Rise And Fire - Big 12 Basketball Morning Link Dump for 7/27/2011

Back from a refreshing vacation in Alma, Colorado, we hike around the web to find interesting information on each Big 12 basketball team.
Check these links, then come back each day for updated information. If you have any links of interest, post them in the comments section or send them to me for inclusion tomorrow.

IOWA ST. CYCLONES
Des Moines Register - Iowa State basketball: Diante Garrett signs with Croatian team

KANSAS JAYHAWKS
KC Star - KU athletics' director of security resigns from department
kusports.com - Wichita AAU player impresses

Wichita Heights sensation Perry Ellis is no longer the only major-college recruit on Wichita's Pray and Play Players AAU team.
Buddy Hield, a 6-foot-4 senior-to-be from Sunrise Christian High in Bel Aire, has excelled during the July evaluation period.

MISSOURI TIGERS
California Golden Blogs - Ricky Kreklow Transfers To Cal Basketball From Missouri
mutigers.com - Denmon, English Prepare for Team USA Trials

OKLAHOMA SOONERS
Tulsa World - OU likely to hear from NCAA on Tiny Gallon affair this week
Norman Transcript - Capel not implicated in NCAA's OU basketball probe

A source close to the investigation told The Transcript that former coach Jeff Capel is not implicated in the NCAA's findings and OU likely won't have to appear before the NCAA infractions committee.

OTHER BIG 12 BASKETBALL NEWS
CBS Sports - NCAA calls summit re: college networks (h/t I Am The 12th Man)
ESPN (Dicky V) - Roundball chatter

There are several very good teams in the Las Vegas Classic in December. The eight-team field includes the likes of Baylor, West Virginia, St. Mary's and Missouri State. Keep an eye on that tournament as the competition should be interesting.

OTHER BASKETBALL NEWS
Ridiculous Upside - NBA Lockout: Should Extending The Draft Be Included In The New CBA?
CBS Sports - Vegas recruiting: a necessary evil, for now
The Onion - Shaq Prepares For New TNT Job By Doing Research On Talking

O'Neal added that he is also spending six hours each day learning how to sit in a chair without falling over

RANDOM NEWS
Rolling Stone - This Week in Rock History: Bob Dylan Goes Electric

And thanking the Lord for a smoking hot wife.

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