Johnson helps Rockets reach Summer League title game

2014-07-21T16:06:00Z 2014-07-22T09:14:11Z Johnson helps Rockets reach Summer League title gameBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Got a bunch of stuff to catch up on, so here's some links I'm coming across just in case you missed any of them and are interested ...

-- Never mind that second-round status, because Nick Johnson is likely to get guaranteed money anyway the way he's playing in Las Vegas. Paul Coro had a story on him for azcentral.com and Greg Hansen wrote about Johnson (and former UA aide Jesse Mermuys) over the weekend. A Yahoo summary says Johnson could even find a small role with the Rockets next season.

-- Johnson has been averaging 11.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists while shooting 38.6 percent (but only 21.7 percent from three-point range) for the Rockets heading into tonight's final game between the Rockets and Kings. He had 12 points on 3-for-12 shooting in Sunday's semifinal game against the Hornets.

-- Among other players Johnson will see tonight is former OSU forward Eric Moreland, who has been playing for a contract with the Kings.


UA has given out two 2016 scholarship offers to Ohio players: power forward Omari Spellman, who announced it via Twitter, and wing V.J. King, who is leaving LeBron's old school to play in Virginia.


Last week, our Zack Rosenblatt caught up with new UA commit Ray Smith, who was impressed by UA coaches' attitude after he blew out a knee.


Cal added some much-needed depth in the frontcourt in Cornell grad transfer Dwight Tarwater.


Former Oregon multi-sport star Jordan Kent says his dad might not have quite the competition in the Pac-12 while coaching Washington State now that he faced as Oregon's head coach.


It was easy to overlook Colorado's Tre'Shaun Fletcher when he went down with an injury along with Spencer Dinwiddie last season, but he's been staying in Boulder intent on making a significant comeback next season.


At Utah, Jordan Loveridge is also undergoing an intense summer as he braces for what should be a much more competitive practice environment with the Utes.


Wayne Tinkle's assistants will collectively earn 35 percent more than the staff of Craig Robinson at Oregon State.


Dismissed Oregon forward Brandon Austin was denied entrance into Hutchinson (Kan.) CC, where Kadeem Allen starred last season.


Stanford, Utah and ASU had players named to the NABC's Honors Court, a list of top academic achievers who are in their junior or senior seasons.


Big 12 commish and former Stanford AD Bob Bowlsby painted a bleak picture of college sports.

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