On the last show of the semester we discuss the Washington National’s injury woes, the Washington Redskings proposed name change, and why the Knicks fueled the Celitics to a game 5 win last night. Listen here.
On todays show we discuss David Price’s blow up, Tavon Austin’s pro potential, and why Ohio St. should or shouldn’t be ranked preseason #1 next year in college football. Listen here
Special guest Kesler Roberts joins Ryan to talk about how to score a tennis match, why college sports beat pro sports, and why Ole Miss needs to take a page from Oregon’s book. Listen here
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In todays show we discuss Ole Miss baseball’s struggles, Will Middlebrook’s newly discovered power, and why Chris Webber needs to be in the Georgia Dome tonight. Listen here.
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BY Tiffany Odom
Abortion. Just uttering the word in Mississippi can draw out a fiery sermon from the conservative view against it, and a passionate liberal argument in it’s defense. For now it still lives on in the state, though legislation is working hard to place heavy stipulations against it.
In April, the Mississippi Senate passed an abortion regulation law, which requires that all abortion clinics meet two regulations, that each doctor must be a board-certified OB-GYN and that the clinic must have admitting privileges at the local hospital. The clinic’s owner, Diane Derzis, told the Associated Press that every doctor at her clinic is board certified, but only one has admitting privileges at the local hospital.
After the bill was signed into place by Gov. Phil Bryant, the clinic was granted a restraining order by U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan. The clinic believes the new law is not for safety’s sake, that it only wants to eliminate abortion in Mississippi. Jordan will hear both sides of the argument again on July 11 to determine if the restraining order will be upheld.
Former Ole Miss basketball star, Terrance Henry, has joined the Memphis Grizzlies, according to StraightOuttaVancouver.com
Henry, who’s stock was on the rise prior to the draft, was not amongst the 12 SEC players drafted Tuesday night. NBADraft.net listed Henry as an honorable-mention small forward in their positional rankings coming into the draft. This is what they had to say in evaluating the Monroe, La., native:
“STRENGTHS: Henry’s ability to cover space and make decisive moves in two dribbles or less in the half-court was on display in Portsmouth and is further backed up on his film … Mixes the pump-fake with slight hesitation moves to freeze defenders when rising up for the jumper … His one-dribble pull-up is textbook and his straight up-and-down form is punctuated by his feet landing in virtually the same spot he takes off from … Henry also utilizes an effective jump-stop after getting defenders on his hip that helps him gather himself before going up against the trees in the middle … More impressive is his combination of length, body control, and touch when attacking the rim off the bounce, which he leaned on throughout the season to overcome solid on-ball defenders in the SEC … Great elevation for a player his size, as well as very fluid/agile … Willing passer that knows which spots to find bigs and when to get them the ball in a possession … Solid FT shooter … Size and quicks to defend both wing spots in the NBA.
WEAKNESSES: Skill level makes him a tweener … Could develop into an NBA small forward, as his foot speed and athleticism and there, but his skill level is still way behind … Never broke out into the player that many envisioned. He has the talent, but his assertiveness and confidnece fluctuate … Added minutes/touches meant added TOs for Henry as a Sr. (3.4/gm in 30.9 mins.) … Tends to leave his feet without a clear idea of where he’s going with the ball on the drive, sometimes leading to errant heaves that have little chance of going in … Hovered right around 4 rebs/gm as a collegian, which is underwhelming at his size … Knocked down a combined 59 3’s in four yrs. at Ole Miss … Not a lazy player, Henry’s one of those guys who makes everything look easy and doesn’t possess a motor that never shuts off … Smooth, maybe too smooth … Not exceptional at anything … Could ultimately be a tease unless he develops more desire and intensity … “
It is often rumored that the Grizzlies are shopping around SF Rudy Gay, despite adamant rebuttals by Grizz Owner Michael Heisly. If the rumors turn out to be true, Henry could have a shot at replacing Gay in the Grizzlies roster.
Other SEC players drafted last night:
- #1 by New Orleans Hornets: Anthony Davis, PF, Kentucky
- #2 by Charlotte Bobcats: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, Kentucky
- #3 by Washington Wizards: Bradley Beal, SG, Florida
- #18 by Houston: Terrence Jones, PF, Kentucky
- #23 by Atlanta Hawks: John Jenkins, SG, Vanderbilt
- #27 by Miami Heat: Arnett Moultrie, PF, Mississippi State
- #29 by Chicago Bulls: Marquis Teague, PG, Kentucky
- #30 by Golden State Warriors: Festus Ezeli, C, Vanderbilt
- #31 by Charlotte Bobcats: Jeff Taylor, SF, Vanderbilt
- #42 by Milwaukee Bucks: Doron Lamb, SG, Kentucky
- #45 by Philadelphia 76ers: Justin Hamilton, C, LSU
- #46 by New Orleans Hornets: Darius Miller, SF, Kentucky
Jacob Batte is a senior Journalism major. He c0-hosts the News Room at Noon with Jacob Batte and Houston Brock as well as appearing weekly on The Full Court Press. You can follow him on Twitter @batteman60