We all know that football season is almost here, but there are lots of folks around the SEC thinking about basketball. As a Kentucky Wildcat fan, I think about basketball a lot, and today I'll be recognizing the intrepid SEC basketball bloggers trudging toward the glorious day in mid October when hoops practice begins.
- Bamahoops at The Alabama Basketball Blog says that Mark Gottfried's Pan-Am games experience as assistant coach was good for him, even though they brought home no hardware.
- Arliss at the Mississippi State Basketball Blog has an update on freshman Riley Benock, from ... wait for it ... a Kentucky fan.
- Joswalt at the RazorBlog has a post about John Pelphrey's latest recruit. He is from Georgia ... no, the other Georgia over by Russia, not the home of the Dawgs.
- Finally, WrathofRupp at Wildcats Thunder Blog has a post about how Rick Pitino, the formerly-kind-of-beloved-but-wildly-successful Kentucky basketball coach rebuilt the UK basketball team from the ashes of well-deserved NCAA sanctions.
I'd also like to thank Third Saturday in Blogtober for mentioning us on their blog today. Thanks, gentlefolk!