Leading off today:
Membership in the Basketball Coaches Association of New York Hall of Fame will grow by nine next March following the announcement of the latest induction class:
Among those to be honored March 24 in Glens Falls will be recently retired Lake George coach David Jones, who guided his teams to 360 wins and six Section 2 crowns. The 2018 NYSPHSAA title was Jones' third with Lake George.
Also selected at the most recent BCANY meeting are:
• Jeff Baier, Downsville: He led his teams to more than 300 wins and three Section 4 championships, also serving on the sectional basketball committee.
• Mike Delaney, Watertown Immaculate Heart Central: Delaney, who also coaches baseball, has compiled more than 500 wins in 40-pus years of coaching.
• Tom Downey, Livonia: He won 437 games in a 28-year career, also securing four Section 5 championships.
• Joe Lores, East Rockaway: Joe Lores coached from 1982-2017 at East Rockaway, where he's also coached girls soccer and softball.
• Ray Nash, CHSAA: The former standout at St. Francis College went on to coach the sport at Bishop Ford in Brooklyn and also become president of the Catholic High School Athletic Association.
• Rich Tricarico, CHSAA: Along with Nash, Tricarico is credited with the modernization of operations in the CHSAA.
• Gary Vail, Windsor: He coached his teams to 423 wins and become widely known as a featured speaker at clinics and programs.
• Peter Weishan, Salamanca: In a career spanning 43 seasons, Weishan's teams won 423 games in Section 6, where he also served three decades on the boys basketball committee.
Coming Tuesday: Count me among the observers who will be very interested to hear what the National Federation of State High School Associations has to say tomorrow when it unveils its draft criteria for how they will approve recruiting events in June run by state high school associations under the new system prompted by the Condoleeza Rice-led NCAA commission earlier in 2018.
The forthcoming changes in the NCAA recruiting calendar are fallout from the FBI investigation of bribery in college basketball and the arrest a year ago of 10 people, including four Division 1 assistant coaches.
"The National Federation holds the key," St. Joe's coach Phil Martelli, who serves on the Subcommittee for Non-Scholastic Basketball and also on the Men's Basketball Oversight Committee, told blogger Adam Zagoria. "(The NFHS) is going to put out a template, they're going to pass it to every state in the country.
"They're going to say, you have to have medical coverage, you have to have separate seating for college coaches. Everything will go from the National High School Federation