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Bryce Drew taking over for his father Homer Drew at Valparaiso | The Indianapolis Star

Bryce Drew is taking over for his father, Homer Drew, as Valparaiso men's basketball coach, multiple sources said Monday.

Daily Word: Murray State Racers coaching position will provide a nice opportunity for someone -- college basketball - ESPN
Andy Katz with a nice write-up on the surprising weight coaching at Murray State carries on a resume. In all, three of the last four Racer coaches have made the jump to a power conference job.

Source: Radford University, Brad Greenberg to part ways - The Roanoke Times
Sources say the school could announce the departure of its men's basketball coach as early as today.

Xavier's Pat Kelsey Steps Down as Associate Head Basketball Coach For Personal Reasons - XAVIER OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
As we first posted yesterday, Xavier University men's basketball associate head coach Pat Kelsey is stepping down for personal reasons. The death of former Wake Forest coach Skip Prosser plays a significant role.

UNLV forward Chace Stanback arrested Friday on suspicion of DUI - Las Vegas Sun
So much for a low key first off-season for new Rebels coach Dave Rice as UNLV's top returning scorer and rebounder faces some serious legal issues.

Ohio Valley Conference headed in right direction -
Over at CBS's Eye On College Basketball, Eric Angevine with a nice post on the positive impact of Belmont's move to the Ohio Valley Conference for the 2012-13 season.

Rush The Court " Belmont Leaves Atlantic Sun for OVC
The guys at RTC weigh in on the move as well.

DraftExpress: West Coast Workout Swing Part One: Joe Abunassar's Impact Basketball
My good friends at DraftExpress (I moonlight there as Features Editor) have begun their annual tour of pre-draft workouts. Stop number one takes them to Joe Abunassar's Impact Basketball where San Diego State's Kawhi Leonard and Fresno State's Greg Smith are training. The guys at DX have plenty of good things to say about both, including a pair of video interviews.

Early Entry Good/Bad Decisions |
In somewhat of a surprise, Jonathan Wasserman calls Tu Holloway's decision to return to Xavier a bad move. Most have gone the other way on this issue.

Jackson makes all-star team; Mason, VCU land elite prospects – Wilmington Star News
The venerable Brian Mull with an update on CAA recruiting for a pair of conference heavyweights and a nice accolade for a future member of the UNC-Wilmington basketball program.

Damien Wilson commits to Memphis over Wake Forest and South Carolina - ESPN

Tyrell Corbin of West High Commits to UC Davis | Utah Sports Action
New Aggies head coach Jim Les lands himself a great first recruit. The 5-foot-11 point guard was also being recruited by Louisville, Utah and Miami.

VCU's Smart wins another coaching award -
More good news for the Colonial Athletic Association as Shaka Smart earns another postseason award.