clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Technical Tidbits 5/28

New, 11 comments

In which Kenny Anderson goes Hollywood.

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Former Georgia Tech star Kenny Anderson, who was a member of the infamous "Lethal Weapon Three" along with Dennis Scott and Brian Oliver, is going to be subject of a new documentary titled "Mr. Chibbs" about his early life and playing career. Anderson helped lead Tech to a Final Four appearance back in 1990 behind his excellent shooting and would go on to average 26 points per game during the 1991 season for Tech, during which he led the Jackets to yet another NCAA Tournament. Mr. Anderson is also a great follow on Twitter in case you are interested; his world-renowned cigar selfies are what make the Internet worth having.

Georgia Tech picked up its fourth football recruit for the upcoming 2016 class yesterday in the form of 3-star B-Back Dedrick Mills of Ware County High School. Mills also boasts offers from a number of powerhouse schools such as South Carolina, Auburn, and Florida State but ultimately decided to go with Tech because he felt like the coaching staff's top priority -- which he likely was. A strong senior season could very well earn Mills a fourth star and some more national recognition. In fact, I'm surprised that he isn't currently a 4-star player considering how much interest he garnered from the aforementioned football factories. See the FTRS report right here.

Justin Thomas has been named as one of five ACC offensive player of the year candidates by ESPN. Interestingly enough, Georgia Tech will get an opportunity to face each of the candidates this season -- Clemson's Deshaun Watson, Pitt's James Conner, and FSU's Dalvin Cook and Everett Golson each promise to be tough customers in their own right. As for Thomas' chances at winning the award, I can certainly see it happening. If he can lead the offense to a season as successful as last year, it will be his for the taking barring a Jameis Winston-esque breakout player emerging.

While most fans agree that basketball referees in both the NBA and NCAA need to let players play and call fewer fouls, at least one coach -- Kentucky's John Calipari -- thinks that the game has gotten "way too rough" and that referees should call more fouls. I just don't think that Calipari has any real case in favor of having referees call more fouls simply because of the emphasis that has been placed on pace of game in recent years. Fouls are the reason that games are so long as it currently stands -- some prompt television timeouts and most take 1-2 minutes.

Should referees call more fouls? Should they call fewer? Why doesn't coach Calipari just go coach ping pong if he doesn't like rough sports?

Have a great Thursday!