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Weekly Roundup (03/31/2017)

Weekly Roundup (03/31/2017)

News and Notes from around Creighton and the Big East this week:

  • Junior big man Toby Hegner had surgery this week on the ankle that had bothered him the second half of the season:

  • Cole Huff reported that his mom, who suffered a stroke the week before the Big East Tournament, is doing well and back home:

  • Kari Korver, cousin of Kyle, Kirk, Kaleb, and Klayton, wrapped up her UCLA career in the NCAA Tournament last weekend atop the school’s three-point shooting list. Of the five Korvers to play Division 1 hoops, her 256 made threes ranks second.

  • Roberts Blumbergs, a 2017 recruit that Creighton is heavily pursuing, took an official visit to CU this week. The 6’9″, 205-pound Latvian native currently plays for GBA Sparta in the Czech Republic. He averaged 16.5 points with 9.8 rebounds in six games at the 2016 U18 FIBA European Championship, shooting 55% from the floor and 45% from three-point range. If Justin Patton heads to the NBA, CU would need another big who could step in and play immediately (their in-house options are Toby Hegner, Martin Krampelj, walk-on Sam Dunkum, and incoming freshman Jacob Epperson). Blumbergs could be that guy.

  • Speaking of recruiting, five-star Brian “Tugs” Bowen continues to weigh his options, and Creighton continues to be a legit landing spot for the highly-touted player. His LaLumiere team played in the Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals on Thursday, where Bowen thrilled the national TV audience with a pair of sparkling plays:

  • Xavier’s Edmond Sumner also declared for the draft, but did hire an agent and will not return:

  • Nick Bahe talked to Altman on “Game Time”, a thoroughly enjoyable 15-minute interview with his former coach:

  • And then later in the week Bahe talked with another former Bluejay, Brody Deren, about the feelings former players have with Altman’s Final Four run:

  • And lastly, Sharpe & Benning talked to Altman’s father, Lyle, about the excitement of watching his son coach in the Final Four:

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