BASKETBALL NEWS....We've been using the past few days as a palate cleanser after the Bears' bad, bad loss to San Diego. (but we'll have that Furman preview up Monday!)
Our respite was rudely interrupted by the apparently reliable news that Duke forward Jamal Boykin plans to transfer to Cal. Boykin (6'7"/230), a former California POY out of Fairfax, saw limited action in this first year and three games with the Blue Devils. He was sidelined by mononucleosis last month, and informed Duke officials he would not be returning.
By all accounts he's a good kid and a hard worker who leaves no burned bridges behind in Durham. Assuming the transfer goes through, Boykin would be eligible in a year's time to join the Cal team and face off against fellow Duke transfer Eric Boateng of ASU and the rest of the Pac-10. Nice get, Ben. You're still in the doghouse, but nice get.