Checking in for his last report on his experience at the University of Iowa basketball camp is our coach on the court Drew Stonewall. In case you missed his reports from earlier in the week that were definitely written by him and not made up at all, here they are:
Day One - Late Game Situations
Day Two - Mental Toughness
Day Three - Picture Day
"Well guys, I wrapped up my time in Iowa City with the Hawkeyes today. Great week of camp and I'm excited to come back again and help in future years if they'll have me. I really enjoyed working with the kids, I learned a lot from the coaches, and didn't get hit by any of the many objects Coach McCaffery threw on the court this week.
I don't really know what to add from Day Four of camp that we haven't already talked about the first three days. I hate to disappoint all the faithful Three Count readers but today was pretty similar to the other days of camp, at least once Coach McCaffery actually showed up I guess.
There was a weird moment right before Fran was suppose to get into the gym for his hour session. I was looking at our camp schedule and was thinking Coach should be coming in any minute but he never showed. Normally he arrived 10-15 minutes early just to watch the drills and talk with the campers a bit but even by the time his session was suppose to begin, he wasn't in the gym yet.
So you could tell the assistant coaches tried to drag the prior session out a little bit longer to cover some time until someone could figure out where Fran was. We still couldn't find him so one of the coaches suggested we play one big game of knockout with the campers....a youth basketball camp isn't complete without a couple games of knockout, it's just a tradition.
Eventually one of the assistant coaches came back into the gym and said Coach McCaffery would be in the gym in 10 minutes. I'm not sure if something came up or if he forgot about camp or what the deal was. I'm used to watching Hawkeyes teams only play for three-quarters of the season before they shut it down and tank down the stretch, but it was weird to see Coach McCaffery do it at his own camp.
Anyways, once Fran showed up everything went pretty smooth for the rest of the day.
Thanks for letting me share my experiences this week with the vast Three Count audience. Until next year guys!"
Is it just me or have we been waiting quite awhile for a new Taylor Swift album? We should be due for one right?
I mean, she's basically the Beatles of our generation. A once-in-a-lifetime talent that our genre should treasure. So maybe I'm getting greedy but I'm jones-ing for a new T-Swift track.
Here's a look at the major albums she's put out so far in her career:
2006 - Taylor Swift
2008 - Fearless
2010 - Speak Now
2012 - Red
2014 - 1989
You could throw in some Christmas albums and live-tour albums, but for the most part it's every other year we get a Taylor Swift album to listen to and love but we missed 2016's edition and are almost halfway through 2017 without one. And I haven't heard of anything coming down the pipe either.
Hope this changes, the music world just isn't the same without her.
I'm admittedly just putting this topic in today's Three Count hoping that some people on Twitter search for the #NBADraft hashtag and stumble across this blog. But I'm also really looking forward to tonight's draft and all the talk/speculation leading into the draft throughout the day. This has the possibility to be the most eventful NBA Draft of all time. I guess all drafts have that potential and I'm not sure if it really matters if it ends up that way or not, but today could be really entertaining in NBA circles.
As a Pacers fan, it sound like Paul George is going to get traded tonight...just not sure where yet. I'm afraid the Pacers aren't going to get much in return for him though. I've been reading some of the speculated offers and deals on the table and nothing has been overly exciting yet. Never know though, maybe someone will throw a big offer out there hoping to land PG.
Then this whole Knicks/Porzingis/Phil drama starts to unfold the last couple days to add another plot twist to the draft. Just unreal what is going on in New York. I'm not against seeing what you can get for your star players and possibly shipping them off if you get a great deal that you believe can help your franchise, but pissing that player off in the process they way Phil has done to Porzingis is just odd.
This also seems like a deep draft that could produce some quality players down the line. Or at least enough quality players to get many teams excited with their choice leaving the draft and heading into next season.
And, I feel we are in for A LOT of Woj-Bombs and trades throughout the day. With many stars on the trading table and so many quality players in the draft this year, both at the top of the draft board and near the bottom, I think we see a lot of movement today/tonight. Should be a great night.
And if you did just click on the #NBADraft hashtag and stumbled across this blog by chance, great! Feel free to give our Twitter account a follow.