Links: High praise for Jones' start with Mavs
Former USF guard Dominique Jones made a strong impression in five games in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, leading the Dallas Mavericks in scoring (16.8 points) and assists (3.4) and getting a writeup from ESPN.com.
"The thing that surprised me is his ability to get the ball places and deliver it on time, on target to guys for shots, layups, dunks," coach Rick Carlisle told ESPNdallas.com's Jeff Caplan. "He's really been good."
Caplan called Jones a "6-foot-4 freight train," and the competition for playing time between Jones and second-year pro Roddy Beaubois will be a continuing storyline for the Mavericks throughout in his rookie season.
Jones has the main image on the front page at Mavs.com, and here's another story from Hoopsworld, and one on how Jones was named to the all-tournament team in Vegas. MavsMoneyball.com writes about how Jones' best play came against the Wizards and top pick John Wall. More non-DoJo linkage ...
-- Meant to post this a few days back, but Zach DeBell, a USF target from Tarpon Springs, is off the board after committing to Georgia.
-- NFL.com's Steve Wyche includes former USF safety Nate Allen, now entering his rookie season with the Eagles, among his five players flying under the radar.
-- From the Where Are They Now Dept., former USF women's basketball player Caitlyn Mitryk, who transferred to the University of Tampa after two seasons, has been named as assistant sports information director at UT.
-- This Bleacher Report writer has a writeup on former USF soccer standout Yohance Marshall, now with the Los Angeles Galaxy and on loan to the Austin Aztex of the USSF Division II. The Aztex come to Tampa to play the Rowdies on Sept. 16.
-- The Times' Bob Putnam writes about former USF baseball player Myron Leslie, now a catcher with the Tampa Yankees.
-- More college football countdowns: The Orlando Sentinel, which put USF No. 58, has Central Florida at No. 47 and Rutgers at No. 43. (Wild to think of Savage as the Big East's most experienced quarterback, but at least by career starts, he is.) The New York Times' Quad blog continues its countdown with five likes and dislikes for USF, its No. 49 team. Again, PreSnapRead.com has a thorough preview from writer Paul Myerberg.