Jrue Holiday is the headline of tonight's ESPN2 high school basketball game.
We're heading into halftime and all I can do is smile. Jrue Holiday, another superstar on his way to UCLA. I'll leave talent evaluation to Coach Howland--needless to say, the guy can really pick 'em--but I will say this: kid looks good. The announcers are drooling over him, 6-11 for 18 pts, 5 rebs against the #11 team in the country at the HALF. Great passing too, don't have the assists number. Jrue is apparently hoping Love sticks around, and based on what I've seen so far, I think Love could definitely benefit from a little extra time in college (then again I always think that, UCLA or no) so you never know, Jrue's hope may come true.
Jrue's an extremely talented offensive player, but, and no surprise here, it's obvious that he's an absolute star on the defensive end. Man, Howland can pick 'em. This kid will find a lot of success in our program, and I think he'll find it as a frosh.
Essays and lab reports combined with a loss to SC (good to see KD fired, but a loss to SC is ALWAYS painful) and a great comeback followed by a completely blown game at home against Texas. In other words, I didn't sleep much Sunday night. There is good news: from here on in, things are looking up. We're on the search for a new coach in football, and in basketball Roll, DC, and Keefe are getting their games back.