You may hear about a high school point guard by the same name that has signed with Alabama. Don't confuse the two.
And then we have the man who was the last recruit from the Donnie Jones era, DeAndre Kane. I've said plenty about his season at Iowa State, so you can watch for yourself. Big 12 teams are on TV more than American Idol.
Would Kane, strange and moody as he was, been a good senior leader for the Thundering Herd this season? At least better than Pittman, I figure.
Should this Marshall team be so young four years into a coaching tenure? I don't think so.
Today's trivia question: Which Marshall coach had the best fourth season?
Not a hard question. The answer was Rick Huckabay, whose 25-6 team of 1986-87 remains Marshall's last NCAA tournament team.
But consider this: four other coaches won 20 in their fourth season - Cam Henderson, Ellis Johnson, Bob Zuffelato and Greg White. Henderson's team won the 1939 Buckeye Conference title; Johnson's team was fourth at the 1967 National Invitation Tournament.
The worst fourth seasons? Dwight Freeman (1993-94) at 9-18, Jirsa at 13-19. Those were the final seasons for both.
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