CBSsportsline.com has listed Kansas University assistant Joe Dooley as one of the candidates for the vacant Virginia Commonwealth head coaching job. Others on the list: VCU assistant Tony Pujol, Texas assistant Russell Springman, Florida assistant Shaka Smart, Wake Forest assistant Jeff Battle, Ohio State assistant Archie Miller as well as head coaches Jeff Lebo of Auburn and Billy Lange of Navy.
Stephenson to announce
Lance Stephenson, a 6-5 guard from Lincoln High in Brooklyn, N.Y., reiterated to the New York Daily News that he will reveal his college choice on Tuesday morning at the McDonald’s All-America media day session in Miami.
Various recruiting services believe KU will win out over St. John’s and Maryland. The Daily News said some still believe Stephenson may opt to play overseas a year prior to entering the NBA Draft.
Calipari to UK gains steam
ESPN and several other outlets including the Memphis Commercial Appeal are reporting that Memphis coach John Calipari has some interest in the Kentucky opening.
On Friday, Calipari told the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper he has no desire to leave the Conference USA school. On Sunday night, the paper said a meeting between Calipari and UK athletic director Mitch Barnhart may take place today.