Illinois dismissed Paul from team
John Groce, head coach of the University of Illinois Fighting Illini announced Darius Paul was released from the team. Paul was arrested last week on a team trip with his team to France. It was the second time Paul was arrested for drinking; in 2014 Groce cited “multiple transgressions” and later admitted to underage drinking. In France, many reported Paul for damaging vehicles and breaking windows. The police superintendent said Paul was “very, very drunk”. llinois is also without Tracey Abrams, who was injured for second straight season.
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Auburn lands 5 star recruit:
The Auburn Tigers have landed a 5 star recruit for the 2016 season. Mustapha Heron chose Auburn over teams like Mississippi State, Marquette, Alabama and SMU. Heron is a 6’5 outside player in which once was committed to Pittsburgh. Heron joins Jared Harper on Bruce Pearl’s squad. Pearl has been known to have his 2 guard lead the team in scoring. Pearl says in 20 of his 22 seasons as head coach the 2 guards have led his team in scoring. The Tigers also have athletic forward Anfernee McLemore coming in for the class of 2016.
21st Annual 2K Classic Schedule Set:
The 21st Annual 2K Classic Schedule has been set. This is benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project, and will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York. The games are slated to take place November 20th and 22nd, and all games are going to be televised on ESPN. The semifinalist in this, which will host two regional round games are Duke, VCU, Wisconsin and Georgetown. Those four teams combined for a 119-29 record. Other teams in this event include Bryant, Prairie View, Radford and Siena.
Iowa State signs prep star:
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Kansas and Indiana projected to meet in finals of Maui Invitational:
The Kansas Jayhawks and Indiana Hoosiers were placed in opposite sides of the bracket at the Maui Invitational this winter. These two teams were projected to be in the tournament, but were unsure where they would be placed until this week. This should give the Maui Invitational a pre-Final Four type feel with two quality teams. The Jayhawks return three starters, but will face a tough test in their side of the bracket with either UCLA or UNLV. Indiana returns Yogi Ferrell to their 2015 – 2016 team. The Hoosiers continue
Head Coach John Groce at the University of Illinois has announced they will be without point guard Tracy Abrams for the second consecutive season. He missed last year with a torn ACL ‘and on Monday he tore his Achilles tendon while preparing for the Fighting Illini’s European tour. . The school has indicated that surgery is planned and joins Darius Paul and Jalen Coleman-Lands on the injured list. Abrams averaged over 10 points per game as a freshman along with 3.2 assists.
“First of all, my heart goes out to Tracy,” Illinois coach John Groce said. “He went through so much continue