A Few Preseason Notes
Monday, Oct. 4, 5:45 p.m. PT

In its preseason magazine, The Sporting News has listed the top player in the Pac-10 Conference in various categories. Senior forward Joevan Catron was listed as the league’s top returning rebounder, while sophomore center Michael Dunigan has been dubbed the conference’s best athlete.

Other selections
• Best shooter: Michael Roll, UCLA
• Best athlete: Michael Dunigan, Oregon
• Best leader: Nic Wise, Arizona
• Top NBA prospect: Abdul Gaddy, Washington
• Best rebounder: Joevan Catron, Oregon
• Best coach: Mike Montgomery, Cal
• Best home-court advantage: Washington

Tajuan Porter in the College Basketball Experience
A while back a representative from the College Basketball Experience in Kansas City, Mo., contacted me regarding a new exhibit that was going up. For those of you who don’t already know, the College Basketball Experience houses the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, where visitors can honor college basketball legends and learn about the history of the game. Included are all types of exhibits like: Beat The Clock, Call The Highlights, Center Court, Clean The Glass, Epochs of the Game, Shoot From Downtown and many more.

The representative (Jeff Gelb) wanted to know if we had any pics of Tajuan Porter that they could use for their new “Measure Your Height” exhibit. He was looking for a high profile player who would fit the under 6-foot-tall player demographic. A few weeks later and what do you know, TP (5-foot-6) is standing next to Dwayne Wade (6-foot-4) and Kenny George (7-foot-7) in the latest exhibit.

Now college basketball fans from all over can size up against Tajuan Porter.