The college basketball world is about to be inundated with preseason rankings, awards and inflated expectations. It's the business of the sport, and consuming all the information is part of the allure of the early season for fans.
Head coach Scott Drew announced a late addition to Baylor's 2012 incoming class on Tuesday. Heading to Waco next fall will be 6-foot-7 small forward Taurean Waller-Prince (San Antonio, Texas/Earl Warren).
ESPN's Sr. Recruiting Analyst Dave Telep reported on Wednesday that Top 100 forward Ricardo Gathers (LaPlace, La./Riverside Academy) will not sign his letter of intent with Baylor until his family gathers more information on the recent violations discovered by the NCAA.
The early period concluded Wednesday night but there's a chance a letter of intent or two could be post-dated and arrive within the next two weeks. However, outside of that possibility, the period is over.
The signing period officially begins at 12:01 a.m. but already a big fish wiggled off the hook. Over the weekend, power forward Ricardo Gathers (LaPlace, La./Reserve Christian) rescinded his commitment to St.