1. How Many Passes before You Shoot? Hawks sophomore guard Garrett Williamson came to Saint Joseph's from Lower Merion High School, where he was the second all-time leading scorer, behind Jelly Bean Bryant's kid. Somehow in the transition to college, he turned "scorer" into "defensive specialist" and has averaged fewer than three shots a game. More for the non-existent post game, I suppose.
2. Get Edumacated. After losing at Xavier, Hawk head coach Phil Martelli used his press conference to search out members of the Xavier administration and make sure that Musketeer senior guard Stanley Burrell was going to graduate. Part of the quote: "Do you know when graduation is? That goddamn Burrell, every year, every goddamn game makes a shot against us. I want to be here to make sure that sonofabitch gets out of here to be honest with you." Burrell took it as high praise. Related trivia: Stanley Burrell is possibly the second most famous person with that name on his birth certificate. The other? Stanley Kirk Burrell, also known as MC Hammer.
3. Don't Call Me Author, Either. Martelli's new memoir, Don't Call Me Coach, ranks #62 in Amazon.com's Books>Sports>Basketball>College & University as of the writing of this note. #61 (Mitch Albom's book on the Fab Five) and #63 (Rick Majerus' My Life on a (greasy) Napkin) aren't even available to buy on Amazon. Can someone get Kige Ramsey to pimp this? We promise a lifetime supply of metallic decals. — Jeff Martin