For Thursday evening, it’s John Wooden and USA Basketball

UCLA will hold a memorial for John Wooden on June 26, at Pauley Pavilion.

Wooden truly appreciated women’s basketball. He was quoted once as saying:

“The top women athletes play a more pure game than the men,” Wooden was quoted as saying. “They play below the rim and fundamentally better.”

I agree.

USA Basketball has some fantastic interviews – one with U18 prospect Chiney Ogwumike and another with U17 candidate Alexyz Vaioletama.

(I love that I haven’t had to check how to spell either of their names for a year.)