Koufos’ HS Coach Takes Rip At OSU’s Thad Matta

It’s a somewhat predictable pattern: when there is friction between a big-time college coach and a big-time prospect, it usually doesn’t come to the surface until that player bolts for the professional ranks. Sometimes it comes through a surrogate. Kosta Koufos, now the first-round pick of the Utah Jazz, is now embroiled in a bit of this, as his high school coach is knocking his college coach for not using him well.

Kosta Koufos

The CANTON REPOSITORY has GlenOak HS coach Jack Greynolds, Jr. calling Ohio State coach Thad Matta “clueless” because he believes Matta didn’t use Koufos properly on the offensive end.

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Point Guard Prospect To Play Across The Pond?

Incoming Arizona freshman Brandon Jennings is expected in summer school next week to shore up his status before hitting the court as Lute Olson’s choice to replace the one-and-done Jerryd Bayless, who’s expected to be a lottery pick. Thing is, Jennings hasn’t quite cleared the standardized test bar with the SAT.

Brandon Jennings

So, if he doesn’t hurdle it on his third try taking the exam, ESPN’s Andy Katz reports the likely one-and-done star will try heading overseas to earn a few Euros for a year before declaring for the 2009 NBA Draft.

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David Stern: All Teenagers Off The Lawn By 2011

He successfully solved the crisis of high school baskeball players taking jobs away from hard-working, American and European blue-collar-with-white-trim ballers. And now NBA commissioner David Stern wants to take that one step further. Well, 12 months further, at least.

Oden and Durant, and the NBA's possible age limit up to 20

(If Stern gets his way, these guys wouldn’t have been draft eligible this past year. Well, okay, Greg Oden still would have been.)

YAHOO! SPORTS’ Kelly Dwyer has no quarrel of the possible rule change that Stern hinted at in a brief interview with TIME MAGAZINE a couple weeks ago. Read more…