Boo, Yum! replacement? WNBA

So much news today. And happy birthday Candace Parker, by the way, who reported having an excellent time in Russia.

First yesterday: USA Basketball had its first exhibition in Connecticut. Here’s a video of what attendees say was a good game. Seimone Augustus, who sustained a season-ending ACL injury last June, participated.

ESPN’s Lindsay Schnell covered one of the major viewing tournaments this weekend: the Boo Williams Invitational. She has a write up, and there is a video.

Today we have the apparent crisis that is Oregon State. With the exit of Kirsten Tilleman, following Talisa Rhea and Kate Lanz, there are only six players left on the Beaver roster for next year. Lanz told Oregonlive that the atmosphere at OSU wasn’t “positive.” All I can say is wow.

Then there was this tweet from KeilMoore of Peach State Hoops, claiming that 6’7″ Imani Stafford has replace Mater Dei’s Jordan Adams at the top of the 2012 class. There was some discussion about that, but so far no evidence that it’s true.

The lovely new University of Louisville basketball arena will be called the KFC Yum! Center. Oh. My. God.

The Tulsa Shock and Coach Nolan Richardson have their two assistant coaches in place to begin the season. WNBA training camp begins this weekend for some teams, and next Monday for others.

In NCAA news, former Houston Comets coach Karleen Thompson has been named an assistant at Clemson.

Terri Williams-Flournoy has Georgetown on the right track.