As we mentioned on The Fizz last week, the biggest recruiting fish left in the basketball pond is heading to Arizona for some winter sun.
Josh Selby’s next “official move” is a visit to Tuscon and the University of Arizona the weekend of January 8-10.
This being Christmas week, Selby will have a little time to finish some shopping and that season in Madden 2010. His squad at Lake Clifton High in Maryland has one more game tonight before a long layoff.
After tonight Selby won’t suit up again until January 5th, leaving two weeks until the man on every prep radar makes any news again.
This is a two-week stretch across the high school and college sports landscape that’s often one long silent night. Christmas usually has that effect… unless you own a movie theater.
After Syracuse’s exhibition (sorry, game) against Oakland tomorrow, the Orange is off until December 29th against Seton Hall. It’s the Big East opener.
The football team has already done a ton of work on its early signees as well, so could be rather quiet from Marrone’s Marauders on the recruiting front until the new year.
One vital Post-It note for the football program, though, will be the replacements for Spence, Elizondo and Jackson in the coaching staff.
Those are hires that are best done during or shortly after the bowl season, as the coaching carousel moves rapidly. As The Fizz wrote Saturday, the naming of Doc Holliday at Marshall shook up the Big East’s recruiting landscape. It may be the first of many dominos to fall in the conference for coordinators and recruiting heads.
Sometimes no news is good news (Selby). For others, the headlines need to be coming fast and furious (coaching staff).