMSU guard Jarhmar Young will hire an agent and pursue a professional career in basketball. Redshirt freshman Jacoby Patton was dismissed my coach Marvin Menzies too. Patton must not have been shooting too well at practice.
"Jahmar Young will forgo his senior season at New Mexico State University," Menzies said. "He is in the process of hiring an agent and will pursue his professional career immediately. We wish Jahmar success in his future endeavors."
Great Expectations: Andy Katz has his way too early 2011 Bracketology up and UTEP checks in at a #9 seed.
Track Star: UTEP sprinter Anderson Mutegi has been named the C-USA Male Athlete of the Week.
UTEP sprinter Anderson Mutegi has been named this week’s Conference USA Male Athlete of the Week as announced by the league office. Mutegi was the top collegiate finisher in the 200-meter dash, posting a C-USA top time of 20.97 at the UTEP Invitational in El Paso. The junior was part of two gold medal relays anchoring the 4x400m relay squad for a time of 3:12.47 and the 4x100m relay team that leads the league with a time of 39.52 and is eighth-best in the nation this season. This is Mutegi’s second career outdoor weekly honor and first in 2010.
Gone Pro: Memphis lost their leading scorer to the NBA Draft. Elliot Williams has hired an agent.
He was named Conference USA's newcomer of the year after leading the Tigers with 17.9 points per game. The 6-foot-5 guard was the league's second-leading scorer in helping Memphis go 24-10.
Dr. Saturday: The good doctor takes a look at Memphis's football team. I still can't believe the Miners stumbled to that team.
Among the more gruesome losses: a 45-14 lie-about against then-No. 8 Ole Miss opening week, a 56-28 shellacking as Tennessee's homecoming confectionary opponent, and the in-conference ignominy of falling 55-14 to No. 24 Houston two weeks later. Lone bright spots were a 41-14 drubbing of I-AA foe UT-Martin in September and a 35-20 win over a maddeningly unpredictable UTEP team in October.
Nice Company: Tim Floyd is going for the big guns, like 6'7 forward Marcus Thornton from Atlanta. And, he's recruiting nationally. I like it.
Thorton’s offer sheet as of Monday at 11 p.m., according to the blog post, is Kentucky, Florida, Texas, Michigan, Auburn, UTEP, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Clemson and Alabama.