Nate Miles, the Connecticut recruit who was recently expelled from the school, has found a new home. Rivals.com's 79th best player in the upcoming freshman class will now suit up for the College of Southern Idaho. Miles started classes at the Twin Falls, Idaho campus but due to junior college rules, can't start playing until Feb. 6.
St. John's is getting some love. An award has been named after Joe Lapchick, the former Red Storm and New York Knicks coach. An inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame, Lapchick coached St. John's to a 334-130 record and four NIT championsips (back when the NIT meant something and was the national championship) in 20 years over two stints at the school.
The Joe Lapchick Character Award will go to the coaches who have shown the coaching skills and character of the legendary coach. The first winners of the award will be honored next week and will include another former St. John's coach, Lou Carnesseca, Pat Summit and Dean Smith.
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