Two sources said when new FIU coach Richard Pitino went to Boca Raton Grandview Prep Tuesday to convince 6-9 Windale Glinton and 6-4 point guard Ivan Canete to recommit to FIU in 2013, the players told Pitino he'd have to talk to their AAU coach. And their AAU coach feels little warmth for FIU these days.
With 2012's Chicago Marshall's Milton Doyle decommitting, too -- http://blogs.suntimes.com/hoopsreport/2012/04/marshalls_milton_doyle_talente.html -- the rebuilding path gets a little longer for Pitino.
At least he can console himself that, from what I hear, Glinton and Canete aren't likely to wind up at FAU with Mike Jarvis.
Katie Mundy took a two-shot lead into Wednesday's third and final round of the Sun Belt Championship. Alas, Mundy went Greg Norman with a third round 2-over 74 to finish with a 1-under 215 and fall into a playoff with Denver's Rachael Watton. Watton won the playoff on the first hole.
Watton led Denver to the overall title. FIU finished third, 23 shots back. Shelby Coyle's 5-over 221 came in ninth. Tania Tare was tied for 15th with a 12-over 228. Yolecci Jimenez's 15-over 231 tied for 24th. Monica Miller's 28-over 244 was 44th.
Junior Rita Masiak, FIU's No. 1 singles player, was named to the All-Sun Belt team Wednesday. The Sun Belt tournament is this week. FIU plays the Troy-Arkansas-Little Rock winner at 9 a.m. Friday.
And we close with this...for me, these scenes meant early Saturday afternoon, post-cartoons and before sports. RIP Dick Clark.