Coaches raise money at golf tournament
On Monday, Tubby Smith (Minnesota), Tim Jankovich (Illinois State), Dana Altman (Creighton), Lon Kruger (UNLV), Phil Martelli (St. Joe's), Gregg Marshall (Wichita State), Nolan Richardson (Arkansas, retired), Gene Keady (Purdue, retired) and Bo Ryan (Wisconsin) joined Big 12 mentors Bill Self (Kansas), Mike Anderson (Missouri), Frank Martin (Kansas State) and Greg McDermott (Iowa State) at the CBE Celebrity Golf Tournament at The National to raise money for the College Basketball Experience.
"I hit some bad shots and some pretty good ones today," said Self, who thrilled KC Chiefs broadcasting legend Bill Grigsby by sinking a 45-foot putt on No. 9. Grigsby had shuffled some media members out to take TV footage of Self on the Tom Watson-designed course.
Self joked about some of the coaches' games.
"McDermott from Iowa State thinks he can really play. Anderson of Missouri obviously thinks he can play. I saw Martin play, and he's not any good," Self said with a laugh. "Everybody can play a little bit. Most of the guys that coach at one point of time in their life was a fairly gifted athlete from a natural standpoint. Nolan Richardson is a really good player," he added in a serious tone.
Wall's list narrowed
John Wall, a 6-4 senior point guard from Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, N.C., currently has a final list of seven schools, Rivals.com reports. They are: KU, Memphis, Baylor, Oregon, Kentucky, North Carolina State and Oklahoma State.