Around the Hall: Kyrie Irving, Noel Johnson and Ralph Willard

  • 06/11/2009 9:43 am in

Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall crew.

+ St. Patrick’s guard and IU target Kyrie Irving talks about his recruitment and mentions his relationship with Tom Crean. {Northstar Basketball Blog}

+ Former Southern Cal recruit Noel Johnson, rumored to be interested in IU, is looking at UNLV, Charlotte, LSU and Xavier. Georgia Tech and Georgia are also possibilities. {Atlanta Journal Consitution}

+ Tickets are $6 and doors will open at 5:15 for the Indiana All-Stars exhibition tonight at New Albany High School. {Louisville Courier-Journal}

+ Ralph Willard resigned his position as head coach at Holy Cross to become the lead assistant for Rick Pitino at Louisville. Crean talks about his relationship with Willard. {Louisville Courier-Journal}


There’s no way I could have gone through last winter (a 6-25 season) without everything I learned from Coach Willard. I called him and told him that. Much of what (wife) Joani and I have learned about coaching and this life, we can attribute to the five years we spent with Ralph and Dot Willard. I still have the note cards from our practices.” – Crean on his relationship with former Holy Cross and new Louisville assistant coach Ralph Willard.

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