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Friday Morning Glass of Juice: College Basketball News and Links June 14th, 2013

Blaney coached three seasons at Seton Hall.
Blaney coached three seasons at Seton Hall.

It's finally Friday, Juicers and Juicettes. Today we have a new recruiting target, George Blaney's retirement and some other non-sense. Enjoy.

The news:


Seton Hall and Columbia have recently offered Sean O'Mara, a Class of 2014 center from Benet Academy (IL.) He is being recruited the hardest by Xavier, Loyola, Virginia, Georgia Tech, Marquette & Saint Louis.

UConn's George Blaney Announces His Retirement - The Courant

The one-time Seton Hall (1994-7) skipper has announced his retirement from the game. He helped guide the UConn program into Kevin Ollie's hands as his last accomplishment.

It’s official: Sheldon Jeter is blocked from Pitt by Vandy - NBC Sports

I don't really understand the move since Pittsburgh is neither a conference opponent nor a non-conference rival of Vanderbilt's. Jeter's dream destination out of Beaver Falls (Pa.) was Pittsburgh, but the Panthers didn't offer him.

Isiah Thomas defends himself against claims that FIU’s postseason ban is his fault - Yahoo! Sports

Is it Isiah's fault? The APR's lack of consideration for transfers? The kids Thomas inherited?

NCAA denies Donte Hill’s eligibility waiver request - NBC Sports

8 minutes in a closed scrimmage will cost Donte Hill a year of eligibility. Go NCAA!

The road trip(s) of a lifetime - ESPN

Pretty crazy/awesome story about a couple die-hard Texas Longhorn fans.