Darrell Moody: Carson High’s Glover building the right way
I like Jordan Glover’s exuberance.
The young coach has hit the ground running since being hired to replace Carlos Mendeguia as Carson High’s head basketball coach.
He is trying to build the program the right way, and that means teaching the elementary and junior high players proper fundamentals and what they will need to do to play the game at the high school level.
On Feb. 24, Glover, through Capital City Hoops, is introducing a series of one-hour basketball clinics that will focus on pivoting, ball handling, passing and layups. The clinics are every Saturday excluding March 31, April 7 and May 19.
The clinics are open to players from 6-11 who will play during the 10 a.m. time slot, and to players 12 through 14. That group will work from 11 to noon.
All sessions are being held at Carson High. The cost is $10 each session. Players are asked to bring their own basketball.
For information, contact Glover at 813-8735 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a Nevada basketball fan, the recent injuries to Caleb Martin (lisfranc ligament) and Lindsey Drew (Achilles) are a concern because the Pack doesn’t have a large active roster.
Martin appears to have rebounded quickly from his injury and is tolerating the pain associated with his injury. Drew is done for the year, and he could be out next season to.
On that matter, if Drew can’t play until, say late December, I’d think the wise move might be to redshirt him.
With Cody Martin and Josh Hall returning plus three current redshirts eligible next year, there will be plenty of depth at guard. Cody Martin already does plenty of ball handling for this year’s team. All three come in as being more prolific scorers than Drew, but ball handling and defense could be a concern.
Coach Eric Musselman has already inked a 6-4 transfer from Louisiana Tech, who will sit out next season, and that by my count, leaves Nevada with one more scholarship left unless somebody leaves.
Nevada, since coach Musselman took over, has trolled the annual college basketball waiver wire with great success. He has had three to four redshirts sitting out each year. He has also hit big with his first two recruiting classes except for Devearl Ramsey, who left after a disappointing freshman season, and 6-8 Darien Williams, a grad transfer from St. John’s, who was booted off the team this season.
I’m wondering if the recent injuries will alter the way he builds the roster; perhaps one less sit-out which would mean one more active scholarship player on the bench.
Musselman, according to reports, will tone down practices the rest of the season to avoid further potential injuries.
Right now, Nevada is crossing its fingers that Caleb Martin’s injury doesn’t get any worse. If Caleb Martin continues to play, I think the Pack can repeat as conference champs, though it won’t be easy.
Moving forward, the teams that scare me the most are UNLV, Boise State and Wyoming, and it’s very likely the Pack could see at least two of them in the conference tournament.
The Pack is assured of getting a first-round bye for the tournament. That means having to play three straight days to win the tournament instead of four. That is huge when a team lacks depth.
UNLV worries me because of its size inside (Brandon McCoy and Shakur Juiston). Jovan Mooring scored 31 for the Rebels, but he shot a lot of 3-pointers, and that accuracy can come and go. Certainly Nevada has to contest better, but Mooring did hit some under-pressure shots.
Boise is a handful because of Chandler Hutchison, its depth and its ability to rebound the ball at the offensive end. Chris Sengfelder and Zach Haney hurt Nevada on the offensive glass.
Wyoming is scary because the Pack has been unable to find an answer for Justin James, who has torched Nevada for 33 points in each of the two meetings this year.